Natsuko Tora (刀羅 ナツコ Tora Natsuko) (born January 30, 1991) is a Japanese professional wrestle currently signed to World Wonder Ring Stardom promotion. Tora is a former two-times Artist of Stardom Champion as well as a former one-time Goddess of Stardom Champion.
Professional wrestling career
World Wonder Ring Stardom
On October 30, 2016, Tora made her professional wrestling debut teaming with Arisu Nanase and facing Azumi and Kaori Yoneyama in a losing effort. In 2017, Tora joined "Team Jungle", a group that involved the likes of Hiroyo Matsumoto, Jungle Kyona and Yoneyama. The group was later named "J.A.N.", an acronym for Jungle Assault Nation. On May 21, 2017, Tora received her first title match teaming with Kyona and Mayu Iwatani as they unsucessfully challenged Hiromi Mimura, Kairi Hojo and Konami for the Artist of Stardom Championship.
Oedo Tai (2018–present)
On May 27, 2018, Tora, alongside Kyona and Yoneyama, defeated Oedo Tai (Hana Kimura, Hazuki and Kagetsu) to win the vacant Artist of Stardom Championship. The trio held the title until September 30, before losing the title to STARS (Iwatani, Saki Kashima and Tam Nakano) during the afternoon show. That same day, on the evening show, Tora and Kyona defeated Iwatani and Kashima to win the Goddess of Stardom Championship. They lost the titles to Queen's Quest (Momo Watanabe and Utami Hayashishita) on November 23. On December 16 at Goddesses of Stars show, Tora unsucessfully challenged Watanabe for the Wonder of Stardom Championship.
On April 14, 2019, during the second annual Stardom Draft, Tora was drafted to Oedo Tai, after Kyona lost a five-way match, causing J.A.N. to disbanded. With Tora's arrival to Oedo Tai, she subsequently became the leader of Oedo Tai, following the reitrement of Oedo Tai's previous leader Kagetsu. On March 24, 2020, Tora competed in the annual Cinderella Tournament, losing to Giulia in the finals. On October 3, Tora, alongside Kashima, faced Tokyo Cyber Squad (Konami and Kyona) in a No Disqualification match, where the losing team must disband. Kashima and Tora won, forcing Tokyo Cyber Squad to disband, after Konami turned on Kyona to join Oedo Tai. On November 14, Tora, alongside Bea Priestley and Kashima, defeated Donna del Mondo (Giulia, Maika and Syuri) to win the Artist of Stardom Championship. They lost the titles to Cosmic Angels (Mina Shirakawa, Tam Nakano and Unagi Sayaka). On January 17, 2021, at Stardom's 10th Anniversary show, Tora unsuccessfully challenged Giulia for the Wonder Of Stardom Championship in a No Disqualification match. On July 4, at Yokohama Dream Cinderella in Summer, Tora unsucessfully challenged Utami Hayashishita for the World of Stardom Championship after the referee stopping the match after Tora getting legitimately injured during the match.
- Finishing moves
- Death Valley bomb
- Pig Don/Pig Bomb (Diving seated senton) - 2021
- Vertical suplex sitout side slam – adopted from Hirooki Goto
- Signature moves
- Diving crossbody
- Diving leg drop
- Marishiten (Argentine backbreaker rack spun into a sidewalk slam)
- Rolling fireman's carry slam
- Russian legsweep
- Shouten (Kneeling swinging side slam)
- Spinning backfist
- Triangle choke