Megumi Kudo was born on September 20, 1969 in Koshigaya City, Saitama.
Megumi like many teenage girls was a huge fan of the Crush Gals in the mid 1980's for All Japan Women. Kudo who was a very athletic girl decided that she wanted to be a professional wrestler.
Kudo went to the AJW Dojo and tried out on January 19, 1986 with over 500 girls trying out the same day. Kudo was given the number 68 and waited to show the AJW staff her ability and stamina. Kudo was able to impress the judges and became one of the 8 women to pass her audition and be accepted into the Dojo. Other women to be accepted that day would turn out to be Erika "Aja Kong" Shishido, Miori "Cooga" Kamiya, Noriyo "Combat" Toyoda, Reibun Amada, Nobuko "Bison" Kimura, Kaoru Maeda, and Mika Takahashi.
Kudo and the 7 other girls would move into the AJW Dojo on March 20, 1986 and train with the legendary and recently retired Jaguar Yokota. Kudo and the other girls would train every day for months as well as make sure that the Dojo was clean and spotless before going to bed and waking up early in the morning.
It would finally be decided that Kudo along with Kaoru Maeda would be the first two women out of the 1986 class to make their debuts. They would debut against each other on August 8, 1986 in Tokyo with Maeda picking up the win over Kudo. Regardless of the decision it would be a great day for Megumi as she was now a professional wrestler.
Kudo would continue to work mostly openers and tag team elimination matches as the other girls from the 1986 class would begin their debuts the following month in September.
She also began to form a close friendship with Noriyo Toyoda while living and training in the Dojo
as the two would become best friends still to this day. Kudo and Toyoda would face off against each other for the first time in their careers on November 1, 1986 in Aichi with Toyoda picking up the win over her best friend.
Kudo would end up getting a win back over Toyoda on November 18, 1986 in Yamagata for her first win over her best friend.
Kudo would be entered into her first tournament for the recently vacated AJW Junior Heavyweight Title at the start of 1987. Her first round opponent would be Yachiyo Hirata on January 17, 1987 in Chiba with Kudo picking up the win and advancing into the semi-finals.
Kudo's next round opponent would Erika Shishido on February 23, 1987 in Chiba and Kudo would again manage to pick up the win and advance to the finals for a shot at her first ever title.
Kudo's luck would run out on February 26, 1987 in Kawasaki in the AJW Junior Heavyweight Title Finals Match as Kyoko Aso would end up defeating Kudo and winning the vacant title although Aso would end up vacating the title that October after retiring anyway.
Kudo would continue to work openers against most of her class mates as well teaming with them and after almost a full year into her career would she finally make her debut at Korakuen Hall on August 5, 1987 getting the win over class mate Mika Takahashi officially ending her rookie year in wrestling.
Megumi Kudo and Noriyo Toyoda would team up for the first time at Korakuen Hall on December 6, 1986 for Kudo's second appearance in Korakuen as they would lose to the team of Condor Saito and Drill Nakamae after Nakamae would get the pinfall over Kudo.
The first match for Kudo in 1988 would take place on January 5th at Korakuen Hall as she would team up in a Elimination Match along with Mika Takahashi, Kaoru Maeda, Yachiyo Hirata, and rookies of the 1987 Dojo class of Manami Toyota, Toshiyo Yamada, and Mima Shimoda against the team of Noriyo Toyoda, Erika Shishido, Nobuko Kimura, Reibun Amada, and rookies of the 1987 class of Etsuko Mita, Sachiko Nakamura, and Hiromi Hasegawa with Kudo's team not only getting the win but eliminating all 7 opponents without one of their team members being eliminated from the match.
Kudo would face off against Erika Shishido once again on February 26, 1988 in Chiba with Shishido picking up the win as AJW would see much more potential in Shishido's look and ability than they saw in Kudo.
Kudo would wrestle in her final Korakuen Hall show in this era of her AJW career on March 20, 1988 by defeating Reibun Amada. Her final match as an official AJW wrestler would take place on March 24, 1988 as she would defeat Manami Toyoda.
All Japan Women and Megumi Kudo would quietly part ways on April 9, 1988 with no reason given other than just the speculation that she was not progressing the way they wanted her to and had so many other women trying to join the promotions they did not have a spot for her anymore. Noriyo Toyoda and Reibun Amada would also end up leaving the promotion the following year.
Megumi Kudo would end up taking a job as a Kindergarten teachers paraprofessional for the next two school years before Atsushi Onita would come calling.
Atsushi Onita of the new FMW promotion would contact all three members of the AJW 1986 class that were no longer working for the promotion in Megumi Kudo, Noriyo Toyoda, and Reibun Amada. Onita looking to add depth to his new women division that consisted of rookies Eriko Tsuchiya, Yoshika Maedomari, Miwa Sato, Kumiko Matsuda, Yuki Morimatsu, and part time wrestler Despina Montagas. The three would be brought in as a group of heels and attack the FMW women rookies and feud with them in hope of helping them in the ring by having them worked with experienced wrestlers.
Megumi Kudo, Noriyo Toyoda, and Reibun Amada would return to the ring on March 8, 1990 at Korakuen Hall by attacking Miwa Sato and Yuki Morimatsu before their match could take place. Kudo and Toyoda would spike piledrive Sato as the group would be called The Outbreakers who had declared war against the FMW girls.
Megumi Kudo and Noriyo Toyoda would make their FMW debuts on March 13, 1990 in Niigata against the two women they attacked in Miwa Sato and Yuki Morimatsu with the Outbreakers dominating the rookies before Kudo would finish off Morimatsu with a lariat for the win.
The Outbreakers team of Megumi Kudo and Reibun Amada would make their in ring FMW Korakuen Hall debut on April 1, 1990 by destroying the team of Miwa Sato and Kumiko Matsuda after Kudo would hit the Electric Chair on Matsuda to get the win for the heels.
Atsushi Onita would then realize that Megumi Kudo due to her attractive looks was that she was being wasted as a heel and would become not only a babyface but the top womens star in the promotion.
The Outbreakers team of Megumi Kudo and Reibun Amada would face the team of Miwa Sato and Yuki Morimatsu on May 19, 1990 at Korakuen Hall in a Hair vs. Hair match with once again the Outbreakers team dominating the entire match before Amada would put away Morimatsu for the win. Amada and Toyoda would then begin cutting Morimatsu's hair with Kudo just watching. Amada and Toyoda would realize that Kudo was not helping them cut the hair and as a result Amada would go over to her and smack her right in the face as Kudo would walk off with the seeds of her turning face now being planted.
Kudo and the Outbreakers would remain as a unit following the incident but Kudo would work a singles match at the next Korakuen Hall show on June 2, 1990. Kudo would work against Miwa Sato with Kudo picking up the win but the dissention would remain the former AJW girls.
Megumi Kudo and Noriyo Toyoda would team up on July 16, 1990 at Korakuen Hall to take on Miwa Sato and Yuki Morimatsu but this match would be different than all the others between the Outbreakers and FMW girls as this time Sato would end up rolling up Toyoda and getting the upset win. Toyoda and Amada would begin stomping away at Sato and Morimatsu after the loss and once again Kudo would do nothing and again this would infuriate Toyoda and Amada until this time they would attack her officially turning Kudo face and breaking up the Outbreakers team.
Kudo would face off against former partner and friend Noriyo Toyoda for the first time in a singles match since November 19, 1987 in AJW and for the first time in FMW on August 4, 1990 at the Shiodome in a Street Fight. Kudo and Toyoda would brawl around ringside and Kudo would manage to cut open Toyoda but it would be Toyoda that would be just too powerful for Kudo and would manage to put her away with a Thunder Fire Powerbomb for the win.
Kudo would manage to get her revenge on August 25, 1990 at Korakuen Hall as she would team up with Miwa Sato in a Street Fight against Reibun Amada and Noriyo Toyoda going by her new ring name given to her by Atsushi Onita in Combat Toyoda with Kudo managing to hit the Thunder Fire Powerbomb to get the win over Toyoda.
Kudo would move on from Toyoda to her other former partner in Reibun Amada as the two would face off against each other in a singles match for the first time in FMW on September 25, 1990 in Nagoya with Kudo injuring her knee badly during the match giving Amada the easy win. Kudo would need to be picked up by the other wrestlers in the mat and carry her to the backstage to get her knee looked at although Kudo would be able to compete the next day.
For the first time ever in Japan a mixed tag team match would take place on October 26, 1990 at the Gifu Minou City Gym as Kudo would team up with Ricky Fuji to take on Tarzan Goto and his wife Despina Goto in Kudo's first ever semi-main event match. Kudo would fair well with Despina but it would be Ricky to end up taking the fall for their team as Goto would finish him off with his Face Buster for the win.
Another chance would be given to Megumi to take on her former AJW friend Reibun Amada as they would have another singles match on November 5, 1990 at the Komazawa Olympic Gym with Kudo managing to KO Amada with a Backdrop in a Street Fight to get the win in their last match ever against each other. Combat Toyoda would also end up becoming the first ever Women's Champion for FMW on the show as well.
Kudo would be the first one given a shot at Combat Toyoda's title on December 5, 1990 at the Sapporo Green Dome with Toyoda choking out Kudo to retain her WWA Women's Title for the first time although it would not be Kudo's last shot at that title or Toyoda.
FMW would their first ever all women's show on December 22, 1990 at the Shizuoka Twin Messe with the debut of several new rookies in Mayumi Shimizu, Yukie Nabeno, Keiko Iwami, and Rie Nakamura. With the new girls coming in, one girl would also be on her way out as Reibun Amada would have her retirement match on the show as she would end up losing to fellow partner Combat Toyoda. Kudo would face off against Despina Goto but would not end up lasting long before Tarzan Goto's wife would put her away in just under 6 minutes in Kudo's first ever main event match of her career. Kudo and Goto afterwards would shake hands and agree to form a tag team against Combat Toyoda.
Due to Reibun Amada's retirement it would force Combat Toyoda to go out and find a new partner which she would by asking FMW rookie Yoshika Maedomari to join her against Megumi Kudo and Despina Goto on January 6, 1991 at Korakuen Hall with Goto getting the pinfall over Toyoda to earn herself the next shot at Toyoda's title. Eriko Tsuchiya would also end up joining Toyoda and Maedomari as the group of Toyoda, Tsuchiya, and Maedomari would become known as Combat's Army.
A new rivalry would begin that would last for the rest of her FMW career on February 26, 1991 at Korakuen Hall as Kudo would team up with Miwa Sato to take on Combat Army members Yoshika Maedomari and Eriko Tsuchiya with Kudo picking up the win over Tsuchiya with a Double Arm Powerbomb. Combat Toyoda would end up successfully defending her title against Despina Goto by nailing her with a Thunder Fire Powerbomb which would mean Kudo would be next in line for a shot at the title.
Combat Toyoda's third title defense would take place the next day on February 27, 1991 at Korakuen Hall against Megumi Kudo and although Kudo would take Toyoda to the limit she would once again fail to defeat Toyoda in a singles match as Toyoda would put her away with a Powerslam. Due to how close she had came in beating Toyoda in the match though, and due to not many other contenders in the division she would be given one more shot at Toyoda's title.
Kudo would be given another chance at Combat Toyoda's WWA Women's Title on March 28, 1991 at Korakuen Hall and she would end up making good with it as she would end rolling up Toyoda for the win and the WWA Women's Title and her first ever title of her career in a big celebration as Kudo was now seen as the top women's wrestler in the promotion and following of fans growing by the show.
Going along with the WWA Women's Title victory was another huge accomplishment as she was put on the cover of the Weekly Pro-Wrestling Baseball Magazine issue 429 as it was only the third cover ever with a woman on it and the first ever with a portfolio shot as the other two were of Dump Matsumoto and a match between Aja Kong against Bull Nakano. Kudo was becoming one of the top names in wrestling due to her improving skills and looks.
Kudo would team up with fellow FMW women's wrestlers Miwa Sato and Yuki Morimatsu against Combat Army members Combat Toyoda, Yoshika Maedomari, and Eriko Tsuchiya in a Captain Falls Match meaning either Kudo or Toyoda would end up taking the loss on May 6, 1991 at the Osaka Expo Festival Land with Toyoda hitting a Power Slam on Kudo to earn herself a shot at Kudo's title in the near future.
Before Toyoda would be given her shot a new member of the Combat Army would first take on Kudo in Delta Dawn who had first appeared in FMW in October 1989 and had squashed everyone she had faced back then. Kudo would defend her title against Delta Dawn on May 29, 1991 at the Tokyo Ota Ward Gym and she would come away managing to successfully defend that title after getting the win in Delta Dawn's last ever FMW match. Another new challenger would be on the horizon for Kudo's title though and it would be Kudo's tougest test to date.
Combat Toyoda, Yoshika Maedomari and the newest Combat Army member Reggie Bennett a huge American woman would face off against Megumi Kudo, Miwa Sato, and Yukie Nabeno on June 21, 1991 at the Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center with Bennett overpowering the younger smaller Nabeno as Bennett was now the number one challenger for Kudo's title.
Before defending her title against Reggie Bennett, Kudo would face off against Combat Toyoda on June 22, 1990 at the Hokkaido Haboro Elementary Gym with Toyoda winning the non title match to determine that she would be given the next shot at the title between the winner of Kudo and Bennett.
