Is Kairi Hojo the best female wrestler in the world right now?
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We're talkiing about the kind of wrestling the fucking board is dedicated to.
Take your off topic ronda shit to /b/
>We're talkiing about the kind of wrestling the fucking board is dedicated to.
But anon, this board also includes freestyle wrestling, and greco-roman wrestling, as well as other grappling arts like Judo, BJJ and MMA.
We were here first.
Don't watch enough Joshi to make an informed opinion, but as far as North Americans go, Gail is the GOAT
but she is yo
So how do I get into Stardom? What are their best wrestlers and what PPVs should I watch? My only contact with japanese female wrestling are some Kana matches I watched when I heard about her signing and they were really good.
The top stars of Stardom are Io Shirai, Kairi Hojo, Mayu Iwatani, and Act Yasukawa.
Io Shirai is the ace of the company, their Tanahashi or John Cena if you will. The top star. She's a high flyer with high stamina who has never been gassed in her entire life. Kairi Hojo is the skilled underdog everyone loves. She's also a pirate and has a killer elbow drop. She's amazing at selling a beating.
Act Yasukawa is an outrageous drunken samurai that everyone loves, but not especially skilled in the ring. Mayu is Randy Orton. Whether or not you think that's a good thing is up to you.
Stardom's World Championship is currently held by Meiko Satomura, a highly regarded veteran from the Sendai Girls promotion. She is not a part of Stardom, and she took their championship, so Stardom is currently in a rivalry with Sendai Girls, trying to reclaim their championship.
Stardom is easy enough to follow, as they tape shows regularly and it gets uploaded to dailymotion usually.
Here's a good match between Kairi Hojo and the current champ.
Isn't that a girl that got in a shoot fight with a big gorilla that left her bleeding? I heard she also had some dangerous shit in her eye and has overall pretty poor health or something. I don't like getting invested into wrestlers that are near their retirement, it makes me sad cause I couldn't grab them in their prime.
Also, I've heard that apart of wrestling, Stardom does shit like gravure photo shoots and stuff like that kind of like japanese idols, is that true?
Act Yasukawa did indeed get shoot beat up by another wrestler who has since retired. Act already had a number of health problems, including being blind in one eye due to Grave's Disease, being rendered infertile due to Grave's Disease treatments, and generally having a weak body. In that fight, her surgically repaired eye was specifically targeted for attack by Yoshiko (the woman she was wrestling) and broke her orbital. Left her a swollen and bloodly mess.
But she overcame all of that for her love of wrestling. She powered through all that and returned to the ring. She trained hard, bulked up, and I don't think she's retiring any time soon. She really loves wrestling. Her story and perseverance are what draw a lot of people to her in addition to her outrageous character. If she was actually amazing at wrestling too, she could be the biggest star ever. But she's only okay.
And as you can see in this thread >>766456
Stardom does indeed to gravure stuff.
I don't know if to start with the wrestling or the photo shoots.
The most attractive feature of any woman is her workrate.
>Stardom does shit like gravure photo shoots and stuff like that
Boy, do they.
>broke her orbital
Yeesh. That happened to me and it was probably the most painful injury on my life (it actually happened while yardtarding, lel). Fuck Yoshiko; she deserves to get blacklisted from women's wrestling.
Makes me furious to think that bitch got to be in anime since she's such a psychopath.
It's called Wanna Be the Strongest in the World. It was about an idol who gets goaded into becoming a wrestler to prove she's tough.
Like a lot of modern anime, it's meant to pander to super horny people, so it's basically already porn. Every match is the protagonist being put in Boston Crabs and various holds while she moans with her boobs practically busting out of her singlet.
Idk what the first row means as I don't recognize the kanji, but the second row is 来たよ! which basically means 'came'.
Although because the first row has the て-verb ending, the 来た is most likely just a verb conjugation, expressing that something has happened that is still continuing.
So really I have no clue what the fuck it says but I figured I might as well explain why I have no clue what it says.
so we agree she's the best
Kairi Hojo always has time for pictures with her fans.
Don't worry about it.
I watched men's Japanese wrestling for years and you literally never need to know what the commentary is saying. Their emotions carry through highly (they get really excited for nearfalls) and 95% of moves in Japanese are called in Engrish (Suplex = "Surprexu", clothesline/lariat "lariato") so if you primarily listen to commentary to hear move names, well, there it is.
Japanese wrestling (in general) tends to use in-ring storytelling as its medium instead of massive promos, backstage or in-ring segments, and usually the answer to "why are these two fighting" is no more complicated than "this guy doesn't like that guy, so now they're fighting" or "this guy has this belt and that guy wants it," or at best, "this guy beat the fuck out of the other guy last match so he's pissed." So you never have to worry much about being "lost" in the storyline because the commentators don't need to explain the backstory.
Bring back the baddest motherfucker in the land. New Jack/Yoshiko tag when?
lmao act waifufag end yourself. yoshiko is the baddest fucker in the land.
They're the best in promoting, which makes them the most watched. In the same vein as WWE. They have the most exposure, but are not necessarily the best wrestling show.
I don't know what I'd call the best. I don't watch them enough. I like WAVE, which is mostly comedy wrestling. Oz Academy is pretty good. Sendai Girls might become the best though.
She can do psychology when she wants to. And when she does, I think she's great at it. But there is nothing wrong with popping the marks with lots of flips. Also, she's at her best when she's working heel.
> talking to WWE divas fanboy
> says he wants to see real wrestling where women are given the spotlight
> show him joshi
> "Wow they wrestle like men, that's awful!"
You're right. It's someone better.
The type of "wrestling fans" that boo a fluid and exciting chain wrestling sequence, just like "MMA fans" who think ground grappling is just homoerotic hugging. Though I think it's more of an American thing; if it isn't fast and flashy, the innate ADD most of its population possesses kicks in.
Never forget this /asp/. Never forget.