In a match that was first announced back in June, Satomura faced “Thick Mama Pump” in a first-time matchup for the Progress Women’s Championship.
Meiko is a legend in Japan and Grace has created a big name for herself as an independent wrestler and IMPACT Knockout. So, this was a highly anticipated match.
In her Progress debut, Satomura surprisingly managed to kick out of the Grace Driver and survive in a hard-hitting bout. In the end, she hit Grace with the Scorpio Rising to end her 259-day reign and become the new Progress Women’s Champion.
To date, Meiko Satomura is the first Japanese woman to hold the title, since Toni Storm became the inaugural champion in May of 2017. Jordynne Grace was the first wrestler from the US to hold the UK-based promotion’s women’s championship, following her surprise appearance back in December at “Unboxing.”
It will be interesting to see what this means for the relatively new title and who Satomura will defend it against in the months to come.
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