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Bobby Fish
Bobby Fish
Birth name Robert Anthony Fish
Born October 27 1979 (1979-10-27) (age 38)[1]
Albany, New York, U.S.
Resides Colonie, New York, U.S.
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Bobby Fish
Jerk Jackson
Madden Fisher
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 197 lb (89 kg)
Billed from Albany, New York
Saratoga Springs, New York
Trained By Tony DeVito
Harley Race
Debut 2002

  Bobby Fish (born October 27, 1976) is an American professional wrestler, who is best known for wrestling with Ring of Honor, Evolve Wrestling, and Pro Wrestling Noah in Japan. Fish is a former three-time ROH World Tag Team Champion with Kyle O'Reilly as reDRagon, and a one-time ROH World Television Champion. He is currently signed by WWE on thier NXT brand.

Professional wrestling careerEdit

Pro Wrestling Noah (2006–2013)Edit

Fish first toured Japan in 2006 with Pro Wrestling Noah, making his debut on May 19, 2006 defeating Atsushi Aoki. Since 2006, Fish continues to tour with Noah at least once a year, sometimes enjoying several tours a year. In 2010, Fish and Eddie Edwards lost to Ricky Marvin and Taiji Ishimori in the semi final of the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship tournament. Fish participated in 2011s Global League gaining only four points. In 2012, Fish and Edwards participated in NTV G+ Cup Junior Heavyweight League, once again gaining four points. From April 17 to 24, 2013, Fish and Edwards took part in the 2013 Global Tag League, where they won one of their four matches, failing to advance from their block.

New Japan Pro Wrestling (2014–2017)Edit

Through ROH's relationship with NJPW, reDRagon made an appearance for the Japanese promotion on August 10, unsuccessfully challenging Time Splitters (Alex Shelley and KUSHIDA) for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship.[2] reDRagon returned to NJPW on October 25 to take part in the 2014 Super Jr. Tag Tournament.[3] On November 3, reDRagon defeated The Young Bucks in the finals to win the tournament.[4] Five days later at Power Struggle, reDRagon defeated Time Splitters in a rematch to become the new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions.[5] They made their first successful title defense on January 4, 2015, at Wrestle Kingdom 9 in Tokyo Dome, in a four-way match against Forever Hooligans, Time Splitters and The Young Bucks.[6] On February 11 at The New Beginning in Osaka, reDRagon lost the title to The Young Bucks in a three-way match, also involving Time Splitters.[7][8] reDRagon returned to NJPW on May 3 at Wrestling Dontaku 2015, where they unsuccessfully challenged for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship in a three-way match with Roppongi Vice (Beretta and Rocky Romero) and The Young Bucks.[9] Later that month, Fish entered the 2015 Best of the Super Juniors.[10] He finished second in his block with a record of five wins and two losses, narrowly missing advancement to the finals of the tournament.[11] Following the tournament, reDRagon received a rematch for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship in a three-way match, also involving Roppongi Vice, but were again defeated by The Young Bucks on July 5 at Dominion 7.5 in Osaka-jo Hall.[12] On August 16, reDRagon defeated The Young Bucks to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship for the second time.[13] They lost the title back to The Young Bucks in a four-way match on January 4, 2016, at Wrestle Kingdom 10 in Tokyo Dome.[14] On September 17 at Destruction in Tokyo, Fish received his first singles title shot in NJPW, when he unsuccessfully challenged Katsuyori Shibata for the NEVER Openweight Championship.[15]

Mixed martial artsEdit

Fish trained with Jerrick Jones at Albany Boxing before his MMA debut on January 29, 2010. He had his first fight for the Cage Wars organization at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany, NY and defeated Justin Pierpoint by TKO in the 3rd round after Pierpoint suffered a broken nose at the end of the 2nd.[16]

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
    • Fish Hook Deluxe Edition (Heel hook)
    • Flying Fish Hook (High knee)[17]
    • Sleeps With The Fishes (Spin kick)
    • Double jump moonsault[17]
    • Diving headbutt[17]
    • Sitout slam suplex, sometimes from the second rope[17]
  • Signature moves
    • Space Rolling Elbow (Cartwheel back elbow to a cornered opponent)
    • Crossface
    • Сross armbreaker, sometimes rolling
    • Dragon screw
    • Fireman's carry double knee gutbuster
    • Flying cross chop
    • Frankensteiner
    • Gorilla press double knee gutbuster
    • Inverted atomic drop
    • Multiple kick variations
      • Roundhouse
      • Shoot
    • Multiple suplex variations
      • Exploder
      • German
      • Saito, sometimes while hooking the opponent's leg
      • Snap[17]
    • Samoan drop
    • Slingshot somersault senton
    • Springboard moonsault to the outside of the ring
    • Tilt-a-whirl backbreaker[17]
  • Nicknames
    • "The Infamous"
    • "The Round Eye Samurai" (PWG)

