Takumi Tsukamoto
Takumi Tsukamoto 2015
Tsukamoto in September 2015
Born (1991-01-06) January 6, 1991 (age 33)[1]
Nagasaki, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Angus Tsukamoto
Takumi Tsukamoto
Billed height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Billed weight91 kg (201 lb)
Trained byDaisuke Sekimoto
Debut2009[3]

Takumi Tsukamoto (塚本拓海, Tsukamoto Takumi) is a Japanese professional wrestler currently working for Japanese professional wrestling promotion Big Japan Pro Wrestling (BJW).[4]

Professional wrestling career

Independent circuit (2009–present)

At BJW World Triangle Night In Korakuen, a cross-over event held between Big Japan Pro Wrestling (BJW), Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw) and Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) on July 30, 2012, Tsukamoto teamed up with Kazuki Hashimoto and Men's Teioh to defeat Trent Seven, Atsushi Ohashi and MK McKinnan.[5] Tsukamoto took place in the CZW Tournament of Death 12, an event promoted by Combat Zone Wrestling on June 18, 2013, where he competed into a pain of glass first-round match in which he defeated D. J. Hyde, and into a fluorescent lighttube semi-final match where he fell short to Danny Havoc.[6] Tsukamoto participated at the Tokyo Gurentai Tokyo Carnival 2018 on September 26, 2018, where he teamed up with Yuko Miyamoto, replacing an injured Isami Kodaka in a Tokyo Intercontinental Tag Team Championship defense against Masaaki Mochizuki and Rocky Kawamura against whom they fell short.[7] He also worked for All Japan Pro Wrestling, participating at AJPW Super Power Series 2016 from May 21, where he teamed up with Masashi Takeda as B Faultless Junky's and Atsushi Maruyama to defeat Masanobu Fuchi, Sushi and Yohei Nakajima in a six-man tag team match.[8] At BASARA 132 ~ Koo ~ on September 8, 2020, Tsukamoto teamed up with Yasu Urano to unsuccessfully challenge Speed Of Sounds (Banana Senga and Tsutomu Oosugi) for the Iron Fist Tag Team Championship.[9] At DDT Ultimate Party 2019 from November 3, Tsukamoto teamed up with Yasu Urano and Takato Nakano to successfully defend their UWA World Trios Championship in a three-way tag team match against Damnation (Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie and Nobuhiro Shimatani) and Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari and Miss Mongol.[10]

Big Japan Pro Wrestling (2009–present)

Tsukamoto made his official debut as a professional wrestler at BJW/OZ Academy Asahikawa Pro-Wrestling Festival, a cross-over event promoted by Big Japan Pro Wrestling (BJW) and joshi promotion Oz Academy on September 22, 2009, where he fell short to Kazuki Hashimoto.[11] 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, Dramatic Dream Team (DDT) and Kaientai Dojo (K-Dojo) from December 31, 2009, competing against other infamous wrestlers such as Kota Ibushi, Taka Michinoku, Kenny Omega, Kankuro Hoshino,[12] and the winner of the match, Jun Kasai.[13] At a BJW's house show from January 25, 2018, Tsukamoto teamed up with Masashi Takeda as Crazy Lovers to defeat Abdullah Kobayashi and Ryuji Ito in a fluorescent lighttubes death match to win the BJW Tag Team Championship.[14] At BJW 2021 New Year on January 2, Tsukamoto defeated Minoru Fujita in a barbed wire death match to win the BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Championship.[15]

Championships and accomplishments

References

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  21. ^ "U.W.A. World Trios Title". Puroresu Dojo. February 27, 2008. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
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