Emi Sakura
Birth: October 4th, 1976
Height: 5’1″
Weight: 150 lbs.
Background: Trained in IWA Japan
Debut: August 17th, 1995 vs. Kiyoko Ichiki
Promotions Wrestled For: IWA Japan, FMW, Ice Ribbon, and Gatoh Move
Notable Partners: HMK (with Kaori Yoneyama, Hanako Nakamori, and Maury in JWP)
Other Identities: Emi Motokawa and Kyoko Inoue #5

Championships Held: AJW Championship, Daily Sports Tag Team Championship, ICExInfinity Championship, International Ribbon Tag Team Championship, JWP Openweight Championship, JWP Tag Team Championship, NEO Tag Team Championship, Asia Dream Tag Team Championship, IWA Triple Crown Championship, and EVE Championship
Tournaments Won: None
Awards Won: Tokyo Sports Joshi Puroresu Grand Prize (2009)

Notable Matches:

  • January 24th, 1998 vs. Momoe Nakanishi  (title win)
  • May 5th, 2006 vs. Hinata  (title defense)
  • July 16th, 2007 with Tamura vs. Matsuo and Genki  (title win)
  • May 3rd, 2009 vs. Nanae Takahashi   (title win)
  • October 12th, 2009 vs. Makoto   (title win)
  • May 3rd, 2010 vs. Riho   (title win)
  • September 19th, 2010 vs. Kaori Yoneyama  (Hair vs. Hair match)
  • May 4th, 2012 with Yoneyama vs. Bolshoi and Miu   (title win)
  • October 28th, 2012 vs. Kayoko Haruyama  (title win)
  • November 10th, 2012 vs. Nikki Storm   (title win)
  • November 2nd, 2014 vs. Riho   (title defense)
  • March 28th, 2017 with Masahiro Takanashi vs. Kotori and Riho   (title win)
  • November 7th, 2017 vs. Riho  (title challenge)
  • November 9th, 2019 vs. Riho  (title challenge)

Signature Moves:

  • Choux Cream (High-Angle Gory Special Backbreaker Drop)
  • Corkscrew Senton
  • Double Underhook Gutbuster
  • Ice Driver (Double Underhook Gutwrench into a Powerslam)
  • La Magistral
  • Moonsault
  • Nyan Nyan Press (450 Splash)
  • Sakura Emi kg (Running Crossbody to a Cornered Opponent)
  • Smash Mouth (Inverted Facelock into a DDT)
  • Reverse STO
  • Rolling Future (Discus Double Chop)
  • Trouble Clutch (Arm Trap Single Leg Crab Hold)

Sample of Matches Reviewed on Joshi City:

In Action:

Corkscrew Senton

Ice Driver

Nyan Nyan Press

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