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Yoshinari Ogawa



Real name: Yoshinari Ogawa
Height: 5’11″
Weight: 200 lbs.
Date of birth: November 2, 1966
Hometown: Toride, Japan
Pro debut: September 3, 1985
Trained by: All Japan, Genichiro Tenryu, Giant Baba, Kazuharu Sonoda
Finishing move: Bridging Belly to Back Suplex

Biography

- On September 10, 1995, Ogawa defeated Dan Kroffat to win the AJPW Junior Heavyweight Title
- On January 12, 1996, Ogawa defeated Rex King to retain the AJPW Junior Heavyweight Title
- On March 2, 1996, Ogawa defeated Tsuyoshi Kikuchi to retain the AJPW Junior Heavyweight Title
- On May 23, 1996, Ogawa defeated Satoru Asako to retain the AJPW Junior Heavyweight Title
- On January 15, 1997, Ogawa defeated Tsuyoshi Kikuchi to win the AJPW Junior Heavyweight Title
- On July 19, 1998, Ogawa defeated Satoru Asako in the final of a tournament to win the vacant AJPW Junior Heavyweight Title
- On January 15, 1999, Ogawa defeated Masahito Kakihara to retain the AJPW Junior Heavyweight Title
- On June 9, 1999, Ogawa defeated Kentaro Shiga to retain the AJPW Junior Heavyweight Title
- On August 25, 1999, Ogawa & Mitsuharu Misawa defeated NO FEAR (Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama) to win the AJPW Unified Tag Team Titles and the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles. They vacated the All Asia Titles immediately
- On January 22, 2000, Ogawa defeated Tsuyoshi Kikuchi to retain the AJPW Junior Heavyweight Title
- On February 17, 2000, Ogawa defeated Daisuke Ikeda to retain the AJPW Junior Heavyweight Title
- In the summer of 2000, Ogawa (amongst many other AJPW wrestlers) quit the promotion to form Pro Wrestling NOAH
- On November 30, 2001, Ogawa & Misawa defeated Scorpio & Vader to win the GHC Tag Team Titles
- On April 7, 2002, Ogawa defeated Jun Akiyama to win the GHC Heavyweight Title
- On May 26, 2002, Ogawa defeated Akira Taue to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
- On July 26, 2002, Ogawa defeated Takeshi Rikio to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
- On January 10, 2004, Ogawa & Misawa defeated Yuji Nagata & Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the GHC Tag Team Titles
- On March 6, 2004, Ogawa & Misawa defeated Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
- On April 25, 2004, Ogawa & Misawa defeated KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
- On June 11, 2004, Ogawa & Misawa defeated Bart Blaxson & Nigel McGuinness to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
- On July 10, 2004, Ogawa & Misawa defeated Keiji Muto & Taiyo Kea to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
- On September 10, 2004, Ogawa & Misawa defeated Dark Agents (Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue) to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
- On October 24, 2004, Ogawa & Misawa defeated Akira Taue & Takuma Sano to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
- On December 4, 2004, Ogawa & Misawa defeated Donovan Morgan & Michael Modest to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
- In recent years, age and injury have seen Ogawa’s role diminish, but he is still very much an active part of the NOAH roster

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