Monday, August 31, 2009

Japanese Female Wrestling - Ladies of Hustle part 6

And continuing on with the ladies of the Japanese wrestling promotion Hustle.....

Erica - japanese wrestler

Remember what I said earlier about what they did to Awesome (Amazing) Kong?
Well look at what they did to her friend and mentor Aja Kong.
They used her real name Erica, but they basically changed everything else.
She and Margaret held the HUSTLE Super Tag Team Championship at one time.
That is until they were beaten by Team 3D (yes, Brother Ray and Brother Devon, who probably fit right in at Hustle. I wonder if they did their old ECW gimmick there?)
The match they were in was a three way tag team, and the other team was Mark Jindrak and Matt Morgan.

Jaguar Y - japanese wrestlers

Jaguar Y
And here is another Joshi legend that wrestled in Hustle, Jaguar Yokota.
Underneath the cute kitty make up is a woman that is considered one of the greatest female wrestlers of all time.
She wrestled as a heel for the Monster faction.

Suzuki Hiroko - japanese woman wrestling

Suzuki Hiroko
Here is another lady you might recognize from the WWE.
Hiroko used to be on WWE's SmackDown! as the valet for her husband Kenzo Suzuki.
She kept up with that in Hustle, before becoming the General Manager and turning on Kenzo.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Japanese Female Wrestling - Ladies of Hustle part 5

More of the ladies of Hustle.....

Karate Girl (or simply) KG debuted with Hustle in 2008.
She had a feud with her former tag team partner Chie because of a mess up during a tag team match.

Chie was KG's partner and she debuted with Hustle in 2005.
It's said that she has an amateur wrestling background.
Chie retired from wrestling in 2009 to get married.

Francoise is no stranger to this blog. She debuted with Hustle in February of 2009 as the girlfriend of former WWE star Lance Cade.
Francoise may have been brought in to replace the departing Yinling who will probably get a whole entry to herself.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Japanese Female Wrestling - Ladies of Hustle part 4

Blanca X
Except for her looking like a female version of Speed Racer's brother, Racer X and holding an electric toothbrush (?) I dont know anything about Blanca X.
Other than even with the mask on, she looks kinda familiar.

Aoki Hiroko
Again I got nothing.
Is this possibly Japanese bikini model Yuko Aoki?

The last Hustle worker I know nothing about.
It looks kinda like she stole Candice Michelle's old fairy wand.
Or maybe Candice stole hers?

Friday, August 21, 2009

Japanese Female Wrestling: Ladies of Hustle part 3

Back to our "Ladies of Hustle" we have some more Japanese female wrestlers that aren't really Japanese.

Caiya-japanese girls wrestling

Caiya (Carolyn Kawasaki) was born in Chicago, but she is a gaijin tarento (talent) that like many of our celebrities is famous for being...famous.
She's an actress. she has released four books and a jewelry line, but she's included here because of her time as a wrestler.
Yes wrestler.
Caiya (as she is known in Japan) wanted to become a wrestler because she loved the WWE divas.
She had matches against Giant Silva and also Tajiri.
Yes, 7 foot 2 inch Giant Silva and the "Japanese Buzzsaw"Tajiri.
Caiya made her pro wrestling debut at Hustle Aid.
At Hustle Aid 2006, she tag teamed with Naoya Ogawa (Olympic judo champion, pro wrestler and MMA fighter) to take on Giant Silva (again) and Giant Vabo.
Silva and Vabo won.

Wild HAKAIYA-japanese pro wrestling

She was known as Wild HAKAIYA in Hustle, but you may know her as Trenesha Biggers, Panther Claw, Black Barbie or TNA Knockout Rhaka Khan.
I really don't see why this 6'2, 116 pound amazon isnt more popular.
Okay, aside from all that Kurt Angle stuff and the other assorted craziness.

Margaret-japanese women wrestling
And yes this is the powerful, imposing, 6'1, 272 pound Kia Stevens, better known as Amazing Kong or TNA Knockout Awesome Kong.
In Hustle she was known as Margaret.
Quite a change from her usual Xena-like battle garb isnt it?
(Wait till you see what they did to her friend and mentor Aja Kong!)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ayako Hamada Finally at


I'm interrupting the Women of Hustle series to let everyone know that Ayako Hamada has finally been acknowledged on the TNA homepage.
You can read a press release about her from TNA here:

It looks like TNA will call her just "Hamada".

