|Ring name(s)||Daichi Hashimoto|
|Billed height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Billed weight||90 kg (200 lb)|
April 13, 1992 |
|Trained by||Masahiro Chono
|Debut||March 6, 2011|
The oldest of three children, Daichi Hashimoto grew up around full-contact sports, as his father Shinya was a legendary pro wrestler, alongside his "uncles" Masahiro Chono and Keiji Mutoh. Since the sixth grade, Daichi took up karate, and was part of his middle school's MMA school, Blue Sky.
When his father died in July 2005, Daichi decided he wanted to become a professional wrestler.
In September 2009, he took part in his father's 25th Anniversary show, hosted by Pro Wrestling Zero1. He competed in an exhibition kickboxing match against Satoru Kobayashi. The match was declared a draw after two two-minute rounds. After the show, Daichi expressed his desire to become a pro wrestler and Masahiro Chono and Shinjiro Otani picked up on his desire and trained him for nearly a year and a half.
Professional wrestling career
Pro Wrestling Zero1 (2011–present)
After nearly a year and a half of training, Daichi Hashimoto finally made his debut on March 6, 2011, at Pro Wrestling Zero1's 10th Anniversary show, where he wrestled Masahiro Chono in a losing effort. After the match, he was given advice from his "uncles" Chono and Keiji Mutoh, and he was also embraced by his mother and his two younger sisters. Fellow Zero1 rookie Yuichiro ☆Jienotsu☆ Nagashima came to congratulate him. Fifteen days later, Hashimoto went to All Japan Pro Wrestling, wrestled Mutoh, and lost. Over the next few months, Hashimoto would team up with Shinjiro Otani in various types of tag team match up and would even wrestle together at Inoki Genome Federation. On August 27, Hashimoto received his first title shot ever, as he and Otani unsuccessfully challenged Kamikaze and Sato for the NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship. In December 2011, Hashimoto took part in the Furinkazan Tag Team League, teaming up with Akebono. He and Akebono started the tournament strong on December 8, defeating Kohei Sato and Kamikaze. Three days later on December 11, Hashimoto and Akebono continued their success by defeating NWA Team, which was revealed to be Schwarz and Weiss. However, the team would go on to lose there next to matches which led to them being placed 3rd in Block B. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter awarded Hashimoto with the Rookie of the Year award for 2011
Hashimoto began the new year with a bang on January 1, 2012, when he won his first singles match, defeating Yoshikazu Yokoyama. On March 2 at Zero1's 11TH Anniversary Show, Hashimoto teamed with Otani and lost to Kensuke Sasaki and Katsuhiko Nakajima. In April 2012, Hashimoto participated in Pro Wrestling Noah's Global Tag League with Shinjiro Otani as his partner. On April 11, he and Otani started off strong by defeating Eddie Edwards and Colt Cabana. They would go on to defeated the team of Go Shiozaki & Tamon Honda and Yoshihiro Takayama & Maybach Taniguchi. The team would lose the rest of their matches meaning that Hashimoto and Otani ended the Global Tag League in 5th Place with six points. Hashimoto and Otani would continue to team up together until July when they separated to take part in Fire Festival 2012. Hashimoto would ended up losing all four of his tournament matches, including losing to Otani. In September, Hashimoto participated in two tournaments Tenkaichi Junior Tournament 2012 at Zero1 where Hashimoto was defeated by Tatsuhito Takaiwa in the first round. The second tournament he took part in was the Nippon TV Cup Jr. Heavyweight Tag League 2012 in block B at Noah. Hashimoto teamed up with Ikuto Hidaka and won their block with six points but would lose the final to Atsushi Kotoge and Taiji Ishimori. On December 2, he travelled to Hong Kong for his first ever oversea contest against Zero1 Hong Kong's Bitman. Wrestling as a big heel from Japan, he defeat Bitman after a mist attack follow by a vertical drop DDT. On January 4, 2013, Hashimoto was scheduled to make his debut for New Japan Pro Wrestling, teaming with Keiji Mutoh at Wrestle Kingdom 7 in Tokyo Dome, however, on December 27, it was announced that he had fractured his left forearm and would be forced to pull out of the match. Despite the injury, Hashimoto made an appearance at the event, having a confrontation with Hiroyoshi Tenzan, after he and Satoshi Kojima had defeated Mutoh and his replacement, Shinjiro Otani. During the hiatus, Hashimoto bulked up to 95 kg. Hashimoto returned to the ring on April 15, 2013, when he was defeated by Dramatic Dream Team (DDT) representative Kota Ibushi in a singles match. On May 2, Zero1 announced that Hashimoto had re-aggravated his forearm injury and would once again be sidelined from in-ring action. On October 13, 2013, Hashimoto made his return to the ring, facing Katsuhiko Nakajima in a losing effort. On February 11, 2014, Hashimoto received the first singles title shot of his career, when he unsuccessfully challenged Tama Williams for the NWA United National Heavyweight Championship.
- Signature moves
- "Junior King Of Destruction"
- "Prince Of Destruction"
- Theme music
- "Bakusho Sengen" (with "Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Into Battle Mix)" intro) - adopted from his father.
- "Bakusho Sengen -Katsu-"
Championships and accomplishments
- "Wrestlers". Pro Wrestling Zero1 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-04-15.
- "Zero1 2009 Results".
- "ZERO1 2011 Results".
- "AJPW 2011 Results".
- "Zero1 Furinkazan 2011 Results".
- Meltzer, Dave (January 30, 2012). "Jan 30 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Gigantic year-end awards issue, best and worst in all categories plus UFC on FX 1, death of Savannah Jack, ratings, tons and tons of news". Wrestling Observer Newsletter (Campbell, CA). ISSN 1083-9593.
- "Zero1 2012 Results".
- "Noah Global Tag League 2012 Results".
- "橋本大地が"左腕骨折"で1.4東京ドームを無念の欠場…! その思いを胸に大谷晋二郎の緊急参戦が決定!!（詳細追加）". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). 2012-12-27. Retrieved 2012-12-27.
- "Wrestle Kingdom 7 ～Evolution～ in 東京ドーム". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-01-04.
- "4.15 後楽園ホール大会 「Far and Away」". Pro Wrestling Zero1 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-04-15.
- "橋本大地再び欠場…". Pro Wrestling Zero1 (in Japanese). 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2013-05-02.
- "10.13 後楽園ホール大会試合結果". Pro Wrestling Zero1 (in Japanese). 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
- "2.11 後楽園ホール大会試合結果". Pro Wrestling Zero1 (in Japanese). 2014-02-11. Retrieved 2014-02-11.
- "「２０１２年度プロレス大賞」受賞者". Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
"Pro Wrestling Zero1 10th Anniversary Show Photos". Pro Wrestling Zero1 USA. Retrieved 2011-03-06.