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Kenichi Sakai

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Billed weight  80 kg (180 lb)

Debut  December 7, 2002
Name  Kenichi Sakai
Kenichi Sakai
Born  May 25, 1982 (age 33) Sagamihara City, Kanagawa, Japan (1982-05-25)
Ring name(s)  Ken45° Kenichi Sakai Pineapple Hanai
Trained by  Ultimo Dragon Jorge "Skayde" Rivera

Billed height  1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

(Kenichi Sakai (坂井 謙一, Sakai Kenichi), (born May 25, 1982 in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese professional wrestler in the Michinoku Pro Wrestling promotion known by his ring name Ken45°.

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Biography

He debuted in Toryumon as "Pineapple Hanai" in the Los Salseros Japoneses stable, along with Takeshi Minamino and Mango Fukuda. He has since changed to a Rock and Roll character along the lines of Japanese legend, Ricky Fuji. When he first joined El Dorado, he wanted to become a member of the Aagan Iisou stable, but would lose a match to Takuya Sugawara which stipulated that he could not even occasionally team up with them. He instead became freelance, not allied with any stable. After growing tired of his free lifestyle, he joined up with the Sukiyaki stable when they were first being formed. He soon turned and joined the Hell Demons stable.

Outside of wrestling, he is part of the rock band Crazy Crew with Ricky Fuji and The Great Sasuke.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
  • BARONESS (Over the shoulder reverse piledriver) -2007-present
  • Break the Hammer (Double chickenwing belly to back facebuster) - 2004-2006
  • Loop of Pine (Vertical suplex stunner) - 2004-2006
  • Scorpion Death ROCK (Sharpshooter, with theatrics)
  • Signature moves
  • Bicycle kick
  • Frankensteiner
  • Helicobacter (Double leg lift twisted into a facebuster)
  • Inverted atomic drop transitioned into a low blow followed by a lariat
  • Multiple pinfall variations:
  • Cryptosporidium / Rock 'n Roll (Gannosuke clutch)
  • Salsa Salsa (Hammerlock Gannosuke clutch)
  • Salsa Salsa II (Arm wrench Gannosuke clutch)
  • Salsa Salsa WILD (Straight jacket roll-up transitioned into a straight jacket jackknife)
  • Twisting reverse prawn hold, usually followed by a low blow
  • Over the top rope suicide dive
  • Region Bomb (Pumphandle sitout powerbomb)
  • Snap DDT
  • Swinging neckbreaker
  • With Takeshi Minamino and Mango Fukuda
  • WE ARE Bomb (Aided powerbomb)
  • Championships and accomplishments

  • 4 Front Wrestling
  • 4FW Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Michinoku Pro Wrestling
  • Futaritabi Tag Team League (2004) – with Mango Fukuda
  • Secret Base
  • Secret Base Six Man Tag Team Tournament (2011) – with Jun Ogawauchi and Kinya Oyanagi
  • Toryumon
  • UWA World Trios Championship (1 time) – with Mango Fukuda and Takeshi Minamino
  • References

    Kenichi Sakai Wikipedia


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