Birth name Kenichi Sakai
Born May 25 1982 (1982-05-25) (age 38)
Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Ken45°
American Football Ken
Fake Sandman
Kenichi Hanai
Pineapple Hanai
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Trained By Ultimo Dragon
Debut December 7, 2002


(Kenichi Sakai (坂井 謙一, Sakai Kenichi),[1] (born May 25, 1982 in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese professional wrestler in the Michinoku Pro Wrestling promotion known by his ring name Ken45°.


He debuted in Toryumon as "Pineapple Hanai" in the Los Salseros Japoneses stable, along with Takeshi Minamino and Mango Fukuda. He has since changed to a Rock and Roll character along the lines of Japanese legend, Ricky Fuji. When he first joined El Dorado, he wanted to become a member of the Aagan Iisou stable, but would lose a match to Takuya Sugawara which stipulated that he could not even occasionally team up with them. He instead became freelance, not allied with any stable. After growing tired of his free lifestyle, he joined up with the Sukiyaki stable when they were first being formed. He soon turned and joined the Hell Demons stable.

Outside of wrestling, he is part of the rock band Crazy Crew with Ricky Fuji and The The Great Sasuke.

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
    • BARONESS (Over the shoulder reverse piledriver)[1]
    • Loop of Pine (Vertical suplex stunner)[1]
    • Scorpion Death ROCK (Sharpshooter, with theatrics)[1]
  • Signature moves
    • Bicycle kick followed by a Gannosuke clutch followed by a low blow
    • Break the Hammer (Double chickenwing facebuster)[1]
    • Cryptosporidium[1] / Rock 'n Roll (Gannosuke clutch)
    • Frankensteiner
    • Inverted atomic drop transitioned into a low blow followed by a lariat
    • Over the top rope suicide dive
    • Region Bomb (Pumphandle sitout powerbomb)
    • Salsa Salsa (Hammerlock Gannosuke clutch)[1]
    • Salsa Salsa II (Arm wrench Gannosuke clutch)
    • Salsa Salsa WILD (Straight jacket roll-up transitioned into a straight jacket jackknife)[1]
    • Snap DDT
    • Swinging neckbreaker

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Profile at Puroresu Central . Puroresu Central. Retrieved on 2015-02-11.

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