Rina Yamashita
Yamashita in April 2023
Born (1989-03-12) March 12, 1989 (age 34)[1]
Satsumasendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Rina Yamashita
Billed height165 cm (5 ft 5 in)[2]
Billed weight77 kg (170 lb)
Trained bySawako Shimono

Rina Yamashita (山下リナ, Yamashita Rina) is a Japanese professional wrestler currently working as a freelancer and is best known for her time in Pro Wrestling Wave.[4]

Professional wrestling career

Independent circuit (2013–present)

Yamashita began working for other promotions such as Pro Wrestling Noah, where at SEMex In Shinjuku Vol. 3 on October 2, 2014, she fell short to Kana.[5] Another notable promotion for which she worked was JWP Joshi Puroresu, her best victory taking place at JWP Spring Hurricane In Osaka on April 26, 2015, where she defeated Rydeen Hagane to win both JWP Junior Championship and Princess of Pro Wrestling Championship.[6] On May 17, 2015, Yamashita competed for Oz Academy at OZ Academy Reincarnation, event where she teamed up with Kaori Yoneyama and Sakura Hirota, falling short to Manami Toyota, Aja Kong and Dynamite Kansai.[7] She worked a couple of matches for All Japan Pro Wrestling, at AJPW Starting Over 2017, where on November 6, she teamed up with Itsuki Aoki, first falling short to Fairy Nihonbashi and Saori Anou, but getting revenge in a second match against them pulling out a victory in less than 5 seconds.[8] At Seadlinnng Grow Together! 2021 on March 17, Yamashita fell short to Asuka, failing to win the vacant Beyond the Sea Single Championship.[9]

Pro Wrestling Wave (2013–2018)

Yamashita made her professional wrestling debut at Pro Wrestling Wave's WAVE GAMI Libre 6, a house show from November 4, 2013, where she fell short to Kana.[10] She continued to make notable appearances for the promotion such as at WAVE GAMI Libre - Lucky 7 from December 30, 2013, where she participated in a 77-person rumble match, competing against other popular superstars such as Danshoku Dino, Isami Kodaka, Minoru Suzuki, Sanshiro Takagi and others.[11]

Yamashita took part in various notable tournaments of the promotion. She started with Catch The Wave 2014 Young Block, where she competed against Kaho Kobayashi, Sumire Natsu, Risa Sera, Fairy Nipponbashi and Shiori Akiba, scoring a total of five points.[12] At the 2015 edition of seniors, Yamashita entered last as chosen by Mikiko Futagami and finished on the last position after competing against Kana, Hikaru Shida, Yumi Ohka, Ryo Mizunami, Misaki Ohata, Kaho Kobayashi, Maika Iida, Cherry and Sakura Hirota.[13] Her best result was at the 2018 editionwhere she placed herself in the Block A, competing against Nagisa Nozaki, Ryo Mizunami, Yumi Ohka, Asuka and Miyuki Takase, winning it with a total of nine points, and defeating Ayako Hamada in the finals to win the tournament.[14] She also competed in the 2014 Dual Shock Wave tournament where she teamed up with Sawako Shimono as Satsuma Kotsuji-gun, fighting Kyoko Kimura and Tomoka Nakagawa into a time-limit draw, succeeded by Yamashita falling short to Nakagawa in an overtime singles match.[15] At the 2015 edition, she teamed up with Kaho Kobayashi as Fafrotskies, falling short to Haru☆kura (Kayoko Haruyama and Tsubasa Kuragaki) in a first-round match on October 2.[16] At the 2016 edition, she scored her best performance, teaming up with Dynamite Kansai as GReeeeN, defeating Chōjin Shitei Konbi (Mika Iida and Yuki Miyazaki) in the first-round match,[17] fWo (Fairy Nipponbashi and Kyusei Sakura Hirota) in the second-round match,[18] obtaining a bye victory in the semi-finals, and finally picking up the decisive victory against Redbull (Chihiro Hashimoto and Ryo Mizunami) in the finals on October 10.[19]

Ice Ribbon (2014–present)

Yamashita also works for Ice Ribbon, making sporadic appearances such as at Ice Ribbon #1117 from May 9, 2021, where she teamed up with fellow Rebel X Enemy stablemates Maika Ozaki and Ram Kaicho to defeat Banny Oikawa, Miku Aono and Hiroyo Matsumoto in a six-man tag team match.[20] At Ice Ribbon #1100 ~ RE:BORN 2021 on February 20, she unsuccessfully challenged Tsukasa Fujimoto for the ICE Cross Infinity Championship.[21]

Game Changer Wrestling (2022–present)

At GCW Homecoming: Part 1 on 13 August 2022, Yamashita defeated Alex Colon to win the GCW Ultraviolent Championship.[22]

Championships and accomplishments

Yamashita is a former one-time Daily Sports Women's Tag Team Champion
... and a Game Changer Ultraviolent Champion


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