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    Michinoku Seikigun 

Jinsei Shinzaki

Kesen Numajiro

Yapper Man #1

  • Kappa: His previous gimmick, Shibaten.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: His old Banana Senga gimmick.
  • Token Good Teammate: Banana Senga was the only fan favorite in Los Salseros Japoneses, probably because his more comedic approach to the gimmick.

Yapper Man #2

Yapper Man #3

  • The Chick: The only girl in the Yapper Men team and the entire Michinoku Pro.
  • Cosplay: Her gimmick is a tribute to Yatterman.

Último Dragón


  • The Artifact: His role in the promotion has remained unchanged for years. Even after turning heel and joining Kowloon, his luck was the same - a perennial mid-carder with no solid hopes of ascending the scale.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: With a tilt to high-flying.
  • The Jannetty: Was this to Yoshitsune and later to Kagetora. Only in his recent team with Kenbai he seems to be the major member.


Taro Nohashi

  • Legacy Character: His old Shinjitsu Nohashi gimmick was this to Jinsei Shinzaki's one. Currently, he (probably unintentionally) resembles more Takashi Iizuka.
  • The Quisling: Betrayed Fujita and made Kenou his new leader.
  • Meaningful Name: Shinjitsu means Truth.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He is easily the smallest non-midget wrestler in Japan, but he does not lack skill at all.
  • Red Baron: "Nippon Saisho Puroresura" ("The Smallest Pro Wrestler in Japan").
  • Weapon of Choice: A blue plastic box.


Rui Hyugaji

Daichi Sasaki

Ayumu Gunji

    Mū no Taiyō 

The Great Sasuke

Kei and Shu Sato / Brahman Brothers

  • Bald of Evil: Their Brahman hairdos.
  • Bash Brothers: They had been one of the most strongly pushed tag teams in Japan ever. The duo was ridiculously effective in tag team matches and almost never lost, at least until they became the Brahman Brothers.
  • Creepy Twins: The biggest example in pro wrestling.
  • Flanderization: They were somewhat prone to Garbage Wrestling since their Face–Heel Turn in 2005, but over time their moveset was taken over by it and nowadays they can literally work an entire match without a single wrestling move. The technical mastery they learned in Toryumon has been practically forgotten.
  • Hollywood Satanism: A sort of.
  • Idol Wrestlers: Their 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.
  • Kick Guys: Use a variety of shoot kicks, including spots like Toshiaki Kawada's punt kicks and Masaaki Mochizuki's sankakugeri.
  • Non-Indicative Name: They are Brahmans only in name. Their gimmick is apparently a pair of zombie satanists.
  • Pornstache
  • Super Spit: As part of their zombie gimmick, they puke green goo over their enemies. It doesn't seem to have any supernatural effects, but it once turned Kuishinbo Kamen and Kikutaro into zombies. Weird stuff.
  • Tag Team Twins: A paradigmatic example.

    Bad Boy 

Hayato Fujita

  • The Ace: Not literally, but "ace" is a Japanese term for the top wrestler in the promotion, and Hayato has been the top heel for most of his career. Ironically, or perhaps intuitively, he is not a lucharesu wrestler.
  • Anti-Hero: Is arrogant, cocky and coarse, but the crowds love him.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: His heel persona is a notorious one.
  • The Apprentice: Though his fighting style could not be more different to his, Hayato was scouted, trained and introduced by Jinsei Shinzaki.
  • Ax-Crazy: Has shades of it as a heel.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Fits the lucharesu role of young punk with an attitude problem, very much like CIMA at his beginnings.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Had a short face run in 2005, having a one-night feud with Los Salseros Japoneses before being sent to Toryumon Mexico to gain experience.
  • Hero Killer: Became one after utterly destroying Yoshitsune and The Great Sasuke.
  • In the Blood: His father Hayato Fujita Sr. was a accomplished wrestler despite suffering from cerebral palsy.
  • Kick Guy: Uses hard shoot kicks to demolish his opponents.
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • Red Baron: "Junior", "God Bless".
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Some sites spell his name in the Japanese order, "Fujita Hayato", which is technically correct, but not adequate to the context.
  • Something Completely Different: His hard hit shoot-style gives him advantage over the luchadores of the promotion.
  • True Companions: With Minamino and Ooma, who were the only Kowloon members that refused to betray him. They jumped to protect him from a beatdown by Kenou and the rest of the stable and went to form Bad Boy with him and Ken 45º.
  • Villainous BSoD: Had one after being betrayed by his Kowloon pals.

