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|name= Don Fujii
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|real= Tatsuki Fuji
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|born= July 16, 1970<br />Minoh City, Osaka, Japan
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|height= 175 centimeters (5 ft. 9 in.)
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|height=2.2
|weight= 105 kilograms (232 lbs.)
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|status= Active in [[Dragon Gate]]
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|tab1=General
|trained= [[Ultimo Dragon]]
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|tab2=Image gallery
|debut= May 11, 1997
 
|billed=
 
|other= BxB Fujii<br />Big Fuji<br />Karaoke Machine<br />Sumo Dandy Fuji<br />Sumo Fuji<br />Turboyan
 
 
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{{Infobox Wrestler
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|name = Don Fujii
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|image = Don Fujii.jpg
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|birth_name = Tatsuki Fuji
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|birth_date = {{Birth date and age|1970|7|6}}
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|birth_place = Minoh City, Osaka, Japan
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|family=
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|names = '''Don Fujii'''<br />BxB Fujii<br />Big Fuji<br />Karaoke Machine<br />Sumo Dandy Fuji<br />SUMO Fuji<br />Turboyan
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|height = 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
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|weight = 100 kg (220 lb)
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|trainer = [[Último Drágon]]
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|debut = May 11, 1997
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{{nihongo|'''Tatsuki Fuji'''|藤井 達樹|Fujii Tatsuki}}, (born July 6, 1970) is a Japanese wrestler for [[Dragon Gate]], best known by his ring name '''Don Fujii'''. He was one-half of the inaugural Open the Owarai Twin Gate Champions and is also a former two-time [[Open The Twin Gate Championship|Open The Twin Gate Champions]] with [[Masaaki Mochizuki]]. He was previously in the Crazy MAX and Blood Generation stables.
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==Biography==
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He was one of the original graduates from the [[Toryumon Japan#Toryumon Japan Graduates|Toryumon Japan dojo]]. He was also one of the founding members of the Crazy MAX and Blood Generation stables. He made a few appearances in World Championship Wrestling as Sumo Fuji. He has wrestled as Karaoke Machine #1 at times as well. From 1999 until 2002, he changed his name annually. He first went from Sumo Fuji to Sumo "Dandy" Fuji, then to Sumo "Dandy" Fuji 2000, then to Big Fuji, and finally to Don Fujii.
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Fujii has spent most of his Toryumon/Dragon Gate career in heel stables. He was a founding member of Crazy MAX, as well as a founding member of Blood Generation. When Blood Generation ended in December 2006, Fujii signed on with Magnum TOKYO's ''Renaissance'' project. The project never went anywhere as TOKYO suffered a career-ending eye injury shortly after it started.
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When CIMA started the [[Typhoon]] stable, it caused the first split between CIMA and Fujii, as Fujii did not want to align himself with [[Susumu Yokosuka]] and [[BxB Hulk]]. He is currently aligned with [[Masaaki Mochizuki]] and [[K-ness]] as part of a "seniors" unit. The three of them had an Open the Triangle Gate title run, but upon losing the belts, K-ness stepped back into a lower card role in the promotion while Fujii and Mochi have been focusing on representing Dragon Gate in other promotions. In 2008, the duo added [[Magnitude Kishiwada]] to their ranks, and the trio would eventually win the Open the Triangle Gate Titles from [[Jimmy Kanda|Yasushi Kanda]], [[YAMATO]] & [[Gamma]] on September 28. They held them until February 15, 2009, dropping them to [[Shingo Takagi]], [[Taku Iwasa]] & [[Dragon Kid]].
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On April 12, he teamed with [[Kikutaro]] to beat [["Hollywood" Stalker Ichikawa]] & Magnitude Kishiwada to become the inaugural Open the Owarai Twin Gate Champions. On October 14, he added the Triangle Gate titles to his collection, teaming with Masaaki Mochizuki and [[Akebono]] to defeat the champions [[Masato Yoshino]], [[BxB Hulk]] & [[PAC]]. On May 13, 2010, Fujii, Mochizuki and Akebono lost the Open the Triangle Gate Championship to [[CIMA]], [[Gamma]] and [[Genki Horiguchi]]. On January 10, 2011, Fujii and Mochizuki defeated [[Naruki Doi]] and Gamma to win the [[Open the Twin Gate Championship]]. They would lose the title to Genki Horiguchi and [[Ryo "Jimmy" Saito|Ryo Saito]] on February 6, 2011. On September 23, 2012, Fujii and Mochizuki, now representing the Kaettekita Veteran-gun stable, regained the title from Shingo Takagi and Yamato. They lost the title to BxB Hulk and [[Uhaa Nation]] on March 2, 2013. On June 14, 2015, he, CIMA and Gamma defeated the Jimmyz (Ryo "Jimmy" Saito, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, and Jimmy Susumu) to win the Open the Triangle Gate Championship. On October 8, CIMA and Gamma formed a new unit called Over Generation with Eita, El Lindaman, Punch Tominaga, and rookies Takehiro Yamamura and Kaito Ishida. Don Fujii did not join the new unit despite holding the Open the Triangle Gate Championship with CIMA and Gamma. On November 1, he, CIMA, and Gamma defended the Open the Triangle Gate Championship against the Jimmyz (Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy K-Ness J.K.S., and Ryo "Jimmy" Saito), and vacated the titles afterwards.
