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Tomohiro Ishii
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Ishii in February 2016
Birth name Tomohiro Ishii (石井 智宏, Ishii Tomohiro)
Born December 10 1975 (1975-12-10) (age 44)
Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Ishii
Tomohiro Ishii
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Trained By Genichiro Tenryu
Riki Choshu
Debut November 2, 1996

  Tomohiro Ishii (石井 智宏 Ishii Tomohiro, born December 10, 1975)[1][2] is a Japanese professional wrestler, currently signed to the New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) promotion. He is also known for his work with the independent Fighting World of Japan Pro Wrestling (Riki Pro) promotion, where he also worked backstage as the chairman.[2] Though pushed for most of his career as an undercarder without any major championship wins, Ishii gathered a cult following,[3][4][5] and in February 2013 was called "probably [one of the] most underrated guys in the business" by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.[6] Ishii's status in NJPW finally began rising in early 2013, culminating in him winning his first title in the promotion, the NEVER Openweight Championship, in February 2014. Ishii has since won the title three more times before capturing the IWGP Tag Team Championship for the first time in January 2017 and the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship in January 2018. Through NJPW's working relationship with the American Ring of Honor (ROH) and British Revolution Pro Wrestling (RevPro) promotion, he won the British Heavyweight and ROH World Television Championships once.

Professional wrestling careerEdit

Early career (1996–2005)Edit

Ishii made his professional wrestling debut at the age of twenty on November 2, 1996, facing Choden Senshi Battle Ranger Z at an event held by Genichiro Tenryu's Wrestle Association "R" (WAR) promotion in Kushiro, Hokkaido.[1][2] For the next years, Ishii remained affiliated with WAR, winning his first title on October 12, 1997, when he and Yuji Yasuraoka defeated Gokuaku Umibouzu and Masashi Aoyagi for the WAR International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship.[7] Ishii and Yasuraoka won the title once more on March 1, 1999, eventually becoming the final champions in the title's initial history due to Yasuraoka's retirement in June 1999 and WAR going out of business in 2000.[7] Being forced to become a freelancer, Ishii went on to work for several promotions during the following years, including Toryumon Japan,[8][9][10] World Entertainment Wrestling (WEW),[11] and Fighting World of Japan Pro Wrestling (Riki Pro), which he entered as the promotion's founder Riki Choshu's apprentice, later being appointed the chairman of the promotion.[1][2] In August 2003, Ishii won Riki Pro's Young Magma Tournament.[1] In 2004, Ishii also made appearances for Pro Wrestling Zero1-Max, where he and Tatsuhito Takaiwa won the NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Championship.[1][2] Due to his short stature, Ishii had started his career as a junior heavyweight, but in 2005 Choshu recognized his strength and approved his transition into the heavyweight division.[12]

New Japan Pro Wrestling (2004–present)Edit

Ishii made sporadic appearances for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) in 2004 and 2005, but only began working regularly for the promotion in 2006.[1][13] In June of that year, Ishii formed the "Heisei no Gokudo Combi" tag team with Toru Yano and together the two took part in the 2006 G1 Tag League.[1][13] On October 16, Ishii and Yano joined Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Togi Makabe as the newest members of the villainous Great Bash Heel (GBH) stable.[14] From 2006 onwards, several GBH members, including Ishii, Makabe and Yano, also made sporadic appearances for the Apache Pro-Wrestling Army promotion, where Ishii won the WEW Heavyweight Championship on July 12, 2008.[13][15] Back in NJPW, Ishii worked as one of the lowest-ranked members of GBH until April 2009, when he, along with Yano, Gedo, Giant Bernard, Jado, Karl Anderson and Takashi Iizuka turned on then-GBH leader Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma and went on to form the new Chaos stable under the leadership of Shinsuke Nakamura.[1][16][17] While Chaos as a unit was involved in a storyline rivalry with Makabe, Honma and Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Ishii mainly remained outside of the top matches in the rivalry, continuing to work undercard matches,[18][19][20] starting his own rivalry with Wataru Inoue.[21] In October 2009, Ishii received some exposure in North America, when he was featured in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's (TNA) Global Impact 2 program on Spike TV, working in an eight-man tag team main event, where he, Giant Bernard, Karl Anderson and Takashi Iizuka were defeated by Kevin Nash, Kurt Angle, Masahiro Chono and Riki Choshu.[22][23] The match had been taped during NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom III in Tokyo Dome show the previous January.[24][25] On January 4, 2010, Ishii was involved in another big eight-man tag team match at Wrestle Kingdom IV in Tokyo Dome, where he, Takashi Iizuka, Toru Yano and Abdullah the Butcher were defeated by Manabu Nakanishi, Masahiro Chono, Riki Choshu and Terry Funk.[26][27]

