Sfelk Posted March 29, 2018 Share Posted March 29, 2018 http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UlaYbm4iR_4/V_GhilZMkVI/AAAAAAAACPM/Sr8CfFr2LXs9CV3EM9fzmfzZrxKXHoK1wCK4B/s1600/Smackgirl.png Mod: WEC's 1997 Historical Mod (With some additions) Year: 2000 Avatar: Yuki Nakai Company Size: Mid-Level Regional (National at first, to hire the fighters) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Girl Power Honestly, i felt like it was about time. The year is 2000 and since my forced retirement in 1995 this sport, Mixed Martial Arts, has grown into something huge. And i bet i will continue getting bigger and bigger. I mean, PRIDE just held their first Openweight Grand Prix and Kazushi Sakuraba and Royce Gracie blew my mind with their epic 90 minute battle. Shooto, Pancrase and Rings are putting great events and the Japanese market is booming. Overseas, there are talks about creating an unified ruleset and gain the trust of the american politicians. Even with this whole UFC controversy and bankruptcy talk, apparently, some Las Vegas big shots are negociating to buy it from SEG and i think they will be able to recover from this slump. But there's still one last hole to fill before MMA can truly grow as a sport: the female scene. I know, LLPW held a few events and there has been some fights in the USA. But there isn't really a company dedicated to give the girls a place where they can showcase their abilities and grow as fighters. A place where we could not only find who the best is, but where they could become their best selves. And that's why i met with Shinobu Kandori, the Joshi Puroresu star and LLPW founder. We discussed what should be our focus and if it was financially viable to create this company right now. The first question was an easy one, at least for me. We should be a little bit like the UFC, with strong champions and divisions, and a little bit like PRIDE, with huge tournaments once in a while. I was happy to see that Kandori quickly agreed over this and we moved to our biggest concern, the money. Through some contacts i had managed to raise about $100,000 but, without a TV broadcast deal, that wouldn't be enough to hold more than a few shows. Kandori decided to give us $50,000 more, through the LLPW and, while it wasn't enough to ensure our future, we both agreed that it was something important enough to try. Shinobu also ensured me that she would try to bring more Joshi Puroresu wrestlers to fight in our events and even herself was interested in competing. And that's how Smackgirl was born. There was no time to waste and it only took me one week to find 21 girls willing to fight for us: There's Angel Amoroso (0-5), a pro wrestler from the USA. Becky Levi (5-0), and amazing athlete and Judo Black Belt. Casey Noland (0-2), an american Boxer and Kickboxer. Erin Toughill (0-0-1), a pro Boxer with a 2-1 record. Flor Holman (0-1), a dutch Kickboxer. Irma Verhoef (2-2-2), a Dutch kickboxer and former pro Boxer. Junko Yagi (1-0), a Japanese judoka and Joshi wrestler. Lisa Bjornstad (5-0), an already veteran in the american scene. Marloes Coenen (0-0), a Dutch Jiu Jitsu fighter. I'm not sure, but at 19 years old she might be too young for this. Mayra Conde (2-0), a Guatemalan Brazilian Jiu Jitsu expert. Michelle Farrow (2-0), and american Judoka and Jiu Jitsu practicioner. Mizuki Endo (0-1) and Sayuki Okino (0-0), two LLPW Joshi wrestlers. Shannon Hooper (0-0), a Catch Wrestler and Josh Barnett understudy. Shinobu Kandori (3-1), the face of LLPW and former Judoka. Svletana Goundarenko (3-1), the huge Russian Judoka and former Olympian. Terry Lukomski (0-2), one of the american pioneers in the women mma scene. Lioness Asuka (3-1), one half of The Crush Gals, the most successful women's tag team of all time. Yoko Takahashi (2-3), a Kickboxer and former Joshi wrestler. Yumiko Hotta (5-2), an AJWPW Joshi wrestler and a really experienced MMA fighter and Zee Vjesalicu (7-0-1), an ukranian Hockey player and BJJ practioner. We have some good talent here, I'm sure of that. But, with the amount of money and lack of exposure we have, i need to find out who is worth a "push" as soon as possible. As sooner we have main eventers, the better. So, i decided to put together our first event with this objective in mind. Since we don't have a even number of fighters, i'll let Goundarenko sit this one out. She's our most expensive and well recognized fighter already, no need to test her. Let's hope everything goes according to our plan. This might be the beginning of something huge for Women's MMA. This is what i came up with for our inaugural event: Smackgirl: Episode 0 Saturday, week 3, November 2000 - Main Event - Shinobu Kandori vs. Lioness Asuka - Co-Main Event - Yumiko Hotta vs. Junko Yagi Main Card Mayra Conde vs. Irma Verhoeff Angel Amoroso vs. Lisa Bjoernstad Becky Levi vs. Mizuki Endo Michelle Farrow vs. Flor Holman Casey Noland vs. Yoko Takahashi Sayuki Okino vs Terry Lukomski Erin Toughill vs Zee Vjesalicu Marloes Coenen vs Shannon Hooper Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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