Sari Fujimura Biography, Sari Fujimura Wiki
Sari Fujimura is a Kyoko Inoue-trainee who’s been wrestling since her teens. After debuting for Diana in 2011, Sareee has held tag and singles titles for Diana and won gold in the JWP Joshi Puroresu and Sendai Girls’ Pro Wrestling promotions.
Sareee met with WWE officials, including Triple H, during WWE’s tour of Japan in the summer of 2019. The photo in her tweet below was likely taken at one of last June’s Tokyo shows.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
Born: March 31, 1996 (age 23 years), Itabashi City, Tokyo, Japan
Trained by: Kyoko Hamaguchi, Kaoru Itō, Kyoko Inoue
World Woman Pro-Wrestling Diana (2011–2017)
Fujimura initially wanted to join NEO Japan Ladies Pro-Wrestling but instead opted to train under Kyoko Inoue after she left the promotion in July 2010. While training under Inoue, she also took some extra training in Animal Hamaguchi’s dojo under Kyoko Hamaguchi. On February 10, 2011, Inoue signed Sari to her new World Woman Pro-Wrestling Diana promotion as a trainee. She was given the ring name Sareee on March 3, which combined her birth name with the name of the band Green, of which she was a fan. She was originally set to make her debut on Diana’s debut show on March 21, 2011, however, due to the effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima nuclear accident, Diana’s first show in Fukushima was canceled and her debut was postponed until April. She made her debut on April 14, 2011, losing to Meiko Satomura. On May 10, she was selected to face Joshi puroresu legend Aja Kong on one at Kawasaki City Gymnasium. Despite losing, she kicked out of Kong’s vertical drop brainbuster finisher, garnering a large reaction from the crowd. On September 4, she gained her first indirect victory, teaming with Kyoko Inoue to beat Kong and Andrea Mother at a Hikaru produced show. She finally achieved her first singles victory on April 20, 2012, beating Nana Kawasa. On January 28, 2013, she got her first title shot, teaming with Inoue in a loss to Kaoru Ito and Tomoko Watanabe for the vacant Diana Tag Team Championship. On April 20, 2014, she won her first championship, beating Manami Katsu for the JWP Junior Championship and Princess of Pro-Wrestling Championship. She made one successful defense against Kaho Kobayashi, before dropping the belt to Rabbit Miu on August 17. On October 5, she competed in the biggest match of her career to that point, challenging Manami Toyota for the Diana World Championship. After a 20 minute match, Sareee was defeated. On December 23, she and Jaguar Yokota won the Diana Tag Team Championship, beating Kaoru and Mima Shimoda. Sareee and Yokota held the titles until February 2015, when Sareee announced she would be going on an indefinite hiatus due to poor health. She continued competing until April, when she and Yokota successfully defended the belts against Command Bolshoi and Eri, after which, she became inactive and the championships were vacated. After two months away, Sareee returned to the ring on June 28 at Jaguar Yokota’s 38th Anniversary Show, teaming with Manami Toyota and Kaoru Ito in a loss to Yumiko Hotta, Mima Shimoda and Meiko Tanaka. On September 16, Sareee had a chance to win the Diana Tag Team Championship back with new partner Meiko Tanaka, but the two were unsuccessful and the vacant titles were won by Dash Chisako and Sendai Sachiko. Despite losing, Sareee and Tanaka became a regular team, and on December 25 defeated Kaho Kobayashi and Rina Yamashita to win Pro Wrestling Wave’s Young Oh! Oh! Tag Team Tournament. Two days later at Diana’s 40th dojo show, she won a one-night tournament, beating Mima Shimoda in the final. On May 5, she main evented Diana’s Korakuen Hall show, losing to Seadlinnng’s Yoshiko in her 5th-anniversary match. The following month, she entered Wave’s Catch the Wave tournament but was eliminated in the quarter-final by Tsukasa Fujimoto.
On February 22, 2020, during a Diana show, Sareee confirmed that she had signed with WWE.
Tokyo Sports reported in Sept. 2019 that Sareee was coming to WWE. There’s no word on why the official announcement was held until now. It’s interesting timing considering recent talk of NXT Japan opening soon, but it looks like Sareee will be moving to Orlando. In an article posted to Yahoo Japan, she spoke about moving to the United States. She also said one of her goals is wrestled Charlotte Flair.