Reika Saiki (才木玲佳 Saiki Reika, born May 19, 1992 in Saitama) is a Japanese idol, professional wrestler and former mixed martial artist. She's currently working in Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling, where she is a former one-time Tokyo Princess Tag Team Champions and Tokyo Princess Of Princess Champion.
Saiki was trained in the Wrestle-1 dojo under Akira Nogami and Kaz Hayashi, and made her debut in March 2016. In June of the same year, Saiki debuted in Tokyo Joshi Pro, eventually signing with the promotion later in the year. Outside of professional wrestling, she is a member of the idol group Cheer ♡ 1, and is one half of the J-Pop idol unit Deadlift Lolita with fellow professional wrestler Ladybeard.
Professional wrestling career[edit | edit source]
While working as an idol, began training for a career in professional wrestling in late 2015, joining the Wrestle-1 dojo where she trained under Kaz Hayashi and Akira Nogami. She made her debut in March of 2016, defeating Hana Kimura. In May, Saiki started to compete in Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling, where she has scored victories against Azusa Takigawa. In June of 2016, she began competing for Tokyo Joshi Pro, a sister company of DDT Pro Wrestling. At DDT’s Peter Pan event on August 28, she took part in a battle royal for the Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship, but was unsuccessful. On March 12, 2017, Saiki received her first opportunity at the Tokyo Princess Of Princess Championship, unsuccessfully challenging Yuu. In July 2017, she took part in the Tokyo Princess Cup, defeating Yuu for the first time in the second round. She eventually made it to the final, where she defeated Yuka Sakazaki to win the tournament. This would led to defeat her for the Tokyo Princess of Princess Championship on August 26, the first championship of her career. She made her first successful defense on September 30, defeating Mizuki, and once again successfully defended it on November 3 against Rika Tatsumi. She lost title in her third defense against Miyu Yamashita on January 4, 2018. On May 3, 2018, Saiki and Marika Kobashi defeated the NEO Biishiki-gun (Saki-sama and Azusa Christie) to win the Tokyo Princess Tag Team Championship for the first time. On August 25 Saiki and Kobashi lost the titles to MIZUKI and Yuka Sakazaki. On March 31, 2020, Saiki was released by Wrestle-1, after the promotion suspended its activities on the following day.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
She is also a member of Cheer ♡ 1, a J-POP group often seen on television. She is also a part of the band "Deadlift Lolita" with Ladybeard.
In wrestling[edit | edit source]
- Finishing moves
- Jackhammer (Delayed vertical suplex powerslam)
- Signature moves
- Camel Clutch
- Tower Bridge
- Theme songs
- "I Love It by Icona Pop (ft. Charli XCX) (Wrestle-1)
- "Ready Go!!!!!" by Cheer 1 (Tokyo Joshi Pro)
Championships and accomplishments[edit | edit source]
- Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling