Meiko Satomura (里村 明衣子 Satomura Meiko, born November 17, 1979) is a Japanese professional wrestler. She co-founded Sendai Girls' Pro Wrestling and also signed to WWE performing under their NXT UK brand.
Professional wrestling career[edit | edit source]
Gaea Japan (1995–2005)[edit | edit source]
Satomura made her professional wrestling debut for all female promotion Gaea Japan on April 15, 1995, defeating Sonoko Kato. On November 2, 1996, Meiko Satomura and Sonoko Kato defeated Sugar Sato and Chikayo Nagashima to become the inaugural AAAW Tag Team Champions. Satomura would go on to win that title on two more occasions, teaming with Ayako Hamada, and Chikayo Nagashima. She also won the AAAW Singles Championship twice, with her second reign ending at the hands of Aja Kong on April 3, 2005. Gaea Japan closed a week later on April 10 after staging its farewell show where Satomura defeated her trainer Chigusa Nagayo in the main event.
Sendai Girls' Pro Wrestling (2006–present)[edit | edit source]
On September 23, 2009, Satumora participated in the Splash J & Running G tournament along with Kaoru and Tomoko Kuzumi. In the Semi Final, Satumora's team defeated the Dynamite Kansai, Makie Numao and Yasuko Kuragaki to advance to the final. In the final, they defeated the team of Hikari Fukuoka, Kanako Motoya and Sonoko Kato to win the Splash J & Running G tournament.
On October 27, 2020, it was reported that Satomura would sign with WWE to be an on-air talent and coach for NXT UK and she officially signed with WWE on January 28, 2021.
Other media[edit | edit source]
Satomura appeared in the 2000 documentary Gaea Girls made for the BBC by Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams.
Championships and accomplishments[edit | edit source]
- DDT Pro-Wrestling
- Gaea Japan
- Sendai Girls' Pro Wrestling
- Tokyo Sports
- Joshi Puroresu Grand Prize (2013)
- World Wonder Ring Stardom