Takanori Ito (伊藤貴則 Itō Takanori, born September 20, 1993), is a Japanese professional wrestler who works currently for GLEAT. He's best known for his work in Wrestle-1, where he was former one-time UWA World Trios Champion and two times and longest-reigning Wrestle-1 Result Champion and one-time Wrestle-1 Tag Team Champion, alongside Masayuki Kono.
Ito before entering on the Wrestle-1 dojo, Ito had a background on Karate where he had the black belt.
Professional wrestling careerEdit
On September 18, 2016 Ito made his wrestling debut with his mate Dennis Shinohara losing to Mazada and Nosawa Rongai. After he scored his first win defeating another rookie Kohei Fujimura. On November 12 it was announced that Ito will be joining his rookie mates to Pro Wrestling A.C.E.
On April 19 Masayuki Kono challenged Koji Doi and Kumagoro into a title match for the Wrestle-1 Tag Team Champions. Kono announced that he would find himself an appropriate teammate which end up to be Ito being his partner. On May 4 Ito and Kono defeated Koji Doi and Kumagoro to win the Wrestle-1 Tag Team Championship. They lost the titles back to Doi and Kumagoro on June 24. On July 2 Ito defeated Seigo Tachibana in the finals of a tournament to earn the right to enter in the Wrestle-1 Grand Prix. At the Wrestle-1 Grand Prix Ito managed to get into the semifinals losing to his tag team partner Masayuki Kono. After the lost Ito won his first singles title in his career defeating Koji Doi on July 16 to win the Wrestle-1 Result Championship. He lost the title to Seigo Tachibana on his second title defense on August 11. Ito won the title back from Tachibana on September 2. On September 21 Ito alongside Seigo Tachibana announced that they had moved to the main roster and they will become official members of the W-1 roster on October 1.
On November 5 after Ito defended the Wrestle-1 Result Champion against Daiki Inaba. Afterwards, Ito announced that he was joining NEWERA. On December 2 Ito, Koji Doi and Kumagoro defeated Shotaro Ashino, Yusuke Kodama and Seigo Tachibana to win the UWA World Trios Championship. In the process, Ito became a double crown champion. On February 14, 2018 Ito lost the Wrestle-1 Result Championship to NEWERA stablemate Jiro Kuroshio. On March 14 Ito, Doi and Kumagoro lost the titles to Mazada, Nosawa Rongai and Fujita. After some dimension between the group and some infighting NEWERA officially decided to disband o April 19. On March 31, 2020, Ito was released by Wrestle-1, after the promotion suspended its activities on the following day. On August 20, 2020, it was announced that Ito and Soma Watanabe would join the newly founded promotion by LIDET Entertainment called GLEAT with him and Watanabe being the first official signings of the promotion.
- Finishing moves
- High-Angle Bridging German Suplex
- Signature moves
- Diving Splash
- Fallaway slam
- Penalty Kick (Soccer kick to the chest of a seated opponent)
- Roundhouse Kick