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Pacific Rim: History of Japanese women's wrestling


In honor of the first-ever women's main event at WrestleMania, it's a women's wrestling-centric episode of Pacific Rim.

Fumi Saito and I talk about Asuka's future. Will she team with Io Shirai & Kairi Sane on the main roster? Plus, the controversy between Bea Priestley and Manami Toyota over the use of the Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex. Fumi discusses the forgotten tradition of wrestlers asking for a blessing before using a signature move in the ring.

We also cover the long history of women's wrestling in Japan from the beginning around 1948 to The Beauty Pair, The Crush Girls, Bull Nakano, and Stardom. We preview American Dream 2019, Stardom's iPPV on April 5 in NYC. Fumi and I are the commentary team for the show.

This is our last episode until WrestleMania weekend. Be sure to follow us on Twitter: @fumihikodayo and @jimvalley to keep up with everything we'll be doing in New York.  

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