Ring of Honor has announced that legendary Japanese female wrestler Sumie Sakai has been added to the Women of Honor Championship Tournament.
The following comes from ROHWrestling.com:
Sumie Sakai was a competitor in the very first women’s match in Ring of Honor history in 2002. Known as Women of Honor’s “Ray of Sunshine”, the fiery competitor from Jersey Shore, Japan is a master of many disciplines of martial arts, mixed martial arts, and submission wrestling but truly excels with her explosive offensive and extensive international experience.
Sumie has competed all over the globe and was the only Women of Honor star to compete on all four nights of the 2017 Global Wars Tour, ending the tour with two straight-wins against Holidead and Stacy Shadows! Despite being the most experienced grappler in the tournament, Sumie is also perhaps the tournament’s most agile and explosive.
And perhaps the tournament’s most enlightened! "Always keep my mind as open as when I began. I love to fight,” Sumie told ROHWrestling.com. And fight she will as one of the 16 women competing for the Women of Honor Championship!
Sumie’s world travels in 2017 saw her compete against the very best STARDOM had to offer in her home country of Japan, giving her another advantage in a tournament that will see STARDOM stars trek to the US to compete to be the very first Women of Honor Champion. Sumie heads into the tournament looking to add “first Women of Honor Champion” to her 15+ year resume with Ring of Honor!