My views on Pro Wrestling from the East and West

Friday, November 26, 2004

Zero-One shuts down

Shinya Hashimoto's Zero-One wrestling promotion is finally shutting down after a slew of financial problems. Hashimoto himself is said to be going back to New Japan Pro Wrestling, leaving the remnants of Zero-One to Shinjiro Ohtani and Yoshiyuki Nakamura. It's now being rumoured that Ohtani will name the new promotion "First On Stage". How LAME is that???
While it is sad to hear the company is closing down, it might be for the best as the puroresu market in Japan is already over-saturated. I would like to hope that some of Zero-One's talent will find work elsewhere like in NOAH that could use a new face or two to fill in the roster. All Japan would be a good option for gaijins like Steve Corino and Tom Howard too, and a guy like Kohei Sato & Hirotaka Yokoi would fit right in to New Japan with their wannabe shooters that Inoki has unlimited love for.


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