Yumi Ohka is a 9-year veteran of puroresu who now competes for WAVE. She has been with the promotion since the beginning after competing primarily for the JD’star promotion from her debut in 2001 until 2007, thus she is considered to be one of a handful of the promotion’s former “Grapple Beauties/Athresses” as she may be more popular/well-known for her looks than her wrestling abilities. She is one of a few joshi wrestlers who holds the honor of being at least a one-time DDT Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion.
In summer 2009 Ohka began competing occasionally as the masked wrestler “Sakura Candle” in WAVE and occasionally on special events/shows such as the Fukumen Mania series and similar events. She still competes primarily as herself though. Ohka also began participating regularly in OZ Academy in early 2010 following “recruitment” by Mayumi Ozaki and OZ Academy interfering in WAVE matches and causing some controversy. In 2011 Ohka completed making what looks to be a full heel turn and has also formed her own joshi heel faction with Bambi & Misaki Ohata among others. She also finally got the better of GAMI in WAVE, dominating the veteran in a singles series after always being on the losing end in singles matches.
Stats & info:
Real name: Yumiko Abe
Weight: 130 pounds/59 kg
Experience: 9 years
Finishing move: Angel Lock, Sakura Drop*Super
Current affiliation: WAVE
1-time DDT Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion