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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