Reggie Bennett (born January 24, 1961) is a former American professional wrestler. She is best known for her work in Japanese female wrestling organizations such as All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling.

Professional Wrestling Career

Bennett began wrestling on the Californian independent circuit in 1986, primarily for the Independent Wrestling Federation, where she won the promotion's Women's Championship three times and appeared in the TV pilot for the American Women's Wrestling Federation as "The Cajun Queen". Bennett later signed to the Ladies Professional Wrestling Association. Bennett participated in the LPWA Japan Title tournament during the February 23, 1992 pay-per-view LPWA Super Ladies Showdown, where she lost by disqualification in the semi-final round.

All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling

Bennett signed with All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling in 1994 and competed there for several years. Bennett faced Chigusa Nagayo at the Big Egg Wrestling Universe show at the Tokyo Dome on November 20, 1994. She won the IWA World Women's Championship on May 15, 1995, defeating Manami Toyota. She lost the IWA Title later in 1995 to Takako Inoue. Bennett then went on to capture the All Pacific Championship by defeating Mariko Yoshida and then Kaoru Ito in a tournament on June 22, 1996, although she would again lose her title to Takako Inoue.

Extreme Championship Wrestling

On April 12, 1997, Bennett was one of the featured speakers at a banquet honoring Terry Funk. The following night at ECW Barely Legal, she debuted as a member of Raven's Nest, interfering with the World Heavyweight Championship match between Funk and Raven.

Arsion and Retirement

On November 14, 1997, Bennett joined Arsion, forming a villainous faction of American wrestlers with newcomer Jessica Soto, who was billed as Reggie's younger sister Jessica Bennett.

On March 4, 2001, Bennett wrestled her retirement match against Manami Toyota.

Personal life

Bennett married a Japanese musician, Kenji Ishihara, in August 2000 and divorced in 2005. Reggie remarried in 2015.

Wrestling Facts

Finishing/Signature Moves

  • Reggie Rack
  • Global Bomb

Championships and Accomplishments

External links

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