I was just thumbing through my copies of Baseball, the Japanese wrestling mag, and was kind of taken aback by how ugly the guys who wrestle over there are. I have much love for the way they wrestle, but they don't look all that handsome. Joshi, on the other hand, has both great wrestling and great looking wrestlers. So, since I can't ask this question in the Ladies Forum (seeing as how I am a guy), are there any Japanese wrestlers that are, shall we say, Rock-level handsome? And for the guys, who do you like in ladies puroresu/Joshi?
I am a Bull Nakano fan myself. Manami Toyota is also a looker.
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For some reason, even though the women wrestle as hard as the men, they don't seem to suffer from the horrifically bad grills (like Kawada and his missing 8 front teeth-yeesh!).
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I have to agree with Grubby on this one. I haven't seem that much Joshi but Megumi Kudo was in one of the best matches I ever seen (Kudo/Combat Toyoda electrified barbwire) and in the beginning I thought she was cute, before the blood and all then she impressed the hell outta me with her wrestling.
Lessee, Ai Fujita would definitely be near the top of the list. Ayako Hamada as well. Heck, Candy Okutsu is pretty cute too and AKINO looks really good sometimes, so I guess all of CAZAI is up there. Also Michiko Omukai, Mariko Yoshida, Cuty Suzuki, Mima Shimoda, and KAORU. So yeah, a whole bunch. :-)
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I was watching an old Nakano tape and I was thinking the same thing - as a child I always believed her to be "ugly" like Vince would say when she was in the WWF. But watching old tapes I was really attracted to her, I could tell she was pretty underneath - does anybody have a pic of her WITHOUT makeup?
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By the way, when I saw her on the Big Egg Universe tapes, she was smiling a lot. She LOVED wrestling in front of all her people. She gave us a big one after she won the WWF Women's title. Yeah, she's pretty, and I could tell even with the makeup.
As a heterosexual guy,I can't respond to this quite well,and the fact I don't follow much puroresu(hell,I've never seen any) the only one off the top of my head is Masahiro Chono when he's not in the ring,he's in his suit and such.
I think all the criticism you mention is aimed purely at the midget-sidekicked babyface Doink from the latter years. Original evil clown Doink is almost universally praised from what I've seen over the years, and still holds up to this day.