All Elite Wrestling has signed Joshi star Riho to a multi-show commitment. Riho was shown briefly on a recent episode of Being the Elite. Omega, who has teamed with Riho in the past, showed Cody a video of her during the episode.
According to a report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, AEW has signed Riho to a 5-show deal.
“(Riho) wants to see how she likes working in the U.S. before she commits to a longer deal as she’s currently a free agent,” wrote Dave Meltzer.
Riho and Kenny Omega
Omega and Riho have teamed together 5x and are undefeated together. The last time they teamed together they defeated Kaori Yoneyama & Masa Takanashi on the Gatoh Move Japan tour in 2013.
Omega and Riho teamed together twice in 2009/10 for the Ice Ribbon promotion and twice for DDT in 2010.
Riho To AEW
Despite only being 21-years-old, Riho is a 12-year pro. She debuted for the Ice Ribbon promotion at the age of 9. Riho is not the former 9-year old Omega famously once wrestled on a DDT show, however.
Riho wrestled with Ice Ribbon for 6 years before moving to the Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling promotion. She is a 2x IWA Triple Crown Champion.