Danshoku Dino
Dino in April 2021
Birth nameAkiru Miyashita
Born (1977-05-18) May 18, 1977 (age 46)[1]
Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Danshoku Dino
Danshoku "Dandy" Dino
Danshoku Jinsei[1]
Dinosuke Matsuyama
HHHH[2]
Ishida Mitsunari[3]
Poledust[4]
Billed height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Billed weight103 kg (227 lb)[1]
Trained bySanshiro Takagi
DebutApril 2, 2002[1]

Akiru Miyashita (宮下昭, Miyashita Akiru, born May 18, 1977),[1] better known by his ring name Danshoku Dino (男色ディーノ, Danshoku Dīno, lit. "Homosexual Dino"), also written Danshoku Dieno, is a Japanese professional wrestler. Dino has spent most of his career competing for DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDT), where he plays an overly exaggerated homosexual character. His ring name comes from the Japanese name for the character Baron Dino from the manga series Sakigake!! Otokojuku.

Early life

In elementary, junior and high school, Dino played soccer alongside Keita Kanemoto who was his team captain.[5]

Professional wrestling career

Dino was trained in shoot fighting prior to training to be a wrestler and he incorporated this training into his wrestling style.

In addition to wrestling in DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDT), he has also competed in several independent wrestling promotions around Japan, including Dragon Gate, Ice Ribbon, Kaientai Dojo, Osaka Pro Wrestling and Pro Wrestling Zero1-Max. In February 2007, Dino made his first excursion overseas, as he debuted for a few American independent promotions such as Chikara, Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) and International Wrestling Cartel (IWC).

On April 4, 2019, at DDT Is Coming to America, Dino and Antonio Honda were defeated by Joey Ryan and Royce Isaacs. Later on, he defeated Saki Akai to become the 1,354th Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship for the 23rd time.

Championships and accomplishments

Dino as the DDT Extreme Champion in September 2014
  • Best Unit Award (2015) – with Ken Ohka and Super Sasadango Machine[15]
  • Best Unit Award (2021) – with Yuki "Sexy" Iino and Yumehito "Fantastic" Himanari as Pheromones[16]
  • Best Unit Award (2022) – with Yuki "Sexy" Iino, Yumehito "Fantastic" Himanari and Koju "Shining Ball" Takeda as Pheromones

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u DDT Pro-Wrestling. "DDT ProWrestling" 男色"ダンディ"ディーノ. ddtpro.com (in Japanese). Retrieved August 24, 2021.
  2. ^ 【ビアガーデン4日目~ハッピーモーテルDAYリポート】初シングルメインの"リーダー"遠藤がケニー相手に大奮闘。「だいぶ自信がついた」(遠藤)「遠藤という名の波がキテるよ」(アントン)/USA提供試合にホーガン登場!!/竹下の思い入れたっぷりの「あのころのプロレス教室」に入江が2人!?/アントンvs佐々木のブラ目隠しスイカ割りデスマッチの行方. DDT Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). July 30, 2014. Archived from the original on October 4, 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  3. ^ Into The Fight シリーズ 2013 in Odawara. DDT Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). Archived from the original on April 8, 2013. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
  4. ^ "U・S・A~Ultimate Superstars Action~Stargate2013". DDT Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). Archived from the original on May 26, 2013. Retrieved March 28, 2013.
  5. ^ Danshoku Dino (October 17, 2013). 男色ディーノのゲイムヒヒョー ゼロ:第250回「ケイタ君」 - 4Gamer.net. 4Gamer.net. Retrieved November 30, 2021.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h 両国ピーターパン ~大人になんてなれないよ~. DDT Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). May 15, 2009. Archived from the original on January 31, 2010. Retrieved April 25, 2012.
  7. ^ "Road to Ryogoku 2days 2013". DDT Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). Archived from the original on July 21, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2013.
  8. ^ "NEVER MIND 2013". DDT Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  9. ^ Who's Gonna Top?~DDTドラマティック総選挙2015~. DDT Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). Archived from the original on August 6, 2017. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  10. ^ 新春お年玉スペシャル! 全席2000円興行!! 2016. DDT Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). Archived from the original on August 3, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  11. ^ DDT Pro-Wrestling (November 3, 2021). "DDT ProWrestling" D 王 GRAND PRIX 2021 II in Ota-ku. ddtpro.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  12. ^ "Get Alive 2023 TOUR in SHINJUKU". DDT Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). November 16, 2023.
  13. ^ "KING of DDT 2009". DDT Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  14. ^ 【DDT】男色ディーノが総選挙1位!賞金100万円とKO—D王座挑戦権ゲット. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). September 28, 2017. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  15. ^ 年越しプロレス12.31後楽園大会 大日本、DDT、K-Dojoから16チーム参加の年忘れ!三団体シャッフル・タッグトーナメント. Battle News (in Japanese). January 1, 2016. Retrieved December 31, 2015.
  16. ^ Samurai TV [@samuraitv] (December 31, 2021). 「輝く!日本インディー大賞 2021」の結果は以下となりました。 [The results of the "Japan Indie Awards 2021" results are as follows.] (Tweet) (in Japanese) – via Twitter.