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Japanese legend to compete in the MYC II

As the Mae Young Classic II takes shape WWE has announced another legend will enter the field.

A joshi power house, Meiko Satomura will participate in this year’s competition.

This is what WWE had to say about her:

Meiko Satomura, a 23-year veteran who is considered the final boss in Japan — the one opponent that every starry-eyed wrestler strives to defeat — is now confirmed for this year’s global tournament, Tokyo Sports reported.

A living legend in the Far East, Satomura began training for the ring in 1994 at age 14. She made her professional debut the following year and stands as one of the few active competitors whose origin dates to Japan’s thunderous women’s wrestling boom in the 1990s. Viewed as a top prospect from day one, Satomura even competed in WCW early in her career. Mentored by Chigusa Nagayo (one-half of the famous Crush Girls tag team), she also trained under catch-wrestling icon Billy Robinson.

Known for her debilitating Death Valley Bomb and explosive Scorpion Rising axe kick, Satomura is a master of Joshi Strong Style (the hard-hitting in-ring style associated with Japanese female wrestlers). As the founder of Sendai Girls Pro Wrestling, she has been a formidable advocate for women’s wrestling.

According to the co-owner of CMCagematch, WWE has been interested in Satomura for some time:

It was first reported in June by Tokoyo Sports that she’d be participating in the tournament.

This brings the total participants for the MYC to 20 stars, including:

Mae Young Classic II tapings will take place on Wednesday, August 8th and Thursday, August 9th from Full Sail Live in Orlando, Florida.

What do you think about this news? Are you excited for Meiko to make her debut? Who do you want to see her face? Sound off in the comments below.

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