"It's high flying, it's action-packed. I'm going to be breathless just calling this."
—Joey Styles, before the Michinoku Pro Six-Man Tag Match at ECW Barely Legal
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 Toryumon Japan came from Mexico.That Other Wikihas more info on MPW.
Michinoku Pro Tropes:
The Ace: 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).
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 Brahman Brothers.
The Yapper Men. In other promotions, they are the Speed of Sounds, Tsutomu Oosugi and Hercules Senga.
After leaving the Ken Gundan, Rei changed his black attire to a purple and green one resembling the Evangelion Unit 01. No, really.
The Yapper Men team, which is a tribute to Yatterman.
Cowboy Bebop at His Computer: When Spanish TV channel Telecinco started to broadcast MPW under the name of Michinoku: Furia Amarilla, they assigned it a team of commentators who clearly did not have a clue about it or about pro wrestling in general. They called "Michinoku Driver" virtually each flashy move featured in the matches and made racist jokes a la Humor Amarillo about the wrestlers and their attires. Unsurprisingly, the broadcasting didn't last long.
Crossover: First with ECW, then with WWE. TAKA Michinoku, Dick Togo and Terry Boy all joined the BlueWorldOrder 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!
Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Kesen Numajiro is more than a stocky enka singer. When the occasion requires it, he outwrestles his opponents with surprising badassery.
Garbage Wrestler: 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 Face-Heel Turn, they always had been very technical wrestlers.
I Have Many Names: Specially Yoshitune (Takuya Sugi) and Rasse (Masaki Okimoto): They have wrestled under many names and monikers.
Idol Singer: The Sato brothers's first gimmick was a Boy Band 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 disastrous results.
Jerkass: Kagetora and Hayato Fujita heel personas.