I follow Joshi wrestling. ICE Ribbon, Riho's home promotion, is pretty obscure. I'd put it as the 4th or 5th promotion in Japan for women's wrestling. So I would say most people were clueless of Riho.Well yeah Britt Baker got a pop because they heavily promoted her. People know who she is. Japanese womens wrestling is so niche I doubt anyone really knew Riho before she was signed. I mean some people knew her but not many. I don't think people are going to pop for her without knowing her. I still think she has potential to win the fans over.
As for Britt Baker yeah she has potential but the charisma is lacking. I mean she is a Dentist I can't think of a more boring profession then that. She's also quite green in the ring. The potential is there for sure she is good looking and has shown spots of brilliance in the ring. Time will tell.