NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING

PROFILE

Taiji Ishimori

UNIT

BULLET CLUB 

HEIGHT

163cm 

WEIGHT

75kg 

YEAR OF BIRTH

10 Feb 1983 

Taiji Ishimori
HEIGHT
163cm 
WEIGHT
75kg 
YEAR OF BIRTH
10 Feb 1983 
PLACE OF BIRTH
Tagajo-shi, Miyagi 
BLOOD TYPE
DEBUT
11 May 2002 
FINISH HOLD

Bloody Cross, Yes Lock, Bone Lock, Cipher Utaki

 
TWITTER
@taiji_ishimori 

BIOGRAPHY

A veteran of multiple promotions, Taiji Ishimori has brought his speed, athleticism and ruthless mentality to earn success everywhere he goes. A member of BULLET CLUB since 2018, Ishimori has become a key player in the group. 

With laundry list of titles already under his belt in Pro-Wrestling NOAH, Ishimori’s first NJPW championship was the NEVER Openweight 6-Man tag title, which he won alongside G.o.D. in August 2018. The next January he won his first IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship from KUSHIDA, and claimed the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships with El Phantasmo the same year, before becoming IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion for the second time in August 2020. 

A third IWGP junior Heavyweight Championship reign came at the expense of El Desperado at Dontaku in May 2022. Proving a formidable champion, he quickly racked up a first defense against Best of the Super Jr. winner Hiromu Takahashi, before being confronted by a returning KUSHIDA; the Bone Soldier would state that KUSHIDA would only get his shot if he proved himself in the ring first. 

A veteran of multiple promotions, Taiji Ishimori has brought his speed, athleticism and ruthless mentality to earn success everywhere he goes. A member of BULLET CLUB since 2018, Ishimori has become a key player in the group. 

With laundry list of titles already under his belt in Pro-Wrestling NOAH, Ishimori’s first NJPW championship was the NEVER Openweight 6-Man tag title, which he won alongside G.o.D. in August 2018. The next January he won his first IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship from KUSHIDA, and claimed the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships with El Phantasmo the same year, before becoming IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion for the second time in August 2020. 

A third IWGP junior Heavyweight Championship reign came at the expense of El Desperado at Dontaku in May 2022. Proving a formidable champion, he quickly racked up a first defense against Best of the Super Jr. winner Hiromu Takahashi, before being confronted by a returning KUSHIDA; the Bone Soldier would state that KUSHIDA would only get his shot if he proved himself in the ring first. 

FINISH HOLD

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    Bloody Cross

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