Rina Amikura
The Joshi Pod
by Eric Howard
9M ago
On this episode we chat with Rina Amikura. We talk about her upcoming trip the US, her wrestling background and about transitioning from Actwres Girlz to Colors. Rina will be part of the Kitsune Women's Wrestling event, GONG!, on October 22nd in Los Angeles, California. Thank you to Derek Kolterman for interpreting. Amin was so much fun to chat with, please have a listen. Social Media: Rina Amikura ⁠Twitter⁠ Kitsune Women's Wrestling Tickets to the debut event Twitter Joshi Shirts ⁠Wrestling T Shirts – Joshishirts⁠ Music supplied by: Yume O Yume (Dream your Dream) by reiswerk (c) copyright 201 ..read more
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Kyoko Kimura
The Joshi Pod
by Eric Howard
11M ago
On this episode of The Joshi Pod, we are joined by Kyoko Kimura. It was such an honor to have the opportunity to speak with her. We go into the start and stop and start of her wrestling career. We also chat about what it was like being a wrestler as a single mother. She talks about how Hana Kimura ended up in wrestling. We also chat about Hana's experience on the show "Terrace House." Kyoko will be appearing in Los Angeles on October 22nd at Kitsune Women's Wrestling's debut event GONG! Thank you so much to Fumi Saito for interpreting and to Chigusa Nagayo for putting the good word in for me a ..read more
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Takumi Iroha
The Joshi Pod
by Eric Howard
1y ago
The Ace of Marvelous and one of the best in-ring performers in the world, Takumi Iroha, is the guest this episode. This was recorded right after our interview with Chigusa Nagayo and because Eric wouldn't stop talking to Chigusa, our time with Takumi was cut a bit short. The length of the podcast doesn't take away from how much fun we had chatting with her. Takumi and other Marvelous wrestlers will be in San Francisco on May 13 for West Coast Pro Wrestling's Queen of the Indies. Thank you to Derek Kolterman for interpreting! Please have a listen! Social Media: Chigusa ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠ ⁠⁠Instagram ..read more
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Chigusa Nagayo
The Joshi Pod
by Eric Howard
1y ago
There are Joshi wrestling legends and then there is Chigusa Nagayo. From humble beginnings, Chigusa worked to become not only a wrestling star, but a pop icon in Japan. People that never watched wrestling know Chigusa Nagayo. That's why it blows our minds that we have Chigusa on the podcast this episode. We discuss her entry into the wrestling business and go all the way to her current position as owner of the Marvelous promotion. Chigusa and some of her Marvelous team will be in San Francisco on May 13 for West Coast Pro Wrestling's Queen of the Indies. Thank you to Derek Kolterman for interp ..read more
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Miku Aono: The Ace of Actwres girl'Z
The Joshi Pod
by Eric Howard
1y ago
We are joined by another super talented member of Actwres girl'Z. The Champion, The Ace Miku Aono. What idol group did she want to join when she was young? Miku was so awesome to have on the podcast. We talk about her background in acting and how she transitioned to wrestling. We chat about the similarities in the acting and wrestling business. Miku also shares about some of the up-and-coming talent on the Actwres team! Please excuse my voice as I had a terrible cold during the recording. Please have a listen, you will enjoy it. Thank you, Derek Kolterman for interpreting for us! We all sincer ..read more
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The Nina Samuels Show
The Joshi Pod
by Eric Howard
1y ago
Wrestling #NeedsMoreNina and the Joshi Pod is here to give her to you. We have a wonderful conversation about dancing, day jobs and her determination to make it in the wrestling business. She was so giving with her time and it is really appreciated.Nina couldn't have been any better. We don't get to do it often enough, but we always really enjoy chatting with wrestlers from the UK. Enjoy #TheNinaSamuelsShow Please have a listen, you will enjoy it. Social Media: Nina Samuels Twitter Merchandise Cameo Act Yasukawa in the United States: Wrestlecon Tickets Pre-Order Tickets to Meet Act at Wrestlec ..read more
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Crea from Pure J
The Joshi Pod
by Eric Howard
1y ago
So happy to have Crea from Pure J on the show. She is one of the rising talents in the Joshi scene right now. We chat about her growing up in Nagoya and how she had a family friend who was involved with wrestling. Crea discusses how she got involved in wrestling and what it has taken to get this far in her career. She is so thoughtful with her answers and laughed at all of our terrible jokes. Please have a listen, you will enjoy it. Thank you, Derek Kolterman for interpreting for us! We all sincerely appreciate it! Social Media: Crea Twitter Instagram Pure J Twitter Youtube Shop Queen of the I ..read more
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2023 Joshi Draft
The Joshi Pod
by Eric Howard
1y ago
It's the Fourth Annual Joshi Draft! We are joined by JPQ from PWI’s “Just Joshi” podcast and JD from the 'RedLeaf Retrocast'. Our rotating 4th person this year is Scott from Fightful, Voices of Wrestling, Wrestling Purist and a few other places. The guy is killing it! We may have found our permanent fourth. We will have to bring on a fifth in 2024! The draft is brought to you by PWRevolution x West Coast Pro's Queen of the Indies scheduled for May 13 in San Francisco, California. Tickets can be purchased at www.qoitickets.com!  The four of us select 10 Joshi wrestlers? No, not 11 or 12 Jo ..read more
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Natsumi Sumikawa
The Joshi Pod
by Eric Howard
1y ago
So happy to have Natsumi Sumikawa from Actwres girl'Z on the show. We talk about her background before starting with Stardom her break because of injury and her triumphant return to Actwres girl'Z. She was a big reason why I fell in love with Actwres girl'Z while I visited Japan. Please excuse my voice as I had a terrible cold during the recording. Please have a listen, you will enjoy it. Thank you, Derek Kolterman for interpreting for us! We all sincerely appreciate it! We will have more guests from Actwres girl'Z on the podcast in the future! Social Media: Mari Twitter Instagram Actwres girl ..read more
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Yuki Miyazaki
The Joshi Pod
by Eric Howard
1y ago
This episode is a special one. We welcome to the show from Pro Wrestling Wave, Yuki Miyazaki. She has been a favorite of mine for many, many years. Yuki came into the business in a time where training was brutal. She persevered and succeeded in wrestling. She is still going strong, having amazing matches. Yuki talks about mixing deathmatch and comedy into wrestling. It was a sincere pleasure speaking with her. We hope to have many more from Pro Wrestling Wave on the show. Thank you, Derek Kolterman for interpreting. Social Media: Yuki Miyazaki Twitter Pro Wrestling Wave Twitter Youtube Officia ..read more
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