If you’ve never heard of Manami Toyota before now, I don’t blame you. It’s hard enough keeping track of the male Japanese wrestlers who make waves in the wrestling world. Many wrestling fans’ knowledge of the Japanese scene comes from the imports they send over here.
If your knowledge is limited to the mainstream feds, you’ll only know guys like Keiji Mutoh, TAKA Michinoku, Ultimo Dragon, Yoshihiro Tajiri, Yoshi Tatsu and Masato Tanaka, among others. If you follow the indies though, your knowledge is a bit more broad. KENTA, Kenta Kobashi, Daisuke Sekimoto, Kota Ibushi and Takeshi Morishima have all made appearances in America for ROH and Chikara, with Morishima having won the ROH World Heavyweight Championship.
However, the women have rarely gotten the spotlight they deserved in the States. It’s a propos really, since native women really don’t get a platform to shine ..click here to read more All Japan Women's Wrestling, Chikara Pro Wrestling, Da Soul Touchaz, Eddie Kingston, Independent Wrestling, Manami Toyota, UltraMantis Black, Young Lions Cup