Welcome to Frank Pozen's Big Bad Blog. A lot of folks have been asking me to update them about my recovery. So I thought I would start a blog primarily to do that but also to talk about other topics of interest including the wrestling business and whatever else I can think of. I plan to update this on a regular basis so check back and leave a comment if you wish.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Two pro wrestlers added to Feb. 4 JEWELS show
JEWELS held a press conference today to announce two more matches for their Feb. 4 Shinjuku FACE show. Both matches will have young pro wrestlers making their MMA debuts. The first match is at 58kg and will have veteran Saori Ishioka vs Hanako Kobayashi (left). Ishioka's record is 6-3 and her most recent match was a win over Mika Nagano at the first JEWELS show. Kobayashi is a 20 year old pro wrestler and she works for the Kaoru Ito Dojo. This is her MMA debut. She says she watched Ishioka's match at the JEWELS show and is very excited to fight her. The other match is an Open Weight match with veteran Super Benkei vs Chiharo Oikawa (right). Benkei's record is 2-6 and most recently lost to HIROKO at the first JEWELS show. Oikawa is a 21 year old rookie pro wrestler and is the only woman working for BATTLARTS. She debuted last May. BATTLARTS is different from other pro wrestling companies because of their emphasis on martial arts techniques and submissions. She says her wrestling training got her interested in MMA and she is looking forward to her MMA debut. JEWELS will add two more matches to this show but they haven't named the main event yet. The two young wrestlers will attract fans that normally wouldn't attend MMA shows.