Also, Mariko Yoshida announced that she will have her 20th Anniversary show Aug. 31 at Shinjuku FACE. We have a lot of these coming up this year. AKINO, Ranmaru, Ayako Hamada & Hiroyo Muto all have 10th anniversary shows coming and NEO announced that Kyoko Inoue's 20th Anniversary show will be on Oct. 10. I'm still waiting for Takako Inoue to announce her 20th anniversary show which I assume will be produced by the Ito Gym as will Ayako's 10th anniversary show. And don't forget Devil Masami is retiring this fall.
Mariko Yoshida has announced on the Ibuki MySpace http://www.myspace.com/ibukipro that she is looking for female pro wrestlers worldwide that want to train with her. This is a tremendous opportunity for women in North America and elsewhere to be trained by a world renowned 20 year veteran of joshi puroresu. A few years back, Cheerleader Melissa and then Sara Del Rey went to Japan to train with Yoshida. They can tell you what she did for them. They are asking prospective applicants to fill out an application form that you can find on the MySpace page and they also want a highlights video. So they're not looking for beginners but they are looking for wrestlers who want to take their training to the next level. You can't get Yoshida style training for women wrestlers anywhere else. Successful applicants will work for other joshi companies as well. All the info is on the Ibuki MySpace page so be sure to check it out.