Malia Hosaka to be honored at the 2015 CAC Reunion
The Cauliflower Alley Club is pleased to announce that Malia Hosaka will be honored at the upcoming 50th CAC Reunion with a women’s wrestling award!
Malia Hosaka has had a wonderful career in pro wrestling. Once called “The Modern Day Moolah”, Hosaka has wrestled all over the world and won many championships. She was trained by Killer Kowalski at the wrestling training camp run by Misty Blue Simmes and made her in-ring debut in 1987. In the early 1990s, Hosaka regularly wrestled for the Ladies Professional Wrestling Association. On February 13, 1992, she teamed with Bambi to challenge the LPWA Tag Team Champions The Glamour Girls on the LPWA Super Ladies Showdown pay-per-view. She also competed for Ladies Major League Wrestling, Women’s Pro Wrestling, and Extreme Championship Wrestling, where she wrestled Sherri Martel. In 1996 Hosaka won the NWA World Women’s Champion by defeating Debbie Combs. Hosaka also joined World Championship Wrestling in 1996 and wrestled in the tournament to crown the first WCW Women’s Champion. During her tenure in WCW, she was managed by Sonny Onoo and frequently wrestled on WCW Monday Nitro and WCW Saturday Night against Madusa, Leilani Kai and WCW Women’s Champion Akira Hokuto.
In 1999, Hosaka signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Federation. She appeared on the June 28, 1999 edition of Raw Is War as a fan answering Ivory’s challenge for her WWF Women’s Championship but was instead attacked by Nicole Bass and Ivory until WWF head of security Jim Dotson stopped them. Since she was instantly recognized from her WCW appearances, the proposed “Rocky Balboa” idea for Malia’s character fell to the way-side. WWF kept her under contract for a year, and shortly before her contract expired they considered bringing her to the main roster under the name “Aphrodisia” and pairing her with soon-to-be debuting talent Essa Rios. Instead, the role was given to Amy Dumas and the character was renamed “Lita”. Hosaka was then released due to an internal lack of character idea development.
After being released by the WWF, Hosaka returned to the independent circuit. In 2003, Hosaka competed in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling for a short period of time. During her time in SHIMMER, Hosaka and Lexie Fyfe formed The Experience and would start a long winning streak which was eventually broken by CAC award honoree Cheerleader Melissa and MsChif. Malia Hosaka continued to work independent promotions until her retirement on February 17, 2012.
Hosaka announced her retirement by saying: “It has been a great 25 years, and I am grateful to all the fans who have supported me thru the years! but I am officially retired from the wrestling industry as of today. Thank you to all who supported/employed and believed in me thru the years!”
Malia Hosaka didn’t stay retired for long, however, as she came back to the ring and continues to find success. She currently performs for Shine Wrestling and is 1/2 of their tag team champions along with Brandy Wine.
On behalf of the CAC Board of Directors, a sincere congratulations to Malia Hosaka on her 2015 CAC women’s wrestling award!
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Portions of Malia Hosaka’s biography courtesy of Wikipedia.org. Photos courtesy of Malia Hosaka’s personal website.