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Ryuji Ito

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Name  Ryuji Ito
Debut  April 29, 1999
Weight  95 kg
Billed weight  95 kg (209 lb)
Height  1.85 m
Billed height  1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Role  Professional wrestler

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Born  April 8, 1976 (age 39) Iwate, Japan (1976-04-08)
Movies  Japanese Hardcore Wrestling: Vol. 3

Ring name(s)  Dragon Show Ryuji Ito
Trained by  Big Japan Pro Wrestling


Ryuji Ito (伊東 竜二, Itō Ryūji) (born April 8, 1976) is a Japanese professional wrestler currently competing in Big Japan Pro Wrestling. He is well known for his death match style of wrestling.


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Big Japan Pro Wrestling (1999-present)

Ryuji Ito Ryuji Ito Profile on PWA

Ito, whose gimmick is reminiscent of the Mortal Kombat icon Liu Kang, has been known for competing in many deathmatches over the span of his career, including a Cage match variation which saw him defeat Kintaro Kanemura. Ito is perhaps most famous for participating in an infamous "Lightube Lightsaber match" in which he fought and defeated Abdullah Kobayashi. The match has since become a hit video among hardcore wrestling fans on the website YouTube.

Ryuji Ito BJW Kankuro Hoshino vs Ryuji Ito Death Match Alternate Edited

In 2008, Ito competed at IWA East Coast's Masters of Pain, where he lost to Thumbtack Jack in the finals after defeating Drake Younger and Danny Havoc. He also wrestled in Chikara at The Global Gauntlet the same year.

Ryuji Ito FileDaisuke Sekimoto Tohru Ohwashi Ryuji Ito on February 28 2008

In addition to his gruesome matches, Ito has accumulated several championships over his career while working for both Big Japan Pro Wrestling and Dramatic Dream Team and has also feuded with both Shadow WX and Men's Teioh over his titles, making him a main eventer within both promotions.

Other media

Ito appears as himself in the video game Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood, and also appears as himself alongside Daisuke Sekimoto, Abdullah Kobayashi, Takashi Sasaki and Jaki Numazawa in the 2006 movie Dirty Sanchez: The Movie. Ito and the other wrestlers perform wrestling moves on the three main cast members.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
  • Argentine Coaster (Backbreaker rack dropped into a sitout facebuster)
  • Dragon Splash (Split-legged frog splash)
  • Signature moves
  • 450° splash
  • Dragon Kick (Shining wizard)
  • Lariat
  • Moonsault
  • Multiple suplex variations
  • Dragon
  • German
  • Half nelson
  • Northern Lights
  • Rope hung Boston crab
  • Roundhouse kick, sometimes with light tubes on the opponent's face
  • Scissors kick, sometimes with light tubes on the opponent's back
  • Sitout scoop slam piledriver
  • Spear
  • Nicknames
  • "The Death Match Dragon"
  • Entrance themes
  • "Halcyon + On + On" by Orbital (IWA MS)
  • "Dragon Road" by Big Japan Pro Wrestling (BJW)
  • Championships and accomplishments

  • Big Japan Pro Wrestling
  • BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Championship (6 times)
  • BJW Tag Team Championship (2 times, current) – with BADBOY Hido (1) and Abdullah Kobayashi (1, current)
  • WEW Hardcore Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Daisaku Shimoda
  • Yokohama Shopping Street 6-Man Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Kankuro Guy and Tiger Ten (1), and Daisuke Sekimoto and Jaki Numazawa (1)
  • Combat Zone Wrestling
  • Triangle of Ultraviolence (2011)
  • Dramatic Dream Team
  • DDT KO-D Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Sanshiro Takagi
  • Japan Indie Awards
  • Best Bout Award (2016) vs. Kankuro Hoshino on July 24
  • References

    Ryuji Ito Wikipedia