Oz Academy

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Oz Academy
Acronym Oz
Founded June 21, 1998[1]
Style Joshi puroresu
Hardcore wrestling
Headquarters Shinjuku, Tokyo[1]
Founder(s) Mayumi Ozaki[1]
Website Oz-A.com

Oz Academy (OZアカデミー OZ Akademi?) is a Japanese joshi puroresu or women's professional wrestling promotion founded by Mayumi Ozaki. The promotion's full official name is Oz Academy Women's Professional Wrestling (OZアカデミー女子プロレス OZ Akademi Joshi Puroresu?).[1] In addition to the contracted members of the roster, Oz Academy also employs some of the top freelancers in all of joshi puroresu, including Hiroyo Matsumoto, Manami Toyota and Tomoka Nakagawa. The promotion has a television deal with Gaora.[2]

History[edit]

Oz Academy founder Mayumi Ozaki

While working in the Gaea Japan promotion in mid-90s, Ozaki formed the villainous Oz Academy stable with Chikayo Nagashima, Rieko Amano and Sugar Sato, eventually opening a training school under the same name.[3] Oz Academy eventually started promoting sporadic independent events, featuring members of the stable and Ozaki's trainees, with the first event held on June 21, 1998.[1] Following the folding of Gaea Japan in 2005, Ozaki turned Oz Academy into a full promotion with a full schedule of approximately one to two events per month, while also recruiting veteran wrestlers Aja Kong, Dynamite Kansai and Sonoko Kato to serve as the backbone of the promotion.[1][4][5] Oz Academy remained without championships for nearly nine years, before introducing the Oz Academy Openweight Championship in March 2007 and the Oz Academy Tag Team Championship in July 2008.[6][7]

Mayumi Ozaki has always been a focal point of Oz Academy events and storylines, with different variations of her original Oz Academy stable trying to dominate and keep themselves on top of the promotion. The stable has gone under many different names, including D-Fix,[8] Ozaki-gun,[9] Ozaki-gundan,[10] and currently, Seikigun.[11] At the end of each year, Oz Academy allows its fans to vote on different awards, including MVP of the Year, Singles Match of the Year and Tag Team Match of the Year, which are then presented to the winners at the "Best Wizard" award ceremony.[12] Oz Academy is based in Shinjuku, Tokyo and holds most of its events in Shinjuku Face.[1][4] The promotion itself considers the formation of the stable in 1996 as its starting point and celebrated its 20th anniversary on November 13, 2016.[13]

Roster[edit]

Wrestlers[edit]

Ring name Real name Notes
Aja Kong Shishido, ErikaErika Shishido[14]
Akino Akino, MikaMika Akino[15]
Arisa Nakajima Nakajima, ArisaArisa Nakajima[16] JWP Joshi Puroresu
Hikaru Shida Shida, HikaruHikaru Shida[17] Oz Academy Tag Team Champion
Freelancer
Hiroyo Matsumoto Matsumoto, HiroyoHiroyo Matsumoto[18] Oz Academy Openweight Champion
Freelancer
Kagetsu Yukari Ishino[19] Freelancer
Kaho Kobayashi Kaho Kobayashi[20] Asuka Project/Pro Wrestling Wave
Kaori Yoneyama Yoneyama, KaoriKaori Yoneyama[21] Freelancer
Kyusei Sakura Hirota Unknown Freelancer
Manami Toyota Toyota, ManamiManami Toyota[22] Freelancer
Maya Yukihi Unknown Ice Ribbon
Mayumi Ozaki Ozaki, MayumiMayumi Ozaki[23]
Sonoko Kato Kato, SonokoSonoko Kato[24]
Syuri Kondo, SyuriSyuri Kondo[25] Oz Academy Tag Team Champion
Freelancer
Tsubasa Kuragaki Kuragaki, YasukoYasuko Kuragaki[26] Freelancer
Tsukasa Fujimoto Fujimoto, TsukasaTsukasa Fujimoto Ice Ribbon
Yumi Ohka Abe, YumikoYumiko Abe[27] Pro Wrestling Wave

Non-wrestlers[edit]

Ring name Real name Notes
, MioMio Unknown[28] Referee
Police Unknown[29] Manager of Seikigun
Ring Ana Nakamura Hiroyuki Nakamura[30] Ring announcer
Sayuri Kokushō Koda, SayuriSayuri Koda Occasional manager of Seikigun
Sachiko Ito Sachiko Ito[31] Referee

Notable alumni[edit]

Ring name Real name Notes
Ayumi Kurihara Kurihara, AyumiAyumi Kurihara[32] Retired August 4, 2013
Carlos Amano Amano, RiekoRieko Amano[33] Retired August 17, 2014
Chikayo Nagashima Nagashima, ChikayoChikayo Nagashima[34] Resigned on August 23, 2015
Devil Masami Yoshida, MasamiMasami Yoshida[35] Retired December 30, 2008
Dynamite Kansai Suzuki, ChiekoChieko Suzuki[36] Retired December 11, 2016[37]
Hiren Yurie Kaneko[38] Retired November 8, 2011
Kaori Nakayama Kaori Nakayama[39] Retired October 23, 2002
Kaoru Maeda, KaoruKaoru Maeda[40]
Mika Nishio Mika Nishio[41] Retired from wrestling in April 2006, continued working as a manager until March 20, 2016, when she retired due to pregrancy[42][43]
Nao Komatsu Nao Komatsu[44] Injured on December 9, 2012
Ran Yu-Yu Miyaguchi, TomokoTomoko Miyaguchi[45] Retired December 9, 2012
Rie Rie Nakamura
Sugar Sato Toshie Sato[46] Retired June 26, 2005
Takako Inoue Inoue, TakakoTakako Inoue[47]
Tomoka Nakagawa Nakagawa, TomokaTomoka Nakagawa[48] Retired December 4, 2014

Championships[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Date won Days held Previous champion(s)
Oz Academy Openweight Championship Hiroyo Matsumoto November 13, 2016 133 Sonoko Kato
Oz Academy Tag Team Championship Hikaru Shida and Syuri September 11, 2016 196 Kaori Yoneyama and Tsubasa Kuragaki

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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