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Encyclopedia > Fighting Network RINGS

RINGS was a Japanese professional wrestling promotion from 1991 to 2002. It was founded by Akira Maeda on May 11, 1991, following the dissolution of the Newborn UWF. Puroresu is Japanese professional wrestling, as seen in FMW, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... A wrestling promotion is a company or business that performs regular shows involving professional wrestling for monetary gain. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Akira Maeda aka Kwik-kik-Lee is a professional wrestler. ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The original Japanese-based Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF) was a Japanese professional wrestling promotion from 1984 to 1986, formed by wrestlers who had left New Japan Pro Wrestling. ...


At that time, Maeda and Mitsuya Nagai were the only two people to transfer from UWF International, which had been inaugurated just the day before. However, soon afterwards wrestlers such as Kiyoshi Tamura, Hiromitsu Kanehara, and Kenichi Yamamoto transferred from UWF International. Union of Wrestling Force International, better known as UWF International or simply UWFI, was a professional wrestling promotion in Japan from 1991 to 1996. ... Kiyoshi Tamura (born December 12, 1969) is a Japanese middleweight Pro Wrestler and Mixed Martial Arts fighter. ...


RINGS's system was very much like the NWA in which members of "foreign promotions" (actually stables composed of fighters from a given country) competed against the Japanese members. The major countries represented were: The National Wrestling Alliance is a group of independent professional wrestling promotions, in operation since 1948. ...

Later, United States and United Kingdom groups were added. Fedor Emelianenko (born September 26, 1976) is a heavyweight Mixed martial arts fighter, competing in the Japanese organization, the Pride Fighting Championships. ...


Maeda retired from active duty in 1998, leaving Tamura as the top star, but the collapse of UWF International and the subsequent rise of the PRIDE fighting circuit did in Tamura's worked winning streak, forcing the promotion to become a "real" martial arts circuit. Nevertheless, in 2002 the promotion ceased activity. 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Union of Wrestling Force International, better known as UWF International or simply UWFI, was a professional wrestling promotion in Japan from 1991 to 1996. ... In Christian dogma, pride (or vanity) is excessive belief in ones own abilities, that interferes with the individuals recognition of the grace of God. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Japanese RINGS stars who made transitions into puroresu since then include Nagai, Masayuki Naruse, Wataru Sakata and Hiroyuki Ito.


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