In late 2010, Ishii started a storyline rivalry with masked wrestler Tiger Mask, going after his mask on several occasions.[28][29][30] This built to a match during the first Fantastica Mania weekend on January 23, 2011, where Tiger Mask defeated Ishii in a Lucha de Apuestas Mask vs. Hair match; as a result, Ishii was forced to have his head shaved. After the shaving, Ishii once again attacked his rival and unmasked him.[31] During the next NJPW event three days later, Ishii continued his rivalry with Tiger Mask, but was now wearing the mask of Black Tiger, a longtime nemesis of the various Tiger Masks that have appeared in NJPW throughout the years.[32][33] The rivalry culminated on February 20 at The New Beginning, where Tiger Mask defeated Ishii in a Mask vs. Mask match, taking away his mask and ending the rivalry.[34] Though Ishii worked the entire rivalry under his real name, he was officially recognized by NJPW as the sixth generation Black Tiger, when Kazushige Nosawa debuted in 2012, billed as the seventh generation Black Tiger.[35] In June 2011, Ishii took part in the J Sports Crown Openweight 6 Man Tag Tournament, where he and Chaos stablemates Takashi Iizuka and Toru Yano made it to the semifinals, before losing to Giant Bernard, Jushin Thunder Liger and Karl Anderson.[36]

After having worked for NJPW for eight years, Ishii received his first title shot in the promotion on May 20, 2012, when he unsuccessfully challenged Hirooki Goto for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship in the main event of a show in Osaka.[37] The following November, Ishii took part in a tournament to determine the inaugural NEVER Openweight Champion. After wins over Daisuke Sasaki and Yoshi-Hashi, Ishii was defeated in the semifinals of the tournament by Chaos stablemate Masato Tanaka, who went on to win the entire tournament.[38][39] The following month, Ishii teamed with Chaos leader Shinsuke Nakamura in the 2012 World Tag League, where they picked up three wins out of their six matches, failing to advance from their round-robin block.[40] In January 2013, Ishii took part in the third Fantastica Mania weekend, winning a twelve-man torneo cibernetico on January 20.[41] Following the win, Ishii challenged Masato Tanaka to a rematch for the NEVER Openweight Championship.[41] The rematch between the two stablemates took place on February 3 in a main event at Korakuen Hall. Despite having the audience noticeably behind him,[3][4] Ishii was again defeated by Tanaka, who, as a result, retained his title.[42] The match was later praised by sports journalist Dave Meltzer, though he also expressed concern for the healths of both Ishii and Tanaka following the hard-hitting match.[43] For his fan following, Ishii earned himself the nickname "New Mr. Korakuen".[44] On March 11, Ishii picked up his biggest singles win in his NJPW career, when he defeated multi-time IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Tag Team Champion Satoshi Kojima in the first round of the 2013 New Japan Cup.[45][46] Six days later, Ishii was defeated in his second round match in the tournament by Hirooki Goto.[47] In early 2013, Ishii also became involved in Chaos' rivalry with Suzuki-gun, NJPW's other major villainous stable, leading to Chaos and Ishii being positioned in a more sympathetic role than usual.[48][49][50] On March 23, Ishii teamed with Jado and Shinsuke Nakamura to defeat Suzuki-gun representatives Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer and Taka Michinoku in a six-man tag team match by pinning Michinoku for the win. After the match, Nakamura challenged Archer and his tag team partner Davey Boy Smith Jr. to a match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship, nominating Ishii as his partner for the match.[51][52][53] Ishii and Nakamura received their title shot on April 5, but were defeated by Archer and Smith.[54][55][56] Ishii then got involved in a heated rivalry with Suzuki-gun leader Minoru Suzuki,[57][58] which built to a singles match between the two on July 20 at the Kizuna Road 2013 pay-per-view, where Suzuki was victorious.[59][60][61]

"Ishii is the ultimate example of a guy who was destined to just be a decent worker on the undercard, who garnered a cult following in Tokyo, which spread to the rest of the country and resulted in him getting a push."

Dave Meltzer on Ishii.[62]

As a sign of his rising status in NJPW, on August 1, Ishii entered the 2013 G1 Climax, his first ever entry into the promotion's premier tournament.[63] Ishii main evented the second night of the tournament in Korakuen Hall, where he picked up a major win over six-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi.[64][65][66] On the fourth night of the tournament, Ishii defeated Katsuyori Shibata in a match that received widespread acclaim, including a five-star rating from Dave Meltzer.[67][68] Ishii's only other win in the tournament came via forfeit over the injured Hirooki Goto, a result that left him at the bottom of block A.[69][70] Following the tournament, NJPW announced that Ishii would embark on his first tour with Mexican promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) starting September 8.[71][72][73] Ishii made his CMLL debut on September 13 at the 80th Anniversary Show in Mexico City, teaming with compatriots Namajague and Okumura to defeat Fuego, Rey Cometa and Stuka Jr. in a six-man tag team match.[74][75][76] Ishii remained in CMLL until October 1, working undercard six-man tag team matches.[77][78][79] Ishii wrestled his NJPW return match on October 14 at King of Pro-Wrestling, when he was defeated by Katsuyori Shibata in a rematch of their highly acclaimed G1 Climax match.[80] From November 23 to December 7, Ishii and Shinsuke Nakamura took part in the 2013 World Tag League, where they finished with a record of three wins and three losses, with a loss against Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma on the final day costing them a spot in the semifinals.[81][82]

