Kensuke Sasaki - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Kensuke Sasaki, 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.

Kensuke Sasaki (佐々木 健介) was born in Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan on August 4, 1966, and he is currently 57 years old.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Kensuke Sasaki (佐々木 健介)
  • Ring Names
    • Kensuke Sasaki ( December 2, 1994 - February 13, 2014)
    • Power Warrior ( September 1, 2007 - May 11, 2008)
    • Masked Volcano ( June 19, 2004 - January 3, 2005)
    • Power Warrior ( November 23, 1992 - January 4, 1997)
    • Kensuke Sasaki ( December 23, 1989 - November 22, 1992)
    • Kendo Sasaki ( October 7, 1989 - December 22, 1989)
    • Benkei Sasaki ( August 11, 1989 - October 6, 1989)
    • Kensuke Sasaki ( February 16, 1986 - August 10, 1989)
  • Born August 4, 1966 (age 57)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Fukuoka, Japan
  • Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
  • Weight
    • 254 lbs (115 kg)

Career History

  • Roles

    • Wrestler ( February 16, 1986 - February 13, 2014)
    • Promoter ( November 15, 2005 - February 13, 2014)
    • Coach ( January 1, 1990 - December 31, 2011)
  • Promotions / Brands

    Promotionfromto
    Promotion INDY March 1, 2003 February 13, 2014
    Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAH January 20, 2008 December 7, 2013
    Promotion Ring of HonorROH September 14, 2008 December 27, 2008
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW April 10, 2004 June 29, 2008
    Promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1ZERO1 January 23, 2005 June 24, 2006
    Promotion Dragon GateDRAGON GATE September 17, 2004 November 13, 2005
    Promotion Wrestle-1WRESTLE 1 August 4, 2005 October 2, 2005
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight January 4, 2004 March 26, 2005
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight April 27, 1990 September 7, 2002
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW November 6, 1995 December 30, 1996
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW October 22, 1992 June 5, 1993
    Promotion Stampede WrestlingSTAMPEDE August 11, 1989 September 29, 1989
    Promotion World Wrestling CouncilWWC January 14, 1989 April 2, 1989
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight June 4, 1987 December 9, 1988
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW March 30, 1986 March 12, 1987
  • Images History

    Jan 2001
    Jan 2001
    Dec 1994
    Dec 1994
    Nov 1992
    Nov 1992
    Jun 1987
    Jun 1987
    Feb 1986
    Feb 1986
  • Face / Heel Turns

    Alignmentfromto
    Face October 9, 2004 February 13, 2014
    Heel January 4, 2004 October 8, 2004
    Face February 16, 1986 January 3, 2004

  • Finishers

    • Lariat ( February 16, 1986 - February 13, 2014)
    • Northern Lights Bomb - Scoop Brainbuster ( October 1, 1995 - February 13, 2014)
    • Strangle Hold α - Head-hold Cross Armbar ( April 27, 1990 - February 13, 2014)
    • Strangle Hold β - Kneeling Head-hold Armbar ( April 27, 1990 - February 13, 2014)
    • Strangle Hold γ / Power Special - Step-over Head-hold Armbar ( April 27, 1990 - February 13, 2014)
    • Ipponzeoi - Rolling Over the shoulder Arm Drag ( April 27, 1990 - February 13, 2014)
    • Double Impact - with Animal Warrior - Electric Chair + Diving Clothesline combination ( September 1, 2007 - May 11, 2008)
    • Double Impact - with Hawk Warrior - Electric Chair + Diving Clothesline combination ( November 23, 1992 - September 23, 1995)
  • Theme Songs

    • Theme Song "Take The Dream – The World" by Blood Stain Child - Single ( January 4, 2001 - February 13, 2014)
    • Theme Song "Hellraiser"/"Iron Man" megamix by Ozzy Osbourne & Black Sabbath - with Animal Warrior - Team ( September 1, 2007 - May 11, 2008)
    • Theme Song "Take The Dream – Infinity" - Single ( January 4, 1998 - January 3, 2001)
    • Theme Song "Take The Dream – Senko" by Blue Stealer - Single ( January 4, 1996 - January 3, 1998)
    • Theme Song "Temple of the Dragon" - Single ( November 6, 1995 - December 30, 1996)
    • Theme Song "POWER" by Osamu Suzuki - Single ( April 27, 1990 - January 3, 1996)
    • Theme Song "Tokyo Takeaway" - Single ( October 22, 1992 - June 5, 1993)
    • Theme Song "Hellraiser" by Ozzy Osbourne - with Hawk Warrior - Team ( November 23, 1992 - September 23, 1995)
    • Theme Song "Hurricanes Bam" by Hurricanes Bomb - Single ( June 4, 1987 - December 9, 1988)
    • Theme Song "Hot Point" - Single ( March 30, 1986 - March 12, 1987)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • World Championship Wrestling

    New Japan Pro Wrestling

  • All Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 1 Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 All Asia Tag Team Championship (with Katsuhiko Nakajima)

    Pro Wrestling NOAH

    • 1 GHC Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 GHC Tag Team Championship (with Takeshi Morishima)

