Reggie Bennett

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Reggie Bennett
Born (1961-01-24) January 24, 1961 (age 62)[1][2]
San Diego, California, U.S.[1][2]
Kenji Ishihara
(m. 2000, divorced)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)
Billed height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Billed weight249 lb (113 kg)[1][2]
Billed fromVenice Beach, California
DebutSeptember 7, 1986[1]
RetiredMarch 4, 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]

Early career (1986–1993)[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 (1993–1996)[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 (1997)[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 (1997–2001)[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]



Personal life[edit]

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

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
2 matches 1 win 1 loss
By knockout 0 0
By submission 1 1
By decision 0 0
By disqualification 0 0
Unknown 0 0
Draws 0
No contests 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1-1 Irina Rodina Submission (armbar) UTT – Women's Vale Tudo Championship Finals August 13, 1996 1 9:47 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1-0 Irma Verhoeff Submission (keylock) UTT – Women's Vale Tudo Championship Opening Round August 12, 1996 1 18:28 Tokyo, Japan


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Cagematch profile".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Online World of Wrestling profile". June 25, 2023.
  3. ^ a b "List of Female Professional Wrestlers and Titles They Have Won".
  4. ^ a b "IWA World Women's Championship history".
  5. ^ a b "All Pacific Championship history".
  6. ^ "All Pacific Title Tournament 1996".
  7. ^ "Raven> match results> April 1997".
  8. ^ "ARSION Promotion History". Archived from the original on February 7, 2012.

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