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Mineo Fujita
Mineo Fujita
Mineo Fujita in February 2011
Born November 28 1979 (1979-11-28) (age 40)
Saitama, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Bikuma[1]
Keiji Maeda[2]
Keijiro Maeda[3]
Mineo Fujita[1]
MINEPYON[1]
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[4]
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)[4]
Trained By Animal Hamaguchi[5]
Mr. Gannosuke[5]
Debut 2002

  Mineo Fujita is a Japanese professional wrestler. He currently is a freelancer and he is best known for his at Pro Wrestling Zero1, where he is a former International Junior Heavyweight and NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion and NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Champion with Takuya Sugawara.[6]

Professional wrestling careerEdit

Wrestling Marvellous Future (2002-2008)Edit

Fujita made his professional wrestling debut on November 10, 2002, at Wrestling Marvellous Future and lost to Hisakatsu Oya.[7] As is customary in most wrestling promotions, especially Japan, Fujita lost the majority of his matches to gain in-ring experience and to put over more experienced wrestlers. His first win came on March 23, 2003, when he defeated fellow Naoya Takase.[7] On November 20, Fujita took on Tomoya Adachi for the WMF Junior Heavyweight Championship and lost.[7] In November 2004, Fujita entered WMF Round Robin Tournament where he gained only four points, defeating Garuda for two points and reaching two time limit draws against Onryo and Seiji Ikeda for one point from each, therefore not progressing further.[7] Fujita had another shot at the WMF Junior Heavyweight Championship, in 2005, when he took on GOEMON and lost.[7] In 2005, he changed his name to MINEPYON for a short period. In the Marvelous Future Tag Team Tournament, Fujita teamed up with Kitten Kid and won the tournament by defeating Gosaku and Kamui in the final.[7] Fujita would perform more sporadically for WMF after 2006 due to competing more regularly for other promotions and the fact that WMF was slowly dying.

Osaka Pro Wrestling (2006-2012)Edit

On May 14, 2006, Fujita debuted for Osaka Pro Wrestling and teamed with Flash Moon and Tigers Mask to defeat Billyken Kid, Black Buffalo and Yuko Miyamoto.[8] In August, Fujita had his first title shot at Osaka Pro when he participated in a battle royal for the Osaka Pro Wrestling Battle Royal Championship which was won by Mr. Carasco.[8] Fujita participated in Tenno-Zan 2006 and lost to Asian Cougar in the first round of the tournament.[8] Since the end of 2006, Fujita has competed for Osaka Pro sporadically, returning every year for a couple of matches, this included teaming with Amigo Suzuki Atsushi Kotoge and Daisuke Harada for the Osaka Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championship and lost.[8]

Dradition Pro-Wrestling (2008-2010)Edit

In 2008, Fujita joined Dradition Pro-Wrestling, known simply as Dradition which is a combination of "dragon" and "tradition".[9] On February 23, 2008, Fujita teamed up with Mr. Gannosuke and lost to Takeshi Minamino and Último Dragón.[9] In 2008 he mostly competed in tag team matches and for the first half of 2009 he mostly competed in battle royals.[9] On October 1, 2009, Fujita defeated Hajime Ohara for the NWA International Junior Heavyweight Championship.[9] He would hold the championship until July 19, 2010 when he lost it to Último Dragón.[10]

Fukumen MANIA (2009-2011)Edit

On July 6, 2009, Fujita debuted for Fukumen MANIA at Fukumen MANIA.12 and won a one night tournament called where the winner would become the Fukumen MANIA Super Lightweight Champion.[11] In December, at Fukumen MANIA 13, he lost the championship in his first defence against Ken45º.[11] At Fukumen MANIA 14, 15 and 16, he participated in tag team matches.[11] At Fukumen MANIA 18, he lost an elimination Fukumen MANIA Super Lightweight Championship number one contendership match.[11] He appeared for the last two Fukumen MANIAs.[11]

