Photo © Mike Lano
Bull Nakano is a name infamous in Japanese women's pro wrestling
and American women's professional wrestling, making her an iconic
trailblazer. She began her wrestling career in the early eighties
training in All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling and then quickly
became a force to be reckoned with.
On September 13th, 1984 Bull Nakano defeated Yumi Ogura for
All Japan Junior title. She later defeated Miko Komatsu for
All Japan Singles on July 25th 1985.
Being in high demand, she spent some months working in the World
Wrestling Federation. The she worked with Dump Matsumoto as
a tag-team defeating Susan Starr & Candice Pardue and Linda
Gonzalez & Velvet McIntyre. There time in the WWF was short
On August 23rd, 1986 Bull Nakano and Dump Matsumoto defeated
the Crush Girls for WWWA World Tag titles. After losing the
title, she regained it on October 20th, 1987 with Condor Saito
to defeat the Red Typhoons for WWWA World Tag titles and on
February 25th, 1988 with Grizzly Iwamoto defeated the Fire Jets,
making her a 3-Time WWWA World Tag title champion.
Her dominance in Women's Wrestling continued, as with her title
victories. She won the Japan Grand Prix defeating Yumiko Hotta
and on June 18th, 1989 she defeated Mitsuko Nishiwaki for All
Pacific Singles title. She later defeated Mitsuko Nishiwaki
for WWWA World Singles title on January 4th, 1990.
On March 21st 1993 she defeated Lola Gonzales for CMLL Singles
while wrestling in CMLL Singles. In 1994, she made her way back
to the World Wresting Federation. There she feuded with Alundra
Blayze and on November 20th, 1994 she defeated Alundra Blayze
(Madusa) for WWF Women's title.