::Bio::First began fighting for the second UWF, but the promotion closed down shortly after he debuted.
Real Name: Masahito Kakihara
Weight: 209 lbs
Date Of Birth: April 29, 1972
Birthplace: Niihama, Japan
Debut: August 31, 1990
Promotion Currently Wrestles For: NJPW
Grounded Headlock (see pic 20)
Kaki Cutter (modified STO)
Jujigatame (cross armbreaker)
Inazuma Leg Lariat (running horizontal kick)
Palm Strike Flurry
Shotei (palm strike)
Release German Suplex
WAR 6 Man Tag Team Titles (1) (w/ Nobuhiko Takada & Naoki Sano)
All-Asia Tag Team Titles (1) (w/ Mitsuya Nagai)
WAR 6 Man Tag Team Titles Tournament 1996 (w/ Nobuhiko Takada & Naoki Sano)
G1 Jr. 6 Man Tag Team Tournament 2001 (w/ Minoru Tanaka & Masayuki Naruse)
Best Of The Super Junior Tournament 2003
Went to Union Pro-Wrestling Force International (UWFI, the 3rd incarnation of UWF) on 5/10/91.
Gained a big win over monster Gary Albright on 5/17/95.
Got another big win over Kensuke Sasaki on 10/9/95, the opening day of UWFI vs. New Japan feud.
UWFI closed down on 12/27/96, he left to go to Kingdom which where many other former UWFI fighters went, he headlined the first show against Yoji Anjo.
Went to All Japan in 2/1998 and became part of Mitsuharu Misawa's Untouchables group, being the #3 member.
Followed Misawa to form Pro-Wrestling NOAH, but left after the first show.
Formed Team Strongs with Mitsuya Nagai in November 2000, which was broken up in early fall 2001 after Nagai was injured.
Defeated the then IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Minoru Tanaka in a big upset and really good match on 6/6/2001, which was apart of NJPW vs. AJPW feud.
Left All Japan to go to New Japan and debuted on 10/21/01 as part of the junior division vs. Wataru Inoue, making a great showing.
Made one of the biggest accomplishments of his career on 6/11/2003, shocking fans by beating Koji Kanemoto in the final of the 2003 Best of the Super Junior tournament.
After coming back from a leg injury that put him out from November 2003-April 2004, he entered old friend, Kiyoshi Tamura's reincarnation of UWF in the U-STYLE promotion. He fought the skilled young prospect Kyosuke Sasaki in the main event of the 4/28/2004 show, defeating him in 10:43 with his new grounded headlock finisher he learned from Billy Robinson prior to returning to action.
Very skilled wrestler at both submissions and strikes, and a top junior heavyweight.
Masahito Kakihara vs. Yusuke Fuke (UWF 9/13/90)
Masahito Kakihara vs. Yusuke Fuke (UWF 10/25/90)
Masahito Kakihara vs. Kiyoshi Tamura (UWF 12/1/90)
Masahito Kakihara vs. Kiyoshi Tamura (UWFI 5/10/91)
Masahito Kakihara vs. Kiyoshi Tamura (UWFI 2/25/94)
Masahito Kakihara & Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Gene Lydick & Billy Scott (UWFI 8/18/94)
Masahito Kakihara vs. Kazuo Yamazaki (UWFI 11/30/94)
Masahito Kakihara & Yoji Anjo vs. Naoki Sano & Kazushi Sakuraba (UWFI 1/16/95)
Masahito Kakihara vs. Naoki Sano (UWFI 4/20/95)
Masahito Kakihara vs. Yoshinari Ogawa (AJPW 1/15/99)
Masahito Kakihara, Yoshinari Ogawa, & Maunakea Mossman vs. Great Sasuke, Hayabusa, & Tiger Mask 4 (AJPW 5/2/99)
Masahito Kakihara & Mitsuya Nagai vs. Yuji Nagata & Takashi Iizuka (NJPW 2/18/01)
Masahito Kakihara vs. Minoru Tanaka (NJPW 6/6/01)
Masahito Kakihara & Mitsuya Nagai vs. Yuji Nagata & Shinya Makabe (AJPW 6/8/01)
Masahito Kakihara & Gran Naniwa vs. Minoru Tanaka & Masayuki Naruse (NJPW 11/23/01)
Masahito Kakihara vs. AKIRA (NJPW 6/11/03)
Masahito Kakihara vs. Koji Kanemoto (NJPW 6/11/03)
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Masahito Kakihara & Masayuki Naruse
(Credit to: FULL BLAST for pictures 7-19.)