It appears there is some heat heading in the direction of British wrestler Bea Priestley following a move she pulled out during a Stardom match.
During the bout, Priestley picked up the pinfall victory after hitting Saki Kashima with the Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex.
Bea pinned Saki with the Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex.
— We Are Stardom (@we_are_stardom) March 21, 2019
This is the move in question. If you haven’t seen it before, please treat yourself:
Looks awesome, right?
Sadly, it looks as though the move’s creator isn’t too happy with it being used. Manami Toyota, the Japanese Joshi legend who crafted the incredibly dangerous looking maneuver, took to Twitter to call out Priestley for using it without permission. Although the tweet is in Japanese, someone has thankfully given us a translation:
(It's not my opinion.)
Who is this?omit_script=1
She used 'Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex' in the match, right?omit_script=1
I have handed over that move to only them.
Tsukasa Fujimoto and Ikuto Hidaka.
Don't use my special move without permission! https://t.co/C2HD7onBHZ
— Shigeo (@sg_oxxt) March 22, 2019
Toyota further explained her reaction in a follow-up tweet, expressing that the move is special to her as the creator and she specifically handed it down to Tsukasa Fujimoto and Ikuto Hidaka, trusting them and only them with it.
様々な意見がありますが、ジャパニーズオーシャンサイクロンスープレックスは私が大切に使っていたオリジナルの技です 藤本つかさ、日高郁人に伝承し大切に使ってくれてます この二人に敬意を表する意味で他の選手には勝手に使ってもらいたくないのです それだけ思い入れのある技だとご理解下さい
— 豊田真奈美 (@marukomariya) March 22, 2019
“There are various opinions, but the Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex is the original technique that I used very carefully. It is handed down and is used carefully by Tsukasa Fujimoto and Ikuto Hidaka. I do not want other players to use it without permission in the sense to honor these two people.”
It is also worth noting that today is Bea Priestley’s 23rd birthday… bet this has put a downer on things.