Yoshihiro Takayama - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Yoshihiro Takayama, 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.

Yoshihiro Takayama (高山 善廣) was born in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan on September 19, 1966, and he is currently 57 years old.

Despite losing to MMA star Don Frye in 2002, Takayama’s reputation from that fight would increase massively as someone who had extraordinary durability.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Yoshihiro Takayama (高山 善廣)
  • Ring Names
    • Yoshihiro Takayama ( June 28, 1992 - May 4, 2017)
  • Born September 19, 1966 (age 57)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Sumida, Tokyo, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Sumida, Tokyo, Japan
  • Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
  • Weight
    • 276 lbs (125 kg)
  • Nicknames Emperor
  • Notes Despite losing to MMA star Don Frye in 2002, Takayama’s reputation from that fight would increase massively as someone who had extraordinary durability.

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( July 16, 2006 - May 4, 2017)
    • MMA Fighter ( March 9, 2013 - March 9, 2013)
    • Commentator ( October 19, 2001 - September 9, 2007)
    • Wrestler ( June 28, 1992 - August 8, 2004)
    • MMA Fighter ( August 17, 1996 - December 31, 2002)
    • Musician ( July 1, 1996 - July 31, 1996)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion INDY March 2, 2001 May 4, 2017
    Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAH July 16, 2006 January 31, 2016
    Promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1ZERO1 July 25, 2014 March 31, 2015
    Promotion Wrestle-1WRESTLE 1 October 26, 2013 November 2, 2014
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight November 12, 2011 May 3, 2012
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW January 2, 2009 December 6, 2009
    Promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1ZERO1 January 19, 2007 November 30, 2007
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight August 13, 2006 October 9, 2006
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight June 7, 2002 August 8, 2004
    Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAH August 5, 2000 August 8, 2004
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW March 1, 1997 July 20, 2000
    Promotion UWF I June 28, 1992 December 27, 1996
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Young Lions October 9, 1995 March 26, 1996
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel July 13, 1995 May 4, 2017
    Tweener June 28, 1992 July 12, 1995
  • Images
    Oct 2013
    Oct 2013
    Jan 2009
    Jan 2009
    Jul 2006
    Jul 2006
    Aug 2000
    Aug 2000
    Jan 1999
    Jan 1999
    Mar 1997
    Mar 1997
    Jan 1995
    Jan 1995

  • Finishers
    • Everett Suplex - Delayed Bridging High-angle German Suplex ( June 28, 1992 - May 4, 2017)
    • Running High Knee Strike ( June 28, 1992 - May 4, 2017)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Destructive Power (Ultra Seven Version)" by Yoshihiro Takayama & Double Fear - Team ( May 12, 2013 - December 31, 2015)
    • Theme Song "Destructive Power (MMA Version)" by Yoshihiro Takayama & Double Fear - Team ( July 16, 2006 - May 11, 2013)
    • Theme Song "Destructive Power" by Yoshihiro Takayama & Double Fear - Team ( September 7, 2002 - July 15, 2006)
    • Theme Song "We Are No Fear" by Unknown - Team ( August 5, 2000 - December 31, 2000)
    • Theme Song "Manish Boy" by Muddy Waters - Single ( January 1, 1997 - July 5, 2000)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Titles Won

    New Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 1 IWGP Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 IWGP Tag Team Championship (with Minoru Suzuki)
    • 1 NWF Heavyweight Championship

    All Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 1 All Asia Tag Team Championship (with Takao Omori)
    • 1 Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 World Tag Team Championship (with Takao Omori)

    Pro Wrestling Noah

    • 1 GHC Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 GHC Tag Team Championship (1 with Takao Omori and 1 with Takuma Sano)

    Chō Hanabi Puroresu

    • 1 Bakuha-ō Championship

    DDT Pro-Wrestling

    • 1 KO-D Tag Team Championship (with Danshoku Dino)

    Pro-Wrestling Zero1

    • 1 NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship (with Kohei Sato)

    Tenryu Project

    • 1 Tenryu Project Six-Man Tag Team Championship (with Tatsutoshi Goto & Daisuke Sekimoto)

    Wrestle Association “R”

    • 1 WAR World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (with Yoji Anjo & Kenichi Yamamoto)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • PWN 2 Days Tag Tournament Winner (2011 - with Kenta)
    • PWN Global League Winner (2010)
    • PWN Global Tag League Winner (2010 - with Takuma Sano; 2013 - with Kenta)
    • PWN Global Tag League Fighting Spirit Award (2014 - with Kenta)
    • WAR Mizuichi-R Winner (2014 - with Ryuichi Kawakami)
    • Tokyo Sports Best Tag Team (2004 - with Minoru Suzuki)
    • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year (2002 - vs. Yuji Nagata; 2007 - with Kenta Kobashi vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama)
    • Tokyo Sports MVP Award (2003)
    • Tokyo Sports Outstanding Performance (2002)
    • Nikkan Sports Match of the Year award (2007 - with Kenta Kobashi vs. Jun Akiyama & Mitsuharu Misawa on 12/02)
    • Nikkan Sports Wrestler of the Year (2003)
    • WON Best Brawler (2002)
    • WON Fight of the Year (2002) - vs. Don Frye
    • 27° in PWI 500 (2002)

Relations

Yoshihiro Takayama Game Appearances

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