Shingo Takagi

Jun 19, 2019 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: Shingo Takagi
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 212 lbs.
Date of birth: November 21, 1982
Hometown: Chuo, Yamanishi, Japan
Pro debut: October 2004
Trained by: Dragon Gate dojo
Finishing move: Last of the Dragon

Biography

– Takagi made his debut for the Dragon Gate promotion in October 2004, competing as part of the Crazy MAX promotion
– On February 23, 2005, Blood Generation (Takagi, CIMA & Naruki Doi) defeated Final M2K (Susumu Yokosuka, Masaaki Mochizuki & Kenichiro Arai) to win the vacant Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles
– In August 2005, Takagi competed on the Ring of Honor Dragon Gate Invasion event, losing to Curry Man
– In June 2006, Takagi began a year-long stint in the USA, competing primarily with Ring of Honor, but also made appearances for FIP and PWG
– On March 3, 2007, Takagi & CIMA defeated The Briscoes (Mark & Jay) in Liverpool, England to win the ROH Tag Team Titles
– The next day, Takagi & CIMA defeated No Remorse Corps (Davey Richards & Roderick Strong) to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
– On May 10, New Hazard (Takagi, BxB Hulk & Cyber Kong) defeated Typhoon (CIMA, Susumu Yokosuka & Ryo Saito) to win the Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles
– On July 1, New Hazard defeated Muscle Outlawz (Masato Yoshino, Naruki Doi & Magnitude Kishiwada) to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles
– On January 15, 2008, New Hazard (Takagi & BxB Hulk) defeated Muscle Outlawz (Masato Yoshino & Naruki Doi) to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On February 24, New Hazard (Takagi, BxB Hulk & Cyber Kong) defeated Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii & K-Ness to win the Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles
– On March 16, New Hazard (Takagi, Cyber Kong & YAMATO) defeated Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii & K-Ness and Typhoon (CIMA, Dragon Kid & Ryo Saito) to win the Dragon Gate Planning Jumbo Six Man Scramble Tournament
– At ROH Supercard of Honor III, New Hazard (Takagi & BxB Hulk) defeated El Generico & Kevin Steen
– On April 17, New Hazard (Takagi, BxB Hulk & Cyber Kong) defeated Typhoon (Susumu Yokosuka, Dragon Kid & Ryo Saito) to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles
– At Dragon Gate’s Dead or Alive ’08, Takagi defeated Naoki Tanizaki in a Hardcore Match
– On May 14, 2008, Takagi & Cyber Kong turned BxB Hulk and teamed with Gamma to defeat Hulk, Masato Yoshino & Naruki Doi to win the vacated Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles. The trio formed a new stable, ‘Real Hazard’, alongside Genki Horiguchi, YAMATO & Yasushi Kanda
– On June 6, Real Hazard (Takagi, Gamma & YAMATO) defeated Magnitude Kishiwada, Masaaki Mochizuki & Don Fujii to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles
– On July 27, Takagi defeated BxB Hulk to win the vacant Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Title
– On August 31, Takagi defeated Cyber Kong to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Title
– On September 28, Takagi defeated TAKA Michinoku to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Title
– At Gate of Destiny ’08, Takagi defeated Susumu Yokosuka to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Title
– On February 15, 2009, KAMIKAZE (Takagi, Taku Iwasa & Dragon Kid) defeated Zetsurins (Masaaki Mochizuki, Magnitude Kishiwada & Don Fujii) to win the Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles
– A week later, KAMIKAZE defeated Zetsurins to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles
– On March 8, 2009, Takagi defeated Absolute Andy, Tyler Black, Drake Younger & Zack Sabre Jr to win the wXw 16 Carat Gold Tournament
– On March 22, KAMIKAZE defeated Real Hazard (Yasushi Kanda, Kenichiro Arai & YAMATO) and WORLD-1 (BxB Hulk, Naoki Tanizaki & PAC) in an Elimination Match to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles
– On August 26, KAMIKAZE (Takagi & YAMATO) defeated Masaaki Mochizuki & Katsuhiko Nakajima to win the Dragon Gate Summer Adventure Tag League
– On September 17, KAMIKAZE defeated Real Hazard (Genki Horiguchi & Ryo Saito) to win the Dragon Gate Open the Twin Gate Titles
– On October 18, KAMIKAZE defeated Real Hazard (Kenichiro Arai & Yasushi Kanda) to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Twin Gate Titles
– On November 8, KAMIKAZE defeated Real Hazard (Arai & Kanda) in a Hardcore Match to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Twin Gate Titles
– On March 22, 2010, Takagi & Cyber Kong defeated Osaka06 (CIMA & Gamma) to win the Dragon Gate Open the Twin Gate Titles
– On April 14, Takagi defeated Dragon Kid to win the King of Gate Tournament
– On April 25, Takagi & Cyber Kong defeated WORLD-1 (BxB Hulk & Masato Yoshino) to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Twin Gate Titles
