November 2, 1966 |
Toride, Ibaraki, Japan
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Yoshinari Ogawa|
|Billed height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Billed weight||90 kg (200 lb)|
|Trained by||AJPW Dojo
|Debut||September 3, 1985|
Yoshinari Ogawa (小川良成; Ogawa Yoshinari) (born November 2, 1966) is a Japanese professional wrestler who currently works for Pro Wrestling Noah. He has earned the nickname of "Rat Boy" due to his sneaky, clever in-ring tactics and baiting his opponents into quick pins.
Yoshinari Ogawa debuted in All Japan Pro Wrestling in 1985, working on the undercard, until joining Genichiro Tenryu's group Revolution, which helped him elevate higher on the card. He remained in the group until it disbanded in 1990 upon Tenryu's abrupt departure from AJPW.
After Tenryu left, Ogawa became one of the top stars in AJPW's junior heavyweight division in the 1990s, winning the junior heavyweight championship three times. He also reigned as tag team champion with his mentor, Mitsuharu Misawa. Ogawa left AJPW for Misawa's newly started Pro Wrestling Noah in 2000, where he continued his tag team with Misawa. On April 4, 2002 he scored a huge upset, beating Jun Akiyama very quickly to become the GHC Heavyweight Champion.
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