Professional wrestling glossary


Professional wrestling glossary


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Professional wrestling is a fusion of sports and entertainment.


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There are many enthusiastic fans around the world, and there are many famous players.


We have summarized all the professional wrestling terms in a list format.

If you have time, please read through to the end for Pro Wrestling Terminology.




arm breaker

A general term for techniques that damage the opponent’s arm.

In particular, when the opponent is standing, there is a shoulder arm breaker where you twist the opponent’s arm and place it on your own shoulder, using the forceful recoil to slam the opponent’s shoulder.

Inoki once famously broke Jet Singh’s arm using this technique.



This is a technique where the opponent is seated on the corner post, and while holding the opponent’s left side with the left hand and the right side with the right hand, jumps, rolls the opponent forward with a buttock, and throws the opponent towards the ring.

Often used by CIMA in DRAGON GATE, the Venus → Iconoclasm combination is sometimes used as a transition just before the finish.

There is also a version called Goliconoclasm, in which you throw your opponent by the wrist with their arms crossed.



It is an abbreviation for “International Wrestling Grand Prix” and is the name of the tournament and belt that Inoki established to determine the true strongest.

In the first final in 1983, Inoki was knocked out by Hogan’s ax bomber, and in the second final, Inoki vs. Hogan, Choshu invaded and Inoki won by ring-out, destroying the theory that Inoki is the strongest.

Later, unique belts were created and there are currently four: heavyweight singles, heavyweight tag, juniorweight singles, and juniorweight tag.


Jun Akiyama

Jun Akiyama, once known as the destroyer of All Japan Pro Wrestling, crushed his opponents with his wrestling style and was on the verge of being kicked out of All Japan when he possessed Misawa and joined NOAH.

He won the GHC championship just one year after NOAH was established, formed the team “STERNESS”, and is a player who makes fun of his juniors while also being talented.

She is an animal lover and has even appeared on the TV show “Animals Quirky!” with her dog Kevin.



AKIRA, whose real name is Akira Nogami and is also known as a self-proclaimed movie star, played the role of the rhinoceros monster “Zain Da” in the movie “Kamen Rider Kuuga”, and also played the role of the main character’s rival in the movie “Squid Wrestler”. I appeared.

He used to belong to the Heisei Ishingun, but after a long absence, he became a free agent and participated in All Japan in 2004.

Although he is a heavyweight, he has the jumping ability to fight on an equal footing with junior players, and his special feature is the beautiful lariat.



Akebono is a former sumo wrestler who developed a rivalry with Wakanohana and Takanohana and became the first foreign wrestler to be promoted to Yokozuna.

However, after retiring from the sumo world, he turned to martial arts and was active in K-1 and PRIDE.

After that, he tried a mixed martial arts match against Whis Gracie at Dynamite!, but he gave up and lost due to a joint technique.



(1) Meaning of “butthole” in English.
(2) A type of booing that the audience gives to heel wrestlers in WWE. Meaning: “You bastard!”


ax bomber

The original is Hulk Hogan, and Takao Omori also uses it.

This technique involves slamming the inside of the bent elbow into the opponent’s face like a lariat.


atomic drop

A technique in which you pick up your opponent from behind, kneel down on one knee, and slam your opponent’s buttocks into the other knee.


anaconda vice

A technique in which, with the opponent lying on their back, you form a circle with one hand and the other’s hand, then arch your body inside the circle and strangle the opponent.

Tenzan is known as the first technique to give a name that has no relation to the name.


animal warrior

He was a member of the tag team “Road Warriors,” and his entrance costume with a mohawk, face paint, and spikes was impressive.

Together with Hawk Warrior, he won many tag team titles in NWA and WWF, and in 2002 he founded the indie group IWS.


Animal Hamaguchi

Animal Hamaguchi transitioned from bodybuilding to wrestling, retired in 1987 and established Hamaguchi Dojo.

Her catchphrase is “I’m fired up!” and her daughter, Kyoko, won three consecutive world championships as an amateur wrestler.

For some reason, when she appears, she is more excited than her daughter.


shower of kicks

Originally a bone technique, this is an impressive technique in which you aim at the opponent’s face with your heel while rotating forward.

Liger is good at this as well as palm strikes.


abu dhabi combat

Officially known as the “Submission Wrestling World Championship.”

A tournament held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where matches are based only on ground matches and the winner is decided.

Matches are 10 minutes long, with 20 minutes for the final and 5 minutes of extra time if the game cannot be decided within the time limit.

It is a tournament format with 5 classes (+ open class) and 16 participants in each class.


abdullah the butcher

Abdullah the Butcher was scouted by The Sheik and entered professional wrestling.

Since 1970, when he first landed in Japan, he has been active in All Japan Pro Wrestling for a long time.

Many children came to call him Butcher because of his signature move, “Hell Thrust.”

He was still active even though he was over 60 years old.



Undertaker’s nickname after he became a biker character.

The literal translation is “America’s bad ass.”


Shoichi Arai

FMW’s president, Shoichi Arai, has been through a lot of hardships, such as being defeated by Gannosuke and receiving a lariat, and being exposed to the danger of being laid off due to Fuyuki’s attempt to take over the company.

Although he struggled to rebuild FMW, he ultimately went bankrupt and committed suicide himself.


ant kick

This was the only technique Inoki showed in the fight between Inoki and Ali.

Slip into your opponent’s leg and deliver a kick.



A store that designs and sells accessories and clothing, run by Chono’s wife, Martina.

Please see the official website for details.


Alexander Karelin

A wrestler who was hailed as “humanity’s strongest.” He remained undefeated for 13 years until he lost for the first time in the final at the Sydney Olympics (and was unbeaten).

He was Hiroaki Maeda’s opponent in his retirement match.


alexander otsuka

He is a wrestler who belongs to the Battlers, and like Kazushi Sakuraba, he will play a role in the next generation of professional wrestling.

He has a fighting sense that can be used in a wide range of situations, from deathmatches to martial arts battles. She also competes in PRIDE, and like Sakuraba, she has a playful side, such as performing a low-flying dropkick against Igor Bobchanchin.

However, it hasn’t been noticeable recently.

His entrance theme was “AO Corner” and he was criticized by Omori for standing in the red corner during the ZERO-ONE flag-off.


Yoji Yasuo

He is a professional wrestler with a wide range of backgrounds, from “3 Idiots” (named by Choshu) to dojo breaker, Mr. 200%, Golden Cups leader, Tokyo Pro Wrestling president, Kingdom’s ace, and K-1 warrior.

Although he calls himself a professional wrestler, he sometimes transforms into a K-1 warrior only when he goes to a cabaret club.

In 1994, he challenged Hixon’s dojo and tried to get revenge after 10 years, but on New Year’s Eve in 2004, he tried to get revenge after 10 years, but was defeated.



It was a belt that Tanahashi proposed in 2003 that only those under the age of 30 could challenge for, and it existed until Nakamura sealed it in a match on January 4, 2004.



The Undertaker is known as the “Grave Digger of Hell,” who has a death-like face and a style that overwhelms his opponents with power.

After his return, he showed his villainous side by entering on a Harley to the tune of “Born to be wild” and attacking Flair’s son.

In 2004, he made a comeback as a mysterious wrestler. He actually graduated from Texas Tech University.


Andy Hug

Andy Hug, who has a karate background, was active in K-1 from the beginning and played a role in spreading the name of K-1.

It was a difficult hurdle for Japanese athletes, but he passed away from acute promyelocytic leukemia in 2000.


antonio inoki

Antonio Inoki, a former fiery fighting spirit who currently hosts UFO.

It has created numerous legends such as the Battle of Ganryujima and mixed martial arts matches, and its very existence has become a legend in the world of Japanese professional wrestling.

He is also good at keeping his strong points to himself.


Antonio Inoki ~Another battle~

Previously, it was revealed that Inoki had severe diabetes and his blood sugar level had reached 596.

This book depicts his subsequent life fighting illness. The story goes that the man who was trying to sell the product by asking, “How are you doing?” turned out not to be well at all.


Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

He is Nogueira’s twin brother, and his nickname is Nogueira Brother.

He has the same technique and looks as his brother, and fights at middleweight.

He is also probably one of the most powerful twins in the world.


Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is known as a monster in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world and is also known as the “Jiu-Jitsu Magician.”

His excellent cutting technique has even been referred to as “Nogueira Magic,” and he won against Mark Coleman at PRIDE16 with a stunning cutting triangle jam.

But it’s not just his switchback skills that make him stand out.

At PRIDE 17, he won a battle to the death with Heath Heering and became the first PRIDE heavyweight champion.

Despite his nickname, “Minotaur” (a bull-headed man from Greek mythology), his face is said to resemble that of a gorilla-man.


anton rib

The name of a spare ribs restaurant that Inoki previously ran, which was rare at the time.

It is said to be part of what Inoki brought to Japan.


andre the giant

Andre the Giant, the original “world giant”, worked as a lumberjack before being scouted.

He made his first appearance in New Japan Pro Wrestling in 1974 and wowed the audience with his gigantic size.

For a time, when the machine army multiplied, he sometimes wore a machine mask, but his true identity was obvious to anyone.

He started competing in All Japan Pro Wrestling in 1990 and formed the World’s Greatest Giant Tag Team with Giant Baba, but he passed away from acute heart failure in 1993.



ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling) is also known as the American version of FMW.

Characterized by death matches and hardcore wrestling that often used deadly weapons, it ceased operations after the match between the WWF and the WCW & ECW combined forces.


Takashi Iizuka

Takashi Iizuka is a young coach in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

He has an old-fashioned technique that doesn’t suit his age, but he’s just old-fashioned in terms of strength and has a slightly humorous feel to it.

It seemed like he would remain in the middle for the rest of his life, but he succeeded in attracting attention by using Murakami.

However, perhaps as a result of later matches, he seems to be so good at sleeper that he uses it as if he were hitting a few bad shots.


That’s fine, just kill me.

These were the words uttered by Hiroshi Nagata, who was set to face PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko at the 2003 Inoki Festival.

“As a result, Fedor knocked me down with a left hook in the first round, and then he punched and kicked me without resistance. In the end, the referee stopped me and I was killed in 62 seconds♪”


Yesterday is history

These are the words spoken by Osamu Nishimura after the 2004 triple crown match against Kawada (the result was a loss).

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery. Today is a gift. As long as I have life, I will live today to the fullest.”


squid wrestler

A movie released in 2004. A story about a popular wrestler who suffers from an incurable disease who transforms into a squid and returns to the ring.

The main character is Osamu Nishimura, and his rival is played by AKIRA. The movie’s theme song, “Squid Wrestler Song,” is sung by Nishimura himself, and the artist name is “Osamu Nishimura featuring TOMOKA.”


Haruna Ikezawa

Haruna Ikezawa is a voice actress. Her most famous role is Marlone, the main character in Atelier Marie.

She is a huge fan of Keiji Muto, and Muto’s appearance as a guest on her radio was definitely something she did.

I used to listen to “Atelier de Radio Marie” a lot, but I’ve been wondering what they’ve been up to lately.


Daisuke Ikeda

Daisuke Ikeda made his debut as a member of Fujiwara-gumi and later launched Battlers.

Even after transferring to NOAH, people are watching to see how successful he will be with his strong fighting skills.

He was a fan of “Berserk,” and had adopted the style of entering the show wearing a black cloak and holding the large sword used by the main character, “Guts.”


Igor Bobchanchin

Among the PRIDE players, he is a player who mainly competes in ground fighting, but is good at hitting.

However, the Russian hook that he unleashes from his thick arms is extremely powerful, and at PRIDE14, he succeeded in achieving his first victory with a joint technique.



An essential element in creating a story in the world of professional wrestling.

However, even though New Japan claims to be the “grudge match of the century” these days, the content of the match is so unsatisfactory that it has caused real grudges with the fans.


Kazuyoshi Ishii

Kazuyoshi Ishii is the director of Karate Do Seido Kaikan and a K-1 producer.

He takes unique actions, such as using his position to overturn decisions.

What on earth is that “Director Azukari”? (lol). Also, while picking a fight with Inoki’s army, he also shows a side where he complains about the rules.

However, he certainly has an aesthetic eye for discovering Mirko Cro Cop and Bob Sapp.

However, in 2002, suspicions of tax evasion were discovered and he was indicted, leading to him being ridiculed as “K in K-1 stands for gold.”


Yuki Ishikawa

Yuki Ishikawa is a representative of the Battlers and is especially known for his sticky wrestling.

He wears black tights and his special skills are medulla oblongata and manjigatame.

It will be interesting to see how far he can go.


Tsunemitsu Ishizawa

Kendo Kashin’s true identity is Tsunemitsu Ishizawa. He studied both professional wrestling and jiu-jitsu, and was considered one of the best in mixed martial arts among professional wrestlers.

However, at PRIDE 10, he was instantly killed by Hian Gracie.

However, at PRIDE15, he made a complete comeback and won by KO in the 1st round. Well done, Ishizawa!


Meiji Restoration Army

A group formed by Riki Choshu and Animal Hamaguchi on June 1, 1983.



→Heisei Ishingun


100 million yen tournament

A tournament in which UWF Inter invited Shinya Hashimoto, Mitsuharu Misawa, Genichiro Tenryu, Hiroaki Maeda, and Masakatsu Funaki for a prize of 100 million yen.

However, they all refused.


1, 2, 3, dah!

Inoki’s famous count.


“Let’s go, you idiot!” 

Kojima’s famous quote when performing a diving elbow. It is unclear what it means.


It’s True!

A phrase often used by WWE’s Kurt Angle.

Literally “That’s the truth”, but in this context it means “This is serious!”


You can wear it anytime, after anyone!

Stalker Ichikawa’s motto. As expected of a stalker.

It is a reference to Inoki’s famous words, but it is interesting that both Ichikawa and Inoki have the same real name.


Accept anyone’s challenge at any time!

One of Inoki’s famous quotes.


lightning leg lariat

This technique is based on Kengo Kimura’s unique and eccentric theory: “The power of the legs is three times that of the arms. Therefore, if you hit a lariat with your feet, it should be three times as powerful!”

It was thought that Kimura would retire from using it, but Ikeda and Kakihara continue to use it.


Wataru Inoue

A young member of New Japan Jr., he won a major victory over Liger in the 2001 G1 Junior Tag League match.


Inoki VS Ali state

A situation in which one person lies down and controls the other person with their legs. It was performed by Inoki during the Inoki vs. Ali match, and is now often seen in Valitudo matches.

By the way, I became a professional wrestling fan after imitating this battle between brothers and sisters.


Inoki VS Ali match

A match between boxing heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali and IWGP heavyweight champion Antonio Inoki that took place on June 26, 1976.

It attracted attention as a fight to determine the strongest man in the world, but it ended in a draw after 15 rounds, was criticized as the mediocre fight of the century, and Inoki ended up in debt.

The rules were also too strict for Inoki.


Inoki retirement message

“If you follow this path, don’t be afraid of what will happen. If you are afraid, there will be no path. If you take a step, that step will become the path, and that one step will become the path. Go without hesitation! If you go, you will understand! Arigato!”


Inoki Army VS K-1

A fierce battle began when K-1 director Ishii presented Inoki with a challenge.

However, Director Ishii is dissatisfied with the rules, and is extremely dissatisfied with the unreasonable situation in which even though there is no time limit for distancing in the stands, any attack or defense on the ground is immediately treated as a break.

Words like “Why!?” were thrown around.


Inoki Bombaye

(1) Inoki’s epic entrance song. The theme was originally Muhammad Ali, but Ali gave it to him after the Inoki vs. Ali match.
(2) A performance produced by Inoki that has been held on New Year’s Eve since 2000. It is generally known as the “Inoki Festival,” and in 2001 in particular, it recorded a high viewership rating of 14.9% despite the fact that the Inoki Army VS K-1 was the highlight and was a Kohaku Uta Gassen. The result was a victory for Inoki’s army with 2 wins, 1 loss, and 4 draws.


Ibushi silver

(1) The color obtained by dulling silver with smoke. Polishing this creates a unique shine.
(2) A term referring to a veteran technical wrestler. He often mentions people like Kido and Hamada, and in the former TV program “Soul of the Ring,” there was an award for the “most bitter wrestler,” and Hamada ultimately won the award, but the author says he would have liked Kido to have won the award. .



Quitting his career as an athlete is the worst thing a professional wrestler can say.



On January 4, 2002, Kensuke Sasaki, whose match with Naoya Ogawa at the Tokyo Dome was canceled, said in an interview after the match, “I don’t understand. I don’t understand.”

This means tears of frustration, like “damn it,” and if the other person responds with “I’m sorry,” you might just join the ranks of Kensuke-dori.



It means “anything goes” in Portuguese, and in the world of professional wrestling it refers to mixed martial arts.

However, due to its intensity and gruesome nature, basic rules were established. Characterized by joint techniques derived from punching while riding a horse.

It is also called “Ultimate”.


Wanderlei Silva

He comes from a Muay Thai background, and his weapon is sharp knee kicks. He has been undefeated since participating in PRIDE, and also defeated Kazushi Sakuraba.

However, he suffered his first loss at PRIDE Otoko Matsuri 2004, losing to Mark Hunt.



Stan Hansen’s famous line while playing the Texas Longhorns.

If you’re not careful with your pronunciation, it will sound like “Yo-jokkar combatants,” so be careful.


william regal

A British gentleman character who is the commissioner of WWE.

However, he sometimes acts in a condescending manner and attacks others with a smile on his face.

During the rivalry due to the acquisition of WCW, he sometimes acted inexplicably even though he was the commissioner, and even switched sides.


Volk Han

A foreign player who previously competed in the Rings. He is a master of the commando sambo, which was adopted by the military of the former Soviet Union, and his joint technique, which he can perform from anywhere, is terrifying to his opponents.

Furthermore, “Volk” means “wolf,” and “Volk Han” may have a meaning similar to “the blue wolf and the white doe.”


You idiot!

These are the words Kojima says in response to the cheers from the audience during the match.

There is a side of me that is lonely.


Arm-hishigi inverted cross

Originally a judo technique, it involves taking the arm and mastering the elbow and shoulder.

Once it’s established, it’s almost impossible to remove. There are also a variety of derivative techniques, such as the jumping style, which involves hanging from the opponent’s arm, and the Victor style, which involves jumping onto the opponent’s shoulders from behind.

Nobuhiko Takada, who was good at this technique, lost to Rickson Gracie in 1997.



A lucha technique in which the opponent’s head is caught between the thighs, the opponent jumps and passes through the opponent’s thighs, and the opponent’s legs are held under the armpits by turning backwards and turning into a lucha attack.

Often confused with the Frankensteiner, the Frankensteiner does not tuck the opponent’s legs under his arm.

In Mexico, it is called “Huracanrana Invertida,” which means “reverse/forward rotating shrimp hardening.”


ultra huracanrana

A technique in which he jumps onto the top rope, then jumps further from the top to land on his opponent and perform a Huracánrana.

This is Dragon Kid’s specialty, and there is also a version where it can be used against opponents outside the arena.

However, in this case, the opponent is thrown away while swinging sideways, so it is more similar to a head scissor whip than a Huracánrana.


Haruka Eigen

A player who made the audience laugh when he interacted with Rusher on the microphone.

His specialty is spitting out of the box when his opponent slaps him on the chest.

We recommend bringing newspapers with you when watching a NOAH game.

By the way, the matchmaker at the wedding was former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori.



The name Hayabusa used for a while after his mask was stolen.

According to him, “H” refers to the state of chrysalis man.



Chono’s favorite phrase. Is this sometimes considered a greeting among Chono fans?


exciting wrestling

It is a WWE professional wrestling game developed by YUKES and is being produced as a successor to Toukon Retsuden.

Highly detailed and designed, it’s a must-have for any WWE fan.



This technique is an evolution of Judo’s uranage, and is characterized by one hand hugging the thigh instead of the torso.

A variation that Akiyama, Nagata, and Iizuka specialize in, and which Iizuka holds, is called the blizzard suplex.

It was previously known as “Nagetama Blizzard” or “Uranage” in New Japan, and “Exploder” in NOAH.

There is also a wrist clutch type that increases the power by hooking the opponent’s arm.



A joint technique developed by Lou Thesz and taught to Chono.

An advanced version called the cross-type STF, which was able to master the opponent’s face and feet at the same time, later appeared.



Officially known as “Space Tornado Ogawa,” it is Naoya Ogawa’s special move that is an improved version of Judo’s Otogari.

It is characterized by a blow to the back of the head, and was named by Inoki when he was drunk.

It is said that Ogawa’s idea is already flying into space.


eddie guerrero

He is the fourth son of professional wrestler Gory Guerrero, and has competed in the United States from WCW to WWF to WWE, winning belts in each organization.

For a time, he also participated in New Japan Pro Wrestling as Black Tiger (2nd generation).

His motto is “Lie, cheat and steal,” and his ability is backed by his pedigree and experience.

For some reason, on WWE’s Japanese broadcasts, the Japanese translations are sometimes accented as “~tteno” and “~tteno”.



A group formed by Hulk Hogan, Chono brought it to Japan for a time and boasted an explosive power, but nWo Japan was disbanded due to a rift between Muto and Chono.


Shrimp hardened

A holding technique that uses the opponent’s body to curl up like a shrimp.

There are many variations on how to enter.



A professional wrestling organization founded by Atsushi Onita.

Initially, the group focused on deathmatches as a last resort due to Onita’s knee injury, but after Onita left, Fuyuki transformed the group into an organization that featured entertainment wrestling.

Although the group was aiming to unify the indie groups, it went bankrupt in February 2002 with approximately 300 million yen in debt.


apron side

This refers to the outer part of the ring where the ropes are stretched, and during tag team matches, players who do not have the right to compete wait here.



He is based on the motif of the Seven Gods of Fortune, and will bestow blessings on bamboo grass to the audience who make an offering upon entering.

Therefore, please consider making an offering when watching a game.

He is the most well-spoken wrestler in Osaka Pro Wrestling, and is extremely skilled when it comes to control wrestling with his partner, Gourmet Kamen, who co-stars with him during matches.

Also, it seems that the offering money he makes at the time of admission is sometimes used to invest in equipment for the training camp.



This team name was coined by Shigeaki Mochizuki.

Originally, the founding members were Nariaki Mochizuki, Takashi Mochizuki, and Hiroyuki Kanda, but due to Takashi Mochizuki changing his name to Takashi Yokosuka and Nariaki Mochizuki leaving, M2K ceased to be M2K.

However, with Kanda’s retirement, this name was sealed.


emerald fusion

This is Mitsuharu Misawa’s secret technique. This is a technique in which the opponent is lifted into the air in a body slam, then held under the armpits, and then fall down while thrusting the opponent’s head into the ring.

There is also a version that lifts the opponent like a brainbuster and increases the drop when dropping.


Emelianenko Alexander

He is Fedor’s younger brother and participates in PRIDE like his older brother. He is a power fighter with a larger body than his older brother.


Fedor Emelianenko

Known as the “Russian Tsar”, he studied sambo and judo from an early age, and won a ring title in Japan starting in 2000.

After joining PRIDE, he defeated strong opponents such as Schulte and Heering, and in March 2002, he defeated Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira to become the second PRIDE heavyweight champion.

Furthermore, it won PRIDE GP2004 without any trouble, solidifying its position as PRIDE’s strongest.


Elio Gracie

He is the founder of the Gracie family and the biological father of Whis and Rickson.

Although he is old, he stands as a second player, and the sight of him makes me nervous, wondering when he will retire.


Eric Bischoff

He is the new General Manager of Raw, brought in by Vince after he won a power struggle with Flair.

He actually previously competed with the WWF as vice president of WCW.


El Samurai

He is the most unassuming player in New Japan Jr., and was even ridiculed as a “cockroach mask” when he used to wear a mask.

Although he is talented, he rarely participates in matches, and whenever he tries to be serious, his opponents see him as lazy.

In baseball, he is like Motoki.


El Niño

(1) A phenomenon that occurs every 4 to 5 years near the international date line in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. It is said that the sea surface temperature will rise 1 to 5 degrees Celsius above normal, causing abnormal weather. In Portuguese, it means “child of God” or “boy”; the former comes from the conflict between the Spanish word “La Niña,” which means “girl,” and the latter because it coincides with Christmas.
(2) A technique that Shinsuke Nakamura first demonstrated in G1 in 2004. A technique in which he quickly runs up the corner post and uses the recoil to perform a moonsault press. The name of this technique comes from Nakamura’s catchphrase, “Chosen Child of God.”


El Numero Uno

A league match held every year at DRAGON GATE to determine the strongest wrestler.


Medulla oblongata

A technique that involves jumping and kicking into the medulla oblongata.

This is Inoki’s signature move, and has been shown off as a finisher in numerous matches.


Osaka Pro Wrestling

Osaka Pro Wrestling is a professional wrestling organization founded by Sperdelphin.

Although it lacks excitement, there are skit-like elements during the matches, and you can enjoy a new Yoshimoto comedy atmosphere.


Austin 3:16 says, whoops your ass!

Stone Cold Steve Austin’s famous line.

It’s a play on a Bible verse, and it means, “Austin 3:16 says, “Make Teme’s ass whine!”


Shinjiro Otani

The most eloquent player in New Japan Jr. The swan dive attack that utilizes the spring is impressive, but it may not be noticeable without a belt.

. After failing to stand out, losing to Takaiwa at Best of the Super Juniors in 2000, he left New Japan and went on a training course.

When he returned, he gained the weight of a heavyweight (105kg) and has shown amazing side, such as by successfully performing a swan dive attack with that body.

However, he failed to take over the IWGP heavyweight division, and later moved to ZERO-ONE.

In 2004, he acted as a coordinator on Hashimoto’s behalf, but due to his own lack of charisma, no one follows his instructions.


Atsushi Onita

Atsushi Onita is a man who goes straight down the evil path. Although he made his All Japan debut, he retired in 1983 with a compound fracture in his left knee.

He returned in 1988 and founded FMW. He retired again in 1995, but returned the following year. In 1998, he invaded New Japan in search of a place to die and had an electric blast match with Chono, Kensuke, and Muta, but he was unable to die and succeeded in pulling out Choshu in the end.

However, as expected, he was beaten up and sent to the hospital. The skit between him and Manabe is hilarious.

By the way, he also appeared in the historical drama “Hideyoshi” as Hachisuka Koroku, and was even listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the number of stitch marks on his body.


open finger gloves

Gloves frequently used in Valitudo match formats.

Unlike regular boxing gloves, the fingers are exposed and can be used to grip objects.

If you don’t have this in mind, knuckle punches will be considered a foul.

The use of these gloves is thought to have originated from Inoki’s introduction in mixed martial arts combat.


Takao Omori

A member of No Fear. Although he did not stand out in the past, his efforts finally paid off, including a runner-up finish at the Champion Carnival.

However, second place is still the limit. (bitter smile) He also invaded ZERO-ONE and invited Otani to tag team.

The musical-style exchange between the two at that time, “Otani~NOAH has some hot guys! They want a heated battle, right?!” and “Hey, are you serious?!” was hilarious. This is the episode that invited me.


all star pro wrestling

A professional wrestling game released by Square.

Pro-wrestling fans playing the game for the first time were often fascinated by the beautiful graphics and purchased it, but when they actually played the game, they found it difficult to operate, and many users shouted in front of the screen, “It’s a scam!” .

However, it has improved slightly as the series has progressed (currently 3 is the latest), and the wrestlers that appear are from the major Japanese organizations.



Arasaki Seikatsu’s special skill. A technique in which the opponent’s wrists are twisted, the opponent’s movements are blocked, and then the opponent jumps onto the top rope, walks on top of the rope while bowing, and finally drops a chop onto the opponent’s head when jumping off.


Shiro Okamura

A very cool female professional wrestling referee.

However, her true identity is a villainous referee who uses every means possible to referee in favor of the “Fresh Gals (lol)”.

The method starts with super-fast and super-slow counting, and even Dandy Sakano used it in the match against Nemoto Harumi and MEGUMI.

