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The law of diminishing returns - The state of Joshi Puroresu

As I was compiling this report on the current state of the Joshi world news came of my current favourite wrestler announcing retirement after just 10 years in the grap game. While to many this is just another on the list of retirees this year has brought, it illustrated to me how deep the problems run with the world of Japanese womans wrestling...

A beginners guide to Joshi Puroresu

Joshi is Japanese for woman or girl so joshi puroresu literally means womens wrestling. The main difference with US pro wrestling is the focus almost exclusively on the in ring product...

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