Takehiro Yamamura (山村武寛 Yamamura Takehiro, born May 28, 1995) is a Japanese professional who works currently for Oriental Wrestling Entertainment (OWE).
Yamamura his best known for the time he worked on Dragon Gate. Since his debut he as challenged for two of Dragon Gate championships titles. The Open The Brave and Twin Gate Championships once each. Yamamura received a push at the beginning of 2017. Yamamura even participated in the King of Gate tournament in May until the beginning of June. Shortly, after Yamamura was sidelined cervical dislocation injury. During this time, it was announced that Yamamura would work for Oriental Wrestling Entertainment in China.
Early life[edit | edit source]
In his three years at the elementary school, Yamamura trained baseball and Yamamura interested in professional started when he played video games at a friends house. He quickly became a huge fan and wished to become a wrestler.
Professional Wrestling Career[edit | edit source]
Dragon Gate (2015–2018)[edit | edit source]
Debut and rookie days (2015)[edit | edit source]
On the beginning, Yamamura was denied to enter on the main roster until he ended wrestle in dark matches. On September 11 Yamamura debut on the main roster on Dragon Gate had his first victory when he defeated Kaito Ishida. On September 13 to September 20 Yamamura participated at the 2015 Summer Adventure Tag League at block B teaming with Gamma and replacing Cima that was injured and at the Summer Adventure Tag League Yamamura used CIMAs’ ring costume for the league matches. They finished the tournament with only 2 points but those points were when Gamma teamed with Cima. Yamamura changed his ring attire to white and black shorts.
Over Generation (2015–2018)[edit | edit source]
On October 8, Cima formed a new unit with Yamamura, Eita, Gamma, El Lindaman, Punch Tominaga, and Kaito Ishida. On November 1, the unit was named Over Generation. On November 23 to December 5 Yamamura, Kaito Ishida and CIMA participated at the tournament for the vacated Open the Triangle Gate Championship at the first round they defeated VerserK (Cyber Kong, Kotoka and Naoki Tanizaki) but they lost in the semifinals to VerserK (Naruki Doi, Shingo Takagi and YAMATO). The rest of the matches in 2015 and 2016 were just midcard matches. On April 7, the all the members of Over Generation invited Dragon Kid to joined the stable and Kid joined the stable. On April 22 Yamamura had his first win on 2016 when he and El Lindaman defeated Punch Tominaga and U-T. On July 7 it was announced that Yamamura would participate at the 2016 Summer Adventure Tag League with Kaito Ishida at block A. At the end of the Summer Adventure Tag League Yamamura and Ishida finished block A with only 2 points defeating Yosuke Santa Maria and El Lindaman.
On February 22 Yamamura and the rest of the Over Generation Unit entered into a feud with VerserK after Yamamura wrestled a match against Big R Shimizu that ended in a time limit draw later that night Yamamura and Shimizu replaced Masato Yoshino and Kotoka to be Naruki Doi's and Ben-K's partners later that night. In the middle of the match, Dr. VerserK cost Yamamura the match revealing to be his Over Generation stablemate Punch Tominaga who joined VerserK in the process. After the match Over Generation and VerserK agreed to a Loser Loses a Member Headhunting Match. On March 4 Eita faced El Lindaman for the Open The Brave Gate Championship. The match ended in a no contest due to Punch Tominaga and Mondai Ryu and Yamamura (who was trying to save from the attack of VerserK) interference. Due to this the Open The Brave Gate Champion was vacated and Eita and Yamamura were announced to take part in the tournament to crown the new champion. On March 8 Yamamura, CIMA, Eita, Dragon Kid and Naruki Doi defeated VerserK (Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, Cyber Kong, El Lindaman and Punch Tominaga) in a Unit Headhunting Match after Yamamura pinned Tominaga after hitting him with Stardust Press. Because of the stipulation of the match CIMA choose Mondai Ryu as the new member of the Over Generation. On March 19, Takehiro Yamamura was defeated by Kzy, failing to advance to the semifinals.
On April 1 Yamamura pinned the Open The Brave Gate Champion Jimmy Kagetora in a six-man tag team match. However, he would not challenge Kagetora for the Open The Brave Gate Champion, saying that first, he would own his skills. The following day, Kagetora would pin Yamamura in another six-man tag team match. On April 23 Yamamura and Kagetora would then face each other in another, where Yamamura got the win pinning Kagetora after a Stardust Press. Following that Kagetora then challenged Yamamura into a match at the Dead or Alive for his Open The Brave Gate Championship. Yamamura would then accept the challenged. This led on May 5 Yamamura unsuccessfully challenging Kagetora for his Open The Brave Gate Championship. In May to the beginning of June Yamamura made his first appearance in the King of Gate tournament at block C. Yamamura would finish the tournament with 3 points defeating former three-times Open The Dream Gate Champion and current and one-half of the Open The Twin Gate Champions is Over Generation stablemate CIMA and then he would even wrestle Jimmy Kagetora again ending in a time-limit draw.
On October, 1 during an eight-man tag team match, Yamamura suffered an injury, which later was diagnosed with a cervical dislocation. Following the Dragon Gate restructure on May 7, 2018, it was announced that Yamamura would leave Dragon Gate to work for Oriental Wrestling Entertainment, despite being signed by Dragon Gate Entertainment.
Oriental Wrestling Entertainment (2018–Present)[edit | edit source]
Shortly after, in OWE Yamamura formed a new stable with CIMA, El Lindaman, T-Hawk, Gao Jingjia, Zackery Wentz and Dezmond Xavier named Strong Hearts. On June 13, Strong Hearts appeared in Wrestle-1, declaring an all-out war against the promotion. On December 15, Yamamura made his ring return against El Lindaman in a time limit draw. On April, 3,2019 during a Wrestle-1 Tag Team Championship match, Yamamura suffered the same injury he suffered 7 months ago after landing on his head doing a cradle.
In wrestling[edit | edit source]
- Finishing moves
- Stardust Press (Corkscrew moonsault)
- High-angle senton bomb
- Signature moves
- BANG! BANG! BANG!/Bang 3 (Three soccer kicks to a seated opponent)
- Body slam
- Bridging fisherman suplex
- Buzzsaw Kick (High speed roundhouse kick to the head of a seated, kneeling or rising opponent)
- Cross-legged fisherman driver
- Casadora Driver (Wheelbarrow victory roll)
- European Clutch (Double wrist-clutch flip into a bridging cradle pin)
- Japanese leg roll clutch
- Missile dropkick
- Modified Achilles heel hold
- Topé con Hilo (Somersault topé through the second and top ropes)
- Roundhouse kick
- Samoan driver
- Springboard body splash
- Triangle choke
- Entrance themes
- "7 Seas Sky" by Yatsuka Nakagawa (part of Over Generation and singles competition)
Championships and Accomplishments[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- ドラゴンゲート10.8後楽園大会Cima＆フジイ＆Gamma vs.鷹木＆サイバー＆Kotokaのトラインアングルゲート戦、クネスvs.谷嵜 (in Japanese). Battle News (2015-10-09). Retrieved on 2015-10-08.