The motif is Shiro Abe, the legendary villain referee who was allied with the Villainous Alliance (Dump Matsumoto & Bull Nakano).


Takashi Okamura

He brought his skills known for karate to the professional wrestling world and became the president of Toryumon Japan in 1999 when it was established.

Gradually, he began to learn pro-wrestling techniques, and made Naruaki Mochizuki say to him, “You were able to use the small package!”

It’s a bit of a problem that every time I say my name, I get mistaken for Nainai’s Mr. Okamura.


Naoya Ogawa

Former world judo champion and UFO ace. He accomplished the feat of defeating Hashimoto in his debut match.

He has long been looked down upon as the weakest and timid person, but when Hashimoto knocks him unconscious with a kick to the face, he transforms into a fighting cyborg and grows to the point where he forces Hashimoto into retirement… However, the number of matches is… There are so few of them that their strength is still not recognized among fans.

In fact, he has become more widely known as a “fighter who doesn’t fight.”

However, in 2004, he returned to PRIDE to spread the word about hustle. …I was instantly killed by Fedor in the semifinals.

Before turning pro, he worked as a racetrack bouncer at JRA, solving customer problems.


Yoshinari Ogawa

Misawa’s younger brother.

Although he is a little small to fight in the heavyweight division, he once became the GHC heavyweight champion with his subtle foul moves and skillful rounding techniques.

He has formed a tag team with Misawa since 1998, and their cooperative play is truly impressive.


Breaking the rules

The act of using an opponent’s special move. Professional wrestlers are particular about their own special moves, so using an opponent’s special move is considered an act of provocation.



The literal translation is octagon.

This refers to the format of the Valitudo match, which is held inside an octagonal wire fence.

There is also a way to attack by forcing your opponent into a wire fence to block their movements, so you need to take this into consideration when playing a match.


Michiyoshi Ohara

A wrestler from the first generation Hamaguchi Gym. After the disbandment of the Heisei Ishingun, he won the title with Goto, but he was rather unremarkable. (Laughs) Even though he participated in T-2000, he was still as plain as ever.

Searching for a new frontier, he pursued a career in mixed martial arts, but when Muto left the club, he cleverly switched to freelance.


Omae Hamou, die!

Josh Barnett’s unique catchphrase. Of course, the original story is from the familiar “Fist of the North Star”.


You are a man!

A familiar comment from Nobuhiko Takada, General Manager of PRIDE.

I say this to athletes who put up a nice fight, but those who knew Takada during his active days continue to criticize him and say, “What about you!”


You’re Hirata!

When Hirata was active as a masked wrestler, “Super Strong Machine,” Fujinami uttered these words with all his might.



A Jiu-Jitsu technique in which the opponent’s arm is pinned between his legs from a lower guard position, and he moves to the side of the opponent while rotating his body to master the shoulder. The flowing flow is extremely beautiful.


Masao Orihara

Masao Orihara claims to be the most curved man in professional wrestling.

His Mohican dreadlocks are a very impressive hairstyle, and he is a role model for villainous wrestlers.

However, perhaps because he has invaded various groups (his main battlefield recently being Michinoku), his techniques are diverse.


olympic slam

A technique in which the opponent is lifted from the side like an Argentine backbreaker, rotated 180 degrees, and thrown headfirst.

It’s difficult to catch the ball as it falls sideways. Kurt Angle’s signature move is now known as the “Angle Slam.”

In Japan, Sugiura, who has experience in Olympic qualifying, used it as an “Olympic qualifying slam.”


I’m Tagami

A technique in which the opponent is lifted up like a backdrop, grabbed the opponent by the throat, and brought into a chokeslam.

This is Tagami’s specialty, but there is room for improvement in his naming sense.


Harvest me!

One of the combination techniques devised by Shinya Hashimoto and Naoya Ogawa.

A technique in which Hashimoto picks up the opponent from behind and Ogawa performs an STO while in that state. Even Hashimoto is in a situation where he receives damage, and there are plenty of things to attack because he is not much different from a normal German!

And this naming sense…as expected from Hashimoto, the king of destruction!


I’m your dog!

Choshu’s famous words to Fujinami after the match on October 8, 1982.

He made this declaration on the microphone, not in the ring, but to Fujinami, and then told the press, “I have no intention of ending up as Fujinami’s biting dog.”



About Giant Baba



kurt angle

Born December 9, 1974 in the United States, Kurt Angle is 188 cm tall and weighs 100 kg. He made a spectacular debut in professional wrestling after winning the gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the Atlanta Olympics.

Although he initially received enthusiastic support from the audience, his elitist attitude and betrayal led to him being booed by the audience and turning him into a heel.

In particular, in 2002, he lost a haircut match that he had challenged himself to, and suffered the humiliation of having his head shaved off by Edge.

His career has had its ups and downs, and its evolution shows the harshness and charm of the world of professional wrestling.

His career is like a drama.


guard position

The guard position in mixed martial arts is a defensive position in which you grab the opponent’s hand with your hand and control the opponent’s body with your feet so that you do not take a disadvantageous mounting position when you are knocked down by the opponent. Refers to posture.

Many variations of this position exist, including cross guard, open guard, and spider guard.

It symbolizes the depth of strategy and technique in martial arts, and related techniques include side positions, sweeps, passing guards, mount positions, and four-point positions.

It is a technique that makes you feel the depth of martial arts.


Karl Gotch

Born on October 21, 1924 in the former West Germany, 188 cm tall and 110 kg in weight, Karl Gotch (real name: Karl Istas) is a legend in the world of professional wrestling, and is nicknamed “God” by his fans. .

He was known for his pursuit of pure strength, and for a time he was often excluded from the professional wrestling world, but his way of thinking had a great influence on later generations, including the founding of UWF.

His signature German suplex is said to have even been thrown by Andre the Giant.

He was also passionate about teaching younger wrestlers, and many wrestlers such as Inoki, Fujinami, Choshu, Maeda, and Takada came to learn from his dojo in Florida.

True legends are measured not only by their technique, but also by their influence on future generations.


carlos newton

Born on August 17, 1976 in the British Virgin Islands, Carlos Newton is 177 cm tall and weighs 82 kg. He is known for his distinctive dreadlocks and white trunks, and is known for his vivid joint skills in the PRIDE ring. did.

He has deep knowledge of Japanese martial arts such as judo and aikido, and is also passionate about Japanese culture.

He especially respects Miyamoto Musashi, and his love for Japan is outstanding, as he shows off the “Kamehameha Appeal” when he wins.

Carlos Newton’s character seems like a unique cultural bridge in the martial arts world.


Gaogurai Gennorashin

Born on September 13, 1983, from Thailand, Gaoglai Gaenorasin is 180 cm tall and weighs 85 kg. He won two Muay Thai titles and began competing in K-1 in 2004.

Although he is small in stature, he is known for his outstanding fighting skills and his “matrix defense,” which skillfully avoids the opponent’s attacks.

However, his path in K-1 has not been smooth, and he has sometimes faced unfair decisions and difficult situations.

Gaograi’s indomitable spirit is an inspiration to many fans.


Kento Kakihara

Kento Kakihara, born April 29, 1972 in Ehime Prefecture, is 180 cm tall and weighs 95 kg, and is a wrestler from UWF.

His career has been filled with many turning points, including an unexpected victory against New Japan Pro Wrestling.

He also officially joined New Japan Pro Wrestling after working in Kingdom, All Japan Pro Wrestling, and NOAH.

In the G1 Junior Tag League in 2001, he wore a unique mask, which also showed his versatility as a professional wrestler.

Kento Kakihara’s career exemplifies the unpredictability of the world of professional wrestling.


Nobuaki Tsunoda

Born on April 11, 1961 in Osaka Prefecture, Nobuaki Tsunoda is 174 cm tall and weighs 88 kg. He is a former K-1 fighter and currently works as a referee.

His motto is to fight passionately, and he is surprisingly good at singing, having also been in charge of anime theme songs and commercial songs.

Nobuaki Tsunoda’s versatility has an appeal that extends beyond the martial arts world.


Fighting Detective Team Battlers

Fighting Detective Team Battlers, which was founded mainly by former Fujiwara-gumi wrestlers who became independent or fired and led by Yuki Ishikawa, is an organization that strongly incorporates elements of martial arts into professional wrestling.

This organization was known as a gathering place for versatile players, but faced major difficulties due to the transfer of key players and the impact of the Mark Care poaching incident, and at one point the number of spectators was reduced to just 99. In a situation where I feel depressed.

Despite facing trials, his passion has a charm that captures the hearts of martial arts and pro wrestling fans.


I’ll click!

When Riki Choshu tries to intimidate his opponent in the ring, he shouts “Kachikurawasuzo!” which has a powerful impact on fans due to its brave sound.

This phrase, similar to “I’ll blow you away” and “I’ll blow you away”, is a word that shows a challenging intention towards your opponent, and it is recommended to use it with stomping to increase the impact.

In the world of professional wrestling, words like these have the power to completely change the atmosphere of a match.



“Gachinko” is a slang term that originally meant “serious competition,” but recently it has also been widely used to mean “genuine.”

This word is often used in the world of sports and entertainment to refer to a serious showdown or to indicate whether something is real or not.

“Gachinko” is a word that resonates in many situations as a word that strongly reflects the spirit of serious competition.


canadian backbreaker

The Canadian backbreaker is a professional wrestling move in which the opponent’s waist is grabbed from the front, lifted onto the shoulders, and then violently shaken, causing damage to the opponent’s back.

This technique is used to get the opponent to give up, and its dramatic display captivates fans.

It is one of the most visually impactful moves in professional wrestling, and can create moments that change the flow of a match.


Crab scissors

Crab scissors are a unique technique used to control your opponent and come in two different forms.

First, in the version that comedian Medaka Ikeno specializes in, he blocks the opponent’s movements by sandwiching his body between his legs, but given his petite build (150 cm, 50 kg), this is hardly effective.

On the other hand, in the world of professional wrestling, it is used as a technique to defeat an opponent by pinching their ankles, and it is interesting to see Masahiro Chono use this technique as a counter attack or as a connection to STF.

The crab scissor technique has the potential to turn the situation around, and it fascinates viewers.


Yoshinobu Kanamaru

Yoshinobu Kanemaru, who was born in Yamanashi Prefecture on September 23, 1976, was a pitcher who aimed to play in Koshien during his high school days, but he actually had few opportunities to play.

Choosing a career as a professional wrestler, he moved from All Japan Pro Wrestling to NOAH despite struggling to gain weight, where he fulfilled his dream of winning the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship.

Kanemaru’s story is a true symbol of hard work and overcoming adversity to make dreams come true.


Koji Kanemoto

Born on October 31, 1966 in Hyogo Prefecture, Koji Kanemoto is known in the professional wrestling world as the “former Third Generation Tiger Mask” and gained attention for his aggressive style.

He didn’t show his true potential for a long time under the mask, but after winning the belt, he was finally recognized for his ability.

His performance in the junior tag team with Tanaka was particularly memorable, and at one point his actions aroused suspicions of homosexuality, but after he returned from injury, he started on a new path.

Koji Kanemoto’s career teaches us the importance of individuality and change in the world of professional wrestling.


Tomonori Kanemoto

Born on April 3, 1968 in Hiroshima Prefecture, Tomonori Kanemoto is a talented baseball player who played for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp before transferring to the Hanshin Tigers in 2003.

In 2000, he achieved brilliant results with a batting average of .30, 30 home runs, and 30 stolen bases, and continued to play an active role for Hanshin, and in 2004, he achieved a new professional baseball record by appearing in 701 consecutive full innings. .

Kanemoto’s accomplishments are due to his strong physique and tenacious play style.

Tomonori Kanemoto’s record is a great achievement that should be passed down to future generations.



Gaburi, seen in mixed martial arts, is a technique used to prevent an opponent from tackling you.

This defensive move, which uses momentum to overwhelm the opponent from above while blocking their movements, can shift to an advantageous four-point position if successful.

This technique has the potential to create key moments that change the course of the match.

I feel that the “gaburi” is a very strategic move in mixed martial arts tactics.



The combined technique “Kariryuu” by Shinya Hashimoto and Naoya Ogawa features a powerful blow that leaves no room for the opponent to dodge.

Despite its unique name, this technique, in which Ogawa catches his opponent with an STO and Hashimoto follows up with a water kick, is extremely powerful in the ring.

I feel that “Kariryuu” is a technique that has more impact and effect in the ring than its name suggests.


curry man

Curryman is a professional wrestler from India (self-proclaimed) who debuted in Michinoku Pro Wrestling in July 1999.

His character’s trademark is a unique mask with a plate of curry on his head.

At first glance, his appearance makes you think of him as a comedic character, but he has incredible powers, and he proved his power by defeating the Great Sasuke.

In particular, in March 2004, he won the IWGP Junior Tag Team Championship with A-Dragon.

Curryman’s existence is a perfect example of the combination of unique character and ability in the world of professional wrestling.


Toshiaki Kawada

Born in Tochigi Prefecture on December 8, 1963, Toshiaki Kawada was active in All Japan Pro Wrestling and made a name for himself as one of the Four Heavenly Kings.

However, as times change, many of his friends transfer to NOAH, and he ends up feeling a kind of loneliness.

It is reported that during overseas tours, he sometimes showed opposition to the organization, such as intentionally losing matches.

However, his ability was proven, and he left many historic matches in All Japan Pro Wrestling.

In 2005, he chose to become a freelance professional wrestler.

Toshiaki Kawada’s career seems to embody the changes in the professional wrestling world, and his anecdotes have a timeless appeal for fans.


kangaroo kick

The kangaroo kick is a technique designed to skillfully dodge attacks from behind.

This technique involves jumping up while rotating your body and kicking your opponent in the chest to gain distance.

Although it became famous with the first Tiger Mask, the reality is that there is a high risk of failure and there are few successors.

The kangaroo kick is a move that is both spectacular and risky, and is a symbol of the dynamic world of professional wrestling.



Born in Osaka on May 16, 1973, Gamma originally belonged to the regular army, but got his break after converting. He rose to become one of the top wrestlers in Osaka Pro Wrestling, winning tag and singles belts.

The fact that his face resembles soccer player Hidetoshi Nakata also adds more personality to his character.

Gamma’s career teaches us the importance of individuality in professional wrestling and the opportunities that sudden turns can bring.


face wash

The face wash is a technique in which a player presses his foot into the face of an opponent cornered to show overwhelming dominance.

This technique is said to be a specialty by Otani, and is particularly effective in applying psychological pressure to the opponent.

The face wash shows that it’s not just the technique of professional wrestling that matters, but the psychological warfare aspect as well.


Ganryu Island

Ganryujima, whose real name is Funajima, is located off the coast of Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

The legendary duel between Miyamoto Musashi and Sasaki Kojiro that took place here on April 13, 1612 forever etched the island’s name into history.

Also, on October 4, 1987, a very unusual professional wrestling match took place between Antonio Inoki and Masa Saito.

The match ended with Inoki’s victory after a long battle lasting over two hours.

Ganryujima remains an important place not only in Japanese samurai culture, but also in the history of professional wrestling.


I’m fired up!

“Kiaida!” is Animal Hamaguchi’s trademark cry, symbolizing his passion and energy.

It is remembered that Kyoko Hamaguchi frequently shouted these words during her matches at the Athens Olympics.

This one word symbolizes the passion and desire for victory in the world of sports.


Sanae Kikuta

Sanae Kikuta started judo in junior high school and was skilled enough to win the national polity championship in high school.

After joining Pancrase, he founded the ground fighting group “GRABAKA” and rose to the top of the Pancrase light heavyweight division.

Furthermore, he gained fame by winning the 77kg to 87kg weight class at the Abu Dhabi Combat in 2001, becoming the first Japanese to accomplish this feat.

Sanae Kikuta’s career has left a huge mark on the Japanese martial arts world.


Takeshi Kikuchi

Tsuyoshi Kikuchi is known as the “Kamikaze Wrestler,” and despite his wrestling experience, he struggles to gain attention in the professional wrestling world.

Although he has a burning rivalry with his classmate Kenta Kobashi, he seems to be troubled by the difference in their abilities.

The story of Tsuyoshi Kikuchi tells of a series of challenges and trials in the sport of professional wrestling.


Osamu Kido

Osamu Kido, born in Kanagawa Prefecture on February 2, 1950, was a wrestler with a sophisticated technique inherited from Carl Gotch, and his perfect hairstyle always became a hot topic of conversation.

Urban legends about his hairstyle make his character even more unique.

In particular, he is famous for not forgetting to appeal to his fans by wearing a happi hat at performances in Hokkaido.

In 2001, his long career came to an end.

Osamu Kido’s career represents a blend of tradition and unique personality in the world of professional wrestling.


Kengo Kimura

Kengo Kimura, born September 4, 1953 in Ehime Prefecture, is a professional wrestler who mastered a unique technique called the “Lightning Leg Lariat.”

This technique was born from the novel idea of ​​performing a traditional lariat with the feet.

After retiring, he has continued to work as a commentator and scout, but his commentary style has been controversial.

Kengo Kimura’s ideas and techniques provided a new perspective to the world of professional wrestling.


reverse horizontal chop

The reverse horizontal chop is one of the basic techniques of professional wrestling, and is a technique in which the opponent’s sword is slammed into the opponent’s chest.

There is also a joke that this technique is aimed at the throat, especially when used by Genichiro Tenryu.

The way a wrestler stands up after receiving this move symbolizes the strength and toughness of the wrestler.

The reverse horizontal chop is a simple but important technique that shows a wrestler’s skill and spirit.



Captude is a throwing technique developed by Hiroaki Maeda that involves catching the opponent’s kicking leg and using the momentum to throw it down.

This technique is particularly effective against players who are good at kicking, and the first person to receive this technique was Kotetsu Yamamoto, also known as “Yama-chan.”

After Maeda retired, Josh Barnett continued to use this technique.

Capture is an advanced technique that requires instantaneous judgment and skill, and it gives you a sense of the depth of professional wrestling techniques.


sneak attack

This technique is one of the most unpredictable and effective methods in the ring.

Warriors have the ability to change the tide of battle in an instant by targeting their opponent’s weakest points.

Surprise attacks from behind and ruthless attacks on enemies on the ground will take the audience to breathtaking moments.

This technique has the effect of increasing the tension in the ring and captivating the audience.


Kyuse Oshima

Kyusei Oshima, who appears on “Mechaike Joshi Pro Wrestling,” has transcended the boundaries of variety shows and breathed new life into the world of professional wrestling.

Her transformation from a regular gravure idol to a fighter in the ring will bring fresh surprises to many fans.

Oshima’s transformation perfectly illustrates the versatility and entertainment power of professional wrestling.


Weapon attack

Weapon attacks in the ring are a dramatic element that can bring unexpected twists to a match.

The moments when chairs, tables, and even everyday objects are turned into weapons demonstrate the breadth of creativity that professional wrestling has.

These attacks are an essential spice to enjoying the unpredictability of the match.


mad dog duo

As the name suggests, the “Mad Dog Duo” formed by Goto and Obara is known for their wild fighting style, in which they relentlessly corner their opponents in the ring.

Their presence is an overwhelming force in the dynamics of tag team matches.

The mad dog duo’s aggressive fighting style is one of the things that excites the audience.


I dedicate today’s victory to Chief Nihei.

These words have a deep message that goes beyond a single game.

These words were uttered by Kashin after his victory over Orihara to show his respect for Chief Nihei, who was involved in an unfortunate incident.

This comment shows that the world of professional wrestling is not just a place for competition, but also a community that values ​​bonds and respect.

Comments like this make me see professional wrestling as a deep human drama.


I’ll take a break from this today.

These words that Kanemoto uttered after defeating the Heat in the title match not only showed his respect for his opponent, but also gave a sense of the long relationship between them.

These words after the match show us that even in the competitive ring, there is friendship and respect between the fighters.

It makes me realize that professional wrestling is not just a clash of strength and strength, but also a way of communicating from one heart to another.


Kazuhiro Kiyohara

Kazuhiro Kiyohara, known as the powerful batter for the Yomiuri Giants, has been the subject of much discussion beyond the baseball world.

His physique rivals that of a professional wrestler, and the way he teaches martial arts shows his versatility.

Kiyohara’s presence proves that he has a special color in the sports world.


guillotine choke

This technique, shown in the mixed martial arts ring, is a powerful weapon that can be used to overwhelm your opponent.

Battles won with this technique teach us not only the effectiveness of the technique, but also the importance of proper timing and strategy.

The guillotine choke gives you a sense of the depth of mixed martial arts and the precise calculations that go into a fight.


guillotine drop

This is a technique in which you jump and flop down on your knees, slamming the back of your knee into the throat of a fallen opponent.

This technique is characterized by high risk and visual impact.

Executing from the top rope requires courage, and if you succeed, you are sure to get the venue excited.

However, the damage caused by failure is great, so calculated courage is required to carry it out.

The guillotine drop is a move that symbolizes both the glamor and danger of professional wrestling.


king of colosseum

This game is a work that recreates the love of professional wrestling in game form.

Inheriting the spirit of Fire Pro Wrestling, the players are realistically reproduced using 3D graphics.

Many real-name wrestlers appear, including New Japan, All Japan, NOAH, and ZERO-ONE, making it a content that even non-fans can enjoy.

It’s a dream game for fans, being able to recreate the heated battles in the ring at home!



This organization, founded by Nobuhiko Takada, was an innovative attempt to blur the boundaries between martial arts and professional wrestling.

However, due to an unexpected development, elements of professional wrestling rather than martial arts came out stronger, and the group began to search for an identity.

I think this organization taught me the importance of taking on challenges and the need to be flexible in responding to unexpected results.


muscle buster

This technique has jumped out of the world of Kinnikuman and is now used in real professional wrestling rings.

It’s a visually impressive technique that lifts the opponent up and then drops them directly behind them.

It is especially loved by indie organizations, and allows you to see the moment when the world of manga and reality intersect.

This technique makes me realize once again that the influence of manga is immeasurable.



A unique professional wrestling manga serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1979 to 1987.

The main character is Suguru Kinniku, the fallen prince of Planet Kinniku.

He challenges many battles on Earth and grows. This story depicts the process of Kinniku Suguru’s transformation into a true hero, centered on friendship, effort, and victory.

Its innovative setting and passionate battle scenes attract many fans. Furthermore, this work is said to have contributed to the popularization of professional wrestling techniques and influenced Japanese food culture.

The appeal of this manga lies in its unpredictable development and unique characters. Indeed, once you read it, you will never forget it.


Kinnikuman II

A sequel manga that started in “Weekly Playboy” in 1998 and features Kinnikuman’s son Mantaro Kinniku as the main character.

A new generation of heroes carries on the legacy of their fathers while fighting their own unique battles.

Although it was made into an anime, it ended prematurely, causing controversy among fans.

This work served as a bridge between fans old and new. It’s a bit unsatisfactory that the ending made me want to know what happens next.



Here, the term refers to pro wrestling legend Yoshiaki Fujiwara, not baseball great Senichi Hoshino.

Chief Fujiwara is known for his rigorous training and fighting philosophy, and has a great influence on many of his disciples.

The nickname “Bomcho” seems to symbolize his personality and charisma in the ring, which is very impressive.


glutton mask

A gluttonous character that appears in Osaka Pro Wrestling, as the name suggests.

He is loved by fans not only for his humorous performances in the ring, but also for his unique fighting style.

Although he never speaks, his every action tells a story.

A character who will help you rediscover the fun of professional wrestling. His games are always filled with smiles.


aerial killing method

This technique is one of the techniques of Lucha Libre (Mexican professional wrestling style) introduced to Japan by the first Tiger Mask.

Their movements fascinate the audience, so much so that Kensuke said, “They surpass human movements.”

Currently, Dragon Kid, Ultimo Dragon’s favorite disciple, is known as the player who uses this technique most brilliantly.

This technique is astounding to those who see it because it looks as if it is dancing in the air.

It’s an attractive technology that expands the possibilities of professional wrestling.


goo punch

Refers to the knuckle punch used by Genichiro Tenryu.

In response to this technique, it has become a joke that people say, “Of course the punch is gross, right?”

Interestingly, this technique was used by Kensuke, whose Northern Light Bomb was stolen by Tenryu, and he stole it back as revenge.

In particular, his right hook is said to be foul-class because of its strength.

“Stealing” techniques from each other may be one of the best parts of professional wrestling.


Hitoshi Kusano

Hitoshi Kusano was born in Nagasaki Prefecture on February 24, 1944. After graduating from the Faculty of Letters at the University of Tokyo, he joined NHK and worked as a sports announcer before going independent.

Currently, he is the host of programs such as “The Wide” and “Hitachi World Mystery Discovery!”.

He has a muscular body that is hard to imagine from his appearance, and is also known as a WWE maniac.

In 2002, at the preview screening of “The Scorpion King,” he had the biggest smile on his face ever when he had a conversation with Rock.

What is surprising is his versatility and youthfulness that makes him seem ageless.


skewer style

This technique is an expression used to execute a technique by throwing an opponent into the diagonal corner of the ring and then running into the opponent who is leaning against them.

Since the opponent cannot escape from the impact, the power of the technique increases.

A variety of techniques are performed in this format, including the skewered lariat and skewered dropkick.

The impact created by the angle and speed leaves a strong impression on the viewer.


Crusher Bam Bam Bigelow

The hulking wrestler known as Scott Bigelow is known for his advanced aerial skills.

Although he is known for his tough appearance with his skinhead and tattoos, his kindness is shown by the fact that he rescued a child from a fire and was seriously injured in the process.

When he entered New Japan Pro Wrestling, he made a special appearance on the variety show “Tunnels no Minami no Okadesu”, which caused problems between broadcasting stations.

I am moved by the kindness that lies behind his strength.



This wrestler, whose trademark is a crab mask, is instantly recognizable as a comedic character.

Although he was active in Michinoku Pro Wrestling, he became a freelancer when he transferred to Osaka Pro Wrestling, and his exposure seems to have decreased since then.

I feel like his character shows the diversity of professional wrestling.


Grand Hamada

Known as Japan’s first luchador, Gran Hamada is still active despite being over 50 years old and has the ability to compete with New Japan Pro Wrestling’s top junior heavyweight wrestlers.

His daughter is also active as a professional wrestler, and there are times when the father and son team up.

His ageless performance makes him a true legend in the world of professional wrestling.


chris jericho

Chris Jericho, who was active in Japan under the ring name “Lionheart,” is also active as a rock musician.

After a feud with The Rock in WWE, he transformed into a scheming heel and became WWE’s first unified world champion, his career epitomizing versatility and professional wrestling success.



Dragon Kid’s specialty, Christo, is a head scissors technique in which he wraps around the opponent’s body while mastering the neck and arms.

The sophisticated execution of this technique shows his high level of technical ability and captivates the viewer.


chris benoy

Chris Benoy started his career as a professional wrestler with an admiration for the Dynamite Kid, and after his success in WCW, he moved to WWE, where he surpassed the junior heavyweight division and won the heavyweight championship belt.

His diving headbutts are known for their beauty and danger, and his diving headbutt from the top in a wire mesh match in particular astounded viewers.

Considering the beauty of Benoy’s technique and the risk behind it, I have mixed feelings.


Gracie family

Led by Helio Gracie, the founder of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, this family believes that “we are invincible.”

His tactic of changing the rules to his advantage before a match is famous, and the story of Rickson’s contract being over 100 pages is legendary.

However, after losing four consecutive times to Kazushi Sakuraba, some members of his clan began to learn of his defeat, and his invincible image was tarnished.

The story of the triumphs and setbacks that resulted from an obsession with victory is very interesting.


Gracie Jiu Jitsu

The Gracie family claims to have developed the strongest martial art based on Japanese Jiu-Jitsu.

However, the fact that the ultimate secret lies in “not fighting” is viewed with some irony.

The lack of matches against PRIDE’s top fighters may be part of that strategy.

