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.
Professional wrestling career
GAEA Japan (1995–2005)
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 (2006–2021)
Following GAEA Japan's closure, Satomura formed the promotion Sendai Girls' Pro Wrestling with Jinsei Shinzaki
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. On June 27, 2021, Satomura would her last appearance at Sendai Girls after she teamed with Minoru Suzuki to defeat Jinsei Shinzaki and Nanae Takahashi in her last Sendai Girls apperance after she signed with WWE.
Satomura appeared in the 2000 documentary Gaea Girls made for the BBC by Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams.
Championships and accomplishments
- DDT Pro-Wrestling
- Gaea Japan
- AAAW Single Championship (2 times)
- AAAW Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship / AAAW Tag Team Championship (3 times) - with Sonoko Kato (1), Ayako Hamada (1) and Chikayo Nagashima (1)
- Hustling Cup (1996)
- High Spurt 600 (1998, 2001)
- Splash J & Running G (1995) – with Kaoru and Tomoko Kuzumi
- Sendai Girls' Pro Wrestling
- Sendai Girls World Championship (1 time)
- Joshi Puroresu Dantai Taikou Flash Tournament (2011) - with Dash Chisako, Hiren, Kagetsu, Miyako Morino, Ryo Mizunami and Sendai Sachiko
- Tokyo Sports
- Joshi Puroresu Grand Prize (2013)
- World Wonder Ring Stardom
- World of Stardom Championship (1 time)
- Best Match Award (2015) vs. Io Shirai on December 23