Yoshihiro Takayama


*picture from PWI 500 2003 Magazine


Height: 6'4"

Weight: 280 lbs

Real Name: Yoshihiro Takayama

DOB: 9/19/1966

Hometown: Sapporo, Japan

Other Names: None

Wrestler Since: 1992

Finishing Maneuver: High German Suplex

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #138(2011), #40(2010), #60(2009), #164(2008), #132(2004), #60(2003), #27(2002)

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (50 - 57, 2 Draws, 1 DCO)
- UWFI Budokan Hall (October 23, '92) = Takayama beat Mark Silver.
- UWFI Sumo Hall (December 20, '92) = Takayama fell to Hiromitsu Kanehara.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (February 14, '93) = Takayama fought to a Draw with Tom Burton.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (May 6, '93) = Takayama was forced to submit to Bad News Allen.
- UWFI Sumo Hall (July 18, '93) = Takayama was beaten by Bad News Allen.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (August 13, '93) = Takayama fell to Gene Lydick.
- UWFI Jingu Stadium (December 5, '93) = Takayama forced Tommy Cairo to submit.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (February 25, '94) = Takayama lost to Tatsuo Nakano.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (May 6, '94) = Takayama & Hiromitsu Kanehara won over Dan Severn & Billy Scott.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (June 10, '94) = Takayama was forced to submit to Billy Scott.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (August 18, '94) = Takayama beat Mark Silver.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (October 8, '94) = Takayama fought to a Draw with Hiromitsu Kanehara.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (November 30, '94) = Takayama fell to Naoki Sano.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (January 16, '95) = Takayama won over Tom Burton.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (June 18, '95) = Takayama defeated Kazuo Yamazaki.
- UWFI Sumo Hall (November 25, '95) = Takayama & Yoji Anjoh lost to Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (March 1, '96) = Takayama & Yoji Anjoh beat Kazuo Yamazaki & Takashi Iizuka.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (April 25, '96) = Takayama & Yoji Anjoh lost to the IWGP Tag-Team Champions, Shinya Hashimoto & Super Strong Machine.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (May 27, '96) = Takayama & Yoji Anjoh defeated Hiromichi Fuyuki & Gedo.
- WAR 4th Anniversary Show (July 20, '96) = Takayama, Yoji Antoh & 200% Machine were beaten by Riki Choshu, Satoshi Kojima & Osamu Nishimura.
- WAR Sumo Hall (July 21, '96) = Takayama was pinned by Jado.
- UWFI 5th Anniversary Show (August 17, '96) = Takayama fell to Kimo.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (March 1, '97) = Takayama & Gary Albright lost to the AJPW World Tag Champs, Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (July 25, '97) = Takayama & Lacrosse were beaten by Toshiaki Kawada & Tomon Honda.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (September 6, '97) = Takayama, Gary Albright & Steve Williams defeated Toshiaki Kawada, Akira Taue & Tamon Honda.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (October 21, '97) = Takayama fell to Toshiaki Kawada.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (February 28, '98) = Takayama & Masahito Kakihara defeated Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (April 18, '98) = Takayama, Masahito Kakihara & Kenta Kobashi took down Gary Albright, Steve Williams & Wolf Hawkfield.
- AJPW Tokyo Dome (May 1, '98) = Takayama & Masahito Kakihara fell to Steve Williams & Gary Albright.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (June 12, '98) = Takayama & Gary Albright defeated Tamon Honda & Jun Akiyama.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (July 24, '98) = Takayama & Gary Albright beat Jun Izumida & Akira Taue.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (September 11, '98) = Takayama & Gary Albright won over Stan Hansen & Bobby Duncum Jr.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (October 31, '98) = Takayama & Masahito Kakihara fell to Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue.
- AJPW Real World Tag League (November/December '98) = Takayama & Takao Omori competed in the league, which was won by Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 5, '98) = Takayama, Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue lost to Mitsu Misawa, Masahito Kakihara & Yoshinori Ogawa.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (March 6, '99) = Takayama, Gary Albright & Giant Kimala II were beaten by Johnny Ace, Johnny Smith & Wolf Hawkfield.
- AJPW Champion Carnival '99 (March/April) = Takayama competed in the league, which was won by Vader.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (April 16, '99) = Takayama & Takao Omori defeated Johnny Ace & Johnny Smith.
- AJPW Tokyo Dome (May 2, '99) = Takayama, Takao Omori & Gary Albright was beaten by Steve Williams, Stan Hansen & Akira Taue.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (June 11, '99) = Takayama & Takao Omori took down Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (July 23, '99) = Takayama & Takao Omori won the AJPW World Tag Titles, beating Johnny Ace & Bart Gunn.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (September 4, '99) = Takayama was pinned by Mitsuharu Misawa.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (October 30, '99) = Takayama & Takao Omori lost to the AJPW Tag-Team Champions, Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '99 (November/December) = Takayama & Takao Omori competed in the league, which was won by Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 3, '99) = Takayama, Takao Omori & Takeshi Morishima defeated Johnny Ace, Mike Barton & Wolf Hawkfield.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (February 27, '00) = Takayama & Takao Omori took down Tamon Honda & Jun Izumida.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (April 15, '00) = Takayama & Takeshi Morishima beat Wolf Hawkfield & Scorpio.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (June 9, '00) = Takayama & Takao Omori defeated Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa. Later on, Takayama & Omori lost to Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue, who won the vacated AJPW Tag Titles.
- Zero One Sumo Hall (March 2, '01) = Takayama & Takao Omori beat Alexander Otsuka & Tatsuhito Takaiwa.
- Pride "Clash Of The Titans" (May 27, '01) = Takayama lost to the NJPW IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kazuyuki Fujita.
- NOAH 1st Anniversary Show (July 27, '01) = Takayama & Takao Omori won over Takeshi Morishima & Takeshi Rikio.
- Zero One Budokan Hall (October 25, '01) = Takayama forced Shinjiro Ohtani to submit.
