SanX Posted April 11, 2017 Share Posted April 11, 2017 The curious case of World Level Wrestlng Japan is famous for many things; Anime, noodles, Bullet trains, cars, tea,unique culture etc. Country also has knack for weird things. Another thing to be added in that list would be: LuchaResu. Japan is also the birthplace of Wrestling; where it is so beloved and respected that the top company BHOTWG is dubbed as King of Sports in the country. Japan has seen major changes in its wrestling legacy. Currently, country is witnessing another revolution with the courtesy of Koji Kojima- Owner and founder of WLW- Leaders of Modern Japan Movement and third biggest wrestling company in Japan. http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a527/Kitarzu/C-Verse%20Alts/KojiKojima_alt1_zps9446dbf8.jpg "Koji Kojima" Koji Kojima was fairly average wrestler who wrestled as a Junior. The last decade was arguably era of Juniors spearheaded by Optimus and elemental and its effect was many juniors such as Koji found it difficult to break into the top encheleons with workers from USA and Mexico also participating in already starstudded japanese juniors wrestling scene with only BHOTWG as the place where they could show their skills on national level.Hence Koji started a new promotion at the start of the New millennium,WLW or World Level Wrestling. Only promotion at that time which was solely for Juniors style wrestlers. Then, Japanese wrestling scene was going through a cut-throat competition between CGC, BHOTWG. The War also saw short lived INPSIRE as well as PGHW as probable contenders for the crown of Puroresu. Then, WLW was the place where you could take your children, family or when you wanted a break from high intensity strong style or King’s Road and wanted to have fun as it introduced explosive high-fliers combined with dynamic young lions who dreamed of working for the top-promotions in the world, resulting in a new style of wrestling-LuchaResu. WLW also had a knack for humour, thus, promotion had already started to attract the ‘Smart’ crowd right from the beginning. You can check out their commercial here. http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g248/sanX1999/BHOTWG_zps5q7bhqvk.jpghttp://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g248/sanX1999/GCG_zpsdjaevqsf.jpghttp://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g248/sanX1999/INSPIRE_zpss7xjlqlg.jpghttp://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g248/sanX1999/PGHW_zpslbdeqlxv.jpg"War for Puroresu- BHOTWG,GCG,INSPIRE,PGHW" WLW first came in global spotlight when a fiery, arrogant redhead MAGNUM Kobe went to war with Emerald Angle, Arguably, the world’s greates high-flier. Kobe pitted his Strong style against Graceful arial ability of Angel, which resulted in the one of the best rivalries the wrestling world had seen in years. http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g248/sanX1999/WLW%20Dynasty/Emerald%20Angel_alt_zpsjneigwhn.jpghttp://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g248/sanX1999/WLW%20Dynasty/Magnum%20Kobe_zpsoogua8jj.jpg "Rivals for life" WLW rided this wave of popularityv and used it as a foundation to continue their expansion. Today, WLW is right behind PGHW and BHOTWG as leaders of Modern Japan movement-overtaking legendary GCG and leaving them far behind and making afromentioned promotions to be on their toes. WLW have also cultivated many talents and have homegrown stars who are termed as WLW Originals. One of the first few companies to use regular schedule in Japan through Modern Japan Movement, their success has seen BHOTWG also changing their schedule to regular rather than touring. Recently, WLW inaugurated a new website as well as a new 1 hr show- WLW Action! To complement their flagship show- Lucharesu! Becoming first Japanese promotion to have two shows on live television, in the process. http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g248/sanX1999/coollogo_com-595038_zpsviqebtt0.png http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g248/sanX1999/coollogo_com-26742552_zpspapongdk.png Until few years ago, BHOTWG and PHGW didn’t even acknowledge WLW though BHOTWG regularly raided their roster to refill their junior divison. Tables are turned now as WLW recently signed former BHOTWG Jr champion MYSTIC Dragon from BHOTWG as well as won the bidding war against both the companies for the current EXODUS no.1 contender Orange Tsuchie, an exciting prospect. http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g248/sanX1999/WLW%20Dynasty/6024ac76-ce3e-47a7-91a3-c3e2dbb733bd_zpswzmtegqg.jpghttp://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g248/sanX1999/WLW%20Dynasty/Mystic%20Dragon_zpsv3q2km2c.jpg "Orange Tsuchie and Mystic Dragon" Their rise is seen similar to DaVE, The beloved American company who offered something different at that time but failed because of finanical mismanagement . Though probability of WLW following same path is negligible as company recorded close to 4 million¥ profit for the first half of the year - in fiscal economy and slow wrestling industry. It is to be seen that how far this Fun loving wrestling company can go with their Mix of Styles and cultures. Welcome to.................... World Level Wrestling! Leaders of Modern Japan Movement and Third biggest promotion in Japan!http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g248/sanX1999/live-shot-main%20-%20Copy%202%20-%20Copy_zpsc8bqv1a5.jpg http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g248/sanX1999/WLW3_zpsljlzu8y4.png Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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