Megumi Kudo's second title defense would take place on June 30, 1991 at Korakuen Hall against Reggie Bennett and despite Bennett being bigger and more powerful than Kudo it would still not be enough to take away Kudo's title as would get the pinfall over Bennett for her second title defense.
Combat Toyoda would finally get her shot at Megumi Kudo's WWA Women's Title on August 17, 1991 at the Tokyo Torisu Stadium with Toyoda managing to put away Kudo to win back the WWA Women's Title. Kudo would rebound by defeating Combat Army member Yoshika Maedomari on August 24, 1991 at Korakuen Hall to try and earn another shot at Toyoda's title.
FMW would run at Kawasaki Stadium for the first ever on September 23, 1991 with Megumi Kudo facing the huge Russian Svetlana Gundarenko and although Kudo would give it her and put up quite a fight against the monster she just could not match up and would end up getting caught in a Cross Armbreaker and force to submit.
Kudo would end up getting injured during the match and force to miss the October 1991 tour and miss out on a shot at her rematch against Combat Toyoda for the WWA Women's Title with Miwa Sato replacing her and scoring the major upset over Toyoda on October 14, 1991 at the Fukuoka Hakata Star Lanes to win the WWA Women's Title.
Kudo would return back to action on November 20, 1991 at the Osaka Prefectural Gym teaming up with Svetlana Gundarenko against Combat Toyoda and Eriko Tsuchiya as Gundarenko would be too much for the Combat Army as well as Gundarenko would put away Tsuchiya for the win.
Kudo would then be paired with comedy wrestlers Amigo Ultra and mini Ultramancito against Combat Toyoda and her partners El Pandita and mini Pandita Chiquita on November 24, 1991 in Tsuyama with Ultramancito pinning Chiquita in Kudo's first time doing comedy matches on the tour.
The team of Megumi Kudo, WWA Women's Champion Miwa Sato, and Svetlana Gundarenko would team up to take on Combat Toyoda, Yoshika Maedomari, and Yukie Nabeno on December 5, 1991 at Korakuen Hall with Gundarenko putting away Nabeno easily. Kudo would issue a challenge to Gundarenko wanting one more shot at her.
The rematch between Megumi Kudo and Svetlana Gundarenko would take place on December 9, 1991 at the Tokyo Bay NK Hall and again Kudo would give it her all against the Russian Monster but just would not have enough to defeat Kudo with a Cross Armbreaker. It would be Gundarenko's last appearence in FMW as she would years later go on to compete in women's MMA cage fighting in Japan and do very successful in it.
The first show for FMW in 1992 would take place on January 5th at Korakuen Hall as the Combat Army of Combat Toyoda, Eriko Tsuchiya, and Yoshika Maedomari would defeat the team of Megumi Kudo, Miwa Sato, and Yukie Nabeno with Tsuchiya getting the win over Nabeno. Dissention between the Combat Army members would take place afterwards resulting in Eriko Tsuchiya breaking away from the group and joining sides with Megumi Kudo and the FMW girls.
Kudo would team up with Eriko Tsuchiya as well as Yukie Nabeno on January 6, 1992 at Korakuen Hall against the team of Miwa Sato, Combat Toyoda, and Yoshika Maedomari with Tsuchiya getting the win over her former partner in Maedomari.
The face run for Eriko Tsuchiya would not last long as on January 15, 1992 in Kobe the team of Megumi Kudo and Eriko Tsuchiya would lose to Miwa Sato and Combat Toyoda after Sato would pin Tsuchiya. Tsuchiya would end up asking to be let back into the Combat Army and she would be accepted back in the group.
Megumi Kudo would get a big break in her career as she would be casted and one of the stars in the movie A Human Murder Weapon with Atsushi Onita also making sure that he would get a part in the movie. The movie would be released on June 10, 1992.
Kudo would be presented with flowers by the producer of the A Human Murder Weapon movie before her match on March 25, 1992 at Korakuen Hall as she would team up with Yuki Nabeno, Keiko Iwami, and Rie Nakamura to take on the team of Combat Toyoda, Yoshika Maedomari, Kumiko Matsuda, and Yuki Morimatsu. Kudo would end up reversing a Super Powerbomb by Toyoda into a hurricanrana during the match but it would be Maedomari that would get the win over Iwami for the Combat Army. Another win would see Eriko Tsuchiya later in the show win the WWA Women's Title from Miwa Sato as there was now a new leader to the Combat Army.
Megumi Kudo would end up facing against Miwa Sato on April 23, 1992 at Korakuen Hall and would end up getting the victory over her although it was one month too late as Sato's push as the top babyface girl in the promotion was coming to an end as Kudo was taking back her spot.
Kudo would face arch rival Combat Toyoda once again on May 2, 1992 at the Hiroshima Sun Plaza Arena but once again Toyoda would have her number and be just too much for Kudo
after jumping Kudo and cutting up her princess outfit before getting the win over her. Despite the loss it would be Kudo to be given the next shot at Eriko Tsuchiya's title.
FMW would travel over to North America later that month and hold one show in Mexico and one show in Los Angeles, California. The first show would take place in Tijuana, Mexico on May 15, 1992 as the Combat Army of Combat Toyoda, Eriko Tsuchiya, and Yoshika Maedomari would defeat Megumi Kudo, Miwa Sato, and Yuki Morimatsu after Tsuchiya would put away Morimatsu.
The next show would take place on May 16, 1992 at the Los Angeles California State Gym as Kudo, Miwa Sato, and Yuki Morimatsu this time would defeat the heel team of Combat Toyoda, Eriko Tsuchiya, and Yoshika Maedomari after Sato would pin Maedomari.
The FMW crew would then all travel together while in Los Angeles and go shopping as well as attend Universal Studios. Kudo would also break away from the group to film parts of her VHS release My Collection where she would go to the park and play basketball, drive around in the desert, and sit by the pool.
Kudo would get her shot at Eriko Tsuchiya's WWA Women's Title on May 24, 1992 at the Tokyo Ariake Coliseum and she would manage to get the victory over Tsuchiya in their first high profile match against one another as Kudo became the two time WWA Women's Champion.
FMW would hold a Women's Tag Team Round Robin Tournament for June 1992 as Kudo's partner would be Rie Nakamura. Their first match together as a team would be on June 16, 1992 in Chiba against Miwa Sato and Yukie Nabeno would put them in a hole early as Sato would pin Nakamura. They would bounce back on June 20, 1992 in Akita as they would defeat the team of Combat Toyoda and Keiko Iwami as Nakamura would pin Iwami to earn themselves their first point in the tournament.
The team of Megumi Kudo, Miwa Sato, and Yukie Nabeno would join together to take on the Combat Army team of Combat Toyoda, Eriko Tsuchiya, and Yoshika Maedomari on June 25, 1992 at the Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center with Maedomari finishing off Nabeno for the heel win.
The tournament would continue the next day on June 26, 1992 in Aomori as Kudo and Rie Nakamura would defeat the team of Yuki Morimatsu and Kumiko Matsuda as Kudo would put away Morimatsu to reach two points in the tournament and a tie for a lead in the tournament after that day.
Eriko Tsuchiya and Yoshika Maedomari would go ahead of Megumi Kudo and Rie Nakamura the next day and then on the last day of the tournament would face each other on June 28, 1992 at Korakuen Hall. Although Kudo and Nakamura would have two points going into the match and Tsuchiya and Maedomari would have three they would still have a chance to win the tournament if both teams were to tie at three and the team of Kudo and Nakamura would win the head to head match up. It would not turn out that way though as Tsuchiya and Maedomari would defeat Kudo and Nakamura after Tsuchiya would pin Nakamura to win the first ever FMW Women's Tag Team Tournament.
Megumi Kudo would once again team up with Miwa Sato and Yukie Nabeno to take on the team of Combat Toyoda, Eriko Tsuchiya, and Yoshika Maedomari on July 19, 1992 at Korakuen Hall and once again the Combat Army would come out victorious but this time it would be Kudo taking the fall for her team as Tsuchiya would end up putting her away although Tsuchiya and Maedomari would break apart from Combat Toyoda after the match ending the Combat Army.
With the Combat Army disbanded it would lead to Kudo teaming up with Eriko Tsuchiya and Yoshika Maedomari against the team of Combat Toyoda, Miwa Sato, and Yukie Nabeno on July 30, 1992 in Kochi. Tsuchiya and Maedomari would not interact well with Kudo during the match and after Maedomari would put away Nabeno for the win both Tsuchiya and Maedomari would begin to attack Kudo with Toyoda having to make the save for Kudo and getting them out of the ring. Kudo and Toyoda would just look at one another before Toyoda would leave the ring.
Megumi Kudo would face off against Crusher Maedomari on August 10, 1992 at the Osaka Prefectural Gym # 2 with the match turning into mostly a handicap match with Eriko Tsuchiya helping out Maedomari before Maedomari would end up KOing Kudo for the win. Tsuchiya and Maedomari would continue to beat down on Kudo with Toyoda rushing to the ring and making the save for her former AJW partner. Kudo and Toyoda would agree to team up to take out Tsuchiya and Maedomari.
The team of Megumi Kudo and Combat Toyoda would reunite for the first time in over two years when they would team up to take on Eriko Tsuchiya and Yoshika Maedomari on August 11, 1992 at the Osaka Prefectural Gym # 2 with Kudo getting her revenge on Maedomari by getting the win over her. Kudo and Toyoda would agree to keep teaming up to keep going after Tsuchiya and Maedomari.
Megumi Kudo, Combat Toyoda, and Miwa Sato would team up to take on the team of Eriko Tsuchiya, Yoshika Maedomari, and Yukie Nabeno on August 22, 1992 at Korakuen Hall with Toyoda putting away Nabeno for the win. After the match Tsuchiya would end up issuing a challenge to Kudo for a rematch for her WWA Women's Title with Kudo agreeing to the match. Both her partners Miwa Sato and Combat Toyoda would also state their case for deserving another chance at the title with Kudo agreeing to defend her title three times in three days against all the former WWA Women's Champions.
Her next defense would be against her long time rival and now once again partner Combat Toyoda on September 1, 1992 at the Sendai Miyagi Sports Center as the two would put on their best match to date with one another as Kudo would end up scoring a sunset flip over Toyoda to get the win and successfully defend her title for the third time. Kudo and Combat Toyoda afterwards would go to Atsushi Onita backstage and tell him that they want to prove that they want to be able to prove that their the best set of women wrestlers and want to prove that by offering a challenge to what most people would think were the actual best set of women wrestlers in AJW's Bull Nakano and Akira Hokuto. Onita would end up calling the AJW office to set up a match between the former AJW girls and the current AJW girls.
In the first ever inter promotional match in Japan the FMW team of Megumi Kudo and Combat Toyoda would take on the AJW team of Bull Nakano and Akira Hokuto on September 19, 1992 at Yokohama Stadium. Both Nakano and Hokuto were established stars even when Kudo and Toyoda were coming up through the Dojo in 1986 and this was their chance to show the established stars what they were made of. Both Kudo and Toyoda would give it their all to outshine the AJW women but it would be Kudo taking the loss after Nakano would hit a Top Rope Guillotine Drop on her to get the win for the AJW win although it would not be the last AJW vs. FMW match.
Instead Eriko Tsuchiya and Yoshika Maedomari would have their interpromotional match between AJW girls in both AJW as well as FMW at the Yokohama Bunka Gym show against Sakie Hasegawa and Debbie Malenko.
Kudo would end up returning from her knee injury on December 5, 1992 in Shimane but would continue just meaningless undercard matches until 1993 would start which would be the year that Kudo would really begin to make her name as one of the best talents in women's wrestling.
1993 would start off for Kudo teaming up with Miwa Sato on January 5th against Eriko Tsuchiya and Yoshika Maedomari at Korakuen Hall with Maedomari finishing off Sato for the win. Kudo would come back with Yukie Nabeno as her partner on January 6, 1993 at Korakuen Hall against Tsuchiya and Maedomari but this time it would be Tsuchiya putting away Nabeno for the win.
A non title match between Megumi Kudo and Combat Toyoda would be set for February 16, 1993 in Kagoshima and once again Toyoda would have Kudo's number by putting her away for the win but Kudo would remain the WWA Women's Champion.
She would not fair very well in the tag team scene either as the team of Kudo and Combat Toyoda would take on February 21, 1993 at Korakuen Hall against Eriko Tsuchiya and Yoshika Maedomari putting away another Kudo partner as Tsuchiya would pin Toyoda.
Despite the loss, Megumi Kudo and Combat Toyoda would be invited to return to AJW for the first time since the late 80's as they would participate in AJW's Dream Slam 1 and Dream Slam 2 show as partners against AJW wrestlers.
Before she would wrestle at the Dream Slam shows in April, Kudo would first have to go against her two top rivals in FMW at Korakuen Hall in March. The first would have to be against Eriko Tsuchiya on March 5, 1993 at Korakuen Hall with Tsuchiya putting away the WWA Women's Champion and then that would be followed by a match against Yoshika Maedomari on March 29, 1993 at Korakuen Hall with Maedomari defeating Kudo as well. This would be as a result of Kudo being booked to lose in the main event of another promotion and FMW wanted to be able to build their talent before another promotion would also get the chance to beat her as well as symbolize that Kudo was in a slump going into the show.
