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Shoichi Ichimiya
Born (1969-02-14) February 14, 1969 (age 53)[1]
Tokyo, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)See below
Ichiba Shin "Ichi"
Shoichi Ichimiya
Billed height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Billed weight120 kg (265 lb)

Shoichi Ichimiya (一宮章一, Ichimiya Shōichi) is a Japanese professional wrestler and former mixed martial artist working for various Japanese professional wrestling promotions such as DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDT) and Apache Pro-Wrestling Army.[4]

Professional wrestling career

Incependent circuit (1997-present)

Ichimiya made his professional wrestling debut at WAR 5th Anniversary of WAR & 10th Anniversary of the Tenryu Revolution, an event produced by Wrestler Association-R on July 6, 1997, where he teamed up with Shigeo Okumura and Tomohiro Ishii to defeat Masaaki Mochizuki, Takashi Okamura and Yoshikazu Taru in a six-man tag team match.[5] On March 6, 1998, he competed at IWA Japan FUTURE TRIAL TOUR’98, an event produced by International Wrestling Association of Japan, where he teamed up with Tomohiro Ishii in a losing effort to Keisuke Yamada and Takeshi Sato.[6] On January 25, 2003, Ichimiya teamed up with Masao Orihara, Mr. Pogo, Ofune and Goemon in a losing effort to Mitsuhiro Matsunaga, Mr. Gannosuke, Kazuya Yuasa, Command Bolshoi and Bad Boy Hido in a ten-person tag team match which took place at Battle Decisive East vs. West, a freelance event.[7] His last known match was at All Japan Pro Wrestling's Suwamachi Revitalization Vol. 9 event from October 30, 2016, where he defeated Fuminori Abe under the name of Ichiba Shin "Ichi".[8]

Dramatic Dream Team/DDT Pro Wrestling (2002-present)

Ichimiya is a former KO-D Tag Team Champion, title which he won at DDT Max Bump 2003 on May 18, by teaming up with Seiya Morohashi to defeat Super Uchuu Power and Takashi Sasaki in a tournament final for the vacant titles.[9] Ichimiya participated in a 14-person battle royal for the Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship, appearing two times under the ring name of Giru Nakano and Keigi Mutoh parodies of the real wrestlers Bull Nakano and Keiji Mutoh, competing against many popular wrestling figures such as the winner Toru Owashi, Michael Nakazawa, Riho and Yumiko Hotta at Ryōgoku Peter Pan 2009 on August 23.[10] He won the KO-D Openweight Championship at DDT Dead Or Alive 2003 on October 26 by defeating Takashi Sasaki in a chain deathmatch.[11]

Professional wrestling persona

Throughout his career, Ichimiya has used many ring names that were parodies of real wrestlers. Those names were usually based on word play and included the kanji (gi), meaning "fake". Once romanized, some of those names can be indistinguishable from the real names. Those ring names included:

Mixed martial arts career

Ichimiya debuted as a mixed martial artist as a heavyweight at Deep: 6th Impact , on September 7, 2002, falling short to Kazuki Okubo by way of armbar.[12] At Deep: 7th Impact, he scored the first draw of his career against Azteca.[13] Hos last known contest was a loss against Hidehisa Matsuda by way of a rear-naked choke at Deep: 10th Impact from June 25, 2003.[14] His final record of the career was (0-2-1).[15]

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
3 matches 0 wins 2 losses
By submission 0 2
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0–2–1 Hidehisa Matsuda Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) Deep: 10th Impact June 25, 2003 1 3:39 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 0–1–1 Azteca Draw (unanimous) Deep: 7th Impact December 12, 2002 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 0–1 Kazuki Okubo Submission (armbar) Deep: 6th Impact September 7, 2002 1 2:41 Tokyo, Japan

Championships and accomplishments


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  2. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Shoichi Ichimiya-Personal Data". (in German). Retrieved March 19, 2021.
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  6. ^ PRO-WRESTLING WRESTLE ASSOCIATION-R Videos ISO. "IWA Japan Battle Station 6/3/98 GET THE GLORY Tour '98". Retrieved March 19, 2021.
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  12. ^ Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts (September 7, 2002). "Deep 6th Impact". Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  13. ^ Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts (December 8, 2002). "Deep 7th Impact". Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  14. ^ Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts (June 25, 2003). "Deep 10th Impact". Retrieved March 19, 2021.
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  17. ^ Wrestling Titles (March 14, 2021). "Ironman Heavymetalweight Title". Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  18. ^ Wrestling Titles (February 14, 2021). "KO-D (King Of DDT) Open-weight Title". Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  19. ^ Wrestling Titles (October 25, 2020). "KO-D (King Of DDT) Tag Team Title". Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  20. ^ "Champions and Championships". Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  21. ^ Wrestling Titles (July 21, 2004). "International Wrestling Association World Tag Team Title". Retrieved March 19, 2021.