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  Yuria Tauchi (田内 友里愛, Tauchi Yuria, born March 22) is a Japanese professional wrestler currently signed to World Wonder Ring Stardom, under the ring name Tam Nakano (中野 たむ, Nakano Tamu). Nakano began her career in the Actwres Girl’z promotion as an idol dancer in 2015 before training under Yuna Manase and making her debut as a professional wrestler in July 2016. Nakano left the promotion in 2017, and began to compete in Cho Sento Puroresu FMW (FMW) and World Wonder Ring Stardom as a freelancer before officially signing with Stardom in November 2017.

Professional wrestling career[]

Actwres Girl’z and freelancing (2016–2017)[]

Tauchi began dancing at the age of 3 and eventually became a dance instructor in 2012. She joined the underground idol group known as Katamomi Joshi, and was active with them until April of 2015. In interviews since she has stated that she struggled a lot in the group, and would argue with management and go home crying most days. She then joined the group Infom@te, who performed before and during professional wrestling shows for the Actwres girl'Z promotion. Gaining some popularity as an idol and using her existing martial arts knowledge, in 2016 Tauchi began training to wrestle for the promotion under Yuna Manase, and made her professional debut as Tam Nakano (中野 たむ, Nakano Tamu) in July 2016, losing to Saori Anou. Nakano continued to regularly compete in Actwres girl'Z until June 2017, when she announced she would be leaving the promotion to become a freelancer. Nakano’s first match as a freelancer took place 2 days later, when she and Manami Katsu defeated Miss Koharu and Miss Mongol.

World Wonder Ring Stardom (2017–present)[]

Nakano appeared at the World Wonder Ring Stardom show in Korakuen Hall on July 16, 2017, and announced her intentions to compete in the 2017 5★Star GP. On August 13, Nakano qualified for the tournament after defeating Natsuko Tora. Nakano finished the tournament with 1 win and two points, unable to advance to the finals. On September 9, Nakano turned heel for the first time in her career, joining the villainous Oedo Tai unit. In October, Nakano suffered an injury and was unable to compete, but continued to appear with Oedo Tai as a manager, and introduced her mascot, a stuffed panda known as Producer P. On November 1, Nakano officially signed with the promotion. On January 21, 2018, as a result of being the last person eliminated in a special Queen’s Quest vs Oedo Tai gauntlet match, Nakano was kicked out of Oedo Tai. She subsequently turned face and began teaming with Mayu Iwatani. On February 18, the duo unsuccessfully challenged Tam’s former stablemates Hana Kimura and Kagetsu for the Goddess of Stardom Championship. On April 1 at Stardom Dream Slam 2018 in Nagoya, Nakano teamed with Stardom ace Io Shirai to defeat Oedo Tai (Kagetsu and Sumire Natsu) in a blast exploding bat deathmatch. On September 30, Nakano, along with Iwatani and Saki Kashima, defeated J.A.N. (Jungle Kyona, Natsuko Tora and Kaori Yoneyama) to win the Artist of Stardom Championship, Nakano's firt title in professional wrestling.

As of the 2019 Stardom Draft, Nakano has been an active member of Iwatani's stable STARS. In the 2019 Cinderella Tournament, Nakano faced her old stablemate Kagetsu in the first round, with the two fighting to a time limit draw, thus both were eliminated. On May 16, Iwatani, Kashima and Nakano lost the Artist of Stardom Championship to Tokyo Cyber Squad (Kimura, Konami and Kyona), ending their reign at 228 days. On June 16, Nakano challenged Arisa Hoshiki for the Wonder of Stardom Championship, but was unsuccessful. Nakano, along with Iwatani and Kashima, won back the title on June 23,, however, lost it in the next month on July 20. On November 15, Nakano, along with Hoshiki, won the annual Goddesses of Stardom Tag League, when they defeated Bea Priestley and Jamie Hayter in the finals. After winning the Tag League, Hoshiki and Nakano challenged Konami and Kyona on November 24 for the Goddesses of Stardom Championship, but were unsuccessful.

On July 26, 2020 Nakano challenged Giulia for the vacant Wonder of Stardom Championship, but was unsuccessful as Giulia became the new champion. On October 3, Nakano challenged Giulia again for the Wonder of Stardom Championship, however, was unsuccessful in the second time. On October 29, 2020 Nakano would leave STARS after turning on Iwatani and was joined by Mina Shirakawa and announced that a new member would join them. On November 14, 2020, Nakano revealed that Unagi Sayaka would join them in their new unit with Shirakawa and revealed that name of their unit would be called Cosmic Angels. On December 16, 2020 Nakano, Shirakawa and Sayaka defeated Oedo Tai (Bea Priestley, Natsuko Tora and Saki Kashima) to win the Artist Of Stardom Championship. On March 3, 2021 at All Star Dream Cinderella Nakano defeated Giulia to win Wonder of Stardom Championship as result Giulia had to shave her hair.

Personal life[]

Tauchi is trained in kung fu and pays tribute to this with her ring attire and fighting style.

In wrestling[]

  • Finishing moves
    • Twilight Dream (Bridging hammerlock tiger suplex)
    • Violet Screwdriver (Vertical suplex piledriver)
    • Violet Shoot (Running knee strike)
  • Signature moves
    • Argentine backbreaker rack
    • Cutter
    • Diving senton
    • Handspring elbow
    • Moonsault
    • Multiple suplex variations
      • Fisherman
      • German
      • Tiger
    • Multiple kick variations
      • Spin
      • Reverse roundhouse
  • Entrance themes
    • "Violet Kung Fu Girl" by Eigenkreation

Championships and Accomplishments[]

  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • Ranked No. 76 of the top 100 female wrestlers in the PWI Female 100 in 2019
  • World Wonder Ring Stardom
    • Artist of Stardom Championship (3 times, current) – with Mayu Iwatani and Saki Kashima (2) and Mina Shirakawa and Unagi Sayaka (1, current)
    • Wonder of Stardom Championship (1 time, current)
    • Goddesses of Stardom Tag League (2019) – with Arisa Hoshiki
    • 5★Star GP Best Match Award (2020) vs. Giulia on September 13
    • 5★Star GP Technique Award (2019)
    • Best Match Award (2019) vs. Arisa Hoshiki on June 16
    • Fighting Spirit Award (2020)

Luchas de Apuestas record[]

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Tam Nakano (hair) Giulia (hair) Tokyo, Japan All Star Dream Cinderella March 3, 2021