Wrestler Xia Li is set to make her debut as the first Chinese female superstar to compete on WWE’s main roster.
“The Protector” rises: Li, born in Chongqing and an experienced practitioner of the Chinese sport of wushu, will make her first appearance on WWE television this Friday.
Former model and singer Julia Ho, widely known by her ring name Zeda Zhang, kept her dream alive for years and became the first female Asian American wrestler for the WWE and all of Asia.
Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, the 32-year-old fighter has become an icon to many Asians and Asian Americans.
A Japanese wrestling fan went the extra mile for a chance to be in the ring with her wrestler idol and get pinned by him during a match.
Emori Shiomi, a 27-year-old super fan of Hiroshi Tanahashi, the longstanding ace of New Japan Professional Wrestling andcurrent IWGP Heavyweight Champion, appeared in an episode of “Anta no Yume wo Kanaetaro ka?” (“Can We Make Your Dreams Come True?”) last week.
A Japanese wrestler broke a Guinness World Record by bursting balloons using the power and speed of her butt.
Freestyle wrestler Saori Yoshida showcased her balloon-smashing prowess during her segment in Japan’s 24-Hour Television, a live telethon event held every year which aims to raise funds for charity.
One Japanese wrestler and cosplayer is proving that the most authentic cosplays aren’t just about the costume, but about hitting the gym too.
Shinobu Kandori, a Japanese pro wrestler-turned-politician, was extremely disappointed when her opponent weighed way above the limit for their match scheduled last month.
Kandori, 53, had not competed in mixed martial arts since 2003. She is now a member of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party and the House of Councillors in the Diet, the upper house of the country’s bicameral legislature.
World Wrestling Entertainment is wooing China and it seems to be working.
WWE, America’s popular wrestling entertainment company, is making moves on China after signing on its first Chinese pro-wrestler, Wang Bin, in June. The 22-year-old commenced training at the “performance center” in Orlando, Florida shortly after.
John Cena, an American professional wrestler signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, recently gave a flawless three-minute speech in fluent Mandarin.
Cena, 39, represented his company during the WWE press-conference in Shanghai, China on Thursday to announce a multi-year distribution deal signed with Chinese streaming service, PPTV. The actor and reality television host, who starred as the boyfriend in Amy Schumer’s romantic comedy “Trainwreck”, delivered the address in front of audience members and media outlets.