All Elite Wrestling (AEW) continues to announce additions for its women’s division. On this occasion, the company has announced that the veteran fighter Hikaru Shida joins the ranks of AEW, along with other fighters such as Britt Baker, Allie. Bea Priestley or Penelope Ford.
The news jumped with the exclusive of Weekly Pro Wrestling, where it was informed about the hiring. After that, Shida announced that she would give a press conference today, along with Manabe Akito, president, and director of MAKAI Project. During the same, it was announced that Shida has signed a double contract, continuing in MAKAI and at the same time participating in All Elite.
Shida takes in MAKAI Project, where she mixes treat, pro-wrestling, music and special effects to follow a plot. In the company, Shida performs the role of Tsuruhime, and is one of the company’s main talents, having signed a contract with MAKAI in 2017.
On her new agreement with AEW, it has been reported that Shida will be present for Double or Nothing, the company’s first event, which will take place next May 25 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Shida has announced that he will move to the United States in November, where she will focus all her activity in the world of pro-wrestling. After October 31, you will not fight again with any company in Japan. However, she will return to the country every month to participate in the MAKAI shows, according to her personal blog.
Shida has commented on her contract in the official company statement: “This time I signed a contract with AEW and continued MAKAI I am very happy to see that. My desire to compete in the rest of the world has come true. I will continue fighting in Japan only half a year more, but I will give my best, thanks for your continued support to MAKAI and Hikaru Shida. ”
AEW President Tony Khan has also had a few words to talk about the signing of Shida: “AEW is excited to hire Shida, we have searched all over the world for the best fighters and Shida has a talent that should be in the top of the world, I hope to see great matches soon! ”
Shida worked as an actress and Idol in 2008, until she started training for a film about the world of pro-wrestling with Emi Sakura in the Ice Ribbon dojo. Finally, she liked pro-wrestling and started focusing on it. For 6 years she was part of Ice Ribbon, to later become a free agent. Shida has participated all over the world, having competed in SHIMMER, Oz Academy, QUEEN Joshi Pro-Wrestling, Sendai Girls’ Pro Wrestling, and Pro Wrestling WAVE. At 30, Shida has won major championships such as the ICEx60 title, the Regina di WAVE title and the Oz Academy Openweight Championship.