DEAN Posted January 21 Share Posted January 21 Aja Kong/ Emi Sakura vs Chie Koishikawa/ Yuna Mizumori- Choco Pro- 2/28/2021: I first saw Aja Kong a few months after WE GOT THE INTERNET! The internet was WONDROUS. RSWP was a USENET board and it was insane. You kids today don't understand how the world worked before 1995 for most of us. It was all about watching TV and reading magazines and listening to cds and records. I think we had just gotten a VCR. I remember going to RSPW on a text based browser- because there wasn't much pictures on the internet and if there were, it would take 5 minuted to download. I had had a LITTLE exposure to Japanese wrestling from the WCW New Japan Supershow. I remember me and my little brother digging Hase and Kensuke Sasaki, I remember my brother going, "Northern Lights Suplex" and it sounded so exotic and cool. Then I went to college in 1984 and I remember Joe Pedecino showing a I'm guessing UWFi match on Pro Wrestling This Week. There was also like two weeks where a UHF station in Richmond was showing All Japan Women and I remember seeing a very young Bull Nakano. It was strange. But that was pretty much it. The Great Muta came into the NWA and then he left. Jyushin Thunder Lyger came into the NWA for a few weeks. SO! When I got on RSPW, I discovered that there were a LOT of wrestling fans. It was strange because me and my friends dug Ric Flair and the Four Horsemen, but you never really thought about anybody else digging wrestling- especially in other places in America. It was so strange. I kept reading a few names popping up. Stan Hansen and Steve Williams wrestled in Japan. Hmmm. I heard of them and dug them when I went to see them at the Richmond Coliseum. Steve Williams had just won the Triple Crown and I was surprised because I just knew him as the UWF champion and he wrestled midcard in NWA. I kept seeing the name Misawa pop up and everybody was raving about how great he was. SO I ordered a tape from a guy who lived near me on RSPW and it was a best 1995 set. I also got Dave Scherer's compilation that had Misawa/Jumbo Tsuruta Bleeding Ear 1992 and I was HOOKED! On the best of 1995, was Aja Kong versius Dynamite Kansai three of four different times and these matches were FUCKING EPIC! I had seen maybe 15 womens wrestling matches in my life up to this point. If you haven't seen them,go watch them. It is Aja assuming role of VADER and Dynamite Kansai assuming the role of a somehow STIFFER VADER. I was completely hooked on Japanese women's wrestling from that point on. I had to adjust to the strangeness of Japanese women's wrestling. I watched Akira Hokuto and Shinobu Kandori and I was shocked by the fact that women were bleeding! I learned that Japanese women's wrestling was it's own world. It wasn't a yearly match to switch up the card like a midget match or a battle royal. This was a complete wrestling company, competing for wrestling audience share, and running state of the art wrestling matches. Beck when I first got into Japanese women's wrestling EVERY new move came from women first. They had to be twice as innovative because they were women in a man's sport. It was awesome. But Aja Kong was the best wrestler in the world for a few years and it was amazing. The first time I ever saw Emi Sakura was when she showed on an All Japan Women's card as Emo Motokawa and we all flipped out because she had a spit curl and was adorable and did a more Lucha Libre style that stuck out. I then I would see five minutes of her matches at the beginning of IWA cards as my tape collection started taking over my life. I've seen Yuna Mizumori once- wrestling Emi Sakura in her match leaving Gatoh Move and that was the same card that had the first time I saw Chie Koishikawa, tagging against Mei Saruga and Haruka Umesaki. I was noticing that Chie was going to be the next star to come out of Choco Pro but I haven't really seen either of these gals since. In this match Hagane Shinno is our referee! Aja Kong is way past her prime but will still lay it in, just not like she would when she was wrestling Yumiko Hotta in 1996. If you go to cagematch.net, it says that Emi Sakura has wrestled over 2200 matches! Jesus Christ! Yuna attacks Aja with some flowers. I remember Aja Kong taking a Die Hard Kansai. So I guess it's good that she has slowed down. This is fun. 1 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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