JWP Joshi Puroresu
JWP Joshi Puroresu (JWP女子プロレス, JWP Joshi Puroresu), also known as JWP Project (JWPプロジェクト, JWP Purojekuto) or simply JWP, is a Japanese joshi puroresu or female professional wrestling promotion, founded in 1992 as a splinter promotion of Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2012, JWP is the oldest joshi puroresu promotion in Japan and its Openweight Championship is the oldest championship in all of joshi.Command Bolshoi, who has worked for the promotion since the beginning, serves as the current president of JWP. The promotion's slogan is "Pure Heart, Pure Wrestling".
JWP Joshi Puroresu was founded in early 1992, when Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling (JWP), ravaged by internal politics, split up into two camps, dubbed the "shooters" and the "entertainers", and eventually folded on January 18. The "shooter" side went on to form Ladies Legend Pro-Wrestling (LLPW), while the "entertainer" side, led by Jackie Sato and financed by Masatoshi Yamamoto, founded JWP Project, later renamed JWP Joshi Puroresu, which held its first event on April 3, 1992. Already the following year, JWP managed to sign a television deal with the WOWOW channel. In 1994, Jaleco published the JWP Joshi Pro Wrestling: Pure Wrestle Queens (JWP女子プロレス ピュア・レッスル・クイーンズ, JWP Joshi Puroresu Pyua Ressuru Kuīnzu) video game for the Super Famicom game console.