Chigusa Nagayo | Japanese Women Wrestler
Chigusa Nagayo, ex-pro wrestler and founder of the GAEA Women’s Professional Wrestling organisation and Marvelous women’s pro-wrestling, first achieved mainstream popularity in the ’80s as a member of tag team The Crush Gals, who became pop culture sensations with a number of top ten singles.
She was the founder of the GAEA Women's Professional Wrestling organization (known simply as GAEA). She briefly competed as alter-ego Lady Zero in GAEA. Nagayo appears in the 2000 documentary Gaea Girls made for the BBC by Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams.
Often referred to in Japan as “the most popular woman wrestler of all time“, Nagayo is now becoming even more popular with the public after it was revealed that she stepped in to stop an assault on a woman during a recent visit to Hokkaido.
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