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Kyohei Mikami (三上恭平, Mikami Kyōhei) (born December 28, 1973), known by his stage name Mikami, is a Japanese professional wrestler.[1][2] He is best known for his work for Dramatic Dream Team both as a singles wrestler and with Tanomusaku Toba in a tag team called Suicide Boyz.

Kyohei Mikami
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Born (1973-12-28) December 28, 1973 (age 45)
Hamada, Shimane
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)MIJAMI
MIKAMI
MIKAN
Mecha Mummy Lite
Billed height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Billed weight73 kg (161 lb)
DebutOctober 17, 1996

CareerEdit

Coming from a background in gymnastics and Greco-Roman wrestling, Mikami started training professional wrestling in Universal Lucha Libre in 1993. After passing another tentative year in Michinoku Pro Wrestling, he eventually joined Pro Wrestling Crusaders, where he served as a referee before debuting in 1996 against Nosawa Rongai.[1] In 1997, he followed Sanshiro Takagi to his recently founded Dramatic Dream Team.

Dramatic Dream Team (1997-2015)Edit

Mikami competed in DDT from its first event. Initially under his real name and later in all caps as Mikami, he developed the gimmick of an aloof high-flyer, nicknamed "Suicide Boy", who carried a metal ladder to the ring to use it as both a weapon and a jumping platform. In April 2000, after Mikami's return to Japan from a stint in International Wrestling Association, he formed the tag team Suicide Boyz with Tanomusaku Toba. Taking inspiration from The Hardy Boyz, which included sleeves similar to Jeff Hardy's, they won the KO-D Tag Team Championship thrice.

In 2005, he launched Cruiser's Game, his own brand within Dramatic Dream Team, which focused on junior heavyweight action. It saw the participation of names like Kota Ibushi, Kaz Hayashi, Taka Michinoku, Cima and The Great Sasuke. Cruiser's Game had its final event in 2013, hosting a tournament that was won by Tatsuhito Takaiwa. Two years later, Mikami announced he was leaving DDT.

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

 
Mikami in 2010.
  • Pro Wrestling Kageki
  • Hakata Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Profile at Puroresu Central". Puroresu Central. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  2. ^ "DDT 飯伏まさかのフォール負け". NPN (in Japanese). 1 September 2009. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Hakata Light Heavyweight Championship". Cagematch. Retrieved 3 February 2016.