Takeshi Minamino

Manjimaru / Maguro Ooma


    Occasional wrestlers 

Eagles Mask

  • Batter Up!: Uses a bat to hit his opponent.
  • I Know Baseball: His gimmick is based on the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles baseball team.


Otoko Sakari


119 Inoue Taiin

  • Satellite Character: His MPW run was as a team wrestler with no real personality, first with Los Carros Exóticos (under the name of Murciélago) and later with an unnamed trio with 119 Kogure Taiin and 119 Katagami Taiin. Even after he left for Osaka Pro Wrestling and developed his own name as Flash Moon, he never received other description that "that masked high-flying guy who teams up with Tigers Mask."
  • Sentient Vehicle: His gimmick was a wrestling car and later a wrestling ambulance.

Aisawa NO.1

  • I Coulda Been a Contender!: A promising rookie until he got injured and had to retire from professional wrestling in 2008. He returned in 2015 as a sporadic freelancer, but did not sign up with MPW again.

Dick Togo


  • Dented Iron: He was accepted into M-Pro as a possible big player, but his irregular training and chronically injured neck impeded him from breaking out.
  • Put on a Bus: Was released in order to make space for the younger, hotter wrestlers. Still, The Bus Came Back on a couple occasions.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: His gimmick was created as a replacement for Hayabusa in FMW.

Gran Naniwa

  • Giant Enemy Crab: Not exactly giant, but an enemy crab nonetheless.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Was mostly a comedy wrestler, though unlike many modern examples, one who could actually wrestle aside from doing comedy.

Ikuto Hidaka


Kaz Hayashi


Kinya Oyanagi


  • Gay Bravado: His entire gimmick, in fact. He's such a hunk that he can wrestle with a dog collar and do pelvic thrusts on every opportunity without being other than manly.
  • Mr. Fanservice: And not without reason, as he is a former Mister Kyoto contest winner.

Mango Fukuda

  • Acrofatic: A big guy able to do moonsault and flying splashes with ease.
  • The Brute: For Los Salseros Japoneses. He was the biggest member.
  • Dancing Is Serious Business: As part of Los Salseros Japoneses, he danced salsa (what else?) during his entrance.
  • Put on a Bus: Left entirely for El Dorado Wrestling, unlike several of his M-Pro partners who chose to work for both promotions at once.

Masao Orihara / Sasuke the Great

Kanjyuro Matsuyama

  • Facial Markings: Wore makeup as part of his kabuki gimmick.
  • Unflinching Walk: Has a very personal way to land casually on his feet after hitting a plancha or a suicide dive.
  • Put on a Bus: Left for Osaka Pro Wrestling, where he had his true breakout thanks to the promotion's penchant for colourful gimmicks.

Mens Teioh

  • Big Brother Mentor: A professional one. He leads the MEN's Club, a wrestling division for young cruiserweight wrestlers who lack exposure elsewhere.
  • Homage: His first gimmick, Terry Boy, was taken from Terry Funk.
  • Mighty Glacier: Unusually for a lucharesu wrestler, he use few to no high-flying moves in favor of a more grounded and power-based moveset.

Minoru Fujita

  • Delinquent Hair: Dyed blond and with a punk hairdo.
  • Red Baron: "Damashi Tamashii" ("Deceiving Soul").
  • Walking the Earth: Despite his consistent pushes in most companies, Fujita is known for his liking to move along the pro wrestling scene, wandering from very small promotions to big ones from time to time.

Shanao / Yoshitsune

Mototsugu Shimizu

  • Canon Immigrant: Originally came from Toryumon. His stay in MPW was arguably a stepping stone, as he was more interested in returning to the Toryumon system than anything.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He and his enemy Manjimaru were forced to team up in El Dorado Wrestling in order to win a tag tournament prize and pay the fine they received for destroying equipment during their violent feud.
  • Defeat by Modesty: Was forced to join the Ken Gundan after Ken45º threatened to reveal an "embarrassing secret" about him.
  • This Means Warpaint: Wears orange, yellow and black warpaint over his left eye.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Manjimaru in El Dorado Wrestling. They eventually warmed up to each other during their forced team, and after they managed to gain enough money to pay their fine, they departed in good terms. Shimizu even handed Manjimaru his part of the leftover cash in order to pay for his shoulder surgery, and then the two promised jokingly to break more equipment and accumulate a new debt when Manjimaru returned (which didn't happen, sadly).

Sho Funaki

Super Delfín

TAKA Michinoku

Takeshi Ono / Masked Tiger

Tiger Ali

  • Expy: Of Tiger Jeet Singh.

Tiger Mask IV

Tsubo Genjin



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