True strength may lie not only in technology but also in strategy.


crazy max

A heel corps that was once active in Toryumon. He has given up his position to M2K and currently doesn’t seem to be doing much heel-like activities.

Members include names such as CIMA and SUWA.

In the world of professional wrestling, one of the attractions is that the roles of groups sometimes change.


Great Muta

Keiji Muto’s dark side, Great Muta, is known for his creepy appearance and rough fight.

The red and black special make-up with a skull and spider motif made a surprising comeback in 2002, and the cyborg version he showed against Bob Sapp at that time is especially memorable.

The fact that costumes from his New Japan Pro Wrestling days are still in storage suggests that Muto himself wants them returned.

The depth of Great Muta’s character and Muto’s creativity behind it is truly impressive.



GREAT MUTA, a masked man wearing a costume that covers his entire body, was introduced by Joanie Lawler from America.

He boasted a wonderful physique and was good at the tornado close line, but he disappeared for a while due to an injury during a match.

As for his true identity, there is speculation that he is Jack Bull from Los Angeles Dojo.

The story of a wrestler shrouded in mystery stirs the imagination of fans.



Another face of Muto, who has the nickname “a magician who transcends genius.”

This title symbolizes his wrestling skills and charisma in the ring, earning him respect from fans and peers alike.

Muto’s versatility makes him more than just a wrestler, he’s a legend.


cross bomber

A technique derived from “Kinnikuman”, in which he hits the opponent with a lariat from both sides at the same time.

It was once used by the tag teams of Kojima & Nakanishi and Omori & Takayama.

This technique overwhelms the opponent with its coordination and strength.

It’s a technique that makes you feel the real thrill of tag team matches.


black cat

About black cat



Kane was a terror in the WWE ring, appearing as the half-brother of The Undertaker and earning the nickname “The Red Execution Machine” for his red mask and gigantic frame.

It was originally said that he wore a mask to hide the burns on his face, but as his character changed, he decided to take off the mask.

Kane’s character represents the dark side of WWE, and his evolution is always interesting.


cage match

Cage matches, in which the ring is surrounded by a wire mesh, are popular in American professional wrestling, and are a form of competition in which wrestlers are forced to fight with no escape.

The victory condition is to cross the wire fence and exit the ring.

The wire mesh deathmatch is even tougher, with no exit and the ceiling being surrounded by wire mesh.

This match format is the ultimate challenge that tests a wrestler’s physical and mental limits.


gary obright

Gary Obright, who has a background in amateur wrestling, made a name for himself with his overwhelming suplex skills at UWF Inter, and was also active in All Japan Pro Wrestling.

However, in 2000, he suddenly died of a heart attack during a match.

Obright’s death is an example of a sudden tragedy in the world of sports, and his legacy is profound.


Gary Goodridge

Gary Goodridge, known as the “Keeper of PRIDE” in PRIDE, is known for his powerful punches and has a unique background as a former arm wrestling champion.

He played his retirement match on New Year’s Eve 2003, but later made a comeback in K-1.

Goodridge’s career epitomizes the spirit of a warrior, and his battles are always poignant.



Gedo, who was born as Keiji Takayama and began his career as a professional wrestler with the Takeshi Pro Wrestling Corps, has been active in New Japan Pro Wrestling since 2001 after gaining experience in indie organizations such as WAR and FMW.

His tag team with fellow comrade Jado is known for their synchronized performances, including their record of defending the IWGP Jr. Tag Team Championship.

I feel that success as a tag team is born not only from individual skills, but also from a deep relationship of trust.


Kevin Randleman

Kevin Randleman rose to the top of his wrestling career in college and then caused a huge stir by instantly defeating Mirko at PRIDE GP 2004.

His wrestling-based powerful throwing techniques and punches are impressive, but sometimes that momentum becomes his enemy and he is defeated by joint techniques.

His nickname is “Donkey Kong”.

Randleman’s style, which has both strength and vulnerability, is moving to watch.



About Hidekazu Tanaka

Ring names shape a wrestler’s identity, and changing them can mean the beginning of a new chapter.


Mr. Ken

The punishment game in the world of professional wrestling created a situation where Kobashi dressed up as Yon-sama from “Winter Sonata.”

This unique punishment game even extended to humiliating him at a dinner party with his fans.

This playful side of professional wrestlers makes them even more appealing.



A technique in which, from a down position on your back, you raise your knees to defend against an opponent who is aiming for a body press from the top rope.

For the opponent, the knee pierces deep into the stomach, causing great damage.

His instant decisions and full use of techniques in the ring demonstrate the depth of professional wrestling.


Ken Shamrock

Ken Shamrock was a pioneer who was active in the early days of Vali Tudo and made his name known to the world.

In the battle at Pancrase, he became the champion in Japan.

Although he has made a return to mixed martial arts, his stamina has declined due to age, and he often becomes noticeably fatigued towards the end of a match.

His fights are part of mixed martial arts history and his passion is worthy of respect.


Kendo Kashin

Kendo Kashin, who was good at joints, took some time to establish himself in the world of professional wrestling, but his breakthrough came when he said, “I don’t need the kind of person that the world of professional wrestling needs.”

He is known for his unpredictable behavior, and his eccentric behavior both inside and outside the ring has become a hot topic among fans.

He participated in PRIDE as the true-faced Tsunemitsu Ishizawa, and when he transferred to All Japan Pro Wrestling, he aimed to return the favor to Hashiro.

His character has a unique presence in the professional wrestling world.


Kendoka Shin

On September 15, 2004, Kashin appeared at Korakuen Hall, shorter and more muscular than before, and was making full use of the Olympic qualifying slam.

This type of transformation is a fascinating phenomenon that can only be seen in the world of professional wrestling, and is one of the elements that continues to amaze fans.


Kendo Kobayashi

Tomoharu Kobayashi, also known as Kendo Kobayashi, once worked as a member of the “Most Dangerous Duo” before changing his name to becoming a pin comedian.

His knowledge of professional wrestling is deep, and his knowledge and commentary are highly valued by many professional wrestling fans.

However, his humor is unique and may not be recommended to everyone.

The combination of professional wrestling and comedy can sometimes create unexpected fun.


Atomic bomb solidification

This technique, also known as the German suplex, has many variations, including the net attack style and the cross style.

All of these are aimed at throwing the opponent away with incredible skill.

The wide variety of techniques shows the range of creativity that professional wrestling has.


High angle forward rotation shrimp hardening

This technique involves jumping onto the opponent’s shoulders from behind and spinning forward, catching the opponent’s legs and holding them down.

It is known overseas as the Huracánrana, and its spectacular movements captivate audiences.

Acrobatic movements are one of the highlights of professional wrestling, and the beauty of the techniques is something to behold.


fast tap

Giving up due to joint techniques can have a serious impact on a player’s career, so high-speed tapping is a necessary action to protect the player’s safety.

Nobuhiko Takada is especially known as a master of this technique.

This reminds us that professional wrestling is a sport that requires consideration not only for the battles in the ring, but also for the health and safety of the athletes.


anal blast

This punishment game began as part of a banquet show and was incorporated into deathmatch as a humiliating penalty imposed on the loser.

Specifically, a firework rocket is inserted into the anus and ignited, resulting in inevitable burns and often ending up in the hospital.

This type of punishment game is dangerous and seriously undermines dignity and should never be imitated.



Goldberg set an astonishing record of 174 consecutive wins since his debut and is considered the strongest wrestler in American professional wrestling.

His specialty, the jackhammer from a high-speed tackle, boasts such destructive power that victory is guaranteed once it’s nailed.

Goldberg’s overwhelming strength and winning streak will forever be remembered in professional wrestling history.


Kuroshi Musou

This is the third character that Keiji Muto created when he joined Michinoku Pro Wrestling to match his partner, Hakuji.

The name was inspired by the mahjong role “Kokushi Musou”, and the appearance is similar to a black version of the white messenger.

Since he became a skinhead, he was unable to transform into the Great Muta, so he came up with the character on the spot, but it has become a hot topic among fans as to whether there is a possibility of him making a reappearance.

Muto’s character creativity shows his versatility.



About Satoshi Kojima


Shiro Etchu

Shiro Etchu, a unique presence in the professional wrestling world, made his debut in All Japan Pro Wrestling and then transferred to New Japan Pro Wrestling after touring overseas.

His unique weapon, a hip attack, is rare among male wrestlers and can actually be quite painful.

After leading the Ishingun, he moved back and forth between All Japan and New Japan, eventually working as a freelancer.

Etchu’s career shows the diversity and depth of the world of professional wrestling.


Satoshi Kojima

Satoshi Kojima, a former gas company employee who jumped into the professional wrestling world from Hamaguchi Gym, made his debut with New Japan Pro Wrestling and then transferred to All Japan Pro Wrestling.

His lariat is known for its vigor, and he is also a well-known comedic character both inside and outside of the ring.

After transferring to All Japan, he won the Triple Crown belt and also won a double title match with IWGP.

Kojima’s career has a fine balance of strength and humor.


Tatsutoshi Goto

Tatsutoshi Goto, who moved from a car company to New Japan Pro Wrestling, has a background in Kansui-ryu karate.

He defected from the Heisei Iishin Army and formed the Mad Dog Duo. In particular, the episode in which Hiroshi Hase was sent to the hospital with a backdrop is famous.

Goto’s story shows that professional wrestling is not just a show, but a place for serious competition.


Kenta Kobashi

Kenta Kobashi, one of NOAH’s most passionate wrestlers, has sealed the moonsault and continues to hold up the “fist of youth” as a symbol of youth.

He changed his name when he moved to NOAH, and despite suffering from injuries, he has made a spectacular comeback and continues to shine as the GHC Heavyweight Champion.

Kobashi’s career is a testament to his strength in overcoming adversity and his unwavering passion.


Kuniaki Kobayashi

Kuniaki Kobayashi, who earned the nickname “Tiger Hunter” after his fierce battle with the original Tiger Mask, left many famous matches in the world of professional wrestling.

After switching to heavyweight, he played an active role in the Heisei Ishingun and retired in 2000.

His special moves were the trance kick and the fisherman’s suplex.

Kobayashi’s career will be remembered as a chapter in the golden age of professional wrestling.


Takanori Gomi

Boasting an undefeated record from his debut in November 1998 to August 2003, Takanori Gomi has made a name for himself as the strongest fighter in the PRIDE lightweight division.

Since participating in PRIDE Bushido, he has continued to play an active role as a symbol of PRIDE Bushido.

Gomi’s fight style and accomplishments hold a special place in the mixed martial arts world.


cobra twist

Inoki’s specialty, the cobra twist, is a technique that tightens the waist, and is especially effective when used by athletes with long limbs.

It is also used by Fujinami and Nishimura, and can be converted into a fall technique by falling down.

The Cobra Twist is one of the signature moves of professional wrestling.


Good evening

Rusher Kimura’s line to Inoki, “Good evening,” quickly became a hot topic among fans for its unexpectedness and humor.

After that, Beat Takeshi adopted it as a gag, and it became widely known to the general public.

In the world of professional wrestling, it seems that sometimes unexpected words can create legends.



Ryo Saito

Ryo Saito is a DRAGON GATE wrestler known for his unique style of entering on a bicycle.

At first, he didn’t attract much attention, but he became a big hit after competing with Don Fujii (formerly known as Big Fuji) for a bicycle.

There seems to be a deep friendship between Saito and Don Fujii that goes beyond the competition.

The way a wrestler enters is also an important element that makes their individuality stand out.


side position

The side position is a tactically advantageous position in mixed martial arts where you press down on a supine opponent from the side.

From this position, a variety of attacks are possible, such as performing arm joint techniques, knee kicks, and even transitioning to the mount position.

The balance between control and attack is important in this position, and strategic thinking is required.


Kenji Sakaguchi

Kenji Sakaguchi is the second son of former judoka and actor Seiji Sakaguchi.

He inherited his judo skills from his father and is so skilled that he holds a black belt.

In addition, he ranked 5th overall in the celebrity special on TBS’s Muscle Ranking.

He is a multi-talented person who also shines in sports in the entertainment industry.


Seiji Sakaguchi

Seiji Sakaguchi is the chairman of New Japan Pro Wrestling and is a wrestler who was active in the past with his dynamic judo techniques.

He has a brilliant track record, including winning the North American Tag Team Championship with Inoki.

He is one of the people who contributed to the development of the world of professional wrestling, and his achievements are enormous.


Kazushi Sakuraba

Kazushi Sakuraba is a man who expanded his career from professional wrestling to mixed martial arts, and his four consecutive victories over the Gracie family are a legendary feat.

His fighting style has a playful side that entertains his fans by showing off his professional wrestling skills in the mixed martial arts ring.

However, losses and injuries to Wanderlei Silva and Mirko Cro Cop were major challenges to his career.

The Battle of Sakuraba teaches us that victory is not everything.


The Great Kabuki

The Great Kabuki is a mysterious wrestler who made a name for himself in the professional wrestling world by making full use of the poison mist and the chain sickle.

It gained great popularity in the United States due to its unique performance.

His parentage with Great Muta has become an interesting topic among fans.

Kabuki’s performance symbolizes the diversity of professional wrestling.


The Great Sasuke

The Great Sasuke is the president of Michinoku Pro Wrestling and is known for his high-handed playstyle in the ring.

His flying skills show a passion that shows he has no regard for his own body.

Furthermore, he is actively involved in the management of Michinoku Pro Wrestling and political activities, and is active in many fields.

Sasuke’s activities teach us the importance of having influence outside of the ring.


Kensuke Sasaki

Kensuke Sasaki is a former New Japan Pro Wrestling ace, and he cemented his position, especially after winning the Triple Crown.

In her private life, she is also known for being with a powerful partner named Akira Hokuto.

His career has been filled with many challenges and changes amidst the turmoil of the professional wrestling world.

Sasaki’s career is a testament to his strength in overcoming adversity.


The Sheik

Edward Farhat, also known as The Sheik, is a legend who made his name in the world of professional wrestling as the Phantom of Arabia.

Appearing in Arabic costumes, offering prayers and blowing fire, the performance left a strong impression on the audience.

He was also known as Sabu’s uncle and was a promoter and mentor to younger generations, but he passed away in 2003.

The Sheik’s existence shows that professional wrestling is more than just a sport; it’s entertainment.


sasuke the great

A mysterious wrestler pretending to be Sasuke appears in Michinoku Pro Wrestling, and his true identity is immediately suspected.

His responses to questions from the interviewer also made the audience laugh.

Imitation of characters in professional wrestling seems to have the effect of providing entertainment for fans and increasing the value of the original.


Scorpion hardening

A technique that Riki Choshu learned from Karl Gotch before his debut is the Gyaku-ebi-gatame technique, which involves crossing the opponent’s legs. It is also known as the Sharpshooter outside of Japan, and has tormented many fighters with its pain and inability to escape.

Even within traditional techniques, there are stories of the instructor and the learner.


Masaaki Satake

Although he had been at the top of Japanese athletes for a long time in K-1, he could not resist the wave of generational change and chose PRIDE as a new place to compete.

However, his lack of ground technique prevented him from winning, and he eventually turned to professional wrestling.

Satake’s career journey provides an example of an athlete’s journey of challenge and evolution.


soccer ball kick

In this technique, while the opponent is seated on the ring, a powerful kick is delivered to the opponent’s back or chest, similar to kicking a soccer ball.

When Shibata performs this technique running from the rope, it is called a penalty kick.

The soccer ball kick is an example of the diversity of attacking techniques in the ring.


Takuma Sano

Takuma Sano made a name for himself as Liger’s rival in New Japan Pro Wrestling, and even after transferring to UWF, he showed off a variety of skills.

His struggles at Valitudo can be seen by fans as a sad moment in his career.

Participating in NOAH marked a new chapter in his wrestling career.

Sano’s multi-faceted challenges demonstrate his wide-ranging appeal as a wrestler.



Sabu is one of ECW’s most representative wrestlers, with a fighting style that combines aerial techniques and hardcore style.

In particular, his attacks using the diving guillotine drop and pipe chair leave a strong impression on viewers.

His background as The Sheik’s nephew also adds depth to his character.

Sabu’s style epitomizes the diversity of professional wrestling.



Submission is a technique that applies extreme pressure to the opponent’s joints and muscles to force them into submission.

This technique, which allows for victory over physical differences, is an important element not only in mixed martial arts but also in professional wrestling.

The art of submission speaks of the triumph of wisdom and skill in a fight.


Somersault Kick

The Somersault Kick, an attack combined with a brilliant backflip against an opponent leaning in the corner, was made popular by the first Tiger Mask.

Its origin lies in Ed Carpendia, and this technique combines technical beauty and offensive power.

The evolution of professional wrestling techniques is due to the accumulation of ingenuity of our predecessors.


Satoshi Sayama

Satoshi Sayama, who carved his name in the history of professional wrestling as the first Tiger Mask, was even called a “genius” for his movements during his heyday.

However, he has changed over time and is now taking on new challenges.

Although his foray into politics was not successful, his inquisitive spirit is commendable.

Satoshi Sayama’s life shows an attitude of always moving forward and has influenced many people.


triangle tightening

This technique involves fixing the opponent’s neck with your feet and pinching the opponent’s shoulders to create space and apply pressure to the neck.

In mixed martial arts, it is also used as a reverse technique from below.

Nogueira, the first PRIDE heavyweight champion, was particularly good at it.

The effectiveness of the technique is further enhanced by the user, and the triangle jime symbolizes the depth of martial arts.


Triangular flying type medulla oblongata slash

This technique, which Shigeaki Mochizuki specializes in, involves using the corner post to turn around and kick the opponent in the back of the head.

Its flashy movements captivate the audience and are one of my favorite techniques.

The beauty of the moves is one of the charms of professional wrestling, and this move is the best example of that.


triple crown

This title means winning three major titles in New Japan Pro Wrestling, and unifying the three heavyweight belts in All Japan Pro Wrestling.

In particular, Keiji Muto’s victory in All Japan Pro Wrestling’s triple crown was one of the highlights of his great career.

The Triple Crown title is one of a wrestler’s highest honors, recognizing their honor and hard work.


sunset flip

This technique deals damage by flipping forward and jumping into the air, then falling down on the opponent’s back.

When Rob Van Dam uses this technique, it is called “Rolling Thunder.”

It can be said that the name change as a derivative of a technique reflects the personality of the wrestler who uses it.



A martial art that originated from judo and developed in Russia, and is characterized by joint techniques. Commando Sambo, which is an applied form of military martial arts, has been honed in on its lethal techniques.

Sambo is a fascinating example of the evolution of cultural background and technique in the world of martial arts.



GHC has two meanings.

The first is the “Global Honors Crown,” a belt held by NOAH’s top heavyweight champion.

The second is the “Global Hardcore Crown”, which refers to a special belt made by Jun Akiyama.

GHC is a belt that symbolizes NOAH’s history and tradition, and its honor is immeasurable.



A faction within New Japan Pro Wrestling formed by Hiroshi Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi, Yutaka Yoshie, and Masakazu Fukuda.

However, due to the unfortunate death of Fukuda, B. Johnston later joined the group, but in the end, only Nagata and Nakanishi remained, and the faction was disbanded.

The formation and dissolution of factions in the world of professional wrestling tells the story of the bonds and struggles of wrestlers.



CIMA is a wrestler active in Toryumon and the leader of Crazy MAX.

His brat-like character, sense of balance, and spring strength are recognized by Liger.

He is also loved by fans for his playful side, such as proposing marriage to Steven Seagal’s daughter on a TV show.

Wrestlers like CIMA add to the appeal of professional wrestling with their performances both in and out of the ring.


G1 climax

IWGP belt holders and challengers compete in a tournament held every summer to determine the strongest man in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Masahiro Chono won the perfect attendance award up until the 2004 tournament, and has won the championship four times, earning him the nickname “Summer Man.”

Kensuke Sasaki and Hiroyoshi Tenzan are the next two-time champions.

G1 Climax is a summer tradition of New Japan Pro Wrestling, and is a place where the true worth of the wrestlers is tested.


Kentaro Shiga

After joining All Japan Pro Wrestling, Kentaro Shiga had great expectations from the great wrestler Baba, and was seen as a future ace due to his tall stature and handsome features.

However, I had a hard time gaining weight and was bullied by Jun Akiyama.

After transferring to NOAH, he has been active as a “bean sprout type healing wrestler”.

Shiga’s career is a story of overcoming adversity to forge her own path.


Four Heavenly Kings

The “Four Heavenly Kings” refers to the four wrestlers who were active in All Japan Pro Wrestling: Mitsuharu Misawa, Toshiaki Kawada, Kenta Kobashi, and Akira Tagami.

All three members except Kawada later transferred to NOAH.

These four had a huge impact on the world of professional wrestling in the 1990s, creating many legendary matches.

It is no exaggeration to say that these Four Heavenly Kings created a golden age in the history of professional wrestling.


Katsuyori Shibata

Katsuyori Shibata, the son of referee Katsuhisa Shibata, returned to the ring in 2003 as a member of Makai Club after a stint in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

In order to change the atmosphere of New Japan, he captivated many fans with his powerful stance.

However, he felt doubts about the organization’s policies and decided to leave New Japan in 2005.

Shibata’s career is a story of struggle and growth as a professional wrestler.


german suplex

The German suplex, created by Karl Gotch, is a technique in which you grab your opponent by the waist and throw them backwards, then use a bridge to force them to fall.

This move symbolizes the technical beauty of professional wrestling, and is used by many wrestlers with variations.

In particular, the works by Yoshihiro Takayama are even referred to as “Everest German.”

The German suplex combines the precision and power of professional wrestling techniques.



Gerbe is a general term for joint techniques derived from Lucha Libre, and is frequently mentioned in DRAGON GATE.

There are many different forms of this technique, and the way they are used shows the skill of the athlete.

Gervais’ versatility shows the endless possibilities and creativity a wrestler has.


Giant Silva

Giant Silva, who has participated in the Olympics as a member of the Brazilian basketball team, is a giant who was scouted from Brazil by Chono.

The attacks he unleashes from his overwhelming height highlight his presence as a professional wrestler.

He also participated in PRIDE and showed off his fighting ability by making use of his huge body.

Giant wrestlers like him are extremely powerful in the ring.


giant sin

Giant Singh, the second giant that Chono brought from India, has experience in bodybuilding, and the attacks released from his muscular body are powerful.

When he appeared on a TV program, his autograph that took advantage of his height became a hot topic.

Jayant Singh’s presence shows that he will be the center of attention wherever he is.


giant swing

The giant swing, in which you count the number of rotations along with the audience, is said to be a specialty of Hiroshi Hase and Katsuhisa Otsuka.

This trick also has a fun side that encourages audience participation.

Among the techniques of professional wrestling, the giant swing is a technique that especially creates a sense of unity with the audience.


giant baba

Giant Baba, who turned from a professional baseball player to a professional wrestler, was an important figure in the Japanese professional wrestling world.

He is also known as the founder of All Japan Pro Wrestling and trained many wrestlers. His death cast a huge shadow on the world of professional wrestling.

Giant Baba’s achievements will continue to be remembered in the history of professional wrestling.


shining wizard

A special move developed by Keiji Muto after he became a skinhead, where he uses his opponent’s knee as a springboard to kick him in the face.

It is said that Muto uses not only his opponent but also his tag partner and referee as a stepping stone when performing this technique.

The name of the technique was decided through a public request from fans.

Muto’s creativity and techniques born out of his interaction with fans fully convey the appeal of professional wrestling.


Shining Fight Kick

A technique created by Masahiro Chono by arranging Keiji Muto’s Shining Wizard.

This technique is similar in that it uses the opponent’s knees as a springboard, but the opponent’s face is struck with the soles of the feet instead of the knees.

The variations of professional wrestling techniques are endless, and the process by which new techniques are created from existing techniques is interesting.


shining triangle

This is Shinsuke Nakamura’s specialty, starting with a Shining Wizard move and eventually forcing his opponent to give up with a triangle jam.

Nakamura’s techniques show the versatility of his fighting style and always amaze viewers.


Just bring it!

A line that can be said to be synonymous with The Rock.

This phrase, in which he points his hand at his opponent and calls out, “Quick!”, means “Come on!” and symbolizes his bullish character.

This line by The Rock is used not only in pro wrestling, but also in his movie appearances, and is one of the reasons for his popularity.



Goldberg’s signature special move.

After lifting the opponent like a brainbuster, he adds his own weight when slamming into the ring, causing great damage.

Goldberg’s Jackhammer is a move that symbolizes his overwhelming strength and is one of the must-see moments for fans.


wicked way

Shoji Akiyama, commonly known as Jado, is a former member of the Takeshi Pro Wrestling Corps and worked in New Japan Pro Wrestling after working in WAR and FMW.

His tag team with Gedo is such a powerful combination that he holds the record for consecutive defenses of the IWGP Jr. Tag Team Championship.

The team-up between Jado and Gedo can be said to be an example of harmonious teamwork in the world of professional wrestling.


Jumbo Tsuruta

A legendary figure in Japanese professional wrestling. He was once called the “perfect ace” and was even said to be the strongest Japanese player.

In particular, his backdrop was feared and had destructive power that surpassed even his master Lou Thesz.

His death was a huge shock to the professional wrestling world.

His legacy in the world of professional wrestling is immeasurable. His legacy will be remembered forever.


Jushin Thunder Liger

A well-known figure in professional wrestling. He is commonly known as “Jr. Strongest Man” and has won numerous titles.

His career is astounding, and he has even competed as a heavyweight.

Although he failed the entrance exam due to his lack of height, he later developed his talent in Mexico and proved his ability.

If you’re a professional wrestling fan, you’ve probably heard of his name at least once. His diverse career is impressive.


Jushin Thunder Liger’s Trouble Suplex

A corner published in Famicom Tsushin that answers questions from readers.

Aside from its practicality, it was enjoyed as a unique form of entertainment.

This corner, which solves readers’ problems from a professional wrestling perspective, is a really interesting idea.


Jr heavyweight

A class division in professional wrestling that roughly refers to wrestlers weighing less than 100kg.

They often play games that take advantage of their speed and their nimbleness.

Compared to the heavyweight division, he is more agile and has a faster pace of play, which makes him attractive.


Jerome Le Vanna

A fighter who is active in K-1 and boasts an amazing KO rate.

Although he captivated the audience with his powerful strikes, his comments about mixed martial arts caused controversy.

His matches are always worth watching.

One of its charms is its strong KO power. On the other hand, his statements are also unique and attract attention.


Joanie Lawler

A wrestler known for his former membership in the WWF.

His participation in New Japan Pro Wrestling came as a surprise, but his unique character continues to entertain fans.

His love of mischief towards announcer Nakamaru has also become a hot topic.

With his humorous characters, he entertains fans while also creating a new breeze in the world of professional wrestling.


josh barnett

Barnett, who has experience in various martial arts, made his professional debut at just 19 years old.

His accomplishments are wide-ranging, including his work in the UFC and participation in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

He also has a deep attachment to anime and games, and is loved by fans as a unique character.

A wrestler with both ability and personality. Its diverse aspects are fascinating.


josh quotes

Various words and comments that Josh Barnett said.

These words give a glimpse of his love for anime and professional wrestling.


“You’re already dead.”
“When I come to Japan, I want Kaiyodo’s Fist of the North Star figure or Kinnikuman figure.” “
Oh, I like Patlabor too. Akira Izumino so cool!!” “
Ah. Gashaponne”
“A, Ashitano Joda”, “A, Golgo”, “A, Lupine”, “A, New Day (lol)” “
A! Cowboy Bebop! This is my favorite Kinandayone. Santora Momottel”
“Gundam Nocel Art Al?
“I want to buy the King of Colosseum? It’s the best day in the Fipro series.” “
Tekitanotte, Phoenix Desho, Soldier Desho, Zebra Desho, Mariposa Desho…is that what it’s like to be alone?” “
( Do you like Jojo?) Maamaa, you like it, Baono, you like it.”
“(Fist of the North Star) Raoh and Kaioh
, you like it.” “Five Star Story? Do you like it? Do you like it?”


