-->"It's high flying, it's action-packed. I'm going to be breathless just calling this."
-->--'''Wrestling/JoeyStyles''', before the Michinoku Pro Six-Man Tag Match at ''Wrestling/{{ECW}} Barely Legal''

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'''Michinoku Pro Wrestling''' ([=MPW=]) is a Japanese independent wrestling promotion founded in 1993 by The Great Sasuke. It was the second lucharesu promotion created in Japan and the biggest one until 1999, when Osaka Pro split off from it and [[Wrestling/DragonGate Toryumon Japan]] came from Mexico.

ThatOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michinoku_Pro_Wrestling has more info on MPW.]]

!!! Michinoku Pro Tropes:

* TheAce: Not literally, but "ace" is a Japanese term for the top wrestler in the promotion, a place currently occupied by Hayato Fujita and Kenou (who ironically aren't lucharesu wrestlers).
* AssKicksYou: Kesen Numajiro and Maguro Ooma use hip attacks in their matches.
* AxCrazy: Kowloon members had a shade of this.
* BadassGrandpa: The Great Sasuke, Jinsei Shinzaki and Kesen Numajiro are the elders in a promotion full of young wrestlers.
* BaldOfAwesome: Jinsei Shinzaki.
* BaldOfEvil: Maguro Ooma and the Sato twins.
* BashBrothers:
** The Sato twins are this literally. They were one of the most strongly pushed tag teams in Japan, as they were ridiculously effective in tag team matches and almost never lost. At least, until they became the [[GarbageWrestler Brahman Brothers]].
** The Yapper Men. In other promotions, they are the Speed of Sounds, Tsutomu Oosugi and Hercules Senga.
* BatterUp: Maguro Ooma's spiked bat.
* BigBeautifulMan: Katsuo.
* BiggerBad: Wrestling/UltimoDragon turned out to be the mindmaster behind Kowloon.
* BrattyHalfPint: Taro Nohashi is reportedly the smallest non-midget wrestler in Japan.
* TheBrute: Mango Fukuda.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Kesen Numajiro and ''especially'' The Great Sasuke.
* TheComicallySerious: Kinya Oyanagi.
* CommutingOnABus: Atlantis is famous for his loyalty toward Wrestling/{{CMLL}} but was so popular he received an invitation to work for Michinoku Pro every year. He was allowed to take the Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Championship to help ensure he would return.
* CoolMask: Almost all its wrestlers, at least during the 90s.
* CoolSword: Yoshitsune and Kenbai had one in their entry ceremony.
* {{Cosplay}}: Many.
** After leaving the Ken Gundan, Rei changed his black attire to a purple and green one resembling the [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion Unit 01]]. No, really.
** The Yapper Men team, which is a tribute to ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}''.
* CreepyTwins: Shu and Kei Sato.
* {{Crossover}}: First with ECW, then with WWE. TAKA Michinoku, Dick Togo and Terry Boy all joined the [[Wrestling/StevieRichards Blue]] [[Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie World]] [[Wrestling/MikeBucci Order]] and they had the big six-man tag against the Great Sasuke[=/=]Gran Hamada[=/=]Masato Yakushiji at ''ECW Barely Legal.'' Sasuke and TAKA faced each other at ''WWF in Your House 16: Canadian Stampede.'' TAKA stayed with the company through the end of 2001. Kaientai (Togo, Teioh and Shoichi Funaki) arrived on the March 30, 1998 ''Raw.'' Togo and Teioh left at the end of 1998. Funaki, however, stayed around through ''2010''!
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Kesen Numajiro is more than a stocky enka singer. When the occasion requires it, he outwrestles his opponents with surprising badassery.
* DancingIsSeriousBusiness: Los Salseros Japoneses danced salsa music before their matches and kicked asses during them.
* DelinquentHair: Taka Michinoku.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Maguro Ooma during his fisherman gimmick.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: When The Great Sasuke became SASUKE, he changed his red and black mask to a blue and black one.
