|Wave Single Championship|
Yumi Ohka, inaugural and longest-reigning Wave Single Champion
|Promotion||Pro Wrestling Wave|
|Date established||December 5, 2012|
|Current champion(s)||Takumi Iroha|
|Date won||July 15, 2019|
The Wave Single Championship is a women's professional wrestling championship owned by the Pro Wrestling Wave promotion. The title is nicknamed and more commonly referred to as the "Regina di Wave",which is Italian for "Queen of Wave". The championship, which is situated at the top of Pro Wrestling Wave's championship hierarchy, was first announced on December 5, 2012. The inaugural champion was crowned on March 17, 2013, when Yumi Ohka defeated Kana in the finals of a five-woman tournament.
Professional wrestling is a dramatic enactment of wrestling as a spectator sport. As is the norm for this sport, women's professional wrestling is organized by wrestling federations called promotions. Some promotions are exclusively for women, while others have separate divisions for women. Among the nations that have women's professional wrestling are Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Some promotions such as WWE traditionally don't announce the weight of female competitors during their ring entrances due to the old adage "you don't ask a woman her weight".
Pro Wrestling Wave, is a women's professional wrestling, or Joshi Puroresu, promotion created in 2007 after the dissolution and closure of JDStar. The company was formed by Mikiko Futagami, or Gami, former JDStar wrestler Yumi Ohka, and former JDStar booker Tatsuya Takeshi, who assumed the role of President for the new company. The company has had a very slow growth and grassroots rise, and is one of the few women's promotions in Japan to do shows on weekdays.
A professional wrestling promotion is a company or business that regularly performs shows involving professional wrestling. "Promotion" also describes a role which entails management, advertising and logistics of running a wrestling event. Within the convention of the show, the company is a sports governing body which sanctions wrestling matches and gives authority to the championships and is responsible for determining the divisions, rankings, etc. of wrestlers. In truth, the company serves as a touring theatre troupe, as well as event promotion body for its own events.
Like most professional wrestling championships, the title is won as a result of a scripted match. There have been 14 reigns shared among 9 wrestlers. Takumi Iroha is the current champion in her second reign.
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On December 5, 2012, Pro Wrestling Wave's founder and booker Gami announced the creation of the Wave Single Championship.Prior to the announcement, Wave, which was founded in August 2007, had no singles championships; instead the annual Catch the Wave tournament served as the promotion's top singles achievement.
Catch the Wave is an annual professional wrestling tournament promoted by the Pro Wrestling Wave promotion. It has been held since 2009 and takes place between the end of April and the beginning of August. As up until March 2013 there were no singles championships in Pro Wrestling Wave, Catch the Wave was effectively the top singles achievement in the promotion. The tournament is contested in round-robin format with the winners of each block advancing to the semifinals. From 2010 to 2012, the tournament included a "Loser Revival" battle royal, where already eliminated wrestlers battle for the fourth and final spot in the semifinals of the tournament. This system allowed the tournament to be won twice by a wrestler, who was originally eliminated in the round-robin section. From 2011 onwards, the tournament has concluded with an award ceremony. The winner of the main tournament earns the title of "Nami Onna" and ¥1,000,000. From 2014 to 2016, Wave also held a separate Catch the Wave tournament for rookie wrestlers, running concurrently with the main tournament.
On various occasions in professional wrestling, a single-elimination tournament of varying match types are held, often to determine a championship or number-one contendership therein. It has been known for promotions to use title tournament that are fictitious in nature - notable ones include the tournaments that established the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the WWE Intercontinental Championship, and the WWE United States Championship.
Gami then announced that the inaugural champion would be determined in a four-woman single-elimination "Regina di Wave" tournament, which would include three former winners of Catch the Wave; Ayumi Kurihara (winner of the 2012 tournament), Kana (2011) and Yumi Ohka (2009), and the winner of a one-night Zan-1 tournament, a three-round tournament, which included a battle royal, a rock-paper-scissors round and a fan vote. Gami herself was also a former Catch the Wave winner from 2010, but decided not to put herself in the title tournament.On December 16, Misaki Ohata won the Zan-1 tournament to earn the fourth and final spot in the title tournament. On January 23, 2013, a random draw decided that in the first round of the tournament on February 17, Ayumi Kurihara would face Kana, while Misaki Ohata would face Yumi Ohka. The finals of the tournament were set to take place on March 17. On February 16, Wave announced that Kurihara had suffered a nasal and orbital floor fracture and would be forced to pull out of the tournament. She would be replaced by Mio Shirai, who had finished second in the Zan-1 tournament. In the following day's semifinal matches, Kana defeated Shirai, while Ohka defeated Ohata. However, it was announced that if Kurihara was able to return to the ring by March 17, she would get to wrestle Kana for a spot in the finals. On March 7, Kurihara announced that she was going to make her return for the match against Kana. In order to prevent Ohka from having the advantage of having to wrestle only one match on March 17, she was put in a non-tournament match against Gami. On March 17, Kana defeated Kurihara to hold on to her spot in the finals of the tournament. Later that same day, Ohka defeated Kana in the finals to win the tournament and become the inaugural Wave Single Champion.
