Height: 164CM Weight: 66KG
DOB: 11th of July, 1969
Debut: 1988 against Kyoko Inoue for AJW
Career Span: Takako Inoue started in 1988 and wrestled for AJW until 1999 when she became a freelance wrestler then joined the LLPW roster on a regular basis.
Takako in 2004 was talking possible retirement when she got an audition for the WWE. Takako was picked up by the WWE and the 15 year veteran underwent training to adapt to the "American style" (Japanese women's wrestling is a lot more intense, harder hitting, sport orientated style.)
Takakao signed with the WWE and headed to Minnesota to train under Brad Rheingans to familiarize herself with the American style of pro-wrestling.
It was reported through Nikkan Sports that Takako had a ten minute tryout with Jazz before the show under the watchful eye of the WWE's John Laurinitis & Fit Finlay among others. It was reported that in January they approached Itzuki Yamazaki of the 1980's WWF Womens Tag Team champs Jumping Bomb Angels for a recommendation of a Japanese woman wrestler they could use. Itzuki Yamazaki lives in New York and owns the sushi restaurant GO. Itzuki suggested that the WWE look at Takako. Nikkan Sport went on to report that Takako was very happy with the workout and said that she wants to be more than a sexy WWE Diva. If they want her only for her sex appeal she wouldn't be interested as she was a professional wrestler first and foremost. Things didn't eventuate in a deal as the WWE decided not to take Takako into the WWE and Takako headed back to Japan and to the LLPW.
Takako Inoue (no relation to Kyoko Inoue who she often did tag matches with) has been one of the most popular Japanese women to bring out her own books. The "Idol" books as they have become known are photography orientated books popular in Japan for their sexy pics of favourite popular "idols". Unlike the American wrestling scene however this representation is not then translated to wrestling shows as Takako is respected for her outstanding athleticism and knowledge of moves, countermoves and wrestling matwork in the ring and is not put into T&A storylines in Japan based on her looks.
After returning to Japan Takako came out to speak about bullying in AJW saying that as a junior one of the women wrestlers who didn't like her would bully her all the time and make her unhappy and as a result when Takako sees any bullying on the rookies today she steps in to defend them.
Titles: All Japan Singles. Takako won her first title beating Kyoko Inoue on April 29th, 1991. She held the title for one year before loosing it to Mariko Yoshida.
All Japan Tag Takako has been a very successful tag team wrestler having won the world title twice teaming with Mariko Yoshida, in 1991 and 1992.
UWA Tag Takako & Yumiko Hotta won the titles in 1993.
WWWA World Tag Takako was mostly known for her tag team partnership with Kyoko Inoue (no relation) in 1994, 1995 and 1996.
IWA Singles Takako defeated Reggie Bennett 1995.
All Pacific Singles Takako won the title twice in 1997.
LLPW 6 Woman Title Black Joker (Takako, Eagle Sawai and Rumi Kazama) won the vacant titles on September 2nd, 2000.
On September 16th 2008 Takako Inoue held a press conference to announce that her 20th Anniversary show would be part of the LLPW October 5th Korakuen Hall show. Takako said on her blog that the show was originally planned as a retirement show but she changed her mind after she received fan mail urging her not to retire.
Takako Inoue's 20th Anniversary show (October 5th 2008) had 1020 fans in attendance. Takako appeared in two matches in a brand new costume and robe for the event. Takako's first match was against Devil Masami with Devil finishing Takako off with a power bomb followed by a lariat and Fire Valley at 3:06. For the second match Takako teamed with Mima Shimoda & Yumiko Hotta against Noriyo Tateno, Harley Saito & ZAP1. Takako used a stun gun on ZAP and Saito while the referee wasn't looking and wons at 16:40.
In 2009, looking more stunning than ever at the age of 40, Takako Inoue continued to wrestle for LLPW.