Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==== Early career (2006–2008) ==== The 5th graduate of the [[Dragon Gate Trueborn|Dragon Gate dojo]], Onodera had previous professional fighting experience competing under his real name in Pancrase and was recruited into [[M2K#Final M2K|Final M2K]] directly after his debut. [[Yasushi Kanda]] gave him his "Gekokujoh" character and inherited a lot of the Gekokujoh-era moves that Kanda had used during his own career. He later chose to leave Final M2K so he could grow along his own path, which was one of the reasons for the M2K break-up. He won the first [[Dragon Gate Tournaments#Nex-1 Tournament|NEX-1 Tournament]], which earned him the right to travel to the U.S. His stay was brief, at under three months. He returned in May, aligning with his generation peers [[Shingo Takagi]], [[BxB Hulk]] and [[Cyber Kong]] in New Hazard, dropping the Gekokujoh lineage completely and renaming himself to ''YAMATO''. He appeared in Ring Of Honor's All Star Extravaganza III and Super Card of Honor II. He defeated Pelle Primeau and was beaten by Claudio Castagnoli during a U.S. tour. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Puroresu System Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://puroresusystem.fandom.com/wiki/YAMATO"