Ryo Matsuri (祭遼 Matsuri Ryō) is a Japanese professional wrestler, better known for his ring name Onryo (怨霊 Onryō). He is mostly known for his work in Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling and Big Japan Pro Wrestling. He is the founder of 666 promotion.
Pro wrestling career
Matsuri started his career as Wolf Ozawa in the Tokai University backyard wrestling promotion, where he was contacted by Mens Teioh to train in Wrestle Dream Factory. He adopted the gimmick of Onryo (怨霊 Onryō), based in the Japanese folklore ghosts of the same name, and started to use pale facepaint and shabby clothes which released ashes with each movement. He was in-storyline a dead wrestler who had returned for vengeance, and elements of his gimmick included the ability to turn invisible to his opponents and disappear at will. Onryo gained popularity and appeared in promotions like Pro Wrestling Fujiwara Gumi and Wrestle Association R before signing with Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling. He participated in the Super J-Cup 2000, eliminating Curry Man before being eliminated himself by CIMA.
In 2003, Onryo founded 666 along with The Crazy SKB. Along with his participations in 666, he found his niche in Big Japan Pro Wrestling teaming with (and occasionally facing) MEN's Teioh in junior heavyweight matches.
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
Championships and accomplishments
- Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling
- Kaientai Dojo
- UWA World Middleweight Championship (1 time)
- Wrestling Marvelous Future
- WMF Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- WEW Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Tetsuhiro Kuroda
- Onryo profile . Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved on 2013-12-14.
- Profile at Puroresu Central . Puroresu Central. Retrieved on 2013-11-21.
- Wrestling Marvelous Future: 2003 (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved on 2013-11-21.
- Wrestling Marvelous Future: 2002 (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved on 2013-11-21.