Kyoko Inoue, WWE Ladder Match Inspired Sumie Sakai
Sumie Sakai is the first and current Women of Honor Champion. In an article for the Asbury Park Press, Sakai, 46, details the inspirations for her 20+ year career and the importance of ROH to her career. The Japanese star namechecks legendary Joshi star Kyoko Inoue as a direct inspiration for her career. She also mentions the Dudley Boys vs Edge and Christan vs Hardy Boys ladder match as an impetus for traveling to the US. Sakai will team with Madison Rayne and Jenny Rose taking on Britt Baker, Kelly Klein and Karen Q. in a six-woman tag match for the ROH taping at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia on 10/14.