Ehime Pro-Wrestling (EPW) was launched in 2016, and it is the first pro-wrestling promotion based in Ehime Prefecture of Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four main islands. Along with presenting wrestling events, EPW focuses on revitalizing and promoting its region. EPW is represented by Cutie Elly, who also serves as the Ehime Prefecture Tourism Ambassador.
The most prominent talent of the EPW roster is Rising HAYATO, who also wrestles regularly for AJPW. Many notable talents from outside of EPW have also competed in an EPW ring, including Michinoku Pro cornerstones The Great Sasuke & Jinsei Shinzaki, legend Último Dragón, former KO-D Openweight Champion Takashi Sasaki, former Triple Crown Champion Shuji Ishikawa, former WAVE Tag Team Champion Hibiscus, and former UWA World Trios Champion Ultimate Spider Jr.
Being in existence for only six years, EPW has already made a significant accomplishment by being in the Guinness World Records for hosting the longest professional wrestling match, which took place in November 2021.
More about Ehime
With weather that ranges from mild to warm and not far from major cities Osaka and Kyoto, Ehime has locations such as, “Dogo Onsen” (the oldest hot spring in Japan), the impressive, “Shimanami Kaido” (an expressway that spans 36.9 miles), and the peaceful, 19th-century style town of Uchiko.