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Hideki Okatani
Okatani in 2020
Born (2000-11-12) November 12, 2000 (age 23)
Kochi Prefecture, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)
  • Hideki Okatani
Billed height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Billed weight81 kg (179 lb)
DebutMarch 20, 2020
Japanese name
Kanji岡谷 英樹
Hiraganaおかたに ひでき
Katakanaオカタニ ヒデキ
Transcriptions
RomanizationOkatani Hideki

Hideki Okatani (岡谷英樹, Okatani Hideki, born November 12, 2000) is a Japanese professional wrestler who currently works for DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDT), where he is a member of the Eruption stable.

Professional wrestling career

DDT Pro-Wrestling (2020–present)

Okatani made his professional wrestling debut with DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDT) on March 20, 2020, at Judgement where he teamed with Shunma Katsumata and lost to Naomi Yoshimura and Keigo Nakamura.[1] On June 20, he had his first win in a singles match against Keigo Nakamura.[2] In July, he joined Jun Akiyama's stable Akiyama-gun (later renamed Junretsu).[3]

On June 6, 2021, at CyberFight Festival, he was scheduled to take part in the DDT vs. Kongo 14-man tag team match, but before the event, Masa Kitamiya left Kongo which led to the match being changed to a 12-man tag team match, and Okatani was then scheduled for a singles match against Kitamiya, which he lost in under three minutes.[4] On October 12, at Get Alive, Junretsu failed to capture the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Championship from Team Olympian (Yoshiaki Yatsu, Akito, Hiroshi Yamato and Keigo Nakamura).[5] As a result, and as per Junretsu leader Makoto Oishi's decision, the stable disbanded on October 23.[6] On November 10, at the D-Oh Grand Prix 2021 II event at Shinjuku Face, Okatani pinned Akito to win the Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship.[7] He then quickly dropped the title to Kazuki Hirata at the same event.

On January 3, 2022, Okatani was defeated by Eruption member Kazusada Higuchi. After the match, the rest of Eruption (Yukio Sakaguchi and Saki Akai) welcomed Okatani in their stable.[8] In February, Okatani teamed with Higuchi for the 2022 Ultimate Tag League.[9] The team finished their block with a record of one win, two losses and a no contest, scoring two points and failing to advance to the finals.[10] On May 1, at Mega Max Bump, Okatani teamed with Akai for a mixed tag team match in a losing effort to Maya Yukihi and Shunma Katsumata.[11] Later this month, following the injury of Minoru Fujita which led to the vacancy of the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship, Okatani teamed with Higuchi and Sakaguchi in a four-team tournament to crown new champions. On May 6, they defeated the team of Akito, Hikaru Machida and Thanomsak Toba, then on May 22, at Audience, they fell short to Damnation T.A (Daisuke Sasaki, Kanon and MJ Paul) in the finals.[12] On June 16, he was defeated by Harashima in the first round of the King of DDT Tournament.[13] On August 20, at Wrestle Peter Pan 2022, he teamed with Sakaguchi and Harashima to defeat the team of Naomi Yoshimura, Kota Umeda and Keisuke Okuda.[14] On September 4, at Dramatic Explosion 2022, Okatani, Akai and Sakaguchi unsuccessfully challenged Daisuke Sasaki, Kanon and MJ Paul for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship.[15]

Between January and February 2023, Okatani competed in the D Generations Cup.[16] He defeated Kazuma Sumi and Ilusion, but fell short to the eventual A block winner Yuya Koroku, finishing the tournament second of his block with a record of two wins and one loss.[17] On February 21, at Keiji Muto Grand Final Pro-Wrestling "Last" Love, he teamed with Tetsuya Endo, Yuya Koroku and Takeshi Masada in a losing effort to The37Kamiina (Mao, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno and Toy Kojima).[18] On April 1, Okatani won a qualifying tomoesen to earn a spot in the 2023 King of DDT Tournament by successively defeating Toy Kojima and Yuya Koroku.[19] In the tournament, he defeated Shunma Katsumata before being defeated by Kazusada Higuchi in the second round.[20] On May 21, at the final event of the King of DDT Tournament, Okatani unsuccessfully challenged Shunma Katsumata in a Piercing Deathmatch for the DDT Extreme Championship.[21] On July 7, at a Tanabata Special event, Okatani teamed up with Saki Akai and Yukio Sakaguchi to defeat Ilusion and two thirds of the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team champions Kazusada Higuchi and Yuki Ishida (now part of the Harimau stable after Higuchi left Eruption).[22] On July 23, at Wrestle Peter Pan, Okatani, Akai and Sakaguchi went on to defeat Harimau (Kazusada Higuchi, Ryota Nakatsu and Yuki Ishida) to win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship.[23]

