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Taiji Ishimori

Taiji Ishimori

Full NameIshimori Taiji

BornFebruary 10, 1983

Height5 ft 4 in



Taiji Ishimori Nicknames

  1. 'Bone Soldier' Taiji Ishimori

Theme Music

  1. "Still My Heart" by Naoki Maeda (NOAH; 2003 – 2004)
  2. "Played-A-Live" by Safri Duo (NOAH; 2004 – 2012)
  3. "Gangnam Style by PSY (NOAH; 2012 – 2015)
  4. "The Beginning" by One Ok Rock (NOAH; 2015 – 2017)
  5. "Fight It Out" by MOTHBALL (NOAH; 2017 – 2018 / IMPACT; November 5, 2017 – May 10, 2018)
  6. "Born Soldier" by Yonosuke Kitamura (NJPW, May 4, 2018 – present; used as a member of Bullet Club)
  7. "Callous Rage" by Ryan Andrews (IMPACT; July 22, 2018 – present)

Taiji Ishimori Signature Moves

  1. Mexican Roll (Scoop powerslam transitioned into a modified reverse rolling prawn hold)
  2. Missile dropkick
  3. Moonsault falling slam
  4. Running hurricanrana
  5. Sakauchi (Crucifix driver)
  6. Superstar 619 (Tiger feint hurricanrana)
  7. Superstar Quebrada (Springboard moonsault onto a standing opponent outside of the ring)

Finishing Moves

  1. 450 splash
  2. Bloody Cross (Lifting single underhook double knee gutbuster)
  3. Hermosillo (Double chickenwing piledriver)
  4. Revolución (Pumphandle sitout side powerslam, sometimes preceded by a fireman's carry)
  5. Telaraña (Hammerlock cradle DDT)

Taiji Ishimori is a Japanese professional wrestler born on February 10, 1983 in Tagajo, Miyagi Japan. Taiji currently performs at New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). He is a part of the Bullet Club stable at NJPW. He has also performed for Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) and Impact Wrestling through NOAH. Taiji made his debut on May 11, 2002, at Toryumon Mexico against Fumiyuki Hashimoto.

Taiji Ishimori bloody cross

Bloody Cross is one of Taiji's finishing moves. In the Bloody Cross, Taiji performs a lifting underhook double knee gutbuster, which leaves his opponent knocked out and considering the power of the gutbuster, probably gutless.

Taiji Ishimori Professional Career


Taiji is former judoka. He was also an amateur wrestler, and was trained in Toryumon Mexico. He rose to fame after defeating established wrestlers like Jun Ogawauchi, Henry III Sugawara and lastly Condotti Shuji, to win the Young Dragons Cup.

Taiji currently fights at New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and is a part of the Bullet Club stable.

Here is a timeline of Taiji Ishimori's career:

  1. Toryumon: 2002-2004
  2. New Japan Pro Wrestling : 2004-2005, 2016
  3. All Japan Pro Wrestling : 2005-2006
  4. Pro Wrestling Noah : 2006-2018
  5. Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (2006–2007, 2010, 2015–2016)
  6. Impact Wrestling (2017–2018)

Taiji Ishimori Championships and Accomplishments

Asistencia Asesoría y Administración

  1. AAA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Takeshi Morishima

IMPACT Wrestling

  1. Impact X Division Championship (1 time)

New Japan Pro Wrestling

  1. U-30 One Night Tag Tournament: 2004 – with Hiroshi Tanahashi
  2. NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
  3. IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

Pro-Wrestling NOAH

  1. GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
  2. GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (5 times) – with KENTA (1) , Atsushi Kotoge (2), Hi69 (1) and Ricky Marvin (1)
  3. Nippon TV / NTV G+ Cup Junior Heavyweight Tag League (4 times) – with KENTA (2007 & 2008), Atsushi Kotoge (2012), and ACH (2016)
  4. Super J-Cup Qualifying Tournament A (2016)

Toryumon X

  1. UWA World Welterweight Championship (1 time)

Taiji Ishimori: FAQ

What are Taiji Ishimori's Finishing Moves?

Amongst his arsenal of Finishing Moves, the ones which Taiji uses most frequently are, Bloody Cross and Revolución.

Why does Taiji Ishimori wear a mask?

Currently fighting at the New Japan Pro Wrestling, Taiji portrays the character of the 'Bone Soldier'. He wears the legendary mask of the 'Bone Soldier'.

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