His comments are unique and are a fun episode for pro wrestling fans and anime fans.


Honestly, Sumankatta

Before his title match with Kazuyuki Fujita, Kensuke Sasaki apologized for losing the title, but expressed his intention to fight in the ring with all his might.

His frank comments became a hot topic among fans.

His candid attitude of expressing his honest feelings will be appealing to his fans.


palm strike

A technique that uses the base of the palm to punch out the opponent’s jaw, shaking their brain.

This is Liger’s specialty, and there is also a version where he hits it like an uppercut.

It is a technique that can overwhelm the audience depending on the power of the technique and the way it is displayed.


shawn michaels

He is a former WWE commissioner and currently serves as a spokesperson.

During his active days, he was very popular for his easy-going attitude and carefree bad boy character.

His character left a strong impression on fans.



NOAH’s Marufuji’s specialty is a modified reverse DDT.

Depending on how the technique is used, it can also be used as a return technique to the opponent’s avalanche technique.

The flow of techniques is smooth and it’s worth watching.


True attack

This is the title of ZERO-ONE’s first performance, and it has become a giant recital produced by Hashimoto himself.

The novel concept created a buzz, but the reality seems to have changed completely.

I can’t stop laughing at this unexpected turn of events.


Shinsaki life

A mysterious monk wrestler. He uses his tours to visit sacred sites and silently engages in matches.

It is characterized by its posture of worshiping, and the technique performed after worshiping is called “Nenbutsu.”


New Fighting Spirit Three Musketeers

Shinsuke Nakamura, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Katsuyori Shibata. He was in the eye of the typhoon in G1 in 2004, but in the final tournament he was hit 3 times with an anaconda vice by Tenzan.

The combination of the Three Musketeers is something special for fans.


new japan pro wrestling

One of the two major organizations in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972.

Recently, he has taken advantage of the martial arts boom and started pursuing a martial arts route, but it seems to have failed.

After all, the rules and match cards are half-baked.



A general term for techniques used in mixed martial arts matches to switch positions with the opponent from an unfavorable position, such as a mounted position, to get into an advantageous position.

The level of technique greatly influences the flow of the match.


Vertical drop type

Unlike the normal motion, an arranged technique in which the opponent is lifted up and dropped headfirst is called by this name. “Vertical drop brainbuster” etc.

Just the name of the technique is impressive.


water surface kick

This is a technique that Shinya Hashimoto uses when the situation calls for it.

It is a technique of quickly crouching and kicking as if sweeping the legs, and is originally a technique of Chinese martial arts. Hashimoto’s techniques often end up getting hit by his opponent due to his unparalleled speed.

The unique movement of the technique draws the audience in.


swing DDT

He sits on the corner post, holds his opponent’s head in his arms from the front, then rotates 180 degrees, switches bodies, and performs a DDT.

The origin is speldelphin. There is also a swing-reverse DDT, in which the opponent’s direction is reversed.

There’s a thrilling excitement to the movement of the techniques.


Super J

Formerly known as nWo Sting, he later changed his name to this when nWo Japan changed his name to T-2000.

His distinctive sideburns are noticeable.

Part of his charm is not only his career as a wrestler, but also his unique sideburns.


super tiger

Sayama’s ring name in the first UWF after leaving New Japan Pro Wrestling.

His ring name symbolizes part of his professional wrestling career.



A general term for techniques that draw a bridge when throwing an opponent. In America, this technique is not categorized in detail.

The suplex is a basic technique in professional wrestling, but depending on its derivatives and how it is used, it can become a very powerful technique.


Takashi Sugiura

He is a former member of the Self-Defense Forces and has won three national championships.

He used to belong to All Japan Pro Wrestling, but due to some trouble, he made his debut in NOAH.

Utilizing the strength and technique he honed through amateur wrestling, he also won the GHC Junior Championship.

He is also known to be a fan of cabaret clubs, and even commented on this when participating in PRIDE.

Takashi Sugiura is a unique character, and his multifaceted charm attracts fans.


school boy

A technique in which the opponent is grabbed from behind, passed between the legs and rotated backwards, resulting in a fall.

There are various theories about the origin of this technique’s name, such as “a technique that even students can do” and “the only person who loses with this technique is a student,” but the details are unknown.

School Boy is a simple yet effective technique that makes you feel the charm of professional wrestling.


scott steiner

He is the younger brother of the Steiner brothers, and while he is talented, he is also known for developing new techniques.

Frankensteiner, in particular, was a huge hit.

He used to be a quiet wrestler, but one day he suddenly transformed into a wrestler with blonde hair and a flashy attitude.

Scott Steiner has a variety of skills in the world of wrestling, and his unique profile is interesting.


scott norton

He is a former world arm wrestling champion, and his technique known as the Choryu Bomb is a symbol of his power.

However, he doesn’t seem to be doing much in New Japan.

Scott Norton’s powerful fighting style is something to behold, but I think he is a talent that deserves more attention.


Kenso Suzuki

He is a wrestler who was expected to replace Kazuyuki Fujita, and is known for his power moves that make use of his rugby experience.

He has also learned technical techniques such as Frankensteiner, and because of his background, he is sometimes compared to Fujita.

Due to an injury, he changed his name from “Kenzo” to “Kenso”, but faced difficulties when he transferred to WJ.

After that, he went to WWE, where he played as KENZO and won the WWE Tag Team Championship. His life is unpredictable.

Kenso Suzuki’s life is a series of challenges and miracles. I admire his mental strength and determination.


Kotaro Suzuki

His real name is Yasuhiro Suzuki. He is a junior athlete at NOAH and is good at aerial techniques.

In fact, he is the only player to survive the introductory test, and the many Gundam terms used in the names of his moves indicate that he is a big Gundam fan.

It’s interesting to see the love for Gundam that can be seen in Kotaro Suzuki’s technique names.

His passion adds another dimension to his profile.


Minoru Suzuki

A wrestler who made his debut in New Japan, went through the new UWF, established Pancrase with Masakatsu Funaki, and became the Pancrase Champion.

Although his career declined due to a herniated disc, he returned to New Japan in 2003 and teamed up with Takayama to become the IWGP Tag Team Champions.

It is characterized by fighting with an easygoing attitude.

Minoru Suzuki’s career has been diverse and interesting. Fans will be happy to see his performance after his return.


steiner brothers

A team of brother wrestlers who were active in the American professional wrestling world.

Rick specializes in powerful suplexes, while his younger brother Scott specializes in a variety of techniques.

They proved their ability by winning tag team titles in major organizations such as NWA, WCW, WWF, and New Japan.

The Steiner brothers are an integral part of professional wrestling history and deserve praise for their accomplishments.



A technique in which the opponent’s chin is placed on one’s shoulder and the opponent’s chin is held on one’s back in order to deal damage.

Steve Austin’s signature move is known for being beautifully received by Kurt Angle.

The Stunner is a simple yet effective move that is exciting to see in Steve Austin matches.


Stan Hansen

A wrestler known as a master of the lariat.

He won the Triple Crown of Japan four times and defeated many strong opponents with his powerful lariat.

Even after his retirement, his theme song is still loved by many people.

Stan Hansen’s lariat will forever be remembered by wrestling fans.


steve williams

A wrestler known as the murderous doctor.

He is from Amares and is good at backdrops, and was active in combination with Terry Gordy.

His ability was demonstrated in singles matches, and after the All Japan split, he played an active role as the cornerstone of the group, but was forced to retire.

Steve Williams’ retirement was a huge loss to the world of professional wrestling.

His achievements will be remembered forever.


steve austin

At first, he was a plain wrestler, but he quickly gained popularity as a skinhead and a villain who drank beer in the ring and uttered banned words.

Facing the stress of a demanding touring schedule and family problems, he boycotted matches and was expelled for a time, but returned in 2003 with support from fans.

His collaboration with Steve Williams is also memorable.

Austin’s popularity has been incredible, and his return is an event that will go down in professional wrestling history.


stinky face

WWE’s Rikishi specializes in an attack in which he pushes his opponent into the corner and then presses his huge butt on him.

A blow that your opponent will want to avoid at all costs.



A wrestler who was famous in WCW. He was initially known for his colorful costumes and paint, but later changed to black and white paint and became something of a rogue wolf.

Even after the collapse of WCW, he did not move to WWE.

Sting’s career has been diverse, and his unique style has been loved by many fans.


Stephanie McMahon

Daughter of WWE owner Vince McMahon. Her role as a villainess character has been part of the storyline, including her marriage to Triple H.

He is an integral part of WWE drama, including his feud with Triple H and his comeback.

Stephanie’s introduction has added depth to the WWE storyline, and her character has long been beloved by fans.


stalker ichikawa

A comedian wrestler known for having lost 400 matches. As can be seen from his appearance and technique name, he gained popularity for his unique style.

In 2002, they defeated SUWA in an official El Numero Uno match, breaking a 400-game losing streak.

Stalker Ichikawa’s efforts and success are a testament to his unique talent in the world of professional wrestling.


stone cold

Steve Austin’s nickname. Commonly used to refer to him.

The name Stone Cold has become a timeless symbol in the world of professional wrestling.


Stone cold, let’s talk like this

Famous line used by Steve Austin.

It’s tradition to end a microphone performance with, “That’s the bottom line, ‘cause Stone Cold said so!”

This line symbolizes Stone Cold’s charisma and strength.


stretch plum

A technique used by All Japan Pro Wrestling’s Toshiaki Kawada, similar to a modified Cobra Twist.

The name “Plum” is said to have been taken from “Umeda-san”.

Even the names of professional wrestling moves have their own unique characteristics.



(1) A moment that heightens the excitement of the audience, which occurs at the climax of a match, when the fall is likely to be reversed with just a single step. An earth-shaking cheer echoed through the venue.
(2) A classic professional wrestling technique in which you attack your opponent by stepping on them as hard as you can. In tag team matches, a large group of wrestlers can be seen stomping on the opponent, but in Osaka Pro Wrestling, even the referee and players who are not in the match can get involved.

Stomping is an important element that further increases the enthusiasm of the audience.


sand bomb

A manga by Masatoshi Usune set in the near future where Tokyo has become a desert.

Sunabozu works as a handyman and breaks into various events.

Sunabouzu’s success has spread to the real world of professional wrestling, even in the fictional world.


spider german suplex

A technique developed by Masao Orihara. After sitting his opponent backwards on the corner post, he sits on the post himself, locks his feet on the ropes, and throws him off with a German suplex.

After that, the general flow is to use your abdominal muscles to get up and continue with a moonsault press.

Tenryu copies this move and follows up with an elbow drop.

The combination of techniques and the uniqueness of the style stand out.


spear tackle

This technique got its name from the fact that it is a ramming attack from the shoulder to the abdomen of the opponent.

It is a combination of a pro wrestling tackle and a mixed martial arts tackle.

It is the name of a technique that makes the image clearer.


spinning toe hold

A technique that deals damage by catching the legs of an opponent who has fallen on their back, trapping them between your own legs, and then spinning them around.

Terry Funk and Dory Funk Jr. were good at it.

In Japan, Nishimura inherited it, and there is also a version that transitions to the four-legged foot shape.

The sophisticated movement of the technique is impressive.


space rolling elbow

Muto’s specialty. When your opponent is leaning against the corner post, dash from the diagonal corner, do a cartwheel and attack with a back elbow.

After that, he may grab the opponent’s head and transition into a face crusher.

Muto’s technique is speedy and spectacular.


Spell Delphine

Real name: Hiroto Wakita. In the professional wrestling world, he used the ring name Monkey Magic Wakita, later changing his name to Spell Delphine.

There have been many turning points in his career, including the launch of Osaka Pro Wrestling and his marriage to talent Yoshie Hayasaka.

His career is closely tied to the history of professional wrestling.



It is a professional wrestling program that airs on Thursdays in the United States and is linked to “Raw.”

Stephanie McMahon will serve as general manager.

Pro wrestling entertainment is evolving day by day.


swan dive style

Refers to a flying technique in which one jumps from the apron side to the top rope and then jumps further to launch it at the opponent.

For example, there is a swan dive missile kick.

The coordination of techniques in the air is one of the highlights for the audience.


Ki Kune Do

An urban martial arts created by Satoshi Sayama with one-on-many combat in mind.

A distinctive feature of the gi is that it is designed to resemble a suit.

The design of the gi is unique and represents the uniqueness of this martial art.


Samee Schuldt

Seim Schulte has a background in karate and also competes in the mixed martial arts ring with Pancrase.

His weapon is striking that takes advantage of his long reach.

His size and technique make him stand out in the mixed martial arts world.


World unified throne

With the WWF’s acquisition of WCW, there are now two belts within the WWF: the WWF World Championship Belt and the World Championship Belt.

At the box office in 2001, a tournament was held between Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, The Rock, and Chris Jericho, and as a result, Chris Jericho won, and this championship was created.

The throne, born from a historic performance, symbolizes the appeal of professional wrestling.



An organization founded by Shinya Hashimoto. Although it had the rules of mixed martial arts, professional wrestling techniques such as the avalanche style were also practiced.

Hashimoto relinquished management rights due to deteriorating management, leaving the players and management team busy with the task of taking over the situation.

Hashimoto’s unique management policy is deeply etched in ZERO-ONE’s history.


Whole body Seikan Tidar

A wrestler wearing a costume similar to Jushin Thunder Liger.

He has strong pride in his group, and when his friends are attacked, he is the first to stand up and fight, but since his whole body is an erogenous zone, he feels it immediately when he is attacked, and the match often fails.

The reaction was especially great when she ejaculated breasts. His true identity is Murakami from Morisan Junior High School.

With his unique character setting, he is breathing new life into the professional wrestling world.


good fight man

A sarcastic name for wrestlers who go so far as to be disappointed but are unable to win at the decisive moment.

The nickname that Jumbo Tsuruta had until he awakened as an ace.

Currently, it seems to be used as a small island. It is a sarcastic name for wrestlers who lack competitive strength.


All Japan Pro Wrestling

A Japanese professional wrestling organization founded by Giant Baba in 1972.

However, most of the main wrestlers transferred to NOAH, and the only Japanese wrestlers were Kawada and Fuchi, and the name of “All Japan” wrestling was called into question.

However, with the addition of a transfer group such as Muto, life was saved. It is a prestigious organization that is deeply engraved in the history of professional wrestling.



Hasehiro’s nickname. That’s right, I also have a teaching license.



tiger king

The ring name that Satoshi Sayama adopted when he returned to New Japan Pro Wrestling in 1994.

He was known for his combination of karate and professional wrestling techniques, and was particularly skilled in aerial and martial arts techniques.

However, in the match with Liger, many of his kicks were blocked, which was a little disappointing.

The fusion of aerial and martial arts is attractive, but its effectiveness in actual combat seems to depend on the content of the match.


tiger jet singh

He was from India and was a very impressive villain wrestler of his time, such as when he entered the entrance holding a saber.

Sometimes he puts his hands on the audience, causing trouble to those around him.

His performance left a strong impression on the audience, but his method was controversial.


tiger suplex

This technique was developed by the original Tiger Mask, and is a technique in which the opponent’s arms are fixed from behind, and the throw is performed by bridging backwards.

Later on, variations appeared with slightly different arm locking methods depending on the wrestler using the technique.

This move symbolizes the evolution of professional wrestling technology, and is interesting in that it reflects the individuality of each wrestler.


tigers mask

He is a wrestler from Osaka who is based on the Tigers.

Although his body was responding well, he was unable to win for a long time and experienced a record-setting losing streak.

However, in 2002, he achieved his long-awaited first victory and showed his humility in interviews.

His story is a symbol of setbacks and hope, and the moment of his first victory touched many people.


tiger driver

Second generation Tiger, Mitsuharu Misawa’s special move. A technique in which you lift your opponent with your double arms and drop them forward.

In particular, Tiger Driver ’91 is a version that slams the opponent into the mat at a steeper angle.

This technique has the technical depth of professional wrestling and an element that increases the tension in the match.


tiger hattori

Tiger Hattori, who served as New Japan Pro Wrestling’s main referee for many years, seems to have not always received approval for his decisions.

Particularly memorable is the scene he showed in the 2001 match between Kensuke and Hashimoto, where he continued to count despite continued attacks.

He also has a rare side as a referee, whose specialty is street fighting in Roppongi.

In 2001, I assumed the position of Director of Referees, an even more important role.

The difficulty of refereeing and the unique character that shows his strength both on and off the field are impressive.


tiger mask

“Tiger Mask” is a manga with a passionate story set in the professional wrestling world, created by Ikki Kajiwara and Naoki Tsuji.

The main character, Naoto Date, escapes from an organization called Tora no Den in order to protect the children of an orphanage, and fights against the assassins sent to defeat him.

The world of professional wrestling depicted in manga and anime often has rules and settings that are different from actual professional wrestling, which gives it a unique charm.

The story skillfully interweaves what justice is and the rules of professional wrestling, giving fans a lot to think about.


Tiger Mask (first generation)

Satoshi Sayama, known as the original Tiger Mask, revolutionized the world of professional wrestling.

His unique Muay Thai style kicks and aerial attacks captivated audiences and opened new horizons for professional wrestling.

He has been active since 1981, and although he was only active for a short period of time, he remains deeply etched in the memories of many fans.

The brilliant fights of the original Tiger Mask still capture the hearts of many professional wrestling fans.


Tiger Mask (2nd generation)

The true identity of the second generation Tiger Mask was Mitsuharu Misawa, who later became the president of NOAH.

He made his debut in All Japan Pro Wrestling and carved out his own path despite standing in the shadow of the original Tiger Mask.

However, feeling the limits of being a junior heavyweight, he took off his mask and decided to switch to heavyweight.

Although it is difficult for the second generation Tiger Mask to break out of the shadow of the first generation, he has added a new page to his wrestling career.


Tiger Mask (3rd generation)

Koji Kanemoto, who was chosen as the third Tiger Mask, was an up-and-coming wrestler in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

However, it has been difficult to catch up with the legend of the original Tiger Mask, and his era has been full of challenges and struggles.

As a result, his image as Tiger Mask was remembered more for his defeats than for his victories.

Kanemoto’s episode about his horse Tora is one of the few light-hearted topics in his career.

The 3rd generation Tiger Mask is impressive for its struggle under heavy pressure.


Tiger Mask (4th generation)

The 4th generation Tiger Mask began his career in Michinoku Pro Wrestling under the direct guidance of the first Tiger Mask.

He has received high praise from Satoshi Sayama, saying that he is the most talented of all the Tigers to date.

His evaluation was accurate, and he established himself as an ace in Michinoku Pro Wrestling.

After moving to New Japan Pro Wrestling, he left behind achievements such as winning the IWGP Junior Belt.

The 4th generation Tiger Mask is a true ace who rose to the top through talent and hard work.


3rd generation

The “3rd generation” of New Japan Pro Wrestling refers to four wrestlers: Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroshi Nagata, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, and Satoshi Kojima.

Each had their own unique characteristics and charms, with Nakanishi entertaining fans with his power, Nagata with his ability to carry the match, Tenzan with his power and technique, and Kojima with his comedic elements.

The third generation represents the diversity and depth of New Japan Pro Wrestling.


dynamite kid

Dynamite Kid, real name Tom Billington, is a British professional wrestler.

His well-trained physique and dynamic fighting style captivated professional wrestling fans around the world.

In particular, his famous match with the original Tiger Mask solidified his position as a junior heavyweight.

The Dynamite Kid is a true legend in professional wrestling history.


Big Japan Pro Wrestling

Big Japan Pro Wrestling is an indie organization known for its extreme deathmatches.

This organization has a passionate fan base for its hardcore matches that go beyond the boundaries of professional wrestling, and has established a unique position in Japan’s professional wrestling scene.

Big Japan Pro Wrestling is a group of brave challengers who pursue the ultimate in the ring.



This technique name is a prefix used when professional wrestlers climb to the top rope and attack from the air.

There are many variations of this technique, including the diving lariat and diving body press.

Attacks from the air captivate fans with their bravery and splendor.


diving knee drop

In professional wrestling, the diving knee drop, in which a wrestler jumps off the top rope and hits his opponent with a knee, was popularized by Inoki and Fujinami.

This technique was later used by Nishimura and Nakamura, and Nakamura is known for a variation called “Rayoshita,” which aims at the opponent’s throat.

The knee-drop attack overwhelms viewers with its danger and dynamics.


diving head butt

The diving headbutt is a headbutt from the top rope that is said to have originated with Harley Race, but it was made even more impactful by Dynamite Kid.

Chris Benoy is one of the most prominent modern practitioners of this technique.

However, the success rate varies greatly depending on the player.

This trick is a very exciting trick with high risk and reward.


diamond cutter

The Diamond Cutter is a technique that damages the opponent’s jaw by placing the opponent’s chin on your shoulder over your back and then falling down on your back.

The name of this technique may change depending on the player, and when Hamada uses it, it becomes “Hama-chan Cutter”,

When Kojima uses it, it is called “Koji Koji Cutter,” but the “Kakki Cutter” used by Kakihara is a different technique called STO.

One of the charms of professional wrestling is that the names of techniques change to reflect the individuality of the wrestlers.


sun care

Kea Taiyo is a notable foreign wrestler in All Japan Pro Wrestling, and his introduction was made possible through direct negotiations in Hawaii.

He demonstrated his overwhelming ability with his special move “Hawaiian Crusher,” and his change of ring name from Mauna Kea Mothman also became a hot topic.

On February 18, 2001, he appeared as Muto’s second and participated in BATT.

With his combination of ability and personality, his career can be said to have breathed new life into the world of professional wrestling.


Akira Tagami

Akira Tagami gained fame as one of the Four Heavenly Kings of All Japan Pro Wrestling and transferred to NOAH when it was established.

Some say that he is inferior to Akiyama in terms of strength, but even though he carries the expectations of being known as the “Jumbo Tsuruta II,” the moment when his great potential will fully bloom has yet to come.

There are many fans who are looking forward to the day when his true abilities will be demonstrated.


Ryuto Takaiwa

Ryuto Takaiwa is known as a junior heavyweight in New Japan Pro Wrestling as a wrestler with outstanding power, and even after transferring to ZERO-ONE he has maintained his powerful play style.

However, there are pros and cons regarding his qualifications as a wrestler, and in the past, if he had been an examiner, he would have been told that he would have failed.

In particular, his extreme powerbomb in the title match with Hoshikawa caused a tragedy, leaving his opponent in critical condition.

The balance between strength as a wrestler and how to control that strength is extremely important.


Takada Dojo

Takada Dojo, run by Nobuhiko Takada, is an organization that seems to reflect his own career and the difficulties he has encountered.

This dojo is also known as a place where Takada receives support and sympathy during his unfortunate times.

Even though Nobuhiko Takada’s legacy may change form, his spirit continues to live on through the Takada Dojo.


Nobuhiko Takada

Nobuhiko Takada, a well-known name in the world of professional wrestling and mixed martial arts, faced many challenges during his career.

His challenges were not easy, as he lost to Keiji Muto during his UWF days, lost consecutive matches against the Gracie family, and even got beaten by Kazushi Sakuraba.

He ended up going down a different path from Taisei as a professional wrestler and eventually found a different role in the professional wrestling world.

Nobuhiko Takada’s career is a story of adaptation and growth in the face of adversity.


TAKA Michinoku

Takao Yoshida, also known as TAKA Michinoku, expanded his career from Michinoku Pro Wrestling to the WWF and then founded K-DOJO.

His advanced aerial killing techniques are second to none, and Riki Choshu even describes him as an alien. His similarities with Ichiro also became a hot topic.

TAKA Michinoku’s career embodies the appeal of professional wrestling that transcends borders.


Yoshihiro Takayama

Yoshihiro Takayama is a wrestler who has achieved extensive success in the world of professional wrestling.

His career from All Japan Pro Wrestling to NOAH and then to PRIDE shows his versatility.

His achievements are overwhelming, especially in 2003 when he was selected as MVP. However, some people are concerned about changes in appearance.

The story of Yoshihiro Takayama teaches us about diversity and possibility in the world of professional wrestling.


Takeshi Pro Wrestling Corps

The idea for a professional wrestling group was born out of Beat Takeshi’s radio show “All Night Nippon,” but the project actually disbanded before the group could be established.

There was no formal practice facility, and many sloppy plans were evident, such as plans to invade New Japan Pro Wrestling.

However, it is worth noting that this project served as the starting point for wrestlers who would later become famous, such as Spell Delphine, Jado, and Gedo.

It’s interesting that in the world of professional wrestling, talent can sometimes emerge from unexpected places.


Takeshi Pro Wrestling Corps Intrusion Incident

This is an intrusion incident by the Takeshi Pro Wrestling Corps that occurred at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Ryogoku Kokugikan tournament on December 27, 1987.

This incident caused a great deal of confusion, with Big Bang Vader assisting him, forcing him to change the match schedule and forcing him to face Inoki.

As a result, the venue became chaotic, with cushions and paper cups thrown from the audience seats. For a time, New Japan Pro-Wrestling suffered such damage that it was no longer possible to use Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Legendary incidents in the world of professional wrestling can sometimes take unpredictable turns.



Yoshihiro Tajiri, also known as Tajiri, is a wrestler who started in Japan’s Big Japan Pro Wrestling, moved to ECW, and then moved to WWF (now WWE).

While outside the ring he appeared to be a humble person serving as Commissioner Regal’s tea bowl, in matches he toyed with his opponents with his quick movements and variety of techniques, and gained great popularity.

However, the character he plays seems to be reinforcing the stereotypes of Japanese people in America.

Tajiri’s character, despite his performance in the ring, can sometimes spark deep cultural debates.



This is an act used in professional wrestling and martial arts when a fighter expresses his intention to give up.

Particularly in techniques that are difficult to vocalize, to show your intention to give up, you can express your intention to surrender by lightly tapping your opponent’s body or the mat several times.

This simple gesture plays a very important role in communicating during tense matches.


Masato Tanaka

A professional wrestler from Wakayama Prefecture, he used to belong to FMW and then joined ZERO-ONE after experiencing experience in ECW.

Although he has improved his skills through training in America and has the potential to be a main eventer, it seems that his treatment in ZERO-ONE is not as good as expected.

It may be a common problem in the sports world that even if you have talent, you are not given a place to utilize it.


Minoru Tanaka

He is a versatile professional wrestler from Aichi Prefecture who transferred from Battlers to New Japan Pro Wrestling.

He can use all sorts of techniques, including kicking, joints, and aerial techniques.

He attracted attention through his teamwork with Koji Kanemoto, and has many unique stories. He won the IWGP junior heavyweight title and achieved double glory.

Wrestlers with diverse skills provide an element that makes the matches even more enjoyable for the audience.


Hidekazu Tanaka

He is a ring announcer for New Japan Pro Wrestling from Aichi Prefecture, and his revealing books about New Japan Pro Wrestling are extremely popular among fans.

His activities outside the ring also seem to play an important role in conveying the diversity and appeal of the professional wrestling world.


Hiroshi Tanahashi

Hiroshi Tanahashi made his debut in the professional wrestling world in October 1999 and attracted a lot of attention from his rookie days.

However, in November 2002, troubles in his personal life were picked up by the media, and his name became even more well-known.

After his return, he lost the Rookie of the Year title to Shinsuke Nakamura, but he continued to excel in the ring, using techniques such as the Dragon Sleeper, Dragon Screw, and Dragon Suplex.

In 2003, he became the first U-30 belt champion, and has overcome hardships to achieve growth.

Being able to overcome difficulties and become even stronger is the mark of a true champion.


Sadaharu Tanikawa

Sadaharu Tanikawa, who previously worked as the editor-in-chief of “Martial Arts News,” began his career as an event producer for K-1 in 2003.

Although he received a certain amount of praise when he was the editor-in-chief, once he became involved in event management, his skills were sometimes questioned.

In particular, there was a tendency to emphasize topicality when it came to matchmaking and commentary.

Even after their highly rated New Year’s Eve match in 2003, they continued to cling to their success, but they are gradually losing support from fans.

