Thursday, September 28, 2006
Tomoko Watanabe announces retirement
Veteran joshi wrestler Tomoko Watanabe announced at the Sept. 23 Kaoru Ito Professional Wrestling show that she plans to retire. No date has been given yet. It is well known that Watanabe has had a bad right knee for years and it's getting worse. Tomoko posted the accompanying pic on her blog. Apparently she had to inject a double dose of painkillers before the show. The pain must be very bad. She hasn't announced post retirement plans but considering that Kaoru Ito is her best friend, it would not be surprising if Tomoko becomes a trainer at the Kaoru Ito Professional Wrestling Classroom.