|Tachibana in September 2017|
Seigo Tachibana (立花誠吾 Tachibana Seigo, born August 1, 1997), is a Japanese professional wrestler who works currently for DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDT) as a freelancer.
He is best known for his time in Wrestle-1, where he is a former one-time Wrestle-1 Tag Team Champion, UWA World Trios and Wrestle-1 Result Champion. Tachibana then became known for his catchphrase "Haaaah" receiving the Popular Word Grand Prix Award.
Professional wrestling career[edit | edit source]
Wrestle-1 (2015–2020)[edit | edit source]
After he graduated from high school he passed an audition that took place in 2015 in the Wrestle-1 Dojo he would later make his debut losing to Kaz Hayashi on March 30, 2016. On August 6 he got his first singles win against a fellow rookie Jun Tonsho. On November 12 it was announced that Tachibana will be joining his rookie mates to Pro Wrestling A.C.E. In January 2017 he participated in the tournament to crown the first Wrestle-1 Result Champion where he lost to Kumagoro in the first round.
Then he would align himself with the Wrestle-1 Champion Shotaro Ashino, competing in multiple tag team matches together. Then Tachibana would take part in a tournament in Pro Wrestling ACE, where the winner of the tournament would earn a spot to participate in the Wrestle-1 Grand Prix He would get into the finals losing his fellow ACE classmate Takanori Ito. However, after the match, Ashino stated that he would not align with weak wrestlers. Then Tachibana would debut a new finishing move the Silver Lock, beating one-half of the UWA World Trios Champions and fellow ACE classmate Ganseki Tanaka. After the match, Tachibana stated that he would continue to become stronger in order to Ashino align with himself again. On August 6 during a six-man tag team match, Tachibana submitted a former Wrestle-1 Champion Daiki Inaba. Later that night he challenged Takanori Ito for the Wrestle-1 Result Championship. This followed up on August 11 Tachibana defeating Ito to win the Wrestle-1 Result Championship. This also avenged the loss against Ito in their first match against each other. Before Tachibana won the title he formed a stable with Yusuke Kodama (who left NEW ERA in order to align himself with Ashino) formed a stable named Enfants Terribles. Tachibana lost the title back to Ito on September 2. On September 21 Tachibana alongside Takanori Ito announced that they had moved to the main roster and they will become official members of the W-1 roster on October 1. On October 21 Tachibana, Ashino and Kodama defeated NEWERA (Jiro Kuroshio, Koji Doi and Kumagoro) for the UWA World Trios Championship. They lost the titles to Koji Doi, Kumagoro, and Takanori Ito. On May 6, 2018, Tachibana was kicked out of Enfants Terribles. On June 11, 2019, Tachibana and Shuji Kondo defeated Masayuki Kono and Alejandro to win the Wrestle-1 Tag Team Champions, they would relinquish the titles after Tachibana suffered a neck injury. On March 31, 2020, Tachibana was released by Wrestle-1, after the promotion suspended its activities on the following day.
All Japan Pro Wrestling (2020)[edit | edit source]
DDT Pro-Wrestling (2020–Present)[edit | edit source]
In April, Seigo Tachibana began asking DDT's President Sanshiro Takagi to work for DDT, which Takagi initially agreed to book him for a show, if a video interview he uploaded to his Youtube page reached 1,000 viewers. The goal was met but Tachibana never heard back from Takagi, leading him to interrupt a Q&A session between Takagi and Hisaya Imabayashi to get an answer on May 15, which Takagi shifted the responsibility over to Imabayashi. On May 24, at DDT TV Show, Tachibana demanded a match, leading Imabayashi to give him an exhibition match with Hideki Okatani, which ended in a time limit draw. On May 30, Tachibana demanded again to be booked, but Imabayashi refused because he couldn't defeat Okatani. Tachibana threatened him into giving another match until Nobuhiro Shimatani entered the room also demanding to be booked, leading Imabayashi to book a match between the two. On June 6, on the first night of Wrestle Peter Pan, Tachibana was defeated by Shimatani.
In wrestling[edit | edit source]
- Finishing moves
- Silver Lock (Kimura lock)
- Ebisu Drop (Arm-Trap Samoan Drop)
- Ikemen Otoshi (Cradle Back-To-Belly Piledriver)
- Signature moves
- Diving Bulldog
- Forearm Smash
- Running Elbow