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YAMATO
YAMATO
Background Information
Real Name Masato Onodera
Born September 10, 1981
Ichinoseki City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan
Height 172 centimeters (5 ft. 8 in.)
Weight 82 kilograms (180 lbs.)
Career Information
Status Active in Dragon Gate
Trained By Dragon Gate Dojo
Yasushi Kanda
Debut July 29, 2006
Billed From
Other Ring Names Yamato Onodera


Factions

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • 2nd Generation Gekokujoh Elbow (Diving elbow drop) – 2006–2007; adopted from Yasushi Kanda
    • CBV – Cross Bone Vanguard (Over-the-shoulder Chickenwing Crossface)
    • Doujime Sleeper (Choke sleeper)
    • Frankensteiner of The Almighty (Hurricanranainto a pin)
    • Gallaria (Inverted facelock lifted and dropped into a sitout scoop slam piledriver)
    • Musha-gaeshi (Spear into a pin)
  • Signature moves
    • Ankle lock
    • Brainbuster
    • Big boot
    • Cloverleaf hold
    • Corner elbow smash
    • Crawling under the ring, emerging behind the opponent and dropkicking the leg
    • Cross armbreaker
    • Death Valley driver
    • Enzuigiri
    • Figure-four leglock
    • Go 2 Hospital I (Single leg running dropkick to a cornered opponent)
    • Go 2 Hospital II (Single leg running dropkick to the side of a cornered opponent head
    • Guillotine choke
    • Kimura lock
    • Leaping elbow
    • Multiple suplex variations
      • German
      • Exploder
      • Sleeper
    • Punt kick
    • Rolling elbow
    • Single leg Boston crab
  • Nicknames
  • "The Almighty"
  • "Battleship"
  • "Shin Gekokujoh"
  • Entrance themes
    • "YAMATO Spirit" by Hikari Ishitani
    • "YAMATO Spirit" by ACMA
    • "YAMATO Spirit -vicious dictator mix-" by ACMA

Championships and accomplishments

Luchas de Apuestas record

See also: Luchas De Apuestas

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Cyber Kong (mask) Yamato (hair) Osaka, Japan Live event October 16, 2011 [1]

1 ^ This was a six-way [Professional wrestling match types#Cages|steel cage match], also involving Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk, KAGETORA and Shingo Takagi

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