Thursday, November 26, 2009
Megumi Fujii, pro wrestler
Some MMA fans may not be aware that Megumi Fujii has done some pro wrestling in the past. I actually have this match on DVD but I came across it on Youtube and decided to post it. Nothing says blog hits like Mega Megu. It's Megumi Fujii vs Mariko Yoshida in ARSION May 24, 2003. Joshi puroresu fans know that Yoshida is one of the all time great wrestlers. But she has also trained a whole generation of young girls to wrestle. At the time, she was head trainer at ARSION. She is constantly looking for new training techniques. So one day she walked into AACC to talk to Megumi Fujii. Fujii was already famous in Japan as an amateur champ and was known as The Sambo Queen. The two quickly became friends and Yoshida asked Fujii if she wanted to try pro wrestling. And so she did. Based on this match, I'm sure we can all agree that Megumi is a very quick study. Of course Yoshida makes Fujii look like a veteran though Fujii had never done pro wrestling before. She even taught Fujii her own Spider Twist finisher. When Yoshida started her own Ibuki company in 2005, she would send girls to Fujii for specialized training. I know Fuuka trained extensively with her. Fujii worked a couple of times for Ibuki and I think she last did some pro wrestling a couple of years ago on one of those Lee Presents shows. Obviously she could do more if she wanted but it's just a diversion for her. Megumi Fujii turned pro in MMA in 2004. Enjoy the Match!