Sumie Sakai is proud to be where she is.
Sumie Sakai has been involved in the world of combat sports for many years. Along with being a professional wrestler Sumie also has an MMA background and ended her career with a 2-4 fight record. This past April at ROH Supercard Of Honor XII, Sumie Sakai defeated Kelly Klein in the finals of the WOH Championship tournament to become the first Women Of Honor Champion.
Sumie has defended that title against all comers and has been reigning as Women Of Honor Champion for seven months. Sumie was recently interviewed by App.com and with the success that she has achieved in the business, she spoke about the progression of women's wrestling and the following to say:
"My first match in Ring Of Honor was not good. I was not happy at all. I wanted to come back to (the) U.S.A., and I wanted to make American women’s pro wrestling better." She shared. "I could make money in Japan off pro wrestling, but I decided I quit the pro wrestling company in Japan I worked for. Then I saved money to come to the U.S.A. I was wrestling shows here for small money, but I wanted try and capture my dream. I am so honored to become the first Women Of Honor Champion. My choice to come to U.S.A. was a great choice in my life." She said.
This upcoming April Ring Of Honor is teaming up with NJPW to present G1 Supercard which has sold out Madison Square Garden. Sumie is looking to be a part of that show and shared her dream match that she wants to happen in front of that sold out MSG crowd:
"It is amazing. I know Ring Of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling people are working so hard. I'm so excited for April 6th, 2019." She continued, "[A] women’s tag match with Women of Honor wrestlers and Stardom wrestlers." Sumie wants as her match at G1 Supercard.
Ring Of Honor held international TV tapings earlier this week in Philadelphia and to read the spoilers from those tapings, head over to the "results" section of Fightful.