Riho, one of the most sought-after female athletes nowadays, earned mainstream attention owing to her impressive performance in All Elite Wrestling. At only 22 years of age, she is not only a multi-time champion in various promotions but also the inaugural AEW Women's Champion.
- Riho Background
- Riho AEW
Riho has been actively wrestling since she was nine. She started with Emi Sakura’s Ice Ribbon in 2006 and continued with the promotion till 2012. During her tenure in Ice Ribbon, she became the first Triple Crown Champion of the company by winning the ICEx60, Triangle Ribbon, and International Ribbon Tag Team Championships.
Simultaneously, she used to work with DDT Pro-Wrestling. It was at this time, she joined forces with the former IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kenny Omega, and Mr. #6 to win the DDT Nihonkai Six-Man Tag Team Championship. Although the team didn’t last long, she would win numerous trios championships in DDT. In her farewell match with Ice Ribbon, Riho lost to Aoi Kizuki.
Following her successful stint with Ice Ribbon, Riho joined Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling, which was Emi Sakura’s Bangkok-based promotion. She remained with Gatoh Move for seven years before making the move to All Elite Wrestling. During her stay, she won the reputed IWA Triple Crown Championship on two different occasions. Her final days in the promotion had her defending the South Asia Championship across the world. On July 2, Riho wrestled Emi Sakura on her final match at Gatoh Move.
At AEW Double or Nothing, Riho made her debut by performing in a six-woman tag team match, also involving Emi Sakura. After winning her debut, she would go on to win a triple threat match against Yuka Sakazaki and Nyla Rose. Her momentum continued with a victory against Hikaru Shida at AEW All Out in August.
Owing to her victory at All Out, Riho earned the right to face Nyla Rose to become the first-ever AEW Women’s Champion. At the TNT premiere of AEW Dynamite on October 2, she defeated Rose to become the inaugural AEW Women’s Champion.