Indy News Update #2 for June 4, 2011
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May 27, 2011:; StoryStick Productions ( and IndyGurlz ( is honored to announce that Kyoko Inoue is coming to the Tri-State area for June 10th – 12th

Inoue, a legend of womens’ wrestling abroad and matriarch of the Joshi artform in Japan, will return to North America for the first time since her brief WWF career in 1995 for multiple events

Her illustrious career, spanning 22 years and 25 titles, began in AJW in 1988 and includes runs in CMLL and the WWF, the unification of the WWWA, IWA and All Pacific titles and was the founder of NEO, the preeminent Joshi fed for nearly a decade. Inoue is also 2nd all time among women in 5 star matches with 4, as chosen by Wrestling Observer Newsletter and participated in the 1995 Womens Match of the Year vs Manami Toyota.

Kyoko will be appearing at multiple events around the area, with Sumie Sakai, one of the most successful Joshi in America, for IndyGurlz, Diana, and Other Promotions in the Tri-State area.

☆Kyoko Inoue☆

Kyoko Inoue was the founder of NEO and is a 22-year veteran of puroresu. She was also the first woman to hold a men’s championship in Japan, winning the WEW Tag Team Championship in FMW in 2000 with Kodo Fuyuki. She also won the WEW World Street Fight 6-Man Tag Team Championship twice. On the joshi side, she competed for All-Japan Women from her debut in 1988 until 1997, when she left to start NEO. In the 1990s she became a All-Japan Women’s Triple Crown Champion by unifying the WWWA Championship, All-Pacific Championship and IWA Women’s Championship when she held them all simultaneously in January 1997, and is 2nd all-time in Wrestling Observer Newsletter 5 Star Matches among women with 4-only Manami Toyota has competed in more. She is a 3-time NEO Singles Champion and a 2-time NEO Tag Team Champion in addition to running the promotion, continuing to compete full-time save for a break in 2007 when she gave birth to a child. She also is well-known as part of a 90s tag team known as “Double Inoue(s)” she formed with Takako Inoue (they are not related). Ironically, it was Takako who was her opponent when Kyoko debuted in 1988.
Inoue announced on May 5, 2010 that she will be leaving NEO ahead of it shutting down on December 31, 2010. It was made official on May 14, 2010 and thus she is no longer with the promotion. Inoue competed as a freelancer until the start of 2011, when she announced she was creating a new promotion called Diana.

Stats & info:
Height: 5’5 1/2″
Weight: 220 pounds/100 kg
Experience: 22 years
Finishing move: Niagara Driver
Current affiliation: Diana

Titles won:
1-time AJW Champion
2-time IWA World Women’s Champion
3-time WWWA World Heavyweight Champion
4-time WWWA World Tag Team Champion
1-time WEW World Tag Team Champion
2-time WEW World Street Fight 6-Man Tag Team Champion
2-time TWF World Women’s Champion
2-time All-Pacific Champion
3-time NEO Singles & NWA Women’s Pacific Champion
2-time NEO Tag Team Champion
1-time NEO Kitazawa Tag Team Champion
2-time DDT Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion

Tournaments won:
1991 Japan Grand Prix
1999 NEO Japan Cup
2003 NEO Stage
2001, 2008 NEO Mid-Summer Tag Tournament

*** June 10, 2011 6:00PM – Autograph Signing in New Jersey

IndyGurlz and StoryStick Productions present Sumie Sakai and Japanese Legend Kyoko Inoue at Don’s Sandwich Shop for autographs, photos, and other merchandise.

Where: Don’s Sandwich Shop
606 Main St
Boonton, NJ

Cost: Special Edition 8x10s: $10.00
DVDs: $15.00
Photo Ops: $5.00 (Your Camera) – $7.00 (Emailed Photo)

*** Net Proceeds goto support Japan Red Cross’s Earthquake Relief ***

*** June 11, 2011 1:00PM – Sumie Sakai & Kyoko Inoue at AnimeNEXT

Sound Impressions brings Joshi stars Sumie Sakai and Kyoko Inoue to AnimeNEXT for a special signing at the Sound Impressions Booth.

Where: AnimeNEXT 2011 (Sound Impressions Dealers Booth)
Garden State Exhibit Center
Somerset, NJ

Cost: Special Edition 8x10s: $10.00
DVDs: $15.00
Photo Ops: $5.00 (Your Camera) – $7.00 (Emailed Photo)

*** Net Proceeds goto support Japan Red Cross’s Earthquake Relief ***

*** June 11, 2011 7:00PM – Sumie Sakai vs Kyoko Inoue @ CZW

Combat Zone Wrestling and IndyGurlz presents Sumie Sakai vs Kyoko Inoue for her only match in the USA during this tour.

CZW presents
Prelude to Violence 2
June 11th 2011 @ 7:30PM
@ Asylum Arena • South Philadelphia
7 W. Ritner Street
Phila, PA 19148

*** June 12, 2011 10:00AM – Kyoko Inoue Seminar & DIANA Tryout

Price: $30 .00

This does not apply only to Pro Wrestlers. If anybody is interested to be a Pro Wrestler in Japan this is great opportunity.
We are RECRUITING people on Sunday June 12th @ 10am.
Please arrive at the Building no later than 9:30am. for more information,
please email us at:

*** Can’t make it to these Events? ***

Can’t make it to any of the events? Well have no fear our friends at will be offering 8x10s and DVDs and they will be signed through out the weekend and mailed out to you Monday the 13th. So Head on over to

And help support the cause


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