Pro Wrestling EVE are set to host their annual She-1 tournament with four shows spanning two days as some of the best wrestlers from all around the world compete to claim the title of “ace of EVE”. The She-1 2022 features international names like Takumi Iroha and ASUKA/Veny entering the tournament as well as AEW star Jamie Hayter. Let’s take a look at what to expect from the She-1 2022!
- Sky Smitson
- Alex Windsor
- Rhea O’Reilly
- Laura Di Matteo
- Charlie Morgan
- Takumi Iroha
- Emersyn Jayne
- Jamie Hayter
EVE are running four shows for the She-1 across two days. All of which can be seen live via their YouTube membership. The details of the four shows are as follows
Show 1: June 18 – Start time 15:30 GMT
Show 2: June 18 – Start time 20:00 GMT
Show 3: June 19 – Start time 14:30 GMT
Show 4: June 19 – Start Time 18:30 GMT
The Legend Chigusa Nagayo Inducted to EVE Hall of Fame
While Takumi Iroha will be competing in the ring to represent Marvelous, her mentor and legend Chigusa Nagayo will be in attendance for the SHE-1. For those unaware, Nagayo was a member of the legendary Crush Gals tag team alongside Lioness Asuka. At their peak the duo were the most popular women’s wrestlers of all time, becoming mainstream celebrities in their native Japan.
Chigusa Nagayo was the standout of the team, embarking on a legendary feud with Dump Matsumoto and her faction Gokuaku Domei that drew massive ratings on television and in buildings.
Nagayo was chosen by Dave Meltzer as part of the inaugural class of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame. Famously Dave Meltzer was quoted as saying:
She’s the single most popular, and arguably the most historically important female wrestler who ever lived. To this day, in pro wrestling or MMA, not Hulk Hogan,Steve Austin, Kerry Von Erich, Dusty Rhodes or Chuck Liddel could match the reaction i saw that woman recieve live in her heyday” – From Sisterhood Of The Squared Circle: The History And Rise Of women’s wrestling
After initially retiring in 1989 Nagayo went on to found GAEA Japan in 1995 and had a lot of success with the promotion in the late 90s and early 2000s, first thanks to a feud between her and former partner Lioness Asuka, and later because of the duo reuniting for the first time in a decade as CRUSH 2000.
For decades Nagayo stood tall as one of the biggest stars women’s wrestling has ever seen and in her time as a trainer has produced talents like Iroha and Meiko Satomura. At the She-1 2022, fans will have a chance to celebrate the legendary performer as she enters the EVE hall of fame.
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