– At the Kobe Pro Wrestling Festival 2010, Takagi defeated BxB Hulk in a Hair vs Hair Match
– At Dead or Alive ’11, KAMIKAZE (Takagi, Cyber Kong, Taku Iwasa & KAGETORA) defeated Blood Warriors (CIMA, Dragon Kid, Gamma & Ricochet) in a Captain’s Fall Elimination Match
– On July 22, 2012, Akatsuki (Takagi & YAMATO) defeated Jimmyz (Jimmy Kagetora & Jimmy Susumu) to win the Dragon Gate Open the Twin Gate Titles
– On August 2, Akatsuki defeated WORLD-1 International (Masato Yoshino & Naruki Doi) to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Twin Gate Titles
– At Gate of Destiny ’12, Akatsuki defeated WORLD-1 International (Naruki Doi & Johnny Gargano)
– On May 5, 2013, Akatsuki defeated MAD BLANKEY (BxB Hulk & Uhaa Nation) to regain the Dragon Gate Open the Twin Gate Titles
– On June 2, Akatsuki defeated Team Veteran Returns (Masaaki Mochizuki & Don Fujii) to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Twin Gate Titles
– At the Kobe Pro Wrestling Festival ’13, Takagi defeated CIMA to win the Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Title
– On December 22, Monster Express (Takagi & Akira Tozawa) defeated MAD BLANKEY (Naruki Doi & YAMATO) to win the Dragon Gate Open the Twin Gate Titles
– On February 2, 2014, Monster Express defeated CIMA & T-Hawk to retain the the Dragon Gate Open the Twin Gate Titles
– On March 1, Monster Express defeated MAD BLANKEY (Cyber Kong & YAMATO) to retain the the Dragon Gate Open the Twin Gate Titles
– On March 16, Monster Express defeated MAD BLANKEY (BxB Hulk & Naruki Doi) to retain the the Dragon Gate Open the Twin Gate Titles
– At Dead or Alive ’14, Monster Express defeated We Are Team Veteran (Masaaki Mochizuki & Don Fujii) to retain the the Dragon Gate Open the Twin Gate Titles
– On June 15, Monster Express defeated Jimmyz (Jimmy Kanda & Mr Kyu Kyu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin) to retain the the Dragon Gate Open the Twin Gate Titles
– At Scandal Gate ’14, Monster Express defeated MAD BLANKEY (Punch Tominaga & YAMATO)
– At Gate of Destiny ’14, Monster Express (Takagi, Masato Yoshino & Syachihoko BOY) defeated Dia.HEARTS (Big R Shimizu, Dragon Kid & Masaaki Mochizuki)
– At Dangerous Gate ’15, Takagi defeated Masato Yoshino to win the Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Title
– On October 4, 2015, Takagi defeated Don Fujii to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Title
– On November 1, Takagi defeated Masaaki Mochizuki to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Title
– On December 3, Takagi fought Gamma to a no-contest to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Title
– At Final Gate ’15, Takagi defeated CIMA to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Title
– On March 6, 2016, Takagi defeated Jimmy Susumu to regain the Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Title, having lost it three weeks earlier
– On March 21, Takagi defeated Ryo Jimmy Saito to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Title
– At Gate of Destiny ’16, Takagi, BxB Hulk & YAMATO defeated Naruki Doi, Akira Tozawa & Masato Yoshino
– On January 18, 2017, VerserK (Takagi, T-Hawk & El Lindaman) defeated Kotoka, Ben-K & Masato Yoshino to win the New Year Unit Six Man Tournament
– On March 4, VerserK (Takagi, T-Hawk & Cyber Kong) defeated Jimmyz (Jimmy Kanda, Jimmy Susumu & Ryo Jimmy Saito) to win the Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles
– On July 1, VerserK (Takagi, El Lindaman & Takashi Yoshida) defeated MaxiMuM (Big R Shimizu, Ben-K & Naruki Doi) to regain the Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles
– On July 23, VerserK defeated Jimmyz (Genki Horiguchi HaGeeMee, Jimmy Susumu & Ryo Jimmy Saito) to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles
– At Final Gate ’17, VerserK (Takagi & Takashi Yoshida) defeated MaxiMuM (Big R Shimizu & Ben-K)
– On March 6, 2018, Takagi defeated Ryo Saito to win the Dragon Gate Open the Owarai Gate Title
– Takagi was a surprise entrant in the 2018 AJPW Champion Carnival
– In September 2018, Takagi announced his resignation from Dragon Gate and would leave the promotion in October
– Takagi made a surprise debut for New Japan at King of Pro Wrestling ’18, unveiling himself as the sixth member of Los Ingobernables de Japon. He teamed with Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI & SANADA to defeat Kazuchika Okada, SHO, YOH and Toru Yano
– At Wrestle Kingdom 13, LIJ (Takagi & BUSHI) defeated Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH) and Suzuki-gun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado) to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On February 3, 2019, LIJ defeated Suzuki-gun to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– At Dominion ’19, Takagi defeated Satoshi Kojima

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