The Japanese legend confirmed for the M.Y.C.
With the announcement of former WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn, Deonna Purrazzo, Toni Storm, Mercedes Martinez, Io Shirai, Rhea Ripley and others being confirmed for the Mae Young Classic II, the battlefield is beginning to fill up as one more name has been added to the list of competitors and that name is Meiko Satomura.
Satomura is a 23-year veteran of the pro wrestling game and is also the co-founder of the Sendai Girls' Pro Wrestling promotion in Japan. Satomura is a former World Of STARDOM Champion, the current FCP Champion and also competed in a tournament during the 90's to crown to first-ever Women's Champion of WCW.
Satomura will now have another opportunity to add more accolades and accomplishments to her resume' as it was been announced by WWE that she will be competing in this year's Mae Young Classic.
This story was first reported by the Japanese newspaper Tokyo Sports this past June prior to there being any names announced for the Mae Young Classic II.
WWE published a write-up and provided some backstory about Meiko Satomura as the announcement of her entrance into the Mae Young Classic II was made.
"A head-kicking demigod of the Japanese wrestling scene is headed to the Mae Young Classic.
Meiko Satomura, a 23-year veteran who is considered the final boss in Japan — the one opponent that every starry-eyed wrestler strives to defeat — is now confirmed for this year’s global tournament, Tokyo Sports reported.
A living legend in the Far East, Satomura began training for the ring in 1994 at age 14. She made her professional debut the following year and stands as one of the few active competitors whose origin dates to Japan’s thunderous women’s wrestling boom in the 1990s. Viewed as a top prospect from day one, Satomura even competed in WCW early in her career. Mentored by Chigusa Nagayo (one-half of the famous Crush Girls tag team), she also trained under catch-wrestling icon Billy Robinson.
Known for her debilitating Death Valley Bomb and explosive Scorpion Rising axe kick, Satomura is a master of Joshi Strong Style (the hard-hitting in-ring style associated with Japanese female wrestlers). As the founder of Sendai Girls Pro Wrestling, she has been a formidable advocate for women’s wrestling.
With such vast experience, Satomura may just be the most daunting competitor to be named to the Mae Young Classic yet. Stay tuned to WWE.com in the coming days and weeks for more details on this summer’s hotly anticipated tournament."
The Mae Young Classic II tapings will kick-start at Full Sail in two weeks and to take a look at the list of names set for the tourney, click here.