Just thought I'd pop in with that since a lot of people have been wondering when she'd actually show up.
Now if I can just forgive them for that Cody Deaner crap......

Monday, August 17, 2009

Japanese Female Wrestling: More of the Ladies of Hustle

Cynthia Moreno-japanese women wrestling

Luchadora Cynthia Moreno also wrestled for Japanese wrestling promotion Hustle.
Of course Cynthia comes from a big wrestling family including Luchadores Alfonso Moreno (her father) and El Oriental (her brother) and her sisters Luchadoras Esther Moreno, Alda Moreno and Rossy Moreno.

Dump Matsumoto-japanese girl wrestling

Before retiring, Joshi legend Dump Matsumoto worked for Hustle as well.

 Ayako Hamada-wrestling

I told you Ayako Hamada would show up again, and here she is as heel Dokuron Z (or Dokron Z).
Isn't that La Parka in the background?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Japanese Female Wrestling: Hustle

Pro wrestling in Japan has always been different.
But it doesn't get much different than the Japanese wrestling promotion Hustle.
They used to call the WWE a soap opera with chair shots.
Well imagine the WWE on acid.
You have a pretty good idea of Hustle.

But even as wild as Hustle is, it has had it's share of great wrestlers in their ring.
Some of the female wrestlers are not well known, but some are down right legends.
And some..well you might get a kick seeing what they look(ed) like in Hustle......

Yes, that's legendary Lucha Libre and Joshi star Ayako Hamada as Arisin Z.
This is the first, but not the last time she'll pop up on this list.

Fabi Apache-japanese wrestling
And yes another Lucha Libre star, Fabi Apache.
Doesn't look like Hustle remade Fabi much.

Devil Masami-japanese female wrestlers
Although she's retired now, legendary Japanese female wrestler Devil Masami worked for Hustle under the name Madama Devil.

You can check out Hustle's homepage (In Japanese)here:

To be continued......

Monday, August 10, 2009

Japanese Female Wrestling - Jaguar Yokota

Jaguar YokotaHere is a picture of legendary joshi puroresu star Jaguar Yokota.
This also was posted by hugo999 at the Box y Lucha forum, again showing Japanese womens wrestling's appeal.

In her prime, Jaguar was considered one of the best wrestlers in the world, male or female.
And she held the belts to prove it.
She held the All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling (AJW) All Japan Junior Championship, the AJW All Japan Singles Championship, the World Women's Wrestling Association (WWWA) World Tag Team Championship (with Ayumi Hori), the WWWA World Singles Championship twice, the NWA International Tag Team Championship (with Hitomi Okumura), the Universal Wrestling Association (UWA) World Women's Championship, the TWF World Women's Title, the TWF World Women's Tag Team Championship (with Yuko Kosugi) and the AWF Women's Championship.
And in 1996, Jaguar Yokota was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Japanese Female Wrestler Devil Masami

Devil Masami, female wrestling

Here is an old picture I found of legendary Japanese female wrestler Devil Masami on the Box y Lucha forum posted by hugo999.
Masami had a long joshi career that spanned from 1978 to her retirement in 2008.
And as you can see, her fame wasn't limited to just Japan.

Devil was the All Japan Women's Pro Wrestling (AJW) Champion, the WWWA World Heavyweight Champion, the AAAW Singles Champion and held the AAAW Tag Team Championship with Aja Kong, the JWP Open Weight Singles Champion, and the JWP Tag Team Champion three times with Dynamite Kansai, Hikari Fukuoka and Cutie Suzuki.
She was also inducted into the AJW Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in 1996.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Manami Toyota Takes on Everybody!

Manami Toyota

This is one of the most amazing joshi puroresu matches I have ever seen.
It was posted on YouTube by nagashimark with credits to DoubleMiz and Uncle Oni.

In this match, Manami Toyota takes on every girl on the AJW roster.
Yes, that's right, every girl on the AJW roster.
Some of the wrestlers she takes on are Takako Inoue, Aja Kong, Mima Shimoda and Mariko Yoshida.
Can you see a WWE Diva or TNA Knockout doing this?
Okay, maybe Beth Phoenix or Awesome Kong.

This is only part one of the match, and I would love to know the set up behind this.
Did Manami do something wrong?

Anyway, here is part one....

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