She earned the locker room nickname of "Mummy" for a reason! I don't know of anyone who's worked with more pain and injury, holding herself together out of love for what she does and sheer force of will like Akira Hokuto.
And I still giggle a bit whenever I watch the match between her and Medusa at Bash at the Beach...she was stiff without being unsafe and taught a clinic in that match about how to be a dominate heel without making it an all-out squash.
And mark-out to the hag mask!
Honestly, I think she is one of those rare cases where there is a perfect blending of both style and substance...Bull Nakano comes close, and Aja Kong closer still, but IMO, there really are none better than Akira.
As one who tends to favor the faces (at least in joshi) Akira is so awesome that she is an unabashed exception to prove the rule!
Maybe when I get caught up on other things, I'll go on more at length about the awesomeness that is Hokuto, but right now, I've got other things I need to do