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Miyu Yamashita
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Yamashita in 2019
Birth name Miyu Yamashita (山下実優, Yamashita Miyū)
Born March 16 1995 (1995-03-16) (age 24)
Fukuoka, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Miyu Yamashita
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Trained By MIKAMI
Debut August 17, 2013

  Miyu Yamashita (山下実優, Yamashita Miyū, born March 16, 1995) is a Japanese professional wrestler currently signed to Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling, where she is the former Tokyo Princess Of Princess Champion.

Yamashita was trained by MIKAMI, and made her debut in August 2013, as one of the first members of DDT's all female Tokyo Joshi Pro sister promotion. Yamashita was pushed as the top star of Tokyo Joshi Pro, and became the first ever Tokyo Princess of Princess Champion on January 4, 2016.[1] She is currently recognised as the promotion's ace.

Professional wrestling career Edit

Tokyo Joshi Pro (2013–present) Edit

Yamashita trained in Kyokushin and mixed martial arts from a young age and originally had hopes of being an idol, and took part in many auditions for idol groups, though struggled to get anywhere. She was eventually introduced to professional wrestler Kyohei Mikami, who asked if she would be interested in training to join Dramatic Dream Team's new sister promotion, Tokyo Joshi Pro. Yamashita accepted the offer and moved to Tokyo at age 17 to begin training under Mikami shortly after.[2] In TJP's early years, it was a small promotion that mainly ran shows alongside live music and other live performances. Despite being a small promotion, Yamashita was still being pushed as the future top star of the promotion, and when TJP finally started to run their own full shows, Yamashita took her position at the top of the card. She became known for her strong kicks and karate based offence, earning the nickname "Pink Striker".

On January 4, 2016 at TJP's biggest show to date, Yamashita defeated longtime rival Shoko Nakajima to become the first ever Tokyo Princess of Princess Champion.[1] She held the title until September when she was defeated by Yuu.[3] In August 2017, she received her first singles match against Sendai Girls' Pro Wrestling's Meiko Satomura, but was defeated.[4] On January 4, 2018, Yamashita got one more chance to win back the Tokyo Princess of Princess Championship, and defeated Reika Saiki to win the championship for a second time.[5] Yamashita retained the title throughout 2018, defeating the likes of Yuna Manase, Veda Scott, Priscilla Kelly, Yuu, Maho Kurone and Rika Tatsumi. On January 4, 2019, she defeated Maki Ito to mark 1 year as champion, the longest in the titles history.[6] At WWN Mercury Rising 2019, Yamashita defeated Allysin Kay in a title vs title match to win the Shine Championship.[7]

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
    • Crash Rabbit Heat
    • Brazilian Kick
    • TRF
    • Attitude Adjustment (Standing fireman's carry transitioned into a kneeling takeover)
  • Nicknames
    • "Momoiro Striker"
  • Entrance themes
    • "Dschinghis Khan" by Berryz Kobo
    • "I Am Me" by Masao Sanuki

Championships and accomplishments Edit

ReferencesEdit

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