It was announced at 9:35am on April 9, 1999 that twenty three year old ARSION rookie Emiko Kado had died. Kado suffered a serious injury from a blow to the head when she was working a tag team match on March 31 in Fukuoka teaming with Michiko Ohmukai against the veteran team of Mariko Yoshida and Mikiko Futagami.
Kado was immediately rushed to the hospital in Fukuoka, where she sadly died on April 9.
Kado made her first appearance for ARSION early in February of this year, working exhibition matches against wrestlers such as Mikiko Futagami. She made her official ring debut on February 18, 1999 at the ARSION First Anniversary show, held before 1550 people at Tokyo's Korakuen Hall, losing to Aja Kong. Kado wrestled fourteen matches in her brief career.
This is the second death to occur as a result of a wrestling match. The first was on August 16 1997 when JWP's Plum Mariko couldn't be revived after receiving a Lyger Bomb during a match.
Emiko Kado's Profile
- Height: 5' 5" (165cm)
- Weight: 134.2lbs (61kg)
- Hometown: Osaka
- Date of Birth: January 28 1976
Emiko Kado's Career Record
- February 18 1999 - Aja Kong defeated Emiko Kado [2:45]
- February 19 1999 Mikiko Futagami beat Emiko Kado [9:04]
- February 20 1999 - Candy Okutsu beat Emiko Kado [7:34]
- March 6 1999 - Michiko Ohmukai beat Emiko Kado [8:43]
- March 7 1999 - Mariko Yoshida beat Emiko Kado [5:42]
- March 14 1999 - Ayako Hamada beat Emiko Kado [9:45]
- March 16 1999 - Hiromi Yagi beat Emiko Kado [6:14]
- March 19 1999 - Mika Akino beat Emiko Kado [9:22]
- March 25 1999 - Mikiko Futagami & Mariko Yoshida beat Emiko Kado & Aja Kong
[18:54 - Yoshida over Kado]
- March 26 1999 - Ayako Hamada beat Emiko Kado [9:50]
- March 26 1999 - Michiko Ohmukai & Yumi Fukawa beat Emiko Kado & Rie Tamada
[15:12 - Ohmukai over Kado]
- March 27 1999 - Yumi Fukawa beat Emiko Kado [9:58]
- March 29 1999 - Ayako Hamada & Mika Akino beat Mariko Yoshida & Emiko Kado
[15:29 - Akino over Kado]
- March 30 1999 - Mika Akino beat Emiko Kado [9:56]
- March 30 1999 - Rie Tamada & Michiko Ohmukai beat Ayako Hamada & Emiko Kado
[14:57 - Ohmukai over Kado]
- March 31 1999 - Mariko Yoshida & Mikiko Futagami beat Michiko Ohmukai & Emiko Kado
[22:08 - Yoshida pins Kado]