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Topic: Kairi Hojo signs to NXT?
Posted By: Baz
Subject: Kairi Hojo signs to NXT?
Date Posted: 09/March/2017 at 19:45
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  • Kairi Hojo of Stardom has agreed to a three-year contract with WWE and is expecting to leave Japan for WWE around April to join the NXT women's division.

  • The backstage rumor is that Shinsuke Nakamura has been pushing for her to come to NXT for several months and she has flip flopped on her decision before now finally telling Stardom officials that she's going.

  • This is a huge blow for Stardom and the company feels they were misled through the entire ordeal. Hojo currently has two titles with the promotion and they want her to drop the titles before she leaves.
Ricoooo you're our female specialist, who is she and what can she do haha.


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 20/April/2017 at 01:50
Man I am just seeing this now. I'll look her up when I finish watching NXT.


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I'm not especially blown away by Pirates Kaiser (Hojo's gimmick-name) but it looks pretty good really.



She's got some good looking spots. She seems far more aerial than mat based, which I suppose is a good contrast to Asuka, but TBH I'd rather someone a bit more stiff.






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Posted By: Benscast
Date Posted: 08/May/2017 at 03:10
With the impending arrival of one of the top 3 women's wrestlers in the world on the indy circuit heading to WWE, here are just 12 matches you should check out of super star Kairi Hojo!

All links lead to Daily Motion, to help with you guys in the EU so you don't buffer video too bad.

January 26th, 2014 – Act Yasukawa vs. Kairi Hojo =  http://dai.ly/k3jUc4rGN6NRLHmSFPz" rel="nofollow - http://dai.ly/k3jUc4rGN6NRLHmSFPz

August 10th, 2014 – Kyoko Kimura and Alpha Female vs. Nanae 
Takahashi and Kairi Hojo =  http://dai.ly/k2yJ6v74ckf2bVmSG5H" rel="nofollow - http://dai.ly/k2yJ6v74ckf2bVmSG5H

March 29th, 2015 – Kairi Hojo vs. Io Shirai =  http://dai.ly/kRyKqfzdejSpJFmSGrQ" rel="nofollow - http://dai.ly/kRyKqfzdejSpJFmSGrQ

May 17th, 2015 – Kairi Hojo vs. Mayu Iwatani =  http://dai.ly/k33oDck5oRPpzjmSGvJ" rel="nofollow - http://dai.ly/k33oDck5oRPpzjmSGvJ

June 14th, 2015 – Kairi Hojo vs. Meiko Satomura =  http://dai.ly/k750tx5XgN8OTWc4jqp" rel="nofollow - http://dai.ly/k750tx5XgN8OTWc4jqp

July 26th, 2015 – Kairi Hojo vs. Meiko Satomura =  http://dai.ly/k58Z9j8uQKWBxfciZh0" rel="nofollow - http://dai.ly/k58Z9j8uQKWBxfciZh0

September 23rd, 2015 – Hudson Envy vs. Kairi Hojo =  http://dai.ly/k3ZwwgRuYJor4jeFwIX" rel="nofollow - http://dai.ly/k3ZwwgRuYJor4jeFwIX

January 17th, 2016 – Io Shirai vs. Kairi Hojo =  http://dai.ly/kpL6mqv4PeQYppf5M2S" rel="nofollow - http://dai.ly/kpL6mqv4PeQYppf5M2S

June 14th, 2016 – Hiroyo Matsumoto vs. Kairi Hojo =  http://dai.ly/k1c8DqnG4f2Enwiv93H" rel="nofollow - http://dai.ly/k1c8DqnG4f2Enwiv93H

January 15th, 2017 – Kairi Hojo and Yoko Bito vs. Kay Lee Ray and Nixon Newell =  http://dai.ly/k3BdYaMO7alVo4lAjyY" rel="nofollow - http://dai.ly/k3BdYaMO7alVo4lAjyY

February 23rd, 2017 – Kairi Hojo vs. Jungle Kyona =  http://dai.ly/k26lonEAhNSUQmm0Tbv" rel="nofollow - http://dai.ly/k26lonEAhNSUQmm0Tbv

March 20th, 2017 – Io Shirai vs. Kairi Hojo =  http://dai.ly/k4PMoZSvkYfNrfmmPk4" rel="nofollow - http://dai.ly/k4PMoZSvkYfNrfmmPk4






Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 14/July/2017 at 22:17
So after all that speculation about how Hojo wouldn't be allowed to use the elbow drop because "That's Bayley's move" she performed the move last night during the first round of tournament tapings. I guess that answers that question.

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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 14/July/2017 at 22:29
Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

So after all that speculation about how Hojo wouldn't be allowed to use the elbow drop because "That's Bayley's move" she performed the move last night during the first round of tournament tapings. I guess that answers that question.

Velveteen Dream uses it too LOL


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 27/July/2017 at 21:55
I don't really see anything to complain about with Kairi, but honestly? I like Kana/Asuka better, a lot better. WWE is going to have to be careful about how they talk about Kairi, or they could end up creating an environment among the casual fans where an either/or attitude is taken between the two, and I think that would be a big mistake. I can see that many people are hyped for Kairi's run in the WWE, and I think that's great, but I don't want to see her run damage Asuka's in any way, or the other way around. WWE need to make sure to compare and contrast the two in such a way that fans see that there is room on the roster for not just one, not two, but many Japanese women.

