Teruaki Kanemitsu
Kanemitsu in January 2017
Birth name Teruaki Kanemitsu (金光 輝明, Kanemitsu Teruaki)
Born January 24 1993 (1993-01-24) (age 27)
Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Teruaki Kanemitsu
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 90 kg (200 lb)
Trained By Junji Hirata
Debut January 1, 2016


Teruaki Kanemitsu (金光 輝明, Kanemitsu Teruaki, born January 24, 1993) is a Japanese professional wrestler trained by and best known for his work in New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) as young lion.

Professional wrestling career Edit

After enrolling in the New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) dojo in 2015 with a background in karate, judo and amateur wrestling, Kanemitsu made his professional debut on March 3, 2016, in a loss to Sho Tanaka.[1] Kanemitsu continued to lose most of his matches throughout the early stages of his career, and after losing to Shiro Tomoyose on May 19, he returned to the dojo for further training.[2] Kanemitsu returned to the ring in September 2016 having gained a considerable amount of muscle, first losing to Kenoh on September 1,[3] but finally defeating Hirai Kawato on September 4 for his first professional win.[4] In November 2016, Kanemitsu defeated Kawato six times in a row.[5] In December 2016, it was announced that he had suffered a cervical spine injury and would be out of action indefinitely. On April 1, 2019 Kanemitsu left the promotion while is injured.

In wrestling Edit

  • Signature moves
    • Boston crab
    • Dropkick
    • Lariat
    • Missile dropkick

Championships and accomplishments Edit

  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him #483 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2017[6]

References Edit

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