Nikkan Sports says a Mongolian whirlwind will make her mark on the joshi puroresu business. She is 21 years old and her ring name is Esi (pictured on the right). She will debut teaming with Ran YuYu against Leon & Aya Yuki at the May 3 Ibuki show at Korakuen Hall. Ibuki owner and trainer Mariko Yoshida says though Esi is still new to joshi, she has a hungry spirit that many of today's young girls don't have.
Yoshida went on a talent hunt to Mongolia on New Year's Day of this year. A joshi video was shown to young people in Ulan Bator. There was representation from judo & sumo as well. Yoshida watched Esi at judo and asked her if she was interested in pro wrestling. Esi had watched pro wrestling on TV at home. She accepted and went to live at Yoshida's house in February. She has been training ever since and Yoshida gives her pocket money. Yoshida says she is starting her own dojo in May and plans to return to Mongolia in July. She feels that once other girls see Esi's success, they'll want to come train in Japan too.