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.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Veteran pro wrestler Syuri signs multi fight deal with Pancrase
After the weigh ins for tomorrow's PANCRASE show, PANCRASE owner Masakazu Sakai held a press conference to announce that veteran pro wrestler Syuri (real name-Kondo Shuri) has signed a multi fight deal with PANCRASE. She will make her MMA debut on PANCRASE 277 Apr. 24 at Differ Ariake. Though this will be Syuri's MMA debut, Sakai knows her very well. Syuri debuted in pro wrestling in 2008 for Hustle which was owned by Sakai. Then she worked for SMASH which was also owned by Sakai. After SMASH closed, Syuri worked for Wrestling New Classic. Currently she works for REINA as their top babyface. She's one of the more popular joshi wrestlers in Japan. At the same time, Syuri holds a 13-1 kickboxing record and she is the current Krush Women's Champion. Syuri says her goal is to be the Queen of PANCRASE Champion and then go to the UFC. She will compete in Strawweight and she will train at AACC with Invicta Atomweight Champion Ayaka Hamasaki who got a lot of credit for training RENA for her successful MMA debut in RIZIN. She already trains with former UFC fighter Eiji Mitsuoka. Apparently this is a four fight deal. Syuri says she will continue pro wrestling with REINA. But she plans to relinquish her Krush kickboxing title. Syuri is a good athlete. She was a dancer before she became a pro wrestler. Maybe she can transition from kickboxing to MMA. We shall see.