This is an episode that clearly shows how the decisions of the management side can influence the fate of an organization.



Tabasco is now one of the seasonings loved all over the world, but many people don’t know that Inoki was the one who introduced it to Japan.

It is indispensable for people who love spicy food, and some fans, like voice actress Mayumi Iizuka, even carry around a Maitabasco.

You will be amazed at how the small pleasures of everyday life can have unexpected connections.



WCW, which was as popular as the WWF (now WWE) as an American professional wrestling organization, was a major force in the professional wrestling world throughout the 1990s.

However, it gradually lost its market to WWF and was eventually acquired, ending its history.

Attempts were made to expand internationally, including a partnership with New Japan Pro-Wrestling, but in the end the group was absorbed into the WWF.

In the turbulent history of the professional wrestling world, the existence of WCW is still talked about by many fans.


WMF (Wrestling Marvelous Future)

WMF, an abbreviation for “WRESTLING MARVELOUS FUTURE,” is a professional wrestling organization founded by Hayabusa and Mr. Gannosuke to inherit the spirit of FMW.

After FMW went bankrupt, they started this organization to make a fresh start.

Hayabusa is currently undergoing rehabilitation and has yet to return to competition, but the organization is looking forward to his return.

It’s truly admirable to see him move forward toward the future without getting bogged down in past glories.


WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment)

World Wrestling Entertainment, formerly known as WWF, changed its name following a name-use lawsuit with the World Wildlife Fund.

The new name was officially adopted on May 7, 2002, establishing the organization as America’s largest professional wrestling organization.

Even after the name change, WWE’s brand power remains overwhelmingly popular and influential.


WWF (World Wrestling Federation)

The WWF was once the major organization representing American professional wrestling.

The acquisition of WCW made it the largest professional wrestling organization in the United States, but a battle for supremacy between Vince McMahon and Ric Flair resulted in the organization being split into two leagues, “Raw” and “SmackDown.” Ta.

It’s a common practice in the entertainment industry for internal power struggles to create new developments.


WWF vs. WCW & ECW match

After the WWF acquired WCW, WCW members engaged in rivalry matches with WWF members.

This series of matches was filled with subterfuge and betrayal, with the WWF ultimately emerging victorious. This event left a strong impression on fans as a major event in the professional wrestling industry.

Rivals in the professional wrestling world can create more drama than just a match.



Founded in March 2003 by Riki Choshu and Katsuji Nagashima, WJ started as a new professional wrestling organization, gathering talented wrestlers such as Genichiro Tenryu, Takao Omori, and Shiro Ecchu.

There were so many expectations that Kensuke Sasaki left New Japan Pro Wrestling to join.

However, due to a decline in the number of spectators and the departure of players, the organization ceased its activities less than a year after its establishment.

It symbolizes the harsh reality of professional wrestling, which started with high expectations but sometimes faces difficulties.


Kiyoshi Tamura

Kiyoshi Tamura is a wrestler who has been active in the professional wrestling world after his success in Rings.

He defeated Hiroaki Maeda and led the Rings as their ace. In particular, his wins over Patrick Smith and Renzo Gracie in K-1 speak to his ability.

After leaving Rings, he continued to take on new challenges with PRIDE.

His attitude of never being afraid of new challenges and trying to exceed his own limits is impressive.



Tajiri’s specialty, the tarantula, is a technique in which he skillfully uses ropes to suppress his opponent.

This move symbolizes Tajiri’s creativity and technical ability, and is remembered by fans as one of his most memorable moves.

It’s interesting how each pro wrestling technique reflects the wrestler’s personality.


cliff style

Cliff style is a type of technique used to throw an opponent off the apron.

This technique is performed in a variety of ways, including the cliff style brainbuster and cliff style powerbomb.

It involves the danger of falling outside the ring, creating a high risk and dramatic development.

This is one of the moments when the action in the ring leaves a strong impression on the audience.


dump yamamoto

Dump Yamamoto, who was active in the “Super Cool Women’s Pro Wrestling” corner, formed a paradise alliance with Bull Kato and engaged in a serious battle between men and women.

Her character is based on Dump Matsumoto, and its reality is recognized by Lioness Asuka.

Even in the world of entertainment, elements of professional wrestling can sometimes provide new entertainment.


the earth is ruined

Just before the match against Yasuda in June 2003, Nishimura suggested to President Hoshino that he should “enter Mugo.”

In the post-match interview, he made the shocking statement, “If we don’t do this, the Earth will be ruined,” in order to encourage President Hoshino to change his mind.

Even in the world of professional wrestling, it is unique that awareness of global issues is sometimes shown.


chicken wing arm lock

This technique has recently been widely used as a finishing hold.

It began to gain popularity especially after defeating Gracie by Sakuraba. It is also known that Helio Gracie lost to Jiu-Jitsu master Masahiko Kimura using this technique when he was young.

The fact that it is one of the techniques that has left its name in history speaks to the importance of this technique.


chicken wing face lock

This technique involves grabbing one of the opponent’s arms from behind and squeezing him in the face.

It was especially used during the heyday of UWF, and is preferred by players who follow that flow.

The variety of professional wrestling techniques never ceases to amaze and fascinate viewers.


Chicken Yarrow Nobuhiko

After his confrontation with Nobuhiko Takada at PRIDE 17, Mirko’s line “Chicken Yarrow” comes from his dissatisfaction with how the match ended in a draw due to lack of offensive stance.

This line was a sarcastic take on Takada’s tactics, but it seems that some media did not pick it up.

It’s interesting how what you say in the ring can have a big impact on the impression of a match.


chichibu cement

The “Chichibu Cement”, which Tagami developed during his GHC challenge, is a technique in which he lifts his opponent up like a brainbuster and then slams them vertically.

The name of the technique comes from Tagomi’s birthplace, Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture.

The name of the technique shows a love for the local area, and at the same time, the highly destructive power of the technique shows the originality of the wrestler.


chibi tiger

Chibi Tiger, a mysterious wrestler who suddenly invades the “Super Cool Women’s Pro Wrestling” scene.

She appears after the game and her athleticism is reminiscent of the original Tiger, but she’s actually lacking in power.

For this reason, the sequence of events has become customary: “Intrusion → Defeat → Clothes taken off and naked → Breakdance in the ring.”

However, her crotch is a size that cannot be called “chibi”, and that is the only thing that attracts attention.

Her presence as part of the humor in the world of professional wrestling is very unique.



Chyna was a strong woman who once belonged to the WWF and fought against male wrestlers even though she was a woman. She wasn’t in the women’s division, but competed against male competitors as if it were normal.

Her ability to fight beyond gender boundaries can be said to have breathed new life into the world of professional wrestling.


China Night Mitsuura

Yasuko Mitsuura’s ring name was “Mechaike Joshi Pro Wrestling,” and she teamed up with Kyuse Oshima as “Fresh Gals.”

Don’t underestimate her just because it’s a comedy show segment, she will show you some serious wrestling.

Seeing a celebrity transform into a professional wrestler is something new and exciting for fans.



In professional wrestling, it is one of the foul moves and refers to the act of strangling the opponent’s neck.

Pressure on the Adam’s apple is the criterion for determining a foul, and techniques that choke the carotid artery are permitted as sleeper holds.

Each technique in professional wrestling has detailed rules, and it’s interesting to watch matches unfold within those rules.


choke slam

This technique involves grabbing your opponent by the throat with one hand, lifting them up, and then slamming them onto the mat.

This technique is often seen in American wrestlers like The Undertaker and Kane, and is also known as the “throat ring drop” in Japan.

This powerful move symbolizes the dynamic charm of professional wrestling.



Hulk Hogan is an icon in the world of professional wrestling and has such a strong presence that he is even called a “superman.”

His charisma and performance are legendary to professional wrestling fans.

The impact that a single wrestler, like Hogan, has on the entire industry is immeasurable.


Riki Choshu

Riki Choshu, known as a revolutionary fighter in the professional wrestling world, maintained his position at the top for many years with his outstanding technique and charisma.

His career was full of retirements and comebacks, showing how uncertain retirement can be for a professional wrestler.

We also attempted to establish a new organization, WJ, but this did not lead to the desired results, and this challenge continues.

It seems to be an immutable truth of life that even legends like Riki Choshu sometimes face challenges.


Choshu Riki attack incident

The attack on Riki Choshu in 1984 is a shocking event in the history of professional wrestling.

The attack on the flower path before the match led to Yoshiaki Fujiwara being labeled a “terrorist”.

This incident illustrates the dramatic side of professional wrestling.

One of the appeals of professional wrestling is the unpredictability both inside and outside of the ring.


Masahiro Chono

Masahiro Chono is a wrestler who perfectly balances his classic wrestling style with his role as a heel.

His personality and performance have earned him support from fans. There are also some interesting stories about his personal life, such as his wife being German.

Wrestlers like Masahiro Chono show us the versatility of professional wrestling.


tombstone pile driver

The Tombstone Piledriver is a visually impressive move used by many wrestlers, including The Undertaker.

The origin of the technique name and the strong image it represents shows the importance of naming professional wrestling techniques.

The story and meaning behind each pro wrestling move makes it even more appealing.


Yoshinari Tsuji

Yoshinari Tsuji, TV Asahi’s announcer with a unique style, entertains viewers with his unique commentary.

In particular, the exchanges between him and commentator Masa Saito are so persuasive that they can be likened to the coordination of professional wrestling moves.

He often gets into feuds with wrestlers, and is also a bullied character.

After becoming a freelance announcer, it seems that opportunities to comment on New Japan Pro Wrestling have decreased.

His presence as a bridge between the professional wrestling world and the television world is valuable to both the industry and the fans.


T-2000 machine

A mysterious black super strong machine brought by Masahiro Chono in a competition with All Japan Pro Wrestling in 2000.

The backdrop looks familiar and has become a hot topic among fans.

There is also an episode in which Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, and Hirooki Goto were absent from the second team.

In the G1 Tag League, two more No. 2 appeared, deepening the mystery.

The mystery surrounding the wrestler’s identity makes professional wrestling even more exciting.



An anti-establishment unit led by Masahiro Chono as the successor to nWo Japan.

The members were Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Hiro Saito, AKIRA, Hirooki Goto, Michiyoshi Ohara, Scott Norton, and Super J.

However, with Fly leaving the group because he could not find a suitable position, and Kojima transferring to All Japan, the number of members gradually decreased, and eventually the group disappeared naturally.

Cliques within a group are one of the elements that enrich the drama of professional wrestling.


low dropkick

This technique is a drop kick aimed at the opponent’s knee from a low position.

Keiji Muto used the flow of “low drop kick → dragon screw → figure four solidification” as a deadly combination.

The development of new strategies through the application of techniques makes you feel the depth of professional wrestling.



Developed by Jake Roberts, this technique involves cradling the opponent’s neck from the front into your armpits and causing them to fall backwards, causing damage to the opponent’s neck.

In Japan, it was first used by Genichiro Tenryu, and was made even more famous by Shinya Hashimoto and El Samurai.

One of the international appeals of professional wrestling is the way a single technique is passed down and evolved all over the world.


Death Valley Bomb

The Death Volley Bomb is a technique in which the opponent is lifted onto both shoulders, then fell sideways and slams the back of the opponent’s head into the mat.

Ryuto Takaiwa is especially good at it.

The power and decisiveness of this technique leaves a huge impact on the viewer.


death match

Deathmatch refers to a match format that includes various dangerous elements in addition to normal professional wrestling rules.

It is characterized by battles that take place in extreme conditions, such as an outdoor area filled with electrified ropes and nails.

Particularly in Japan, Atsushi Onita popularized this style in FMW, and it is now frequently performed in Big Japan Pro Wrestling.

Deathmatches are criticized by some for their extremeness, but they also demonstrate the diversity of professional wrestling.


iron man

Legendary wrestler Lou Thesz was also known as the “Iron Man.”

With his strong physique and indomitable spirit, he carved a name for himself in the professional wrestling world.

The nickname “Iron Man” symbolizes Lou Thesz’s status and influence in the wrestling world.



This is Undertaker’s nickname as a mysterious wrestler.

With this character, he developed legendary status in WWE.

The DEADMAN character enhanced the Undertaker’s unique charm and the entertainment value of professional wrestling.


Terry Gordy

Terry Gordy made his debut at the age of 13 and has been active in professional wrestling organizations around the world, including All Japan Pro Wrestling.

He is especially famous for his tag team with “Murder Doctor” Steve Williams, and has won many tag team titles.

He is said to have perfected the modern powerbomb and is also a major contributor to professional wrestling technology.

The footprints he left in the professional wrestling world will continue to influence many wrestlers in the future.


Terry Funk

Terry Funk, one of the Funk brothers, is a veteran of the professional wrestling world, particularly making a name for himself as part of a brotherly team in Japan’s All Japan Pro Wrestling.

Even after retiring, he continued to pursue challenges, such as switching to hardcore style and performing a moonsault press in his 50s.

This challenge that transcends age gives courage and inspiration to many fans.


Hiroyoshi Tenzan

Hiroyoshi Tenzan is a wrestler in New Japan Pro Wrestling known for his large face and the pose of flipping his hair up after a headbutt to a vital point.

Despite his defeat in the Moonsault Sealing Match, his persistence in continuing to use the technique, which he calls Tenzan Press, is admirable.

However, he has lost many important matches, and his attitude of continuing to get back up each time is impressive.

Defeats at important moments are also valuable experiences in Tenzan’s career.


Genichiro Tenryu

Genichiro Tenryu is known as the stubborn father of the professional wrestling world, and has the ability to bring out the best in his opponents.

He was the first Japanese wrestler to win both the All Japan and New Japan belts, and the only wrestler to have pinfall wins over Inoki and Baba.

His career has been diverse, and he has shown ageless performances such as a vertical drop brainbuster at the age of 53.

Tenryu’s long career speaks to the history of professional wrestling itself.


fighting spirit three musketeers

Keiji Muto, Shinya Hashimoto, and Masahiro Chono were known as the “Three Musketeers of Fighting Spirit” and were considered to be the pillars of New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Each of them has followed their own unique career path and left a huge mark on the world of professional wrestling.

Their success should serve as a great indicator for younger wrestlers.


Fighting Spirit Retsuden

In the history of professional wrestling games, Toukon Retsuden is one of the early masterpieces.

In particular, the wrestlers’ faces, which were realistically reproduced using a three-way system and full use of polygon technology, were distinctive.

However, due to copyright issues, no sequels beyond the fourth film have been seen.

As technology advances and the realism of games increases, fans are eagerly awaiting the sequel.



Toryumon, founded by Ultimo Dragon, is an organization aimed at training young luchadores.

Based in Kobe, teams such as Crazy MAX and DO-FIXER are active.

It is also popular among female fans due to its flashy jumping skills and many handsome wrestlers, and on July 7, 2004, the name was changed to “DRAGON GATE.”

Toryumon’s efforts to breathe new life into the world of professional wrestling continue to fascinate many fans.


poisonous fog

“Poisonous Mist” is a technique used by mysterious wrestlers such as Great Kabuki and Great Muta, in which they spray a special liquid from their mouths to blind their opponents.

There are variations in color and number of uses, and in the United States it is known as “green mist.”

Poison Fog adds mystery and strategy to professional wrestling matches, and continues to fascinate fans.


Dr. Wagner Jr.

Dr. Wagner Jr., who is originally from Mexico and frequently competes in New Japan Pro-Wrestling, is gaining popularity for his advanced Lucha Libre skills and cheerful personality.

His unique hip swinging appeal during Michinoku Driver 2 is one of the reasons why he is loved by the audience.

His younger brother also made a name for himself in the wrestling world as Silver King.

Professional wrestling is a place where not only the wrestlers’ skills but also their individuality shine.



Dos Caras is a famous luchador representing the Mexican professional wrestling world, and his fame rivals that of his older brother Máscaras.

Both brothers are highly regarded in the Lucha Libre world.

The sight of brothers enlivening the world of professional wrestling gives you a sense of their legendary lineage.


Dos Caras Jr.

Dos Caras Jr., the son of Dos Caras, has a unique career, inheriting the blood of a luchador and also challenging himself in the mixed martial arts ring.

His unique style of playing matches while wearing a mask became a hot topic.

It’s very appealing to see him take on new challenges beyond the boundaries of traditional luchador.


Tope Suicida

This technique was brought to Japan by Tatsumi Fujinami, and involves running with great force, passing between the top rope and second rope, and diving headfirst into the opponent outside.

The name comes from the Spanish word meaning “suicide by head-first drowning.”

This brave jumping move symbolizes the dynamic nature of professional wrestling.


triangle lancer

Wataru Inoue’s signature move, the Triangle Lancer, is a technique that he masters by grabbing the opponent’s arm, jumping on him, spinning around, and wrapping his head around the opponent.

Its complexity is so great that it’s difficult to understand even when you watch the video in slow motion.

Wataru Inoue’s victory over Liger using this technique speaks to the power of the technique.



Tatsuji Fujinami is known not only as the president of New Japan Pro Wrestling, but also as the nickname “Dragon” by fans.

His wrestling skills and leadership continue to influence many wrestlers.

The name “Dragon” Tatsuji Fujinami has left an indelible mark on the world of professional wrestling.


dragon kid

Dragon Kid, a native of Aichi Prefecture, a direct disciple of Ultimo Dragon, and a founding member of DRAGON GATE, is, as his name suggests, a wrestler with extraordinary talent for aerial techniques.

His technique is often described as “otherworldly” because it appears to defy gravity.

In particular, his victory at El Numero Uno in 2004 is an unforgettable highlight of his career.

His flying skills are truly spectacular and captivate the viewers.



DRAGON GATE, founded by Ultimo Dragon, is a professional wrestling organization based in Kobe that aims to develop young luchadores.

Unique teams such as Crazy Max and DO-FIXER compete against each other, and the show is widely popular, especially among female fans, due to its flashy jumping skills and large number of handsome wrestlers.

In the early days, it was known as “Toryumon”.

Its dynamic matches and star athletes are breathing new life into the world of professional wrestling.


dragon suplex

The Dragon Suplex is a technique in which you squeeze your opponent from behind and throw them backwards with a beautiful bridge.

This technique was developed by Tatsuji Fujinami, but there is an anecdote that he injured his lower back while practicing this technique.

Later, Tanahashi became known as the true successor of this technique.

The sophisticated beauty of this technique symbolizes the high level of professional wrestling technique.


dragon screw

The Dragon Screw, developed by Tatsuji Fujinami, is a technique that captures the opponent’s leg, rotates on its own, and throws the opponent to the ground, causing significant damage to the knee.

This technique requires caution not only by the opponent but also by the performer, as there is a risk of injury if the opponent’s knee hits you inadvertently.

In particular, when Otani used this technique, his opponent’s knee hit him in the eye and seriously injured him.

Although this technique did not receive much attention at first, it became widely known after Keiji Muto used it to target Nobuhiko Takada’s knee.

It’s more than just a technique, it has strategic depth.


dragon stop

This technique is an unusual special technique developed by Tatsuji Fujinami after he took up his new role as president of a professional wrestling organization.

This was an act that was completely outside the rules, as he suddenly barged in during the match and made the decision to stop both referees.

This technique debuted on January 4, 2001, during a match between Hashimoto and Choshu at Tokyo Dome.

The president’s actions at that time were met with loud boos from the audience, but Fujinami’s retort, “We’re not killing each other!” gives a sense of the deep philosophy of dragon slaying.

This technique shows us that professional wrestling is not just a fight, but a performance with a deep message.


dragon sleeper

This technique was developed by Tatsuji Fujinami after his return from a long-term lower back injury.It is a modified sleeper hold that twists the opponent’s neck, unlike a normal sleeper hold.

This technique puts an extremely large amount of pressure on the opponent, so it became an important weapon in Fujinami’s matches after his return.

I am truly impressed by the originality of the technique and the resilience of Fujinami who created it.


dragon backbreaker

This technique involves lifting your opponent like a backdrop, then instead of dropping them back, you drop them forward, slamming their hips into your knee.

The name of this technique became widely known because Tatsuji Fujinami frequently used it for a time, but it is actually known that Bill Robinson was the originator.

The devastating impact of this technique leaves a strong impression on the viewer.



This technique, which Dragon Kid shows in his biggest move, is a highly advanced technique in which he jumps from the corner post while spinning forward, traps his opponent’s face between his thighs, and then carries him into a Huracánrana.

This technique symbolizes Dragon Kid’s high level of physical ability and technique, and it overwhelms the viewers.

The Dragonrana is a wonderful technique that makes you feel the beauty and excitement of professional wrestling at the same time.


dragon rocket

Dragon Rocket is basically the same technique as Tope Suicida, but it came to be specially called “Dragon Rocket” after Tatsuji Fujinami demonstrated this technique on an overseas expedition.

This name is not only used by him, but also by his disciple Hiroshi Tanahashi.

It is a testament to Fujinami and Tanahashi’s charisma that they are able to imbue one technique with so much individuality.


dory funk jr

Dory Funk Jr. is the older of the Funk brothers and is a talented wrestler who has won victories over Japanese wrestling greats such as Antonio Inoki and Giant Baba.

His career marks a legendary presence in the world of professional wrestling.

The footprints left by legends like him in the past are a great inspiration for today’s wrestlers.


triple h

Triple H has been one of the most talked about wrestlers in WWE over the past few years.

Although he was originally a modest character, he abducted the owner’s daughter, Stephanie McMahon, and forcibly married her, sparking a conflict with top wrestlers.

Although he plays a heel role, he is very popular.

Triple H’s career is proof of how interesting unique storylines and strong characters can make the world of professional wrestling.


drop kick

A dropkick is one of the basic moves in professional wrestling, in which the performer jumps up and kicks the opponent’s chest with both feet.

There are many variations of this technique, and it requires a surprisingly difficult technique to kick beautifully.

One particularly memorable episode was when Bob Sapp kicked Nakanishi, and the impact sent Nakanishi flying out of the stadium and he was unable to stand up.

The simplicity of the dropkick and the depth of the technique used to master it are part of the appeal of professional wrestling.


Chief (Don)

Masahiro Chono is known as “Don” in the professional wrestling world.

This nickname comes from his commanding presence and leadership both in and out of the ring, and symbolizes how important a role Masahiro Chono plays in the professional wrestling industry.

The title of “Chief” clearly expresses Masahiro Chono’s charisma and ability.


Don Fujii

Don Fujii, real name Tatsuki Fujii, is a wrestler in DRAGON GATE who has captivated fans with his humorous character.

One of his most famous stories is the fight over Ryo Saito’s bicycle, and this incident even led to the creation of a tag team called the Bicycle Brothers, symbolizing the friendship he had with Ryo Saito.

Surprisingly, this unit has a high win rate.

The character of Don Fujii is a great example of how to make professional wrestling more entertaining.


Don Frye

Don Frye has experience in a wide variety of martial arts, including wrestling, sambo, and boxing, and was active in the early days of Ultimate.

When he broke into New Japan Pro Wrestling, he was known for his knuckle punches, and unlike Naoya Ogawa, he was said to have gotten weaker for a while after acquiring professional wrestling techniques, but his punches never faded and PRIDE They achieved a stunning victory at the Inoki Festival 2001, sending fans into a frenzy.

After that, he moved from PRIDE to K-1.

Don Frye’s fights are always passionate, and his strength and sincere approach to martial arts are probably the reasons why he is loved by fans.



Mitsuya Nagai

Mitsuya Nagai, a native of Hokkaido, has been active in Rings, then moved on to K-1, Battlers, and All Japan Pro Wrestling, and has built a brilliant career in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

His powerful kicking techniques have enough destructive power to keep Takashi Iizuka out of action for as long as 1 year and 4 months.

Nagai’s technique shows his background in martial arts and his ability to adapt to professional wrestling.


Katsuji Nagashima

Katsuji Nagashima was an executive director in charge of planning and advertising for New Japan Pro Wrestling, and had such influence that he was compared to Natsune in the baseball world.

However, it was announced that he would be leaving the company on February 28, 2002.

Nagashima teaches us that the behind-the-scenes work in the professional wrestling world is just as important as the front stage.


Manabu Nakanishi

Manabu Nakanishi, a native of Kyoto Prefecture, is one of the few Japanese power wrestlers in New Japan Pro Wrestling who uses the backbreaker as his main weapon.

His nickname, “Wildman,” is often thought to come from his powerful fighting style, but it actually includes a bit of his goofy side.

Nakanishi continues to surprise fans with his unpredictable actions, such as spearing his opponents in mixed martial arts matches.

Nakanishi’s fighting style shows the perfect blend of pro wrestling’s versatility and his personality.


Katsuhiko Nagata

Katsuhiko Nagata is the younger of the Nagata brothers and is a talented athlete who won a silver medal at the Sydney Olympics in wrestling.

He then transitioned into the world of professional wrestling, building his career with New Japan Pro Wrestling.

I was aiming for a gold medal at the Athens Olympics, but my dream did not come true.

The attitude of Katsuhiko Nagata, who shines at the Olympics and then takes on a new challenge in professional wrestling, shows true sportsmanship.


Hiroshi Nagata

Hiroshi Nagata is the older brother of the Nagata brothers and is a U-type wrestler in New Japan Pro Wrestling who specializes in kicks and joint techniques.

He is known for his almighty fighting style, winning his first G1 championship in 2001, and in 2003 he set a record for the most defenses in IWGP with 10 times.

However, he was compared to legends such as Inoki, Fujinami, and Muto, and was criticized harshly for his appearance.

Although his mixed martial arts fights with Mirko and Fedor ended in difficult situations, his courageous challenges are remembered by many fans.

Hiroshi Nagata’s fights make you feel the spirit of a professional wrestler that goes beyond victory or defeat.


Nagata Rock

Nagata Lock is a modified figure-four technique used by Hiroshi Nagata, and the salute pose he uses when entering this technique is distinctive.

The version without the salute pose is called “Grand Cross 2000” and is also known as Yoji Ansou’s signature move.

Nagata Rock is a technique that symbolizes Hiroshi Nagata’s high level of technique and individuality, and his performance captivates the audience.


Nagata Rock II

Nagata Lock II is a technique in which the opponent is held face down by placing one hand between their legs, then twisting the opponent’s face in a facelock.

Overseas, Chris Benoit used it as the “Crippler Crossface”.

Techniques like Nagata Lock II demonstrate the technical depth of professional wrestling and the importance of strategy.


Nagata Rock III

Nagata Lock III is a further evolution of Nagata Lock II, in that it is the same technique in that it traps the opponent’s legs between your own, but from there it tightens the opponent’s upper body in a cobra twist style.

This technique leaves the opponent prone and their hands occupied, making escape extremely difficult.

Techniques like Nagata Lock III show the tactical depth and technical evolution of professional wrestling, and it’s exciting for me to watch.


Shinsuke Nakamura

Shinsuke Nakamura has a background in amateur wrestling and debuted as a super rookie in New Japan Pro Wrestling in August 2002.

One year and four months after his debut, he became the youngest person in New Japan Pro Wrestling history to win the IWGP Heavyweight belt, and then won the IWGP Heavyweight and NWF Heavyweight Championship unification match held at Tokyo Dome on January 4, 2004. , sealed the NWF belt.

Nakamura’s favorite phrase is, “Professional wrestlers are strong,” and his strength and charisma attract many fans.

There are very few wrestlers who have reached the top as quickly as Shinsuke Nakamura, and his presence is a great treasure to the professional wrestling world.


Nakayama Kinni-kun

Nakayama Kinni-kun, real name Shoji Nakayama, is a next-generation muscular comedian affiliated with Yoshimoto Kogyo.

On March 27, 2002, she appeared on the TBS program “Muscle Banzuke” and showed off her amazing muscular beauty.

However, some say his talk lacks a comedic element.

Nakayama Kinni-kun should be able to gain more fans by working hard not only on his muscles but also on his comedy skills.


let it go

Generally speaking, it means to leave something half-finished, but in professional wrestling it specifically refers to the technique of throwing away a suplex.

Normally, he aims for a fall by bridging, but by tossing the opponent in a dynamic manner like a long-distance German suplex, it looks impressive.

