Pro Wrestling Freedoms
AcronymFREEDOMS
Founded2009
Style
HeadquartersChigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Founder(s)Takashi Sasaki
WebsiteOfficial website

Pro Wrestling Freedoms (プロレスリングFREEDOMS, Puroresuringu Furīdamuzu) often stylized in capital letters as FREEDOMS is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion based in Chigasaki, Kanagawa. Founded by Takashi Sasaki in 2009, the promotion lets wrestlers choose their own fighting style, having the "freedom" of choice.[1]

History

Following the closure of Apache Pro-Wrestling Army (Apache Pro) on August 8, 2009, Takashi Sasaki announced the creation of Pro Wrestling Freedoms (Freedoms) with Gentaro, Jun Kasai, Kumai, Mammoth Sasaki and The Winger.

Over the years, Freedoms has become one of Japan's premiere deathmatch companies, alongside Big Japan Pro Wrestling. They formed an alliance with the American promotion Game Changer Wrestling that has seen both companies trade stars and co-promote events together. Some of Freedoms' top stars include deathmatch legends Jun Kasai, Masashi Takeda, Toru Sugiura, and Daisuke Masaoka. In 2018, Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) initiated "The Collective", a series of showcases from partnering indie promotions. So, Freedoms held their first-ever event in the United States in April 2020.[2]

It is the latest promotion to jump to Independent Wrestling TV (IWTV),[3] following recent partnerships with GCW, Sendai Girls' Pro Wrestling, Defy Wrestling, Combat Zone Wrestling, Absolute Intense Wrestling, and more.[4][5]

The promotion held most of their events in various venues such as Korakuen Hall[6] and Tokyo Dome.[7]

Freedoms began a brief partnership with Active Advance Pro Wrestling, starting promoting a series of shows beginning with FREEDOMS/2AW Versus from December 13, 2020.[8]

Roster

This is a list of professional wrestlers who currently wrestle for the company. Alumni and notable guest superstars are also included.[9]

Active

Ring name Real name Notes
Daisuke Masaoka[10] Unknown King of Freedom World Champion
Dragon Libre[11] Unknown
Gentaro[12] Gentaro Takahashi
Jun Kasai[13] Jun Kasai
Kamui[14] Kamui Sawaragi
Kenji Fukimoto[15] Unknown
Mammoth Sasaki[16] Yoshinori Sasaki
Takashi Sasaki[17] Takashi Sasaki
Takayuki Ueki Takayuki Ueki Freelancer
Big Japan Pro Wrestling
AJPW TV Six-Man Tag Team Champion
Tatsuhito Takaiwa Tatsuhito Takaiwa UWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion
Tomoya Hirata[18] Unknown King of Freedom Tag Team Champion
Toshiyuki Sakuda Toshiyuki Sakuda Freelancer
Big Japan Pro Wrestling
Toru Sugiura[19] Unknown King of Freedom Tag Team Champion
Violento Jack Unknown
Yuya Susumu[20] Unknown Freelancer
Pro Wrestling Noah

Alumni/notable guests

Championships

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held Successful
defenses
Location Notes
King of Freedom World Championship Daisuke Masaoka 2 March 29, 2022 156+ 0 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Jun Kasai at The Gekokujō 2022.
King of Freedom World Tag Team Championship Tomoya Hirata and Toru Sugiura 1
(1, 2)
December 25, 2021 250+ 0 Tokyo, Japan Defeated ERE (Takayuki Ueki and Toshiyuki Sakuda) at Blood X'Mas 2021.
UWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship Tatsuhito Takaiwa 1 May 5, 2021 484+ 2 Yokohama, Japan Defeated Kamui at Yokohama Pro-Wrestling Festival 2021.[21]

King of Freedom World Championship

King of Freedom World Championship
Details
PromotionPro Wrestling Freedoms
Date establishedMay 2, 2013
Current champion(s)Drew Parker
Date wonAugust 29, 2022

