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Orochi
MIYAWAKI
Born June 28 1977 (1977-06-28) (age 42)[1][2][3]
Osaka, Japan[1][2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Harley Miyawaki[4]
Miyawaki
Orochi
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[1][2]
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)[1]
Debut October 18, 2001[1][2][3]

 

Miyawaki (stylized in all capital letters, born June 28, 1977)[1] is a Japanese professional wrestler, best known for his work in the Kaientai Dojo and Osaka Pro Wrestling promotions. He has also wrestled in the United States for Chikara and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG). He currently wrestles as Orochi (ヲロチ, Worochi) for Doutonbori Pro-Wrestling and where he is also a former WDW Tag Team Champion with HUB.

Professional wrestling careerEdit

Miyawaki made his professional wrestling debut in Puerto Rico, facing Super Crazy on October 18, 2001.[1] Upon his return to Japan, he joined the Apache Pro-Wrestling Army promotion, where he spent his first years in the business, before making Kaientai Dojo his new home promotion.[1] Miyawaki won his first professional wrestling title on May 6, 2007, when he and Yoshiya defeated Saburo Inematsu and Yuji Hino for the Strongest-K Tag Team Championship.[5] A year later, Miyawaki won the title for the second time with KAZMA.[6]

Miyawaki has also made several wrestling trips to the United States. In February 2006, he took part in Chikara's 2006 Tag World Grand Prix, where he and Yoshiaki Yago made it to the second round before losing to compatriots Kudo and MIKAMI.[7] Miyawaki and Yago returned to the promotion the following May to unsuccessfully challenge The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli) for the Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas.[8] In February 2007, Miyawaki took part in Chikara's first-ever King of Trios tournament, where he, Yago and Kudo made it all the way to the finals, before losing to Jigsaw, Mike Quackenbush and Shane Storm.[9] A year later, Miyawaki, Kudo and Susumu made it to the quarterfinals of the 2008 King of Trios tournament, before losing to Eddie Kingston, Joker and Ruckus.[10] The following July, Miyawaki made his debut for Southern California-based Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), teaming with Kazma in a three-way tag team match, where they were defeated by The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson).[11]

On November 20, 2008, Miyawaki made his debut for Osaka Pro Wrestling as the masked character Orochi.[12] He initially joined the rudo army, but in 2010 turned on the group and joined a new stable named Joker,[12] as a member of which he went on to become a two-time Osaka Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champion and a one-time Osaka Pro Wrestling Owarai and Independent World Junior Heavyweight Champion.[13][14][15][16] In April 2013, Orochi, along with Joker stablemates HAYATA, Hideyoshi, Kuuga and Masamune left Osaka Pro to join Kuuga's new Doutonbori Entertainment System promotion.[17][18] In June, during the promotion's inaugural event, Miyawaki revealed that he had wrestled under the Orochi mask and made all subsequent appearances for the promotion unmasked and under his original ring name.[19] On June 22, 2014, Miyawaki defeated Saburo Inematsu to win Kaientai Dojo's top singles title, the Strongest-K Championship, after Inematsu legitimately dislocated his left shoulder and was unable to continue the match.[20] Initially, Miyawaki refused the title, but the Kaientai Dojo commission recognized him as the official champion on June 25.[21] He lost the title to Kengo Mashimo in his second defense on August 24.[22] On June 28, 2015, Orochi alongside HUB defeated the Super Sonic (Real Inunakin and TORU) to win the WDW Tag Team Championship. On September 19, 2016 they lost the WDW Tag Team Championship to B Faultless Junky's (Jaki Numazawa and Masashi Takeda) ending their of 449 days, with until now being considered the longest reining champions.

