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"Masashi Aoyagi of the Skinheads group was the only pushed wrestler who didn't sign a new contract for this year and he instead is forming his own promotion called Martial Arts Pro Wrestling with its debut show on 2/18..."
— Dave Meltzer

"Former New Japan wrestler Masashi Aoyagi (Skinheads) formed his own promotion called Shinkakutogi Pro Wrestling, or NSBW (New Stage Battle as Wrestling)."
— Dave Meltzer again

As a whole for both Seishin Kaikan and New Stage Battle Pro Wrestling:

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    Seishin Kaikan members 

Masashi Aoyagi

  • Authority Equals Ass Kicking: Was the president of the Seishin Kaikan Karate organization.
  • Cool Teacher: Trained Akitoshi Saito, Shigekazu Tajiri, Mitsuhiro Matsunaga, and U.M.A..
  • Game-Breaking Injury: Retired on May 9, 2015 in a motorcycle accident, a severe leg injury with multiple fractures, which forced him to end his career as a wrestler.
  • I Know Karate: A Kyokushin black belt before his wrestling career. He actually started out as a Shitō-ryū practitioner after he dropped out of high school.
  • Red Baron: "Tamashī no Shūgeki-te" ("The Soul Kicker"), "Kanchō no Seishinkaikan" ("The Director of Seishinkaikan")
  • Start My Own: Founded Seishin Kaikan Karate and Shin Kakutō Puroresu (New Stage Battle Wrestling).
  • Stout Strength: A bit pudgy.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: With his trainees Akitoshi Saito and Mitsuhiro Matsunaga as Seishin Keikan.

Mitsuhiro Matsunaga

  • Alliterative Name
  • The Apprentice: To Masashi Aoyagi and Yukio Mizutani.
  • Badass Beard
  • Cool Teacher: Trained Sanshiro Takagi. He also a Karate teacher.
  • Garbage Wrestling: A veteran of FMW since its beginnings, as well as W*ING and Big Japan and was mostly known this type of wrestling.
  • Guest Fighter: Also appeared in Battlarts.
  • Hidden Depths: Owns a steakhouse in Tokyo called "Mr. Danger's Steakhouse". He also breeds tropical fish as a hobby and is an avid arm-wrestler.
  • I Know Karate: A Seishin Keikan and Kansui-Ryu pratitioner and once worked for the World Karate Association. He also trained in Sumo Wrestling in high school.
  • Red Baron: "Mr Danger".
  • Ur-Example: He is renowned for participating in the first-ever deathmatch in Japanese wrestling history on December 10, 1989 and is also credited for participating in a Piranha Deathmatch against Kendo Nagasaki (Kazuo Sakurada) on August 19, 1996, which has been considered to be the most popular and greatest deathmatch in Japanese wrestling history by wrestling journalists and many sports websites and Matsunaga has received critical acclaim for his performance.

Akitoshi Saito

Kenichi Sakakibara

Shigekazu Tajiri

Tetsuo Yamatomi


    Affiliated wrestlers & staff 

Toyonari Fujita

  • Acrofatic: During his prime, in which he could do standing moonsaults and the like while being quite stout. During his 2012 return he'd lost quite a bit of weight.
  • The Apprentice: To Mr. Pogo and Super Delfín.
  • The Brute: He was big, he was mean, and except for a very short stint in an age-based stable was a heel for his entire Dragon Gate run.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: He has a background in powerlifting and is a power based wrestler.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Went from the first non Toryumon or Dragon Gate trueborn to hold the Dream Gate Title, to a part time performer, to... just quietly not getting booked anymore.
    • The Bus Came Back: He went back for a few months in the fall of 2012, long enough to briefly hold the Triangle Gate belts even.
  • Cool Mask: With quite a few of his gimmicks.
  • The Dragonslayer: His gimmick as Toryu.
  • Hidden Depths: Has a background in artistic gymnastics which explains his acrofatness.
  • The Idiot from Osaka: From Kishiwada, Osaka.
  • I Have Many Names: Has wrestled as Akihabara Mask, Big Boss MA-G-MA, Dragon Winger, Enryu Murasaki, Kaiju Tritos, Kaiju Zagarau, Kaiju Zeta Mandora, Magnitude Akihabara, Magnitude Kishiwada (his current gimmick), Magnitude Tokyo, Maruo-kun, Monster Zeta Mandora, Shienryu, Tank Man , Toryu, Turbo Muscle, and Violence Revenger. His real name is Toyonari Fujita.
  • I Know Shoot Wrestling: Trained briefly at the Super Tiger Gym and possibly had a MMA match in Shooto ("possibly" because some sources say his place it was Yuji Fujita, not Toyonari Fujita).
  • Kaiju: As Monster Zeta Mandora.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Very much like other Dragon Gate wrestlers Fujii or Cyber Kong, Kishiwada is fairly small compared to the long tradition of Japanese heavyweights (and it can be argued that after his weight loss he is not a heavyweight anymore), but has an insane amount of strength and is able to do easily elevated powerbombs and drivers.
  • Red Baron: "Osaka de Ichiban Tsuyo Otoko" ("The Strongest Man in Osaka").
  • Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object: Magnitude's match against Cyber Kong in Dragon Gate. Magnitude won.
  • World's Strongest Man: He is billed as the strongest man in Osaka.