The King of Freedom World Championship is a professional wrestling championship created and promoted by Pro Wrestling Freedoms and is usually disputed in deathmatches. It is the top title of the company and has been held by a total of nine champions in sixteen different recognized reigns and one vacancy. The current champion is Drew Parker who is in his second reign.[22]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Defenses Number of successful defenses
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Defenses
1 Takashi Sasaki May 2, 2013 Freedoms Tokyo, Japan 1 365 4 Defeated Tatsuhito Takaiwa to become the first champion. [23]
2 Yuji Hino May 2, 2014 Freedoms Tokyo, Japan 1 136 1 [24]
3 Jun Kasai September 15, 2014 Freedoms Iwate, Japan 1 101 1 [25]
4 Masashi Takeda December 25, 2014 Freedoms/Jun Kasai Produce Tokyo, Japan 1 365 5 This was a Glass board & alpha deathmatch. [26]
5 Jun Kasai December 25, 2015 Blood X'Mas 2015 Tokyo, Japan 2 89 0 This was a Face Soka Glass Board deathmatch. [27]
Vacated March 23, 2016
6 Jun Kasai May 2, 2016 We Love Freedoms! We Are Freedoms! Tokyo, Japan 3 72 0 Defeated Daisuke Masaoka in a Four Corners Of Pain deathmatch to win the vacant title. [28]
7 Violento Jack July 13, 2016 Crazy Monkey Presents Tokyo Death Match Carnival 2016 Tokyo, Japan 1 166 1 This was an Ultimate Kaiju Battle deathmatch. [29]
8 Daisuke Masaoka December 26, 2016 Blood X'Mas 2016 Tokyo, Japan 1 322 5 This was a Scaffold, Glass Board & Alpha deathmatch. [30]
9 Violento Jack November 13, 2017 Heel Don't Think 2017 Tokyo, Japan 2 170 2 This was a Glass Board & No Canvas Ring deathmatch. [31]
10 Masashi Takeda May 2, 2018 We Love Freedoms! We Are Freedoms! 2018 Tokyo, Japan 2 237 2 This was a Light Tubes & Double Glass Board +α Deathmatch. [32]
11 Jun Kasai December 25, 2018 Blood X'Mas 2018 Tokyo, Japan 4 280 6 This was a Surface Sleeve Glass Board & Self Board deathmatch. [33]
12 Toru Sugiura October 1, 2019 Freedoms 10th Anniversary Celebration Tokyo, Japan 1 643 9 This was a Glass Board & Fluorescent Lighttubes & Alpha deathmatch. [34]
13 Violento Jack July 5, 2021 Tokyo Death Match Carnival 2021 Vol. 1 Tokyo, Japan 3 173 2 This was a Heart blood sacrifice Glass Board Fluorescent Light Tubes Alpha deathmatch. [35]
14 Jun Kasai December 25, 2021 Blood X'Mas 2021 Tokyo, Japan 5 94 0 This was a Fluorescent Lighttubes Glass Board Alpha Death Match. [36]
15 Daisuke Masaoka March 29, 2022 The Gekokujō 2022 Tokyo, Japan 2 153 2 This was a Hell Inside and Outside Hell Glass Board +α Death Match. [37]
16 Drew Parker August 29, 2022 FREEDOMS/Jun Kasai Produce Tokyo Death Match Carnival 2022 Vol. 2 Tokyo, Japan 1 3+ 0 This was a Fluorescent Lighttubes Human Meat Slicer Board Source Death Match. [38]

Combined reigns

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
defenses
Combined
days
1 Toru Sugiura 1 9 643
2 Jun Kasai 5 7 636
3 Masashi Takeda 2 7 602
4 Violento Jack 3 5 509
5 Daisuke Masaoka 2 7 475
6 Takashi Sasaki 1 4 365
7 Yuji Hino 1 1 136
8 Drew Parker 1 0 3+

King of Freedom World Tag Team Championship

King of Freedom World Tag Team Championship
King of Freedom World Tag Team Championship.jpg
One of the King of Freedom World Tag Team Championship belts
Details
PromotionPro Wrestling Freedoms
Date establishedMarch 13, 2014
Current champion(s)Tomoya Hirata and Toru Sugiura
Date wonDecember 25, 2021