Mr. Gotch describes this technique as “an excuse for people who can’t play bridge,” but this technique, which was started by Rick Steiner, is loved by many fans.

Techniques such as free throws allow you to enjoy the dynamics and variety of techniques of professional wrestling.


avalanche style

The Avalanche Style is a type of professional wrestling move, and is a highly difficult move that is executed after placing the opponent on the corner post.

For example, there is an “avalanche brainbuster”.

This technique is also known as the “avalanche-style ring-in,” in which Tatsuji Fujinami climbs the corner post and enters the ring when receiving a touch from his partner in a tag team match, and fans say it’s “cool” and “necessary.” What’s the gender?” Opinions are divided, creating an interesting discussion.

Avalanche moves are a great balance of risk and spectacle, and they add to the thrill and drama of professional wrestling.


Avalanche-style arm press inverted cross

Kashin specializes in this technique, in which he starts his opponent sitting on a corner post, then runs up on top of him, then jumps and performs a reverse cross-legged attack.

Although the effectiveness of the technique is certain, the question of whether it is necessary to perform the joint technique from a high position remains a secret.

The avalanche-style arm-hishigi inverted cross-clasp is a technique that symbolizes the fun of professional wrestling, which emphasizes spectacle over strategy.


Avalanche style vertical fall brainbuster

Liger’s specialty, the avalanche-style vertical drop brainbuster, is an extremely dangerous move that sends his opponent falling from the top of the corner post headlong into the mat.

Performing this trick perfectly vertically on the top rope is very difficult and often results in poor form.

However, this technique, which Kanemaru performed against Sugiura at Noah’s GHC Junior Championship, was executed almost perfectly and left the audience in suspense.

Moves like the avalanche-style vertical drop brainbuster provide moments of pro wrestling’s danger and excitement at the same time.


avalanche frankensteiner

The avalanche Frankensteiner, performed after the opponent is seated on the corner post, has many variations depending on the performer.

Muta performs a poisonous mist, Kanemoto kisses the audience, and Magnum TOKYO performs a dance that twists his hips before performing his tricks.

This technique uses height, so it is also used by heavyweight wrestlers such as Tenryu and Tenzan, but Tenzan sometimes lacks enough rotation and ends up damaging himself.

Techniques like the avalanche Frankensteiner perfectly demonstrate the technical versatility of professional wrestling and the joy of production.


Avalanche Reverse Frankensteiner

The Avalanche Reverse Frankensteiner is a variation of the Frankensteiner performed against an opponent set backwards on a corner post.

This technique was used by Kanemoto against the samurai in the 1997 BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. 4 finals. Because the receiver of the technique falls directly on his head, it is extremely dangerous and requires great skill on the part of the receiver.

Kanemoto himself seems to have sensed the risks of this technique, and has refrained from using it ever since.

The samurai’s counterattack in this match was a terrifying demonstration of the power that anger can unleash.

The avalanche style reverse Frankensteiner gives you a sense of the drama that unfolds between professional wrestling technique and danger.


What do you want to do, Korra?

This line was uttered by Riki Choshu when he barged into Shinya Hashimoto’s press conference at ZERO-ONE’s dojo.

Choshu aggressively confronted Hashimoto, and the exchange that ensued had a comical quality, reminiscent of a middle school fight.

Those around him jokingly pointed out that the one who was least able to understand the atmosphere there was Choshu himself.

These heated exchanges allow us to enjoy the human side of these charismatic wrestlers.


Naraku style

Naraku-shiki is a prefix given to the name of a technique used to throw an opponent off the apron side of the ring or from the flower path.

Also known as the cliff style, this technique allows the opponent to fall outside the ring, inflicting extremely high damage on the opponent.

Naraku-style techniques add an element of danger and audience anticipation to a professional wrestling match, providing a thrill.


Naraku style tiger suplex

The Naraku-style Tiger Suplex that Misawa used against Kobashi in the GHC Heavyweight Championship match in March 2003 was a very dangerous technique, and the impact was such that the announcer who was watching the match shouted, “I’m going to die!” ” it made me scream.

If Kobashi had been hit by this technique on any other player, the result might have been fatal.

The Naraku-style Tiger Suplex is one of the most memorable moves in professional wrestling, and its danger and drama captivate the audience.



NATURAL BORN MASTER is the nickname given to Keiji Muto during his time in the NWo, and it has the meaning of “natural genius.”

This nickname honors Mutoh’s exceptional skill and natural talent for professional wrestling, and has earned him respect from fans and peers throughout his career.

A title like this proves that Keiji Muto is a true master in the professional wrestling industry.


Masayoshi Naruse

Masayoshi Naruse is a wrestler who was sent to New Japan Junior during the exchange period between New Japan Pro Wrestling and Rings.

He won the belt from Minoru Tanaka, but lost to Kashin in just 26 seconds with an arm squeeze and reverse cross.

Also, in the preliminary match, he was forced into a tough battle, losing to the same technique in less than 3 minutes, but on New Year’s Eve 2003, he defeated K-1 fighter Norkiya at “Dynamite!!”, and continued to be active in the martial arts world. I’m also showing you.

Naruse’s career is impressive, with his constant forward-looking attitude despite repeated setbacks and comebacks.


Kiyotaka Nambara

Kiyotaka Nambara is a member of the comedy duo Ucchan Nanchan and is known for his deep love for martial arts and professional wrestling.

He has expressed his passion in various ways, including interviews with many wrestlers and publishing professional wrestling essays.

In particular, many fans were surprised and delighted that we were able to have a conversation between Keiji Muto and Mitsuharu Misawa.

I feel that the presence of people like Nanbara makes the culture of professional wrestling even richer and more multifaceted.


Osamu Nishimura

Osamu Nishimura is a New Japan Pro Wrestling wrestler who specializes in classical, orthodox wrestling.

His commitment to professional wrestling is strong and based on a powerful style, but because of that style, he has faced severe challenges in the past.

After recovering from cancer treatment, Nishimura developed his unique character, “Nishimura World,” and has been involved in activities that go beyond the boundaries of professional wrestling, such as starring in the movie “Squid Wrestler.”

Osamu Nishimura’s return and versatile performance shows his strength in overcoming adversity and his limitless possibilities for entertainment.


japanese pro wrestling

Japan Pro Wrestling is Japan’s first major professional wrestling organization, founded in 1953 by legendary wrestler Rikidozan.

After Rikidozan’s death, the organization split due to broadcasting rights issues, with Giant Baba founding All Japan Pro Wrestling and Antonio Inoki founding New Japan Pro Wrestling.

These new organizations carried on the legacy of Japanese Pro Wrestling and became the basis for the great development of the Japanese Pro Wrestling world.

It is no exaggeration to say that the history of Japanese professional wrestling has laid the foundation for Japan’s professional wrestling culture.


Do you quit being a human or do you quit gambling?

These words, uttered by Osamu Nishimura in a microphone appeal before the war against Tadao Yasuda in 2003, contain a deep message for society.

His words were, “What we need in this day and age is justice. For the sake of the world, for Japan, for the world, for the universe, be selfless and start over as a human being. Do you quit being human, or do you quit gambling?” emphasizes the impact that individual actions have on society as a whole.

This line goes beyond just a pro wrestling microphone performance and offers us deep insight and a life lesson.



NOAH is a professional wrestling organization founded by Mitsuharu Misawa after leaving All Japan Pro Wrestling, and a large number of members from All Japan have transferred to NOAH.

This new organization gained great popularity by adhering to the spirit of “pure professional wrestling” that replaced All Japan Pro Wrestling.

The establishment of NOAH heralded the beginning of a new era in the world of professional wrestling, providing fresh stimulation and excitement to many fans.


Noah Health Club

Noah Health Club is an expression used by Jun Akiyama after a match on May 14, 2004, to refer to the three players Masao Inoue, Jun Izumida, and Terutari Kawabata who were unable to break out of the mid-major class.

Akiyama’s harsh words, “What’s the use of their practice? It’s probably for their health. They’re at the Noah Health Club. Is that okay as a man?” It led to some comical developments, such as appearing as a character and launching a toothpaste attack on Akiyama.

This series of episodes teaches us the importance of competition and teamwork in the world of professional wrestling, as well as the power of humor.


Northern lights suplex

The Northern Light Suplex is a technique in which you pick up your opponent’s arms and aim for a fall while creating a beautiful bridge.

This technique became known after Hiroshi Hase brought it back from his trip to Calgary, Canada, and showed it in Japan.

The Northern Light Suplex’s beauty and technical sophistication make it stand out among professional wrestling techniques, and it captivates viewers.


northern light bomb

The Northern Light Bomb is Kensuke Sasaki’s finishing move, in which he slams his opponent headfirst into the mat.

This technique was originally a technique of his wife, Akira Hokuto, and is also famous for being imitated by Genichiro Tenryu.

The episode in which Sasaki was defeated by Tenryu with this technique has become a familiar story among fans.

The Northern Light Bomb is one of the most powerful moves in professional wrestling, and its destructive power is immense.


no fear

No Fear is a tag team formed by Yoshihiro Takayama and Takao Omori in Pro Wrestling NOAH.

Since NOAH was founded, it boasted an overwhelming winning percentage (58 wins, 2 losses) and attracted a lot of attention in the professional wrestling world, but it disbanded in May 2002.

Their trademark pose and chant of “No, Fear!” left a strong impression on fans.

Tag teams like No Fear teach us the beauty of teamwork as well as the importance of victory in the world of professional wrestling.



hardcore match

Using weapons is usually against the rules of professional wrestling, but this is not the case in hardcore matches.

Participants are allowed to fight their opponents using a variety of weapons, and the attacks appear painful to the eye. This certainly sounds bad for your heart.


burning hammer

This is a very dangerous finishing move in which Kenta Kobashi lifts his opponent into an Argentine backbreaker pose, then falls to the side and slams his opponent’s head into the mat.

Although it is rarely used, its destructive power is unrivaled, and the number of opponents to whom it can be used is extremely limited.

Considering the danger of the technique, the moment it is used is breathtaking.


bamiyan stamp

This technique involves sitting on top of the opponent’s face and aiming for a fall.

The name of the technique comes from the peach logo of the family restaurant “Bamiyan,” and it reflects the sense of humor of the athlete who performs it.

Especially when Yamakawa of Big Japan Pro-Wrestling performs this technique with his bare ass, not only the audience but also those watching him blush.


hian gracie

Hian Gracie is one of the most prominent members of the Gracie family, and there are many rumors surrounding him, including troubles caused by street fights.

Although he achieved an instant victory in his first match at Pride, he was treated lightly by Sakuraba, and in the end, he was humiliated by being called a butt.

This could be considered an unusual episode in his career.


folding chair

It is one of the most iconic weapons in professional wrestling, and is a versatile weapon that can be used for both attack and defense.

In particular, the technique that Sabu incorporates into the diving guillotine drop is thrilling to watch.

The use of this weapon perfectly demonstrates the balance between creativity and danger in professional wrestling.


pile driver

This technique involves bending your opponent forward, grabbing them by the waist, lifting them up, and then slamming their head into the mat while hitting your butt.

This technique is the basis of power bombs and other driver-type techniques, and its impact leaves a strong impression on the viewer.

When you see this technique in action, you will be breathless at its danger and power.


King of Destruction → Shinya Hashimoto

Shinya Hashimoto is known as the “King of Destruction” and overwhelms his opponents with his powerful kicks and DDT.

However, his behavior as if he sometimes destroys things that shouldn’t be destroyed emphasizes his image as a king of destruction.

His matches embody his power and destructive power, and when you watch him, you are overwhelmed by his power.


I’ll shit on your grave!

This statement was made by Riki Choshu in response to provocations from Yoji Yasuo, Shigeo Miyato, and Minoru Suzuki during the 100 million yen tournament held by UWF Inter.

After these harsh words, the match between Choshu and Yasuo was held, and Choshu won an overwhelming victory.

However, the fact that Choshu leaves a positive comment about Kazuo Yamazaki gives a sense of humanity even in this heated scene.


White envoy → Shinsaki life

This is the ring name given to Seiji Niizaki when he entered the WWF, and during this period he appeared as a unique character with sutras written on his body.

In 2001, he appeared in Michinoku Pro Wrestling as a team with Kuroshi, and captivated fans with his unique character.

This gimmick of Seisaku Shinzaki shows his versatility and the expansion of the professional wrestling world, and is sure to entertain viewers.


Declaration of victory

This is the entrance theme song used by Shinya Hashimoto during his consecutive defenses of the IWGP title.

When this song was played, expectations were high for his overwhelming victory, but what happened after his loss to Naoya Ogawa may have been a series of bursts of laughter for his fans.

Looking back on Hashimoto’s career, this theme song seems to symbolize both his glory days and the turbulent path that followed.


Shinya Hashimoto

Shinya Hashimoto was known as the strongest wrestler in New Japan Pro Wrestling and had a record of nine consecutive defenses as the IWGP Heavyweight Champion.

In a revenge match after losing to Naoya Ogawa, he tried to defeat Ogawa by KO, but the situation turned around and his career took a turn for the worse.

His desperate battle with Ogawa to retire in 2000 ended in defeat, but with the support of his fans and the Takara brothers, he decided to return.

After that, he started a new organization, ZERO-ONE, and breathed new life into the world of professional wrestling, but he also experienced difficulties such as injuries and internal conflicts.

His turbulent career is the epitome of professional wrestling drama.


pass guard

In mixed martial arts, this refers to the technique of breaking out of a guard position and moving into a mount position or side position.

This technique is an important skill that can greatly change the flow of the match in your favor.

Pass guarding is extremely valuable tactically in ground combat in mixed martial arts, and mastering this technique is essential for athletes.

This technique, which influences the development of ground combat, speaks to the depth and strategic nature of mixed martial arts.


Hiroshi Hase

Hiroshi Hase is a former Japanese language teacher and a wrestler with a unique career, having served as a member of the House of Councilors from 1995 to 2000 and then as a member of the House of Representatives. He moved from New Japan Pro-Wrestling to politics and became the first wrestler to become a member of the House of Representatives.

During his time with New Japan, he dismissed the organization as “corrupt” and entered politics.

He has no shortage of stories and topics to talk about in his private life, and he has also shown his versatility, such as winning a large amount of money on “Quiz Millionaire”.

As a wrestler turned politician, his life is truly colorful, and his every move attracts attention.


Hasehiro near-death incident

An accident that occurred on June 12, 1990 during a match between Hiroshi Hase and Maki Goto.

When receiving Goto’s back drop, Hase tried to turn his body around, but his position was incomplete and he fell headfirst. After the match, Hase fell into an unconscious state, and at one point went into cardiac arrest.

This shocking incident once again highlights the dangers of professional wrestling and the risks that athletes constantly face in the ring.

Through this incident, I was reminded of the importance of safety measures in the ring.



Backbreaker is a general term for techniques that inflict pain on the opponent’s lower back, and is divided into two main types.

One type is similar to the Argentine backbreaker, where you lift your opponent up and use the principle of leverage to shake your hips and aim to get them to give up.

The other type is the Schmidt backbreaker, which causes damage by dropping the opponent’s back onto your knees.

Both techniques inflict tremendous pain on the opponent, and are considered to be among the most dangerous of all professional wrestling techniques.

The user of this technique requires a high level of skill to precisely control the opponent’s body.



Hustle is a professional wrestling event developed by DSE in partnership with ZERO-ONE, featuring a hero team led by Shinya Hashimoto’s Hustle King and Naoya Ogawa’s Captain Hustle, and a villain group in purple military uniforms, led by Nobuhiko Takada. It’s a show that revolves around conflict.

This event is highly entertaining and goes beyond professional wrestling, with an emphasis on characters and storylines.

Nobuhiko Takada’s new appearance has a fresh charm that is different from his martial arts days, and there is an indescribable depth of emotion in this gap.


hustle pose

The hustle pose, invented by Naoya Ogawa, was created to counteract Antonio Inoki’s famous slogan.

This pose involves tightening the armpits and swinging the arms back and forth, and its unique appearance has influenced other athletes, and has been imitated by many athletes, including professional baseball giant Rose and professional golfer Shingo Katayama. The more I did.

The spread of this pose makes us realize once again the magnitude of Ogawa’s influence.



Back drop is a technique where you insert your head into your opponent’s armpit, lock their torso, and throw them backwards.

This technique was established by Lou Thesz, and it is said that the secret to the throwing method is to “throw with the belly button.”

Although it is one of the basic moves of professional wrestling, it requires a high level of skill to execute, and the power when executed perfectly captivates the audience.

The reason this classic technique is still loved today is probably because it can create dramatic scenes.



BATT, an abbreviation for “Bad Ass Translate Trading,” is a new team launched by Keiji Muto, and has the meaning of “bad guys who have crossed boundaries.”

The members include Keiji Muto (New Japan), Hiro Hase (All Japan), Taiyo Care (All Japan), and Seiji Arasaki (Michinoku Pro Wrestling), and by bringing together players from different organizations, they are creating a new breeze in the world of professional wrestling. I let it happen.

However, Hiroshi Tamaru’s comment about how to remember that name stands out for its humor and seems to symbolize the team’s unique character.

Fun episodes like this enrich the multifaceted nature of professional wrestling.


buffalo goro

Buffalo Goro is a Japanese comedy duo consisting of Akihiro Kimura and Motohiro Takewaka who belong to Yoshimoto Kogyo.

The two were brought together over a shared passion for professional wrestling and Kinnikuman.

Their material has a unique depth that is irresistible to avid fans, and their unique worldview is something special to some fans.

Their material seems to have a magic trick that captures the hearts of their passionate fans.


Motoko Baba

Motoko Baba was the wife of Giant Baba, a huge star in the professional wrestling world, and after his death she became deeply involved in the management of All Japan Pro Wrestling.

Although her efforts to protect All Japan Pro Wrestling at times were in vain during a critical situation with a large number of wrestlers leaving, her passion is clear.

Eventually, she handed over the position of president to Keiji Muto, and she retired.

Motoko Baba’s passion for All Japan Pro Wrestling shows her strength to not give in despite many difficulties.



Cigars are cigarettes made from carefully selected, high-quality tobacco leaves that are layered and rolled into a stick shape.

In the professional wrestling world, Giant Baba is famous for being a cigar aficionado. In particular, when his friend Masataka Itsumi fell ill, Baba showed a deep friendship by giving up smoking in hopes of his recovery.

Cigars are more than just a luxury item; they can become an item that symbolizes bonds between people.



Hayabusa, real name Eiji Ezaki, is the star of FMW and is known for his advanced aerial skills.

In the past, he had the experience of escaping from the New Japan Pro-Wrestling dojo, and his true beauty as a masked man has also attracted attention.

In 2001, he was forced to miss a long period of time due to an accident during a match, but after amazing rehabilitation, he recovered to the point where he could walk again.

The story of the Hayabusa’s resurrection is like that of a phoenix.



Hulkamania refers to the fans who enthusiastically support the legendary star of professional wrestling, Hulk Hogan.

The term symbolizes his charisma and the bond between those who share his passion for professional wrestling.

The existence of Hulkamania shows the extent of Hulk Hogan’s influence on the professional wrestling industry.


I was hungry!

This line was uttered by Masahiro Chono after his surprising victory over Keiji Muto despite suffering from an internal organ disease.

During a match, he faked a stomachache to catch his opponent off guard, and in the end, he won with a brilliant counterattack, and this line became legendary.

This line symbolizes his ingenuity and courage in the ring, and fully demonstrates the appeal of professional wrestling.



Harite is a technique seen in professional wrestling and martial arts, in which an opponent is hit with a powerful sword.

Antonio Inoki in particular has used this technique to create impressive scenes in many matches.

Harite is a simple yet powerful technique that instantly heats up a professional wrestling match.


Destruction Demon King’Z

Harimaou’Z is the name of the tag team formed by Makai No. 4 and Makai No. 5.

Their team name symbolizes their strength and mystique, giving them a commanding presence over their opponents.

Along with his unique name, Hakumaou’Z has left a strong impression on the world of professional wrestling.


hulk hogan

Hulk Hogan is a legendary American professional wrestler who has won championships in WCW and WWF.

He also fought in Japan, where he KO’d Antonio Inoki.

He is also known for his activities beyond the boundaries of professional wrestling, such as appearing in movies and commercials.

Hulk Hogan’s career is a testament to his charisma and versatility in the world of professional wrestling.


power warrior

Power Warrior is another character played by Kensuke Sasaki in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

He formed a tag team called “Hellraisers” with Hawk Warrior and achieved a record of 40 consecutive wins with overwhelming power.

As a power warrior, Sasaki tended to use techniques that relied more on physical strength.

His other side, the Power Warrior, captivated audiences with his powerful fighting style, as his name suggests.


power bomb

The powerbomb is a professional wrestling move in which the opponent is lifted into the air and slammed into the mat from the back of the head.

This technique was invented by Lou Thesz and perfected by Terry Gordy.

Many variations exist and are used by different players. Tagomi sometimes shows a unique return technique when receiving this technique.

The power bomb is a powerful technique that as its name suggests, overwhelms those who see it.



Pancrase is a martial arts organization that has its roots in the Fujiwara-gumi and was formed around Masakatsu Funaki.

The organization is known for its martial arts-heavy style.

Pancrase is an organization that pursues the essence of martial arts, and its passionate battles attract many fans.


It’s a beast call.

This line was uttered by producer Tanigawa during the match between Bob Sapp and Kimo at the K-1 World GP on August 15, 2003, when Kimo had the upper hand.

Even considering Tanigawa’s popularity in the United States, this remark was out of place, and it became an episode that symbolized the gap in Tanigawa’s perception.

This incident will be remembered as a unique moment in a sporting event.


heath healing

Heath Heering is an American martial artist affiliated with Golden Glory.

He has been in the professional ring since the age of 17, and started competing in the 9th PRIDE tournament, defeating Mark Kjaer by KO in the 15th tournament and joining the ranks of top fighters.

Although he lost to Nogueira in the first PRIDE heavyweight championship match at PRIDE 17, his fierce battle has been passed down as a legend.

His career is that of a living legend in the world of martial arts.



Heat is a character created from the game “Tokon Heat” that appeared in New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

It was designed by manga artist Kazuhiko Shimamoto and made its shocking debut against Giant Silva on August 29, 2002.

However, his actions as a masked man were questioned after he revealed his true identity two months after his debut.

However, he overcame the difficulties by winning the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship in December 2003.

The Heat’s story is one of courage in the face of adversity.



Venus is CIMA’s signature move, in which she places her opponent sitting on a corner post, crouches inside the ring, and then jumps with great force and punches her opponent in the jaw with the palm of her hand.

This technique is often a stepping stone to iconoclasm.

CIMA claims that they invented this technique with the image of a mermaid jumping out of the water, but that analogy seems to be a bit flawed.

Venus’ originality is an artistic expression in the ring.


people’s elbow

The People’s Elbow is WWE Superstar The Rock’s signature move.

After knocking his opponent down to the mat, he removes the elbow supporter, throws it into the audience, moves back and forth in the ring several times to gain momentum, and finally drops an elbow in a spectacular manner.

The performance of this technique is characterized by a long preparation time and is as exciting as a heroic movie.

People’s Elbow epitomizes the idea that professional wrestling is entertainment.



A heel is a bad wrestler in the world of professional wrestling or martial arts.

In Mexican lucha libre, he is called the “rudo,” and is a character who draws boos from the audience during the story.

In contrast, roles that are beloved by audiences are called “babyfaces.”

Heels bring tension and excitement to matches by skillfully manipulating the emotions of the audience.


heel hold

A heel hold is a joint technique in which the opponent’s foot is held in place, and the opponent’s knee is targeted by twisting the heel.

This technique is more dangerous than it appears, and its use is even banned by some groups.

However, if not executed correctly, the effect will be diminished and the technique will simply tighten the heel.

The heel hold is one of the techniques that shows the high level of skill in professional wrestling because of its danger.


Rickson Gracie

Rickson Gracie is a legendary Brazilian fighter with an undefeated record of over 400 fights.

As a member of the Gracie family, his fights have had a huge impact on the martial arts world.

However, the vulnerability and comments he made during his matches with Sakuraba and Funaki highlight not only his strength, but the strength of his entire clan.

The way Hickson fights and the things he says show his complex personality and deep love for martial arts.


big show

Big Show is a wrestler who boasts an overwhelming physique and is active in the WWE.

His chokeslam is unleashed from his huge body and has enough destructive power to destroy the ring.

His presence itself is like a “show” and continues to captivate the audience.

Big Show’s massive size and impressive moves show just how special he is in the ring.


It’s going to be tough!

This is a line that Hoshino, the leader of the Makai Club, often uses, and is known to express his determination and enthusiasm.

This phrase symbolizes the strength and leadership of his character and will appeal to fans.

These words of Hoshino convey his indomitable spirit and leave a strong impression on those who hear it.


fire festival

Fire Festival is a heated league match held at ZERO-ONE every summer since 2001.

So far, Shinjiro Otani, Satoshi Kojima, Kohei Sato, and others have won, and it has become a summer tradition.

The Fire Festival is a major summer event in the world of professional wrestling, showcasing the heated battles of the wrestlers.


fire festival sword

The Japanese sword awarded to the winner of the fire festival is a symbol of that year’s champion.

The sight of the first champion, Shinjiro Otani, wielding this sword in the ring was very impressive.

The fire festival sword symbolizes the glory of the winner and forms a unique tradition in the world of professional wrestling.


Junji Hirata

Junji Hirata is a former masked wrestler who made a name for himself as a super strong machine.

He kept his true identity hidden for many years until his true identity was revealed by Fujinami.

While he has a strong image of a power fighter, he also shows a variety of techniques.

Hirata’s career has shown his high level of skill and dedication to professional wrestling.


Hiro Saito

Hiro Saito has long been an anti-establishment wrestler, and his actions both in and out of the ring have always been the center of attention.

He is known not only as a wrestler but also as the owner of the charcoal-grilled yakiniku restaurant Hiro.

Hiro Saito’s life shows a perfect blend of his passion as a wrestler and his side as a businessman.


Hiro Matsuda

Hiro Matsuda is a wrestler who joined Japanese Pro Wrestling in 1957 and has been active mainly in the United States since 1961.

After retiring, he opened a gym in Tampa, Florida, where he trained younger wrestlers such as Hulk Hogan.

He also supported Japanese wrestlers and was loved by many like a father, but he passed away from liver cancer in 1999.

Hiro Matsuda’s influence will be remembered by many wrestlers long after he is gone.


vince mcmahon

Vince McMahon is a heavyweight in the professional wrestling industry and the owner of WWE.

He took over the WWF (now WWE) from his father and made bold business developments such as acquiring WCW.

However, he can sometimes be forceful in his responses to things that don’t go his way, causing controversy, such as forcing wrestlers into difficult matchmaking or using his own family to cause trouble.

Still, his presence is essential to WWE.

Vince McMahon’s character really adds to the dramatic elements of WWE.


firebird splash

The Firebird Splash is a technique in which the performer performs two and a half rotations while adding a forward rotation from the top rope, and performs a body press on a downed opponent.

This brilliant, acrobatic technique is a specialty of Hayabusa, Arai, Billy Ken Kid, and others.

The Firebird Splash is one of the moves that symbolizes the appeal of professional wrestling, requiring a high level of skill and courage to execute.


fire pro wrestling

Fire Pro Wrestling is one of the most popular series of professional wrestling games of the 20th century.

Since the first game was released in 1989, it has continued to captivate fans with its innovative system that emphasizes timing.

It features a huge number of wrestlers and techniques, and wrestler names can be changed.

Although the series came to an end with the release of “Fire Pro Wrestling Z” in 2003, it remains extremely popular.

Fire Pro Wrestling has captured the hearts of many professional wrestling fans with its uniqueness and deep gameplay.


funk brothers

Brothers Terry and Dory Funk are a famous sibling duo in the world of professional wrestling.

While they left a huge mark on the world of professional wrestling, they became known in Japan through the show “Laughing Dogs.”

