Ice Ribbon Star Tsukushi Haruka Retires as Champion

Ice Ribbon Star Tsukushi Haruka Retires
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Initially announced a few months ago, 24-year-old Tsukushi Haruka announced that she would be retiring from wrestling with her last match being at the Yokohama Budokan Ice Ribbon show. The Ice Ribbon veteran had been wrestling for 12 years. She kicked off her career at the age of 12. Since then, she wrestled in over 1000 matches and held the International Ribbon Tag Team Championship a record 10 times. She also holds the distinction of being a 4-time IW-19 champion and a 2-time ICExInfinity champion.

Tsukushi Haruka Retires from In-Ring Competition

What to Know Follow Ice Ribbon Star’s Retirement

During the show, Tsukushi Haruka wrestled two matches. The first match saw her defending her ICExInfinity Championship against Asahi, who she defeated; with this victory, Haruka would be able to retire as champion. The second match Haruka wrestled that night was the main event in a losing effort, where her Dropkickers tag team with Tsukasa Fujimoto took on Hamuko Hoshi and Nanae Takahashi.

Hoshi and Takahashi were integral to Haruka’s career. Nanae was one of the people that trained her alongside joshi legends Manami Toyota and Emi Sakura while Hamuko was one of Haruka’s fierce rivals throughout her career as they battled for the IW-19 Championship.

Ice Ribbon will certainly miss Haruka being on the roster, but the company seems to be in good hands with the incredibly talented young women that are coming up.

Congratulations to Tsukushi Haruka on ending her impressive career on a high note.

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