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Takao Yoshida

Takao Yoshida (吉田 貴男) better known by his ring name Taka Michinoku, is a professional wrestler who has wrestled all over the world as well he was a former Mixed Martial Artist. Michinoku is known in North America for his work for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) where he had the first ever WWF Light Heavyweight Championship reign recognized by the North-American promotion. Michinoku works as a freelancer in Japan, performing for promotions such as New Japan Pro Wrestling, Kaientai Dojo, Dragon Gate and Dramatic Dream Team. Having held championship titles in Japan, North America, Mexico and Europe, Yoshida is known for his long title reigns. He held the FMW Independent World Junior Heavyweight Title for a combined duration of more than 15 months, the WWF Light Heavyweight Title for a then record-setting 10 months and the WEW Six-Man Tag Team Title for almost a year. Yoshida has held the AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Title, Michinoku Pro Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Title and Kaientai Dojo Strongest-K Title simultaneously for almost 10 months. During his reign, he has defended his titles against both AJPW and independent circuit talent to increase his base of opponents, and thus has increased the reach of the AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Title which was closed off to outside competition in the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s.


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Born:
Oct 26, 1973 In Yotsukaidō, Chiba
Movie/TV Credits:
42
First Appeared:
In the series ECW Hardcore TV 1993-04-06
Latest Project:
Movie NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2019 - Night 1 2019-05-03
Known For
Poster of NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 8
Poster of WWE Judgment Day: In Your House
Poster of WWE In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede
Poster of ECW Barely Legal 1997
Filmography
Movie NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2019 - Night 1 Taka Michinoku 2019-05-03
Movie Ring of Honor & New Japan Pro-Wrestling Present: G1 Supercard Taka Michinoku 2019-04-06
Movie NJPW New Year Dash 2018 TAKA Michinoku 2018-01-05
Movie NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2018 - Night 1 Taka Michinoku 2018-05-03
Movie NJPW G1 Climax 28: Day 1 TAKA Michinoku 2018-07-14
Movie NJPW G1 Climax 28: Day 3 TAKA Michinoku 2018-07-16
Movie NJPW 45th Anniversary Show TAKA Michinoku 2017-03-06
Movie NJPW King of Pro Wrestling 2017 2017-10-09
Movie NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2017 TAKA Michinoku 2017-05-03
Movie The Great Sasuke TAKA Michinoku 2016-03-05
Movie NJPW G1 Climax 24 - Day 12 Himself 2014-08-10
Movie NJPW G1 Climax 24 - Day 6 Taka Michinoku 2014-07-31
Movie NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 8 Taka Michinoku 2014-01-04
Movie NJPW Road To Tokyo Dome - Day 6 2014-12-20
Movie NJPW Destruction in Kobe 2014 Himself 2014-09-21
Movie NJPW World Tag League 2014 - Day 11 Himself 2014-12-07
Movie NJPW Power Struggle 2014 Himself 2014-11-08
Movie WWE: Attitude Era: Vol. 2 Taka Michinoku 2014-11-03
Movie WWE: The Best Of In Your House Taka Michinoku 2013-05-27
Movie ECW - Unreleased Vol. 2 Taka Michinoku 2013-07-30
Movie NJPW King of Pro-Wrestling 2013 2013-10-14
Movie NJPW Destruction 2013 2013-09-30
Movie NJPW & AJPW 40th Anniversary: We Are Pro-Wrestling Love TAKA Michinoku 2012-07-01
Movie AJPW Realize TAKA Michinoku 2005-02-16
Movie HUSTLE-3 TAKA Michinoku 2004-05-08
Movie AJPW Road To Re-BirthxRe-Verse 2003 - Day 11: 31st Anniversary TAKA Michinoku 2003-10-26
Series ECW on TNN 1999-08-27
Movie ECW CyberSlam 1999 TAKA Michinoku 1999-04-02
Movie ECW Hardcore Heaven 1999 TAKA Michinoku 1999-05-16
Movie WWE WrestleMania XIV TAKA Michinoku 1998-03-29
Movie WWE No Way Out of Texas: In Your House TAKA Michinoku 1998-02-15
Movie WWE Over the Edge: In Your House Taka Michinoku 1998-05-31
Movie WWE Judgment Day: In Your House Taka Michinoku 1998-10-18
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1998 TAKA Michinoku 1998-06-28
Movie Battlarts Battle Fiction TAKA Michinoku 1998-11-23
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1998 TAKA Michinoku 1998-08-30
Movie ECW Barely Legal 1997 Taka Michinoku 1997-04-13
Movie WWE In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede Taka Michinoku 1997-07-06
Movie Michinoku Pro 4th Anniversary TAKA Michinoku 1997-10-10
Movie WWE D-Generation X: In Your House Taka Michinoku 1997-12-07
Movie Michinoku Pro 3rd Anniversary: These Days TAKA Michinoku 1996-10-10
Series ECW Hardcore TV 1993-04-06