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.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Happy Hour joshi trainee Miwako Nomura dead at 21
RIP Miwako Nomura
I am sorry to report that Happy Hour trainee Miwako Nomura died at age 21 on Dec. 27. Happy Hour is the offshoot of Womens Pro Wrestling Diana owned by retired AJW and Pro Wrestling Sun wrestler Hikaru. Hikaru introduced Nomura in September with plans to debut her in December. That was delayed until March as the December show was cancelled. Nomura's athletic background was in softball. According to the police investigation, Nomura complained of headaches on November 15. She went to hospital and was cleared. The next day, she collapsed during practice and was rushed to the hospital. She underwent surgery for a cerebral hemorrhage and never regained consciousness. Cause of death seems to be acute heart failure but police are still investigating and will issue an official statement in January. Her death is being treated as an accident and it does not appear that there will be any criminal charges. My guess is they are trying to determine if a blow to the head led to Nomura's death. Hikaru hasn't issued a statement so I'm not sure how this death affects Happy Hour's future. But it's always a sad day when a wrestler dies and this girl never got the chance to make her debut. RIP Miwako Nomura.