Saturday, February 10, 2007

Kyoko Inoue

Name Kyoko Inoue
Real name Kyoko Inoue
Name history Kyoko Inoue
Birth date April 22, 1969 - Nanyou City, Japan
Professional wrestling debut:October 10, 1988 - Tokyo, Japan
Height 5'3"/166 cm
Weight 209 lbs/95 kg
Signature moves Niagara Driver, Spidernest STF, Lariat, Giant Swing
Titles: AJW Singles Champion, IWA World Singles Champion (2), NEO Tag Team Champion (w/ Etsuko Mita), NEO Singles Champion (2), NWA Pacific Women's Champion (2), TWF Singles Champion (2), WEW Six-Man Tag Team Champion (w/ Kodo Fuyuki & Chocoball Mukai), WEW Tag Team Champion (w/ Kodo Fuyuki), WWWA All Pacific Champion (3), WWWA Tag Team Champion (w/ Takako Inoue), WWWA World Singles Champion

Kyoko Inoue is a Japanese female professional wrestler. She has held the WWWA World Heavyweight Championship three times, and is the first woman to win a men's title in Japan. She is also the founder of the joshi promotion NEO Japan. Kyoko Inoue was trained by famous Japanese wrestler, Jaguar Yokota.

For most of the 1990s Inoue wrestled for the All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling promotion, where she held both the top singles title (the WWWA World Heavyweight Championship) and the top tag title (the WWWA World Heavyweight Championship). On January 20, 1997, Inoue achieved the so-called AJW Triple Crown when, already in possession of the WWWA Championship, she won the unified All Pacific Championship and IWA World Women's Championships, and then unified them with the WWWA Championship. She vacated her titles on May 11, 1997, after a defense against Kaoru Ito went to a sixty-minute draw.

Later in 1997, Inoue left AJW and started the NEO Japan Ladies' Wrestling promotion. NEO held its first card on January 9, 1998. Kyoko made history in February of 2000 by winning the WEW Tag Team Championship with Kodo Fuyuki. This made her the first known woman to win a men's title in a Japanese pro wrestling promotion.

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