Kyoko Kimura

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Kyoko Kimura
Kyoko Kimura.JPG
Kimura in March 2012.
Ring name(s)Caribbean KIM
Kyoko Kimura
Yanbaru Queen Na
Billed height1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)[1]
Billed weight62 kg (140 lb)[1]
Born(1977-03-19) March 19, 1977 (age 36)[1]
Yokohama, Kanagawa[1]
DebutJuly 20, 2003[1]
 
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Kyoko Kimura
Kyoko Kimura.JPG
Kimura in March 2012.
Ring name(s)Caribbean KIM
Kyoko Kimura
Yanbaru Queen Na
Billed height1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)[1]
Billed weight62 kg (140 lb)[1]
Born(1977-03-19) March 19, 1977 (age 36)[1]
Yokohama, Kanagawa[1]
DebutJuly 20, 2003[1]

Kyoko Kimura (木村 響子 Kimura Kyoko?, born March 19, 1977)[1] is a Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial artist, currently wrestling for Ice Ribbon, Okinawa Pro Wrestling and World Wonder Ring Stardom. She is an alumnus of Big Japan Pro Wrestling, NEO Japan Ladies Pro Wrestling and Ibuki. Most notably, she is known for her Jamaican flag shirt and puffed afro that at one point stood at roughly one foot tall. Among the notable opponents she has wrestled is Shimmer wrestler, MsChif. She is known for wrestling in barbed wire deathmatches as well as her singles bouts.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Kimura started her professional wrestling career in the JWP Joshi Puroresu promotion, making her debut on July 20, 2003.[1] She remained with the promotion in a small role for over two years, before quitting in late 2005 and becoming a freelancer.[1] During the following years, Kimura made appearances for promotions such as Ibuki,[2] Oz Academy,[3] and Pro Wrestling Wave,[4] while also making her debut in death matches.[1]

Kimura's first major role in professional wrestling came in the NEO Japan Ladies Pro Wrestling promotion, where, in 2008, she became the leader of the villainous Revolucion Amandora stable, which also included Tomoka Nakagawa and Atsuko Emoto, with whom Kimura held the NEO Tag Team Championship.[5][6][7] In October 2009, Revolucion Amandora also made a tour of Mexico.[8][9] Kimura remained a regular for NEO until the promotion folded in December 2010, with her stable being involved in major storyline rivalries with Las Cachorras Orientales (Etsuko Mita and Mima Shimoda) and Passion Red (Kana, Nanae Takahashi and Natsuki☆Taiyo).[10][11]

In May 2012, Kimura began working regularly for the World Wonder Ring Stardom promotion, where she joined the villainous Kawasaki Katsushika Saikyou Densetsu Plus One stable.[12] However, after losing a battle against Natsuki☆Taiyo for the leadership of the stable, Kimura quit the stable on August 5 and formed the new Kimura Monster-gun stable with Hailey Hatred.[13] From August 19 to September 30, Kimura took part in the first ever 5★Star GP, making it to the finals, before losing to Yuzuki Aikawa.[13][14][15] In September, Kimura also began working regularly for the Ice Ribbon promotion, culminating on her and Sayaka Obihiro winning the International Ribbon Tag Team and Reina World Tag Team Championships on December 19, 2012, the latter title owned by the Reina X World promotion.[16][17][18] On January 14, 2013, Kimura received her first shot at Stardom's top title, the World of Stardom Championship, but was defeated by the defending champion, Nanae Takahashi.[19][20][21] On March 17, Kimura and Hatred defeated Kawasaki Katsushika Saikyou Densetsu (Natsuki☆Taiyo and Yoshiko) to win the Goddesses of Stardom Championship.[22] The following November, Kimura teamed with two other Monster-gun stablemates, Alpha Female and The Female Predator "Amazon", to win the Artist of Stardom Championship.[23] During November, Kimura also teamed with Act Yasukawa to win the 2013 Goddesses of Stardom Tag Tournament.[23]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • SUN Championship (1 time)[27]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Kimura made her mixed martial arts debut against Megumi Yabushita at Pancrase Impressive Tour 11 on November 12, 2011 (2011-11-12).[30] She won the fight by TKO (doctor stoppage) after Yabushita suffered an ankle injury in the first round.[31]

Kimura next faced Mizuho Sato at Pancrase Progress Tour 1 on January 28, 2012 (2012-01-28).[32] The match ended in a unanimous draw.[33]

On April 1, 2012 (2012-04-01), Kimura faced South Korean Kim Sung Eun at Pancrase Progress Tour 4, winning the match via TKO in 61 seconds.[34]

On May 20, 2012 (2012-05-20), Kimura suffered her first MMA loss when she was submitted by Rin Nakai at Pancrase Progress Tour 6.[35]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Loss2-1-1Rin NakaiSubmission (armbar)Pancrase Progress Tour 6May 20, 201214:32Okinawa, Okinawa, Japan
Win2-0-1Kim Sung EunTKO (punches)Pancrase Progress Tour 4April 1, 201211:01Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
Draw1-0-1Mizuho SatoDraw (unanimous)Pancrase Progress Tour 1January 28, 201225:00Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
Win1-0-0Megumi YabushitaTKO (doctor stoppage)Pancrase Impressive Tour 11November 12, 201115:00Kabukicho, Tokyo, Japan

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