NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING

PROFILE

Hiromu Takahashi

UNIT

Los Ingobernables de Japón 

HEIGHT

171cm 

WEIGHT

88kg 

YEAR OF BIRTH

4 Dec 1989 

Hiromu Takahashi
HEIGHT
171cm 
WEIGHT
88kg 
YEAR OF BIRTH
4 Dec 1989 
PLACE OF BIRTH
Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, Japan 
BLOOD TYPE
DEBUT
24 Aug 2010 
FINISH HOLD

Time Bomb, Dynamite Plunger, ‘D’, Time Bomb II

 
THEME SONG
TIME BOMB 
TWITTER
@TIMEBOMB1105 

BIOGRAPHY

To say his worldview is “unique” would be an understatement, but no one can question the technical skill and explosive power of this Junior Heavyweight star.

Hiromu debuted in August 2010, and went abroad in June 2013 to further his training. After amassing experience in England, Mexico and America, he finally exploded back on the scene at the Tokyo Dome on January 4th, 2017. It would be a triumphant return to New Japan, as he won the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight title by beating KUSHIDA.

Hiromu lost the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship at Dominion 2017, and had a rough road back to the title. The pieces finally seemed to come together by June 2018, as he defeated Taiji Ishimori to become Best of the Super Juniors, and then bested Will Ospreay at Dominion to become IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion once more. 

Shortly after his title win, at G1 Special in the Cow Palace, Takahashi battled a long time rival from his CMLL days in Dragon Lee. Every match the two had would see the envelope pushed further, and on this July night, too far. Hiromu sustained a carrer threatening injury in the match, but still came out with the victory. Nevertheless, his injuries required him to vacate his championship, and take time away from the ring.

At Power Struggle on November 3 2019 however, Takahashi returned to an enormous reaction at the same building he debuted in Osaka. Issuing a challenge to IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay right away, Hiromu seemed to pick up right where he left off; on January 4 2020 at Wrestle Kingdom 14, Takahashi beat Ospreay winning the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship. Next day, he partnered with Ryu Lee to face Jyushin Thunder Liger and Naoki Sano in Jyushin Thunder Liger’s final match. As Tetsuya Naito won the IWGP Intercontinental and Heavyweight Championships that night, the perfect storm was created for Hiromu to live his dream. 

 

Takahashi had long held a dream of being IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion and wrestling for heavyweight championships on prime time TV. Making things all the sweeter was wrestling Naito, the man who prepared him for his own debut. Yet fate intervened. Their non title clash at Anniversary was cancelled, and Hiromu lost the chance to face Naito for the belts when beaten by Okada in the New Japan Cup. Instead it was EVIL winning the New Japan Cup, turning his back on Los Ingobernables De Japon in the process. At Dominion on July 12, Takahashi intervened in EVIL’s assault on Tetsuya Naito and challenged the new IWGP Heavyweight & Intercontinental Champion. Though he came close, Takahashi couldn’t take double gold from EVIL at Sengoku Lord,worse, a post match attack by Taiji  Ishimori put Hiromu on the shelf until his IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship defense against the Bone Soldier on August 29 in  Jingu.

 

To say his worldview is “unique” would be an understatement, but no one can question the technical skill and explosive power of this Junior Heavyweight star.

Hiromu debuted in August 2010, and went abroad in June 2013 to further his training. After amassing experience in England, Mexico and America, he finally exploded back on the scene at the Tokyo Dome on January 4th, 2017. It would be a triumphant return to New Japan, as he won the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight title by beating KUSHIDA.

Hiromu lost the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship at Dominion 2017, and had a rough road back to the title. The pieces finally seemed to come together by June 2018, as he defeated Taiji Ishimori to become Best of the Super Juniors, and then bested Will Ospreay at Dominion to become IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion once more. 

Shortly after his title win, at G1 Special in the Cow Palace, Takahashi battled a long time rival from his CMLL days in Dragon Lee. Every match the two had would see the envelope pushed further, and on this July night, too far. Hiromu sustained a carrer threatening injury in the match, but still came out with the victory. Nevertheless, his injuries required him to vacate his championship, and take time away from the ring.

At Power Struggle on November 3 2019 however, Takahashi returned to an enormous reaction at the same building he debuted in Osaka. Issuing a challenge to IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay right away, Hiromu seemed to pick up right where he left off; on January 4 2020 at Wrestle Kingdom 14, Takahashi beat Ospreay winning the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship. Next day, he partnered with Ryu Lee to face Jyushin Thunder Liger and Naoki Sano in Jyushin Thunder Liger’s final match. As Tetsuya Naito won the IWGP Intercontinental and Heavyweight Championships that night, the perfect storm was created for Hiromu to live his dream. 

 

Takahashi had long held a dream of being IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion and wrestling for heavyweight championships on prime time TV. Making things all the sweeter was wrestling Naito, the man who prepared him for his own debut. Yet fate intervened. Their non title clash at Anniversary was cancelled, and Hiromu lost the chance to face Naito for the belts when beaten by Okada in the New Japan Cup. Instead it was EVIL winning the New Japan Cup, turning his back on Los Ingobernables De Japon in the process. At Dominion on July 12, Takahashi intervened in EVIL’s assault on Tetsuya Naito and challenged the new IWGP Heavyweight & Intercontinental Champion. Though he came close, Takahashi couldn’t take double gold from EVIL at Sengoku Lord,worse, a post match attack by Taiji  Ishimori put Hiromu on the shelf until his IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship defense against the Bone Soldier on August 29 in  Jingu.

 

FINISH HOLD

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    TIME BOMB

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