On January 5, 2014, Ishii started a new storyline rivalry with Tetsuya Naito, announcing his intention of becoming the next NEVER Openweight Champion.[83] The title match between the two took place on February 11 at The New Beginning in Osaka and saw Ishii become the third NEVER Openweight Champion, winning his first title in NJPW.[84][85][86] After Naito eliminated Ishii from the 2014 New Japan Cup in their first round match,[87] a rematch for the NEVER Openweight Championship between the two was set for the April 6 Invasion Attack 2014 event, where Ishii made his first successful title defense.[88][89][90] Ishii's second successful title defense took place just six days later during NJPW's trip to Taiwan, when he defeated Kushida.[91] On May 3 at Wrestling Dontaku 2014, Ishii made his third successful title defense against Tomoaki Honma and was afterwards challenged by IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Kota Ibushi,[92][93] with whom he had had sporadic heated encounters since the past year's G1 Climax.[94][95] The match between the two took place on May 25 at Back to the Yokohama Arena and saw Ishii make his fourth successful title defense. After the match, Ishii was pulled into the rivalry between Chaos and Bullet Club, when he was attacked by former stablemate Yujiro Takahashi, who appointed himself as his next challenger.[96][97][98] On June 29, Ishii lost the NEVER Openweight Championship to Takahashi in his fifth defense, following outside interference from Bullet Club.[99][100][101] From July 21 to August 8, Ishii took part in the 2014 G1 Climax, where he finished tied fifth in his block with a record of five wins and five losses,[102][103] working his two final matches with a separated shoulder.[104] Ishii's performance in the tournament was praised, with Mike Sempervive of Figure Four Online/Wrestling Observer stating that the quality of his matches, his fortitude, popularity and charisma secured him as a "legitimate New Japan star".[105]

On October 13 at King of Pro-Wrestling, Ishii regained the NEVER Openweight Championship from Yujiro Takahashi, becoming the first two-time holder of the title.[106][107][108] Ishii made his first successful title defense on November 8 at Power Struggle against Hirooki Goto.[109][110] From November 23 to December 5, Ishii took part in the 2014 World Tag League, alongside Shinsuke Nakamura.[111] The team finished second in their block with a record of four wins and three losses, narrowly missing the finals of the tournament due to losing to Hirooki Goto and Katsuyori Shibata on the final day.[112] On January 4, 2015, at Wrestle Kingdom 9 in Tokyo Dome, Ishii lost the NEVER Openweight Championship to Togi Makabe in his second defense.[113][114][115] On February 14 at The New Beginning in Sendai, Ishii defeated Tomoaki Honma, a late replacement for an ill Togi Makabe, to win the now vacant NEVER Openweight Championship for the third time.[116][117][118] Ishii once again lost the title to Makabe in his first defense on April 29 at Wrestling Hinokuni.[119][120][121] The two faced off in another title match on July 5 at Dominion 7.5 in Osaka-jo Hall, where Makabe was once again victorious.[122][123][124] From July 23 to August 15, Ishii took part in the 2015 G1 Climax,[105] where he finished in the middle of his block with a record of five wins and four losses.[125] On October 12 at King of Pro-Wrestling, Ishii defeated Makabe to win the NEVER Openweight Championship for the fourth time.[126][127][128] Ishii made his first successful title defense on November 7 at Power Struggle against Tomoaki Honma.[129][130] Ishii's reign ended in his next defense, when he was defeated by Katsuyori Shibata on January 4, 2016, at Wrestle Kingdom 10 in Tokyo Dome.[131][132] Ishii received a rematch for the title on February 11 at The New Beginning in Osaka, but was again defeated by Shibata.[133][134] On February 19, Ishii took part in the NJPW and Ring of Honor (ROH) co-produced Honor Rising: Japan 2016 event, defeating Roderick Strong for the ROH World Television Championship in the main event.[135][136] A week later, Ishii made his debut for ROH at their 14th Anniversary Show, successfully defending his title in a three-way match against Strong and Bobby Fish.[137] At the following day's Ring of Honor Wrestling tapings, Ishii successfully defended the title against Cedric Alexander to return to Japan as the reigning champion.[138]

