Hikaru is a former joshi wrestler who was one of the driving forces behind the now-defunct SUN promotion. She debuted in 1999 in All-Japan Women at age 17 then was inactive until returning to the promotion in 2002. In addition to winning virtually every AJW title, she began what would be a long on-and-off partnership/rivalry with fellow SUN headliner Saki Maemura that continued until both retired. After leaving AJW in 2005, Hikaru spent about a year as a freelancer before going to SUN in 2006 and staying there until April 2009, when she & Saki retired together after their final match on SUN’s final show, which Hikaru won.
Hikaru is currently married to New Japan star Koji Kanemoto. They got married in January 2009.
Although she will not be coming out of retirement to compete again, Hikaru announced the creation of her own joshi promotion called “Happy Hour!!” in July 2011 with the debut event set for September 4, 2011. Hikaru also is working with Diana in a corporate/supporting role.
Stats & info:
Real name: Yoshimi Shiotani
Weight: 154 pounds/70 kg
Experience: 9 years
Finishing move: Lanakilla-H
Current affiliation: Retired as wrestler, Happy Hour!! as producer, Diana as supporting role
1-time AJW Singles Champion
1-time AJW Tag Team Champion
1-time All-Pacific Champion
1-time EWA Women’s World Champion
1-time HCW World Woman’s Champion
1-time Next Shining Generation Champion
1-time WDB Tag Team Champion
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