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
    • As Miyawaki
      • Death Penalty (Bridging reverse DDT)[1][2][3]
      • Genocide (Cross-legged sitout scoop slam piledriver)[2][3]
    • As Orochi
      • Onifusha (Fireman's carry dropped into a sitout side powerslam)[16]
      • Reverse DDT[15]
  • Signature moves
    • Canadian backbreaker rack[3]
  • Entrance themes
    • "Horse, Will Be Dust (M Version)" by D.B.M.N.[2] (as Miyawaki)
    • "Future Kill" by Warzy[1] (as Miyawaki)
    • "Ningengari" by Seikima-II[12] (as Orochi)

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Miyawaki (in Japanese). Kaientai Dojo. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Miyawaki (in Japanese). Big Japan Pro Wrestling. Archived from the original on 2010-08-07. Retrieved on 2013-09-28.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Miyawaki . Puroresu Central. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  4. Miyawaki 2006-08-26. ja:ジ・アメリカンドリーム (in Japanese). Livedoor. Retrieved on 2013-12-09.
  5. 5月6日(日)K-Special(千葉BlueField) (in Japanese). Kaientai Dojo. Archived from the original on 2007-12-18. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  6. 6月20日(金)Club-K Tour in Osaka (大阪・デルフィンアリーナ道頓堀) (in Japanese). Kaientai Dojo. Archived from the original on 2008-10-09. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  7. Vetter, Chris 2006-04-21. Tape Review: Chikara Pro, "Tag World Grand Prix," night 1, Feb. 24, 2006, with Hero, Castognoli, Delirious, Necro surprise . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  8. Chikara: Campeonatos de Parejas . Chikara. Archived from the original on 2013-04-25. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  9. Vetter, Chris 2007-02-23. Torch Indy Weekend Preview: Whitmer-Morishima, Cannon-Low Ki, Shelley & Sabin team in PWG . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  10. Vetter, Chris 2008-03-04. Torch Indy Weekend Report: Mexican team wins in Chikara, Christian over Styles, Kingston over Scorpio . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  11. Life During Wartime . Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 ja:ヲロチ (in Japanese). Osaka Pro Wrestling. Archived from the original on 2012-08-22. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  13. 13.0 13.1 ja:11月28日試合結果 (in Japanese). Osaka Pro Wrestling (2010-11-28). Archived from the original on 2013-10-10. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  14. 14.0 14.1 ja:3月19日試合結果 (in Japanese). Osaka Pro Wrestling (2011-03-19). Archived from the original on 2013-10-10. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 ja:9月26日試合結果 (in Japanese). Osaka Pro Wrestling (2010-09-26). Archived from the original on 2013-10-10. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 ja:2月9日試合結果 (in Japanese). Osaka Pro Wrestling (2013-02-09). Archived from the original on 2013-10-10. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  17. ja:3月30日試合結果 (in Japanese). Osaka Pro Wrestling (2013-03-30). Archived from the original on 2013-10-10. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  18. ja:大阪プロレスに激震!6人大量離脱 (in Japanese). Sports Navi. Yahoo! (2013-03-30). Archived from the original on 2013-04-03. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  19. Leung, Jonathan 2013-08-27. Tuesday Roundup: BKK Produced, Osaka Pro in Z1 Tournament . Osaka Holiday Paradise. Archived from the original on 2014-03-01. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  20. 2014年6月22日(日)Club-K Super in Osaka(大阪・若獅子会館) (in Japanese). Kaientai Dojo. Archived from the original on 2014-07-25. Retrieved on 2014-06-24.
  21. Battle Info (in Japanese). Kaientai Dojo. Archived from the original on 2014-06-27. Retrieved on 2014-06-27.
  22. 2014年8月24日(日)Club-K Super in TKPガーデンシティ千葉(TKPガーデンシティ千葉 4F コンチェルト) (in Japanese). Kaientai Dojo. Archived from the original on 2014-08-26. Retrieved on 2014-08-24.
  23. 道頓堀プロレスの「道頓堀最強男決定戦トーナメント2015」1回戦の組み合わせが決定!Hun&ヲロチがWDWタッグ王座を奪取 (in Japanese). Battle News (2015-06-29). Retrieved on 2015-06-29.
  24. Ironman Heavymetalweight Title . Puroresu Dojo. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  25. 25.0 25.1 Title History (in Japanese). Kaientai Dojo. Retrieved on 2015-12-27.
  26. 12月13日(土)Club-K Super overthrow(千葉BlueField) (in Japanese). Kaientai Dojo. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
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