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Shingo Takagi

UNIT

Los Ingobernables de Japón 

HEIGHT

178cm 

WEIGHT

100 kg 

YEAR OF BIRTH

21 Nov 1982 

Shingo Takagi
HEIGHT
178cm 
WEIGHT
100 kg 
YEAR OF BIRTH
21 Nov 1982 
PLACE OF BIRTH
Chuo City, Yamanashi, Japan 
BLOOD TYPE
DEBUT
Oct 2018 
FINISH HOLD

Last of the Dragon, Noshigami, Pumping Bomber

 
TWITTER
@Takagi__Shingo 

BIOGRAPHY

After plying his trade around the world, Shingo Takagi debuted in NJPW at King of Pro Wrestling 2018 in Los Ingobernables De Japon.

Instantly making a mark, he won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships with BUSHI at Wrestle Kingdom 13, and made the finals of Best of the Super Jr. 26 before transitioning to heavyweight competition after G1 Climax 29.

New Beginning in Hokkaido in 2020 saw Takagi defeat Hirooki Goto to score his first singles championship in NJPW, the NEVER Openweight Championship, a title he has held twice. Victorious over the imposing Jeff Cobb in a thriller at Wrestle Kingdom 15, Takagi had another classic the same month, on January 30 in Nagoya against Hiroshi Tanahashi for the title, but this time it ended in defeat. The proud Dragon reset with a stunning run in the 2021 New Japan Cup. 

Takagi would reach the finals before losing to eventual winner Will Ospreay. Hungry for revenge, Shingo quickly reacted to Ospreay’s Sakura Genesis World Heavyweight Championship reign, demanding he got the next shot, at Wrestling Dontaku. Though he lost that match too, he pushed Ospreay to his limit and beyond- so much so that Ospreay was forced to vacate the title due to his injuries. Shingo stepped forth in the power vacuum and demanded he be in the match to crown a new champion at Dominion, a match he won against Kazuchika Okada. Cementing his reign with a win over Hiroshi Tanahashi in the Tokyo Dome, the Dragon Age continues.

 

After plying his trade around the world, Shingo Takagi debuted in NJPW at King of Pro Wrestling 2018 in Los Ingobernables De Japon.

Instantly making a mark, he won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships with BUSHI at Wrestle Kingdom 13, and made the finals of Best of the Super Jr. 26 before transitioning to heavyweight competition after G1 Climax 29.

New Beginning in Hokkaido in 2020 saw Takagi defeat Hirooki Goto to score his first singles championship in NJPW, the NEVER Openweight Championship, a title he has held twice. Victorious over the imposing Jeff Cobb in a thriller at Wrestle Kingdom 15, Takagi had another classic the same month, on January 30 in Nagoya against Hiroshi Tanahashi for the title, but this time it ended in defeat. The proud Dragon reset with a stunning run in the 2021 New Japan Cup. 

Takagi would reach the finals before losing to eventual winner Will Ospreay. Hungry for revenge, Shingo quickly reacted to Ospreay’s Sakura Genesis World Heavyweight Championship reign, demanding he got the next shot, at Wrestling Dontaku. Though he lost that match too, he pushed Ospreay to his limit and beyond- so much so that Ospreay was forced to vacate the title due to his injuries. Shingo stepped forth in the power vacuum and demanded he be in the match to crown a new champion at Dominion, a match he won against Kazuchika Okada. Cementing his reign with a win over Hiroshi Tanahashi in the Tokyo Dome, the Dragon Age continues.

 

FINISH HOLD

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    Last of the Dragon

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