Oji Shiiba (椎葉旺詞 Shiiba Ouji, ring name: 椎葉おうじ) is a Japanese professional wrestler, trained and currently working for Dragon Gate. Oji has a older brother Kotoka, whom he faced in his retirement on March 6, 2018.
Professional Wrestling Career[edit | edit source]
Dragon Gate (2017-Present)[edit | edit source]
On December 8, 2017 Oji had his debut at the Dragon Gate NEX Sanctuary.160 losing to Shun Skywalker. On December 23 Oji made his pay-per-veie debut at Final Gate, teaming with Hyou Watanabe losing to Skywalker and Yuki Yoshioka in a dark match. Shortly, after Oji's brother Kotoka announced that he was going to retire, Oji teamed with his brother on January 21, 2018 ,losing to Osaka06 (CIMA and Gamma). Afterwards, CIMA praised Oji's efforts and wished him good luck in his career. Instead of having a traditional wrestling attire with black colors. Oji used his own ring attire and also adopted Kotoka's catchphrase Beeeh!!!. As is customary for most professional wrestlers, Oji spent most of his matches losing to other, more experienced wrestlers, which would help put over other wrestlers while at the same time give Oji some in-ring, televised, experience. During Kotoka's retirement tour, Oji occasionally teamed with his brother. On March 3 Oji made his televised pay-per-veiedebut at Champion Gate in Osaka, teaming with Kotoka losing to Dragon Kid and Kzy. On Match 6, Oji faced his brother in his retirement match in a losing effort. On September 30, 2019, Oji returned after being sidelined with an injury, in a match with Jason Lee in a losing effort against R.E.D (Kazma Sakamoto and Diamante). In December 2019, 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 December 27, 2020, after R.E.D forced Toryumon to disband, YAMATO decided to disband the Dragon Gate Generation stable, ending the "Generation War".
In wrestling[edit | edit source]
- Finishing moves
- Dropkick sometimes to a seated opponent
- Elbow smash
- Hurricarrana into a pin
- Open-handed chop
- Springboard moonsault
- Vertical Suplex
- Entrance themes