Megumi Kudo and Combat Toyoda would team up to return to the company they started with seven years earlier this time in the main event in one of the biggest shows in the companies history on April 2, 1993 at the Yokohama Arena for the Dream Slam I show. Their opponents would also be familiar to them as it would be 1987 Dojo members and WWWA Tag Team Champions Manami Toyota and Toshiyo Yamada. The show would end up being one of the best shows in the promotions history and although the main event would be a good match it would disappoint some as the AJW women would have trouble dealing with Toyoda's size in the match. Kudo would end up getting kicked in the head by Toyoda after Yamada would move out of the way and Toyota would finish off Kudo with her Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex for the AJW win over FMW.
Megumi Kudo and Combat Toyoda would return to AJW just eight days later on April 11, 1993 at the Osaka Prefectural Gym for Dream Slam 2. They would not be in the main event of this show as they would compete in the fourth match against Etsuko Mita and Mima Shimoda although they would have a better match this time around and this time they would get the win as Toyoda would hit Shimoda with the Powerbomb for the FMW win.
Kudo and Combat Toyoda would return to FMW and team up with Yukie Nabeno against Eriko Tsuchiya, Miwa Sato, and Kumiko Matsuda on April 22, 1993 at Korakuen Hall with Kudo putting away Matsuda for the win. It would be announced that Kudo and Toyoda would get another chance at Manami Toyota and Toshiyo Yamada except this time they would get the home field advantage as it would be in FMW for their upcoming Kawasaki Stadium show.
The rematch of the Dream Slam 1 main event of Megumi Kudo and Combat Toyoda against AJW's Manami Toyota and Toshiyo Yamada would take place on May 5, 1993 at Kawasaki Stadium. The match would turn out much better than their previous match and would be an excellent match with Toyota and Yamada hitting all their signature highflying spots on Kudo with many near falls and Kudo managing to kick out every time. Kudo and Toyoda would eventually gain control of the match and would deliver a double sky high lariat to Toyota before Kudo would finish off Toyota with a Tiger Supplex for the win. AJW's and 1986 Dojo member Aja Kong would come to the ring and refuse to shake the hand of Combat Toyoda or show her any respect but would shake Kudo's hand and issue a challenge to Kudo for a future tag match but not wanting Toyoda in the match.
Noriyo Tateno would return to FMW on June 28, 1993 at Korakuen Hall teaming up once again of Eriko Tsuchiya and Yoshika Maedomari against Megumi Kudo, Combat Toyoda, and Miwa Sato with Tateno getting the win over Sato. Toyoda would get very frustrated after the loss and begin kicking at Sato. Kudo would slap Toyoda in the face for disrespecting Sato like that. The slap would cause Toyoda to go crazy as she would attack Kudo and Sato and then run outside the ring and grab a chair and smash it over Yukie Nabeno's head who was at ringside. Nabeno would begin bleeding down her face and would rush in the ring to attack Toyoda with Toyoda throwing her down and beating on her as Kudo would try and get Toyoda to stop. Kudo would have no other option but to begin attacking Toyoda herself and clear the ring of her to check on Nabeno as Toyoda would officially turn heel again.
Combat Toyoda would join sides with Eriko Tsuchiya and Yoshika Maedomari once again but this time would give them nick names to describe their in ring action like she was given by Onita years earlier. Eriko Tsuchiya would become Shark Tsuchiya and Yoshika Maedomari would become Crusher Maedomari and their group would go on to become the Mad Dog Military.
Combat Toyoda would team up with Shark Tsuchiya and Crusher Maedomari against Megumi Kudo, Yukie Nabeno, and Miwa Sato on July 16, 1993 at Korakuen Hall in a Captains Falls Elimination Match with Toyoda the heel captain and Nabeno the babyface captain. Nabeno would impress with her new found passion towards her hatred for Toyoda and would end up eliminating Maedomari in the match but would end up falling to Toyoda for the defeat and the heel win.
Megumi Kudo would defend her title once again against Combat Toyoda on July 24, 1993 at the Kitakyushu Stadium with Toyoda attacking before the bell while Kudo would still be wearing her princess dress. Kudo would end up putting Toyoda at the top turnbuckle as she would try to deliver a Frankensteiner but Toyoda would instead block it and deliver a Powerbomb off the top rope to defeat Kudo in her fourth defense ending her 14 month reign as WWA Women's Champion as Combat Toyoda was now a three time champion.
Megumi Kudo would team up with Miwa Sato take on the AJW team of Aja Kong and Kaoru Ito on August 22, 1993 at the Osaka Hyogo Nishnomiya Stadium. Kudo would face off against another member of their 1986 Dojo class in Kong as Kong would over power her as well as just delivering hard punches to the face knocking Kudo out to the referee count of 9 before she would manage to make it to her feet. Kudo would fair better with Ito and would end up delivering her Kudo Driver on Ito for the FMW win.
Megumi Kudo would return to AJW to team up with Yukie Nabeno against Toshiyo Yamada and Kaoru Ito on August 25, 1993 at Budokan Hall. Despite it being an FMW vs. AJW match in AJW it would be Megumi Kudo to receive the biggest cheers during the match. Kudo would end up applying a Dragon Sleeper on Ito with Yamada sweeping Kudo's leg out from under her to get boo's from her home promotion. Kudo would end up being taken out of the match after being taken to the outside and Yamada would deliver a double boot stomp from the top turnbuckle to the outside on Kudo leaving Nabeno alone to defend for herself and would eventually be taken out with a double boot stomp by Ito for the AJW win.
Kudo would team up with Miwa Sato and Yukie Nabeno in another Captain Falls Elimination against Combat Toyoda, Shark Tsuchiya, and Crusher Maedomari on August 28, 1993 at Korakuen Hall. This time it would be Kudo and Maedomari as captains with Kudo first eliminating Toyoda and then eliminating Tsuchiya but Maedomari would manage to to get the pin over Kudo to give the heels the win.
Kudo would challenge for Combat Toyoda's WWA Women's Title again on September 1, 1993 at the Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center. It would be the first that a women's match would get to semi-main event a big FMW show. Toyoda would again just be too much for Megumi as Kudo would end up falling as Combat would successfully defend her title for the first time.
Megumi Kudo and Miwa Sato would make their LLPW debuts on September 9, 1993 at Korakuen Hall against Noriyo Tateno and Yasha Kurenai as Tateno and Kurenai would attack Kudo and Sato right at the start of the match. Kudo and Sato would end up fighting back but a a mess up would occur late as Kudo would be holding Tateno on the apron of the ring as Sato would come charging with a dropkick that Tateno would manage to move out of the way causing Sato to nail Kudo sending her flying to the outside allowing Tateno to deliver a German Suplex the same time as Kurenai would be choke slamming her as Kurenai would block Kudo from being able to break the count as Tateno would score the LLPW win over Sato.
An Elimination Match between the women would semi-main event on September 27, 1993 at Korakuen Hall as Kudo would team up with Miwa Sato against Combat Toyoda, Shark Tsuchiya, and Crusher Maedomari. Toyoda would take out Nabeno first but then Miwa Sato would eliminate both Toyoda and Maedomari before Tsuchiya would end up eliminating her. It would come down to Megumi against Shark with Kudo getting the pinfall to eliminate Tsuchiya for the faces win.
FMW would hold a Round Robin tournament to create a number one contender for Combat Toyoda's WWA Women's Title for the October 1993 tour. Due to Kudo already losing in her match against Toyoda she would not be put in the tournament. Crusher Maedomari would end up winning the tournament and going on to win her first ever WWA Women's Title on October 31, 1993 at Korakuen Hall.
Crusher Maedomari would now be the new leader of the Mad Dog Military as she would team up with Shark Tsuchiya, Combat Toyoda, and Kumiko Matsuda going by her new ring name of Tsuppari Mack against Megumi Kudo, Miwa Sato, Yukie Nabeno, and Rie Nakamura going by her new ring name of Nurse Nakamura on November 19, 1993 at Korakuen Hall with Toyoda finishing off Nakamura for the win.
Megumi Kudo would challenge Aja Kong for her WWWA Singles Title on December 6, 1993 at the Ryogoku Sumo Hall. Kudo would challenge for the top title of the promotion that just 5 years earlier had released her due to feeling like she was taking up a roster spot needed for someone else. Kudo would come close several times but would end up hitting a cross body on the referee and knocking him out. Kudo then would deliver a Frankensteiner on Kong which would have her the match and the title if the referee had not been knocked out. Kong would come back and begin punching Kudo repeatedly in the face and knocking her out. The referee would begin to count Kudo out when Kong would grab a mic and scream for Kudo to get up with Kudo managing to make it up at a 9 count. Kudo would come back and reverse a back body drop by Kong and nearly get the win but Kudo would make the mistake of trying to deliver the Kudo Driver to the huge Kong who would block it and then strike her in the face one last time to get the win in a excellent match that told an excellent story.
Kudo would face off against another AJW wrestler in Takako Inoue on December 8, 1993 at the Tokyo International Trade Harumi Dome for FMW. Kudo would end up defeating Inoue after delivering a Frankensteiner to build her back up after the loss two days earlier and to finish 1993 on a high note.
Kudo would start off 1994 on January 5th at Korakuen Hall by teaming with Yukie Nabeno, Miwa Sato, and Nurse Nakamura against Crusher Maedomari, Combat Toyoda, Shark Tsuchiya, and Tsuppari Mack with Nabeno scoring the upset over Maedomari and picking up the win.
Yukie Nabeno would then become the captain for her team along with Kudo and Miwa Sato against Combat Toyoda who would be the captain for her team along with Crusher Maedomari and Shark Tsuchiya for a Captain Falls Street Fight on January 6, 1994 at Korakuen Hall. Kudo would end up eliminating Maedomari from the match but the cage place outside the ring used to lock up eliminated wrestlers from interfering would end up back firing as Shark and Combat would end up locking Kudo in the cage instead as as Nabeno would be no match for both Tsuchiya and Toyoda as Tsuchiya would finish her off just minutes later.
Megumi Kudo would return to the LLPW promotion on February 7, 1994 at Korakuen Hall as she would team up with Nurse Nakamura to take on the LLPW team of Rumi Kazama and Utako Hozumi with Kudo picking up the FMW win for her team after getting the pin over Hozumi.
Crusher Maedomari would end up vacating her WWA Women's Title and FMW would also announce that they would be creating their own women's title called the FMW Independent Women's Title. Both titles would be put in a single elimination tournament as FMW would bring in several foreigners including Malia Hosaka, Neftali, Lola Gonzales,
Lei Lani Kai, and Bambi.
Kudo would be put in Block A and her 1st Round Match would be against long time American Independent worker Malia Hosaka on February 11, 1994 in Saitama with Kudo getting the win over Hosaka to move on to the semi-finals.
Her semi-finals opponent would be Crusher Maedomari looking to win back her belt as well as the newly created one on February 16, 1994 in Tokushima with Kudo managing to get the win over to advance to the finals of Block A.
The finals of Block A would pit Kudo against Lola Gonzales on February 19, 1994 in Wakayama and again Kudo would come away with the win advancing to the finals of the tournament against Lei Lani Kai.
The finals of the tournament to crown the new WWA Women's Champion and the first ever FMW Women's Independent Champion would take place on February 25, 1994 at Korakuen Hall. Kudo would face off against former WWF wrestler Lei Lani Kai with Kudo getting the win over her and winning both titles to establish her as the top woman in FMW even farther.
Kudo and Yukie Nabeno would team up on March 25, 1994 at Korakuen Hall to take on Shark Tsuchiya and Crusher Maedomari and despite some success against them in the recent months it would be Nabeno to take the fall after Tsuchiya would pin her with a Powerbomb.
Kudo would return to AJW for their Wrestling Queendom II show on March 27, 1994 at the Yokohama Arena as she would team with Nurse Nakamura against Suzuki Minami and Chikako Shiratori. Kudo and Minami would be the stars of the match as Kudo would almost defeat Minami after delivering her Kudo Driver on her, but Minami would come back and almost defeat Kudo with a Powerbomb before she would be able to kick out. Kudo would end up applying the Dragon Sleeper on Shiratori to get her to submit a second before Minami would have broken the move up for the FMW win.
The first defense of both the WWA Women's and FMW Independent Women's Title would be put on the line by Kudo against AJW's Yumiko Hotta on May 5, 1994 at Kawasaki Stadium for FMW's big show. Hotta a very big star at the time would take it to Kudo and deliver a very stiff style with Kudo taking all the punishment. Hotta would try her Pyramid Driver twice but on the second Kudo would manage to sunset flip it for the win and her first successful title defense of both her belts and possibly the biggest win of her career at that point.
Keiko Iwami would be added to the feud as she would team with Kudo and and Yukie Nabeno to take on Shark Tsuchiya, Crusher Maedomari, and Tsuppari Mack on May 27, 1994 at Korakuen Hall with Nabeno pinning Mack for the win.
Megumi Kudo would put both her WWA Women's and FMW Independent Women Titles on the line for the second time against Combat Toyoda on June 19, 1994 at Korakuen Hall. Kudo would use her high flying moves to try and put away Toyoda but again much like so many times before Toyoda's power would be too much for Kudo as she would end up getting Kudo on her shoulders on the top rope and hit her side shoulder powerbomb called the CT Scanner to win both titles from Kudo.
Kudo would appear for the LLPW promotion on July 14, 1994 at the Tokyo Ariake Coliseum against Yasha Kurenai. Kurenai would end up jumping Kudo before the bell to start a brawl of a match. Kudo would apply a sleeper to Kurenai off the apron, but Kurenai would come back later and try and choke out Kudo with a rod applied to Kudo's throat. Kudo would eventually make the come back and deliver her Kudo Driver to get the win in the stiff match.
