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All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling (1965 - 2005)

Postby Hisaharu Tanabe » 2005/08/25 Thu 5:07 pm

Ok, All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling had its final card back in April this year, and I'm sure many of you have already read this on other websites, but I'll post it anyway since this probably indicated the "real" end of the promotion.

RIP - Kuni-san
Kunimatsu Matsunaga, the last president of All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling, committed suicide around 6pm on 2005/08/15 by jumping off from the 7th floor of a building in Tokyo at the age of 63.

Kunimatsu was the fourth of five brothers, whose youngest four were the founders of All Japan Women's. He was also active as a senior referee under the name of "Jimmy Kayama".

Not to be confused with Takashi Matsunaga, who was the chairman and is currently having a health issue.

Women's World Title
WWWA world champion Kumiko Maekawa abandoned the title after consulting with the former AJW executives. She said that she could make money out of the title which has been controlled by herself since the closing of AJW, but she'd rather keep it important and prestigeous by abandoning it. I personally believe WWWA title was the most prestigeous title for women's pro-wrestling.

Say good-bye (and thank you) to one of the greatest pro-wrestling organizations ever...
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Postby Hisaharu Tanabe » 2006/03/28 Tue 11:10 pm

Kumiko Maekawa had her retirement match on 2006/03/25 at Kourakuen Hall in Tokyo with other former AJW stars and staff in attendance. For one more time, she put the WWWA World Title against the former champion Nanae Takahashi.

Takahashi pinned Maekawa at 25'04" and won the title. Right after the match, Takahashi immediately returned the belt to the former chairman Takashi Matsunaga and abandoned the title.

So, this is really the end of one of the most prestigeous women's titles.
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