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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2007, 02:58:38 PM »
id check that myself too
if hokuto wrestled in wcw, toyota may not be far behind

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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2007, 09:27:56 PM »
I just checked every page of the ECW history at ProWrestlingHistory.com. There is no mention of Manami Toyota.

So I'm thinking this is probably just a burgeoning urban legend, right? Ah-ha... a lot of ECW talent worked FMW shows... and I think there was a lot of footage exchanged and even distributed by FMW where ECW regulars appeared. Manami Toyota has definitely appeared on at least one or two or maybe more FMW shows. It's likely the belief that she has appeared "in ECW" stems from her appearance on something that may have been billed as an "ECW invasion of FMW" show... or the like.

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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2007, 12:13:13 AM »
That probably makes sense.  Or that Heyman said she was going to be there and of course never was.
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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2007, 05:00:11 AM »
I've read on dvdr, in a review I think, (though not about any matches, just that she had been there) that she wrestled in ECW.  I don't know what dates or who against mind.   *give


In December 96 an AJW Fan Club trip to NY included Toyota, Yamada, Shimoda, and Mita. Paul E wanted to run a show with the AJW tag on it, but in his usual disorganized way, he couldn't get a building. Paul E and a couple of his boys came to Itsuki's Go to meet them and take pictures together for the Japanese magazines. Of course I remember where Manami was sittting, but can't even remember who Paul E brought with him.

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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2007, 05:49:28 AM »
...Heyman said she was going to be there and of course never was.
Heyman lore has grown on a lot of things he allegedly planned or wanted to do.
In December 96 an AJW Fan Club trip to NY included Toyota, Yamada, Shimoda, and Mita. Paul E wanted to run a show with the AJW tag on it, but in his usual disorganized way, he couldn't get a building. Paul E and a couple of his boys came to Itsuki's Go to meet them and take pictures together for the Japanese magazines. Of course I remember where Manami was sittting, but can't even remember who Paul E brought with him.
Cool story. Seems like any combination of things could lead someone to just make an amalgamated statement that "Manami Toyota wrestled in ECW."

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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #30 on: October 16, 2007, 06:33:17 AM »
 *livid
that sucks
he made people believe toyota would wrestle in ecw but it never happened
damn it

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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2007, 06:45:12 AM »
*livid
that sucks
he made people believe toyota would wrestle in ecw but it never happened
damn it

I went to Go that night figuring that Itsuki would know where the rumored show was, and was suprised to find LCO and Toyota/Yamada sitting there eating and that the show fell through.

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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2007, 03:21:36 PM »
good for you, ka-to

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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2007, 11:19:10 PM »
Although I  like how toyota's dropkicks look better than anyone, I wholeheartedly agree with you about meiko having the best drop kick after seeing this

Ok I fixed the link, this makes me almost wanna cry for that girl everytime I see this

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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2007, 05:36:42 AM »
just finished saving it to my faves at youtube
thanks a lot

i hope to see more of toyota in the future

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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2007, 11:24:02 AM »
Was the ref Nagashima? it sort of even looked like Momoe.

Im leaning towards Chikayo sicne this IS gaea girls

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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #36 on: October 17, 2007, 11:41:23 AM »
Was the ref Nagashima? it sort of even looked like Momoe.

Im leaning towards Chikayo sicne this IS gaea girls

Deffo nagashima, although I suppose I can see that you could get confused between the two.  Hell, even in the ring they are both tiny wrestlers who take hellacious beatings and show Teh Fighting Spirit.
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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #37 on: October 18, 2007, 05:43:51 PM »
I'd also have to say daizee haze has one of the worst drop kicks I've ever seen. It's especially noticeable in her missile drop kicks. She barely gets any height and has very little extension in her legs.

Also does anyone else think manami toyota hurts herself more from her quebradas than the person she does them to?

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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #38 on: October 18, 2007, 06:39:52 PM »
I'd also have to say daizee haze has one of the worst drop kicks I've ever seen. It's especially noticeable in her missile drop kicks. She barely gets any height and has very little extension in her legs.


you're on the shimmer board, right? Cause I've heard that exact same thing before. lolz.
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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #39 on: October 19, 2007, 12:13:13 AM »
I think, Toyota is a good wrestler. I know her a  long time. She seems the icon of new generation Joshi ( screaming, yelling that Ok  and etc.)

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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #40 on: October 19, 2007, 04:49:55 AM »
i prefer to think of toyota as the icon of zenjo

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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #41 on: October 19, 2007, 05:20:01 PM »
Did she make the straight dropkick famous? because I haven't seen anybody at her time doing it as often as she does but now a lot of the new girls are doing it(including american ones)

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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #42 on: October 20, 2007, 01:14:58 AM »
what do you mean by "straight dropkick" ?

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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #43 on: October 20, 2007, 11:33:11 AM »
the dropkick used in all of lucha where you end up backbumping after impact
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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #44 on: October 20, 2007, 04:18:27 PM »
Where instead of ending the dropkick on their stomach they end up on their back.

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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #45 on: October 21, 2007, 07:07:06 AM »
Thank you for the clarification. Anyway, the straight dropkick was something Itsuki Yamazaki used to do a lot in the 80s. A trademark of hers was to make a very long  and fast series of straight dropkicks that didn't allow the opponent any recovery time. I have also watched on youtube a match where Kanako Nagatomo (who debuted along with Ogura, Nakano and Mika Komatsu) does the same and each time she springs up from the floor with a kip.
So, Manami's not the first, but her dropkicks are outstanding for their height...

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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #46 on: October 21, 2007, 02:20:41 PM »
I knew she wasn't the first but I wondering if she was the one who made them famous, like doing 30 dropkicks on kansai from the dreamslam II match

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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #47 on: October 22, 2007, 05:58:06 AM »
i dont get to notice her dropkicks coz i often notice the japanese ocean suplex and the manami roll

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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #48 on: October 22, 2007, 02:00:14 PM »
Correction: it is known as the "Rolling Cradle".

I agree that Toyota-san, even though she definitely was not the first wrestler to have pioneered the dropkick (in fact, the dropkick had become a common move for wrestlers in the 1980s), delivers one of the best dropkicks ever seen in pro wrestling. It's all in the execution and height she gained as she delievers the manuever and it's always fun to see her use it because it gives the impression that she is going to decapitate her opponents with just one straight dropkick to the cranium.

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Re: Manami Toyota
« Reply #49 on: October 22, 2007, 04:18:41 PM »
finally i was able to know what that finisher was called
thank you for the rolling cradle