A grand start to what’s to come in the vid forecast……a top ten to one of THE greatest wrestling organizations to EVER exist.
Zen Nihon Joshi Puroresu (nicknamed Zenjo) was the shining star of women’s wrestling since the 1980’s. It consistently brought in great viewings on Japanese television sets. And with the increasing popularity of legends such as the Beauty Pair (Jackie Sato & Maki Ueda) and the Crush Gals (Chigusa Nagayo & Lioness Asuka) EVERYONE wanted to become a wrestler.
And with the aid of amazing trainer/wrestler Jaguar Yokota and others, future star wrestlers such as Akira Hokuto, Aja Kong, Manami Toyota, Mariko Yoshida, Kyoko Inoue, Megumi Kudo, Mima Shimoda, Etsuko Mita, and MANY MANY MORE came about. AJW consistently put out great to classic matches and shows and solidified its place in wrestling history.
Unfortunately, due to financial decisions, the formation of new promotions and competition, and the loss of several key stars, AJW was eventually forced to close its doors in 2005.
But that doesn’t mean that we STILL can’t revel in its massive libraries of great matches constantly rediscovered and thus here’s a top ten of what I considered the best finishers from amazing ladies throughout its legendary era.