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By Mike Johnson on 2023-09-01 10:00:00

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

Joshi Wrestling Company to Debut at Capitale in Downtown Manhattan, with Tickets on Sale Now

 First Ever All-Japanese Joshi Wrestling Company in the United States Brings Japan’s Top Female Wrestlers to a Global Audience

 Coming Soon Trailer Previews Sukeban’s High-Octane Action and Unique Anime and Live Action Content

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 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                                                                                         

Atomic Banshee, portrayed by Ram Kaichow

Otaku-chan, portrayed by Kaori Yoneyama

Midnight Player, portrayed by AOI

BINGO, portrayed by ???

Harajuku Stars

Ichigo Sayaka, portrayed by Unagi Sayaka

Maya Mamushi, portrayed by Maya Yukihi

Saki Bimi, portrayed by SAKI

Babyface, portrayed by Ancham

Cherry Bomb Girls

Crush Yuu, portrayed by Yuu

Supersonic, portrayed by ???

Riko Blondie, portrayed by Riko Kaiju

Dangerous Liaisons

Countess Saori, portrayed by Saori Anou

Commander Nakajima, portrayed by Arisa Nakajima

Lady Antoinette, portrayed by Risa Sera

Queen of Hearts, portrayed by Miyuki Takase


Stray Cat, portrayed by ???

In addition to exciting wrestlers added to the roster, the World Premiere event at Capitale in New York City features several elements that will make the event unique:

•     Championship belt by Marc Newson (to be revealed in NY)

•     Costumes by Olympia Le-Tan

•     Hats by milliner Stephen Jones

•     Nail art by Mei Kawajiri (Nails by Mei)

•     Anime and manga by Sakana Koji

Sukeban’s debut event in New York will be followed by further events around the United States and globally, with additional plans to be announced in the coming weeks. With ambitious growth plans and a strategic focus on its content ecosystem, Sukeban is poised to expand operations worldwide and pull from numerous lucrative revenue streams.

For more information, visit and follow Sukeban on Instagram, TikTok, and X at @sukeban_world.

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