Mima Shimoda

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Mima Shimoda
Born (1970-12-23) December 23, 1970 (age 48)[1]
Tokyo, Japan[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Mima-chan
Mima Shimoda
Billed height1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)[1]
Billed weight65 kg (143 lb)[1]
Trained byAkira Hokuto
DebutAugust 5, 1987[1]

Mima Shimoda (下田 美馬, Shimoda Mima, born on December 23, 1970 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese female professional wrestler, who is working for the Mexican professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and Japanese promotion World Woman Pro-Wrestling Diana. She is most well known for being half of Las Cachorras Orientales with Etsuko Mita.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Shimoda debuted on August 5, 1987, against her future Las Cachorras Orientales partner, Etsuko Mita. Early on in her career, Shimoda formed the "Tokyo Sweethearts" with Manami Toyota.

On October 8, 1989, Shimoda won the AJW Junior Championship.[2]

On August 19, 1990, Shimoda competed in a kickboxing match against Aja Kong. She lost several teeth during the match in defeat.

By 1991, the Tokyo Sweethearts had stopped teaming together regularly, however they would team off and on through the 90's.

Las Cachorras Orientales(1992–2009)[edit]

In 1992, Shimoda formed Las Cachorras Orientales(commonly known as LCO) with Etsuko Mita and Akira Hokuto. While Hokuto was an original member, she did not stay on long as a regular with the team. The team mostly wrestled in the undercard until they captured both the JWP Tag Team Championship and the UWA World Women's Tag Team Championship in March 1994. The team held both sets of titles until January 8, 1995, when they lost their JWP Tag Team Championship to Hikari Fukuoka and Mayumi Ozaki. On September 2, 1995, they vacated their UWA World Women's Tag Team Championship after a successful defense against Lioness Asuka and Jaguar Yokota.

O May 11, 1996, the Tokyo Sweethearts teamed up again to take on "Double Inoue" of Kyoko Inoue and Takako Inoue. The match went 52 minutes with Double Inoue getting the win. On June 22, 1996, the teams re-matched with the Tokyo Sweethearts winning the WWWA World Tag Team Championship. They held the titles until January 20, 1997.

Post All Japan Women's career[edit]

Shimoda left All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling with Mita in October 1997 as the promotion filed for bankruptcy for NEO Japan Ladies Pro-Wrestling. Between October 1997 and February 1998, the team made stops in Ladies Legend Pro-Wrestling, JDStar and Gaea Japan while creating a rivalry with Kyoko Inoue and Misae Genki in NEO. The team also stopped in JWP later that year.

The team became freelance in 1999. They wrestled multiple matches for Gaea Japan eventually joining the heel faction, SSU(Super Star Unit). The also started to appear in Arsion during Summer 1999, winning the Twin Stars of Arsion League in December 1999. They also returned to All Japan Women's during this time, capturing the WWWA Tag Titles on July 10, 1999.[3]

On June 18, 1997, the team captured the WWWA World Tag Team Championship for the first time by defeating Tomoko Watanabe and Kumiko Maekawa, finally capturing the titles after 5 years as a team.[3]

In 2003, Shimoda retired to work in a backstage role with AtoZ Pro-Wrestling. The retirement did not last long as by 2005, she was wrestling regularly again after AtoZ's closure.

In 2006 Shimoda moved to Mexico and began working regularly for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) as well as making frequent trips to Japan to work with a number of Japanese women's promotions, often touring with other CMLL wrestlers.[1]

On November 1, 2009, LCO teamed for the final time as Mita retired.[4] They teamed against Kyoko Inoue and Nanae Takahashi. Mima continued to wrestle after.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Luchas de Apuestas record[edit]

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Mima Shimoda (hair) Roza Azteca (mask) Toluca, Mexico State Live event November 19, 2010  

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Rudos: Mima Shimoda" (in Spanish). Retrieved November 6, 2012.
  2. ^ "All Japan Junior Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "WORLD WOMEN'S WRESTLING ASSOCIATIONWORLD TAG TEAM TITLE". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  4. ^ "女子プロ 三田英津子の引退と"東洋の猛女たち"ラスカチョの軌跡". NPN (in Japanese). NPN. September 14, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  5. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Japan: All Japan Women Japanese Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 378–379. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  6. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Japan: All Japan Women Junior Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 379–380. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  7. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Japan: All Japan Women Japanese Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 379. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  8. ^ "The Best Tag Team League 2000". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved March 28, 2013.
  9. ^ "Queen of ARISON". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
  10. ^ "Twin Star of ARISON". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
  11. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Japan: JPW Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 381. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  12. ^ "NWA Pacific Women's Title / NEO Singles Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
  13. ^ 東京スポーツ プロレス大賞. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-01-20.
  14. ^ "Reinaが5・27Reinaアリーナ大会の中止と、下田&セウシス組がReina世界タッグ王座を返上することを発表!". Battle News (in Japanese). May 14, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2012.
  15. ^ "UNIVERSAL WRESTLING ASSOCIATION WOMEN'S WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
  16. ^ 10/26(日)ラゾーナ川崎大会 試合結果. World Woman Pro-Wrestling Diana (in Japanese). October 27, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  17. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Japan: All Japan Women WWWA Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 376–377. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  18. ^ "WORLD WOMEN'S WRESTLING ASSOCIATION WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved November 6, 2012.

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