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 06, 2012
Amanda Lucas to face broken down has been pro wrestler Yumiko Hotta
Amanda Lucas, Yumiko Hotta
DEEP held a press conference to announce that Amanda Lucas will face Yumiko Hotta On the Feb. 18 DEEP show at Tokyo Dome City Hall for something called the DEEP Open Weight Women's Championship. Ugh! Of course joshi puroresu fans are very familiar with Hotta. She was one of the biggest stars of All Japan Women in the 90s. She also fought some MMA back then to a 5-3 record. I don't know how many of them were legit because most of the fights were promoted by joshi companies looking to feed angles. Hotta and DEEP matchmaker Shigeru Saeki were at the press conference and I guess reporters looked at Saeki like maybe he was on drugs because uncharacteristically he gave reasons for booking Hotta. He said she trained in karate before she became a wrestler and that she fought MMA in the 90s. He also claims she's still a joshi puroresu star. She's not though she probably thinks she is. She used to get great heel heat back then. Today she gets what is called X-Pac Heat. In her case, that means retire already. Hotta said that she wanted to do MMA one more time before she retires. If only she would retire. And one other thing. Hotta had knee surgery last summer so it makes me wonder what kind of shape she is in. Hotta says she was first approached about this when she was rehabbing her knee. Her MMA record is old and meaningless anyway. But all but one match was for joshi puroresu companies. And three fights were against other pro wrestlers. She beat LLPW wrestler Mizuki Endo and Tomoko Kitamura AKA AJW legend Lioness Asuka. And her final fight was a loss to LLPW boss Shinobu Kandori. I bet that one was a work. The match is scheduled for three five minute rounds. We'll see how long Hotta lasts. If Saeki had booked this with a younger wrestler like Hailey Hatred who is training in MMA, that would be fine. But Hotta is well past her prime and Saeki trying to claim she is a big star is ridiculous. Maybe Hotta will bring her infamous chain to the ring.