Harashima

Harashima (stylised in all capital letters) (born July 6, 1974 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese professional wrestler best known for his work in DDT Pro Wrestling (formally Dramatic Drewam Team), where he is a ten-time KO-D Openweight Champion and an eight-time KO-D Tag Team Champion.

Harashima
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Born (1974-07-06) July 6, 1974 (age 45)
Tokyo, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Daisuke Kiso
Darkside Hero!
Hara Cena
Harashima
Hero!
Jarashima
Somato
Billed height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Billed weight86 kg (190 lb; 13.5 st)
Debut2001

Professional wrestling careerEdit

Dramatic Dream Team / DDT Pro Wrestling (2001-present)Edit

Harashima originally debuted as Hero!, a masked superhero character, in 2001 and won the KO-D Tag Team Championships with Kudo on two occasions. In 2005, Hero! turned heel and became Darkside Hero! and won the KO-D Tag Team Championship with Toru Owashi.

In January 2006, he unmasked and started wrestling under the name Harashima. He quickly aligned himself with Owashi and Jet Shogo to form Disaster-Box.[1] In October, Harashima left the stable after being dissatisfied with the achievements of stable leader Owashi.[1] On December 29, Harashima beat Owashi for the KO-D Openweight Championship.[2] In 2007, he defended his championship against Daichi Kakimoto on January 28, Danshoku Dino on February 25 and Sanshiro Takagi on April 1, before losing it to Koo on June 3.[2] Harashima regained the KO-D Openweight Championship on October 21 and made one successful defence against Yasu Urano on March 9, 2008. He lost the championship to Dick Togo in a 5-way match on May 6.[2]

On June 1, Harashima defeated Poison Sawada Julie.[3] At the following DDT show, Harashima, poisoned by Sawada, debuted as Jarashima, adopting a look and personality similar to Sawada.[4] Calling themselves Jakai Tensho, they unsuccessfully challenged Mikami and Tanomusaku Toba for the KO-D Tag Team Championships on July 6.[5] After the match, Jarashima drank an antidote to Sawada's poison, returning him to Harashima.[6]

Harashima would reform Disaster-Box with Toru Owashi and on October 26, they won the KO-D Tag Team Championships by defeating Mikami and Tanomusaku Toba.[7] On November 30, Harashima and Owashi successfully defended their titles against Shuji Ishikawa and Sanshiro Takagi.[8] On December 28, Harashima unsuccessfully challenged Takagi for the KO-D Openweight Championship.[9] On January 24, 2009, Harashima and Owashi lost the KO-D Tag Team Championships to Kota Ibushi and Kenny Omega.[10] At Judgement 2009, Harashima won a battle royal making him the number one contender for the KO-D Openweight Championship.[11] On May 4, Harashima defeated Takagi to win his third KO-D Openweight Championship.[12] At Ryōgoku Peter Pan 2009, DDT's first event at Sumo Hall, Harashima lost the KO-D Openweight Championship to Kota Ibushi when Ibushi debuted his new Phoenix-Plex finishing manoeuvre.[13] The following year, on May 30, Harashima won the 2010 King of DDT which he used to challenge Daisuke Sekimoto for the KO-D Openweight Championship.[14] At Ryōgoku Peter Pan 2010, Harashima won his fourth KO-D Openweight Championship.[15] Harashima made two successful defence against Daisuke Sasaki on August 29 and Danshoku Dino on October 24, before losing the title to Hikaru Sato on November 14.[16] In late 2010, Owashi announced his retirement from professional wrestling and that he would be leaving DDT at the end of the year. On December 26, Harashima, Owashi and Yukihiro Abe won the UWA World Trios Championship from Hikaru Sato, Michael Nakazawa and Tomomitsu Matsunaga.[17] The trio would vacate the titles due to Owashi's retirement.[18]

On February 27, 2011, Harashima unsuccessfully challenged Dick Togo for the KO-D Openweight Championship.[19] On April 6, during a four way match against Antonio Honda, DJ Nira and Michael Nakazawa, Harashima was attacked by the three other wrestlers before being saved by his alter ego Hero!.[20] On May 4, Harashima and Hero! unsuccessfully challenged KO-D Tag Team Champions Gentaro and Yasu Urano.[21] On May 21, Harashima reached the finals of the 2011 King of DDT tournament but lost to his long time rival Kudo.[22] On June 24, Harashima and Hero! won the KO-D Tag Team Championships from Kenny Omega and Michael Nakazawa.[23] The duo would lose the titles to Daisuke Sekimoto and Masa Takanashi at Ryōgoku Peter Pan 2011.[24] In August, Harashima's other alter ego, Darkside Hero!, debuted and turned on Harashima alongside Hero!.[25] Harashima defeated both men in singles matches; Hero! on September 18 and Darkside Hero! on October 5.[26][27] On November 27, Harashima unsuccessfully challenged Kudo for the KO-D Openweight Championship.[28]

Harashima became DDT Extreme championship for 3rd time when he defeated Shinya Aoki and on 28th April 2019. He lost his title to Antonio Honda in a Bra match when Honda pulled bra of Harashima. A few months later Harashima defeated Jiro Kuroshio for DDT Extreme Championship making it his fourth reign and challenged Konosuke Takeshita for both KO-D Openweight and Extreme Title at DDT Ultimate Party to be held at 3rd November.

At 3rd November at DDT Ultimate Party Harashima became 1 st DDT wrestler to become 10 times KO-D champion and retained his extreme title by defeating Takeshita. In others words he became double champion.

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

 
Harashima with Akito and Yasu Urano.

ReferencesEdit

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