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Joshi Stars Heading to SHIMMER in April

SHIMMER has announced that they have secured four Joshi stars to compete at their April tapings in a co-signed deal with Jersey All Pro Wrestling. Read the press release below:

Management of both SHIMMER – WOMEN ATHLETES and the JERSEY ALL PRO WRESTLING WOMEN’S DIVISION are proud to announce the addition of four of the top young female professional wrestlers from Japan to our upcoming live events.

Freelance star AYUMI KURIHARA, as well as S-Ovation Co. Ltd. talents HIROYO MATSUMOTO, MISAKI OHATA, and TOMOKA NAKAGAWA will make their United States debuts on events promoted by both SHIMMER and JAPW during the month of April 2010.

These four joshi puroresu athletes will participate in SHIMMER’s Vols. 29-32 tapings on Saturday, April 10th and Sunday, April 11th at the Berwyn Eagles Club, 6309 26th Street, in Berwyn, IL. Bell time on 4/10 is 2pm, and bell time on 4/11 is 1pm. Visit www.SHIMMERwrestling.com for tickets. General admission seating is still available for both days, and a handful of front row tickets still remain for the Sunday, 4/11 event.

They will then head to the east coast to be a part of JERSEY ALL PRO WRESTLING’s card on Saturday, April 17th at The Golden Door Charter School, 180 9th Street, in Jersey City, NJ. Bell time is 7:30pm. Visit www.JAPW.net for further details on the event and ticket information during the coming weeks.

All four women have been a part of S-Ovation’s IBUKI events during recent years, under the guidance of Mariko Yoshida. Additionally, they have also competed on events promoted by companies such as NEO, OZ Academy, JWP, and Sendai Girls’ Pro-Wrestling.

For pictures of the four and more info, follow the cut:

AYUMI KURIHARA – Height: 5’5″ Weight: 126 lbs. Hometown: Mitaka-shi, Tokyo, Japan. Pro Debut: April 2005


HIROYO MATSUMOTO – Height: 5’5″ Weight: 154 lbs. Hometown: Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa, Japan. Pro Debut: July 2006.


MISAKI OHATA – Height: 5’1″ Weight: 119 lbs. Hometown: Sendai City, Miyagi, Japan. Pro Debut: October 2006.


TOMOKA NAKAGAWA – Height: 5’1″ Weight: 128 lbs. Hometown: Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan. Pro Debut: January 2005.

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