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Pacific Rim: Debbie Malenko on life in All Japan Women's Wrestling


This week on the Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling podcast, we talk with co-host Fumi Saito's good friend Debbie Malenko.

Trained by Professor Boris Malenko, Debbie was talented enough that he allowed her to take the Malenko name. Not long after wrestling school, she was off to Japan to compete for the legendary All Japan Women's company. She was there at the beginning of the Japanese women's wrestling boom, so if you want to learn more about Japanese culture and what it was like to continually train and work all over the country, this is the show for you.

Hear about her time and experiences working with Bull Nakano, Akira Hokuto, Kyoko Inoue, Mariko Yoshida, language barriers, and a stern lecture she got for doing the unthinkable: talking with Dave Meltzer.

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