** Rei changed his white attire to a black one when was forced to join the Ken Gundan.
* EvilCounterpart: The Nisemono Gundan, composed by Sasuke the Great (to The Great Sasuke), Masked Tiger (to Tiger Mask IV) and NANIWA (to Gran Naniwa).
* {{Expy}}: Terry Boy (aka Mens Teioh) was one to Wrestling/TerryFunk.
* TheFairFolk: Rei's gimmick.
* TheFightingNarcissist: Kenou as a heel.
* ForceFeeding: [[Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels Curry Man]] will force curry on his opponents.
* FragileSpeedster: Yoshitsune, Kenbai and slightly less Rasse.
* {{Fundoshi}}: Maguro Ooma wore it, as his old gimmick was a fisherman (fundoshi is used in Japan as a swimsuit).
** Also Otoko Sakari wears it, as [[CampGay he is homosexual]].
* GarbageWrestler: Currently, the Brahman Brothers can almost literally work an entire match without a single wrestling move. A case of {{Flanderization}}, as while they were prone to hardcore wrestling since their FaceHeelTurn, they always had been very technical wrestlers.
* GayBravado: Macho*Pump.
* GoodCounterpart: Kenou started like one to Hayato Fujita: both were young, cocky shooters with a load of ambition. But then Kenou turned heel, and the tables were turned.
* GroinAttack: Ken45º has it as a casual signature move, and for some reason he doesn't get disqualified for it.
* HeroicDolphin: Subverted, as Super Delfín was a heel.
* HeroKiller: Hayato Fujita after utterly destroying Yoshitsune and The Great Sasuke.
* HotBlooded: The Great Sasuke, and how...
* HumanNotepad: Hakushi.
* IHaveManyNames: Specially Yoshitune (Takuya Sugi) and Rasse (Masaki Okimoto): They have wrestled under many names and monikers.
* IdolSinger: The Sato brothers's first gimmick was a BoyBand named Sailor Boys. Back in Toryumon X they were completed by Taiji Ishimori, so The Great Sasuke tried to replace him in Michinoku Pro, with [[DreadfulMusician disastrous results]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Kagetora and Hayato Fujita heel personas.
* {{Kappa}}: Shibaten's gimmick.
* [[KickChick Kick Guy]]: Hayato Fujita, Kenou and the Sato twins.
* KnightOfCerebus: Kowloon had a darker tone than its precursors, and contributed to make M-Pro noticeably DarkerAndEdgier.
* LegacyCharacter: Shinjitsu Nohashi, whose gimmick was a little version of Jinsei Shinzaki.
** Tiger Mask IV, the first Tiger Mask oficially authorized by the original one, Wrestling/SatoruSayama.
* LightningBruiser: Jinsei Shinzaki and Kagetora.
* MightyGlacier: GAINA.
* OddFriendship: The Great Sasuke and Jinsei Shinzaki. A loudmouthed, crazy ninja and a stoic, serene Buddhist pilgrim? Yeah, why not?.
* PowerStable: Many.
** Delfín Gundan (led by Super Delfín).
** Kaientai Deluxe (led by Dick Togo and Mens Teioh)
** SASUKE Gumi (led by the evil SASUKE).
** Los Salseros Japoneses (led by Takeshi Minamino).
** STONED (led by Kagetora).
** Kowloon (led by Hayato Fujita).
** Asura (led by Kenou).
** Bad Boy (led by Hayato Fujita).
* RealMenWearPink: Los Salseros Japoneses wore salsa music-styled colorful attires to complete their vicious heelism.
* RedBaron: Hayato "Junior" Fujita.
* ReligiousBruiser: Jinsei Shinzaki, who is a Buddhist pilgrim.
* SentientVehicle: Los Carros Exóticos, a stable composed by wrestlers who behaved like cars. It was led by Berlinetta Boxer, naturally.
* TheStoic: Jinsei Shinzaki. All his selling seems to be grimacing mildly.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: The Great Sasuke's evil version SASUKE, who was less of a jolly CrazyAwesome and more of a vicious CombatPragmatist.
* SuperSentaiStance: The Michinoku Rangers used to do it.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Tsubo Genjin to Yone Genjin.
** Also, Kenbai to Yoshitsune.
* TagTeamTwins: The Sato twins.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Kinya Oyanagi and Kesen Numajiro.
* ThreeAmigos: Appropiately, Los Salseros Japoneses.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: GAINA wore in green and sported green hair.