Naomichi Marufuji - Pro Wrestler Profile
Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Naomichi Marufuji, 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.

Naomichi Marufuji (丸藤正道) was born in Kōnosu, Saitama, Japan on September 26, 1979, and he is currently 44 years old.

He is currently a Wrestler, Coach and Director of Operations, working for NOAH on the Heavyweight brand, under the ring name of Naomichi Marufuji.

Currently, he is a member of the team of Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Naomichi Marufuji (丸藤正道)
  • Ring Names
    • Naomichi Marufuji ( August 28, 1998 - Present)
    • Marufuji ( May 10, 2020 - August 29, 2021)
    • Pennywise ( December 25, 2017 - December 25, 2017)
  • Born September 26, 1979 (age 44)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Kōnosu, Saitama, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Kōnosu, Saitama, Japan
  • Height 5 ft 9 in (176 cm)
  • Nicknames Genius of the Ark; Immortal Bird; Junior Genius; The Last Disciple of Baba

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( August 28, 1998 - Present)
    • Coach ( January 1, 2003 - Present)
    • Director of Operations ( July 5, 2009 - Present)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAHBrand Heavyweight July 5, 2014Present
    Promotion DDT Pro-WrestlingDDT January 3, 2020 November 3, 2020
    Promotion TNA / Impact WrestlingIMPACT October 18, 2019 October 26, 2019
    Promotion TNA / Impact WrestlingIMPACT July 2, 2017 July 6, 2017
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight May 19, 2016 October 15, 2016
    Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAHBrand Junior Heavyweight December 11, 2006 July 4, 2014
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight August 1, 2012 September 23, 2012
    Promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1ZERO1 May 16, 2012 August 26, 2012
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight December 22, 2009 June 19, 2010
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight September 28, 2008 February 6, 2009
    Promotion Ring of HonorROH December 17, 2005 December 27, 2008
    Promotion Westside Xtreme WrestlingWXW March 7, 2008 March 9, 2008
    Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAHBrand Heavyweight January 23, 2006 December 10, 2006
    Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAHBrand Junior Heavyweight August 5, 2000 January 22, 2006
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight August 28, 1998 July 20, 2000
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face August 28, 1998Present
  • Images History
    Apr 2022
    Apr 2022
    May 2020
    May 2020
    Mar 2019
    Mar 2019
    Jan 2018
    Jan 2018
    Jul 2016
    Jul 2016
    Dec 2015
    Dec 2015
    Jan 2013
    Jan 2013
    Jan 2011
    Jan 2011
    Jan 2010
    Jan 2010
    Jan 2008
    Jan 2008
    Jan 2006
    Jan 2006
    Jan 2002
    Jan 2002
    Aug 2000
    Aug 2000
    Aug 1998
    Aug 1998

  • Finishers
    • Shiranui
    • Shiranui Kai - Moonsault Slam
    • Pole Shift - Fisherman Driver
    • Pole Shift Flowsion - Fisherman Sitout Side Powerslam
    • Tiger Flowsion - Double Underhook Sitout Side Powerslam
    • Emerald Flowsion - Sitout Side Powerslam
    • Kami Ko-oh / God Tiger King - Modified Double Wrist-clutch Bicycle Knee Strike to a kneeling opponent's face
    • Perfect Inside Cradle - Wrist-clutch Inside Cradle
    • Twist Donut - Bridging Swinging Fisherman Suplex ( January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012)
    • Cobra Clutch with Neckscissors ( January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008)
    • Shin Tora-oh / True Tiger King - Armtrap Hammerlock into a Bicycle Knee Lift
    • Tiger King Zero - Head-clutch Bicycle High Knee
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song “Hysteric” (Trance Version) by Takashi Matsuda - Single ( July 10, 2004 - Present)
    • Theme Song “Don't Know Why You Hide It (Kiss N Huggin)” (Underscore) (Intro Cut) by Anthony Terrell Bryant - Impact - Single ( October 18, 2019 - October 27, 2019)
    • Theme Song “Hysteric” by Takashi Matsuda - Single ( July 27, 2001 - July 9, 2004)
    • Theme Song “BRILLIANT 2U” (K.O.G G3 MIX) by NAOKI - Single ( August 5, 2000 - July 26, 2001)
    • Theme Song “Airraid” by Osamu Suzuki - AAA - Single ( July 5, 2000 - July 5, 2000)
    • Theme Song "Don't be Cold" by Eriko with Crunch - Single ( August 26, 1998 - July 20, 2000)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • New Japan Pro Wrestling

