Shun Watanabe (渡辺俊 Watanabe Shun?, born May 30, 1996) is a Japanese professional wrestler, currently known by the ring name Shun Skywalker (シュンスカイウォーカー Shun sukaiu~ōkā?). Watanabe his known by his high-flying abilities. Watanabe currently works for Dragon Gate where he was trained by the Dragon Gate Dojo.
Professional Wrestling Carrer
Watanabe trained for his professional wrestling career in the Japanese promotion Dragon Gate's wrestling school called "Dragon Gate Nex" and made his debut on April 22, 2016 at Dragon Gate Nex's Sanctuary.144 show in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, at the same time of his classmate Futa Nakamura and where he was defeated by Big R Shimizu. Before his official debut through the start of 2016 Watanabe wrestled some Dark Matches trials. On August 21 after Watanabe made some Dark Matches in the main roster we would wrestled his first televised during the Summer Adventure Tag League tournament when he teamed with Big R Shimizu, Takehiro Yamamura and Kaito Ishida and they defeated Don Fujii, Kzy, El Lindaman and Hyou Watanabe. He would then win and loose some matches and debuted as a rookie wrestler who work mostly on the midcard, wearing all black gear and with no particular ring character, all part of the structured learning process in Dragon Gate. He would then have a alliance with the two rookies of his class Hyou Watanabe and Futa Nakamura where they would wrestled some matches together. On September 22 Watanabe debut in is first PPV in Dragon Gate the Dangerous Gate where he teamed with Don Fujii, El Lindaman and Futa Nakamura and they defeated Over Generation (Gamma, Kaito Ishida and Takehiro Yamamura) and Hyou Watanabe. On November 3, 2016 at the Gate of Destiny PPV, Watanabe had a big win when he and fellow rookies of his class Hyou Watanabe and Futa Nakamura defeated Over Generation (Kaito Ishida, Punch Tominaga and Takehiro Yamamura) where Shun pinned Punch debuting his new finishing move the Moonsault.
Shun Skywalker (2016-present)
On November 11 Watanabe renamed himeself to Shun Skywalker and a become the masked wrestler with high-flying moves. After that the General Manager Takayuki Yagi gave Skywalker and Ben-K (who was fellow rookie classmate Futa Nakamura) an oppurtunity to face the former Open the Twin Gate Champions Jimmyz (Jimmy Kagetora and Jimmy Susumu). During the match Skywalker showed a new move like the High-angle senton bomb. Later that night CIMA advidsed Skywalker, Ben-K and Hyou Watanabe and the rookies Yuki Yoshioka and Katsumi Takashima and welcome them to Dragon Gate then he challenged them to a 10-Man Tag Team Match where his partners would be the veterans Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, Gamma and Dragon Kid and the match was later officialized by Dragon Gate at December 1 at the Korakuen Hall. On December 1 Skywalker, Ben-K, Watanabe and the rookies Yuki Yoshioka and Katsumi Takashima ended up losing to the veterans CIMA, Mochizuki, Kid, Fujii and Gamma.
- Finishing moves
- Skywalker Moonsault (Moonsault)
- High-angle senton bomb
- Signature moves
- Japanense Arm Drag
- Diving Splash
- Entrance themes
- "Dragon Storm 2007 (Insturumental Version)" by Dragon Gate
- Shun Skywalker (in Japanese). Dragon Gate. Dragon Gate. Retrieved on 2016-11-14.
- Iheartdg 1 (in English). Iheartdg. Iheartdg. Retrieved on 2016-11-19.
- Iheartdg-2 (in English). Iheartdg. Iheartdg. Retrieved on 2016-11-19.
- cagematch Gate of Destiny (in English). Cagematch. Cagematch. Retrieved on 2016-11-19.
- Shun Skywalker 2 (in English). Iheartdg. Iheartdg. Retrieved on 2016-11-19.