One of the most exciting signings in the WWE women’s division this year is no doubt that of 24-year-old Japanese wrestling sensation, Sareee.
Sareee, real name Sari Fujimura, was signed to the WWE in February of this year. Her move to the United States has been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The talented prospect, who begun wrestling at the age of 15, is already a multiple-time champion, having won titles with various well-known Japanese organizations including World Woman Pro Wrestling Diana, Sensai Girls Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Wave and JWP Joshi Puroresu. At just 24 years of age, Sareee has already been wrestling for nearly a decade.
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Sareee learnt from the best. She was trained by former WWE star and professional wrestling legend, Kyoko Inoue. The now 51-year-old Inoue has been wrestling for over 30 years and competed as recently as February of this year. She is known to American audiences for her time in the WWE, then known as the WWF, back in the 1990s. She notably challenged Alundra Blayze and Bull Nakano for the WWF women’s championship on separate occasions, falling short both times. She also competed in the second ever women’s Survivor Series match at the 1994 event, teaming with Alundra Blayze, Chaparita Asari and Sakie Hasegawa.
Inoue is the founder of highly-acclaimed Japanese wrestling promotion, World Woman Pro-Wrestling Diana. It is with this promotion that Sareee most recently fought and it was with this promotion that she announced her signing with the WWE.
Sareee is one woman who is destined to become an all time great with the WWE and once she is able to make her way to the USA, fans can expect her to make an immediate impact on NXT.
Take a look at Sareee announcing her WWE contract at a Pro Wrestling Diana show earlier this year. The video features English subtitles.
Take a look back at Sareee’s mentor, Kyoko Inoue, teaming up with Alundra Blayze on an episode of WWE RAW back in 1995.