LCO (Akira Hokuto, Mima Shimoda, & Etsuko Mita) vs Eagle Sawai, Harley Saito, & Miki Handa: Hateration

January 24, 1993/Heisei 4 Current joshi wrestling across the board is great and one promotion is arguably the best Japanese promotion of the pandemic era in regardless of gender. Stardom’s change in house style was enough to finally impress enough Tokyo Sports writers that a women’s match was nominated for the publication’s Match of the…

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…

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…