| Ryuji Ito|
April 29, 1999
| 95 kg (209 lb)|
1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
| April 8, 1976 (age 39)
Iwate, Japan (1976-04-08) |
Japanese Hardcore Wrestling: Vol. 3
Big Japan Pro Wrestling
Ryuji Ito Wikipedia
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Finishing moves
Argentine Coaster (Backbreaker rack dropped into a sitout facebuster)
Dragon Splash (Split-legged frog splash)
Dragon Kick (Shining wizard)
Multiple suplex variations
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
"The Death Match Dragon"
"Halcyon + On + On" by Orbital (IWA MS)
"Dragon Road" by Big Japan Pro Wrestling (BJW)
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