Pro Wrestling Zero1 (2009-2015)Edit

Fujita made his debut for Pro Wrestling Zero1 on January 23, 2009 and teamed with Yusaku Obata to defeat Shito Ueda and Yuzuru Saito.[12] In late 2010 to early 2011, Fujita participated in numerous number one contendership matches for various championships.[12] On July 14, 2011, Fujita took on Takuya Sugawara for the ZERO1 International Junior Heavyweight Championship and lost.[12] He also took part in Tenka-Ichi Junior Tournament 2011 and made it to the semi final where he lost to Fujita Hayato. Fujita then teamed up with Shito Ueda to take part Furinkazan Tag League 2011 in block B.[12] They won only won match in an upset victory over Akebono and Daichi Hashimoto. In January 2012, Fujita lost to Takuya Sugawara in a match for the ZERO1 International Junior Heavyweight Championship and also involving Ikuto Hidaka.[12] Fujita also had several opportunities to become one half of the NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Champions and lost them all. On August 26, Fujita's hard work finally paid of when he won the NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Championship with Takuya Sugawara.[10] However the celebration would be short lived because they lost the titles to Frank David and Shawn Maxer only 22 days later.[12] On September 19, 2014, Fujita defeated Jason Lee to win the International Junior Heavyweight and NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championships.[13] He lost the titles to Takuya Sugawara on November 3.[14] In 2015 Fujita left Zero1.

Independent Circuit (2015-Present)Edit

Since Fujita left Zero1 he wrestled in indepent wrestling companies like Dramatic Dream Team and Pro Wrestling Heat Up where he won the Powerfull Tag Tournament of 2015 with Kazuhiro Tamura.

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
  • 450° splash,[15] sometimes while springboarding[6]
  • High-angle senton bomb[6][15]
  • KHM-Style Downburst (Sitout side powerslam)[6]
  • Signature moves
  • Cross kneelock[6]
  • Dragon suplex[6]
  • Tiger suplex[6]
  • Various groin attacks

Championships and accomplishmentEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://www.cagematch.net/?id=2&nr=4084&gimmick=Mineo+Fujita
  2. ja:魔界陰陽師軍大逆転!ギター3本TVカメラ6台!超満杯場内大興奮~魔界錬闘会『魔界再臨』 (in Japanese). Miruhon (2015-05-29). Retrieved on 2015-05-29.
  3. ja:【結果】魔界錬闘会10・24新木場 (in Japanese). Ringstars. Ameba (2014-10-25). Retrieved on 2014-10-25.
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.wrestlingdata.com/index.php?befehl=bios&wrestler=5200&bild=1&details=3 Template:Unreliable source?
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://www.wrestlingdata.com/index.php?befehl=bios&wrestler=5200 Template:Unreliable source?
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Profile at Puroresu Central . Puroresu Central. Retrieved on 2013-03-28.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Matches « Mineo Fujita « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH . Cagematch.net. Retrieved on 2012-10-10.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Matches « Mineo Fujita « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH . Cagematch.net. Retrieved on 2012-10-10.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Matches « Mineo Fujita « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH . Cagematch.net. Retrieved on 2012-10-10.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Titles « Mineo Fujita « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH . Cagematch.net. Retrieved on 2012-10-10.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Matches « Mineo Fujita « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH . Cagematch.net. Retrieved on 2012-10-10.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 Matches « Mineo Fujita « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH . Cagematch.net. Retrieved on 2012-10-10.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 ja:9/19後楽園大会 試合結果 (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Zero1 (2014-09-19). Retrieved on 2014-09-19.
  14. ja:【大花火実行委員会】『火乃国大花火』、大仁田がメイン締め!! “世界一金玉のデカい男”ハルク・コーガン、デビュー戦を勝利で飾る!! 11・3『火乃国大花火』試合結果!! (in Japanese). The Big Fight (2014-11-04). Retrieved on 2014-11-03.
  15. 15.0 15.1 http://www.puroresuspirit.com/zero1/mineo-fujita/
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