An all-women’s promotion is set to debut in New York City later this month with the banner of ‘Sukeban’.
The new promotion will be based on Joshi women’s wrestling with multiple performers set for the debut show on September 21 at the Capitale in New York City and working under different personas.
PWinsider.com posted the press release to reveal those involved with additional details on the group.
Sukeban, the first ever Joshi women’s wrestling company outside of Japan featuring an entirely Japanese roster, will hold its World Premiere event on September 21, 2023 at Capitale in New York City. Featuring the strongest women’s roster in North America, Sukeban will hearken back to the glory days of Joshi wrestling to present the authentic, hard-hitting, phenomenal Joshi experience.
Tickets go on sale for the World Premiere today, Friday, September 1st at 10 a.m. ET exclusively via DICE, conveniently linked from www.sukeban.com. The main event of the World Premiere event will feature Ichigo Sayaka (aka Unagi Sayaka) vs. Countess Saori (aka Saori Anou), with the winner competing for the Sukeban World Championship at Sukeban’s second event in the United States, to be announced in the coming weeks.
The Sukeban name is an ode to the girl gangs of the 1960s and 1970s that helped bring feminism to the forefront of Japan. Sukeban’s roster features many of the world’s best wrestlers portraying new characters that they have helped influence and create. The company’s four stables, The Vandals, Harajuku Stars, Cherry Bomb Girls, and Dangerous Liaisons, feud with one another to reach the apex of Sukeban.
Talent listed for the show include Ram Kaichow, Kaori Yoneyama, Unagi Sayaka, SAKI, Yuu, and Saori Anou and are split among various groups that were listed in the release and were noted as being signed to long-term deals.
Atomic Banshee, portrayed by Ram Kaichow
Otaku-chan, portrayed by Kaori Yoneyama
Midnight Player, portrayed by AOI
BINGO, portrayed by ???
Ichigo Sayaka, portrayed by Unagi Sayaka
Maya Mamushi, portrayed by Maya Yukihi
Saki Bimi, portrayed by SAKI
Babyface, portrayed by Ancham
Cherry Bomb Girls
Crush Yuu, portrayed by Yuu
Supersonic, portrayed by ???
Riko Blondie, portrayed by Riko Kaiju
Countess Saori, portrayed by Saori Anou
Commander Nakajima, portrayed by Arisa Nakajima
Lady Antoinette, portrayed by Risa Sera
Queen of Hearts, portrayed by Miyuki Takase
Stray Cat, portrayed by ???
The promotion will also unveil its championship belt at the premiere and plan to take its shows around the U.S.:
Sukeban’s debut event in New York will be followed by further events around the United States and globally, with additional plans to be announced in the coming weeks. With ambitious growth plans and a strategic focus on its content ecosystem, Sukeban is poised to expand operations worldwide and pull from numerous lucrative revenue streams.
Sukeban has released a trailer for the promotion.