The Funk Brothers are charismatic figures who are loved not only by professional wrestling fans but also by the general public.


fisherman’s suplex

Fisherman’s Suplex is a technique in which you grab your opponent’s neck and legs at the same time and throw them for a fall.

The creator of this technique is said to be Kuniaki Kobayashi.

The sophisticated form and precise technique of this technique make you feel the real thrill of professional wrestling.


fisherman’s buster

The Fisherman’s Buster is similar to the Fisherman’s Suplex in that it picks up the opponent, but is differentiated by lifting the opponent and then dropping them vertically.

This technique is known as Liger’s specialty.

The Fisherman’s Buster symbolizes the advanced technique of professional wrestling with its power and beauty.



“Wooooo!”, which Ric Flair often uses during microphone appeals, has become his trademark.

This line is much loved by fans, but Flair himself has gotten so excited that he suffered a heart attack in the past.

“Wooooo!” is an iconic phrase that conveys Ric Flair’s passion and love for professional wrestling.


windmill theory

Inoki’s “Windmill Theory” is a strategy that skillfully uses the opponent’s power to achieve victory.

However, this theory is said to be applicable not only to actual battles, but also to solving bullying problems.

The theory of windmills contains a deep philosophy that is more than just a tactic, and its ideas have the potential to influence many fields.


face crusher

The Face Crusher is a technique in which you pass your opponent from behind, grab them by the head, and slam them face first into the mat.

This technique can cause damage to the opponent at an unexpected moment.

Face Crusher shows off the dynamic side of professional wrestling with his surprise and sense of speed.


phoenix splash

The Phoenix Splash is an evolution of the Firebird Splash, in which the performer jumps backwards from the top rope, twists his body, rotates forward, and performs a body press on the downed opponent after two and a half rotations.

This technique was invented by the original Tiger Mask, but Hayabusa executed it perfectly.

The Phoenix Splash is one of the most impressive moves in professional wrestling due to its beauty and difficulty.



A fall is a technique in professional wrestling in which the opponent’s shoulders are pressed against the mat and the referee counts to 3 to win the match.

This basic winning method is an important factor that determines the outcome of the match.

The fall is a simple but decisive move that can make or break a match in professional wrestling, and it creates a tense moment.


Kazuyuki Fujita

Kazuyuki Fujita came from a wrestling background and joined New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he was expected to be the successor to Strong Style.

After switching to martial arts, he achieved great success, including defeating Mark Kjaer.

His appearance in a commercial for canned coffee BOSS and his role in Inoki-gun VS K-1 are still fresh in my memory.

Kazuyuki Fujita’s career is a story of strength and resurgence in the face of setbacks.


Tatsuji Fujinami

Tatsuji Fujinami was a car mechanic before becoming a professional wrestler, and after working overseas, he became a star in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

He is also good at developing techniques, and there are many techniques that bear his name, such as Dragon Suplex and Dragon Screw.

Although he announced his retirement, his career has always been a hot topic, as he has given up his retirement.

Tatsuji Fujinami’s long career has given him a special presence in the history of professional wrestling.


Fujiwara group

The Fujiwara-gumi is a professional wrestling organization led by Yoshiaki Fujiwara and is known for creating subsequent organizations such as Pancrase and Battlers.

One by one, the members left the group, and in the end only Chief Fujiwara remained.

An interesting fact is that it was actually mistaken by the police for a real yakuza office.

The history of the Fujiwara-gumi shows its influence in the world of professional wrestling and the drama of the life of its charismatic boss.


Yoshiaki Fujiwara

Yoshiaki Fujiwara is known as a professional wrestler who is good at joint techniques, and has caused controversy in the past, including an incident of assault before a match.

However, in his match against Naoya Ogawa at ZERO-ONE, he showed off his skills and once again established himself as a “demon of joint techniques.”

In addition, we provide topics for a wide range of activities.

Yoshiaki Fujiwara’s career is a testament to his versatile talent and strong personality that transcends the boundaries of professional wrestling.


Masanobu Fuchi

Masanobu Fuchi is a wrestler who was active in All Japan Pro Wrestling and holds the record for defending the Jr. belt.

In an exchange match with New Japan, he played against Chono and lost, but he showed an active attitude towards exchanges between the groups.

There are episodes that give you a sense of his personality, such as being single and being pressured by rusher Kimura to marry him.

Masanobu Fuchi’s career is a testament to his important role in All Japan Pro Wrestling.


unsinkable ship

The Unsinkable is Stan Hansen’s nickname, symbolizing his overwhelming strength and fortitude.

Stan Hansen has continued to captivate professional wrestling fans with his powerful fighting style.

Stan Hansen’s nickname, “The Unsinkable”, speaks to his enduring status in the world of professional wrestling.



①It means “book” in English.
②In the world of professional wrestling, the term is also used to refer to match-fixing, in which the development and outcome of a match are predetermined.

The “book” in professional wrestling plays an important role in providing fans with a dramatic experience on the border between sports and entertainment.


Masakatsu Funaki

Masakatsu Funaki (real name: Yuji Funaki) is the representative of Pancrase and a genius wrestler who debuted with New Japan Pro Wrestling at the age of 15.

After establishing Pancrase, he challenged Rickson Gracie in 2000, but was defeated and announced his retirement.

After retiring, he turned to acting and is active in movies.

Masakatsu Funaki’s career continues to fascinate many fans, demonstrating his versatility both inside and outside of the ring.


Hiromichi Fuyuki

Hiromichi Fuyuki was a wrestler who was active in FMW and was known as the “Unreasonable King.”

However, due to FMW’s bankruptcy and his own colon cancer, he was forced to retire and died after a battle with the disease.

Hiromichi Fuyuki’s life is a testament to the rigors of the professional wrestling industry and his indomitable fighting spirit.



PRIDE is famous for being the catalyst for Kazushi Sakuraba’s successive defeats of the Gracie family at the Valitudo tournament.

The rules are three rounds, and basically anything is possible, but certain attacks are prohibited.

PRIDE is a tournament that pursues the essence and thrill of martial arts, and is enthusiastically supported by fans around the world.


PRIDE Bushido

PRIDE Bushido is a competition held since October 2003 with the aim of improving the level of Japanese athletes.

However, due to poor performance by Japanese athletes and a decrease in the number of spectators, the event was at one point in danger of being canceled.

It can be said that PRIDE Bushido was an ambitious attempt to contribute to the development of Japanese martial arts athletes and the improvement of their competitive level.


brian johnston

Brian Johnston is an American professional wrestler who competed in New Japan Pro Wrestling alongside Don Frye.

However, after parting ways with Frye, he remained with New Japan Pro Wrestling, but suffered a stroke in August 2001 and was forced to retire.

Johnston’s career shows how an unexpected health issue can change an athlete’s life.


flying cross chop

The Flying Cross Chop is a lucha libre move in which a performer jumps while running and dives into his opponent with his arms crossed in front of his chest.

He is known for his strengths in Mascaras and the first generation Tiger Mask.

The splendor and dynamic nature of this technique fully demonstrates the acrobatic appeal of professional wrestling.


flying knee kick

A flying knee kick is a technique in which you turn your body sideways while running and kick your opponent with the area from the outside of your foot to your heel.

This technique is often used by athletes who are good at kicking, and is also called the “spinning wheel kick” overseas.

The sophisticated movement and power of the flying knee kick symbolizes the technical depth of professional wrestling.


black cat

Black Cat, real name Victor Manuel Mar, was a Mexican professional wrestler who was active in New Japan Pro Wrestling, primarily as an undercard wrestler.

He was the first hurdle for the new wrestler and later became a referee.

Black Cat is a well-respected figure who has contributed to the professional wrestling industry both inside and outside of the ring.


Black Tiger (first generation)

Black Tiger appeared in April 1982 as a powerful rival to the original Tiger Mask, and fought many famous battles.

Even after the original Tiger Mask retired, he continued to be active in the junior heavyweight front, but in 1989, an unexpected accident during a match killed a young wrestler, leading to his retirement.

His true identity was British heavy middleweight champion Rollerball Mark Rocco.

His career has had both bright moments and sad endings in the world of professional wrestling.


Black Tiger (2nd generation)

In September 1993, the second generation Black Tiger appeared in front of Koji Kanemoto, the third generation Tiger Mask, and won with his overwhelming strength.

His true identity was Eddie Guerrero, who was active in the WWE.

Eddie Guerrero’s run as Black Tiger showcased his versatile wrestling skills to the world.


Black Tiger (3rd generation)

The third generation Black Tiger, who first appeared as Kashin’s partner in the G1 Jr. Tag League match in 2001, had a more muscular physique than the previous Black Tiger and fought using aerial techniques.

His true identity was Silver King, and he was Dr. Wagner Jr.’s younger brother.

The appearance of the third generation Black Tiger breathed new life into the world of professional wrestling.


black tiger bomb

The second Black Tiger’s special move is a technique in which it lifts the opponent up like a power bomb, then transitions into a liger bomb.

This move was a display of Eddie Guerrero’s great skill and creativity.

The Black Tiger Bomb is one of the most powerful wrestling moves, and it fascinates viewers.


flushing elbow

Keiji Muto’s signature move is an evolution of the normal elbow attack.

A technique in which the elbow is momentarily slammed into the opponent while rotating the body, and the version performed after gaining momentum on the rope is called the driving elbow.

The flushing elbow is a signature move of Keiji Muto’s skill and aggressiveness, making his matches even more appealing.



The Frankensteiner is a technique developed by Scott Steiner in which he traps his opponent’s face between his thighs and throws him backwards.

Whether the name of this technique comes from Steiner or Frankenstein is shrouded in mystery.

Frankensteiner shows the versatility of professional wrestling with his innovative ideas and perfection of technique.


Plancha Suicida

Plancha Suicida is a technique in which a fighter jumps over the top rope and slams into an opponent outside the arena.

This technique requires courage and speed, and is full of elements that will surprise the audience.

The plancha suicidal is one of the moves that symbolizes the dynamism of professional wrestling and captivates the audience.


bruiser brody

Bruiser Brody was a rough-looking wrestler with unkempt hair and beard, who entered with clanking chains.

After graduating from university, he also worked as a newspaper reporter, and lost his life in 1988 while working at a show in Puerto Rico.

Brody’s life and sudden tragedy show both the bright side of the professional wrestling industry and its dark side.


Bull Kato

Bull Kato is a character who was active in the “Mecha Ike Joshi Pro Wrestling” corner of “Mecha x 2 Iketeru!” and formed the Gokuraku Alliance with Dump Yamamoto.

Although her weaknesses are her stamina issues and the short duration of her “snapping mode”, her entertainment value is highly praised.

Bull Kato is a character with a unique charm created by the fusion of entertainment and sports.


Ichiro Furudate

Ichiro Furudate is a former TV Asahi announcer who captivated many viewers with his unique commentary style.

His commentary not only conveyed information, but also had a strong entertainment element, which had the power to draw viewers to the screen.

It can be said that Furudate’s speaking skills have created his unique position in the television industry.


brain buster

The brainbuster is a basic wrestling move in which an opponent is lifted high above their head and slammed into the mat.

Since both the attacking and receiving sides are in the same position, one of the highlights is the battle between attack and defense.

There are also a wide variety of techniques.

The simplicity and depth of the Brain Buster symbolizes the technical fun of professional wrestling.


bret hart

Bret Hart is a professional wrestler known for his outstanding technique, honed in Calgary, Canada.

His career went through many ups and downs, including a move from the WWF (now WWE) to WCW, and the acquisition of WCW by Vince McMahon.

He retired in 2000 after suffering a concussion in 1999, and later recovered from a stroke caused by an accident.

The story of Bret Hart teaches us about the harshness of the world of professional wrestling and his indomitable spirit.


frog splash

The Frog Splash is a technique in which an opponent jumps from a corner post with their limbs shortened like a frog and performs a body press on a downed opponent.

It is used by many players such as Eddie Guerrero and Rob Van Dam, and Van Dam’s one in particular is called the “Five Star Frog Splash”.

The frog splash is one of those moves that reflects the personality of the performer and shows the diversity of professional wrestling.


brock lesnar

Brock Lesnar is a wrestler sent to WWE by Paul Heyman, and since his debut in 2002, he has won a unified championship belt in a short period of time.

However, in 2004, he left the world of professional wrestling to try his hand at the NFL, but was ultimately fired.

Brock Lesnar’s career has been both successful and challenging in the sports world.


FROM corner TO corner

FROM Corner TO Corner is a professional wrestling move in which the opponent is hung upside down from a corner post, then runs and jumps from the next corner and delivers a dropkick to the face.

This technique requires considerable jumping power, and is a technique that only a few players, such as NOAH’s Marufuji and DRAGON GATE’s CIMA, can master.

The thrill of this move and the brilliance that captivates the audience symbolize the entertainment value of professional wrestling.


florida brothers

The Florida Brothers are a duo consisting of Michael Iwasa and Daniel Mishima who are active in Dragon Gate.

Their characteristics are that they speak Japanese with a foreign accent and their overwhelming victory record. However, most of these wins were due to foul play, which gives it a unique presence.

The characters of the Florida Brothers offer fans the diverse appeal of professional wrestling.


He’s not the kind of person the professional wrestling world needs.

After losing the match on October 16, 1997, Kashin took off his mask and stormed out, uttering the line, “I don’t need a person in professional wrestling,” which was a turning point in his career.

This incident highlighted his character and cemented his place among professional wrestling fans.

This statement by Cassin is a strong indication of his tenacity and personality in the world of professional wrestling.


god of pro wrestling

The god of professional wrestling has two meanings. One refers to the legendary professional wrestler Karl Gotch, and the other is a mysterious being that Otani met on the top of Mt. Fuji while praying for victory at the Fire Festival.

The words given to Otani, “Have high aspirations all your life, and now is a miracle,” seem to have been a great encouragement to him, but he was unable to win the championship.

The story of the God of Pro Wrestling is an interesting episode that gives us a sense of the beliefs that support professional wrestlers, and sometimes even supernatural elements.


Heisei Ishingun

The Heisei Ishingun was formed in 1992 under the leadership of Shiro Etchu after a conflict between New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Seishin Kaikan.

Etchu created the corps out of conflict with the players’ association, but Goto and Obara defected due to internal dissatisfaction, and it was finally disbanded in 1999.

The history of the Heisei Ishingun gives us a glimpse of the internal conflicts in the professional wrestling world and its complex human relationships.



Leon White, also known as Vader, is a legend who made his professional wrestling debut in 1985 and was active in the Japanese and American professional wrestling worlds.

Since his shocking debut in New Japan Pro Wrestling, he has won numerous belts, and despite his large size, he has the skills to perform moonsault presses.

His career is colored by a variety of episodes, such as his loss to Kobashi’s lariat and his appearance in an Anpanman costume.

Vader’s presence cemented his position as the “Emperor Warrior” in the professional wrestling world.


vader attack

Vader Attack is a technique that Vader was good at, and is a technique in which he uses his huge body to ram the opponent from the front, and at the same time, punches the opponent by sandwiching the opponent’s face with both forearms.

This move symbolized Vader’s overwhelming power.

The force of Vader’s attacks is an important element that impresses his physical strength.


vader hammer

The Vader Hammer is a move Vader uses to turn the tide of the match towards him, using the inside of his forearm to slam his opponent into the head.

This technique was a direct demonstration of Vader’s great power.

As the name suggests, Vader’s Hammer allows you to see a powerful blow similar to a hammer from Vader’s hands.


best of the super juniors

Best of the Super Juniors is a tournament held by New Japan Pro Wrestling since 1990 to determine the top junior heavyweight wrestlers.

Wrestlers from other organizations also participate, making this tournament one of the most prestigious events in the junior mat world both domestically and internationally.

Best of the Super Juniors is a wonderful stage where you can enjoy the clash of skills and souls of junior heavyweight wrestlers.


head scissor whip

The head scissor whip is a technique in which the opponent’s neck is pinched between their legs and thrown while spinning sideways.

This technique is known as Corbata in Lucha Libre, and Toryumon’s Dragon Kid uses Rosario and Deja Vu as derivative techniques.

The head scissor whip is a great example of the combination of pro wrestling finesse and acrobatic movement.



The Pedigree is a move used by WWE’s HHH, in which he bends his opponent forward, hooks his arms, then jumps to his knees, slamming his opponent into the mat in the face.

Considering the safety of the technique, he sometimes releases the hook mid-jump for opponents who are difficult to receive.

Pedigree is a complex technique that requires skill and consideration on the part of the performer, as well as its destructive power.



In professional wrestling, heavyweight refers to wrestlers who weigh over 100 kg, and there are many wrestlers who fight primarily by utilizing their power.

Heavyweight wrestlers add a unique charm to the world of professional wrestling with their intensity and overwhelming power.


baby face

A babyface refers to a good wrestler, and in Lucha Libre, he is called a limpio.

As heroes of justice, they gather support from fans and liven up the matches.

Babyface wrestlers are an integral part of the professional wrestling story, giving fans hope and dreams.



“HELL YEAH!” is a passionate phrase used by fans of Stone Cold Steve Austin to support him.

When Austin calls out, “Give me a hell yeah!”, the fans respond in unison, “HELL YEAH!”

This interaction symbolizes the entertainment value of professional wrestling and the strong bond it has with its fans.



Hellraisers is a tag team formed by Hawk Warrior and Power Warrior (Kensuke Sasaki).

They formed during Animal Warrior’s hiatus due to injury and won the IWGP Tag Team Championship.

The Hellraisers have carved out a name for themselves as one of the most powerful tag teams in professional wrestling.


renzo gracie

Renzo Gracie is a member of the Gracie family who practices Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, an advanced form of Jiu-Jitsu that incorporates techniques from professional wrestling and boxing.

At PRIDE, he faced Kazushi Sakuraba and lost in an armlock.

Henzo’s Jiu-Jitsu shows a new side of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, combining traditional techniques with new tactics.


Whis Gracie

Whis Gracie is the most faithful inheritor of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in the Gracie family.

After Wheeler lost to Kazushi Sakuraba, he fought for an hour and a half in a special no-time match, but ultimately lost.

Whis’ match showed the world the depth of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu’s mentality and tactics.


wheeler gracie

Wheeler Gracie was defeated by Kazushi Sakuraba, ending the undefeated legend of the Gracie family.

This defeat was a huge shock within the clan.

Wheeler’s loss represented a transformative moment in the worlds of professional wrestling and martial arts, and it has had a profound impact on generations to come.


hawk warrior

Hawk Warrior, known as the older brother of the Road Warriors, captivated pro wrestling fans with his reverse mohawk, face paint, and distinctive entrance costume.

Since forming a team with Animal Warrior in 1983, he has won numerous tag team titles in NWA, WWF, etc. with his overwhelming power fighting.

However, in 2000 he developed heart disease and suddenly passed away in 2003.

Hawk Warrior is a legend in the world of professional wrestling, and his influence continues to be felt today.


Naohiro Hoshikawa

Naohiro Hoshikawa is a professional wrestler who gained attention for his kick-based style and wearing a school uniform in the ring.

After debuting in Michinoku Pro Wrestling, he moved to Osaka Pro Wrestling and then joined ZERO-ONE, but in 2004 he was seriously injured in an accident during a match.

Hoshikawa’s accident was a reminder of the risks that always exist in the professional wrestling ring.


Naohiro Hoshikawa critical case

On October 17, 2004, during a match at ZERO-ONE, Naohiro Hoshikawa was hit with a powerbomb from a 4-meter wire fence, followed by a lariat and fell into a coma.

This accident was diagnosed as acute subdural hematoma, and it sent a huge shockwave through the professional wrestling world.

This incident made me think once again about the dangers of professional wrestling and the importance of protecting the safety of athletes.


Kantaro Hoshino

After debuting in Japan Pro Wrestling, Kantaro Hoshino worked in the United States and moved to New Japan Pro Wrestling. After his retirement, he worked as a promoter, and in 2002 he formed Makai Club.

His career was a colorful one both in and out of the ring.

Kantaro Hoshino’s career shows his multifaceted role in the world of professional wrestling.


body press

The body press is a professional wrestling technique in which you place your entire body weight on your opponent to inflict damage.

There are two types of attacks: one is performed against an opponent who is lying on their back, and the other is performed against an opponent who is standing (body attack).

The body press is one of the basic techniques of professional wrestling, and is widely used for its simplicity and effectiveness.


Norio Yasunaga

Although Noboru Yasunaga was a modest player in the junior class, he was known as a skilled gamer who toyed with his opponents with his precise techniques.

He currently serves as a referee for New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Yasunaga’s intelligent fighting style in the ring teaches viewers about the deep tactical aspects of professional wrestling.


bobby ologon

Bobby Ologon is known for his appearance on Sanma no Karakuri TV’s “Karakuri Funiest Foreign Language Academy” and was well-known for his characteristic strange Japanese.

He also showed talent in martial arts, and even though he was an amateur, he surprised everyone by winning with K-1 Dynamite!!.

Bobby’s versatility and personality have captivated many fans beyond television.


bob sapp

Bob Sapp has taken pro wrestling, K-1, and PRIDE by storm with his overwhelming physical ability, and can be said to be one of the most famous fighters in the martial arts world.

It is said that he will become even more frightening if he acquires skills, but his intelligence is also attracting attention.

Sapp’s career exemplifies the “aesthetics of power” in the martial arts world.


bobo brazil

Bobo Brazil was the first black wrestler to compete on the mats in Japan, and his specialty was the headbutt known as the cocobat.

His appearance brought diversity to the Japanese professional wrestling world.

Bobo Brazil’s exploits demonstrate the international nature and universal appeal of professional wrestling.


what? (What?)

“What?” is Steve Austin’s trademark phrase, meaning “Ah?” or “What’s this?”

He repeats this during his opponent’s microphone appeal, showing his unique charisma.

“What?” is a phrase that symbolizes Austin’s strong character and the entertainment value of professional wrestling.


Bon Class

“Boncrase” is a term used by Hiroaki Maeda to criticize Pancrase, which caused tension between him and Pancrase’s Kazuo Takahashi.

This exchange of words symbolizes the passion and sometimes fierce competition that lurks within the world of professional wrestling.



mark kjaer

Mark Kjaer was an active player in PRIDE and had such well-balanced abilities that he was called the “strongest primate hominid.”

However, after falling into a slump and experiencing a fainting loss, he was recruited by Shinya Hashimoto to join ZERO-ONE.

The trajectory of Mark Kjaer’s career is a story of successes, setbacks and the difficulty of starting again in the world of sport.


Mark Kjaer kidnapping case

The Mark Kjaer poaching incident is an incident in which Kjaer, who was under contract with PRIDE, was forced to join ZERO-ONE by Shinya Hashimoto.

This caused a major rift between PRIDE producers Inoki and Hashimoto, leading to the Battlers’ withdrawal from ZERO-ONE.

This incident highlights the complexity of human relationships and the difficulty of contract issues in the professional wrestling world.


mark coleman

Mark Coleman is the winner of the PRIDE Grand Prix 2000 and is a former wrestler.

His fast tackling and powerful punches and knees are his winning formula, knocking out many opponents.

He is also called the “red demon” because his face turns bright red during matches.

Mark Coleman’s fighting style is a perfect combination of wrestling technique and martial arts, giving us a glimpse into the secret behind his strength.


mark hunt

Mark Hunt debuted in K-1 in 2000 and is known for his toughness, winning the K-1 World GP in 2001.

In 2004, he participated in PRIDE and won a decision against Silva.

Mark Hunt’s durability and fighting style embody the image of an “iron man” in the martial arts world.


microphone appeal

Microphone appeals are the appeals wrestlers make to customers and opponents during a match, which greatly contributes to the excitement of the match.

However, it is often difficult to hear what is actually being said.

Microphone appeals are an important means of enhancing the show aspect of professional wrestling and communicating with fans.


Mount position

The mount position refers to the posture in mixed martial arts in which a fighter rides a horse on his opponent, and is an important position for gaining an advantage in the match.

From this state, it is easy to transition to striking attacks and joint techniques, creating a very dangerous situation.

The back mount position against a prone opponent is considered to be an even more advantageous position.

The mount position is a position that brings together the best of strategic maneuvering and technique in mixed martial arts, and its importance is immeasurable.


Hiroaki Maeda

After debuting in New Japan Pro Wrestling, Hiroaki Maeda established UWF to open up new horizons in professional wrestling, and left a big mark on the world of professional wrestling through Rings.

His career, while sometimes controversial, shows that he has always pursued innovation in professional wrestling.

Maeda’s path is still talked about by many fans today as a revolutionary trajectory in the history of professional wrestling.


Makai No. 1

Makai No. 1 is a member of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Makai Club, and his true identity has not yet been revealed.

He is a mysterious wrestler with unique techniques such as the characteristic lariat and the “Makai Windmill Gatame”.

The existence of Makai No. 1 shows that the diversity and mystery of characters in professional wrestling is an element that captures the imagination of fans.


Makai No. 2

Makai No. 2 is a member of the Makai Club who specializes in aerial techniques, and since he speaks the Kyushu dialect, there were rumors that he might be Ryota Chikuzen.

When he challenged for the U-30 title, he revealed himself to be Ryota Chikuzen.

Makai 2’s characters convey the regional expression and richness of individuality in the world of professional wrestling.


Makai No. 3

Makai No. 3 was a member of the Makai Club and was a tall power fighter who used the Tornado Claw Line as a weapon, but he suddenly disappeared.

There is speculation as to its true identity that it may be GREAT MUTA.

Mysterious characters like Makai No. 3 are one of the elements that make the world of professional wrestling even more dramatic.


Makai No. 4

Makai 4, a member of Makai Club, debuted on January 4, 2003 as part of the tag team Harimaou’Z.

He fights with an intense fighting style that mainly focuses on punches and kicks.

When he first appeared, Hiroyoshi Tenzan revealed his true identity, saying, “Katsuyori Shibata, don’t fool around!” However, he continued to wear a mask after that, but was eventually revealed to be Katsuyori Shibata.

The story of how the true identity behind the mask is revealed is one of the charms of professional wrestling.


Makai No. 5

Makai Club member Makai No. 5 also appeared in 2003 as a member of “Hagenmaou’Z”.

His techniques and character are characterized by heavy kicks and an obsession with a specific wrestler, and there was speculation that he was Mitsuya Nagai, but he was eventually unmasked by Takashi Iizuka and revealed his true identity. It happened.

The story of Makai No. 5 teaches us the importance of character creation in professional wrestling.


Makai Club

Makai Club, formed by Kantaro Hoshino in August 2002, was a group of villains that made the professional wrestling world a hit for a while.

However, due to internal issues, the group disbanded in September 2004.

The existence of Makai Club has shown us the drama of group unity and dissolution in professional wrestling.


Magnum TOKYO

Magnum TOKYO is a wrestler with a unique background as a former AV actor, and his special moves have names that reflect his character.

His hip-swinging Frankensteiner is especially impressive.

Magnum TOKYO’s characters and performances highlight the entertainment value of professional wrestling.



After Akebono suffered four consecutive losses in K-1, he became known as “Makebono.”

His challenge highlighted the differences between the worlds of sumo and K-1.

The nickname “Makebono” reflects the rigor with which athletes challenge themselves in different fields and the expectations placed on them by their fans.


Masa Saito

Masa Saito is a former wrestler in New Japan Pro Wrestling, and is famous for his past battle with Inoki at Ganryujima and for being involved in a police assault incident.

His “prison hardening”, which was born from his time in prison, became his signature technique.

After retiring, he worked as a commentator, but it seems that he did not get along well with announcers Tsuji and Manabe.

His eventful career is part of the dynamic history of professional wrestling.


magical sleeper

“Demon Sleeper” is another name for Inoki’s signature move, Choke Sleeper.

This technique is more than just a sleeper hold, and is powerful enough to instantly stun the opponent.

The frightening nature of this move symbolizes Inoki’s influence and high level of skill in professional wrestling.


