Toshiyo Yamada

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Toshiyo Yamada
Toshiyo yamada.JPG
Yamada in March 2014.
Born (1970-02-27) February 27, 1970 (age 44)
Saitama, Saitama
Professional wrestling career
Billed height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Billed weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Trained by Jaguar Yokota
Debut July 27, 1987
Retired 2004

Toshiyo Yamada (山田 敏代 Yamada Toshiyo?, born February 27, 1970) is a retired Japanese female professional wrestler. In the 1990s, Yamada wrestled for the All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling promotion (AJW).

Career[edit]

A year after her professional wrestling debut in 1987, Toshiyo Yamada was awarded the AJW Junior Championship.[1] She then formed the tag team "Dream Orca" with Etsuko Mita.[2] The team won the All Japan Tag Team Championship in June 1989, but was forced to vacate the titles in March 1990, when Yamada injured her neck.[2] She was told she would never wrestle again, but she worked hard and was able to revive her career. After her return, she toured Mexico with Kyoko Inoue, and later won the WWWA World Tag Team Championship twice with Manami Toyota.[3] In the mid-1990s, she left All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling for the new promotion GAEA Japan. In 2004, she retired due to a serious back injury.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • 5 Star Match (1992) vs. Manami Toyota on August 15
  • 5 Star Match (1993) with Manami Toyota vs. Dynamite Kansai and Mayumi Ozaki on April 11, Dream Slam II, Osaka
  • 5 Star Match (1993) with Manami Toyota vs. Dynamite Kansai and Mayumi Ozaki on December 6
  • Match of the Year (1993) with Manami Toyota vs. Dynamite Kansai and Mayumi Ozaki on April 11, Dream Slam II, Osaka

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Japan: All Japan Women Junior Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 379–380. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ a b c Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Japan: All Japan Women Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 379. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  3. ^ a b Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Japan: All Japan Women WWWA Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 376–377. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  4. ^ "The Best Tag Team League 1991". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2013-03-28.