Kota Minoura (箕浦康太 Minoura Kota, born September 30, 1998 in Gifu, Japan) is a Japanese professional wrestler working for Dragon Gate, trained by their Dojo, where he is currently one-half of the Open The Twin Gate Champions in his first reign.
Professional Wrestling CareerEdit
Minoura trained for his professional wrestling career in the Japanese promotion Dragon Gate's wrestling school called "Dragon Gate Nex". He would make an exhibition match against Hyou Watanabe on June 11, 2018. After almost one month later, Minoura made his official debut on July 5, teaming with "brother" YASSHI and Punch Tominaga in a losing effort against MaxiMuM (Ben-K, Jason Lee and Masato Yoshino). Minoura would make his pay-per-view debut at Dragon Gate's most important pay-per-view at Kobe Pro-Wrestling Festival on July 22, facing Oji Shiiba in a time limit draw at the pre-show. As is customary for most professional wrestlers, Minoura spent most of his matches losing to other, more experienced wrestlers, which would help put over other wrestlers while at the same time give Minoura some in-ring, televised, experience.
On November 6, Minoura faced Masaaki Mochizuki. Before the match, Mochizuki offered a handshake to Minoura, but he slapped him. Minoura would lose to Mochizuki. Following the match, Mochizuki asked him, why he slapped him and Minoura revealed that he wanted to join the Mochizuki Dojo. Mochizuki would praise him for his effort and accepted him to his stable. In December 2019, after Mochizuki Dojo was temporarily suspended, he entered the Dragon Gate stable in order to unite all Dragon Gate generation of wrestlers against Toryumon and R.E.D in a "Generation War". On August 2, 2020, at Memorial Gate in Wakayama, Minoura and Dragon Gate stablemate Jason Lee defeated R.E.D (Kazma Sakamoto and BxB Hulk) to win the Open The Twin Gate Championship.
- Finishing moves
- Bridging High-Angle German Suplex
- Bevel Gear (Fireman's Carry rolled into a Cradle)
- Gang (Sitout Package Powerbomb)