The name Manami Toyota is synonymous with Japanese women’s wrestling and the in-ring legend of The Rising Sun is upset at Bea Priestley for using one of her wrestling maneuvers. Priestley used Toyota’s “Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex” in a match for Stardom and Toyota took to Twitter to show her displeasure at the use of the move because according to her, she wasn’t asked for permission. The following is the original Toyota Tweet and translation of said Tweet below:
Bea pinned Saki with the Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex.
— We Are Stardom (@we_are_stardom) March 21, 2019
(It's not my opinion.)
Who is this?
She used 'Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex' in the match, right?
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 posted another Tweet, giving further details about the usage of the move (translation below):
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 soup Rex 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.”
Today is Priestley’s 23rd birthday so hopefully the matter is all a misunderstanding. If you’ve never seen the move here is a clip of it below: