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Soma Takao
DDT 高尾蒼馬選手(2020)
Takao in 2020
Born (1988-08-04) August 4, 1988 (age 35)[1]
Tokyo, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Bima
Soma Takao[2]
Billed height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)[3]
Billed weight172 lb (78 kg)
Trained byDDT Dojo
Wrestling University
Debut2009

Soma Takao (高尾蒼馬, Takao Sōma) is a Japanese professional wrestler, currently working for the Japanese professional wrestling promotion DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDT).[4] Takao has taken part in every edition of DDT's flagship annual event, Peter Pan, where he had a series of 13 straight victories.

Professional wrestling career

Independent circuit (2009–2020, 2023- Present)

Takao made his professional wrestling debut for DDT Pro-Wrestling at Ryōgoku Peter Pan on August 23, 2009, where he teamed up with Keisuke Ishii and Yukihiro Abe to defeat Gota Ihashi, Shigehiro Irie, and Tomokazu Taniguchi in a six-man tag team match.[5] He participated in one of the longest matches in professional wrestling history, a 108-man battle royal at Tenka Sanbun no Kei: New Year's Eve Special, a cross-over event held between Big Japan Pro Wrestling, DDT and Kaientai Dojo from December 31, 2009, competing against other infamous wrestlers such as Great Kojika, Taka Michinoku, Kenny Omega, Abdullah Kobayashi,[6] and the winner of the match, Jun Kasai.[7] He is known for his tenure with other promotions such as Ice Ribbon, where he worked his latest match on May 29, 2020 at Ice Ribbon Hiragi Kurumi 20th Birthday And Debut 10th Anniversary ~ Walnut Anniversary, where he teamed up with Hiragi Kurumi in a losing effort to Mochi Miyagi and Shigehiro Irie in an intergender tag team match.[8] Takao won the AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Championship at Ryōgoku Peter Pan 2016, another cross-over event held by DDT and All Japan Pro Wrestling from August 28, 2016, where he defeated Hikaru Sato.[9] On May 4, 2019, Takao worked a match for WWNLive, at WWNLive Mercury Rising, where he teamed up with fellow Damnation stable members Daisuke Sasaki and Tetsuya Endo to defeat The Skulk (Adrian Alanis, A. R. Fox and Leon Ruff).[10] Takao worked for Dragon Gate as well, in another cross-over event also hosted by DDT, the Dragon Gate/DDT Dramatic Dream Gate Returns from June 5, 2012, where he teamed up with Sanshiro Takagi to defeat Kotoka and Masaaki Mochizuki.[11]

DDT Pro-Wrestling (2009–present)

Takao had his Luchas de apuestas match at DDT Into The Fight 2011 on February 27, where he defeated Hikaru Sato in a hair vs hair match.[12] He was one of the inaugural KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions alongside Keisuke Ishii and Shigehiro Irie as part of the Team Dream Futures stable after defeating Team Shiro (Akito, Makoto Oishi and Sanshiro Takagi) in the finals of a four-team tournament which culminated at Osaka 24 Ward Tour: Nishi Ward on January 12, 2013.[13] He is also a former KO-D Tag Team Champion, title which he won by teaming up with one of his stablemates from Damnation, Daisuke Sasaki at Into The Fight 2019, on March 21, after defeating Moonlight Express (Mike Bailey and Mao).[14] The actual first time when he won the titles was at DDT Judgement 2012 on March 11, where he teamed up with former fellow New World Japan stable member Sanshiro Takagi to defeat Crying Wolf (Yuji Hino and Yasu Urano).[15] Takao is a former multuple time Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion, lastly winning it in the first day of the D-Oh Grand Prix 2019 In Shin-Kiba, on December 7, 2018, where he defeated Tetsuya Endo in a match of the tournament's block B.[16]

Championships and accomplishments

Luchas de Apuestas record

See also: Luchas de Apuestas

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Soma Takao (hair) Hikaru Sato (hair) Tokyo, Japan Into The Fight 2011 February 27, 2011 [22][23]

Peter Pan record

Peter Pan win–loss record of Soma Takao[24]
Result Rec. Opponent(s) Date Match time Venue Notes
Won 1–0 Shigehiro Irie, Tomokazu Taniguchi and Gota Ihashi August 23, 2009
Ryōgoku Peter Pan
12:24
Pinfall
Ryōgoku Kokugikan
Tokyo, Japan
This was a six-man tag team match. Takao teamed with Yukihiro Abe and Keisuke Ishii. This was Takao's debut match.[25]
Won 2–0 Shigehiro Irie, Tatsuhiko Yoshino and Akito July 25, 2010
Ryōgoku Peter Pan 2010
11:21
Pinfall
Ryōgoku Kokugikan
Tokyo, Japan
This was a six-man tag team match. Takao teamed with Daisuke Sasaki and Kazuki Hirata.[26]
Won 3–0 Minoru Suzuki, Yoshiaki Yago, Kengo Ohka, Tomomitsu Matsunaga and Super Shit Machine July 24, 2011
Ryōgoku Peter Pan 2011
24:20
Over the top rope
Ryōgoku Kokugikan
Tokyo, Japan
This was a 5-on-5 elimination match. Takao teamed with Sanshiro Takagi, Hikaru Sato, Kazuki Hirata and Akito.[27]
Won 4–0 Keisuke Ishii and Shigehiro Irie, Hikaru Sato and Michael Nakazawa, Isami Kodaka and Hiroo Tsumaki, and Poison Sawada Julie and Rion Mizuki August 18, 2012
Budokan Peter Pan
21:24
Pinfall
Nippon Budokan
Tokyo, Japan
This was a tag team gauntlet match. Takao teamed with Yukio Sakaguchi.[28]
Won 5–0 Yasu Urano and Kudo, Daisuke Sasaki and Yuji Hino, and Kenny Omega and Gota Ihashi August 18, 2013
Ryōgoku Peter Pan 2013
13:31
Pinfall
Ryōgoku Kokugikan
Tokyo, Japan
This was a four-way tag team match for #1 contendership to the KO-D Tag Team Championship. Takao teamed with Keisuke Ishii.[29]
Won 6–0 Kudo, Yukio Sakaguchi and Masa Takanashi August 17, 2014
Ryōgoku Peter Pan 2014
10:57
Pinfall
Ryōgoku Kokugikan
Tokyo, Japan
This was a six-man tag team match. Takao teamed with Keisuke Ishii and Shigehiro Irie. Won the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship.[30]
Won 7–0 Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine and Ken Ohka August 23, 2015
Ryōgoku Peter Pan 2015
12:35
Pinfall
Ryōgoku Kokugikan
Tokyo, Japan
This was a six-man tag team match. Takao teamed with Keisuke Ishii and Shigehiro Irie. Retained the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship.[31]
Won 8–0 Hikaru Sato August 28, 2016
Ryōgoku Peter Pan 2016
17:07
Pinfall
Ryōgoku Kokugikan
Tokyo, Japan
Won the World Junior Heavyweight Championship.[32]
Won 9–0 Kaz Hayashi and Keisuke Ishii, Mike Bailey and Mao, and Isami Kodaka and Yuko Miyamoto August 20, 2017
Ryōgoku Peter Pan 2017
10:30
Pinfall
Ryōgoku Kokugikan
Tokyo, Japan
This was a four-way tag team match. Takao teamed with Kotaro Suzuki.[33]
Won 10–0 Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata and Yuki Ueno October 21, 2018
Ryōgoku Peter Pan 2018
11:21
Pinfall
Ryōgoku Kokugikan
Tokyo, Japan
This was a six-man tag team match. Takao teamed with Tetsuya Endo and Mad Paulie. Retained the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship.[34]
Won 11–0 Harashima and Yasu Urano July 15, 2019
Wrestle Peter Pan 2019
24:21
Pinfall
Ota City General Gymnasium
Tokyo, Japan
This was a tag team match. Takao teamed with Daisuke Sasaki. Retained the KO-D Tag Team Championship.[35]
Won 12–0 Keigo Nakamura and Hideki Okatani June 6, 2020
Wrestle Peter Pan 2020 – Night 1
10:22
Pinfall
Shinjuku Face
Tokyo, Japan
This was a tag team match. Takao teamed with Mad Paulie.[36]
Won 13–0 Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi and Saki Akai August 21, 2021
Wrestle Peter Pan 2021
11:34
Pinfall
Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki
Kawasaki, Japan
This was a six-man tag team match. Takao teamed with Tetsuya Endo and Yuji Hino. Retained the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship.[37]
Lost 13–1 Osamu Nishimura, Makoto Oishi and Akito August 20, 2022
Wrestle Peter Pan 2022
14:47
Submission
Ota City General Gymnasium
Tokyo, Japan
This was a six-man tag team match. Takao teamed with Shinichiro Kawamatsu and Sanshiro Takagi.[38]
Lost 13–2 Yuki "Sexy" Iino, Danshoku "Dandy" Dino and Yumehito "Fantastic" Imanari July 23, 2022
Wrestle Peter Pan 2023
9:42
Pinfall
Ryōgoku Kokugikan
Tokyo, Japan
This was a six-man tag team match. Takao teamed with Akito and Yoshitomo Shimohigashi.[39]

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