February 23, 1976 |
Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Captain Noah
|Billed height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Billed weight||110 kg (243 lb)|
|Trained by||Yoshiaki Fujiwara
|Debut||August 18, 1995|
Satoshi Yoneyama (Japanese: 米山 聡 Hepburn: Yoneyama Satoshi), better known by his ring name Muhammad Yone (モハメド・ヨネ Mohamedo Yone), is a Japanese professional wrestler, currently working for Pro Wrestling Noah, where he a multi-time GHC Tag Team Champion, a one time GHC Openweight Hardcore Champion and winner of the Global Tag League in 2012 with Naomichi Marufuji. He is known for his trademark afro hairstyle, which earned him the nickname "Mr. Afro". He later cut his hair short and changed his pants color to black and red to resemble his teammates on the stable Brave.
Professional wrestling career
Yoneyama made his professional wrestling debut on August 18, 1995, wrestling under his real name Satoshi Yoneyama. Early in his career he would work for Japanese promotions such as Big Japan Pro Wrestling Battlarts, Michinoku Pro, WAR and Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling. In 1999, he changed his ring name to Muhammad Yone (spelled "Mohammad Yone" in some sources). In 2000, Yone joined All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) working low card matches.
Pro Wrestling Noah (2001–present)
In 2001, top AJPW wrestler Mitsuharu Misawa and a number of other AJPW wrestlers, including Yone, left the promotion to start their own wrestling promotion called Pro Wrestling Noah. On March 5, 2005, Yone defeated Naomichi Marufuji to win the GHC Openweight Hardcore Championship, a championship he would hold for 231 days until Scorpio won it on October 22, 2005. During that time Yone began teaming regularly with Takeshi Morishima in the tag team division. On October 28, 2005 the duo defeated Marufuji and Minoru Suzuki to win the GHC Tag Team Championship. They later lost the championship to Tamon Honda and Kenta Kobashi. In 2006, Yone and Morishima won the vacant tag team championship once more and held it until April 1, 2007, when they lost to Jun Akiyama and Takeshi Rikio. In 2009, Yone helped create a group known as "Disobey" that included himself, Kenta, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Genba Hirayanagi, Takeshi Rikio and Kotaro Suzuki. Yone and Rikio defeated Morishima and Kensuke Sasaki to with the GHC Tag Team Championship on December 6, 2009, as part of the 2009 "Winter Navigation Tour". Their reign lasted until April 14, 2010, when they lost to Bison Smith and Keith Walker. In 2012, Yone became part of a stable known as "Brave" that also included Naomichi Marufuji, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Taiji Ishimori, Atsushi Kotoge, Takeshi Morishima, Takashi Sugiura and Ricky Marvin. Marufuji and Yone went on to win the 2012 version of the Global Tag League, defeating Morishima and Katsuhiko Nakajima in the finals. Yone unsuccessfully challenged Katsuhiko Nakajima for the GHC title in Korakuen Hall on June 4, 2017.
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
- Backbreaker rack
- Cradle suplex, sometimes from the top rope
- Jumping knee strike
- Multiple shoot kicks
- Rolling thunder senton
- Roundhouse kick to a seated or standing opponent
- Running arched big boot, sometimes to a cornered opponent
- Running guillotine leg drop, sometimes from the top rope
- Single leg Boston Crab
- Standing or a running spinning heel kick, sometimes to a cornered opponent
- Entrance themes
Championships and accomplishments
- All Japan Pro Wrestling
- January 3 Korakuen Hall Junior Heavyweight Battle Royal (2001)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Pro Wrestling Noah
- GHC Openweight Hardcore Championship (1 time)
- GHC Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Takeshi Morishima (2) and Takeshi Rikio (1)
- Global Tag League (2012) – with Naomichi Marufuji
- One Day Six Man Heavyweight Tag Team Tournament (2008) - with Mitsuharu Misawa and Takeshi Morishima
- "モハメド ヨネ (Muhammad Yone) (profile)" (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
- "Mohammed Yone". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
- "NOAH Autumn Navigation tour results". Green Destiny. Retrieved August 31, 2007.
- "NOAH Winter Navigation tour results" (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved August 31, 2007.
- "Global Tag Team League Tournament 2012". Pro Wrestling Noah USA. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
- "Profile at Puroresu Central". Puroresu Central. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
- "All Japan Pro Wrestling Tournaments". Retrieved April 9, 2015.
- "Mohammed Yone". Retrieved April 9, 2015.
- ""PWI 500": 1–100". Pro Wrestling Illustrated. 2010-07-30. Retrieved 2010-07-31.