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==Factions==
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*Crazy Max (1997–2004)
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*Blood Generation (2005–2006)
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*Mushozoku (2007)
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*Zetsurins (2007–2009, 2012)
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*Veteran Gun (2010-2011)
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*Kaettekita Veteran-gun (2012–2013)
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*Oretachi Veteran-gun (2013–2014)
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*Mad Blankey (2014–2015)
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==In wrestling==
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*'''Finishing moves'''
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**Gedo Clutch
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**''HIMEI'' (Boston crab – used on rookie wrestlers
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**''Nice German'' (Bridging German suplex)
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**''Nodowa Elbow'' (Chokeslam followed by na elbow drop)
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**''Nodowa Otoshi'' (Chokeslam, sometimes from the top or second rope)
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*'''Signature moves'''
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**Lariat
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**Multiple sumo palm strikes
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*'''Nicknames'''
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**"Demon General In His Forties"
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*'''Entrance themes'''
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**'''"WILD DRANK HUSKEY"'''
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==Championships and accomplishments==
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*'''[[Dragon Gate]]'''
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**[[Open the Dream Gate Championship]] ([[Open the Dream Gate Championship#Title history|1 time]])
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**[[Open the Triangle Gate Championship]] ([[Open the Triangle Gate Championship#Title history|6 times]]) – with [[CIMA]] and [[Naruki Doi]] (1), [[Masaaki Mochizuki]] and [[K-ness]] (1), [[Masaaki Mochizuki]] and [[Magnitude Kishiwada]] (1), Masaaki Mochizuki and Akebono (1), and CIMA and [[Gamma]] (2)
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**[[Open the Twin Gate Championship]] ([[Open the Twin Gate Championship#Title history|2 times]]) – with Masaaki Mochizuki
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**[[Open the Owarai Gate Championship]] (1 time)
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**[[Open the Owarai Twin Gate Championship]] (1 time) – with [[Mitsunobu Kikuzawa|Kikutaro]]
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**[[I-J Heavyweight Tag Team Championship|WAR International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship]] ([[I-J Heavyweight Tag Team Championship#Title history|1 time]]) – with [[Masaaki Mochizuki]]
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*'''International Wrestling Revolution Group'''
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**Copa Higher Power (1998) – with, [[SUWA|Judo Suwa]], Lyguila, [[Magnum Tokyo]], [[Ryo Saito]], [[CIMA|Shiima Nobunaga]] and [[Último Drágon]]
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*'''[[Osaka Pro Wrestling]]'''
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**[[Osaka Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championship]] ([[Osaka Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championship#Title history|1 time]]) – with [[Masaaki Mochizuki]]
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**[[Osaka Tag Festival]] ([[Osaka Tag Festival#2010]]) – Masaaki Mochizuki
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*'''[[Toryumon Japan]]'''
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**[[UWA World Trios Championship]] ([[UWA World Trios Championship#Title history|4 times]]) – with [[CIMA]] and [[SUWA]] (3) and [[CIMA]] and [[TARU]] (1)
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General
Don Fujii
Don Fujii
Birth name Tatsuki Fuji
Born July 6, 1970 (1970-07-06) (age 49)
Minoh City, Osaka, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Don Fujii
BxB Fujii
Big Fuji
Karaoke Machine
Sumo Dandy Fuji
SUMO Fuji
Turboyan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Trained By Último Drágon
Debut May 11, 1997


