Tomohiro Ishii‏

Apr 30, 2016 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Tomohiro Ishii‏

Real name: Tomohiro Ishii
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 220 lbs.
Date of birth: December 10, 1975
From: Kawasaki, Japan
Pro debut: November 2, 1996
Trained by: Genichiro Tenryu & Riki Choshu
Finishing move: Ishii Driller

Biography

– In Ishii’s debut match, he was defeated by Battle Ranger in the WAR promotion
– Ishii’s early career saw him compete in several small Japanese promotions, including WAR, Toryumon, DDT and WEW, before becoming a full-timer for World-Japan in early 2003
– On August 13, 2003, Ishii defeated Takashi Uwano & Masahiko Kochi to win the World-Japan Young Magma Cup
– Upon the demise of World-Japan in 2004, Ishii began competing for Zero-One
– On June 4, 2004, Ishii & Tatsuhito Takaiwa defeated Leonardo Spanky & Low Ki to win the NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles
– On June 25, 2004, Ishii & Takaiwa defeated The SAT (Jose & Joel Maximo) to retain the NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles
– On December 11, 2004, Ishii made his New Japan debut, teaming with Riki Choshu in a loss to Jushin Liger & Manabu Nakanishi
– In early 2006, Ishii signed a full-time deal with New Japan
– At Wrestle Kingdom I, Ishii, Togi Makabe & Toru Yano defeated Buchanan, D’Lo Brown & Travis Tomko. The trio would become known as Great Bash Heel
– On July 12, 2008, Ishii defeated Mammoth Sasaki to win the WEW Heavyweight Title
– At Destruction ’08, Great Bash Heel defeated F4 (Hiroshi Yamato, Satoshi Kojima & KAI)
– On November 3, 2008, Ishii defeated Tetsuhiro Kuroda to retain the WEW Heavyweight Title
– On January 10, 2009, Ishii defeated Kintaro Kanemura to retain the WEW Heavyweight Title
– At Resoluion ’09, Great Bash Heel (Ishii, Jado & Tomoaki Honma) defeated Milano Collection AT, Taichi Ishikari & Wataru Inoue
– In April 2009, Ishii left Great Bash Heel to join the CHAOS stable
– At Dominion ’09, CHAOS (Ishii, Shinsuke Nakamura, Takashi Iizuka & Jado) defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Tomoaki Honma, Wataru Inoue & Yuji Nagata
– At Dominion ’10, CHAOS (Ishii, Iizuka & Gedo) defeated Manabu Nakanishi, Mitsuhide Hirasawa & KUSHIDA
– On September 29, 2010, Ishii, Suwama & Arashi defeated Daisuke Sekimoto, Tatsutoshi Goto & Yoshihiro Takayama to win the Tenryu Project Six-Man Tag Team Titles. Later that day, they would retain against Sekimoto, Goto & NOSAWA Rongai
– At CMLL Fantastica Mania ’11, Ishii lost his hair in a Lucha Apuestas Match against Tiger Mask
– At Wrestling Dontaku ’11, CHAOS (Ishii, Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka) defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Wataru Inoue & King Fale
– At The New Beginning ’12, CHAOS (Ishii, Iizuka & Toru Yano) defeated Captain New Japan, Jushin Liger & Tama Tonga
– At NJPW’s 40th Anniversary Show, CHAOS (Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI) defeated Captain New Japan & Tomoaki Honma
– At Wrestling Dontaku ’12, CHAOS (Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Jado) defeated Captain New Japan, Strong Man & Tama Tonga
– At Dominion ’12, CHAOS (Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Rocky Romero) defeated Seigigun (Wataru Inoue, Yuji Nagata & Captain New Japan)
– At Destruction ’12, CHAOS (Ishii & Iizuka) defeated Captain New Japan & Tama Tonga
– At King of Pro Wrestling ’12, CHAOS (Ishii, Iizuka & Toru Yano) defeated Manabu Nakanishi, Strong Man & Yuji Nagata
– At Power Struggle ’12, CHAOS (Ishii, Iizuka, Yano, Jado & YOSHI-HASHI) defeated Captain New Japan, Jushin Liger, Manabu Nakanishi, Negro Casas & Tiger Mask
– In September 2013, Ishii made a short tour of Mexico with CMLL. These were his first major appearances outside of Japan
– At The New Beginning in Hiroshima ’14, CHAOS (Ishii & Takahashi) defeated Tetsuya Naito & Tomoaki Honma
– At The New Beginning in Osaka ’14, Ishii defeated Naito to win the NEVER Openweight Title. This was his first title reign in New Japan
– At Invasion Attack ’14, Ishii defeated Naito to retain the NEVER Openweight Title
– On April 12, 2014, Ishii defeated KUSHIDA to retain the NEVER Openweight Title
– At Wrestling Dontaku ’14, Ishii defeated Tomoaki Honma to retain the NEVER Openweight Title
– At King of Pro Wrestling ’14, Ishii defeated Yujiro Takahashi to regain the NEVER Openweigh Title, having lost it to Takahashi 4 months prior