Championships and accomplishments

References

  1. ^ 【DDT】3.20(金祝)後楽園大会<全試合結果>. proresu-today.com (in Japanese). March 20, 2020. Retrieved January 7, 2022.
  2. ^ Saalbach, Axel. "DDT TV Show! #7". Wrestlingdata.com. Retrieved January 7, 2022.
  3. ^ CIMO (July 6, 2020). 【DDT】秋山軍(仮)7.23後楽園での「オールアウト」との全面対抗戦に向け視界良好 !初の合同練習で結束力深めた. proresu-today.com (in Japanese). Retrieved January 7, 2022.
  4. ^ Pro Wrestling Noah (June 6, 2021). 2021年06月06日 (日) CyberFight Festival 2021|サイバーファイトフェスティバル2021. noah.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved June 6, 2021.
  5. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "DDT Get Alive 2021". Cagematch.net. Retrieved January 7, 2022.
  6. ^ Sanshiro Takagi [@t346fire] (October 23, 2021). 準烈は今日で解散します [Junretsu is disbanding today] (Tweet) (in Japanese) – via Twitter.
  7. ^ DDT Pro-Wrestling [@ddtpro] (November 10, 2021). 岡谷アイアンマン奪取!人生初ベルトに大興奮! [Okatani wins the Ironman title! He's very excited about the first title of his life!] (Tweet) (in Japanese) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ 【DDT】HARASHIMA&吉村直巳がタッグリーグ戦に向け、KO-Dタッグ王座を返上!イラプション入りが認められた岡谷英樹は樋口和貞とのコンビで出陣. proresu-today.com (in Japanese). January 4, 2022. Retrieved January 7, 2022.
  9. ^ Dark Angelita (January 11, 2022). "DDT: Se anuncia el torneo «Ultimate Tag League 2022»" [DDT: "Ultimate Tag League 2022" Tournament Announced]. Súper Luchas (in Spanish). Retrieved July 29, 2023.
  10. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Ultimate Tag League 2022". cagematch.net. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
  11. ^ "DDT Pro-Wrestling Results: 2022". purolove.com (in German). Retrieved May 25, 2023.
  12. ^ Daly, Wayne (May 22, 2022). "DDT Results: Audience 2022 – Tokyo, Japan (5/22)". wrestling-news.net. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
  13. ^ Masked Today (June 17, 2022). "[DDT] HARASHIMA vs Naomi Yoshimura, a showdown between partners from the same unit, to take place in the second round of the "KING OF DDT"!" 【DDT】「KING OF DDT」2回戦でHARASHIMA vs 吉村直巳の同門パートナー対決が実現!. proresu-today.com (in Japanese). Retrieved July 29, 2023.
  14. ^ R., Jake (August 25, 2022). "DDT Wrestle Peter Pan 2022 (August 20) Results & Review". voicesofwrestling.com. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
  15. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "DDT Dramatic Explosion 2022". cagematch.net. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
  16. ^ Dark Angelita (January 16, 2023). "DDT: Se anuncia la "D Generations Cup"". Súper Luchas (in Spanish). Retrieved January 24, 2023.
  17. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "D Generations Cup". cagematch.net. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
  18. ^ Edwards, Scott (February 21, 2023). "Keiji Muto Grand Final Pro-Wrestling "Last-Love" Results (2/21/23): Keiji Muto Officially Retires". fightful.com. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
  19. ^ "DDT goes Yokohama!: Blast Hollywood Away!!" DDT goes YOKOHAMA!~ハリウッドをブッ飛ばせ!!~. ddtpro.com (in Japanese). DDT Pro-Wrestling. April 1, 2023. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
  20. ^ Saalbach, Axel. "DDT King of DDT 2023 - Day 2". wrestlingdata.com. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
  21. ^ "Shunma Katsumata achieved his first EXTREME title defense with a hard-fought victory over Hideki Okatani, promising a rematch with Atsushi Onita, saying he could team up with him again" 勝俣瞬馬が岡谷英樹に辛勝しEXTREME王座初V! 「大仁田厚と組んでまたやってもいい」と再戦約束. battle-news.com (in Japanese). May 23, 2023. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
  22. ^ "Eruption winding up to win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship! Sakaguchi gets the victory in the preliminary match. "Go eat yakitori or something at Ryōgoku. We'll chant dosukoi."" イラプションがKO-D6人タッグ王座獲りに巻き返し!前哨戦制した坂口「両国で焼き鳥でも食ってろ。俺らがどすこいしてやる」. battle-news.com (in Japanese). July 8, 2023. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
  23. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (July 23, 2023). "DDT Wrestle Peter Pan Results (7/23): Konosuke Takeshita Competes, Chris Brookes Wins Gold". fightful.com. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
  24. ^ "KO-D (King Of DDT) 6-man Tag Team Title". wrestling-titles.com. November 14, 2020. Retrieved March 6, 2021.