Tatsuki Fuji (藤井 達樹 Fujii Tatsuki), (born July 6, 1970) is a Japanese wrestler for Dragon Gate, best known by his ring name Don Fujii. He was one-half of the inaugural Open the Owarai Twin Gate Champions and is also a former two-time Open The Twin Gate Champions with Masaaki Mochizuki. He was previously in the Crazy MAX and Blood Generation stables.

BiographyEdit

He was one of the original graduates from the Toryumon Japan dojo. He was also one of the founding members of the Crazy MAX and Blood Generation stables. He made a few appearances in World Championship Wrestling as Sumo Fuji. He has wrestled as Karaoke Machine #1 at times as well. From 1999 until 2002, he changed his name annually. He first went from Sumo Fuji to Sumo "Dandy" Fuji, then to Sumo "Dandy" Fuji 2000, then to Big Fuji, and finally to Don Fujii.

Fujii has spent most of his Toryumon/Dragon Gate career in heel stables. He was a founding member of Crazy MAX, as well as a founding member of Blood Generation. When Blood Generation ended in December 2006, Fujii signed on with Magnum TOKYO's Renaissance project. The project never went anywhere as TOKYO suffered a career-ending eye injury shortly after it started.

When CIMA started the Typhoon stable, it caused the first split between CIMA and Fujii, as Fujii did not want to align himself with Susumu Yokosuka and BxB Hulk. He is currently aligned with Masaaki Mochizuki and K-ness as part of a "seniors" unit. The three of them had an Open the Triangle Gate title run, but upon losing the belts, K-ness stepped back into a lower card role in the promotion while Fujii and Mochi have been focusing on representing Dragon Gate in other promotions. In 2008, the duo added Magnitude Kishiwada to their ranks, and the trio would eventually win the Open the Triangle Gate Titles from Yasushi Kanda, YAMATO & Gamma on September 28. They held them until February 15, 2009, dropping them to Shingo Takagi, Taku Iwasa & Dragon Kid.

On April 12, he teamed with Kikutaro to beat "Hollywood" Stalker Ichikawa & Magnitude Kishiwada to become the inaugural Open the Owarai Twin Gate Champions. On October 14, he added the Triangle Gate titles to his collection, teaming with Masaaki Mochizuki and Akebono to defeat the champions Masato Yoshino, BxB Hulk & PAC. On May 13, 2010, Fujii, Mochizuki and Akebono lost the Open the Triangle Gate Championship to CIMA, Gamma and Genki Horiguchi. On January 10, 2011, Fujii and Mochizuki defeated Naruki Doi and Gamma to win the Open the Twin Gate Championship. They would lose the title to Genki Horiguchi and Ryo Saito on February 6, 2011. On September 23, 2012, Fujii and Mochizuki, now representing the Kaettekita Veteran-gun stable, regained the title from Shingo Takagi and Yamato. They lost the title to BxB Hulk and Uhaa Nation on March 2, 2013. On June 14, 2015, he, CIMA and Gamma defeated the Jimmyz (Ryo "Jimmy" Saito, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, and Jimmy Susumu) to win the Open the Triangle Gate Championship. On October 8, CIMA and Gamma formed a new unit called Over Generation with Eita, El Lindaman, Punch Tominaga, and rookies Takehiro Yamamura and Kaito Ishida. Don Fujii did not join the new unit despite holding the Open the Triangle Gate Championship with CIMA and Gamma. On November 1, he, CIMA, and Gamma defended the Open the Triangle Gate Championship against the Jimmyz (Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy K-Ness J.K.S., and Ryo "Jimmy" Saito), and vacated the titles afterwards.

FactionsEdit

  • Crazy Max (1997–2004)
  • Blood Generation (2005–2006)
  • Mushozoku (2007)
  • Zetsurins (2007–2009, 2012)
  • Veteran Gun (2010-2011)
  • Kaettekita Veteran-gun (2012–2013)
  • Oretachi Veteran-gun (2013–2014)
  • Mad Blankey (2014–2015)

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
    • Gedo Clutch
    • HIMEI (Boston crab – used on rookie wrestlers
    • Nice German (Bridging German suplex)
    • Nodowa Elbow (Chokeslam followed by na elbow drop)
    • Nodowa Otoshi (Chokeslam, sometimes from the top or second rope)
  • Signature moves
    • Lariat
    • Multiple sumo palm strikes
  • Nicknames
    • "Demon General In His Forties"
  • Entrance themes
    • "WILD DRANK HUSKEY"

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

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Jimmy Logo v1 Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! · Jimmy Kagetora · Jimmy Kanda · Jimmy K-ness J.K.S. · Jimmy Susumu · Ryo "Jimmy" Saito
MaxiMuM Ben-K · Big R Shimizu · Kotoka · Masato Yoshino · Naruki Doi
Over Generation CIMA · Dragon Kid · Eita · Gamma · Kaito Ishida · Mondai Ryu · Takehiro Yamamura
Tribe Vanguard BxB Hulk · Flamita · Kzy · YAMATO · Yosuke♥Santa Maria
VERZERK "brother" YASSHI · El Lindaman · Punch Tominaga · Shingo Takagi · T-Hawk · Takashi Yoshida
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Sekigun
Don Fujii · "Hollywood" Stalker Ichikawa · Hyou Watanabe · Katsumi Takashima · Keni'chiro Arai · Masaaki Mochizuki · Shachihoko BOY · Shun Skywalker · Super Shisa · U-T · Yuki Yoshioka
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Championships
Active Open the Dream Gate · Open the Brave Gate · Open the Twin Gate · Open the Triangle Gate · Open the Owarai Gate
Inactive Open the Freedom Gate · Open the United Gate · Open the Owarai Twin Gate · Ultimo Dragon Gym Championship · UWA World Trios Championship · NWA World Welterweight Championship · NWA International Light Heavyweight Championship · British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight Championship
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Tournaments
On-going King of Gate · Summer Adventure Tag League
Cancelled El Numero Uno · King of Chop · Young Dragons Cup · Rey De Parejas · T2P Strongest Merit Assessment League
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Events
Champion Gate · Memorial Gate in Wakayama · Dead or Alive · Kobe World Pro-Wrestling Festival · Scandal Gate · Dangerous Gate · Gate of Destiny · Final Gate
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