19 Pro Wrestling
(Pictured left-to-right: Emi Sakura, Makoto, Chii Tomiya, Sayaka Obihiro)
19 Pro Wrestling, aka 19 Girls Pro Wrestling, is a new project that is a spinoff of Ice Ribbon. Created in May 2010, the promotion broadcasts at 7 PM Japan time (6 AM ET) 2-3 times a week on Ustream. The focus of the promotion is rookie Sayaka Obihiro, who started out in Ice Ribbon then quit to become the focal point of 19 Pro. Other wrestlers from Ice Ribbon and occasionally other promotions also participate in the promotion, with Ice Ribbon stars Emi Sakura & Makoto serving as referees when not competing. Fellow Ice Ribbon star Chii Tomiya serves as the ring announcer/MC when not competing. Sakura also handles behind-the-scenes work and promoting the project. There’s also an occasional appearance made by Freedoms star GENTARO.
19 Pro has one title as of February 2011, “IW19″/Internet Wrestling 19 aka the 19 o’clock Woman Pro Wrestling Internet Singles Championship. It will be implemented at a future date.
Current talent roster:
Sayaka Obihiro (帯広さやか / Obihiro distinct) (Inactive-injured)
Emi Sakura (さくらえみ / The sakura smile) (Referee/Ring Announcer)
Makoto (真琴 / Makoto) (Referee/Ring Announcer)
Chii Tomiya (都宮ちい / The capital shrine [chi] it is) (Ring Announcer)
GENTARO (GENTARO) (Freedoms)
Titles & History:
19 Pro Wrestling Internet Singles Championship
The promotion’s official website (in Japanese) can be accessed via the following URL:
http://19pro.ne07.jp (Note: UStream feed is only active during live broadcasts and for a very short time afterwards. There are no archives/replays of past matches)