Gran Naniwa - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Gran Naniwa, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Yoshikuni Kimura (木村 吉公) was born in Ibaraki, Japan on February 15, 1977.

He died on October 6, 2010 at the age of 33.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Yoshikuni Kimura (木村 吉公)
  • Ring Names
    • Blue Justice ( January 15, 2006 - January 15, 2006)
    • Gran Naniwa ( June 25, 1993 - October 3, 2009)
    • Yoshikuni Kimura ( March 16, 1993 - June 24, 1993)
  • Born February 15, 1977
  • Died October 6, 2010 (aged 33)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Ibaraki, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Ibaraki, Japan ( March 16, 1993 - October 3, 2009)
  • Height 5 ft 10 in (177 cm)
  • Weight
    • 216 lbs (98 kg) ( March 16, 1993 - October 3, 2009)
  • Nicknames The Claw

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( January 15, 2006 - October 3, 2009)
    • Wrestler ( March 16, 1993 - May 18, 2003)
  • Companies / Promotions
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW May 13, 2006 December 23, 2006
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW October 8, 2000 May 12, 2003
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW May 25, 2001 January 25, 2002
    Promotion Michinoku Pro WrestlingMICHINOKU March 16, 1993 August 13, 1999
    Promotion Extreme Championship WrestlingECW January 10, 1998 January 31, 1998
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW May 16, 1997 June 5, 1997
    Promotion Frontier Martial-Arts WrestlingFMW August 22, 1993 December 26, 1993
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face March 16, 1993 October 3, 2009
  • Images
    Jan 2006
    Jan 2006
    Mar 1993
    Mar 1993

  • Finishers
    • Clutch de Naniwa - Modified Arm Wrench Inside Cradle ( March 16, 1993 - October 3, 2009)
    • Driver de Naniwa - Sitout Scoop Slam Piledriver ( March 16, 1993 - October 3, 2009)
    • Naniwa Bomb - Spinning Gutwrench Powerbomb ( March 16, 1993 - October 3, 2009)
    • Crab Walk - Sideways Ropewalk Elbow Drop ( March 16, 1993 - May 18, 2003)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Fisherman's Head of Crab Fishing" by Romanesque Seven - Single ( June 25, 1993 - October 3, 2009)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Titles Won

    Michinoku Pro Wrestling

    • 1 Central American Middleweight Championship

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • Gran Naniwa & Super Delfin - Super Delfin ( July 26, 1993 - January 13, 1999)

Gran Naniwa Game Appearances

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