|Headquarters||Warabi, Saitama, Japan|
|Owner(s)||Neoplus (a Yūgen gaisha)|
|Sister||Corazon Joshi Puroresu|
Shinshu Girls Pro Wrestling
Ice Ribbon (アイスリボン, Aisuribon) is a joshi puroresu (women's professional wrestling) promotion established in 2006 by Emi Sakura, after her split with Gatokunyan.
Ice Ribbon was founded by Emi Sakura, a professional wrestler who was active with IWA Japan and FMW in the 1990s as Emi Motokawa. Ice Ribbon split off from Gatokunyan, Sakura's previous promotion, and held their first card on June 20, 2006 in Tokyo.
The promotion built their own dojo in Warabi, Saitama. Ice Ribbon's early shows mainly took place at the Saitama dojo, referred to by the promotion as the "Isami Wrestle Arena", while several larger annual events, like Golden Ribbon and RibbonMania, began being held at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.
The early roster of Ice Ribbon was made up of wrestlers who transferred from Gatokunyan. The promotion's roster began to expand through collaborations with a TV program called "Muscle Venus" and the 2009 film, "Three Count". As part of these collaborations, Ice Ribbon recruited and trained several actresses as wrestlers. Among the actresses trained by Ice Ribbon, Hikaru Shida, Miyako Matsumoto, and Tsukasa Fujimoto remained active as wrestlers. Ice Ribbon additionally gained attention for training and debuting children as wrestlers. For example, Ice Ribbon wrestlers Riho and Hiragi Kurumi made their debuts at the age of nine, while Hikari Minami and Tsukushi were eleven and twelve, respectively, when they made their debuts. Some of the children who made their professional wrestling debuts as part of Ice Ribbon, such as Aoi Kizuki, Makoto, Moeka Haruhi, Kurumi, and Riho, are still active as wrestlers.
In 2009, Ice Ribbon was sold to Neoplus. On May 28, 2010, Ice Ribbon announced a new project called 19 O'Clock Girls ProWrestling (19時女子プロレス, Jūkyū-ji Joshi Puroresu), an internet streaming program on Ustream. The show aired Fridays at 19:00 Japan time (10:00 UTC). The original concept of the show saw Ice Ribbon rookie Sayaka Obihiro being assigned full-time to the project and facing Ice Ribbon wrestlers in weekly matches. The concept was abandoned on August 26, 2011, when the project was officially brought under the Ice Ribbon banner, with Obihiro again becoming a regular member of the Ice Ribbon roster and the 19 O'Clock Girls ProWrestling turning into a regular professional wrestling program with no distinct concept.
From its inception, Ice Ribbon had a close relationship with NEO Japan Ladies Pro Wrestling, which saw Ice Ribbon wrestlers Emi Sakura, Aoi Kizuki and Makoto make regular appearances for the promotion, while NEO wrestlers like Etsuko Mita, Tanny Mouse and Yoshiko Tamura also made several appearances for Ice Ribbon. The relationship lasted until NEO folded on December 31, 2010, with Emi Sakura, Hikaru Shida, Makoto and Tsukasa Fujimoto appearing at the promotion's final event. Starting in late 2010, Ice Ribbon was involved in a year-long interpromotional storyline rivalry with the Sendai Girls' Pro Wrestling promotion, which saw Ice Ribbon and Sendai Girls' wrestlers make regular appearances for the opposing promotion. Through its relationships with American promotion Chikara and the British Pro-Wrestling: EVE, Ice Ribbon's wrestlers have also made appearances in the United States and the United Kingdom. Ice Ribbon has additionally had close relationships with the DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDT), Big Japan Pro Wrestling (BJW), JWP Joshi Puroresu, Pro Wrestling Wave, and Reina Joshi Puroresu promotions.
On December 14, 2011, Ice Ribbon's founder Emi Sakura announced that she was leaving the promotion for "personal reasons" following the January 7, 2012, event in Sendai. Following Sakura's departure, Hikaru Shida and Tsukasa Fujimoto took over the training duties at the Ice Ribbon dojo. In 2012, Ray, Sayaka Obihiro, and Ice Ribbon dojo graduates Hikari Minami and Riho also left Ice Ribbon, while Dorami Nagano took a sabbatical to concentrate on her studies. To combat the decreasing number of wrestlers on its active roster, Ice Ribbon introduced the first six wrestlers trained by Hikaru Shida and Tsukasa Fujimoto: Eri Wakamatsu, Fumiko Sato, Risa Okuda, Rutsuko Yamaguchi, Oshima Kujira and Shoko Hotta. Wakamatsu and Hotta, along with Ayano Takeda and Hiroko Terada, two other Shida and Fujimoto trainees who debuted before the end of 2012, all ended their professional wrestling careers by April 2013. Trainee Risa Sera (previously known as Risa Okuda) is still active in wrestling.