Quite frankly I'm not really sold on Kairi just yet, maybe that'll change as I see more matches from her, but I've seen some from Io Shirai that I've loved to death, and many more from Kana, especially against Meiko Satomura (Osaka Triple Tails). Kairi is much more graceful and aerial in her assault, whereas Kana is far more ground based, stiff and filled with a mocking attitude in everything she does. Kana doesn't have that one move where you just wait all match to see it so you can pop like crazy, instead you look forward to seeing her counter some basic move in some crazy way that makes you go: "holy shit how did she do that!?!?" Kairi has that elbow drop that is arguably the best one since Randy Savage, and I've also see her do a back flip into a double foot stomp from the top rope that IMO is even better than than her elbow drop. Kairi and Asuka are so different, and I LOVE that. I hope the average joe wrestling fan sees that too, and doesn't think that now that Kairi is here, Asuka must go.

It's for that reason, that I really hope that WWE do NOT run with Kairi vs Asuka right out of the gates, for example as Kairi taking the NXT women's championship from Asuka. I hope one goes to Raw, the other to Smackdown, and each holds a title, and THEN perhaps a WrestleMania, or some PPV like Bragging Rights where it's Raw vs Smackdown that the two meet for a match.

Conversely, I since Kenta is about to leave the WWE I hope we get to see a Hideo Itami vs Shinsuke Nakamura strong style match to send Kenta off with a good showing.


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 05/October/2017 at 23:48
So Kairi debuted this week. Maybe it was just because she was in the ring with Nooph/Aliya but that match wasn't all good.

Sorry but I am not finding a lot to like from her yet.

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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 31/January/2018 at 01:29

Just for you DZ.


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Posted By: DangerZone
Date Posted: 31/January/2018 at 01:36
Cheers

Forgot to mention in my Rumble post that I marked a little for her Macho elbow drop.

She's hot.


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 31/January/2018 at 01:49
People have been saying her elbow is better than the Macho Man's... It's her finisher as well. I might be willing to go so far as the best elbow drop since the macho man's, but better? Hell no.

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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 31/January/2018 at 07:42
It looks a lot better than Savages...maybe it's the angle she puts her arm/elbow at but it's just a beautiful sight.

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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 31/January/2018 at 09:37
It does look a lot better in my opinion

I also agree 100% won DZ - she is hot

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Posted By: Kondor
Date Posted: 12/May/2018 at 07:13
Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

People have been saying her elbow is better than the Macho Man's... It's her finisher as well. I might be willing to go so far as the best elbow drop since the macho man's, but better? Hell no.

Yeah I would agree with this. Obviously I love Kairi but no one, and I mean no one can do an Elbow Smash like Macho Man. 

Dare I say CM Punk's Macho Man tribute Elbow Smash is up there as well. 

But out of Kairi and Bayley... it's a close one. 


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 12/May/2018 at 07:20
You're going to hate me for this, but I love Elias's elbow. It's the closest I've ever seen to Savage's and it along with his general likeness in appearance and size to Savage is one of the biggest reasons I like Elias.

Hojos elbow is cute, it's got it's own style and I definitely like it a lot, but come on, better than the Macho Man's signature finisher? Bitch please!

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Posted By: Kondor
Date Posted: 12/May/2018 at 07:38
Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

You're going to hate me for this, but I love Elias's elbow. It's the closest I've ever seen to Savage's and it along with his general likeness in appearance and size to Savage is one of the biggest reasons I like Elias.





Soooo tempted. Tongue

I don't know you. Tongue


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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 13/May/2018 at 11:34
Her elbow drop is better than Savages' and anyone stating otherwise is just in denial that an up and coming Jap can be better than a Hall of Famer at something.

The height, angle and her landing is always picture perfect.

Did i mention shes hot?


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 13/May/2018 at 16:01
She doesn't hit the elbow right. all her body weight is completely wasted because it falls beside her opponent. With Savage (and Elias) the point of the elbow hits first, and then the entire upper body of the wrestler compresses down on the point of impact as the elbow slides over the other side of the targets body. It's damage is multiple times greater than what is by comparison a slap in the face.

There have been times Savage has dropped that elbow as a shoot to get someone back for something and I forget who it was, I want to say it was Lanny Poffo who was on the receiving end once and he was the guy I heard talking about it, but the guy said it would knock the wind out of you and you'd be left there wondering while struggling to breathe if one of your lungs had collapsed. 

Do you really think Hojo could do that? No, maybe if she landed with her ass on you. Almost certainly if she did the backflip into a double foot stomp onto you, I could even see that move breaking a rib, but her elbow isn't much different that a Ric Flair chop. However since she aims her ass at the camera by picking up her legs so high it's attractive to look at, and that is ultimately why everyone thinks her elbow drop looks better than Savages. 

So fair enough if you think Hojo's elbow drop looks better because she's got a better ass than Randy Savage, then I won't argue the point at all, but lets be real here, I'd take an elbow drop from here any day over that of a drop from Randy Savage if he was pissed at me and I thought he might shoot the elbow drop.


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