Megumi Kudo would make her Yokohama Bunka Gym debut after missing the previous show in 1992 due to an injury. She would team with Miwa Sato and Nurse Nakamura against Shark Tsuchiya, Crusher Maedomari, and Tsuppari Mack on July 31, 1994 with Maedomari putting away Nakamura for the heel victory.
FMW would then travel to Russia for a three show tour in August 1994. The biggest show would be at the Khabarok Russia Stadium on August 11, 1994 as Combat Toyoda and Crusher Maedomari would defeat Megumi Kudo and Miwa Sato after Maedomari would finish off Sato again.
Megumi Kudo would team with Yukie Nabeno to take on Combat Toyoda and Crusher Maedomari on August 22, 1994 at Korakuen Hall with Nabeno getting the win over Maedomari to set herself up for a shot at Combat Toyoda's titles the following week in Osaka.
Kudo would return to AJW on August 24, 1994 at Budoukan Hall to face off against Infernal KAORU otherwise known as Kaoru Maeda who had wrestled Megumi Kudo in their debut match eight years earlier. KAORU would use her highflying moves through out the match while Kudo would try to keep the match grounded and would end up delivering her Kudo Driver twice without being able to put away KAORU. KAORU would try to put Kudo away with the a moonsault but Kudo would get her knees up and then deliver the Tiger Supplex on KAORU for the win in one of Kudo's best matches as well as one of her most memorable due to it being another one of the 1986 Dojo class. Infernal KAORU would end up taking off her mask after the match and would just go by KAORU.
Shark Tsuchiya, Crusher Maedomari, and Tsuppari Mack would once again defeat the team of Megumi Kudo, Miwa Sato, and Nurse Nakamura on August 28, 1994 at the Osaka Castle Hall after Tsuppari Mack would throw Kudo into the guard rail far away from the ring giving her no chance to make it back in the ring to make the save as Tsuchiya would finish Nakamura off with a Powerbomb. But the big news would come afterwards as Yukie Nabeno would defeat Combat Toyoda in a upset to win both the FMW Independent and WWA Women's Titles in the biggest moment of her career.
New FMW Independent and WWA Women's Champion Yukie Nabeno would team up with Megumi Kudo and Miwa Sato against Combat Toyoda, Shark Tsuchiya, and Crusher Maedomari on September 7, 1994 at the Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center. Toyoda would go after Nabeno right away out of frustration for losing her titles to her and would end up busting her open huge during the match. Combat Toyoda would not be through with Nabeno but Shark Tsuchiya would end up taking advantage of the bloody Nabeno and finishing her off with a Powerbomb. This would enrage Toyoda for not letting her finish off the job she had done on Nabeno and as a result Toyoda and Tsuchiya would come to blows as all the women would begin brawling all over the ring. Toyoda would end up again breaking away from Shark and Crusher and rejoining Kudo and the FMW side as a result for the final time.
FMW would hold its first ever show surrounded by an Olympic size swimming pool on September 25, 1994 at the Jingu Pool Stadium as Kudo would team up with Combat Toyoda and Miwa Sato against Shark Tsuchiya, Crusher Maedomari and Keiko Iwami. Shark and Combat would be battling outside the ring on the platform when Kudo would deliver a tope sending both of them to the outside into the pool. Tsuchiya would get up and begin battling with Kudo as she would attempt to powerbomb Kudo into the pool but Kudo would reverse and deliver a Frankensteiner on Tsuchiya sending both into the pool. Tsuchiya would still manage to end up picking the win on Sato after delivering a Powerbomb.
Megumi Kudo would wrestle one of the biggest matches of her career for the biggest show ever for AJW at the Tokyo Dome on November 20, 1994. Kudo would team with JWP's Hikari Fukouka against Takako Inoue and Cuty Suzuki in the Beauty Idol Match as all four women were known as some of the best looking women in Japanese womens wrestling. Kudo would end up taking a Tombstone Piledriver on the run way but would come back to hit Suzuki with the Kudo Driver for the pin. It would be considered a good match but one of the worst matches on one of the all time greatest cards ever.
The team of Women's champion Yukie Nabeno, Megumi Kudo, and Combat Toyoda would go up against the Shark Tsuchiya, Crusher Maedomari, and Tsuppari Mack on December 9, 1994 at Korakuen Hall. Nabeno would end up getting severely injured during the match before Maedomari would end up putting her away for the pinfall. Nabeno's injury would end up serious as she would be out of action for 9 months and would be force to vacate her FMW Women's Independent and WWA Women's Titles on December 12, 1994 at a press conference. Nabeno would try to recover but would eventually announce her her retirement on August 1, 1996.
Kudo, Toyoda, and Keiko Iwami would team up to take on the team of Shark Tsuchiya, Crusher Maedomari, and Tsuppari Mack on December 20, 1994 at the Nagoya
Aichi Gym with Iwami taking the Powerbomb by Tsuchiya for the loss.
Kudo and Toyoda would team up again with Keiko Iwami on December 23, 1994 at Korakuen Hall against Tsuchiya, Maedomari, and Tsuppari Mack and once again Iwami would take the fall from Tsuchiya after being finished off with a Powerbomb. Tsuchiya afterwards would issue an invitation to Iwami to join her group called the Mad Dog Military with Iwami accepting.
Megumi Kudo and Combat Toyoda would not team up with any weak links for their match against Shark Tsuchiya and Crusher Maedomari on January 5, 1995 at Korakuen Hall and the result would see Kudo put away Maedomari for the win.
Nurse Nakamura would begin teaming up with Kudo and Toyoda to make up for Keiko Iwami joining the Mad Dog Military and becoming Killer Iwami. Kudo, Toyoda, and Nakamura would team up on January 6, 1995 at Korakuen Hall against Shark Tsuchiya, Crusher Maedomari, and Tsuppari Mack and Nakamura would end up doing just as well as Iwami had been as she would end up getting put away with a Powerbomb by Tsuchiya for the loss.
February 6, 1995 at Aichi Okazaki City Gym, the team of Megumi Kudo, Combat Toyoda, and Nurse Nakamura would end up defeating Shark Tsuchiya, Crusher Maedomari, and Killer Iwami after Toyoda would put away Iwami. Tsuchiya afterwards would then offer Nakamura a spot in the Mad Dog Military as she would end up accepting to become Bad Nurse Nakamura.
Bad Nurse Nakamura would begin to get pushed as the top heel in the Mad Dog Military after she would team up with Shark Tsuchiya and Crusher Maedomari to defeat Megumi Kudo, Combat Toyoda, and Yukari Ishikura on February 24, 1995 at Korakuen Hall after Nakamura would score the upset pinfall over Kudo in the match.
Kudo's team would face off against the Mad Dog Military on March 15, 1995 at the Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center in a Elimination Street Fight Match. Kudo's team would consist of Combat Toyoda and rookies Yukari Ishikura and Kaori Nakayama against Shark Tsuchiya, Crusher Maedomari, Bad Nurse Nakamura, and Killer Iwami. Nakayama would be put away quickly by Tsuchiya and just seconds later Ishikura would be put away by Maedomari. Toyoda would fight but the odds would be against her as she would end up being put away Maedomari leaving Kudo by herself in a 4-1 disadvantage. Kudo would end up fighting and managing to pin Killer Iwami for the elimination but would end up being finished off by Crusher Maedomari for the Mad Dog Military victory.
The vacated WWA Women's and FMW Independent Women's Title would finally be put on the line in a singles match between Megumi Kudo and Bad Nurse Nakamura on March 30, 1995 at the Yokohama Bunka Gym. Nakamura would have both Tsuchiya and Maedomari interfering during the match with Kudo having Combat Toyoda trying to make things even but the Mad Dog Military would be too much as Nakamura would end up getting the win over Kudo to win the vacated WWA Women's and FMW Independent Women's Titles and to add insult to injury Nakamura would begin cutting Kudo's hair to humiliate her even farther as she established herself as the number one women's heel in FMW.
Kudo would debut a new attire along with her shorter haircut on April 21, 1995 at Korakuen Hall as she would wear camouflage to symbolize she was ready for war against the Mad Dog Military. Kudo would team with Combat Toyoda and Yukari Ishikura against Shark Tsuchiya, Crusher Maedomari, and Bad Nurse Nakamura with Kudo showing a much more brawling side than the wrestling side she had been known for. Kudo would brawl with Crusher Maedomari around ring side but Tsuchiya would end up being the one to worry about as she would end up finishing off Ishikura for the Mad Dog Military win.
Kudo would be given a rematch at Atsushi Onita's Retirement show on May 5, 1995 at Kawasaki Stadium. Kudo would challenge Bad Nurse Nakamura for the FMW Independent Women's and WWA Women's Titles. Kudo would dress up in camouflage again for the match and be prepared for a fight in front of over 58,000 fans. The Mad Dog Military would interfere throughout and Kudo would be busted open early on as a result. Kudo would end up managing to kick out of a Tombstone Piledriver and a Piledriver on a chair. Kudo would make her come back by throwing powder in Nakamura's face and then using a chain on her before finishing Nakamura off with the Kudo Driver to win the WWA Women's Title for the 4th Time and FMW Independent Women's Title for the 2nd Time.
FMW would change completely following the show. Atsushi Onita would sell FMW and retire following the show. Hayabusa would become the new ace although with no proven track record of a fan base knowing him more than just an undercard wrestler for the last couple of years and with more of an ability to fly than Onita's hardcore style that had made FMW popular. Megumi Kudo would be used as the top draw for FMW and her matches would become based on hardcore wrestling and blood to fill the void of a top babyface fighting that style of match left by Onita.
In the first match in the post Onita era of FMW on May 17, 1995 at the Saitama Fukaya City Gym it would be Megumi Kudo and Combat Toyoda teaming up against Shark Tsuchiya and Bad Nurse Nakamura. Kudo would be cut up by Tsuchiya and Nakamura with blood running down her face but would still manage to come back and deliver a Tiger Driver on Nakamura for the win.
A rematch of Megumi Kudo and Combat Toyoda taking on Shark Tsuchiya and Bad Nurse Nakamura would take place on May 28, 1995 at Korakuen Hall with with Mad Dog Military getting their revenge as Tsuchiya would finish off Kudo with a Powerbomb and then to add insult to injury would begin covering Kudo's body with barbed wire.
A series of matches would be made on June 22, 1995 at the Fukuoka Hakata Star Lanes. Megumi Kudo would first face off against Bad Nurse Nakamura in a Street Fight with Kudo once again putting away Nakamura with the Tiger Driver this time on a stack of chairs. She would then face off against Shark Tsuchiya in a Chain Match would end up putting away Kudo with the Powerbomb. Tsuchiya would then take on Toyoda and with Nakamura's interference with a chair to Toyoda's face busting her open as it would be Tsuchiya scoring the roll up for the Mad Dog Military win.
Megumi Kudo and Combat Toyoda would team up against Shark Tsuchiya and Bad Nurse Nakamura again on June 27, 1995 at Korakuen Hall this time in a Baseball Bat on a Pole Match. The girls would spend the first part of the match trying to climb the pole until Kudo would manage to reach up first and drop the bat to Toyoda who would begin using it on Tsuchiya and Nakamura. Crusher Maedomari would then come to ringside with a barbed wire stick as Kudo was making the pinfall on Nakamura, she would be hit in the back by the bat by Maedomari. Maedomari would then toss it to Tsuchiya who would begin hitting Toyoda with it and then choking Kudo across the neck. Kudo would end up getting the barbed wire stick but instead would just throw it down on the ground instead of using the illegal weapon. Maedomari would make her presence known again as she would throw barbed wire in the ring and Tsuchiya would begin wrapping Kudo's body with it with Tsuchiya hitting a clothesline on the barbed wire covered Kudo to get the win. Toyoda would show frustration with Kudo that she would just toss the illegal barbed wire bat down instead of using it. Kudo would announce that next month she would unleash her evil side on Tsuchiya.
Megumi Kudo would come to the ring in her Great Muta/Nita outfit with her face half covered in black to show her evil side in a match against Shark Tsuchiya on July 18, 1995 at Korakuen Hall. Kudo would begin to use Great Muta like moves to her offense including walking across the top rope before jumping on Tsuchiya for the Frankensteiner. Maedomari would once again throw the barbed wire stick into the ring and Tsuchiya would begin choking Kudo again with it. But as Tsuchiya would send Kudo into the ropes to hit her with the bat, Kudo would spit red mist in Tsuchiya's face. Kudo would then pick up the barbed wire bat and this time would hit Tsuchiya with it before getting the win over Tsuchiya.
Megumi Kudo would wrestle two matches on July 25, 1995 in Fukuoka, as Mayumi Shimizu who had started up in FMW back in 1990 was retiring after four and a half years and requested her retirement match against Kudo in a 5 minute time limit match as the match would go to a draw. Kudo would then team with Combat Toyoda against Shark Tsuchiya and Bad Nurse Nakamura with Miwa Sato with Crusher Maedomari interfering throughout the match and Miwa Sato coming into the ring but accidentally messing up and striking Kudo as well. Kudo would make her come back before finishing off Nakamura with the Tiger Driver as Miwa Sato would beg for forgiveness as Kudo would give her a stern look as Toyoda would insult her for messing up like that.
