Riho

Dec 10, 2019 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real Name: ?
Height: 5’1”
Weight: 93 lbs.
Date of Birth: June 4, 1997
From: Shinagawa, Tokyo (Japan)
Pro Debut: May 29, 2006
Trained By: Emi Sakura & Ice Ribbon Dojo
Finishing Move: Somato

Biography

– Riho began training at Emi Sakura’s Ice Ribbon promotion alongside her sister Seina
– Incredibly, Riho made her professional debut at the age of 9, losing to Sachie Abe, who had been wrestling longer than Riho had been alive!
– On May 4, 2008, 11-year old Riho teamed with Kota Ibushi to defeat Emi Sakura & Makoto
– On October 24, Riho & Yuki Sato defeated Masa Takanashi & Ryu Chokumo to win the International Ribbon Tag Team Titles
– On November 15, Riho & Sato defeated Emi Sakura & Masa Takanashi to retain the International Ribbon Tag Team Titles
– On November 28, 2009, Riho defeated Nanae Takahashi & Tsukasa Fujimoto to become the first Triangle Ribbon Champion
– On February 13, 2010, Riho defeated Tsukasa Fujimoto & Makoto to retain the Triangle Ribbon Title
– On April 3, Riho defeated Miyako Matsumoto to win the ICEx60 Title, becoming the first Ice Ribbon Triple Crown winner, despite still only being 12 years old
– On June 13, Riho, Kenny Omega & Mr 6 defeated Muscle Sakai, OK Revolution & Mr Strawberry to win the Nihonkai Six-Man Tag Team Titles
– On July 25, Riho, Great Kojika & Mr 6 defeated Hikaru Sato, Keisuke Ishii & Yoshihiko and Antonio Honda, Yasu Urano & KUDO to retain the Nihonkai Six-Man Tag Team Titles and win both the UWA Trios Titles and the Jiyugaoka Six-Man Tag Team Titles
– On September 23, Riho, Great Kojika & Mr 6 defeated Jun Kasai, Jaki Numazawa & Miyako Matsumoto to retain the Trio of Trios Titles
– In September 2012, Riho left Ice Ribbon to join her mentor Emi Sakura in her new Gatoh Move promotion
– On May 4, 2013, Riho & Antonio Honda won the Go-Go Green Curry Koppun Cup, defeating Emi Sakura & Hikaru Sato in the final
– On August 9, 2014, Riho won the Gatonun Climax Tournament, defeating Emi Sakura in the final
– On November 2, Riho defeated Emi Sakura to win the IWA Triple Crown Title
– On December 27, Riho defeated Emi Sakura to retain the IWA Triple Crown Title
– On March 26, 2015, Riho defeated Makoto to retain the IWA Triple Crown Title
– On June 21, Riho defeated MIZUKI to retain the IWA Triple Crown Title
– On August 13, Riho defeated Kotori to retain the IWA Triple Crown Title
– On June 22, 2016, Riho defeated Kaori Yoneyama to regain the IWA Triple Crown Title
– On December 24, Riho & Kotori defeated Aoi Kizuki & Sayaka Obihiro to win the Asia Dream Tag Team Titles
– On March 4, 2017, Riho & Kotori defeated Aasa Maika & Makoto to retain the Asia Dream Tag Team Titles
– On September 22, Riho defeated Kotori to become the first Super Asia Champion
– On July 28, 2018, Riho defeated Aoi Kizuki to retain the Super Asia Title
– On August 18, Riho defeated Makoto to retain the Super Asia Title
– On October 26, Riho defeated Emi Sakura, Alexis Lee & Jibzy to win the SPW Queen of Asia Title
– On November 18, Riho defeated Natsumi Maki to retain the Super Asia Title
– On December 11, Riho & Makoto to retain the Tropikawild (Yuna Mizumori & SAKI) to win the Asia Dream Tag Team Titles
– On December 14, Riho defeated Makoto to retain the SPW Queen of Asia Title
– On May 1, 2019, Riho & Hikaru Sato won the Go-Go Green Curry Koppun Cup, defeating Antonio Honda & Mei Suruga in the final
– On May 17, Riho defeated Alexis Lee & Crystal to retain the SPW Queen of Asia Title
– Riho debuted for AEW at Double Or Nothing 2019, teaming with Hikaru Shida & Ryo Mizunami to defeat Emi Sakura, Aja Kong & Yuka Sakazaki
– On June 4, Riho defeated Mei Suruga to retain the Super Asia Title
– At AEW Fyter Fest 2019, Riho defeated Nyla Rose & Yuka Sakazaki
– Riho left Gatoh Move to join Stardom in 2019. She would continue to work for AEW in the US
– On August 10, Riho defeated Death Yama-san & Starlight Kid to win the Stardom High Speed Title
– At All Out 2019, Riho defeated Hikaru Shida
– On September 29, Riho defeated Death Yama-san to retain the Stardom High Speed Title
– On the first episode of AEW Dynamite, Riho defeated Nyla Rose to become the inaugural AEW Womens Champion
– On the October 16, 2019 episode of Dynamite, Riho defeated Britt Baker to retain the AEW Womens Title
– At Full Gear 2019, Riho defeated Emi Sakura to retain the AEW Womens Title
– On the January 1, 2020 episode of Dynamite, Riho defeated Hikaru Shida, Britt Baker & Nyla Rose to retain the AEW Womens Title
– One week later, Riho defeated Kris Statlander to retain the AEW Womens Title
– In December 2020, Riho left Stardom in order to focus on her AEW commitments
– Riho competed in the US bracket of the AEW Womens Title Eliminator in February 2021, but lost in the semi-finals to Thunder Rosa
– At TJPW Wrestle Princess II, Riho & Shoko Nakajima defeated Arisu Endo & Suzume
– Riho suffered a shoulder injury in a match against Britt Baker at AEW Battle of the Belts 2022 and would be out of action for several months

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