Genba Hirayanagi

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Tsutomu Hirayanagi
Ring name(s) Genba Hirayanagi
Tsutomu Hirayanagi
Billed height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Billed weight 85 kg (187 lb)[1]
Born (1980-03-09) March 9, 1980 (age 34)[1]
Kawaguchi, Saitama, Japan[1]
Trained by Akira Taue
Pro Wrestling Noah dojo
Debut August 15, 2005[2]
August 18, 2005 (official)[1][Note 1]

Tsutomu Hirayanagi (born March 9, 1980), better known by his ring name Genba Hirayanagi (平柳玄藩 Hirayanagi Genba?), is a Japanese professional wrestler currently working for Pro Wrestling Noah.

Career[edit]

Genba Hirayanagi was a competitor in amateur wrestling in high school.[3] In June 2004 he entered the Pro Wrestling Noah dojo[3] where, under the mentorship of Akira Taue,[4] he was trained as a professional wrestler. Wrestling under his birth name, his first match was in a 13-man Battle royal won by Mohammed Yone on 15 August 2005.[2] Three days later, he made his official debut in a singles match against Kishin Kawabata.[1] As is normal for inexperienced competitors in puroresu, virtually all of Hirayanagi's early matches were losses. On March 21, 2006 Hirayanagi competed in a match against SUWA for Pro Wrestling SEM[5] during which he suffered a triple-fracture of the jaw.[3] It wasn't until the following October that he was able to return to the ring[3] in a time-limit draw with Shuhei Taniguchi.[6]

The summer of 2007 saw Hirayanagi venture to the United Kingdom to perform in 6 matches on the British independent circuit. His UK debut came in July 20 loss to Noah compatriot Shuhei Taniguchi for 3 Count Wrestling.[7] 8 days later, the two teamed up to challenge the 4 Front Wrestling Tag Team Champions Mark Sloan and Wade Fitzgerald.[8] In IPW:UK's Debut In Sittingbourne show he was defeated by James Tighe,[9] which was followed by a loss to veteran Johnny Kidd on a Premier Promotions card[10] before concluding his tour by teaming with Dan Head to gain victory over Mark Haskins and Harry Mills.[10][11]

In 2008, Hirayanagi made his Ring of Honor debut in the opening match of the 14 September ROH: The Tokyo Summit show. Teaming with Kotaro Suzuki, he lost to the NJPW duo of No Limit (Tetsuya Naito and Yujiro Takahashi).[12] Later that year he gained his first trophy when he teamed with Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Kotaro Suzuki to defeat KENTA, Taiji Ishimori and Ippei Ota to win that year's One Day Junior Heavyweight Six Man Tag Tournament in Sapporo, Hokkaido.[13]

In 2009, Hirayanagi debuted in Dramatic Dream Team (DDT), teaming with his primary trainer Akira Taue to defeat DDT residents Sanshiro Takagi and Michael Nakazawa.[14] On August 30, he teamed with frequent partner Kanemaru in his New Japan Pro Wrestling debut in the main event of the Jado and Gedo 20th Anniversary show in a losing effort to the World Class Tag Team.[15][16] Hirayanagi was selected to participate in another interpromotional contest at the combined AJPW/NJPW/Noah All Together supershow on 27 August 2011 at Budokan Hall, competing in a 10-man tag team match billed as the Junior One Night Carnival.[17][18]

Hirayanagi is currently a member of the No Mercy faction in Noah.[1] On 10 March 10, 2013, Hirayanagi won his first title in Noah, when he and Maybach Taniguchi, Jr. defeated Ricky Marvin and Super Crazy for the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship.[19] The two were forced to vacate the title on May 30, after Suwa had been sidelined with a neck injury.[20]

In wrestling[edit]

  • Finishing moves
  • Signature moves

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hirayanagi's untelevised first match on August 15 is not recognised by Pro Wrestling Noah, who state August 18 as his debut.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "NOAH Michinoku Fairytale Story". WrestlingData. Genichbruck.com. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d Dakuro Arigachi. "Genba Hiranayagi". Wrestling Notes. HP Dakuro. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Genba Hirayanagi". WrestlingData. Genichbruck.com. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "SEM @ Tokyo". WrestlingData. Genichbruck.com. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "NOAH Autumn Navigation - European Catch - Day 1". WrestlingData. WrestlingData.com. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "3CW Midsummer Showdown". WrestlingData. WrestlingData.com. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "4FW @ Swindon". WrestlingData. WrestlingData.com. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "Results from "IPW:UK Sittingbourne Debut"". International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Recent Results". Premier Promotions. Archived from the original on 21 August 2007. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "Premier @ Worthing". WrestlingData. WrestlingData.com. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Past Events". Ring of Honor. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "NOAH Winter Navigation - Day 6". WrestlingData. WrestlingData.com. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "DDT Judgement 2009". WrestlingData. WrestlingData.com. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  15. ^ "NJPW/Jado & Gedo Produce Get Out Of My Way ~JG20FTW~". Cagematch. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  16. ^ "Get Out Of My Way 'JG20FTW' Results" (in Japanese). Shinnichi-Pro. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  17. ^ "[Results] NJPW/AJPW/NOAH "All Together", 8/27/11". PuroresuFan. Strong Style Spirit. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  18. ^ Charles P Schaeffer (27 August 2011). "NJPW, AJP & NOAH presents "All Together"". Puroresu Spirit. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  19. ^ a b "2013年3月10日(日)". Pro Wrestling Noah (in Japanese). Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  20. ^ "GHCジュニア・ヘビー級タッグ選手権についてのご報告". Pro Wrestling Noah (in Japanese). 30 May 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  21. ^ a b c Charles Paul Schaeffer. "Genba Hiranagi". Puroresu Spirit. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  22. ^ a b c d e f "Puroresu Central profile". 
  23. ^ "Shoryu Genba". 
  24. ^ a b "Genba Hiranayagi" (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  25. ^ "2013年3月21日(木)". Pro Wrestling Noah (in Japanese). Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  26. ^ "Match Statistics". WrestlingData. WrestlingData.com. Retrieved 8/11/2013. 
  27. ^ "NOAH The First Navigation 2013". Cagematch.com. Retrieved 8/11/2013.