is a Japanese female Professional Wrestler, and widely regarded as the greatest ever female wrestler.
Toyota was born in 1971, made her wrestling debut in 1987 with All Japan Womens Pro Wrestling
, and gained widespread attention at Wrestle Marinepiad 1989, where she and Mima Shimoda defeated Toshiyo Yamada and Etsuko Mita in an opening match that upstaged the more established wrestlers on the card. Her rise continued throughout the early 90s, establishing herself as one of the top names in women's wrestling. Towards the end of the 90s, injuries forced her to slow down from the fast-paced style she had become known for, but she continues to wrestle today, and has appeared in the US for the CHIKARA
The following tropes apply to Manami Toyota:
- Action Girl
- Arch-Enemy: Toshiyo Yamada from 1989 to 1992, then Aja Kong.
- Defeat Means Friendship: She and Yamada became tag team partners after their feud ended.
- Hard Head: Known to psyche herself up by battering her head on the turnbuckle, ala Missing Link.
- No Sell: Tried to psyche out Sara Del Rey by inviting and shrugging off her famed kicks. Incidentally, this is largely why Death Ray became a famed kick chick, so all you wrestlers who had to suffer them? You can blame Toyota.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: With Toshiyo Yamada. Yamada was short-haired, dressed in more boyish attire, and used a lot of stiff kicks in her offense, while Toyota had long hair, her ring attire had more frills/decorations, and her offense was focused on speed and high-flying maneuvers.
- Wrestling Doesn't Pay: On Chigusa Nagayo Produce Marvels, Night 1, she was billed as Ladies Chamber Officer.