It’s a busy time in Japan when it comes to visitors from the American side of women’s wrestling.
First off, there’s Serena Deeb returning to SMASH this week for shows on April 30, May 1 and 3 – the last of which will face her toughest battle in the country to date when she takes on Kana. The two have been exchanging words, with Serena turning to YouTube – check out the videos here and here – and Kana speaking her mind in a great interview with Dirty Dirty Sheets.
Meanwhile, earlier today we learned that former Women Of Wrestling Podcast guests Rain and Annie Social are also flying over to Japan next month to compete in new joshi promotion Diana, run by 23-year veteran Kyoko Inoue. We know that Social will be wrestling in Kawasaki on May 15, and in Saku a week later; Rain has tweeted that she will be arriving on May 12, and will be there for 12 days.
We at Ringbelles are loving how international women’s wrestling is getting. Part of that is down to necessity, as it is a small audience (and fighting over the scraps is hugely counterproductive), and combining for the greater good means that all wrestlers get to expand their horizons, make new contacts, work with new faces and improve their game. Everybody wins.