NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING

PROFILE

El Phantasmo

UNIT

BULLET CLUB 

HEIGHT

185cm 

WEIGHT

89kg 

YEAR OF BIRTH

24 October 1986 

El Phantasmo
HEIGHT
185cm 
WEIGHT
89kg 
YEAR OF BIRTH
24 October 1986 
PLACE OF BIRTH
Vancouver, Canada 
FINISH HOLD

CRII, Sudden Death (superkick)

 

BIOGRAPHY

El Phantasmo started his career in Canada before growing in notoriety in the UK. Phantasmo engaged in a friendly rivalry with Will Ospreay in Britain, which led many to assume that he would eventually make his Japanese debut as part of CHAOS. However, it was Bullet Club that recruited the ‘Headbanga’, and Phantasmo made his debut at Dontaku 2019, instantly making a statement by laying out Ospreay with the CRII. 

Phantasmo went on to win the Super J-Cup on his first attempt in 2019, a feat he would repeat in 2020. His second Super J-Cup win came at the end of a year where a lot of time and progress had been lost; Wrestle Kingdom saw the end of a near six month reign with Taiji Ishimori as IWGP Jr. heavyweight Tag Team Champions and then a global pandemic put ELP on the shelf. 

Training for his return, Phantasmo claimed to hone his superkick skills by kicking trees in the British Columbian forests. On his return though, opponents found his superkick unnaturally strong, with major claims of a loaded boot. The claims remained unproven however, through Phantasmo and Ishimori’s brief reign as IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions through February 2021. After losing the tag titles in an impromptu challenge back to El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru, ELP and Ishimori retook the gold from Roppongi 3K in June 2021. 

El Phantasmo started his career in Canada before growing in notoriety in the UK. Phantasmo engaged in a friendly rivalry with Will Ospreay in Britain, which led many to assume that he would eventually make his Japanese debut as part of CHAOS. However, it was Bullet Club that recruited the ‘Headbanga’, and Phantasmo made his debut at Dontaku 2019, instantly making a statement by laying out Ospreay with the CRII. 

Phantasmo went on to win the Super J-Cup on his first attempt in 2019, a feat he would repeat in 2020. His second Super J-Cup win came at the end of a year where a lot of time and progress had been lost; Wrestle Kingdom saw the end of a near six month reign with Taiji Ishimori as IWGP Jr. heavyweight Tag Team Champions and then a global pandemic put ELP on the shelf. 

Training for his return, Phantasmo claimed to hone his superkick skills by kicking trees in the British Columbian forests. On his return though, opponents found his superkick unnaturally strong, with major claims of a loaded boot. The claims remained unproven however, through Phantasmo and Ishimori’s brief reign as IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions through February 2021. After losing the tag titles in an impromptu challenge back to El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru, ELP and Ishimori retook the gold from Roppongi 3K in June 2021. 

FINISH HOLD

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    CR2

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