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Princess Sugey vs. Mariko Yoshida
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer-- "Last night I attended the eight-woman Chickfight tournament held at the APW Garage in Hayward. Even though I watch tapes from Japan all the time , it's been so long since I've seen a series of matches live with women's wrestling displayed as athletics rather than a T&A show that it was like a time warp. Nothing against some of the good workers in WWE like Trish Stratus or Victoria, but even as they wrestle, often well, the primary lure it's portrayed and sold at is "watching hot women fight" as opposed to athletic women who happen to be attractive and fit. The highlight was seeing Mariko Yoshida vs. Princesa Sugeith in a 20:00 really good mat based match display ability. These women, particularly Yoshida, are so skilled at what they do but the market for it is drying up. "
Friday, May 13, 2005