The next show on July 27, 1995 in Chiba would have Kudo and Combat Toyoda team up against Bad Nurse Nakamura and her mystery partner being revealed as Miwa Sato would come to the ring and reveal that she had joined the Mad Dog Military by walking up to Kudo and slapping her in the face to start the match. Despite the shock that Miwa Sato had turned her back on Kudo after a five year friendship it would still not be enough as Kudo would put away Sato for the win.
FMW realizing their matches would be limited with the weak women's roster they had would reach out to the GAEA promotion to start a talent exchange as Chigusa Nagayo would be the top wrestler in the trade appearing for FMW. Nagayo would be a babyface so her feud would be with the Mad Dog Military more than with Kudo. Kudo would team with Combat Toyoda against the young girl team of Kaori Nakayama and Yukari Ishikura on August 25, 1995 as Nakayama and Ishikura would push Kudo and Toyoda to the limit and go over sixteen minutes with them before Toyoda would put away Ishikura for the win. After Chigusa Nagayo and her partner Keiko Nakajima would defeat Shark Tsuchiya and Miwa Sato later in the show Nagoya would call out Kudo asking her to show her what the FMW spirit is. Kudo would come to the ring and tell Nagayo to not confuse the Mad Dog Military as part of the FMW spirit is. Nagoya would take back the mic and state that she will be watching when Megumi Kudo wrestles in the first ever women's barbed wire Death Match in Sapporo and she better show her what FMW pride with Kudo screaming to the fans that she will show her exactly what FMW pride is before shaking Nagayo's hand.
A Captain Falls handicap match would be made as Megumi Kudo, Combat Toyoda, Kaori Nakayama, and Yukari Ishikura would team up to take on Shark Tsuchiya, Bad Nurse Nakamura, and Miwa Sato on August 31, 1995 at the Osaka Prefectural Gym # 2 as the face side would get more members to make up for the following week Death Match where the heels would get more members to their team. Combat Toyoda would end up being the first eliminated after Tsuchiya would hit her in the stomach with a baseball bat allowing Miwa Sato to roll her up for the elimination. Kaori Nakayama would be the next eliminated after taking a suplex from Bad Nurse Nakamura. Ishikura would be the next eliminated following a Powerbomb by Tsuchiya. This would leave Kudo against all three with Kudo fighting back and choking out Miwa Sato to eliminate her. Before Kudo could even break the hold Tsuchiya and Sato would place a chain around Kudo's throat followed by Nakamura using the barbed wire rod on Kudo. Tsuchiya would then use Kudo's own Tiger Driver to get the win for the Mad Dog Military.
Megumi Kudo and Combat Toyoda would team up for the first ever woman's Caribbean Barbed wire Death Match on September 5, 1995 at the Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center against Shark Tsuchiya, Bad Nurse Nakamura, and Miwa Sato. Tsuchiya would place Kudo on the top rope and despite Kudo fighting to avoid being dropped she would end up being the first female to fall into a barbed wire board. Sato would then take Kudo's face and begin cutting it open using the barbed wire. Kudo and Toyoda would come back coming up with a spot where Kudo would hold a barbed wire board and Toyoda would drop kick it into Shark's face. Kudo would end up delivering a Northern Lights Suplex on Tsuchiya onto the barbed wire board to get the win in the bloody match.
The bloody Kudo would go over to Shark Tsuchiya afterwards and begin pouring water down on her as a sign of respect much like Atsushi Onita had done throughout his career. Kudo would then get on the mic and call out Chigusa Nagayo who had watched the match from the front row. Kudo would tell Nagayo that she had shown her just what the FMW spirit was with Nagoya replying by degrading that style of what she had just seen. Both Bad Nurse Nakamura and Miwa Sato would be furious that Shark Tsuchiya had allowed Kudo to show her respect as if the two were friends now with Shark not saying a word to them.
The the team of Shark Tsuchiya, Bad Nurse Nakamura, and Miwa Sato would defeat the team of Megumi Kudo, Combat Toyoda, and Kaori Nakayama on September 14, 1995 in Gunma but afterwards due to the respect from the Barbed wire Death Match in Sapporo both Kudo and Tsuchiya would shake hands afterwards. This would anger Combat Toyoda for everything that Tsuchiya had done to Kudo over the years and team up for the first time in years as Toyoda would break away from Kudo as a result but still remain a face.
Megumi Kudo would team up with Shark Tsuchiya to take on the team of Combat Toyoda and Yukie Nabeno on September 24, 1995 at the Tokyo Hachioji Civic Hall with Kudo and Tsuchiya successfully deliver double team moves to Nabeno while isolating Toyoda allowing Kudo to pick up for the win for their team.
Kudo and Shark Tsuchiya would team up again on September 26, 1995 at Korakuen Hall and this time they would face off against Tsuchiya's old allies in Bad Nurse Nakamura and Miwa Sato. Sato and Nakamura would begin using their barbed wire stick on Kudo with Tsuchiya saving Kudo and taking the hit from the stick herself as Kudo would roll out of the ring. Nakamura and Sato would then throw Kudo and Tsuchiya into each other where Tsuchiya would end up clotheslining Kudo followed by Tsuchiya powerbombing Kudo although Kudo would manage to kick out before three. Kudo would keep fighting back despite the odds until Nakamura would finally finished her off with a German Suplex. Nakamura and Sato would then tie Kudo's neck with a chain as Tsuchiya would pour lighter fluid all over her. Sato and Nakamura would then take Kudo to the ropes where Tsuchiya would release a huge fireball on Kudo causing her head and upper body to be on fire as Kudo's body would begin shaking from the fire until Combat Toyoda would rush to the ring to make the save for Kudo.
A chance at revenge at Shark Tsuchiya for Kudo would take place on November 20, 1995 at the Fukuoka Hakata Star Lanes where Kudo would put up her FMW Independent and WWA Women's Titles on the line but Kudo would fail to gain any type of revenge as she would be the one cut up by Tsuchiya's knifes and left a bloody mess before being beaten with the Powerbomb to lose her titles to Shark.
The four most famous wrestlers of the the All Japan Women Dojo class of 1986 would compete in a tag team match at FMW's Yokohama Bunka Gym show on December 21, 1995 at Megumi Kudo would team up with Aja Kong against Combat Toyoda and Bison Kimura. Kong and Toyoda would have a battle of the strength to start off the match with Kong knocking Toyoda out of the ring. Kudo would then follow that up by delivering a pescado to the outside sending Toyoda into the guard rail. Kudo would mostly be paired against Toyoda during the match as Toyoda would use power throughout including powerbombing and delivering a backbreaker to Kudo while Kudo would use her speed including delivering a Frankensteiner, swinging arm DDT, and sunset flips on Toyoda throughout the match. Kong would end up accidentally nailing Kudo with a fist accidentally as Kimura would begin brawling with Kong outside the ring to allow Toyoda to try and finish Kudo off with the CT Scanner but Kudo would manage to reverse it and deliver a sunset flip powerbomb off the top turnbuckle on Toyoda to get the win in the excellent match.
After almost 6 years with FMW, Megumi Kudo would main event her first ever show for the promotion for FMW's women's only Yamato Nadeshiko II show on December 22, 1995 at Korakuen Hall. The show would be a success as it would sell out for Kudo taking on Shark Tsuchiya in the first ever women's No Rope Barbed wire Death Match. Shark Tsuchiya would have Crusher Maedomari and Miwa Sato by her side for interference whenever the two would be fighting on the mat near the outside of the ring. Kudo would end up being the first one thrown into the barbed wire as Sato would shove Kudo's forehead into the barbed wire cutting it open. Tsuchiya would continue working on the cut by scraping Kudo's forehead into the barbed wire causing Kudo to start to pour blood all down her face. Tsuchiya would then be tossed her barbed wire stick as she would smash it into Kudo's stomach and then begin carving Kudo's forehead even more. Kudo would be thrown into the barbed wire again before Crusher Maedomari would throw a table in the ring with Tsuchiya powerbombing Kudo through it. Kudo would fight back a little but that would only cause Tsuchiya to carve her forehead even more with a sickle. Tsuchiya would go for the kill with the sickle but Kudo would grab a piece of the broken table and use it as a shield and win the tussle before smashing Tsuchiya's head with the board. Kudo would then throw Tsuchiya into the barbed wire and grab the barbed wire stick and begin getting her revenge on Shark by hitting over her back. She would then hand the barbed wire stick to rookie Aki Kambayashi who Tsuchiya had beaten up severely weeks earlier as Kambayashi would get her revenge with the stick. Kudo would then put the barbed wire stick on Tsuchiya's throat and begin to choke her out using it. Kudo would then go for the win by diving at Tsuchiya but would end up flying into the barbed wire after Tsuchiya would manage to move out of the way. Tsuchiya would deliver a powerbomb and then cut off a piece of the barbed wire and wrap it around her arm and deliver a lariat to Kudo. Tsuchiya would then try to powerbomb Kudo onto the barbed wire stick but she would manage to reserve it and face plant Shark's face into it instead. Kudo would deliver a German Suplex to Tsuchiya when Maedomari would run in to make the save. Maedomari would attempt to choke slam Kudo into the barbed wire but she would manage to push Maedomari into the barbed wire instead and then drop kick Tsuchiya into the barbed wire before delivering a Tiger Suplex and then follow that with a Powerbomb onto a chair. Kudo would then send Tsuchiya into the barbed wire one last time before delivering the Kudo Driver which would later become known as the Vertebreaker in the United States which would finally do the job in finishing off Tsuchiya once and for all for Kudo's bloody revenge.
Kudo would return the following day at Korakuen Hall on December 23, 1995 as she would make her GAEA debut by teaming with Kaori Nakayama and Yukari Ishikura against KAORU, Meiko Satomura, and Toshie Uematsu in a FMW vs. GAEA match with the GAEA team picking up the win as Uematsu would end up cradling Ishikura for the win. Another FMW vs. GAEA match would come out in favor for GAEA as Chigusa Nagayo would defeat Combat Toyoda in the main event. Kudo would then end up challenging Nagayo to a match in FMW for January 10th in Chiba with Nagayo accepting.
The start of 1996 would see Megumi Kudo team with Kaori Nakayama against Combat Toyoda and Yukari Ishikura on January 5, 1996 at Korakuen Hall that would start off with Kudo and Toyoda having a test of strength with Toyoda getting the upper hand and Kudo turning the match to fit her style better and making it a fast pace match before slamming Ishikura to set up Nakayama delivering a Moonsault on Ishikura for the win.
The top FMW woman's wrestler in Megumi Kudo would face off against the GAEA's top wrestler Chigusa Nagayo on January 10, 1996 in Chiba as the match would start off in a fast pace as Kudo would deliver two German Supplexs and then put Nagayo in a choke sleeper with Nagayo having to make the ropes to get the break. Kudo would eventually attempt the Kudo Driver finisher Nagayo would escape and place Kudo in a choke sleeper with Kudo almost get to the ropes before Nagayo would let go of it. Nagayo would begin delivering suplexs to Kudo before Kudo would make the come back and delivering a Northern Lights Suplex to Nagayo which would be botched and Nagayo would land hard on her hand as a result. Kudo would then making a diving jump towards Nagayo who would catch Kudo and drive her down to the mat hard with a Powerbomb to get the pinfall over Kudo in a under 7 minute match that would leave both girls with hurt necks afterwards.
Kudo would compete in her last GAEA match on January 28, 1996 at the Nagoya City Gym as she would team up with GAEA's Bomber Hikari against GAEA's KAORU and FMW's Yukie Nabeno with Nabeno scoring the upset win by delivering a Tiger Suplex to Hikaru for the win.
The team of Megumi Kudo, Yukari Ishikura, and Kaori Nakayama would team up against Shark Tsuchiya, Crusher Maedomari, and Bad Nurse Nakamura in a Street Fight on February 23, 1996 at Korakuen Hall. Kudo and Tsuchiya would begin brawling with one another outside the ring to start the match but it would not take long before Tsuchiya would pull out her sickle and attempt to use it on Nakayama with Kudo having to make the save. Although Kudo would be successful and making the save the first time she would not be there at Tsuchiya's second attempt as Tsuchiya would begin carving up Nakayama's forehead with the sickle. Tsuchiya would then use it on Ishikura who would begin gushing blood down her face as well. Kudo would end up making the save and going at it with Tsuchiya before knocking her out of the ring and delivering a pescado onto her and then coming into the ring to finish off Bad Nurse Nakamura with the Kudo Driver for the win. Combat Toyoda would then come into the ring and announce that she would be retiring at the upcoming May 5, 1996 Kawasaki Stadium show and that she wanted Megumi Kudo to be her final opponent as the two would shake hands putting an end to their 5 month separation of still being faces but not being partners.
Megumi Kudo and Kaori Nakayama would make their debuts for the JD' promotion against the woman that originally trained Kudo in the AJW Dojo ten years earlier in Jaguar Yokota and Mexico's Flor Metallica on March 9, 1996 in Osaka. Kudo and Yokota would start off in a teacher vs. student sparing between the two as Yokota would get the upper advantage and would be just one step quicker than Kudo during their exchange before tagging in Metallica. Kudo would get the upper hand on Metallica before Kudo and Yokota would get another chance at each other. Yokota would be too fast for Kudo again and place her in the Octopus Hold. Kudo would finally make a come back towards her teacher and deliver a Fisherman Suplex and later a German Suplex as well a Tiger Suplex. Kudo would tag in Nakayama who would deliver a Moonsault to Yokota but Yokota would fight back and begin brawling outside with Kudo. Metallica would go for the finish on Nakayama as Yokota would hold back Kudo from getting back inside as she would be unaware that Nakayama had rolled up Metallica with a victory roll for the team FMW win.
