Friday, December 10, 2010

Ayako Hamada Gone From TNA

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On Monday, December 6th, 2010, TNA Wrestling released Ayako Hamada.
Ayako (or Hamada as TNA was billing her) was one half of the current TNA Knockout Tag Team Champions along with Taylor Wilde.
Of course her release is not that much of a surprise.
TNA acted like they really had no idea what to do with Ayako (who has over twelve years experience in the ring).
In January 2010, she teamed with Awesome Kong and defeated Taylor Wilde and Sarita to win the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Titles.
Then Kong left the company and they were stripped of the belts.
Ayako only showed up now and then until she and Taylor Wilde beat The Beautiful People (Velvet Sky and Lacey Von Erich), winning the Knockout Tag Titles once again.
That match was Ayako's first time on television in four months.

I suppose this is another phenominal misuse of talent that we can lay at the feet of Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff.
Way to drive the Knockouts division into the ground guys.

Well Ayako has already worked for SHIMMER Women Athletes and Jersey All Pro Wrestling while she was working for TNA (God knows she had enough time), so we still may see her up here North of the border.
If not, I'm sure Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion (AAA) in Mexico would love to have her back.

And just for the heck of it, here are two greats, Ayako Hamada and Mima Shimoda going at it from back in 2000.
Posted of course by DoubleMiz

Ayako Hamada Gone From TNA, posted to on December 11th, 2010

1 comment:

Randall said...

I'm a TNA fan, maybe even an apologist at times, and even I have to admit this broke my heart. The amazing thing to me is, with the kinds of matches they're putting at the top of their TV cards [Mickie/Tara in a cage?], the work horse of a woman with mad skills and a willingness to moonsault through tables like she's the attractive reincarnation of Terry Funk [I know Terry's not dead, forgive me] is a head scratcher.

So man, this disappointed me. Disappointed me hard.

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