Exciting Debut of U.S. Joshi Promotion in NYC Unveils Jaw-Dropping Anime Trailer

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We’ve been hearing about a new joshi (Japanese women’s wrestling) promotion starting up in the United States for several months now. Reports have provided a steady stream of information, but big details like the company’s name weren’t included. That seemed odd, considering it was supposedly going to launch with a show in New York City on Sept. 21.

Today (Sept. 1), we got the name — Sukeban — and more, including confirmation the “World Premiere” will be Sept. 21 at Capitale, a bank-turned-event space in Manhattan’s The Bowery. A trailer lends credence to talk the promotion would have anime elements, and a press release reveals most of the wrestlers playing the characters (which at first glance seem similar to those featured in GLOW successor WOW).

Check it out:

Sukeban World Premiere Set for September 21st in New York City

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New York, NY (September 1, 2023) – 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.

The Sukeban coming soon trailer, available here, highlights the intense action, anime influence, and world-class competition that Sukeban will offer fans.

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. The contracted roster, signed to long-term deals, includes:

The Vandals

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