Friday, April 13, 2007

Kyoko Inoue - Japanese Female Wrestling

Kyoko Inoue - Japanese Female Wrestling
Ring name(s)Kyoko Inoue
Billed height 166 cm (5'3")
Billed weight 95 kg (209 lbs)
Born April 22, 1969
Trained by Jaguar Yokota
Wrestling Debut October 10, 1988 versus Takako Inoue

Kyoko Inoue is a Japanese female professional wrestler. She has held the WWWA World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship three times, and is the first woman to win a men's title in Japan. She is also the founder of the joshi promotion NEO Japan. Kyoko Inoue was trained by famous Japanese wrestler, Jaguar Yokota.

For most of the 1990s Inoue wrestled for the All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling promotion, where she held both the top singles title (the WWWA World Heavyweight Championship) and the top tag title (the WWWA World Tag Team Championship). On January 20, 1997, Inoue achieved the so-called AJW Triple Crown when, already in possession of the WWWA Championship, she won the unified All Pacific Championship and IWA World Women's Championship, and then unified them with the WWWA Championship. She vacated her titles on May 11, 1997, after a defense against Kaoru Ito went to a sixty-minute draw.

Later in 1997, Inoue left AJW and started the NEO Japan Ladies' Wrestling promotion. NEO held its first card on January 9, 1998. Kyoko made history in February of 2000 by winning the WEW Tag Team Championship with Kodo Fuyuki. This made her the first known woman to win a men's title in a Japanese pro wrestling promotion.

All Japan Women's Pro-WrestlingAJW Champion (1 time)
Japan Grand Prix (1991)
WWWA World Heavyweight Champion (3 times)
WWWA World Tag Team Champion (4 times) - with Takako Inoue (4)
Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling
WEW Tag Team Champion (1 time) - with Hiromichi Fuyuki
TWF World Women's Champion (2 times)
NWA Pacific Women's Champion (2 times)
Wrestling Observer Newsletter
1995 Match of the Year (vs Manami Toyota)

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