AEW’s Riho Makes First Comment After Deleting Twitter Account
Riho caused some concern among wrestling fans after she deactivated her Twitter account in the face of ever-increasing abuse and now she has made her first public comment since doing so.
Riho has been wrestling since she was nine years old and made her name in Japan where she competed for the likes of Ice Ribbon, DDT Pro Wrestling, and Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling before making her AEW debut in 2019 on the promotion’s inaugural pay-per-view event, Double Or Nothing.
At that show, Riho teamed with Hikaru Shida and Ryo Mizunami to defeat Emi Sakura, Aja Kong, and Yuka Sakazaki, and more success was to come. On the inaugural edition of AEW Dynamite, the Japanese star defeated Nyla Rose to become the first-ever AEW Women’s World Champion and she would hold that title for 133 days before losing it to Rose.
The 25-year-old star caused some concern in recent weeks when she deleted her Twitter account and although has not said publicly why the star began trending on the platform due to the support that she received from fans.
Now on her Instagram stories, she has thanked fans for their support with a public message:
“Thank you for many messages. I realised that I was loved by more people than I thought. Thank you and I love you guys”
Riho recently returned to AEW television after a break of four months and she has picked up three wins in a row defeating Toni Storm, Emi Sakura, and Nyla Rose but she felt the wrath of The Outcasts after her latest win on the 10th of March edition of Rampage.