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Interview with Chigusa Nagayo - By Gery Roif GR: I enjoyed your way of training, it`s way better than the soft training being taught in the US and Canada, however could you explain to me why it`s so important to the Japanese to work as stiff as possible, after all we all know pro-wrestling is worked and it`s an art. You can`t expect people to see prowrestling as a legit sport when you`re doing an Irish Whip, if you were training for the UWFi Shoot Style(half worked) where rules seemed legit, I`d understand, but could you please explain the need for stiff training. I personally love and understand the stiff style, so the match would appear as real,credible and legit as possible, but I need your answer to explain it to my readers. CN: There are big difference between male and female. Most females don`t have big muscles as the men, so they get more damage when they bump. In my training, I try to strengthen their muscle and get them to be more flexible. Then I try to get the character of each of the fighters and then develop it. The most important thing to me is avoiding the injuries on the mat and I'm proud of growing good female wrestlers that are as tough as male wrestlers.

GR: You worked with Rhonda Singh who passed away couple of months ago, any memories from your matches and on her personally? CN: When I fought with her in Japan, I was young with little ability. So I was shocked by her big body and great ability. Din`t get to know her outside of the ring. GR: You also worked with Debby Miceli, any thoughts on her work(american style) and her personally? CN: I was just remembring fighting with her in the Dallas Stadium. She is tall and powerful wrestler and popular in the US. But I felt she wasn`t built in the basic level of prowrestling. There were no female wrestling federation in the US and she was practicing at the same gym as male wrestlers.

GR: Compare American wrestling to Puroresu(both men`s and Joshi). CN: I would like to taste americam pro wrestling very much from now on and then I might recognize the difference from Japanese pro wrestling. Japanese pro wrestling a lot of original Japanese culture after W.W. 2. Female pro wrestling federation is only in Japan, not in other countries.

GR: Many promotions like WWE and others have ladies out there as eye candy, wrestle each other in bra & panties matches, does that embarrass you personally after all the hard work you`ve done to establish Joshi Puroresu as being just as tough as Men`s Puroresu? CN: American female pro wrestling has Sexy eye candy & Cat fighting, there no such thing here in Japan. As a matter of fact, Japanese female pro wrestlers work very hard fighting, unlike in America. In the US, people accept Sexy & Cat fighting, I don't deny that.

GR: You retired in 89 and later came back in 96, did you come back only to help your own promotion or did you have other reasons? CN: After my retirement, I got into the ring for the movie promotion. Afterwads I was offered me to come back as a wrestler. If I came back to the ring, I had decided to make a new style unique federation, and raise young wrestlers, let female prowrestling to go ahead to the new era. So that's how GAEA JAPAN was born.

GR: When you worked in WCW, your nick was "Zero", in the GAEA Girls film you said if you lost a match against Lioness Otsuka, you`ll become "Zero=0". Did you feel like zero working for WCW(being mistreated) therefore decided to call yourself Zero, or was there another reason? CN: ZERO means number 0. After W.W. 2, Japan and Japanese people started everything from 0. Same as me, I had to start from 0 in the US. So I named my other character ZERO.

GR: That`s it. Thanks very very much for your time, I greatly appreciate it. CN: Thank you. For more on GAEA, click here to enter their website.


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