NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING

PROFILE

Shota Umino

UNIT

NJPW main unit 

HEIGHT

183cm 

WEIGHT

93kg 

YEAR OF BIRTH

17 Apr 1997 

Shota Umino
HEIGHT
183cm 
WEIGHT
93kg 
YEAR OF BIRTH
17 Apr 1997 
PLACE OF BIRTH
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 
BLOOD TYPE
AB 
DEBUT
13 April 2017 
FINISH HOLD

Death Rider

 
TWITTER
@njpw_shota 

BIOGRAPHY

Shota Umino made his debut in April 2017, and developed quickly as a Young Lion . Over the summer of 2019, he formed a partnership with American wrestler Jon Moxley, observing the Death Rider up close and learning from him.

The experience gave Umino a more aggressive edge, which he brought with him into that September’s Young Lion Cup. Umino finished second in the cup, and seeking the chance to move to the next stage in his career, embarked on an excursion to the UK. In April 2022, Umino made a shocking appearance as Jay White’s mystery opponent at Windy City Riot in Chicago, before pushing Chris Jericho hard in tag team action at Forbidden Door, but Will Ospreay remained a consistent nemesis. After the two battled over the British heavyweight Championship in 2021, Umino wrestled Ospreay at Royal Quest II, only for the match to end with a disputable referee stoppage. Seeking a win over Ospreay at all costs, he went back to Japan to challenge for the IWGP United States Championship at Historic X-Over.  

 

Shota Umino made his debut in April 2017, and developed quickly as a Young Lion . Over the summer of 2019, he formed a partnership with American wrestler Jon Moxley, observing the Death Rider up close and learning from him.

The experience gave Umino a more aggressive edge, which he brought with him into that September’s Young Lion Cup. Umino finished second in the cup, and seeking the chance to move to the next stage in his career, embarked on an excursion to the UK. In April 2022, Umino made a shocking appearance as Jay White’s mystery opponent at Windy City Riot in Chicago, before pushing Chris Jericho hard in tag team action at Forbidden Door, but Will Ospreay remained a consistent nemesis. After the two battled over the British heavyweight Championship in 2021, Umino wrestled Ospreay at Royal Quest II, only for the match to end with a disputable referee stoppage. Seeking a win over Ospreay at all costs, he went back to Japan to challenge for the IWGP United States Championship at Historic X-Over.  

 

FINISH HOLD

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    Fisherman's Suplex

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