A press conference was held on July 17. In attendance were Tatsuya Takeishi, GAMI and Yumi Ohka. Ohka will join WAVE. They announced that the debut show will be Aug. 26 at Shin-kiba 1st Ring. Yumi Ohka & Michiko Ohmukai vs Toshie Uematsu & Ran YuYu is the first announced match. It looks like they're planning to run 3-4 shows per month. GAMI will produce the shows and as she was in THE WOMAN, she will be assisted by Toshie Uematsu and Uematsu will be in charge of training recruits.
The problem with WAVE is it would probably be better if anyone but GAMI was in charge. She's hung up on comedy matches. The failure of THE WOMAN proves that doesn't work. She even plans to label the matches as "serious" or "comedy" beforehand. Is she going to label any matches "crap"? This is ridiculous. She also plans to have matches themed by technique. I'm looking forward to the "Greco Roman eye poke" match.
WAVE is somewhat of a new beginning for Yumi Ohka. She's been out for almost two years with a serious knee injury. She says she is completely recovered and is looking forward to wrestling again on a regular basis. GAMI said she seriously considered retirement but decided to take one last shot when this opportunity came up. She knows that having Uematsu in charge of training means the basics will be properly taught. I don't disagree with that. But the basic problem with Pro Wrestling WAVE is that GAMI is in charge and she has already proven to be a poor promoter. I guess we may find out what kind of deep pockets Takeishi has.