The team of Megumi Kudo and Combat Toyoda would reunite after over 6 months as they would team up with Kaori Nakayama and Yukari Ishikura against Shark Tsuchiya, Crusher Maedomari, Bad Nurse Nakamura, and Miwa Sato in a 30 minute Marathon Match on March 15, 1996 at the Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center. The Mad Dog Military would get the first fall after Maedomari would put away Ishikura. The FMW girls would come back with Toyoda picking up a pinfall over Nakamura and Kudo following that up shortly after by getting a pinfall over Sato. Shark Tsuchiya would then put away Kaori Nakayama to tie it up at 2-2 with ten minutes left but neither team would manage to get one more fall and the match would go to a draw after the thirty minutes would expire.
Megumi Kudo, Kaori Nakayama, and Aki Kambayashi would team up to take on the team of Shark Tsuchiya, Crusher Maedomari, and Miwa Sato on March 30, 1996 at Korakuen Hall with Kudo laying out Sato so that Nakayama could get the win with her moonsault. Combat Toyoda would later defeat former 1986 Class member Bison Kimura and call out Megumi Kudo. Toyoda would state that she would want her Retirement Match against Kudo at Kawasaki Stadium to be an Exploding Barbed wire Death Match in honor of Atsushi Onita. Kudo would walk away after the request. Backstage Toyoda would beg Kudo for the match with a teary eye Kudo reluctant towards having such a dangerous match with a friend and not an enemy to get revenge on. Kudo would eventually agree to Toyoda's request as it would be the first Exploding Barbed wire Death Match between two women.
Six of the eight women from the 1986 AJW's Dojo Class would wrestle one last time on March 31, 1996 at the Yokohama Arena in what was built as the Reunion Wonder Six Women Tag with Kudo teaming with Bison Kimura and KAORU against Aja Kong, Combat Toyoda, and Cooga. Kudo would go up against Kong and deliver her Tornado DDT as well as deliver her Frankensteiner off the top turnbuckle on Kong. Kudo would attempt the Kudo Driver on Kong but would be unable to get her up all the way before knocking her out of the ring and delivering a tope to Kong on the outside. The finish would see Cooga and Bison Kimura against each other with Cooga delivering a German Suplex on Kimura for the win in a good match. The six would all hug and raise their hands up together for the last time all together.
The last ever women's only show put on by FMW called "Yamato Nadeshiko III" would take place on April 4, 1996 at the Osaka Prefectural Gym # 2 with the main event being Megumi Kudo teaming with the woman that she made her debut against in KAORU as they would face off against Chigusa Nagayo and Combat Toyoda with KAORU trying a Frankensteiner but getting caught and powerbombed instead and then finished off with Nagayo delivering the Powerbomb on KAORU for the win.
Megumi Kudo would challenge Combat Toyoda for her WWA Women's and FMW Independent Women's Titles in the biggest match of her career up to that point as the best friends would wrestle in the co-main event of the biggest show of the year on May 5, 1996 at Kawasaki Stadium in a Exploding Barbed wire Death Match. Combat Toyoda would come out to Atsushi Onita's "Wild Thing" for her entrance with Onita watching the match from the front row. Kudo and Toyoda would start off wrestling around the exploding barbed wire but it would be Kudo to be the first to feel the explosions of the barbed wire after Toyoda would drop kick her into it. Kudo would suffer a cut on her arm that would begin to bleed and Toyoda would deliver her CT Scanner and spinning Backbreaker to Kudo one last time. Toyoda would then send Kudo to the barbed wire again but Kudo would manage to halt right before flying into the barbed wire. Toyoda would then charge with Kudo moving out of the way resulting in Toyoda flying into the barbed wire and feeling the electrocution. Toyoda's arm would then be cut up and bleeding as well as Kudo would place her in the sleeper. Kudo would go for the Tiger Driver but Toyoda would manage to block it and send Kudo into the barbed wire that had already been used so Kudo would just be stuck. Toyoda would take the offense and deliver a German Suplex and several powerbombs before Kudo would manage to roll one up for a two count. Kudo would then try to deliver a German Suplex onto the exploding barbed wire but Toyoda would reverse it and try the move herself to Kudo. Kudo would escape and then charge at Toyoda with her back side sending them both into the exploding barbed wire. Kudo would be the first one to her feet and would hit the Tiger Driver on Toyoda followed by a powerbomb that Toyoda would land straight on her neck with but still kick out. Kudo would then pick up Toyoda and deliver the Kudo Driver to finally put away Toyoda and end her career as a regular wrestler and win the FMW Independent and WWA Women's Titles. Atsushi Onita would then hit the ring and begin pouring water over both of them. The other FMW women would help Kudo on to a stretcher to be carried to the back as Onita would pick up Toyoda and carry her over his back with Wild Thing playing. Kudo would be laying on the stretcher on the floor in the back as Onita would bring in Toyoda and place her on top of a table. Toyoda would roll off the table and meet with Kudo on the floor as the two would begin to cry together as the two would hug one another.
Combat Toyoda's Retirement Ceremony would take place on June 28, 1996 at Korakuen Hall as Megumi Kudo, Kaori Nakayama, Aki Kambayashi, Yukie Nabeno, Jaguar Yokota, Bison Kimura, Reibun Amada, Cooga, and KAORU would all attend the ceremony. Toyoda would say her goodbye to the fans and receive a ten bell salute in memory of her career before Kudo, Kambayashi, and Nakayama would help lift her over their backs and carry her out. Kudo would then team with Nakayama and Aki Kambayashi against Shark Tsuchiya, Crusher Maedomari, and Miwa Sato after Tsuchiya would finish off Kambayashi with the Powerbomb. Kudo and Tsuchiya would get into an argument afterwards as their feud would be set for the next year.
The next big match for Megumi Kudo would be on August 1, 1996 at the Shiodome as she would defend her titles against the team of Shark Tsuchiya, Crusher Maedomari, and Bad Nakamura. Nakamura had been having issues with the Mad Dog Military prior to the match but they would work together due to their disrespecting her so when they would work together to bloody Kudo's face up. Tsuchiya would then hand Nakamura the barbed wire stick to use on Kudo instead use it on Tsuchiya instead. Kudo not knowing what had happened would grab Nakamura and deliver the Powerbomb to escape with the win in the handicap match with her titles. Tsuchiya would then enter the ring and blow a fireball at Kudo with Kudo rolling around in pain.
Megumi Kudo would return to All Japan Women for the last time on August 13, 1996 at Budokan Hall teaming with Kaori Nakayama against Bison Kimura and Yuki Lee. Kudo would end up reversing Kimura's back body drop into a DDT but it would be Lee that would get the win over Nakayama. Kudo's last match for the promotion would come just five days after the ten year mark of her making her debut with AJW.
With Bad Nurse Nakamura leaving the Mad Dog Military and becoming known as just RIE the heels would get Aki Kambayashi to join their group as she would become known as Miss Mongol. Megumi Kudo and Kaori Nakayama would up to take on Crusher Maedomari and Miss Mongol on August 23, 1996 at Korakuen Hall. Kudo would end up picking up the win after hitting the Kudo Driver on Mongol. Kudo afterwards would then announce to the crowd that she would be retiring the following May as her career was coming to an end after 10 years. It would later be revealed that Kawasaki Stadium would be renovated at the time and thus they would be unable to book the building for their annual May 5th show. FMW would have to book the much smaller Yokohama Arena instead for Kudo's retirement show but the closest date to May 5th that they would be able to get for the building would be April 29th instead.
Megumi Kudo and Kaori Nakayama would team up to face off against Shark Tsuchiya and Miss Mongol on September 24, 1996 at Korakuen Hall, with Nakayama being given the spotlight and focused more in the match as Kudo would hold on to Tsuchiya as Nakayama would deliver her Moonsault on to Mongol to pick up the win. Afterwards, Tsuchiya would introduce a new friend to her group in Eagle Sawai who would begin insulting Kudo with Nakayama having to be held back by Kudo due to her anger.
Megumi Kudo would team up with Kaori Nakayama against Shark Tsuchiya and Crusher Maedomari on October 12, 1996 in Mito,
and with the help of Miwa Sato and Miss Mongol holding on to Kudo she would be unable to make the save as Maedomari would finish off Nakayama with a Chokeslam. Michiko Omukai would be seen watching the match from the stands as she go into the FMW women's bus and confront Kudo about wanting to compete in FMW against the Mad Dog Military.
Michiko Omukai would go on to defeat Miss Mongol in a singles match on October 26, 1996 at Korakuen Hall, as Kudo would team up with RIE and Kaori Nakayama against Shark Tsuchiya, Crusher Maedomari, and Miwa Sato with Nakayama having a chance to shine throughout the match with her highflying offense although it would be RIE to take the fall after Maedomari would deliver the Choke Slam on her for the win.
Megumi Kudo would return under her Great Muta/Great Nita darkside persona against RIE on November 16, 1996 at the Osaka Seaside Sports Center, as Kudo would show off her spots including walking on the ropes, her pescado, spitting green mist in RIE's face, and finishing her off with the Kudo Driver. Afterwards, Shinobu Kandori who had earlier watched her fellow LLPW wrestler Michiko Omukai lose to Shark Tsuchiya and Crusher Maedomari on the show would come to the ring to confront Kudo as the two would begin yelling at one another with Omukai having to hold back Kandori as the two would begin to go at it with one another.
Kudo would take on Shinobu Kandori for the first time on December 11, 1996 at the Komazawa Olympic Gym. Kandori would get the upper hand right away by putting her hand out for Kudo to shake it and then pulling it back causing Kudo to attack her and Kandori send Kudo to the mat right away with an armbar. Kandori would continue to work on Kudo's arm throughout forcing Kudo to retreat to the outside as Nakayama would try to treat Kudo's injured arm until Kandori would go to the outside and pull her back in the ring and go after the arm repeatedly with kicks. Kudo would fight back but Kandori would just go after Kudo's arm again with an arm bar again. Kudo would fight back and begin going after Kandori's arm as well before throwing her to the outside and begin brawling in the crowd. Kandori would charge at Kudo with a clothesline but end up hitting the turnbuckle instead. Kudo would then place Kandori on the top rope to make Kandori come crashing down even higher from her German Suplex. Kudo would come off the top rope but Kandori would end up catching her and again placing the arm bar on Kudo with Kudo having to grab the ropes for the break. Kandori would then climb the top turnbuckle to choke Kudo out with Kudo fighting back and managing to climb the turnbuckle to deliver a Frankensteiner. Kudo would then go for her own choke out and then try to finish Kandori off with the Kudo Driver but Kandori's strength would prevent her from hitting it. Kandori would then go for the Powerbomb with Kudo getting out of it and charging at her but Kandori would catch Kudo and begin to choke her out until the referee would have to call for the bell and reward the match to Kandori. Kandori would celebrate by grabbing a bottle of water and pouring it into the knocked out Kudo's face mocking Atsushi Onita who was coming out of retirement later in the show, Megumi Kudo and FMW. Kudo upset over the match and Kandori spitting the water in the face would charge into the locker room and begin shoving Kandori with both women having to be held back from one another with Kudo having to be pulled out of the room screaming at Kandori for a rematch.
Kudo would get her rematch against Shinobu Kandori in a Street Fight on January 5, 1997 at Korakuen Hall for Kandori's LLPW promotion. Kandori would charge at Kudo before the bell would even ring as the two would roll on the mat and going at it with one another. They would brawl into the crowd where Kudo would set up Kandori on a table and climb up the seats at Korakuen and attempt to dive off and send Kandori through a table but Kandori would catch on to what she was attempting and throw a chair at Kudo and start fighting with her in the stands. Kandori would then bring Kudo over to the table and attempt to suplex through it but Kudo would counter and bulldog Kandori through without the table breaking. Kudo would then bring out a chain and bust open Kandori followed by bringing in a stack of chairs and delivering a Tiger Driver to Kandori on them, but still unable to put her away. Kudo would then begin choking Kandori with the chain showing her aggressive viscious side but Kudo would end up getting caught as Kandori would manage to grab Kudo's neck and then begin to choke her before grabbing the chain and smashing the chain over Kudo's head busting her open. Kandori would then bring Kudo back into the crowd where she turn the table over and powerbomb Kudo on to it. Kandori would bring Kudo back in the ring and then place the chain around her throat and begin to hang Kudo over the top rope with Kudo laying lifeless until Kandori would finally let go of the chain despite Kudo not giving up. The bloody Kudo would make her way back up as Kandori would deliver a Powerbomb with Kudo managing to kick out. Kandori would go for another powerbomb but Kudo would counter with a sunset flip for a two count. This would anger Kandori to where she would bring Kudo with her upstairs to the balcony of Korakuen Hall but before she could do anything Kudo would fight back and try to knock Kandori off the balcony with Kandori grabbing her chain and placing it over Kudo's body and then hanging her from the balcony until the referee would have no choice but to end the match and give the win to Shinobu Kandori once again.
Kudo would then wrestle later the same day for the FMW show on January 5, 1997 at Korakuen Hall but it would be against the youngster Yoko Ikeda who Kudo would have little problem with before finishing her off with the Kudo Driver.