In February 2012, Ice Ribbon formed a partnership with Japanese pop group hy4_4yh (Hyper Yo-yo). The partnership led to the group making musical appearances at Ice Ribbon events, performing Maki Narumiya's new entrance theme and, on March 7, the two promoting the first "Hyper Ribbon" event, which featured both matches and musical performances. On December 12, 2012, Neoplus officially announced the creation of Corazon Joshi Puroresu, Ice Ribbon's sister promotion, which features a more theatrical take on professional wrestling. Following Sayaka Obihiro's December 2012 departure from Ice Ribbon, the promotion put 19 O'Clock Girls ProWrestling on hiatus as it considered the future of the program. On January 4, 2014, Ice Ribbon was dealt another blow, when Hikaru Shida announced she was also leaving the promotion the following March. On January 22, longtime freelancer Mio Shirai signed a contract with Ice Ribbon. Following her September 2015 retirement, she became a referee and trainer for Ice Ribbon. On January 3, 2016, Ice Ribbon Aoi Kizuki announced her departure from the promotion.
In March 2017, Hana Date, Karen Date, Nao Date and Nori Date, four mixed martial artists representing Team Date, signed with Ice Ribbon. In 2018, Team Date's contracts with Ice Ribbon expired.
In February 2021, the Ice Ribbon dojo hosted the Warabi Regional bracket for United States-based All Elite Wrestling (AEW)'s Women's World Championship Eliminator Tournament. The tournament was broken into two separate brackets, with eight women competing in matches in the Jacksonville Regional bracket and eight women competing in Ice Ribbon's Warabi Regional bracket. The winner of each bracket will then face each other in the tournament final on AEW Dynamite to determine the overall winner, with the overall tournament winner facing Ice Ribbon alumni Hikaru Shida for the AEW Women's World Championship at Revolution. The tournament was won by Ryo Mizunami.
In September 2021, president of Ice Ribbon Hajime Sato appeared alongside Kounosuke Izui, promoter of Lady's Ring, on an episode of CMLL Informa to announce the establishment of a working relationship between the two promotions and the Mexican-based Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL).
|Ring name||Real name||Notes|
|Akane Fujita||Unknown||FantastICE Champion |
|Hamuko Hoshi||Unknown||International Ribbon Tag Team Champion|
|Totoro Satsuki||Unknown||ICE×∞ Champion|
|Tsukasa Fujimoto||Tsukasa Fujimoto|
See also: Referee (professional wrestling)
|Ring name||Real name|
|Ring name||Real name||Notes|
|Ai Hara||Unknown||Ring announcer|
|Chiharu||Chiharu Ono||Ring announcer|
|Ring name||Real name||Notes|
|Manami Toyota||Manami Toyota||Managing Supervisor|
As of May 7, 2023
|Championship||Current champion(s)||Reign||Date won||Days held||Location||Notes|
|ICE×∞ Championship||Satsuki Totoro||1||March 19, 2023||49+||Tokyo, Japan||Defeated Saori Anou at New Ice Ribbon #1267.|
|International Ribbon Tag Team Championship||Hamuko Hoshi and Makoto||2
|March 19, 2023||49+||Tokyo, Japan||Defeated Hikaru Shida and Ibuki Hoshi at New Ice Ribbon #1267.|
|Triangle Ribbon Championship||–||Vacant||–||December 29, 2022||–||Tokyo, Japan||Yuki Mashiro vacated the title at Ribbonmania 2022 due to her retiement from professional wrestling.|
|FantastICE Championship||Akane Fujita||1||December 31, 2021||492+||Tokyo, Japan||Defeated Rina Yamashita at New Ice Ribbon #1168 ~ Ribbonmania 2021.|
|Championship||Last champions||Reign||Date won||Location|
|IW19 Championship||Tsukushi Haruka||4||September 18, 2021||Tokyo, Japan|
|Reina World Tag Team Championship||Muscle Venus
(Hikaru Shida and Tsukasa Fujimoto)
|2||May 25, 2013||Yokohama, Japan|
|Young Ribbon Mixed Tag Team Championship||Yuko Miyamoto and Risa Sera||1||March 24, 2013||Warabi, Japan|