To gaijin yes, she's overlooked. Not in Japan though, where she's well liked. Just check out the sick amount of ribbons she gets in her Korakuen Hall intros.
She also was only a mid-card freelancer as Emi Motokawa, albeit a solid one.
But remember the old-timer gaijin joshi fans won't give her much credit because *GASP* Ice Ribbon is CREEPY~~!!11
And the idea of training 9 and 10 year old is apparently a huge mistake to these people, despite being supporters of the era where you HAD to retire at 25.
Also, for some reason nobody wants to give her credit for training Ray, Natsuki and IchiMai.
Annnddd...Current joshi puroresu MUST NOT BE GIVEN CREDIT OR PRAISED IN ANY MANNER LESS IT DISTRACTS FROM THE EARLY 90s!!!
IT'S ALL DEAD!!! DEAD I TELL YOU!!!
Anyway, yeah Emi is over like rover in Japan. One Japanese fan told me she was a "politician" when I asked why she was handing out NEO flyers at the BJW show. "So we see her face," he said.
To me that's not being a politician, that being a promoter.