Puroresu is 'Pro Wrestling' in
Japanese.It is Japan's equivalent to World Wrestling Federation and utilizes
a number of moves similar to those of Shootfighting. Japan's firts pro
wrestler was a former Sumo, Sorakichi Matsuda. Although not particularly
successful he is credited with making the sport popular.
pro wrestler star was Rikidozan at the advent of the television in
1951.Matches take place in a square ring. Like other forms of spectator
wrestling, participants often climb onto and jump off the ropes or use the
ropes elasticity as a springboard to launch into their opponent.
the standard ring are the 6 sided ring and the barbed wire instead of rope
although not considered seriously dangerous to the health of the fighter it
does however result in cuts and flesh wounds adding an element of blood
lust.Women also participate in Puroresu and it is an art that is gaining
popularity known as Joshi Puroresu.