Megumi Kudo would get the chance to wrestle another member of her AJW 1986 Dojo Class that she had not gotten to face in Bison Kimura. Kudo would take on Kimura on January 16, 1997 at the Osaka Prefectural Gym # 2 for Kimura's Jd' promotion. Kudo and Kimura would brawl into the crowd with Kudo taking a chair from the stands and begin smashing it over Kimura's head. Kudo would then throw Kimura head first into the wall of the building with Kudo heading back to the ring and Kimura barely making it back in the ring before the count out. Kimura would make a come back and return the favor to Kudo by throwing her into the chairs in the stands and attacking her with one of the chairs over the head and then piledriving Kudo through a table. Kimura would then follow that up by giving Kudo a Tombstone Piledriver but Kimura would make of laying Kudo on top of a chair and then attempting a moonsault with Kudo moving out of the way allowing Kudo the chance to finish Kimura off with the Kudo Driver. Kimura afterwards would put her out as a show of respect with Kudo shaking her old classmates hand in return.
Megumi Kudo would team up with RIE and Kaori Nakayama against Shark Tsuchiya, Crusher Maedomari, and Miss Mongol on February 18, 1997 at Korakuen Hall in a Street Fight. Kudo would go up against Mongol most of the match but as Tsuchiya and Maedomari were double teaming Nakayama and Tsuchiya was about to finish off Nakayama with her Powerbomb, it would be Kudo to make the save and bring Tsuchiya out of the ring with her leaving Maedomari with Nakayama. Maedomari would go for her Choke Slam with Nakayama managing to turn it into a front cradle to score the upset win over Maedomari and the biggest pinfall win for Nakayama in her career.
The next day the team of Megumi Kudo and Kaori Nakayama would go up against Shark Tsuchiya and Lioness Asuka on February 19, 1997 at Korakuen Hall in a Scramble Bunkhouse Death Match. Lioness Asuka would manage to make it into the ring first to grab the barbed wire stick and begin hitting both Kudo and Nakayama with it. Kudo would go at it against Asuka and despite repeated Tiger Drivers on Asuka it would be Tsuchiya getting a hold of Nakayama and finishing her off with the Powerbomb for the win. LLPW wrestler Eagle Sawai would rush to the ring and begin attacking Kudo which would result in Shinobu Kandori hitting the ring to try and make the save for Kudo and getting jumped by the Mad Dog Military as a result.
Megumi Kudo would get one last shot at revenge at Shinobu Kandori and it would be under match in a Barbed wire Death Match on March 14, 1997 at the Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center. Kudo and Kandori would attack each other right from the start but it would be Kudo to be the first one to feel the barbed wire after attempt a diving the back of her body at Kandori as Kandori would move out of the way with Kudo landing in the barbed wire. Kandori would cut some of the barbed wire up wrap it around her arm and would clothesline Kudo with it as Kudo's face would already be covered in blood. Kudo would fight back and begin choking Kandori and then throwing her into the barbed wire and continuing to kick her while stuck into it. Kudo would then take the barbed wire that Kandori had used earlier and begin carving Kandori's face with it and cutting her open. Kudo would then throw Kandori into the barbed wire again and begin carving her face even more as blood would begin dripping all down Kandori's face. Kudo would then tie the barbed wire around her arm as well and begin swinging at Kandori's face and would then begin choking her using the barbed wire with Kandori escaping out of the ring to get away from Kudo. Kudo would counter by diving outside the ring onto Kandori and bringing her back in the ring. Kudo would be in complete control until Kandori would deliver a desperate headbutt to Kudo and then throw her into the barbed wire one more time. Kandori would then deliver a powerbomb and place an Ankle Lock on Kudo. Kandori would pick up Kudo but Kudo would manage to bring Kandori down with her allowing Kudo to get up first to hit the Tiger Driver and attempt the Kudo Driver with Kandori blocking it. Kudo would counter that by diving her back side into Kandori causing her to hit the barbed wire one one last time allowing Kudo the chance to set up the Kudo Driver before delivering one last strike to Kandori to pick up the win and finally get revenge over Shinobu Kandori. Kandori afterwards would put her hand out in respect to Kudo with Kudo shaking it as their rivalry would come to an end.
With the feud between Kudo and Shinobu Kandori over, it would be time to feud with Shark Tsuchiya for the final time in her career. Kudo would defend the FMW Independent and WWA Women's Titles against Tsuchiya on March 21, 1997 at the Sendai Miyagi Sports Center. Kudo would have the early advantage in the match as she would send Tsuchiya out of the ring and deliver a pescado to the outside. Kudo and Tsuchiya would begin brawling in the crowd as both would grab chairs and begin swinging them at one another before Kudo would grab Tsuchiya from behind and place her in a sleeper. Kudo be in complete control during the match until attempting a Tiger Driver on a chair that Tsuchiya would reverse allowing Tsuchiya to grab a chain to place it around Kudo's neck. Tsuchiya would begin choking Kudo with the chain before tying it to the ring post trapping Kudo. Tsuchiya would then pull out her sickle as she would begin carving Kudo's face as blood would begin to drip down. Tsuchiya would finally let Kudo out to attempt to powerbomb her through a table with Kudo fighting back and hitting Tsuchiya with the Tiger Driver. Kudo would then place Tsuchiya on the table and climb the top turnbuckle when Tsuchiya's manager Victor Quinones would jump on the apron and hit Kudo over the back with the barbed wire stick. Tsuchiya would then get up and powerbomb Kudo into the table. Tsuchiya would then deliver two piledrivers onto a stack of chairs and then finish Kudo off with a Powerbomb to defeat Kudo and win back the WWA Women's and FMW Independent titles. Kudo's body would have to be picked up by Tetsuhiro Kuroda and carried to the back.
Megumi Kudo would compete for the last time with any member of her 1986 AJW Dojo Class as she would team up with Bison Kimura against Shark Tsuchiya and Lioness Asuka on March 28, 1997 at Korakuen Hall in a Scramble Bunkhouse Match. Kudo and Tsuchiya would face off against each other right away but once again Tsuchiya would pull out her sickle and begin carving away at Kudo's forehead causing her to bleed all over her face again. Both Tsuchiya and Asuka would chain up Kimura to the ring post allowing it to become a handicap match between them and Kudo. Tsuchiya would then grab her barbed wire stick and place it on Kudo's throat and begin choking her with it. Kudo would fight back and take out both Tsuchiya and Asuka but as soon as she would attempt the Kudo Driver on Tsuchiya she would be met with a hard kick to the chest by Asuka. Asuka would deliver her Death Valley Bomb to Kudo followed by a Tsuchiya Power Bomb that would be enough to put away Kudo once again. Shinobu Kandori would come to ringside and agree to team with Megumi Kudo to get revenge over the Mad Dog Military.
Megumi Kudo would begin the last month of her career having singles matches against numerous women's wrestlers that she hadn't gotten to face yet in her career. The first one would be against Chikako Shiratori on April 3, 1997 at the Jd' Arena with Kudo picking up the win over Shiratori with the Tiger Driver.
Kudo would compete for the last time in the LLPW promotion as she would team up with former rival Shinobu Kandori as well as Michiko Omukai and Kaori Nakayama against Shark Tsuchiya, Eagle Sawai, Sayori Okino and Miss Mongol on April 7, 1997 at Korakuen Hall. Both Kandori and Nakayama would end up getting busted open during the match but it would be Omukai picking up the win over Mongol.
Megumi Kudo would make her debut for the JWP promotion on the last month of her career as she would team up with RIE to take on Mayumi Ozaki & Reiko Amano in a Street Fight on April 8, 1997 at Korakuen Hall. Ozaki would charge Kudo with a chain wrapped around her hand but Kudo would counter by putting up a chair before she could be nailed with the chain. Kudo would begin brawling Amano into the hall way of Korakuen Hall but that would leave RIE all alone with Ozaki who would smash the chain across RIE's head and pick up the win over the JWP team.
Megumi Kudo would face off against Michiko Omukai in Furuya on April 15, 1997 with Omukai charging at Kudo with a dropkick before the bell. Kudo would manage to fight back but Omukai would seem to counter everything Kudo would do to her and turn it into a roll up cradle with Kudo barely kicking out each time. Kudo would end up delivering her Frankensteiner off the top turnbuckle followed by delivering the Tiger Driver to finally manage to put away Omukai.
Megumi Kudo's final Korakuen Hall match would take place on April 18, 1997 in a No Ropes Barbed wire Double Hell Death Match to get her ready for her retirement match in less than two weeks. Her opponent would be JWP's Mayumi Ozaki with Ozaki charging at Kudo right away to start the match. Kudo would fight back and end up sending Ozaki face first into the barbed wire and raking her face across it. Ozaki would come back at Kudo and throw her into the barbed wire and then make a charge at her to knock her out of the ring into the barbed wire. Kudo would kick her in the gut during the charge and deliver a Tiger Driver right at the edge of the ring with Ozaki's kick out managing to knock Kudo out of the ring into the barbed wire. Ozaki would then pull out a chain and place it around Kudo's neck as she would send her flying into the crowd. Ozaki would bring Kudo into the ring with her neck around the chain but Kudo would use the chain to her advantage by grabbing and sending Ozaki outside the ring into the barbed wire. Ozaki would manage to get up go at it with Kudo until both would knock each other out of the ring into the barbed wire. Kudo would make it back into the ring and decide to just dive out of the ring onto Ozaki's body while laying in the barbed wire. Kudo would go for the kill by bringing her in the ring and deliver the Tiger Driver and then setting up for the Kudo Driver which Ozaki would manage to escape and deliver a German Suplex to Kudo instead. Ozaki would get up and grab her chain and as she would attempt to swing it, Kudo would manage to duck and then set her up for the Kudo Driver hitting Ozaki perfectly with it to get the win in the last great match of Megumi Kudo's career.
Kudo's last match in Osaka at the Osaka Prefectural Gym # 2 would take place on April 25, 1997 as she would come to the ring wearing her old American Flag jacket that she use to come out when she started in FMW as she would team up with Kaori Nakayama against Shark Tsuchiya and Crusher Maedomari. It would also be the last time that Kudo would take on the tag team of Tsuchiya and Maedomari as Kudo would end up missing a flying body cross and instead hitting Nakayama with it which would result in Tsuchiya hitting her Powerbomb to finish off Nakayama. Kudo and Tsuchiya would end up getting in a pull apart brawl afterwards.
Kudo would face off against Crusher Maedomari for the last time on April 26, 1997 in Okayama as Kudo would manage to pick up the win over Maedomari using a Backslide. Kudo would then take on Kaori Nakayama in her second to last match of her career on April 28, 1997 in Gifu with Kudo picking up the win over Nakayama using Onita's Thunder Fire Powerbomb going into her last match of her career.
Although Atsushi Onita had given up ownership of FMW to Shoichi Arai in 1995 he still had much influence in the company in 1997 when he came back. But one of the few times he would get overruled by Shoichi Arai would be for Megumi Kudo's Retirement Match. Onita's rule while running FMW would be that the men especially if he were involved in the match would always main event the show not the women. Shoichi Arai would decide that for Megumi Kudo's Retirement her match against Shark Tsuchiya would go on last over Atsushi Onita's six man match out of respect to Kudo's career as well as it being an Exploding Barbed wire Death Match which was the top Death Match you could do in a indoors building of that size.
Megumi Kudo's final match of her career would be held on April 29, 1997 at the Yokohama Arena. The show would sell out with 16,000 fans coming to see Kudo's final match against her long time rival Shark Tsuchiya in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed Double Hell Death Match for the WWA Women's and FMW Independent Titles. Kudo and Tsuchiya would both go on the attack trying to get each other thrown into the exploding barbed wire right away. Kudo would get Tsuchiya on the mat and try kicking her to the outside where more exploding barbed wire lay. Tsuchiya would get up and try and put Kudo on the barbed wire with Kudo fighting back. Kudo would attempt to Tsuchiya into the exploding barbed wire but Tsuchiya would reverse it causing Kudo to be the first to feel the explosions of the barbed wire much like the year before. Tsuchiya would take advantage of the injured Kudo but Kudo would manage to fight back and attempt to German Suplex Tsuchiya outside the ring into the barbed wire but instead Tsuchiya would just Kudo into the exploding barbed wire once again. Tsuchiya would then bring out her sickle and begin carving Kudo's forehead. Kudo would finally manage to fight back laying in punches to Shark causing her to drop the sickle. Kudo would pick it up and try to finally use it for her own but would be kicked in the gut by Tsuchiya instead. Tsuchiya would pull out a chain and tie it around Kudo's neck and begin choking her with it. But as Tsuchiya would attempt to throw Kudo outside the ring into the barbed wire, Kudo would grab a hold of the chain and send Tsuchiya outside the ring into the explosion of the barbed wire outside the ring. Kudo would pull Tsuchiya back in the ring and set up for the Kudo Driver but Tsuchiya would manage to push her off before hitting the move. Kudo would then jump in the air attempting to deliver the Frankensteiner with Tsuchiya catching her and delivering a Powerbomb to Kudo into the exploding barbed wire outside the ring. Kudo would manage to get up but would be met with suplexs once she would enter back into the ring. Tsuchiya would then bring in chairs to the ring where she would deliver a Piledriver sending Kudo's head into the chairs. Kudo would still manage to kick out. Tsuchiya frustrated would then pull out the lighter and blow a huge fireball with the fire sticking into Kudo's hair as referee Go Ito would pull her down and pat the fire out of her hair and back of her shoulder. Kudo was in extreme pain but would still manage to kick out. Tsuchiya would then deliver one final Powerbomb to Kudo but Kudo would still manage to kick out. Tsuchiya would then hit Kudo right next to the exploding barbed wire and then make a charge at her with Kudo grabbing a hold of Tsuchiya and bringing her into the exploding barbed wire as well. Both would end up collapsing from the explosions with Kudo falling on top of Tsuchiya to make the cover and get the victory and become the WWA Women's and FMW Independent Champion in her final match.