  • Pro Wrestling Noah

    • 4 GHC Heavyweight Championship
    • 9 GHC Tag Team Championship (1 with Minoru Suzuki, 3 with Takashi Sugiura, 1 with Toru Yano, 1 with Maybach Taniguchi, 1 with Akitoshi Saito, 1 with Masaaki Mochizuki, 1 with Keiji Mutoh)
    • 1 GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (1 with Kenta, 1 with Atsushi Aoki)
    • 1 GHC Openweight Hardcore Championship

    All Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 1 World Junior Heavyweight Championship

    DDT Pro-Wrestling

    • 1 KO-D Tag Team Championship (with Harashima) 

    World Entertainment Wrestling

    • 1 WEW Tag Team Championship (with Tamon Honda)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • NJPW Super J-Cup Winner (2009)
    • NJPW Tag Team Best Bout (2003 - with Kotaro Suzuki vs. Jushin Thunder Liger & Koji Kanemoto on 06/10)
    • AJPW Champion Carnival Winner (2018)
    • NOAH Differ Cup Winner (2005 – with Kenta)
    • NOAH Global League Winner (2015)
    • NOAH Global Tag League Winner (2012 - with Muhammad Yone; 2016 – with Toru Yano; 2017 – with Maybach Taniguchi
    • NOAH One Night Six Man Tag Team Tournament Winner (2007 – with Go Shiozaki & Ippei Ota)
    • NOAH Two Day Tag Team Tournament Winner (2004 - with Takeshi Rikio
    • NOAH GHC Heavyweight Title Shot Tournament Winner (2007)
    • NOAH Global League Technique Award (2013)
    • NOAH Global Tag League Outstanding Performance Award (2014 – with Katsuhiko Nakajima
    • NOAH MVP Award (2014)
    • OPW Super J-Cup Winner (2004)
    • Tokyo Sports Best Tag Team Award (2003 - with KENTA
    • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year Award (2006 - vs. KENTA on 10/29; 2008 vs. Shuji Kondo on 11/03; 2016 - vs. Kazuchika Okada on 07/18)
    • Tokyo Sports Outstanding Performance Award (2006, 2018)
    • Nikkan Sports Match of the Year Award (2006 - vs. KENTA on 10/29; 2008 - vs. KENTA on 10/25)
    • Nikkan Sports Outstanding Performance Award (2006)
    • Nikkan Sports Technique Award (2008)
    • Nikkan Sports Wrestler of the Year (2006)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Tag Team of the Year (2003, 2004 - with KENTA)
    • 27° in PWI 500 (2007)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura - Takashi Sugiura ( April 26, 2024 - Present)
    • M’s Alliance - The Great Muta / Keiji Muto, Masato Tanaka, Masakatsu Funaki , Masaaki Mochizuki, Yuko Miyamoto ( June 14, 2020 - May 21, 2022)
    • DISASTER BOX - Toru Owashi, HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno, Kazuki Hirata, Naomi Yoshimura ( January 3, 2020 - November 3, 2020)
    • Naomichi Marufuji & Toru Yano - Toru Yano ( April 21, 2016 - November 23, 2016)
    • BRAVE - Takeshi Morishima, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Taiji Ishimori , Takashi Sugiura, Ricky Marvin, Muhammad Yone, Atsushi Kotoge ( April 11, 2012 - December 16, 2015)
    • Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura - Takashi Sugiura ( November 27, 2011 - April 14, 2013)
    • Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura - Takashi Sugiura ( April 1, 2007 - November 19, 2008)
    • KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji - KENTA / Hideo Itami ( March 1, 2003 - May 24, 2008)
    • Naomichi Marufuji & Minoru Suzuki - Minoru Suzuki ( April 3, 2005 - December 4, 2005)
    • WAVE - Mitsuharu Misawa, Daisuke Ikeda, Takuma Sano / Naoki Sano , Yoshinari Ogawa, Kotaro Suzuki ( October 1, 2000 - January 26, 2003)
    • KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji - KENTA / Hideo Itami ( July 18, 2001 - November 30, 2001)

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