30 in 30: LPWA’s Channel

by Daniel Johnson

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Greetings readers! There are less than 24 hours to vote for The Crown J here. That means there are also less than 24 hours for a chance to win a free  Blu-ray of ECW Unreleased Volume 2. For details go here. This is the conclusion of the 30 in 30 series so if you haven’t read about it by now you probably won’t. Still, there is more information about the series here.

The full Ladies Professional Wrestling Association (LPWA) YouTube channel can be found here.

Here are the facts about LPWA’s YouTube channel:

Number of videos: 133

Frequency new videos are added: No new videos have been uploaded in over seven months. Before that only eight videos were added since September 2011.

Frequency full shows are added: Since the channel was first created in May 2010, two full programs have been added in July 2012 and November 2012, respectively.

Total views of the most popular video: 815,466

LPWA was kind of, sort of, not really a follow-up promotion to the legendary 1980’s promotion, Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW). GLOW was known for having wild gimmicks such as Amy The Farmer’s Daughter, Corporal Kelly and Big Bad Mama, the last of which can be seen here brutalizing Al Bundy (in German because, hey why not?). LPWA instead placed more emphasis on the athleticism of it’s performers. This is kind of a double-edged sword as far as it’s YouTube channel goes. While some of the greatest American female wrestlers of all time worked for LPWA including  Madusa Miceli, Leilani Kai and Judy Martin some are only featured sparingly on LPWA’s YouTube channel. You see, LPWA still has an official website with an official store and to get some of the better, longer matches you have to put down some cash. As for the content of the matches on the channel most of the full ones are brief, generally lasting under 10 minutes. There are also a whole bunch of truncated matches featured on the channel. The quality of the footage is beyond decent for clips this old though the footage has obviously been transferred from a VHS tape. Oh yeah, it is also worth mentioning Jim Cornette did commentary for this promotion.

A recommended clip:

Leilani Kai vs. Malia Hosaka

Malia Hosaka starts this match out looking strong by hitting two dropkicks then ducking a clothesline attempt and hitting a third. Hosaka lands a drop toe hold and targets Leilani Kai’s legs. After Hosaka misses a legdrop, Kai slams Hosaka’s face into the mat then picks her up for a slam and delivers two snapmares. Hosaka bounces back and delivers a hurricanrana, which the commentators obviously have no idea what to call. Hosaka puts her knees to Kai’s guts until tiring herself out at which point Kai assaults her along the turnbuckles.

Hosaka nearly scores an upset over the more experienced Kai with a sunset flip, which again the commentators don’t bother calling. Oh well, at least Jim Cornette is doing a good job of focusing on the psychology of the match and how Hosaka’s impressive moves won’t necessarily win her the match. As Kai begins to take charge she rakes the smaller Hosaka on the ropes, gives her a big boot then chokes her with the ropes. As Hosaka is placed in the middle of the ring Kai stomps her and even walks on her stomach as if she was The Big Show. Hosaka makes one last comeback by hitting two spin kicks, but then misses a dropkick. Kai clobbers Hosaka with an elbow drop and the match is all over.



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