Kaori Nakayama would rush into the ring and begin pouring water over Kudo's burns as Crusher Maedomari would pick up Shark Tsuchiya over her back and carry to the back. Kudo would finally manage to pick herself up and have her raised by the referee in victory as she would get on the mic and thank the fans for coming and supporting her career. Kudo would collapse back down on the mat as Nakayama, RIE, Yoko Ikeda, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Nanjyo Hayato and Gosaku Goshogawara would place her on top of a mat to help carry her to the back. They would carry her to the back where Atsushi Onita would be standing right there waiting for her as they would lay her down. Onita who would be joined by Hayabusa would begin pouring water out of bottles onto Kudo's burnt shoulder. A bucket of water would be brought to them as both Onita and Hayabusa would take their shirts off and put them in the bucket to soak it over Kudo's burnt shoulder while an ambulance would be called to the building. They would then pick up the mat and carry to the entrance of the building and wait for the ambulance. Kudo would begin holding Onita's hand and start crying causing Onita to begin crying. Onita and Hayabusa would end up walking away so that Kudo could be the other girls. Kudo would then begin hugging Nakayama, RIE, and Ikeda and then hand the belts to Nakayama as a symbol that she was passing the torch to her and say her goodbye to them. A blanket would then be put over Kudo as she would placed in the ambulance and taken to a near by hospital.
Kudo would be taken to the emergency unit at a local Yokohama hospital where she would be treated for burns on her shoulder and would be released the next morning and would be able to walk out on her own.
Megumi Kudo would be given over a month to recover from her injuries including getting a haircut due to the fire being stuck in her hair as her retirement ceremony would be held on June 13, 1997 at Korakuen Hall. Kudo would vacate the WWA Women's and FMW Independent Titles and hand them to Shoichi Arai. She would then say one last thank you and goodbye to the fans of FMW and be given a 10 bell salute in memory her career as fans would throw their streamers in the ring to with her theme playing to celebrate her career one last time as Kudo would begin to cry and wave goodbye.
Without Megumi Kudo the FMW women's division would not be to recover it. Due to Kaori Nakayama's size and status in the company she would never be able to put over in a match against Shark Tsuchiya thus eliminating any chance of Nakayama being able to take over Kudo's role as the top woman in the company. Shark Tsuchiya would end up winning back the WWA Women's and FMW Independent Title after defeating Aja Kong on September 28, 1997 at Kawasaki Stadium. RIE would end up leaving FMW, Miwa Sato would end up retiring, and Nakayama would end up suffering an injury that would put her out for over a year. The women's roster would end up just being Shark Tsuchiya and Crusher Maedomari in 1998 before FMW would finally decide to let go of Tsuchiya and Maedomari and end the women's division in July 1998.
Kudo would find jobs after her career as both a Samurai TV television host for professional wrestling discussion as well a job as a radio host. It would then come out that she and FMW wrestler Hido had gotten married on January 23, 1998 although not in a traditional ceremony as many people did not even know the two had been seeing each other. FMW would begin running skits with Hido's fellow Team No Respect member Jado coming to the ring as Megumi Jado and complaining that there was no wedding ceremony and that he wanted to have the wedding ceremony as the two would kiss.
Hido would end up defeating Hideki Hosaka in a match on April 30, 1998 at the Yokohama Bunka Gym with Team No Respect announcing they had a surprise for Hido as Megumi Kudo's music would begin to play as she would make her first appearance in FMW in over 10 months as she would present Hido with a present.
A wedding ceremony would finally be held for Hido and Megumi Kudo on July 12, 1998 in Tokyo with Go Ito, Kodo Fuyuki, Yukihiro Kanemura, Koji Nakagawa, Hayabusa, The Great Sasuke, Yuki Ishikawa, Combat Toyoda, KAORU, Keiko Iwami, Yoko Ikeda, Kaori Nakayama, and Atsushi Onita all attending.
Atsushi Onita would announce that due to his departure of FMW in November 1998 that he would be starting his own promotion called USO with its first show being held on December 12, 1998 at Korakuen Hall. The idea of the promotion would be bring back the old days of FMW and the wrestlers that use to compete for it under Onita. This would mean bringing back the old women's roster and having them come out of retirement like Onita had already done. Onita would book Kaori Nakayama, Tsuppari Mack, RIE, Keiko Iwami, Shark Tsuchiya, Crusher Maedomari, and Combat Toyoda for the show in a 7 Woman Battle Royal. It would be the first time that Toyoda was coming out of retirement since her match against Kudo over 2 and a half years earlier. Kudo would also be asked to come out of retirement for the match but Kudo would refuse to break her retirement stipulation and only referee the Battle Royal. This would anger Onita but he would end up agreeing to her request. The battle royal would see Combat Toyoda team up with Shark Tsuchiya and Crusher Maedomari like the old Combat Army days in the Battle Royal with Tsuchiya and Kudo teasing dissention between the two due to their past. Kaori Nakayama would end up winning the Battle Royal after last eliminating Keiko Iwami as Miwa Sato would join in the ring and Kudo, Sato, Mack, RIE, Iwami, Toyoda, and Nakayama would all raise their hands up in celebration.
USO would end up closing down after that one show. Onita would then begin promoting the shows under his own name instead. Although he would book Combat Toyoda, Shark Tsuchiya, and Crusher Maedomari he would not ask Kudo for anymore bookings due to her stance on actually staying retired.
Despite it being completley different than even when Megumi Kudo retired in 1997 it would be announced on February 15, 2002 that FMW was closing down. Atsushi Onita would then make the announcement that he was starting up his own FMW promotion called Onita FMW. He would get Megumi Kudo booked as a referee again for the first show on May 4, 2002 at Korakuen Hall. She would referee the match of Shark Tsuchiya and Kaori Nakayama teaming up to take on noki-A & GAMI with GAMI pinning Nakayama. Nakayama would then announce that she would be retiring later in the year.
Kaori Nakayama's retirement match like Kudo would be against Shark Tsuchiya with her final match taking place on October 23, 2002 at Korakuen Hall. Nakayama would get more offense than she ever had gotten against Tsuchiya while in FMW but Tsuchiya would still manage to finish off Nakayama to end her career with the Powerbomb. Nakayama's retirement ceremony would follow afterwards with former wrestlers from FMW attending including Kudo who would present Nakayama with flowers and a hug before Nakayama would get her own 10 bell salute to end her career.
Megumi Kudo would do color commentating for Samurai TV for the Fuyuki Army's September 22, 2003 show at Korakuen Hall. The Brief Brother team from FMW of Kintaro Kanemura, Mr. Gannosuke, and Hido would add GENTARO to the group with porn star Chocoball Mukai wanting badly to be apart of the group. The Brief Brothers would make GENTARO challenge for his spot in the group against Mukai as a result with GENTARO picking up the win. GENTARO would then call Megumi Kudo down to the ring to explain to Mukai what it takes to be a member of the Brief Brothers with Kudo having to give Mukai advice on what it takes to be a member of the group.
Kudo would be booked for a wrestling for the first time in four years on November 11, 2007 at the Tokyo Shinjuku FACE by former AJW wrestler Dump Matsumoto. Matsumoto who was a top star in AJW while Kudo was working up the ranks before Matsumoto would retire in 1986. Matsumoto would team up with Combat Toyoda against Shark Tsuchiya and Crusher Maedomari with Kudo at ringside interfering on behalf of Matsumoto and Toyoda before Matsumoto would end up hitting a Diving Body Press on Tsuchiya to get the win.
Another FMW reunion show would be booked by Atsushi Onita on December 31, 2008 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring as almost all the former women's wrestlers in FMW would be brought back for a Battle Royal with all of them going by their given names for the match consisting of Noriyo Toyoda, Eriko Tsuchiya, Yoshika Maedomari, Miwa Sato, Yukie Nabeno, Aki Kambayashi, Emi Koizumi, and Yumiko Komatsuzaki with Maedomari getting the win over Kambayashi with Megumi Kudo being the referee for the match. All the women would pose together in a ring for the last time with one another.
Megumi Kudo would meet with Atsushi Onita for the first time since his New Years Eve show in 2008 as she would attend former FMW wrestler Nanjyo Hayato's promoted show April 22, 2011 at the Osaka Minami Move On Arena with Kudo watching on as Nanjyo would defeat his former boss Atsushi Onita in a Street Fight.
Kudo would meet Hayabusa for the first in over 10 years as she would attend his his Phoenix Music Fiesta on May 10, 2011 at the AFR in Yokohama. Kudo would show up for a talk show segment with Hayabusa before the concert. Kudo would take a seat afterwards and watch Hayabusa, Ricky Fuji, Ichiro Yaguchi, and Command Bolshoi perform while sitting next to former FMW women's wrestler Miwa Sato while drinking sake and getting drunk.
Nanjyo would book Megumi Kudo again this time for his new promotion FFF which would have an FMW reunion theme to it. Kudo would be booked as referee for a Woman's Royal Rumble on August 27, 2011 at the Osaka Prefectural Gym # 2 with RIE making a surprise appearance under her old Bad Nurse Nakamura gimmick with Ray picking up the win over Nakamura with a Schoolgirl. Kudo afterwards would take pictures with Nanjyo and Hayabusa following the Barbed wire Street Fight Death Match main event. She would also meet up with Kaori Nakayama who would attend the show with her two sons as the two would make sure to keep in contact with one another.
Kudo would attend her second Hayabusa concert on October 6, 2011 at the AFR in Yokohama with Hayabusa booking Mr. Gannosuke as a musician for the show. It would be the first time that Kudo and Gannosuke had seen each other in over ten years as Tetsuhiro Kuroda would also attend the concert with everyone taking a group picture afterwards.
Kudo and Nanjyo would get together to perform a CD together. It would actually be Kudo's second CD as FMW released a CD of her singing songs in 1992. This CD would include 6 songs with four of them being sung by Kudo and Nanjyo together. The CD would be released for the second FFF show which would take place on November 25, 2011 in Osaka with the show doing not so well financially much like the first one. Nanjyo would drop the idea following the show of an FMW reunion theme promotion and turn his FFF promotion into a mix of Osaka Pro and his Kyoto Pro promotions with Kudo being the only former FMW wrestler to continue to get booked for his shows.
Megumi Kudo would attend Atsushi Onita's promoted show on February 24, 2012 at the Tokyo Shinjuku FACE. Kudo would release new Keep on Running Megumi t-shirts to sell at the shows as she would sit at the gimmick tables before the show with Atsushi Onita and then watch the show from a front row seat.
Megumi Kudo would meet up with Kaori Nakayama and her two sons as they would all together to Tokyo Disneyland in Chiba on May 3, 2012 as Nakayama as well as Combat Toyoda remain two of her best friends these days.
Megumi Kudo continues to get booked by Nanjyo Hayato as she will be attending the FFF show on June 30, 2012 at the Osaka Minami Move On Arena. The show will include Kudo's husband Hido making his return to the ring for the first time in over two years.
Megumi Kudo has done many things throughout her life. From one of the select to make it through the AJW Dojo during its peak, to being dropped for not being good enough, to a Kindergarten aide, to part of a renegade heel group, to the top babyface for a division, to a movie star, to a singer, to a sex symbol, to one of the best workers in the company, to one of the top faces of the company and keeping it a float, to a hardcore women's wrestler, to one of the most remember wrestlers in Japanese women's history. It has been 15 years since Megumi Kudo retired from professional wrestling but no matter what turn life will take her one thing is for sure is that Megumi will Keep on Running.
Megumi Kudo's Title History
WWA Women's Championship
Defeated: Combat Toyoda 3/28/91
Lost to: Combat Toyoda 8/17/91
WWA Women's Championship
Defeated: Eriko Tsuchiya 5/24/92
Lost to: Combat Toyoda 7/24/93
WWA Women's Championship
Defeated: Lei Lani Kai 2/25/94
Lost to: Combat Toyoda 6/19/94
FMW Women's Independent Championship
Defeated: Lei Lani Kai 2/25/94
Lost to: Combat Toyoda 6/19/94
WWA Women's Championship
Defeated: Bad Nurse Nakamura 5/5/95
Lost to: Shark Tsuchiya 11/20/95
FMW Women's Independent Championship
Defeated: Bad Nurse Nakamura 5/5/95
Lost to: Shark Tsuchiya 11/20/95
WWA Women's Championship
Defeated: Combat Toyoda 5/5/96
Lost to: Shark Tsuchiya 3/21/97
FMW Women's Independent Championship
Defeated: Combat Toyoda 5/5/96
Lost to: Shark Tsuchiya 3/21/97
WWA Women's Championship
Defeated: Shark Tsuchiya 4/29/97
Vacated on 6/13/97
FMW Women's Independent Championship
Defeated: Shark Tsuchiya 4/29/97
Vacated on 6/13/97
Last updated: 5/5/12