Rest in peace Hana Kimura

This post deals with the subject of suicide, harassment, and abuse. If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts please try contacting a suicide crisis center in you country. Apologies if this post isn’t written very cohesively, this is the first time I’ve written a long-form obituary before and dealt with some self doubt on if…

Jackie Sato vs Rimi Yokota: Beauty ends

February 25, 1981/Showa 56 At quick glance it’s easy to tell that this will be an important title match for the immediate future but this match is also a major changing of the guard for AJW from their first stars to the eventual rise of some of the biggest wrestlers of the new decade. I’ll…

My thoughts on Bushiroad buying Stardom

At the time this post goes up former Ice Ribbon member, Giulia, and Stardom are in an awkward position that pissed off some of their fellow wrestlers and promoters. With the Bushiroad acquisition bringing a new context to this situation it makes the whole thing stink more, someone probably tipped Giulia off that this purchase…

The Wrestlers: Japan’s Finest Wrestlers

Early last month Viceland uploaded an episode of their wrestling documentary series that focuses on World Wonder Ring Stardom, one of the most popular active joshi wrestling companies. When I first got wind that a documentary on Stardom was happening in 2017 I was worried about how the company and sport itself was going to…

Hey y’all

It’s ya girl, Alex, back at it again with writing reviews and sharing my general thoughts about Japanese women’s pro wrestling (hereafter to just be called joshi to save time and space) in a more suitable format than off the cuff twitter threads. I’m a former co-host of two short-lived women’s wrestling podcasts from Squared…