    Dramatic Dream Team

    • 1 KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship (with Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi)

    Fighting of World Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 1 World Magma the Greatest Championship

    Hawai'i Championship Wrestling

    • 1 HCW Kamehameha Heritage World Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 HCW Kekaulike Heritage Tag Team Championship (with Kenjiro Katahira)

    Michinoku Pro Wrestling

    • 1 Tohoku Tag Team Championship (with Katsuhiko Nakajima)

    Stampede Wrestling

    • 1 Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship (with Sumo Hara)

    Toryumon Mexico

    • 1 UWA World Tag Team Championship (with Animal Warrior)

    World Wrestling Council

    • 2 WWC Caribbean Tag Team Championship (with Mr. Pogo)
  • Other Accomplishments

    • NJPW G1 Climax Winner (1997, 2000)
    • NJPW G1 Climax Special Tag Team Tournament Winner (1997 – with Kazuo Yamazaki)
    • NJPW Japan/United States All Star Tournament Winner (1996)
    • NJPW IWGP Heavyweight Championship Tournament Winner (2001)
    • NJPW IWGP Heavyweight Championship #1 Contenders Tournament Winner (1999)
    • NJPW WCW World Tag Team Title Contenders League Winner (1998 – with Yuji Nagata)
    • NJPW SKY PerfecTV! Cup Winner (2001)
    • NJPW MVP Award (2000)
    • NJPW Singles Best Bout (2000 - vs. Toshiaki Kawada on 10/09)
    • AJPW Champion Carnival Winner (2005)
    • AJPW January 2 Korakuen Hall Heavyweight Battle Royal Winner (2007)
    • AJPW SAMURAI! TV Cup Triple Arrow Tournament Winner (2007 – with Katsuhiko Nakajima & Seiya Sanada)
    • AJPW BAPE STA!! PRO-WRESTLING a-k-a Tournament Winner (2004)
    • NOAH One Night Six Man Tag Tournament Winner (2012 – with Kento Miyahara & Takeshi Morishima)
    • NOAH Global Tag League Outstanding Performance Award (2013 – with Katsuhiko Nakajima)
    • Toryumon Mexico Suzuki Cup Winner (2007 – with Último Dragón & Marco Corleone)
    • WJ Strongest Tournament Winner (2003)
    • Tokyo Sports Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)
    • Tokyo Sports Wrestler of the Year (2004)
    • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year (2000 - vs. Toshiaki Kawada on 10/09; 2005 - vs. Kenta Kobashi on 07/18)
    • Tokyo Sports Outstanding Performance Award (2008)
    • Nikkan Sports Match of the Year (2000 - vs. Toshiaki Kawada on 10/09; 2005 - vs. Kenta Kobashi on 07/18)
    • Nikkan Sports Outstanding Performance Award (1997, 2004, 2008)
    • Nikkan Sports Fighting Spirit Award (2004)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 2013)
    • WON Match of the Year (1991 - with Hiroshi Hase vs. Rick & Scott Steiner at WCW/New Japan Supershow)
    • 10° in PWI 500 (2000)
    • 27° in PWI Years Top 100 Tag Teams (2003 - with Hiroshi Hase)

Teams & Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables

    • Diamond Ring / Kensuke Office - Katsuhiko Nakajima , Kento Miyahara, Satoshi Kajiwara, Mitsuhiro Kitamiya, Takashi Okita, Jun Nishikawa, Ryuji Yamaguchi ( January 3, 2008 - December 7, 2013)
    • Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima - Katsuhiko Nakajima ( May 13, 2004 - November 10, 2013)
    • The Hell Warriors - Road Warrior Animal ( September 1, 2007 - May 11, 2008)
    • Kensuke Family - Akira Hokuto, Genichiro Tenryu, Katsuhiko Nakajima , Raimu Mishima ( May 13, 2004 - February 17, 2007)
    • Florida Express - Daniel Mishima, Michael Iwasa, Johnson Florida, Jackson Florida ( September 17, 2004 - November 6, 2005)
    • Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki - Hiroshi Hase ( March 1, 2003 - October 31, 2004)
    • Pirates Gundan - Genichiro Tenryu, Manabu Nakanishi ( May 23, 2004 - September 6, 2004)
    • Riki Choshu & Kensuke Sasaki - Riki Choshu ( May 4, 1990 - December 7, 2003)
    • SWING-LOWS - Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kenzo Suzuki , Blue Wolf ( June 20, 2002 - September 7, 2002)
    • Kensuke Sasaki & Kazuo Yamazaki - Kazuo Yamazaki ( May 26, 1997 - April 17, 1999)
    • Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki - Hiroshi Hase ( December 5, 1994 - July 26, 1996)
    • The Hell Raisers - Road Warrior Hawk ( November 23, 1992 - September 23, 1995)
    • Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki - Hiroshi Hase ( July 19, 1990 - October 21, 1992)
    • The Samurai Warriors - Sumu Hara ( August 11, 1989 - September 29, 1989)
  • Managers Akira HokutoAkira Hokuto
  • Wrestlers managed Katsuhiko Nakajima
  • Family

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