The King of Freedom World Tag Team Championship is a tag team title created and promoted by Pro Wrestling Freedoms. There have been a total of eighteen reigns and one vacancy shared between seventeen different teams consisting of thirty-three distinctive wrestlers. The current champions are Tomoya Hirata and Toru Sugiura who are in their first reign as a team.[39]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Defenses Number of successful defenses
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Defenses
1 Great Kojika and The Winger March 13, 2014 Freedoms Tokyo, Japan 1 194 3 Defeated Takashi Sasaki and Tatsuhito Takaiwa in a tournament final to become the inaugural champions.
2 Unchain
(Jun Kasai and Masashi Takeda)
September 23, 2014 Freedoms Chiba, Japan 1 128 3
3 El Hijo del Winger Dos and El Hijo del Winger Uno January 29, 2015 Freedoms Tokyo, Japan 1 35 0
4 Gentaro and Kenichiro Arai March 5, 2015 Reach For The Star 2015 Tokyo, Japan 1 18 0
5 Black Buffalo and Susumu March 23, 2015 The Gekokujō 2015 Tokyo, Japan 1 39 1
6 Kamui and Mammoth Sasaki May 1, 2015 We Love Freedoms! We Are Freedoms! Tokyo, Japan 1 86 4
7 Gentaro (2) and Takashi Sasaki July 26, 2015 Freedoms @ 24 Hours Pro-Wrestling Tokyo, Japan 1 3 0
8 Unchain
(Kenji Fukimoto and Minoru Fujita)
July 29, 2015 Midsummer Death Match Carnival At Verge Special Tokyo, Japan 1 18 0
9 Daisuke Masaoka and Kamui August 16, 2015 Osaka Death Match Carnival 2015 Osaka, Japan 1 102 3
10 Gentaro (3) and The Winger (2) November 26, 2015 Heel Don't Think Tokyo, Japan 1 294 4
11 Hayata and Yuya Susumu (2) September 15, 2016 Takashi Sasaki Debut 20th Anniversary Tokyo, Japan 1 157 4 Yuya Susumu was previously known simply as Susumu.
12 The Brahman Brothers
(Brahman Kei and Brahman Shu)
February 19, 2017 Let's Set The Flag Of Glory Much Higher Hiroshima, Japan 2 32 1 The Brahman Brothers were previously known as El Hijo del Winger Dos and El Hijo del Winger Uno.
13 Mammoth Sasaki (2) and Toru Sugiura March 23, 2017 The Gekokujō 2017 Tokyo, Japan 1 427 11
14 Daisuke Masaoka (2) and Violento Jack May 24, 2018 F Spirit 2018 Tokyo, Japan 1 215 2
Vacated December 25, 2018
15 Daisuke Masaoka (3) and Violento Jack (2) January 3, 2019 Happy New Freedom 2019 Tokyo, Japan 2 14 0 Defeated Kamui and Toru Sugiura to win the vacant titles.
Vacated January 17, 2019
16 Mammoth Sasaki (3) and Violento Jack (3) January 17, 2019 Hot Free People 2019 Yokohama, Japan 1 754 11 Defeated Kamui and Toru Sugiura to win the vacant titles.
17 Unchain
(Minoru Fujita (2) and Rina Yamashita)
February 9, 2021 Go Beyond The Limit 2021 Tokyo, Japan 1 107 1 This was a scramble tornado match.
18 ERE
(Takayuki Ueki and Toshiyuki Sakuda)
May 27, 2021 F Spirit 2021 Tokyo, Japan 1 212 2 This was a scramble tornado free weapon deathmatch.
19 Soul Meat
(Tomoya Hirata and Toru Sugiura (2))
December 25, 2021 Blood X'Mas 2021 Tokyo, Japan 1 250+ 6 This was a Barbed Wire Board & Stone Ocean Self Produced Weapons Death Match. [36]

Combined reigns

As of September 1, 2022.

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
defenses
Combined
days
1 Mammoth Sasaki and Violento Jack 1 11 754
2 Mammoth Sasaki and Toru Sugiura 1 11 427
3 Gentaro and The Winger 1 4 294
4 Soul Meat †
(Tomoya Hirata and Toru Sugiura)
1 6 250+
5 Daisuke Masaoka and Violento Jack 2 2 215
6 ERE
(Takayuki Ueki and Toshiyuki Sakuda)
1 2 212
7 Great Kojika and The Winger 1 3 194
8 Hayata and Yuya Susumu 1 4 157
9 Unchain
(Jun Kasai and Masashi Takeda)
1 3 128
10 Unchain
(Minoru Fujita and Rina Yamashita)
1 1 107
11 Daisuke Masaoka and Kamui 1 3 102
12 Kamui and Mammoth Sasaki 1 4 86
13 The Brahman Brothers/El Hijo del Winger Dos and El Hijo del Winger Uno
(Brahman Kei and Brahman Shu)
2 1 67
14 Black Buffalo and Susumu 1 1 39
15 Gentaro and Kenichiro Arai 1 0 18
Unchain
(Kenji Fukimoto and Minoru Fujita)
1 0 18
17 Gentaro and Takashi Sasaki 1 0 3

By wrestler

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
defenses
Combined
days
1 Mammoth Sasaki 3 26 1,267
2 Violento Jack 3 13 983
3 Toru Sugiura † 2 17 677+
4 Daisuke Masaoka 3 5 331
5 Gentaro 3 4 315
6 Tomoya Hirata † 1 6 250+
7 Takayuki Ueki 1 2 212
Toshiyuki Sakuda 1 2 212
9 Yuya Susumu/Susumu 2 5 196
10 Great Kojika 1 3 194
The Winger 1 3 194
12 Kamui 2 7 188
13 Hayata 1 4 157
14 Jun Kasai 1 3 128
Masashi Takeda 1 3 128
16 Minoru Fujita 2 2 125
17 Rina Yamashita 1 1 107
18 Brahman Kei/El Hijo del Winger Dos 2 1 67
Brahman Shu/El Hijo del Winger Uno 2 1 67
20 Black Buffalo 1 1 39
21 Kenji Fukimoto 1 0 18
Kenichiro Arai 1 0 18
23 Takashi Sasaki 1 0 3

See also

Notes

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