As the year 2017 comes to an end the Squared Circle Sirens teams will be highlighting different wrestlers from across the globe that we feel have made an impact over the past 365 days! Today we will be looking at Yoshiko!
To some, this is a controversial pick, due to an incident that happened a couple years ago but Yoshiko’s fellow wrestlers and a majority of fans have moved on from the grey issue.
This year Yoshiko was in many places, her home promotion SEADLINNNG, Oz Academy, ROAD FC (Korean mma federation, Sei Za (women’s budo promotion), a return to DDT, and a couple others. Yoshiko has had a handful of top of the card feuds from this summer’s clash with Rina Yamashita to becoming a draw for international wrestling fans to watch/hate watch ROAD FC’s youtube live streams of events, ROAD FC is so invested in Yoshiko that they’ve essentially made their new women’s heavyweight division just for her.
While her feud with Rina Yamashita ended in mutual respect Yoshiko’s clashes with Tsubasa Kuragaki and Saki Akai have ended in more violent ways. The big feather in the cap for Yoshiko’s 2017 was main eventing the biggest drawing crowd in recent joshi wrestling memory, a whopping 3,789 fans at Yokohama Bunka Gymnasium saw her dethrone Hiroyo Matsumoto as the Oz Academy Openweight Champion. Her first main event at Korakuen Hall as champion drew 998 fans so if this keeps up Yoshiko could keep this title well into next year and could possibly get more.
Written by @NOAHs_Savior