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U.S. woman fights for her dream in Japanese pro wrestling

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By Elaine Lies and Thomas Peter

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Uh, this story belongs in the entertainment section. Certainly anywhere BUT the sports section...

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Good for her. It takes guts to abandon the secure route of of a traditional job like teaching and to follow one's dreams. I wish her all the success in the world!

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While I understand the goal of the story, the fact is that there have been others before Hernandez who have trained in the joshi dojos.

For example, Aja Kong is a so-called "hafu" with an American father, and started in Japan. Her partner/rival/protege Amazing Kong also did most of her training in the Japanese dojo system, coming to Japan after only a few months of basic training in the USA.

Best of luck to Hernandez, still.

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Uh, this story belongs in the entertainment section. Certainly anywhere BUT the sports section..

I suppose possibly, but if you have ever seen one of these events, they seem more active athletically that some run of the mill athletes I have seen everywhere (such as certain pudgy third base men)

Watch the movie Gaea Girls sometimes to see what gruelling physical training they go through.

And having seen Kris in the ring a few times, she has a very good ring presence.

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30,000 yen a weekly show is a pretty lousy wage for getting battered in the ring. Looks like itis based on a lousy Japanese minimum wage.

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30,000 yen a weekly show is a pretty lousy wage for getting battered in the ring. Looks like itis based on a lousy Japanese minimum wage.

The average minimum wage in Japan is just under 800 yen. (It varies by prefecture; the national average is 798.) On this basis a weekly show would need to last 37.5 hours to produce a 30,000 yen payment.

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