Pro Wrestling Wave

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Pro Wrestling Wave
Acronym Wave
Founded August 2007
Style Joshi puroresu
Headquarters Nakano, Tokyo, Japan
Founder(s) Gami (booker)
Yumi Ohka
Tatsuya Takeshi (president)
Owner(s) Zabun Co., Ltd.
Sister Osaka Joshi Pro-Wrestling

Pro Wrestling Wave (プロレスリングWave, Puroresuringu Wave), is a women's professional wrestling, or Joshi Puroresu, promotion created in 2007 after the dissolution and closure of JDStar. The company was formed by Mikiko Futagami, or Gami, former JDStar wrestler Yumi Ohka, and former JDStar booker Tatsuya Takeshi, who assumed the role of President for the new company. The company has had a very slow growth and grassroots rise, and is one of the few women's promotions in Japan to do shows on weekdays.

2010 was the biggest year for Wave, which saw them run Tokyo's Korakuen Hall for the first time, along with their first television broadcast by Samurai! TV, which was also a first. Prior to the show, Wave's shows were (and still are) primarily sold as DVDs.

Gami wrestled her retirement match on December 30, 2013, but remains with the promotion behind the scenes, running it through Zabun, Co., Ltd.

On May 3, 2016, Wave announced it was launching its own internet streaming site, Wave Network, the following month.[1]

Roster[edit]

Ryo Mizunami
Ring name Notes
Alex Lee Freelancer
Asuka Not to be confused with Asuka
Ayako Hamada
Fairy Nipponbashi
Hikaru Shida Freelancer
Hiroe Nagahama
Kaho Kobayashi Also signed to Asuka Project
Kyusei Sakura Hirota Freelancer
Mika Iida
Misaki Ohata
Moeka Haruhi
Nagisa Nozaki
Rina Yamashita
Ryo Mizunami Wave Single Champion
Sawako Shimono Inactive
Sumire Natsu
Tsukasa Fujimoto Ice Ribbon
Yuki Miyazaki Wave Tag Team Champion
Freelancer
Yumi Ohka Wave Tag Team Champion
Yuu Yamagata

Staff[edit]

  • Atsushi Ishiguro (referee)
  • Mikiko Futagami (executive producer)
  • Toshie Uematsu (trainer)

Championships[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held Previous champion(S)
Wave Single Championship Ryo Mizunami 1 December 29, 2016 181 Yuu Yamagata
Wave Tag Team Championship Over Sun
(Yuki Miyazaki and Yumi Ohka)
1
(1, 2)
January 28, 2017 151 Avid Rival
(Misaki Ohata and Ryo Mizunami)

Annual tournaments[edit]

Tournament Last winner Last held Type Created Notes
Catch the Wave Rina Yamashita June 4, 2017 Openweight 2009 An annual round-robin tournament held from late-April to early August.
Dual Shock Wave GReeeeN
(Dynamite Kansai and Rina Yamashita)
October 10, 2016 Tag team 2011 An annual tournament held from September to October. Originally a single-elimination tournament, in 2012 changed to round-robin format.
One Day 6-Person Tag Tournament Kuros
(Mio Shirai, Misaki Ohata and Tsukasa Fujimoto)
November 26, 2014 Six-woman tag team 2013 An annual single-elimination tournament held in November.
Zan-1 Misaki Ohata December 29, 2016 Openweight 2012 An annual tournament, which includes a battle royal, rock-paper-scissors tournament and a fan vote, to determine the number one contender to the Wave Single Championship.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Catch the Wave 2016=Scramble=". Pro Wrestling Wave (in Japanese). Retrieved May 3, 2016. 

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