In early 2016, Chaos entered a rivalry with the Los Ingobernables de Japón (L.I.J.) stable.[139] During March's New Japan Cup, Ishii faced two L.I.J. members, first defeating EVIL in the round and then losing to the stable's leader Tetsuya Naito in the quarterfinals, after which he was attacked by Evil.[140][141][142] This led to a match on March 20, where Ishii made his third successful defense of the ROH World Television Championship against Evil.[143][144] When Naito, after winning the 2016 New Japan Cup, defeated Ishii's Chaos stablemate Kazuchika Okada to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, Ishii confronted the new champion, which led to NJPW granting him his first-ever shot at the promotion's top title.[145] Ishii received his title shot on May 3 at Wrestling Dontaku 2016, but was defeated by Naito.[146][147] Five days later, Ishii lost the ROH World Television Championship to Bobby Fish at the NJPW and ROH co-produced Global Wars show.[148] From July 18 to August 12, Ishii took part in the 2016 G1 Climax, where he finished with a record of four wins and five losses.[149] One of Ishii's wins was over CHAOS stablemate and reigning IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada.[149] At the end of the year, Ishii took part in the 2016 World Tag League, teaming with Chaos stablemate Hirooki Goto.[150] The two finished the tournament with a record of four wins and three losses, failing to advance to the finals due to losing to block winners Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma in their final round-robin match.[151]

On January 4, 2017, at Wrestle Kingdom 11 in Tokyo Dome, Ishii and Toru Yano defeated Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Roa) and G.B.H. (Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma) in a three-way match to become the new IWGP Tag Team Champions.[152] They lost the title to Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima on March 6 at NJPW's 45th anniversary event. Later that month, Ishii made it to the semifinals of the 2017 New Japan Cup, before losing to Katsuyori Shibata.[153][154]

Over the weekend of July 1 and 2 at G1 Special in USA, Ishii took part in an eight-man tournament to crown the inaugural IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion, making it to the finals, before losing to Kenny Omega.[155] Later that month, Ishii entered the 2017 G1 Climax, where he finished with a record of four wins and five losses.[156] On January 4, 2018, Ishii, Beretta and Toru Yano won a five-team gauntlet match at Wrestle Kingdom 12 in Tokyo Dome to become the new NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champions.[157] They lost the titles to them on the following night. On April 6, at Revolution Pro Wrestling's WrestleCon Ishii defeated Zack Sabre Jr. to win the British Heavyweight Championship. He lost the title to Minoru Suzuki on July 1 at Strong Style Evolved UK. During the 2018 G1 Climax on August 4, EVIL picked up a major win over reigning IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada, Omega's first singles defeat since winning the title. Ishii went on to finish fifth in his block with a record of five wins and four losses. On October 14 at Global Wars UK, Ishii defeated Minoru Suzuki to regain the British Heavyweight Championship. From November 17 until December 7, Ishii and Yano took part of the 2018 World Tag League, finishing the tournament with a record of nine wins and four losses, failling to advancing to the finals, due to losing to Tama Tonga and Tonga Loa in their last round robin match.

On January 4, 2019, at Wrestle Kingdom 13 in Tokyo Dome, Ishii lost the British Heavyweight Championship to Zack Sabre Jr. On May 4, in the second night of Wrestling Dontaku, Taichi challenged Ishii to a match for his NEVER Openweight Championship, due to losing to him in the second round of the 2019 New Japan Cup. On June 9 at Dominion 6.9 in Osaka-jo Hall, Ishii defeated Taichi to win the NEVER Openweight Championship for the record breaking fifth time. From July 13 until August 11, Ishii took part in the 2019 G1 Climax, where he finished the tournament with a record of four wins and five losses, failing to advance to the finals of the tournament. On August 12, Ishii teamed with his CHAOS stablemate Yoshi-Hashi and KENTA in a losing effort against Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa), after KENTA turned on Ishii and Yoshi-Hashi to join the Bullet Club. Afterwards, Ishii vowed revenge against KENTA. The two would face each other on August 31 at Royal Quest, where Ishii lost the NEVER Openweight Championship to KENTA after his Bullet Club stablemates interfered in the match. From November 16 until December 8, Ishii and Yoshi-Hashi took part in the 2019 World Tag League, failing to win the tournament with a record of twelve wins and four losses.

Other mediaEdit

In 2016, Ishii starred in the music video for "Darling" by May's.[158]

In wrestlingEdit

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Luchas de Apuestas recordEdit

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Tiger Mask (mask) Tomohiro Ishii (hair) Tokyo Fantastica Mania 2011 January 23, 2011 [31]
Tiger Mask (mask) Tomohiro Ishii (mask) Sendai The New Beginning (2011) February 20, 2011 [34]

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