Rionne McAvoy (born 2 July 1986) pronounced rye-own, is an Australian professional wrestler of English and Irish descent, currently signed to Wrestle 1 (W1), where he works under the ring name Rionne Fujiwara.


==Professional wrestling career==

At the end of 2011, a chance meeting with then Smash wrestler Akira Nogami convinced him that his future lay in pro wrestling. When Smash closed its doors in January 2012, Fujiwara joined the Wrestling New Classic (WNC) dojo in April of that year.


WNC was operated by former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Tajiri, and closed it's doors on June 26th, 2014. Fujiwara signed with Wrestle-1 on July 1st, 2014 along with Tajiri, Akira and three other WNC wrestlers.


===Wrestling New Classic (WNC) (2013-2014)===

Fujiwara debuted on 28 February 2013 under his real name and after winning on his debut, he adopted the ring name Yankee Rionne, a reference to the "yankee" thugs in 1970's Japan. 


At the August 29th, 2013 Shinjuku Face event, Rionne defeated Jiro Kuroshio with a Crossface Chickenwing. He announced straight after the match that he wanted to wrestle the legendary Yoshiaki Fujiwara at WNC's 31 October Korakuen Hall event.


After losing to Fujiwara, McAvoy was given the new ring name Rionne Fujiwara as he was accepted as the latest recruit to the Fujiwara Gumi (group).


===Squared Circle Wrestling (2014)===

Fujiwara made his North American debut for Syracuse, New York based Squared Circle Wrestling (2CW) on April 18th, 2014, taking on Jay Freddie in Watertown, New York. The following night, April 19th, Fujiwara wrestled former WWE superstar Matt Hardy


===Wrestle-1 (2014)===

On June 18, 2014, Tajiri held a press conference with Keiji Mutoh, where he announced that WNC would be going inactive following the June 26 show, and that Rionne and 4 other wrestlers would transfer over to Mutoh's Wrestle-1 promotion.


Fujiwara made his Wrestle-1 debut on July 21st, 2014, teaming with ex-WNC wrestlers Koji Doi and Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio to defeat Andy Wu, Daiki Inaba & Hiroki Murase in a 6 Man Tag Match.


The following month, Fujiwara came together with these two and another former WNC wrestlers Yusuke Kodama, to form the Novus stable. On September 22, the Novus stable (Jiro Kuroshio, Koji Doi and Fujiwara) teamed with Keiji Mutoh, facing the Desperado stable.


Novus has since dissolved, with Fujiwara now a dedicated singles wrestler.


On March 9, 2015, Wrestle-1 officially announced an eight-man single-elimination tournament that would culminate on May 5 with the crowning of the first champion. Fujiwara lost to Hiroshi Yamato in the first round.


The championship belt was officially unveiled on March 31 at a press conference, where all participants in the tournament underwent and passed a weigh-in. On May 5, Minoru Tanaka defeated Kaz Hayashi in the finals of the tournament to become the inaugural Wrestle-1 Cruiser Division Champion.


On June 26th, Fujiwara announced that he was leaving the Wrestle-1 promotion.


==In wrestling==

Finishing moves: Rolling Cutter, Fujiwara Armbar


Signature moves: Bulldog, crossface chickenwing, running dropkick from the floor to a rope hung opponent, multiple kick combinations, step-up high knee, Suicide dive, jumping clothesline.


==Championships and accomplishments==

Pacific Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Championship (1 time)



Rionne Fujiwara