Daijiro Matsui

Daijiro Matsui is a member of the Takada Dojo and is known as the “Kaikomi Captain”.

Despite repeated failures, he is a player who has steadily improved.

Matsui’s career teaches us the importance of continuing to take on challenges without fear of failure.


Yukinori Matsui

Yukinori Matsui is a unique figure who not only serves as a referee in Osaka Pro Wrestling, but also participates in skits in the ring.

Matsui’s activities are a great example of enjoying the entertainment value of professional wrestling.


Yu Manabe

Yu Manabe is an announcer for Asahi TV and is known for his fighting manzai with Onita.

His indomitable spirit as an interviewer touched many viewers.

Manabe’s work epitomizes the passion and courage required in the field of journalism.


mario spahey

Mario Spahy is the leader of the Brazilian top team, one of the world’s best in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

His accomplishments demonstrate the high level of skill and competitiveness in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Spehey’s success is proof that continued training and dedication make top athletes.


Masamichi Marufuji

Naomichi Marufuji is a wrestler who uses the most sophisticated aerial techniques in All Japan Pro Wrestling.

However, he seems to regret joining All Japan, where junior heavyweights are looked down upon.

After transferring to NOAH, he started interacting with Michinoku Pro Wrestling, and it was a moment of respite for him.

He has many female fans, and some say he resembles a celebrity monkey, but that aside, his performance in the ring is unique.

Marufuji’s skill and charisma are one of the treasures in the professional wrestling world.



Mankind is a unique wrestler with unkempt hair and a patchwork mask who was active in the WWF.

He had many intense matches, including death matches, and was forced to retire after losing a loser’s retirement match to The Rock due to Triple H’s machinations.

Mankind’s presence represents both the drama and madness of professional wrestling.


mandible claw

Mankind’s special move is to stick his hand inside the opponent’s mouth, a simple but terrifying move.

The use of socks on the hands increases its destructive power.

This move was a unique symbol of Mankind’s character and continued to amaze fans.



It is a joint technique developed by Inoki that uses the whole body, and once it is completely fixed, it is impossible to escape.

The technical sophistication of Mangatai demonstrates Inoki’s deep understanding of martial arts.


manhattan drop

This is a technique in which you hold your opponent’s thighs and drop their crotch onto your knees.

This move is an example of professional wrestling’s technical versatility and strategy.


missile kick

A dropkick performed from the corner post, there are two types of kicks: frontal and sideways.

The dynamism of a missile kick enhances the appeal of professional wrestling action.


Mitsuharu Misawa

Mitsuharu Misawa is known as a pro wrestling genius, especially for his powerful elbows.

After serving as president of All Japan, he founded NOAH, and has many fans for his leadership and in-ring ability.

His erotic content on the year-end special program is also a hot topic, but his contribution to professional wrestling is immeasurable.

Mitsuharu Misawa’s career is one of true legend in the world of professional wrestling.


Mr. Human

Mr. Hito, real name Katsuji Adachi, made his debut in Japanese professional wrestling in 1967 after a career in sumo wrestling, and after a successful tour to the United States, he moved to Calgary to work with wrestlers.

After retiring, he runs an okonomiyaki restaurant called “Yuki” in Osaka, and shows his unique side by revealing the private lives of wrestlers.

His career shows a wide variety of activities that extend beyond the world of professional wrestling, and it’s easy to see why he continues to be loved by fans even after his retirement.


Mysterio Lana

The Mysterio Rana is a modified Huracanrana devised by Rey Mysterio Jr., in which he jumps on his opponent from behind, spins around halfway, and then applies the technique.

This technique was passed down to Dragon Kid through Spell Delphine and Ultimo Dragon.

The beauty and complexity of this move symbolizes the wrestler’s high level of technical ability.


Michinoku Driver I

Michinoku Driver I is a technique used by TAKA Michinoku, which drops the opponent like the Liger Bomb, but other wrestlers also used it, which is why it was discontinued.

The originality of the techniques and the shared culture with other wrestlers shows us the depth of professional wrestling.


Michinoku Driver II

Michinoku Driver II is TAKA Michinoku’s special move, and is also used by Dr. Wagner Jr.

The history of this move and the interactions between TAKA and Wagner provide an entertaining little episode from the professional wrestling world.

The transmission and development of techniques represents one aspect of professional wrestling’s storytelling.


Michinoku Pro Wrestling

Michinoku Pro-Wrestling is an organization founded with the idea of ​​“Bringing Lucha to Tohoku” and has been facing various problems, including financial difficulties and Delphine’s escape incident.

The persistence of Michinoku Pro Wrestling despite its challenges shows the strength of pro wrestling’s influence on local communities.


mick foley

Mick Foley is the true identity of Mankind, and played a variety of roles, from a cheerful old man to a commissioner.

Although he ultimately lost a death match and retired, his mentality of “I’m OK with a different ring name” shows the flexibility of the professional wrestling world.

Mick Foley’s career is a testament to his tremendous contribution to the professional wrestling industry and his never-ending passion.


Minoru Special

Minoru Tanaka’s specialty is the “Minoru Special”, which is a modified jumping arm joint technique.

Tanaka’s technique of spinning while wrapping around his opponent’s arm shows his originality and technical ability.

This technique perfectly exemplifies Minoru Tanaka’s creativity and acrobatic movements in the ring.


Minoru Special II

Minoru Tanaka’s “Minoru Special II” is a technique developed from the Northern Light Suplex, in which he throws his opponent, jumps himself, spins backwards, and performs an inverted arm squeeze.

This move represents Minoru Tanaka’s technical sophistication and strategic thinking, making his game even more appealing.


mirko crocop

Mirko Crocop is a former Croatian police special forces member and also known as a K-1 fighter.

His left high kick defeated many top fighters with its “invisible speed”. He also serves as a member of the Croatian parliament and has international recognition.

Cro Cop’s career is a rare example of success in both sports and politics, and his influence on many fronts is immeasurable.


Mil Mascaras

Mil Mascaras is known as “The Man with a Thousand Faces” and is a legend who brought authentic Lucha Libre to Japan.

His habit of changing his mask symbolizes his mystique and the multifaceted nature of his character.

The existence of Mil Mascaras conveys the universality and appeal of professional wrestling that transcends national borders.


moonsault press

The moonsault press is synonymous with aerial killing and was first unveiled by the original Tiger Mask.

Keiji Muto’s moonsault press is particularly praised for its beauty and technical skill.

The moonsault press is a technique that conveys the acrobatic technique and artistry of professional wrestling at the same time.



“Muga” is an independent show created by Tatsuji Fujinami, and aims to return to “good old professional wrestling.”

The concept of “Mugo” is valuable as an attempt to respect the tradition and essence of professional wrestling and to convey it to modern times.


Aki Mukai

Aki Mukai is Nobuhiko Takada’s wife and is also active as a TV personality.

Although she was unable to have children herself due to uterine cancer, she had twins through a surrogate mother.

When she said, “It would be a sin not to leave behind this person’s genes,” you can feel her strong will and love.

Mukai’s story teaches us both the miracle of modern medicine and the depth of family love.


uncrowned king

“Uncrowned Emperor” refers to a player who is somehow unable to win a championship belt despite his ability.

This symbolizes the harshness of the world of sports, where ability is not everything.

I feel that this quote shows that many factors other than ability influence success.



Musashi succeeded Masaaki Satake as the Japanese K-1 fighter and rose to the top.

His career has progressed to include two runner-up finishes in the K-1 GP, but many of his wins have come by decision, leading some to question the judges’ favoritism. .

Musashi’s career is a testament to the growth and complexity of martial arts.


Keiji Muto

Keiji Muto is a professional wrestling genius known for his brilliant fighting style and junior-class explosive power.

Despite suffering from a knee injury, he won an unprecedented six championships, made a surprise transfer from New Japan Pro Wrestling to All Japan Pro Wrestling, and even became president, his career has produced numerous dramas.

Muto’s story depicts a wrestler with a spirit of challenge and change.


Keiji Muto, please suck it to the bone!

Keiji Muto’s comments when he transferred to All Japan Pro Wrestling show his strong will and passion for All Japan Pro Wrestling.

I feel that these words show Muto’s determination to succeed in his new location.


Keiji Muto is progressing even more!

These words from Keiji Muto after his victory in the G1 Climax on August 15, 1995 symbolize his confidence and positive attitude.

This statement gives a sense of Muto’s unstoppable progress and spirit of always aiming high.


Muto All Japan transfer incident

In January 2002, Keiji Muto suddenly announced that he would not renew his contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling and would transfer to All Japan Pro Wrestling.

Players such as Satoshi Kojima and Kashin, as well as the front staff, also left the club along with him.

It is generally believed that Muto ran out of love due to the unclear direction of New Japan Pro-Wrestling, but there is also a theory that Hiroshi Hase was behind the scenes.

This incident was a major turning point in the professional wrestling industry and shows how much influence one wrestler can have on the industry.


Kazunari Murakami

Kazunari Murakami is a disciple of Naoya Ogawa, and his fighting style tends to rely on taunts and mounted punches.

He is often seen as a “biting dog” due to his fighting style, such as his loss to Masaaki Satake at PRIDE10.

Since September 2002, he has been active in New Japan Pro Wrestling as a member of Makai Club.

Murakami’s career makes you think about the importance of tactics and how to use provocation in the ring.


Takehiro Murahama

Takehiro Murahama is a former kickboxing world super featherweight champion and currently belongs to Osaka Pro Wrestling.

He has a track record in martial arts, including a draw with Wheeler Gracie, and is expected to continue in the professional wrestling world.

Murahama’s versatile background blurs the lines between martial arts and professional wrestling, offering new appeal to fans of both worlds.


I can’t force it, I can’t do it.

A line used by Akebono in a commercial for consumer finance “Lake”. Although intended as a warning against over-indebtedness, some find it unconvincing as Akebono himself symbolizes his inability to do so in the ring.

This line makes me think about the irony of activities outside the ring and the persuasive power of characters in their public messages.



Messiah is Dragon Kid’s signature move, in which he jumps on his opponent with a head scissors, then spins his body to perform a DDT.

This move symbolizes Dragon Kid’s acrobatic abilities and the technological evolution of professional wrestling.


Mecha Japanese women’s wrestling

“Mecha Mecha Japan Women’s Pro Wrestling” is a professional wrestling corner broadcast on Fuji TV’s “Mecha Mecha Iketeru!”.

Here, Fresh Gals and Gokuraku Alliance compete against each other, and Chibi Tiger usually appears at the end.

Although there are some surprisingly serious fights, there is humor typical of a variety show throughout.

This corner is a great opportunity to convey the fun of professional wrestling to a wide range of viewers, and it also provides some fun and laughter.


“Please wake up!”

Naoya Ogawa’s words to New Japan Pro Wrestling fans came after his shocking battle with Shinya Hashimoto.

Looking at their current collaboration in ZERO-ONE, fans may find these words ironic.

Over time, the meaning of the word has changed, and now it has a deeper resonance.


Naruaki Mochizuki

DRAGON GATE’s Shigeaki Mochizuki is a junior wrestler with powerful kicking skills.

He formed the heel group M2K and developed unique activities in the ring.

However, his subsequent transformation showed a new side to his fans.

Mochizuki’s career has been varied and shows the diversity and complexity of professional wrestling.


Mochitsuki Power Bomb

Takaiwa’s “Mochi Tsuki Power Bomb” is a technique in which he slams the opponent with a power bomb over and over again.

In reality, the other party is also cooperating, and the impact is overwhelming.

This technique gives a sense of both the physical intensity of professional wrestling and the skill of the production.


muhammad ali

Muhammad Ali is one of the greatest boxers in history.

His “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” style is legendary.

The mixed martial arts match with Inoki is a major event that will remain in the history of sports.

Ali’s career teaches not only excellence as a sportsman, but also strength and vulnerability as a human being.


Mohamed Yone

Mohamed Yone is a former Battlers wrestler whose trademark is his afro hair.

His appearance in the Gluttony Corner further increased his popularity.

Yone’s career is a great example of how wrestlers build their character outside of the ring.


mongolian chop

The Mongolian Chop is a powerful chop performed with the arms crossed horizontally towards the opponent’s collarbone.

This technique is used by many wrestlers for its unique movement and impact, and can be a decisive move that changes the flow of a match.

This simple yet effective technique continues to be loved by fans today as one of the versatile attacks in professional wrestling.


match fixing

Match-fixing refers to a situation where the winner or loser is determined in advance.

It is also commonly shortened to “Yao,” and its actual status has long been considered taboo in the professional wrestling world.

However, recently we have seen organizations such as WWE openly acknowledge this aspect of entertainment.

Public statements about match-fixing are spreading the perception that professional wrestling is a show, blurring the line between sports and entertainment.



Nickname for Manabu Nakanishi in New Japan Pro Wrestling. This nickname comes from his wild fighting style.

The nickname “Wildman” perfectly describes Manabu Nakanishi’s play style and personality, making him a must-have for his fans.


Tadao Yasuda

A sumo wrestler who started out as a comedian for New Japan Pro Wrestling and was active in PRIDE and other groups.

Although he won the IWGP heavyweight belt, his problematic behavior was noticeable after that.

Tadao Yasuda’s career speaks to the rigors of professional wrestling and his struggle to survive in it.


Kazuo Yamazaki

A wrestler who is active in the UWF and has a sharp kicking technique known as “Razor.”

He also competed in New Japan Pro Wrestling, but retired due to health issues. He currently runs a clinic and provides commentary.

Kazuo Yamazaki’s story is not only interesting for fans, but also his life after retirement.


Keiichi Yamada

A wrestler who trained in Mexico after being rejected by New Japan Pro Wrestling due to his lack of height.

Although he negotiated directly with Kotetsu Yamamoto and was introduced to New Japan, he disappeared after an expedition to England.

Jushin Liger said, “It has become the style of Liverpool.”

The story of Keiichi Yamada is one of the mysteries in professional wrestling, and many fans still speculate about his whereabouts.



Kazuo Yamazaki’s nickname.

A friendly nickname has the power to bring you closer to your fans.


Yamamoto Kotetsu

In addition to being a professional wrestler, he also worked as a coach, commentator, and referee for New Japan Pro Wrestling after his retirement.

He also appears on many variety shows.

Kotetsu Yamamoto is a stalwart of the world of professional wrestling who has made tremendous contributions both inside and outside of the ring. His multifaceted talent is still remembered by many.


Norihisa Yamamoto

He had all the expectations of Rings on his shoulders, but was defeated in just 11 seconds at PRIDE.

Norihisa Yamamoto’s match results remind us of the unpredictability of the world of martial arts.


young lion

A name given to new wrestlers in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

The name Young Lions symbolizes the hopes and possibilities they have for the future.


You’re fired!

Words used in the popular American TV show “The Apprentice” and phrases used when exercising power in WWE.

This line has left a strong impression not only in American pop culture, but also in the world of professional wrestling.



Ultimate Fighting Championship, or UFC for short, is a pioneering mixed martial arts event that started in the United States in 1993.

Whis Gracie won the first tournament, making the name of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu known to the world.

Legendary players such as Mark Coleman and Don Frye also appeared here.

The UFC event changed the map of mixed martial arts. The UFC is undoubtedly responsible for laying the foundation for today’s MMA boom.



Abbreviation for Universal Fighting Arts Organization. This is an organization founded by Inoki, and is not an unidentified flying object.

The name is so misleading that Ogawa laughs bitterly.

The name UFO conveys Inoki’s boldness and humor. You can get a glimpse of his vision of merging martial arts and entertainment.


You suck!

The line used by Kurt Angle when the WWE crowd boos him. It has the meaning of “bastard” and has a very strong reaction.

In the world of professional wrestling, the voices of the audience often directly influence matches and wrestlers’ characters.

It can be said that this line had the effect of making Kurt Angle’s character stand out even more.



A group that pursues the strength of pure martial arts and is known for its style that eliminates the show elements of professional wrestling.

Founded in 1984 by Hiroaki Maeda, it laid the foundation for modern martial arts.

The existence of UWF breathed new life into the professional wrestling world. The style of real fighting they pursued has influenced many martial arts events of later generations.


UWF Inter

A successor organization to the UWF, which competes against New Japan.

However, it ultimately came to an end due to Choshu.

The UWF Inter was an era in the history of professional wrestling, but it’s sad how it ended.

However, that passionate battle is deeply etched in the memories of the fans.


good children

Saito said this after KO’ing Misawa in the post-match brawl at NOAH.

He taught the children the courage to not give up even in difficult situations.

Saito’s line feels like it conveys an important lesson not only in the wrestling ring, but also in life.


Yutaka Yoshie

He is a member of New Japan Pro Wrestling, and unfortunately his fashion sense has deteriorated significantly after returning from Europe.

Unfortunately, the combination of hairstyle and costume has become the subject of humor among fans.

However, his skills in the ring are highly praised. He made a surprising turn and changed his hair to a normal one.

Despite his ever-changing appearance, his skills in the ring have always been top-notch. Ability is better than appearance!


Hidehiko Yoshida

After winning the gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics, he is a multi-talented person with multiple careers.

He also made a successful transition from judo to mixed martial arts, defeating Whis Gracie under special rules.

His path is a symbol of an adventurous spirit that goes beyond just one field and the ability to lead it to success.


four point position

One of the positions seen in mixed martial arts. Take a superior position against an opponent who is on all fours.

In this situation, the player who is on top has a big advantage.

The four-point position is part of the strategic maneuvering of mixed martial arts and teaches the importance of positioning.


Four-figure fixation

This is a legendary move in professional wrestling that had lost its luster for a while, but Keiji Muto has made it a popular move once again.

A feature of this technique is that if it is reversed, the person applying it will feel pain.

Even classic techniques can be breathed new life into the right hands. A great example of the history and evolution of the technique.



liger bomb

A type of power bomb, in which the opponent is lifted up and jumped higher in the air before slamming them into the mat.

This powerful finishing move is further powered up with the Thunder Liger Bomb, which runs and hits the opponent while carrying them.

It is said to have been inspired by the muscular driver from the manga “Kinnikuman.”

The impact of this technique is just like thunder hitting the ground!


La Quebrada

A technique introduced by Ultimo Dragon, in which he uses a rope to do a backflip and ram into an opponent outside the arena.

In the United States, it is called the Acai Moonsault, after Ultimo’s other name, Acai.

This technique combines beauty and precision, almost like dancing.


last ride

A variation of the Powerbomb developed by The Undertaker that slams the opponent into the mat from a higher position than normal.

It appears as a new special move in WWE, where piledriver-type moves are prohibited.

Overwhelming destructive power that seemed to herald the end. No one will be able to escape this technique.


rusher kimura

A legend who was active in All Japan Pro Wrestling and later participated in NOAH.

He was also known as Genki Baba’s apprentice, and after his death, he sought a new role.

He is a true legend who left many warm stories in the professional wrestling world and continues to be loved by fans.


La Mahistral

A technique that traps the opponent’s hand between your legs and rolls forward to round the opponent. A sophisticated technique that evokes the essence of lucha libre.

This move perfectly demonstrates the technical beauty and strategy of professional wrestling.



A blow of the arm delivered from a full sprint. Although it is simple, its power is immeasurable, and many wrestlers have won with this technique.

Although it is simple, there is overwhelming power in that blow. It is a technique that symbolizes true strength.



A modified spear tackle that Shuji Kondo specializes in.

This is a technique in which the opponent is picked up and run for a few powerful steps before slamming them down onto the mat.There are variations of this technique, such as from behind the opponent and adding a half-turn.

The destructive power of this technique symbolizes Shuji Kondo’s power and high level of technique!



A sumo wrestler known for his unique character.

Just looking at the techniques performed from its gigantic back is awe-inspiring.

Rikishi’s presence is evident in his every move in the ring, and he truly is a one-of-a-kind character.



A legend in the Japanese professional wrestling world. His karate chop gave great courage to post-war Japan.

However, he had many troubles in his personal life, which ultimately led to tragedy.

Rikidozan’s life is still passed down through the generations along with many legends.


rick steiner

Known as the older brother of the Steiner brothers, he gained popularity for his fighting style that utilized his amateur wrestling skills.

Rick Steiner’s fights are the epitome of strength and brotherhood.


ric flair

He has been active in the world of professional wrestling for decades and has won many championships.

His microphone performance is legendary in the professional wrestling industry.

Ric Flair’s career is truly history in professional wrestling.

I will never forget his “Wooooo!”


reverse splash

A technique that uses momentum from the top of the corner to jump onto an opponent who is on their back using their entire body.

Vader and Niizaki Life are good at it.

The power of a reverse splash not only inflicts overwhelming damage on the opponent, but also makes you feel the courage of the person performing it.


Reverse DDT

A modified version of DDT, in which you grab your opponent’s head from behind and then fall down, hitting the back of your opponent’s head.



A Japanese-Brazilian professional wrestler who works for Inoki’s office and became a wrestler in 2000 by directly appealing to Inoki.



A square ring where wrestlers compete, surrounded by steel corner posts and wired ropes, with wooden planks and rubber mats spread over a canvas.


ring in

to enter the ring. There are various styles depending on the wrestler, such as jumping over the top rope and using the corner post.



The organization was founded by Hiroaki Maeda, and gained popularity by discovering strong players from countries such as the Netherlands, but after Maeda retired, PRIDE lost its popularity and its activities ceased.


ring soul

This professional wrestling shop is located under the elevated shopping street of Motomachi Station on the JR Kobe Line, and is a must-visit place for professional wrestling fans.

It is known for its wide selection of products and events, and there is also a cafe bar on the second floor.


ring name

A name equivalent to a “stage name” in the professional wrestling world. Some use their real names, while many others use completely new names or variations on their real names.

This name may reflect the character’s image or story.

I feel that the ring name is an important element that highlights the individuality and charm of a professional wrestler.


soul of the ring

Kiyotaka Nambara was the host of a professional wrestling and martial arts program that used to be broadcast on the Mainichi Broadcasting System.

Broadcasting has ended in some areas, and it seems that some people have decided to distance themselves from professional wrestling for a while as a result.

The fact that fans sometimes leave when the show ends shows how much the show stuck in their hearts.


Lou Thesz

A legendary wrestler with a record of 936 consecutive wins. His specialty was the backdrop, which he passed on to many junior wrestlers.

He retired in 1990 and passed away in 2002.

I think it’s because of legends like Lou Thesz that professional wrestling is still loved by so many people today.



A villain in Lucha Libre (Mexican professional wrestling).

In Mexico, wrestlers who fight without masks are often the villains.

The villain also plays an important role in enlivening the story.



A wrestler who fights in the Lucha Libre style.

It is characterized by aerial techniques and complex exchanges of techniques, which captivate the audience.

The acrobatic fighting style of luchadores is truly a work of art that captivates the viewer.


lucha libre

A wrestling style that originated in Mexico and means “free fighting.”

It is characterized by the frequent use of aerial techniques and complex joint techniques.

The dynamic exchange of techniques in Lucha Libre creates a unique world that captivates viewers.


Rey Mysterio Jr.

A wrestler who succeeded his uncle Rey Mysterio and was active in Mexico before moving on to WCW and then WWE in the United States.

Despite his small stature, he attracts many fans with his mobility.

Rey Mysterio Jr.’s mobility and beauty of technique show us that professional wrestling is not just a competition, but an art form.


red shoes unno

He previously worked as a referee for All Japan Pro Wrestling, and has been in that role for New Japan Pro Wrestling since 2001.

He is known for making it seem like his “special skill” even if he is thrown forcefully by a wrestler or receives a strong impact during a match.

His “special skill” brings out the beauty of professional wrestling even more!


Lenny Hart

She is an American-born woman who has been active in Japan since 1988, and is known for her characteristic curly tongue during PRIDE entrance calls.

His passion and strength especially stands out when he calls out the names of players that include the “A” line.

Her unique calls heighten the anticipation for the match even more.


Remy Bonjasky

He is a K-1 fighter who belongs to Mejiro Gym in the Netherlands and is famous for his aerial techniques such as flying knee kicks and jumping high kicks.

In fact, he has an unexpected background as a former bank employee.

At the K-1 Grand Prix in 2003 and 2004, he defeated strong competitors one after another and achieved consecutive victories.

His technique is truly a dance in the air! It’s amazingly strong.


Law is war

In the United States, WWE’s professional wrestling program airs every Monday, and was once popularly known as “Raw,” but the name was changed to “RAW” after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

This program is linked with “Smackdown” as a core program of WWE.

“RAW” continues to spread the appeal of professional wrestling to the world.


road warriors

A legendary tag team consisting of Hawk Warrior and Animal Warrior, known for their distinctive face paint and rugged costumes.

They overpowered many opponents with their powerful wrestling styles and won numerous tag team championships.

Their overwhelming presence is legendary in the professional wrestling world.


rolling cradle

This technique involves grabbing the opponent’s arms and legs from behind, causing them to fall down, and rolling around the ring, confusing the opponent and forcing them into a fall.

“Cradle” means cradle in English, and as the name suggests, it is used to wrap around and control the opponent.

Contrary to the name of the technique, its effectiveness is tremendous!


rolling sobat

This technique involves rotating around one’s own body, jumping up, and delivering a kick aimed at the opponent’s face or chest.

Originally derived from a ground kick to the abdomen, it was refined by the original Tiger Mask.

Excellent rotational technique and jumping power are required to perform this technique beautifully.

Truly a ballet in the air! The fusion of beauty and power of the technique is wonderful.


(The) Rock

He is a WWE superstar, and although he has an overconfident character, he is overwhelmingly popular due to his charm.

He has gone beyond the world of professional wrestling and is active in a variety of fields, including writing a best-selling autobiography, giving speeches to support the president, and appearing in movies.

His charisma shines on any stage.


Enjoy Rock-sama’s mastery!

This phrase is Rock’s signature line to his fans.

The original text is “If you smell what the Rock is cooking,” which raises expectations for his performance.

Just hearing this word will make you excited!


rock bottom

A special move that can be said to be synonymous with Rock, slamming the opponent into the mat with a combination of a choke slam and an osoto-gari.

This move followed by a People’s Elbow is emblematic of his winning pattern.

The moment when the flow of a match changes with just one move, it gives me goosebumps.


rob van dam

Known for his ring name that is a play on Jean-Claude Van Damme, he captivates fans with his sweet mask and amazing jumping ability.

Since joining the WWF, he has gained many fans with his skills and charisma.

His games are like watching aerial acrobatics.


romero special

This technique captures the legs and arms of a prone opponent and lifts them upside down into a split-stride position.

This state of affairs is sure to stir up various imaginations in the viewer.

The use in the anime “Galaxy Angel” is also fresh in my memory.

The originality and visual impact of this technique is truly top-notch!



wild pegasus

This is the ring name used by Chris Benoy when he competed in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Under this name, he had many memorable matches and left a strong impression on wrestling fans around the world.

The name Wild Pegasus perfectly represents his fierce fighting style and high flying ability.


Armpit hardening

This technique is a type of submission technique that is mastered by trapping the opponent’s arm under your armpit and arching your body using the armpit as a fulcrum.

There is also a variation in which a standing opponent is placed face down on the ground, and the form used by Yoshiaki Fujiwara is especially beautiful, and due to its sharpness, it is called the “Fujiwara Armbar” in America.

The technical sophistication and effective mastery of Wakigatame is proof of true technical ability.


What you gonna do, brother?

This is Hulk Hogan’s famous line that he asks his fans as part of his performance.

It has a provocative meaning, “What would you do if Hogan’s fans in the venue went out of control?” and shows Hogan’s charisma and promotional skills.

This line symbolizes Hogan’s overwhelming presence and strong connection with his fans.



Antonio Inoki’s characteristic chuckle. This laugh is familiar to fans as a signature that represents his personality and attitude toward battle.

Inoki’s laugh reflects his unique character and legendary status in the world of professional wrestling.




At the end


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The professional wrestlers who fascinate the audience may look scary, but they are top-notch wrestlers.


Bright and fun professional wrestling. Pro wrestling can make you laugh and cry.


Please come to the venue and watch professional wrestling.

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