44 Facts About Yujiro Takahashi


Yujiro Takahashi, is a Japanese professional wrestler.

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Yujiro Takahashi is currently signed to New Japan Pro-Wrestling, where he is a member of Bullet Club and its sub-group House of Torture.

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In 2014, Yujiro Takahashi defected to Bullet Club, becoming the first non-gaijin member to join the stable.

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Yujiro Takahashi is referred to as the "Tokyo Pimp" and is often accompanied to the ring by go-go dancer, the "Tokyo Latina" Pieter.

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Yujiro Takahashi, an esteemed Greco Roman wrestler in college passed the New Japan Pro-Wrestling dojo entry test in November 2003, making his debut on July 26,2004, in a loss to Naofumi Yamamoto at Korakuen Hall.

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Yujiro Takahashi later entered the 7-man, single-elimination Young Lion Toukon Tournament on October 31,2004, losing to Hirooki Goto in the first round.

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Yujiro Takahashi continued to wrestle other young lions such as Anzawa, Goto, Yamamoto and Ryusuke Taguchi through 2004 and early 2005, before entering the Young Lion Cup in March 2005; he finished sixth place out of seven with four points, defeating Akiya Anzawa and Tommy Williams during the group stage.

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On November 4,2005, Yujiro Takahashi defeated former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Masayuki Naruse, pinning him with an inside cradle.

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Yujiro Takahashi returned from injury on March 4,2006, defeating fellow young lion Mitsuhide Hirasawa in the opening match.

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Yujiro Takahashi continued to wrestle in the undercard for the remainder of the year.

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On March 18,2007, Yujiro Takahashi joined a new mini-faction started by El Samurai called Samurai Gym, along with Ryusuke Taguchi.

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Yujiro Takahashi received an opportunity at the junior title by traditional means a few months later, unsuccessfully challenging champion Minoru on May 22,2007 in his first title shot in New Japan.

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Shortly afterward, Yujiro Takahashi formed a tag team with fellow rookie Tetsuya Naito called No Limit.

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In June 2008, Yujiro Takahashi entered the Best of the Super Juniors tournament, going winless in his first four matches before defeating Minoru in his final bout to finish with two points.

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The following month, Yujiro Takahashi participated in a single-elimination tournament to decide the new holder of the recently vacated IWGP Junior Heavyweight title.

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Yujiro Takahashi defeated Tetsuya Naito in the first round, before falling to Prince Devitt in the quarterfinals.

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The following week Yujiro Takahashi teamed with Okumura to win the 2009 Gran Alternativa tournament, defeating Toscano and Rouge in the first round, Hector Garza and Angel de Plata in the second round and Mistico and Angel de Oro in the finals.

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Yujiro Takahashi began using his full name again in February 2010 to signal his progress.

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In May 2011 Yujiro Takahashi took part in New Japan's first tour of the United States, the Invasion Tour 2011.

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The following day in New York City, Yujiro Takahashi was eliminated from the tournament in the semifinal stage by his Chaos stablemate Toru Yano.

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Yujiro Takahashi then joined Gedo, Jado and Masato Tanaka as the fourth member of the Chaos sub-group Complete Players.

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Yujiro Takahashi then got involved in Tanaka's IWGP Intercontinental Championship rivalry with MVP, which built to a tag team match on January 4,2012, at Wrestle Kingdom VI in Tokyo Dome, where Yujiro Takahashi and Tanaka were defeated by MVP and Shelton Benjamin.

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From November 20 to December 1, Yujiro Takahashi took part in the round-robin portion of the 2012 World Tag League, alongside Complete Players stablemate Masato Tanaka.

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On January 4,2013, at Wrestle Kingdom 7 in Tokyo Dome, Yujiro Takahashi represented Chaos in an eight-man tag team match, where he, Bob Sapp, Takashi Iizuka and Toru Yano were defeated by Akebono, Manabu Nakanishi, MVP and Strong Man.

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Later that same event, Yujiro Takahashi helped Masato Tanaka retain the NEVER Openweight Championship against Shelton Benjamin.

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On March 11, Yujiro Takahashi avenged the loss by defeating Makabe in the first round of the 2013 New Japan Cup.

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Six days later, Yujiro Takahashi, debuting a new "ladies' man" gimmick, was eliminated from the tournament in the second round by Davey Boy Smith Jr.

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From July 21 to August 8, Yujiro Takahashi took part in the 2014 G1 Climax, where he finished tied sixth in his block with a record of four wins and six losses.

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On January 4,2016, at Wrestle Kingdom 10 in Tokyo Dome, Yujiro Takahashi took part in a match to determine the inaugural NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champions, where he and his Bullet Club stablemates Bad Luck Fale and Tama Tonga were defeated by Jay Briscoe, Mark Briscoe and Toru Yano.

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On March 12,2017, Yujiro Takahashi entered the 2017 New Japan Cup, facing Juice Robinson, where he was defeated, failing to advance into the second round.

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In September 2017, Yujiro Takahashi would begin to feud with Beretta, who had recently announced that the Roppongi Vice tag team with partner Rocky Romero would be disbanded and the former would graduate to the heavyweight division soon.

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Post-match, Yujiro Takahashi took to the mic, telling Beretta to return to the junior heavyweight division, claiming that the heavyweight division was too tough for him, and challenged him to a singles match, which was accepted by Beretta.

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From November 18 to December 11,2017, Yujiro Takahashi teamed up with Page for the 2017 World Tag League, where they finished third in block A with a record of four wins a three losses, failing to advance into the final.

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Yujiro Takahashi entered the 2018 New Japan Cup, where he faced off against Juice Robinson in a rematch, but was yet again defeated by Robinson, failing to advance into the second round.

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At the World Tag League, Yujiro Takahashi again teamed with Page, scoring five wins and eight losses.

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At the World Tag League, Yujiro Takahashi teamed with Kenta, scoring eight wins and seven losses.

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At Wrestle Kingdom 14, Yujiro Takahashi was involved in losing efforts in an eight man tag team match on the first night and a NEVER Openweight six-man Tag Team Championship gauntlet the second night.

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Later in the year, Yujiro Takahashi competed in the G1 for the first time in five years, losing almost every match in his block, only defeating Jeff Cobb in the last day.

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Yujiro Takahashi teamed with Evil, in the World Tag League tournament, where they finished with 6 points, failing to advance to the finals.

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At Wrestle Kingdom 15, Yujiro Takahashi entered but failed to win the New Japan Rambo match.

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In March of 2021, Yujiro Takahashi entered the New Japan Cup, but was defeated by Yoshi-Hashi in the first round.

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Yujiro Takahashi teamed with Evil in the World Tag League, they finished second in the block advancing to the finals, but lost to Bishamon in the finals.

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Yujiro Takahashi, entered the New Japan Cup tournament, but lost in the first round , to Tetsuya Naito.

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Yujiro Takahashi finished the tournament with 6 points, failing to advance to the semi-finals.

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