Indie Watch: Baliyan Akki

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Indie Watch is our regular series that looks at amazing talents working the independent circuits around the world. Some are veterans revitalizing their careers. Some are indie prospects hitting their peaks. Others are names to be on the watch for! In this edition, we will take a look at the sensation from India that made […] READ MORE


Joshi Watch: Chie Koishikawa

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Donning the color orange, an homage to her home city of Shizuoka, Japan, Chie Koishikawa is the fencer turned grappler of Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling. Sporting a bubbly personality and a knife-edge chop that’s tough to beat, Koishikawa entered the promotion last summer and has been developing steadily ever since. This foodie and comic book […] READ MORE


Joshi Watch: Rin Rin

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Rin Rin stands as the youngest member of Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling. It’s not uncommon for women’s wrestlers in Japan to enter the profession early in life, either through another profession or moving straight into the sport. At just 14 years of age, she began her professional wrestling training. Since then, she has become a […] READ MORE


Joshi Watch: Tokiko Kirihara

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If there’s one lesson to be learned by watching Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling wrestler Tokiko Kirihara, it’s that it’s never too late to take a new path. At the age of 45, Kirihara is the oldest of the talent within the purple-and-yellow promotion. Nonetheless, she brings a wealth of experience from a previous form of […] READ MORE


Joshi Watch: Mitsuru Konno

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Sporting great flexibility, possessing wrestling acumen, and featuring a predilection for beer: these traits perfectly describe the “Leader” of Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling, Mitsuru Konno. Having started her professional wrestling career in 2016, Konno is actually one of the more experienced grapplers under the purple-and-yellow banner. Therefore, she can be relied upon to wrestle not […] READ MORE


Joshi Watch: Yuna Mizumori

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Sporting flashy colors and a bright – even comedic, at times – personality, Yuna Mizumori is one of the most prominent characters in Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling. As Gatoh Move’s “Power Fighter,” the green-clad Yunamon’s charisma is matched only by her powerful offense. Not unlike other joshis, the path of the “Pineapple Girl” toward professional […] READ MORE


Joshi Watch: Mei Suruga

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In the landscape of the lighthearted, fun-loving landscape of Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling, few are as recognizable as Mei Suruga. Though she has only been wrestling professionally for a short time – this May, she will have been in the business for two full years – Mei Suruga has made the most of every opportunity […] READ MORE