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===New Japan Pro Wrestling (2016–2019)===
 
===New Japan Pro Wrestling (2016–2019)===
In March 2016, Umino began training under NJPW's "[[Young Lions|young lion]]" system. After one year of training, Umino made his debut on April 13, 2017, at [[Lion's Gate Project#Lion's Gate Project 4|Lion's Gate Project 4]] losing to [[Taka Michinoku]]. As is customary for most professional wrestlers as young lions, Umino spent most of his matches losing to other, more experienced wrestlers, which would help put over other wrestlers while at the same time give Umino some in-ring, televised, experience. Umino competed in the [[Young Lion Cup#2017|2017 Young Lion Cup]], finishing the tournament with a record of two wins and three losses, failing to win the tournament. In April 2018, Umino main evented [[Lion's Gate Project#Lion's Gate Project 11|Lion's Gate Project 11]] on April 10, teaming with [[Yuji Nagata]] in a losing effort against to [[Ayato Yoshida]] and [[Shu Asakawa|Go Asakawa]]. On June 30, 2018, Umino compete for the first time outside of Japan working in NJPW and Revolution Pro Wrestling show, [[Strong Style Evolved UK]] in England losing to [[Tomoyuki Oka|Great O-Kharn]]. From November 17 until November 7, Umino competed in the [[World Tag League#2019|2019 World Tag League]] teaming with Ayato Yoshida, losing all of their matches in the tournament.
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In March 2016, Umino began training under NJPW's "[[Young Lions|young lion]]" system. After one year of training, Umino made his debut on April 13, 2017, at [[Lion's Gate Project#Lion's Gate Project 4|Lion's Gate Project 4]] losing to [[Taka Michinoku]]. As is customary for most professional wrestlers as young lions, Umino spent most of his matches losing to other, more experienced wrestlers, which would help put over other wrestlers while at the same time give Umino some in-ring, televised, experience. Umino competed in the [[Young Lion Cup#2017|2017 Young Lion Cup]], finishing the tournament with a record of two wins and three losses, failing to win the tournament. In April 2018, Umino main evented [[Lion's Gate Project#Lion's Gate Project 11|Lion's Gate Project 11]] on April 10, teaming with [[Yuji Nagata]] in a losing effort against to [[Ayato Yoshida]] and [[Shu Asakawa|Go Asakawa]]. On June 30, 2018, Umino compete for the first time outside of Japan working in NJPW and Revolution Pro Wrestling show, [[Strong Style Evolved UK]] in England losing to [[Tomoyuki Oka|Great O-Kharn]]. From November 17 until November 7, Umino competed in the [[World Tag League#2019|2019 World Tag League]] teaming with [[Ayato Yoshida]], losing all of their matches in the tournament.
   
 
In March 2019, Umino took part in the [[New Japan Cup#2019|2019 New Japan Cup]] losing to [[Hiroshi Tanahashi]] in the first round. On June 9, 2019 at [[Dominion 6.9 in Osaka-jo Hall (2019)|Dominion 6.9 in Osaka-jo Hall]], after Umino lost in singles match against [[Jon Moxley]]. Following the loss, Moxley appreciated Umino's efforts and Umino became beaome Moxley's protégé and began managing his matches, with Moxley nicknaming him '''Shooter'''. In August 2019, the young lions of the Japan and L.A. dojos were involved in a heated rivalry that was build up during the [[G1 Climax#2019|2019 G1 Climax]] and [[Super J-Cup (2019)|Super J-Cup]] tours. In September, Umino took part in the [[Young Lion Cup#2019|2019 Young Lion Cup]]. Umino would lose the first match of the tournament to [[Alex Coughlin]]. Despite losing his first match, Umino bounced back winning four matches in a row. However, on September 22 at [[Destruction (2019)|Destruction in Kobe]], Umino entered the final day with a chance to win tournament, but a loss against [[Karl Fredericks]] prevented him from winning it. Afterwards, in post-match interview, Umino asked to be sent to a learning excursion. The following day, NJPW granted Umino request and announced that he would be leaving for a learning excursion in the United Kingdom.
 
In March 2019, Umino took part in the [[New Japan Cup#2019|2019 New Japan Cup]] losing to [[Hiroshi Tanahashi]] in the first round. On June 9, 2019 at [[Dominion 6.9 in Osaka-jo Hall (2019)|Dominion 6.9 in Osaka-jo Hall]], after Umino lost in singles match against [[Jon Moxley]]. Following the loss, Moxley appreciated Umino's efforts and Umino became beaome Moxley's protégé and began managing his matches, with Moxley nicknaming him '''Shooter'''. In August 2019, the young lions of the Japan and L.A. dojos were involved in a heated rivalry that was build up during the [[G1 Climax#2019|2019 G1 Climax]] and [[Super J-Cup (2019)|Super J-Cup]] tours. In September, Umino took part in the [[Young Lion Cup#2019|2019 Young Lion Cup]]. Umino would lose the first match of the tournament to [[Alex Coughlin]]. Despite losing his first match, Umino bounced back winning four matches in a row. However, on September 22 at [[Destruction (2019)|Destruction in Kobe]], Umino entered the final day with a chance to win tournament, but a loss against [[Karl Fredericks]] prevented him from winning it. Afterwards, in post-match interview, Umino asked to be sent to a learning excursion. The following day, NJPW granted Umino request and announced that he would be leaving for a learning excursion in the United Kingdom.
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