Takashi Uwano

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Takashi Uwano
Birth nameTakashi Uwano
Born (1976-10-03) 3 October 1976 (age 43)
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
ResidenceSapporo City, Hokkaido, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Billed height1.8288 m (6 ft 0 in)
Billed weight224 lb (102 kg)
Trained byNJPW dojo, Riki Choshu
Debut1998
RetiredFebruary 9, 2008

Takashi Uwano (宇和野 貴史, Uwano Takashi, born October 3, 1976) is a retired Japanese professional wrestler most famous for competing with NJPW (New Japan Pro Wrestling) and Pro Wrestling Zero1. Uwano has a background in the martial art, Judo.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Various Japanese promotions (1998–2006)[edit]

Takashi started his wrestling career by competing for DDT Pro-Wrestling and IWA Japan. He competed in a losing effort against Phantom Funakoshi on the 5th anniversary show of IWA Japan in July 1999.[1]

In 2002, Uwano formed a tag team with Keizo Matsuda. The duo took on and defeated tag teams in the IWA, earning a title shot at the IWA World Tag Team Championship in late 2002. On October 1, the team defeated the tag team title holders Jun Izumida and Shoichi Ichimiya. Uwano and Matsuda held the IWA World Tag Team Championship until 2003.

New Japan Pro Wrestling (2006–2008)[edit]

Uwana would sign with NJPW at the start of 2006 thanks to his friend and fellow wrestler, Riki Choshu.[2] Uwana would compete in opening matches for the events on NJPW. He faced the likes of Shinsuke Nakamura. Uwano formed a tag team with Ishii. On January 29, he defeated Mitsuhide Hirasawa at a NJPW Circuit 2006 Acceleration event.[3]

Retirement[edit]

On February 29, 2008, Takashi Uwana announced his retirement from professional wrestling. This would end his nine, close to ten year career.[4][5] Uwano's retirement match saw him defeat Kuniyoshi Wada.[6]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

In other media[edit]

Takashi Uwano is a playable charactor in the video game "King Of Colosseum II" created by Spike for PlayStation 2.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Matches « Takashi Uwano « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH – The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  2. ^ "非対応端末エラー:ULIZA". njpwworld.com. Retrieved 2018-06-12.
  3. ^ "Takashi Uwano". puroresucentral.com. Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  4. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Career highlights « Takashi Uwano « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH – The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  5. ^ "Takashi Uwano announces retirement. - Indy, Puroresu & Misc". CAWs.ws Forum. Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  6. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Matches « Takashi Uwano « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  7. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "IWA World Tag Team Championship « Titles Database « CAGEMATCH – The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  8. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Wrestling Games « Takashi Uwano « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH – The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2017-05-10.