After a long, quiet period without any news, Tokyo Women’s Wrestling held a press conference today in the Dropkick Bar to announce its pre-debut plans as well as introduce three new trainees. But first, Tetsuya Koda announced that NOZOMI had resigned from the promotion. NOZOMI was the first and until recently only woman attached to the project since its formation earlier this year. She was not in attendance but did leave a message that Koda read out. According to NOZOMI, she joined the organisation so that she would someday get to be in the ring with her brother Takashi Dai. When Dai left DDT in October due to his injuries, NOZOMI no longer had any reason she wanted to stay with the company. NOZOMI will continue to wrestle and she apologised to everyone for her decision to leave.
Koda moved on and announced that Tokyo Women’s Wrestling will begin holding pre-debut events in Akihabra once a month starting in January. The events will consist of public training sessions and exhibition matches. He then introduced the three new trainees Kanna Shinmei, Chikage Kiba and Miyu Yamashita.
Kanna became a wrestling fan when she watched Tiger Mask Vs Dynamite Kid matches on a DVD she borrowed from a friend. She wishes to learn the same “godlike technique” and become strong. She is now a fan of Dragon Gate, Freedoms, K-DOJO and DDT. Her current favorite wrestlers are Ken Ohka and DJ Nira. She wants to become a power fighter like Daisuke Sekimoto.
Chikage is a fan of martial arts in general. She knows sambo and karate and often trains in self defence classes. She is a fan of the DEEP MMA promotion and All Japan Pro Wrestling. Her favorite fighters are Yuichiro Nagashima and Mizuto Hirota. Her hobby is cosplay and she often attends such events with friends. Recently she has dressed up as Vocaloid characters.
Miyu had trained in martial arts since she was a child but her real dream is to become an idol. She auditioned for groups in the past but never passed them. She was introduced to Tokyo Women’s Wrestling by MIKAMI and her goal is to now become a pop singing and dancing pro wrestler. She loves Atsuko Maeda, formerly of AKB48.
All three were asked about NOZOMI’s resignation. Shinmei said it felt like a large presence had now disappeared. She is nervous but thinks that is a good thing. Kiba said it was very unfortunate but she is motivated to work hard and possibly become best friends with the other trainees. Yamashita didn’t give much of an answer.
Tokyo Women’s Wrestling will continue searching for more trainees. They are looking for physically and mentally healthy women aged between 15 to 25 years old.