Tenryu Project
Founded2010 (re-established November 15, 2020)
DefunctNovember 15, 2015
StylePuroresu
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Founder(s)Genichiro Tenryu
Owner(s)Genichiro Tenryu
Websitehttp://tenryuproject2010.com

Tenryu Project (天龍プロジェクト, Tenryū Purojekuto)[1] is an independent Japanese professional wrestling promotion. The promotion was founded by and is owned by puroresu legend Genichiro Tenryu, who has owned and operated it since its creation in 2010.[2] The Tenryu project is the successor to Tenryu's WAR promotion that ran from 1992 until 2000 as well as Tenryu's Super World of Sports (SWS) that existed from 1990 until 1992. The Tenryu project have very few wrestlers under full-time contract and acts as a booking office for those under contract. For their shows they work with other Japanese wrestling promotions or hire freelance wrestlers to compete. After Tenryu's in-ring retirement match, Tenryu Project stopped running shows. After 5 years since Tenryu's retirement, a special Anniversary show was held in 2020 titled "Kakumei Densho".[3] Tenryu Project was re-esthablished with a tour in 2021 titled "Survive the Revolution".[4]

Roster

Ring name[5] Real name Notes
Hikaru Sato[6] Hiroaki Sato International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion
Part-timer signed to Pancrase
Hub[7] Yuto Kigawa Part-time freelancer
Keita Yano[8] Keita Yano International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion
Signed to Professional Wrestling Wallabee
Kengo [ja][9] Kengo Nishimura Freelancer
Kenichiro Arai[10] Kenichiro Arai Tenryu Project World 6-Man Tag Team Champion
Signed to Dragon Gate
Kohei Sato[11] Kohei Sato Tenryu Project World 6-Man Tag Team Champion
Freelancer
Leona [ja][12] Reona Fujinami Signed to Dradition
Masayuki Kono[13] Masayuki Kono Tenryu Project World 6-Man Tag Team Champion
Freelancer
Shota[14] Shota Suzuki Part-timer signed to Ganbare☆Pro-Wrestling
Toru [ja][15] Toru Matsunaga International Junior Heavyweight Champion
Signed to Total Triumph Team Pro-Wrestling
Yuya Susumu[16] Yuya Susumu Signed to Pro Wrestling Freedoms

Notable guests/alumni

Championships and accomplishments

Current championships

As of May 5, 2022, Tenryu Project has three recognized championships, all revived from WAR.[17]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes Ref.
International Junior Heavyweight Championship
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Toru 1 February 12, 2022 82 Osaka, Japan Defeated Kengo at Osaka Crush Night 2022. [18]
International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
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Hikaru Sato and Keita Yano 1 September 29, 2021 218 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Hattoshite Good (Kenichiro Arai and Shota) at Survive The Revolution Vol. 10. [19]
Tenryu Project World 6-Man Tag Team Championship
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Kenichiro Arai, Kohei Sato and Masayuki Kono 1 February 1, 2022 93 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Keita Yano, Toru and Shota in the finals of a four-team tournament to win the vacant title. [20]

Notable shows

First Show

The first show ever held under the "Tenryu Project" banner took place on April 19, 2010 in the Shinjuku Face arena in Tokyo, Japan.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Mitsuo Momota defeated Masao Orihara Singles match 09:15
2 Bear Fukuda defeated Chango Singles match 08:54
3 Kyoko Inoue and Munenori Sawa defeated Keita Yano and Manami Toyota Tag team match 14:33
4 Masaaki Mochizuki defeated Naoki Tanizaki and Susumu Yokosuka Three-way match for the vacant WAR International Junior Heavyweight Championship 22:13
5 Genichiro Tenryu and Sanshiro Takagi defeated Arashi and Dick Togo Tag team match 20:03
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Genichiro Tenryu Retirement ~ Revolution Final Tour

Genichiro Tenryu started his retirement tour with a show at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring arena on March 6, 2015.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Shota defeated Mitsunobu Kikuzawa Singles match 09:20
2 Buki defeated Dragon Joker Singles match 07:40
3 Kazuki Hashimoto defeated Ryuji Hijikata Singles match 10:18
4 Great Kojika and Ryuichi Kawakami defeated Nosawa Rongai and Ricky Fuji Tag team match 12:22
5 Kengo (c) defeated Choden Senshi Battle Ranger Singles match for the UWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship 12:11
6 Arashi and Genichiro Tenryu defeat Kotaro Nasu and Toru Sugiura Tag team match 10:11
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Genichiro Tenryu Retirement ~ Revolution Final Tour in Shinjuku

