Hana Kimura (木村花, Kimura Hana, September 3, 1997 – May 23, 2020) was a Japanese female professional wrestler, who wrestled for the women's professional wrestling promotion World Wonder Ring Stardom. Her mother is former wrestler Kyoko Kimura.
Professional wrestling career
Kimura was trained at Wrestle-1's Professional Wrestling University.
Kimura won the DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship one time on August 21, 2005 at a live event in Tokyo, then lost the title to her mother Kyoko.
She debuted on March 30, 2016 against Reika Saiki in a losing effort for Wrestle-1. The pair wrestled against each other many times throughout 2016 for Wrestle-1.
On August 7, 2016, Kimura wrestled against her mother in a match. On September 18, 2016, Kimura captured her first title, the JWP Junior Championship, by defeating Yako Fujigasaki in a tournament final. Around this time, Kimura also began appearing in Stardom. On October 2, 2016, Kimura teamed with her mother and Kagetsu to capture the Artist of Stardom Championship. The team vacated the titles on January 3, 2017 when Kimura was injured. One week prior, Kimura also lost her JWP Junior Championship on December 28, 2016 to Yako Fujigasaki. Kimura eventually became a member of Stardom's heel stable, Oedo Tai. On January 22, 2017, her mother retired. Kimura defeated her in a singles match and on the same show, the two teamed in a trios match in a winning effort.
Kimura split 2017 between Wrestle-1, Sendai Girls' Pro Wrestling and Stardom while being a full-time member of Wrestle-1. On June 21, 2017, at Stardom's Galaxy Stars 2017 event, Kimura teamed with her fellow Oedo Tai member, Kagetsu, to win the Goddess of Stardom Championship by defeating Team Jungle of Hiroyo Matsumoto and Jungle Kyona. The team held the titles for nearly a year, successfully defending against teams such as Jungle Kyona and HZK, Io Shirai and Viper, Jungle Kyona and Natsuko Tora, HZK and Momo Watanabe, Mayu Iwatani and Tam Nakano. The team was defeated by Mayu Iwatani and Saki Kashima on June 3, 2018.
Kimura officially joined Wrestle-1 on January 9, 2018. She made an international tour in early 2018, competing for Ring of Honor, Pro-Wrestling: EVE, and various promotions in Mexico. Kimura left Oedo Tai on September 24, after she attacked Kagetsu.
On March 21, 2019, Kimura announced she was leaving Wrestle-1. On April 6, 2019, Kimura, along with Stella Grey and Sumie Sakai wrestled Jenny Rose and Oedo Tai (Kagetsu and Hazuki) in a dark match at Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s G1 Supercard.
She officially joined Stardom on March 25, 2019. On April 14, 2019 at the 2019 Stardom draft, Hana was named leader of the International Army faction. The faction was renamed, "Tokyo Cyber Squad", on April 21, 2019. On May 16, 2019, Kimura, along with her stablemates Jungle Kyona and Konami won the Artist of Stardom Championship after defeating Mayu Iwatani, Saki Kashima, and Tam Nakano.
Kimura joined Terrace House in September 2019.
- 2017: Tokyo Talk Show
- 2019–2020: Terrace House: Tokyo 2019–2020
- 2020: Lost Decade
On May 23, 2020, it was reported that Kimura had died at the age of 22. Hours earlier, Kimura posted self-harm images and tweeted:
Nearly 100 frank opinions every day. I couldn’t deny that I was hurt. I’m dead. Thank you for giving me a mother. It was a life I wanted to be loved. Thank you to everyone who supported me. I love it. I’m weak, I’m sorry. I don’t want to be a human anymore. It was a life I wanted to be loved. Thank you, everyone. I love you. Bye.— Hana Kimura, Twitter
Championships and accomplishments
- Dramatic Dream Team
- Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship (1 time)
- JWP Joshi Puroresu
- Princess of Pro-Wrestling Championship (1 time)
- JWP Junior Championship (1 time)
- JWP Junior Title Tournament 2016
- JWP Princess of Pro-Wrestling Tournament 2016
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Ranked No. 60 of the top 100 female wrestlers in the PWI Female 100 in 2018
- World Wonder Ring Stardom