It was revealed from Sumie Sakai that Aya Koyama, known to the wrestling world as Aliya’, passed away this morning at the age of 45 after battling cancer. Aliya’ competed against the likes of Asuka and Manami Toyota throughout her 20-year career with several promotions including Big Japan, All Japan, Japanese Wrestling Project, All Japan Women’s Wrestling and CMLL. Aliya’ also competed as an MMA fighter in the early 2000s. She wrestled her final match while still battling stage IV cancer.
Aliya’ passed away early this morning in Japan. I will never forget about her. Thank you so much for supporting her retirement show.
She loves Pro wrestling so much. She was wrestling at her retirement show with stage IV cancer…
Rest In Peace あーやさま
Love you!!! HUGS!!! pic.twitter.com/FzRZxwLLI4
— ✌️Sumie Sakai✌️ (@SumieSakai) August 27, 2018
WrestleZone would like to extend our most deepest condolences to the family, friends and fans of Alyia’ during this time.