Tomokazu/Yuichi Fukaya

Takashi Hara

Katsumi Hirano

Hiroshi Itakura

Yoshiro Ito

Jun Kikuwada

  • Boxing Battler: At first he exclusively worked in Different Styles Matches as a boxer. He later learned how to wrestle properly and ironically had a Different Styles Match in PWFG as a wrestler against another boxer.
  • I Know Boxing: He also has trained in amateur wrestling.
  • Jobber: Had two fights against Yuki Nakai, both which he lost. He also was in a few different styles matches in which he lost most of them.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His surname is also spelled as Kikawada.

Masahiko Kochi

Yukinori Matsui

Hiroshi Osumi

Shingo Shigeta

Hideo Takayama

Ichiro Yaguchi

  • The Apprentice: To Animal Hamaguchi, Isamu Teranishi, Katsuji Adachi, Riki Choshu, and Yoshiaki Yatsu.
  • Cool Teacher: Works as a music teacher at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo
  • Genius Bruiser: Has a degree from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Jazz Composition.
  • Hidden Depths: Is also a musician, author and actor. He has composed music for Japanese PlayStation games and appeared twice at the Fuji Rock Festival in Yuzawa.
  • I Have Many Names: Has wrestled as Black Yaguchi, Crypt Keeper, Ichiro Yaguchi, Jesus Yaguchi, Mayogun #1, Monster Leather, Mr. Gannosuke #2, Mr. Gennosuke, Mr. Imunosuke, Mr. Rocknosuke, Professor Yaguchi, and Raijin Yaguchi.
  • I Know Karate: A Shintaido practitioner, he also trained in Judo, Sambo, amateur wrestling, Aikido and he even trained Catch Wrestling at the Pro Wrestling Fujiwara-Gumi Dojo but never debuted there.
  • Red Baron: "Rock'n'Roll Crusader", "Shijō Saikyō no Myūjishan" ("History's Strongest Musician"), "Ainodendōshi" ("Missionary of Love").

Keisuke Yamada

  • Animal Motifs / A Load of Bull: A buffalo, but close enough.
  • Authority Equals Ass Kicking: Was once the president of IWA Japan.
  • Cool Mask: As Black Buffalo until he got unmasked.
  • Cool Teacher: Trained Sachie Nishibori.
  • Dramatic Unmask: When he lost a "mask vs. mask" match to Tigers Mask.
  • Garbage Wrestling: Most notably in IWA Japan.
  • I Have Many Names: Has wrestled as Black Buffalo, Black Búfalo, Black Vampire Buffalo, Buffalo, Inaba no Buffalo, Keisuke Yamada, Mōgyūma, Mōgyūma Aratame Tawara Tōda, Orix Buffalo, Rojo del Sol, Tawara Tōda, and Zombie.
  • I Know Judo
  • Masked Luchador: As Black Buffalo until he got unmasked.
  • Red Baron: "Tactical Violence".
  • Shout-Out: His gimmick as Black Buffalo was inspired by Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes baseball team.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Tigers Mask in Osaka Pro Wrestling. Tigers Mask unmasked Yamada and yet they are also two-time Osaka Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champions. Also both of their chracters were inspired by national baseball teams.

Yukimasa Yokota

    Other wrestlers and figures 

Keita Fukuada

Hiromichi Fuyuki

  • The Apprentice: To Isao Yoshihara and Genichiro Tenryu.
  • The Chessmaster: Was the last head booker of FMW before it closed down. He was also for a time FMW Commissioner.
  • Cool Teacher: Trained Gedo.
  • Downer Ending: Passed away at approximately 6:50pm on March 19, 2003, after an almost year long battle with intestinal cancer. He was 42.
  • Guest Fighter: From Wrestle Association R.
  • I Have Many Names: Has wrestled as either Hiromichi (real name), Kodo (most known ring name), Ricky (after Riki Choshu) or Samson (not sure) Fuyuki.
  • Posthumous Credit: Is perhaps the only wrestler to participate in a match posthumously, as before his death he planned to come out of retirement and had been scheduled to face Shinya Hashimoto in a barbed wire deathmatch, and the planned match indeed went ahead. After a ceremony in Kawasaki stadium honouring Fuyuki, Hashimoto clutched an urn containing Fuyuki's ashes and flung himself into the barbed wire, giving Fuyuki a final victory.
  • Power Stable: Team No Respect.
  • Red Baron: "Macho Body".
  • Start My Own: Founded World Entertainment Wrestling.
  • Tag Team: With Toshiaki Kawada as Footloose.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: With Jado and Gedo as Fuyuki-Gun. Also with Apollo Sugawara and Masahiko Takasugi (aka Ultra Seven) as "Wakate Sanbagarasu" ("Young Three Wings").


"WWE has characters, and it's not that big a deal. You need characters that people can understand and like, but that's not as important as skill. Characters are different in the United States than they are in Japan. Skill and fighting spirit are most important, much more than character, in Japan. Ultimately, my most important thing is my partner, Jado. I choose to stay with my partner."


"Two of them were Jado and Gedo, who I'd met while they were making pennies working in Mexico. They'd follow Dragon's path and gone to Mexico after being told they were too small for New Japan. They were also tremendous performers and were major contributors to the strengthening WAR junior division."
Chris Jericho, in his autobiography; A Lion's Tale: Around the World in Spandex.

Eric Kirk

Kuniaki Kobayashi

Antonina Mautaura

Masa Michinoku/The Great Sasuke

Monkey Magic Wakita/Super Delfín

Takanobu Suzuki

Hanbay Terauchi

Takashi Tsukuda


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