A single-elimination, knockout, or sudden death tournament is a type of elimination tournament where the loser of each match-up is immediately eliminated from the tournament. Each winner will play another in the next round, until the final match-up, whose winner becomes the tournament champion. Each match-up may be a single match or several, for example two-legged ties in European football or best-of series in American pro sports. Defeated competitors may play no further part after losing, or may participate in "consolation" or "classification" matches against other losers to determine the lower final rankings; for example, a third place playoff between losing semi-finalists. In a shootout poker tournament, there are more than two players competing at each table, and sometimes more than one progressing to the next round. Some competitions are held with a pure single-elimination tournament system. Others have many phases, with the last being a single-elimination final stage, often called playoffs.
Ayumi Kurihara is a retired joshi puroresu wrestler.
Yumiko Abe is a Japanese professional wrestler better known by the ring name Yumi Ohka. Originally trained by the now defunct JDStar promotion, Ohka now works for Oz Academy and Pro Wrestling Wave. She is currently in her second reign as the Wave Single Champion, while also being a former Oz Academy Tag Team Champion and Wave Tag Team Champion. She is the managing director of Zabun Co., Ltd., which owns Pro Wrestling Wave.
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|No.||Overall reign number|
|Reign||Reign number for the specific champion|
|Days||Number of days held|
|Defenses||Number of successful defenses|
|+||Current reign is changing daily|
|No.||Champion||Championship change||Reign statistics||Notes||Ref.|
|1||Yumi Ohka||March 17, 2013||Sunday Wave Vol. 14||Tokyo, Japan||1||525||6||Ohka defeated Kana in the finals of a five-woman tournament to become the inaugural champion.|
|2||Hikaru Shida||August 24, 2014||Happy Anniversary Wave: Seven||Tokyo, Japan||1||171||4|
|3||Ayako Hamada||February 11, 2015||Second Virgin||Tokyo, Japan||1||319||4|
|4||Yuu Yamagata||December 27, 2015||Thanksgiving Wave||Tokyo, Japan||1||368||4|
|5||Ryo Mizunami||December 29, 2016||Thanksgiving Wave 16||Tokyo, Japan||1||185||4|
|6||Rina Yamashita||July 2, 2017||Be Exciting!||Tokyo, Japan||1||99||2|
|7||Misaki Ohata||October 9, 2017||Saint October||Tokyo, Japan||1||81||5|
|8||Yumi Ohka||December 29, 2017||Thanksgiving WAVE '17||Tokyo, Japan||2||22||2|
|9||Misaki Ohata||January 20, 2018||Saturday Night Fever January 2018||Tokyo, Japan||2||159||2|
|10||Takumi Iroha||June 28, 2018||Weekday WAVE Vol. 116 ~Height Max!~||Tokyo, Japan||1||52||0|
|11||ASUKA||August 19, 2018||Anivarsario WAVE 2018||Tokyo, Japan||1||118||2|
|12||Ryo Mizunami||December 15, 2018||Dai Shiwazu Nishi 18 Vol. 2||Tokyo, Japan||2||14||0|
|13||Misaki Ohata||December 29, 2018||Phase 1 Final ~Kick Out~ - Misaki Ohata Retirement ~Beautifully Bloom~||Tokyo, Japan||3||<1||0|
|—||Vacated||December 29, 2018||Phase 1 Final ~Kick Out~ - Misaki Ohata Retirement ~Beautifully Bloom~||Tokyo, Japan||—||—||—||The championship was vacated due to Ohata' retirement from professional wrestling.|
|14||Takumi Iroha||July 15, 2019||WAVE Catch The WAVE 2019 Final||Tokyo, Japan||2||49+||0||Iroha defeated Nagisa Nozaki and Ryo Mizunami in the finals of Catch the WAVE tournament to win the vacant championship.|
As of September2, 2019
|†||Indicates the current champions|
|9||Takumi Iroha †||2||0||101+|
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