Shimako "Sophie" Mayura Kaguya Harrison-Furukawa (born April 26, 1997) is an American-born English–Japanese professional wrestler who is currently signed to the WWE where she is currently appearing on the Raw, under the ring name Lena and is the current WWE Women's Champion in her first reign. She is a former NXT Women's Champion she is the youngest champion in NXT history at 19 years old and the longest reigning at 456 days.
Harrison was born on April 26, 1997 in Wapakoneta, Ohio, United States to
WWE superstar James Harrison and his then girlfriend Japan native Mayura Furukawa.
Professional Wrestling Career
Harrison signed to the WWE's development brand NXT in mid-2014 where she began training under the
Performance Center. Alongside this she also got extra training from James Harrison and Ana Sanchez, she would make her in-ring debut on July 14, 2015 at a live show in Nashville where she defeated Peyton Royce. She then made her TV debut in March 2016 defeating NXT Women's Champion Dana Brooke. She continued on an unbeaten streak defeating the likes of Billie Kay and Liv Morgan. She then defeating Dana Brooke on the July 13, 2016 episode of NXT to become the number one contender to the NXT Women's Championship. At NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II she defeated Asuka to claim the title and become the youngest winner of the title thus ending Asuka near year long undefeated streak in NXT. Lena defeated Asuka in her rematch on the next episode of NXT, she defeated the returning Mickie James at NXT TakeOver: Toronto.
Nikki Storm, Aliyah, Liv Morgan, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce in a six-pack elimination challenge at NXT TakeOver: San Antonio, she eliminated Royce and Storm as she successfully retain her title. Lena entered the women's royal rumble at the 2017 event entering at number ten she gained a record 7 eliminations including her aunt Ana Sanchez before being the penultimate elimination and eliminated by Sasha Banks. She would again retain her title at NXT TakeOver: Orlando against Ember Moon. Lena would then face Heidi Lovelace, Nikki Storm and Dakota Kai in a fatal four-way at NXT TakeOver: Chicago and would once again come out on top.
On June 25, 2017 she overtook
Paige as the longest reigning NXT Women's Champion in history reaching 309 days as champion. After successfully defending the belt against Io Shirai at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III she became the first person in NXT history to hold a title for over a year. At NXT TakeOver: WarGames Lena lost her title after 456 days to Io Shirai in a triple threat match which also included Kairi Hojo.
Lena was called up to Raw as part of the superstar shake up on the
April 10, 2017 episode of Raw she appeared attacking Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch after they lost to The Kimber Bombs, who had also joined Raw as part of the shakeup.
Lena's first pay-per-view match on the main roster came at
WrestleWar where she defended her NXT Women's Championship against Alexa Bliss, Natalya and Nia Jax, in which she successfully retain her championship. On the November 20, 2017 episode of Lena returned to the main roster confronting her aunt Raw Ana Sanchez in a backstage segment. After defeating Charlotte Flair on the December 4, 2017 episode of Lena announced she would be entering the 2018 Royal Rumble. On December 18 she teamed up with Raw Ana Sanchez to defeat Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch after winning her and Sanchez teased a feud.
Royal Rumble Lena entered the Rumble at #1 and broke her own record of most eliminations earning a total of 13 eliminations. This included returning legends Torrie Wilson, Kelly Kelly, Michelle McCool, Molly Holly and Jacqueline. She would go on to win the Rumble and earn a shot at the WWE Women's Championship at WrestleMania 34, she also broke the record for longest time in either rumble at one hour four minutes and fifty-five seconds.
After winning the Rumble Lena began feuding with real-life aunt
Ana Sanchez which began at the Elimination Chamber and played out over several episodes of Raw.
Women's Champion (2018–present)
Lena faced off with
Bayley at WrestleMania 34 in which she was successful and won the WWE Women's Championship for the first time in her career.
Lena Bomb (Powerbomb – 2014–2016, Electric chair dropped into a powerbomb – 2016–present)
Strange Ways (Swinging reverse STO) – 2014–2016; used as a signature thereafter
Crossface chickenwing – 2016–present
Air Raid Siren (Over-the-shoulder belly-to-back piledriver)
Arm wrench clothesline
Electric chair facebuster
Feint spinning heel kick
Full nelson slam
Moonsault kick followed by a superkick
Standing corkscrew moonsault
Swanton Bomb (High-angle senton bomb)
"One Shot to Glory" by CFO$ (NXT)
Championships and Accomplishments
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
Ranked No. 1 of the top 50 female singles wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2017.
Woman of the Year (2017)
Wrestling Observer Newsletter
5 Star Match (2016) vs.
Asuka on August 20 5 Star Match (2017) vs.
Io Shirai on August 19 5 Star Match (2017) vs. Io Shirai and
Kairi Hojo on November 18 5 Star Match (2018) vs.
Ana Sanchez on February 25