The Official Michinoku Pro Wrestling Channel is now presenting Michinoku Pro Wrestling LIVE #17, the latest edition of their YouTube program. Michinoku Pro Wrestling LIVE shows take place at the Michinoku Pro Dojo in Iwate, Japan.
Existing since 1993, Michinoku Pro was created with Iwate in mind, so many events in Iwate feature matches that are not seen anywhere else in the country. Michinoku Pro hosts shows at their dojo regularly but occasionally will stream a show live via YouTube as well.
Match 1: Koji Kawamura vs. Taro Nohashi vs. Nogyo Boy Raito in a, “Three Way” match
Koji Kawamura is a member of a group of young wrestlers that consider themselves to be the new generation of Michinoku Pro. This group has been having an ongoing battle with the established members of the roster.
Taro Nohashi is one of those established members. A part of the Michinoku Pro roster for 17 years, he is one of the favorites of Michinoku Pro fans. Nohashi is a former Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Champion (Michinoku Pro’s singles champion), and currently co-holds the UWA World Tag Team Championship and Kyushu Pro Tag Team Championship.
Nogyo Boy Raito wrestled in the Chiba-based 2AW for many years, where his accomplishments included holding the UWA World Middleweight Championship on two occasions. In 2017, Raito began focusing his career on Michinoku Pro competition.
Match 2: Yapper Man 2 vs. Ayumu Gunji
This match was unable to be contained within the confines of the Michinoku Pro Dojo!
Yapper Man 2 usually wrestles in tag team matches with Yapper Man 1. They are one of the best tag teams in Michinoku Pro history and have been with the company since 2009, where they have held the UWA World Tag Team Championship a record five times, and are the longest-reigning holders of the Championship in its history.
Like Koji Kawamura, Ayumu Gunji is a member of the new generation faction in Michinoku Pro. He has held the Tohoku Tag Team Championship on two occasions, as well as the UWA World Tag Team Championship.
Michinoku Pro Wrestling LIVE #17 can be seen here.