– At Power Struggle ’14, Ishii defeated Hirooki Goto to retain the NEVER Openweight Title
– On February 14, 2015, Ishii defeated Tomoaki Honma to win the vacant NEVER Openweight Title, having lost it to Togi Makabe in January
– On June 14, 2015, Ishii made his first appearance in the UK, losing to Big Damo at an RPW show in London
– At King of Pro Wrestling ’15, Ishii defeated Togi Makabe to win his fourth NEVER Openweight Title
– At Power Struggle ’15, Ishii defeated Tomoaki Honma to retain the NEVER Openweight Title
– At Honor Rising ’16, Ishii defeated Roderick Strong to win the ROH Television Title. Interestingly, Ishii had won an American wrestling championship without having made an active appearance in the US
– At ROH’s 14th Anniversary Show (and Ishii’s US debut) he defeated Bobby Fish & Roderick Strong in a 3-Way Match to retain the ROH Television Title
– The next day, Ishii defeated Cedric Alexander to retain the ROH Television Title
– On March 20, 2016, Ishii defeated EVIL to retain the ROH Television Title
– At Invasion Attack ’16, CHAOS (Ishii & Hirooki Goto) defeated Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI & EVIL)
– At Dominion ’16, CHAOS (Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI) defeated Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI & SANADA)
– At King of Pro Wrestling ’16, CHAOD (Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Will Ospreay) defeated The Bullet Club (Adam Cole, Yujiro Takahashi & Bad Luck Fale)
– At Wrestle Kingdom 11, CHAOS (Ishii & Toru Yano) defeated The Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) and Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma) to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– At New Beginning in Sapporo ’17, CHAOS defeated Great Bash Heel and Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr & Lance Archer) to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– At New Beginning in Osaka ’17, CHAOS defeated Great Bash Heel and Suzuki-gun (Davey Boy Smith Jr & Takashi Iizuka) to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– Ishii entered the 2017 New Japan Cup, but was defeated by eventual winner Katsuyori Shibata at the semi-final stage
– Ishii entered the IWGP United States Title Tournament, losing to Kenny Omega in the final
– At Wrestle Kingdom 12, CHAOS (Ishii, Toru Yano & Beretta) defeated The Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Bad Luck Fale), Suzuki-gun (Takashi Iizuka, Zack Sabre Jr & Taichi), Team ROH (Michael Elgin, Hanson & Raymond Rowe) and Taguchi Japan (Ryusuke Taguchi, Juice Robinson & Togi Makabe) in a Gauntlet Match to win the NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Titles
– At New Beginning ’18, CHAOS (Ishii, Jay White & Toru Yano) defeated Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Toa Henare
– At NJPW’s 46th Anniversary Show, CHAOS (Ishii, Yano & Hirooki Goto) defeated Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Toa Henare
– At Sakura Genesis ’18, CHAOS (Ishii & Yano) defeated Suzuki-gun (Takashi Iizuka & Taichi)
– On April 6, 2018, Ishii defeated Zack Sabre Jr in New Orleans, Louisiana to win the RevPro British Heavyweight Title
– At Wrestling Hinokuni ’18, CHAOS (Ishii & Yano) defeated Togi Makabe & Toa Henare
– On May 11, 2018, Ishii defeated Keith Lee in London, England to retain the RevPro British Heavyweight Title
– At NJPW’s G1 Special in San Francisco, CHAOS (Ishii & Yano) defeated Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr)
– At King of Pro Wrestling ’18, CHAOS (Ishii, Hirooki Goto & Will Ospreay) defeated Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka & Taichi)
– At OTT’s 4th Anniversary Show in Dublin, Ireland, Ishii defeated KUSHIDA
– At Global Wars ’18, Ishii defeated Minoru Suzuki to regain the RevPro British Heavyweight Title
– At Power Struggle ’18, Ishii defeated Suzuki to retain the RevPro British Heavyweight Title
– On November 9, 2018, Ishii defeated David Starr to retain the RevPro British Heavyweight Title
– At NJPW’s 47th Anniversary Show, CHAOS (Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI) defeated Yuji Nagata & Toa Henare
– At Wrestling Dontaku ’19, Ishii defeated EVIL
– At Dominion ’19, Ishii defeated Taichi to win the NEVER Openweight Title

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