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]

Ring name Notes
Alex Lee Freelancer
Asuka
Ayako Hamada Wave Tag Team Champion
Fairy Nipponbashi Osaka Joshi Pro Wrestling
Hikaru Shida Freelancer
Hiroe Nagahama
Kaho Kobayashi Also signed to Asuka Project
Kyoko Kimura Freelancer
Kyusei Sakura Hirota Freelancer
Mika Iida
Misaki Ohata
Moeka Haruhi
Rina Yamashita Osaka Joshi Pro Wrestling
Ryo Mizunami
Sawako Shimono Osaka Joshi Pro Wrestling
Sumire Natsu
Tsukasa Fujimoto Ice Ribbon
Yuki Miyazaki Freelancer
Yumi Ohka
Yuu Yamagata Wave Single Champion
Wave Tag Team Champion

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 Yuu Yamagata 1 December 27, 2015 215 Ayako Hamada
Wave Tag Team Championship Las Aventureras
(Ayako Hamada and Yuu Yamagata)
3 October 30, 2015 273 Plus Minus 2015
(Mio Shirai and Misaki Ohata)

Annual tournaments[edit]

Tournament Last winner Last held Type Created Notes
Catch the Wave Ryo Mizunami June 5, 2016 Openweight 2009 An annual round-robin tournament held from late-April to early August.
Dual Shock Wave Las Aventureras
(Ayako Hamada and Yuu Yamagata)
October 30, 2015 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 Hikaru Shida December 27, 2015 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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