This event took place on April 3, 2015.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Ricky Fuji defeated Mitsunobu Kikuzawa Singles match 08:11
2 Kazuki Hashimoto and Ryuji Hijikata defeated Gamelas and Nosawa Rongai Tag team match 12:40
3 Kengo (c) defeated Kaze Singles match for the UWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship 11:33
4 Arashi and Great Kojika defeated the Great Kabuki and Masao Inoue Tag team match 11:51
5 Yoshinari Ogawa defeated Dragon Joker Singles match 16:15
6 Buki, Heddi French and Ryuichi Kawakami (c) defeated Kotaro Nasu, Shota and Toru Sugiura Six-man tag team match for the Tenryu Project World Six Man Tag Team Championship 17:14
7 Genichiro Tenryu and Shiro Koshinaka defeated Konosuke Takeshita and Sanshiro Takagi Tag team match 08:35
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Genichiro Tenryu Retirement ~ Revolution Final Tour in Korakuen

This event took place at the Korakuen Hall on September 2, 2015.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Ricky Fuji and Great Kabuki defeated Great Kojika and Kikutaro Tag team match 09:02
2 Kotaru Nasu defeated Dragon Joker Singles match for the vacant UWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship 10:08
3 Kendo Kashin and Kenichiro Arai defeated Nosawa Rongai and Yoshinari Ogawa Tag team match 10:52
4 Arashi, Kazunari Murakami and Koki Kitahara defeated Buki, Hikaru Sato and Manabu Soya Six-man tag team match 16:49
5 Kuuga and Tomohiro Ishii defeated Minoru Fujita and Yuji Hino Tag team match 16:55
6 Genichiro Tenryu and Katsuyori Shibata defeated Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki and Takashi Iizuka) Tag team match 20:26
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Genichiro Tenryu Retirement ~ Revolution Final

November 15, 2015 at Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo. Last card of the promotion before the 2020 revival.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Ricky Fuji and Sanshiro Takagi defeated Kikutaro and The Winger Tag team match 08:41
2 Dash Chisako and Sendai Sachiko defeated Cassandra Miyagi and Meiko Satomura Tag team match 09:29
3 Fujita, Kuuga, Onryo, Taru and Yasu Kubota defeated Dragon Joker, Gurukun Mask, Jyushin Thunder Liger, Ryota Chikuzen and Shigeno Shima Ten-man tag team match 11:16
4 Buki, Great Kabuki and Kai defeated Great Kojika, Jun Kasai and Toru Sugiura Six-man tag team match 08:57
5 Kendo Kashin and Yoshinari Ogawa defeated Kenichiro Arai and Nosawa Rongai Tag team match 12:47
6 Hikaru Sato, Katsuhiko Nakajima and Kazuki Hashimoto defeated Koki Kitahara, Kotaro Nasu and Ryuji Hijikata Six-man tag team match 13:08
7 Arashi and Shiro Koshinaka defeated Taiyo Kea and Yuto Aijima Tag team match 09:54
8 Yoshiaki Fujiwara and Yoshihiro Takayama defeated Minoru Suzuki and Kazunari Murakami Tag team match 13:10
9 Riki Choshu and Tomohiro Ishii defeated Akitoshi Saito and Ryuichi Kawakami Tag team match 13:46
10 Suwama and Yuji Okabayashi defeated Kazuyuki Fujita and Daisuke Sekimoto Tag team match 18:54
11 Kazuchika Okada defeated Genichiro Tenryu Singles match (Tenryu's retirement match) 17:27

See also

References

  1. ^ Tenryu Project - Results
  2. ^ Tenryu Project - Active promotion in the Asia region
  3. ^ "Tenryu Project Kakumei Densho ~ Genichiro Tenryu Retirement 5th Anniversary". Cagematch. Cagematch. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Tenryu Project Survive The Revolution Vol. 1". Cagematch. Cagematch. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  5. ^ 選手紹介 [Team Members List]. Tenryu Project (in Japanese). August 13, 2021. Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  6. ^ 佐藤 光留 [Hikaru Satoh]. tenryuproject2010.com (in Japanese). Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  7. ^ HUB [Hub]. tenryuproject2010.com (in Japanese). Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  8. ^ 矢野 啓太 [Keita Yano]. tenryuproject2010.com (in Japanese). Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  9. ^ 拳剛 [Kengo]. tenryuproject2010.com (in Japanese). Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  10. ^ 新井 健一郎 [Kenichiro Arai]. tenryuproject2010.com (in Japanese). Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  11. ^ 佐藤耕平 [Kohei Sato]. tenryuproject2010.com (in Japanese). Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  12. ^ LEONA [Leona]. tenryuproject2010.com (in Japanese). Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  13. ^ 河野真幸 [Masayuki Kono]. tenryuproject2010.com (in Japanese). Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  14. ^ 翔太 [Shota]. tenryuproject2010.com (in Japanese). Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  15. ^ TORU [Toru]. tenryuproject2010.com (in Japanese). Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  16. ^ 進 祐哉 [Yuya Susumu]. tenryuproject2010.com (in Japanese). Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  17. ^ 王座遍歴 [Championships History]. Tenryu Project (in Japanese). Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  18. ^ IJシングル(インターナショナルジュニアヘビー級). Tenryu Project (in Japanese). Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  19. ^ IJタッグ(インターナショナルジュニアヘビー級タッグ). Tenryu Project (in Japanese). Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  20. ^ 王座遍歴 [Championships History]. Tenryu Project (in Japanese). Retrieved August 18, 2021.