- Pride "Cold Fury II" (December 23, '01) = Takayama fell to Semmy Schlitt.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (February 17, '02) = Takayama & Takao Omori lost to the NOAH GHC Tag Champs, Takeshi Rikio & Takeshi Morishima.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 7, '02) = Takayama defeated Manabu Nakanishi.
- Pride "Demolition" (June 23, '02) = Takayama was beaten by Don Frye.
- NJPW Furitsu Gym Show (August 3, '02) = Takayama lost to Kensuke Sasaki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 10, '02) = Takayama pinned Osamu Nishimura.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, '02) = Takayama lost to Masa Chono, who won the 2002 G-1 Climax.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (August 29, '02) = Takayama pinned Kazuyuki Fujita.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (September 23, '02) = Takayama lost the NOAH GHC Heavyweight Title to Mitsuharu Misawa.
- Inoki's Bom-Ba-Ya 2002 (December 31) = Takayama was taken down by Bob Sapp.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (January 10, '03) = Takayama, Daisuke Ikeda & Masashi Aoyagi fell to Masao Inoue, Takeshi Rikio & Jun Izumida.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 16, '03) = Takayama stayed the NWF Champion, beating Ryushi Yanagisawa.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (March 1, '03) = Takayama pinned Masao Inoue.
- Zero One Sumo Hall (March 2, '03) = Takayama & Hirotaka Yokoi defeated Jimmy Snuka Jr & the Predator.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (May 2, '03) = Takayama, as the NWF Champion, won the IWGP Heavyweight Title from Yuji Nagata.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (June 6, '03) = Takayama forced Takeshi Morishima to submit.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 13, '03) = Takayama stayed the NWF Champ, beating Shinsuke Nakamura.
- NJPW Green Dome Show (July 21, '03) = Takayama, as the IWGP Champion, fought to a Double Countout with Masa Chono.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 15, '03) = Takayama won over Katsuyori Shibata.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 16, '03) = Takayama was forced to submit to Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 17, '03) = Takayama & Shinya Makabe fell to Manabu Nakanishi & Josh Barnett.
- NJPW Osaka Dream Night (August 28, '03) = Takayama won a "Steel Cage" Match over Masa Chono to win the vacated IWGP Title.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (September 12, '03) = Takayama, Bison Smith & Donovan Morgan won over Jun Akiyama, Jun Izumida & Akitoshi Saito.
- NJPW G-1 Climax Tag Team League '03 (October) = Takayama & Toa the Samoan Beast lost in the finals to Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Osamu Nishimura.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (November 1, '03) = Takayama & Naoki Sano fell to Takeshi Rikio & Mitsuharu Misawa.
- NJPW Yokohama Arena (November 3, '03) = Takayama lost the IWGP Championship to Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (January 10, '04) = Takayama, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Akira Taue defeated Takashi Sugiura, Akitoshi Saito & Tamon Honda.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 14, '04) = Takayama was pinned by Hiroshi Tanahashi.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (March 6, '04) = Takayama, Jun Akiyama & Jun Izumida took down Takeshi Morishima, Naoki Sano & Akira Taue.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (March 28, '04) = Takayama & Minoru Suzuki retained the IWGP Tag Titles, beating Manabu Nakanishi & Genichiro Tenryu.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (April 25, '04) = Takayama lost to the Noah GHC Heavyweight Champion, Kenta Kobashi.
- NJPW Nexess (May 3, '04) = Takayama & Minoru Suzuki retained the IWGP Tag Titles, beating Masa Chono & Kazunari Murakami.
- NOAH Tokyo Dome (July 10, '04) = Takayama & Minoru Suzuki stayed the IWGP Tag Champions, winning over Takeshi Rikio & Takeshi Morishima.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 13, '04) = Takayama forfeited to Togi Makabe.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 14, '04) = Takayama forfeited to Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (September 9, '06) = Takayama & Takashi Sugiura fell to Takeshi Rikio & Takeshi Morishima.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (October 29, '06) = Takayama, Takuma Sano, & Takashi Sugiura beat Mitsuharu Misawa, Yoshinari Ogawa, & Kotaro Suzuki.
- NOAH GHC Tag-Team Title Tournament (October/December '06) = Takayama & Takuma Sano defeated Akitoshi Saito & Kenta and Akira Taue & Suwa, then lost in the finals to Takeshi Morishima & Mohammed Yone.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (December 10, '06) = Takayama, Takuma Sano, & Minoru Suzuki fell to Takeshi Rikio, Mohammed Yone, & Kenta.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (January 21, '07) = Takayama, Minoru Suzuki, & Suwa were beaten by Naomichi Marufuji, Takeshi Rikio, & KENTA.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (March 4, '07) = Takayama & Takuma Sano won over Naomichi Marufuji & Akira Taue.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (April 28, '07) = Takayama & Takashi Sugiura lost to the NOAH GHC Tag-Team Champs, Jun Akiyama & Takeshi Rikio.
- Toryumon Mexico Dragon Mania II (May 13, '07) = Takayama, Ultimo Guerrero, Minoru Suzuki, & Suwa fell to Marco Corleone, Mil Mascaras, Kazuchida Okada, & Ultimo Dragon.
- HustleAid II (June 17, '07) = Takayama & Minoru Suzuki took down Toshiaki Kawada & Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (July 15, '07) = Takayama & Takashi Sugiura defeated Makoto Hashi & Akitoshi Saito.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (September 9, '07) = Takayama, Takuma Sano, & Takashi Sugiura beat Ricky Marvin, Kotaro Suzuki, & Akira Taue.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (October 27, '07) = Takayama, Ricky Marvin, & Takuma Sano fell to Go Shiosaki, Akira Taue, & KENTA.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (December 2, '07) = Takayama & Kenta Kobashi were beaten by Jun Akiyama & Mitsuharu Misawa.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (March 2, '08) = Takayama, Atsushi Aoki, & Takuma Sano lost to Tamon Honda, Kenta Kobashi, & KENTA.
- NOAH GHC Tag-Team Titles League (March/April '08) = Takayama & Takuma Sano competed in the league, which was won by Akitoshi Saito & Bison Smith.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (July 18, '08) = Takayama, Kenta Kobashi, & Katsuhiko Nakajima were beaten by Naomichi Marufuji, Mitsuharu Misawa, & Takashi Sugiura.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (September 6, '08) = Takayama & Takuma Sano fell to Akira Taue & Mohammed Yone.
- NOAH The Tournament '08 (December) = Takayama defeated Makoto Hashi and Takashi Sugiura, then fell to Masao Inoue. Akitoshi Saito won the tournament.

