Wrestler Spotlight: Shigehiro Irie

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Welcome to the Wrestler Spotlight. Today, we’re looking at Japanese star Shigehiro Irie, who debuts for ICW at this Sunday’s Fight Club tapings!

Alias – Shigehiro Irie, Shigeko Deluxe, Mammoth Irie, Sexy XXX, The Knotfather, AJ Ranger Green, Big Van Lingerie, Big Van Shigehiro, “Irie no aiken” Gonta

Nicknames – “Beast Mode”, “The Wrestling Teddy Bear”

Debut – 2008

Companies Wrestled For –

  • AAW: Professional Wrestling Redefined
  • Absolute Intense Wrestling
  • All Japan Pro Wrestling
  • Alternative Wrestling Show
  • Apache Pro Wrestling
  • ATTACK! Pro Wrestling
  • Big Japan Pro Wrestling
  • Black Label Pro
  • BODYSLAM! Pro Wrestling
  • Brew City Wrestling
  • Canadian Wrestling’s Elite
  • Championship Wrestling From Hollywood
  • Combat Zone Wrestling
  • Diamond Ring
  • Dotonbori Pro Wrestling
  • Dramatic Dream Team
  • European Wrestling Promotion
  • Fight Club: PRO
  • Freelance Underground
  • Freelance Wrestling
  • Frontline Wrestling
  • GALLI Lucha Libre
  • Game Changer Wrestling
  • Glory Pro
  • Hoosier Pro Wrestling
  • Ice Ribbon
  • Insane Championship Wrestling (Scotland version)
  • Insane Championship Wrestling (Wisconsin version)
  • IWA Mid-South
  • J STAGE Pro Wrestling
  • KAIENTAI DOJO
  • Kamikaze Pro
  • Legacy Pro Wrestling
  • Michinoku Pro Wrestling
  • Midwest Independent Association of Wrestling
  • New Japan Pro Wrestling
  • Osaka Pro Wrestling
  • Over The Top Wrestling
  • Preston City Wrestling
  • Pro Wrestling FREEDOMS
  • Pro Wrestling NOAH
  • Pro Wrestling Secret Base
  • Pro Wrestling WAVE
  • Pro Wrestling ZERO1
  • Pro Wrestling ZERO1 USA
  • Pro Wrestling ZERO1 USA Supreme
  • PROGRESS Wrestling
  • Resistance Pro Wrestling
  • Revolution Pro Wrestling
  • Ring Warriors
  • Rising Sun Wrestling Promotion
  • Rockstar Pro Wrestling
  • Ryukuk Dragon Pro Wrestling
  • SMASH Wrestling
  • Southside Wrestling Entertainment
  • Union Pro Wrestling
  • UPW Pro Wrestling
  • VKF Pro Wrestling
  • westside Xtreme wrestling
  • Wrestle Gate Pro
  • The Wrestling Revolver
  • wXw Wrestling Academy

Titles & Accomplishments –

  • 1x All Japan Pro Wrestling All Asia Tag Team Champion w/Keisuke Ishii
  • 1x Big Japan Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champion w/Shuji Ishikawa
  • 3x Dramatic Dream Team KO-D Openweight Champion
  • 2x Dramatic Dream Team Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion
  • 3x Dramatic Dream Team KO-D Tag Team Champion w/Munenori Sawa, w/Keisuke Ishii, and w/Kazusada Higuchi
  • 6x and first ever Dramatic Dream Team KO-D Six Man Tag Team Champion w/Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao
  • 1x Midwest Independent Association of Wrestling Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x Southside Wrestling Entertainment World Heavyweight Champion
  • 2010 Dramatic Dream Team Wakate 1 Day Tournament Winner
  • 2019 westside Xtreme wrestling AMBITION 10 Winner

Signature Moves –

  • Package Piledriver
  • Black Hole Slam
  • Teddybear (Hip Drop)

Alliances –

  • Team Dream Futures w/Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao
  • The International Best Friends w/Cole Radrick & Craig West
  • Brown and Associates w/Dante Brown, Michael Tarver & Kahagas
  • The RENEGADES w/Mizuki Watase, Jason Kincaid, Sammy Guevara, Ryan Davidson & Facade
  • The Strong Hearts w/T-Hawk, El Lindaman, Takehiro Yamamura, Gao Jingjia, Duan Yingnan, Seiki Yoshioka, Issei Onizuka, CIMA & The Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel)
  • TKG48 w/Sanshiro Takagi, Munenori Sawa, Soma Takao, Atsushi Aoki, Ryuji Ito, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, DJ Nira, TAKA Michinoku, Kazuhiko Ogasawara, Genichiro Tenryu, Yuzuki Aikawa, Ryuichi Sekine & Akito
  • w/Kazusada Higuchi
  • w/Shuji Ishikawa

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