Michinoku Pro Wrestling

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Michinoku Pro Wrestling
Acronym MPW
Founded 1993
Style Lucha Libre
Headquarters Morioka, Iwate, Japan
Founder(s) The Great Sasuke
Owner(s) Jinsei Shinzaki

Michinoku Pro Wrestling (also known as North Eastern Wrestling) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion, founded by The Great Sasuke in 1993. Michinoku Pro was the first independent wrestling promotion in Japan to not base its operations in Tokyo, but rather in Morioka, Iwate. The predominant wrestling style of the promotion is lucha libre, but Michinoku Pro has accepted wrestlers from various styles (such as shoot style and strong style) and backgrounds over the years. In 2003, Sasuke left the running of the promotion to Jinsei Shinzaki (who is the only heavyweight wrestler in the promotion), in order to concentrate on his duties as a newly elected Iwate Prefectural assembly member.

After a successful UK tour, current Michinoku Pro president Jinsei Shinzaki announced on July 1, 2012 that Michinoku Pro and 4 Front Wrestling (4FW) UK promotion have agreed a working agreement, 4FW Stars 'The Sheik' Behnam Ali (IRAN) and Owen Phoenix (UK) will be touring and training with Michinoku Pro for three Months.

Current roster[edit]

Bad Boy[edit]

Mu no Taiyo[edit]

Championships and tournaments[edit]


Championship Current champion(s) Date won
Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Championship Brahman Shu May 5, 2014
Tohoku Tag Team Championship Brahman Kei and The Great Sasuke June 8, 2014
UWA World Tag Team Championship Fuma and Isami Kodaka August 31, 2014


Tournament Latest winner(s) Date won
Iron Man Tournament Fujita "Jr." Hayato August 29, 2009
Fukumen World League Great Sasuke September 2, 2012
Futaritabi Tag Team League Brahman Kei and Brahman Shu October 13, 2014


Championship Last champion(s) Date won
UWA World Welterweight Championship Vacated
British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight Championship Vacated December 7, 2003
UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship Diluvio Negro II February 25, 2007
Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship Makoto Oishi September 14, 2008

Notable alumni and foreigners[edit]

20th Anniversary Tour[edit]

Michinoku Pro-Wrestling will be touring Europe in October 2013, with shows announced for Oxford, England and Swindon, England on Friday 18th and Saturday 19 October respectively.

The event in Oxford will be headlined by Zack Sabre Jr vs Fujita Hayato, while the Swindon event will feature an all-star tag team match, as Ultimo Dragon and Sho Funaki face The Great Sasuke and a partner to be announced.

Other names confirmed to join the tour include Jody Fleisch, Kenbai, Davey Richards and El Ligero.

See also[edit]