Title Summary:
- WAR 6-Man Tag-Team Champion w/ Kenichi Yamamoto & Yoji Anjoh (5/26/1996 - 6/07/1996)
- All Asia Tag-Team Champion w/ Takao Omori (6/04/1999 - 8/25/1999)
- AJPW World Tag-Team Champion w/ Takao Omori (7/23/1999 - 8/25/1999)
- NOAH GHC Tag-Team Champion w/ Takao Omori (12/09/2001 - 2/17/2002)
- NOAH GHC Heavyweight Champion (9/07/2002 - 9/23/2002)
- NWF Heavyweight Champion (1/04/2003 - 1/04/2004)
- NJPW IWGP Heavyweight Champion (5/02/2003 - 11/03/2003)
- NJPW IWGP Tag-Team Champion w/ Minoru Suzuki (2/01/2004 - 11/2004)
- NWA Intercontinental Tag-Team Champion w/ Kohei Sato (3/08/2007 - 10/26/2007)
- AJPW Unified Triple Crown Champon (3/14/2009 - 9/26/2009)
- WAR World Six-Man Tag-Team Champion w/ Tatsutoshi Goto & Daisuke Sekimoto (6/09/2010 - 9/29/2010)
- NOAH GHC Tag-Team Champion w/ Takuma Sano (9/18/2010 - 6/18/2011)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 0 2nd RUs, 0 3rd RUs)
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