Reggie Bennett

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Reggie Bennett
Born (1961-01-24) January 24, 1961 (age 53)[1][2]
San Diego, California[1][2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Big Mo[1]
Reggie Bennett[1]
Billed height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Billed weight 240 lb (110 kg)[1][2]
Billed from Venice Beach, California
Debut 1986[1]
Retired April 3, 2001[1]

Reggie Bennett[1][2] (born January 24, 1961) is an American former professional wrestler. She is best known for her work in joshi puroresu organizations such as All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Bennett began wrestling on the Californian independent circuit in 1986, primarily for the Independent Wrestling Federation, where she won the promotion's Women's Championship three times.[3] Soon after, she was signed to the Ladies Professional Wrestling Association. Bennett participated in the LPWA Japan Title tournament during the February 23, 1992 pay-per-view LPWA Super Ladies Showdown, where she lost by disqualification in the semi-final round.

All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling[edit]

Bennett signed with All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling in 1994 and competed there for several years. Bennett faced Chigusa Nagayo at the Big Egg Wrestling Universe show at the Tokyo Dome on November 20, 1994.[2] She won the IWA World Women's Championship on May 15, 1995, defeating Manami Toyota.[4] She lost the IWA Title later in 1995 to Takako Inoue. Bennett then went on to capture the All Pacific Championship by defeating Mariko Yoshida and then Kaoru Ito in a tournament on June 22, 1996, although she would again lose her title to Takako Inoue.[5][6]

Extreme Championship Wrestling[edit]

On April 12, 1997, Bennett was one of the featured speakers at a banquet honoring Terry Funk. The following night at ECW Barely Legal, she debuted as a member of Raven's Nest, interfering with the World Heavyweight Championship match between Funk and Raven.[7]

Arsion and retirement[edit]

On November 14, 1997, Bennett joined Arsion, forming a villainous faction of American wrestlers with newcomer Jessica Soto, who was billed as Reggie's younger sister Jessica Bennett.[8]

On March 4, 2001, Bennett wrestled her retirement match against Manami Toyota.[2]

Media[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Bennett married a Japanese musician named Kenji Ishihara in August 2000.[2]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Independent Wrestling Federation
    • IWF Women's Championship (3 times)[3]

References[edit]

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