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

  • Collision Pro Wrestling
    • CPW Heavyweight Champion (1 time)
  • High Risk Wrestling
    • HRW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Kyle O'Reilly[18][19]
  • New England Championship Wrestling
    • NECW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[20]
  • New Japan Pro Wrestling
  • Pro Wrestling Unscripted
    • PWU Tag Team Champion (1 time) – with Scott Cardinal[21]
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him 26 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2016[22]
  • Ring of Honor
    • ROH World Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Kyle O'Reilly[23][24]
    • ROH World Television Championship (1 time)[25]
    • ROH World Television Championship #1 Contender Tournament (2015)[26]
    • Tag Wars Tournament (2014) – with Kyle O'Reilly[27]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bobby Fish: Profile & Match Listing - The Internet Wrestling Database (IWD)". profightdb.com. http://www.profightdb.com/wrestlers/bobby-fish-1948.html. Retrieved 2010-03-04.
  2. Caldwell, James (August 10, 2014). "Caldwell's New Japan G1 Climax finals results 8/10: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Okada vs. Nakamura tournament finals, Styles vs. Tanahashi, Jeff Jarrett, ROH tag champs, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/otherppvs/article_80097.shtml. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
  3. "Road to Power Struggle" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/match/detail_result_game.php?e=890&c=6753. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Caldwell, James (November 3, 2014). "ROH/NJPW news: ROH tag champs win Super Jrs. tournament". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/ROH_News_29/article_81608.shtml. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Power Struggle" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/match/detail_result.php?e=898. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  6. Caldwell, James (January 4, 2015). "Caldwell's NJPW Tokyo Dome show results 1/4: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Wrestle Kingdom PPV - Tanahashi vs. Okada, Bullet Club, Nakamura, Jim Ross, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/otherppvs/article_82579.shtml. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  7. "The New Beginning in Osaka" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/match/detail_result.php?e=934. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  8. Caldwell, James (February 11, 2015). "NJPW news: Bullet Club takes top titles at "New Beginning" - Styles new IWGP World Champ, other title changes". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/Other_News_4/article_83264.shtml. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  9. (in Japanese) New Japan Pro Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/match/detail_result.php?e=968. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  10. Caldwell, James (May 7, 2015). "NJPW news: "Best of Super Jrs." tournament details announced". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/Other_News_4/article_84880.shtml. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  11. "Best of the Super Jr.XXII" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/match/detail_result.php?e=983. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  12. Meltzer, Dave (July 4, 2015). "New Japan Dominion live coverage from Osaka Jo Hall - Styles vs. Okada for IWGP title, Nakamura vs. Goto for IC title and notes on biggest event since the Tokyo Dome, plus all G-1 main events". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/102-japan/43407-new-japan-dominion-live-coverage-from-osaka-jo-hall-styles-vs-okada-for-iwgp-title-nakamura-vs-goto-for-ic-title-and-notes-on-biggest-event-since-the-tokyo-dome. Retrieved July 5, 2015.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Meltzer, Dave (August 15, 2015). "NJPW G1 Climax 8-16 live results: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/102-japan/44092-njpw-g1-climax-8-16-live-results-hiroshi-tanahashi-vs-shinsuke-nakamura. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  14. Meltzer, Dave (January 3, 2016). "Wrestle Kingdom 10 live results: Kazuchika Okada vs Hiroshi Tanahashi". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.f4wonline.com/japan/wrestle-kingdom-10-live-results-kazuchika-okada-vs-hiroshi-tanahashi-204791. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  15. "Destruction in Tokyo" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/match/detail_result.php?e=1196. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  16. "EVOLVE Wrestling News". evolvewrestling.com. http://www.evolvewrestling.com/news/28.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-04.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 "Bobby Fish profile". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/bios/b/bobby-fish/.
  18. https://www.facebook.com/hrwstl/posts/866084220109386
  19. "HRW Tag Team Championship history". http://www.cagematch.net/?id=5&nr=2500.
  20. "NECW Heavyweight Championship << Titles Database << CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". cagematch.net. Philip Kreikenbohm. http://www.cagematch.net/?id=5&nr=371. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  21. "PWU Tag Team Championship << Titles Database << CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". cagematch.net. Philip Kreikenbohm. http://www.cagematch.net/?id=5&nr=421. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  22. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2016". The Internet Wrestling Database. http://www.profightdb.com/pwi-500/2016.html. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  23. Carapola, Stuart (March 2, 2013). "Complete ROH 11th Anniversary Show iPPV coverage: two title changes hands, SCUM doubles in size, and a ton of great wrestling as ROH presents their best overall event in years". Pro Wrestling Insider. http://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=75799&p=3. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  24. Meltzer, Dave (May 17, 2014). "ROH/New Japan Pro Wrestling live coverage & results: AJ Styles, Okada, Elgin, Liger, more". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/118-daily-updates/37051-rohnew-japan-live-coverage-5-17-new-york. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  25. Meltzer, Dave (May 8, 2016). "ROH Global Wars 2016 live results: Jay Lethal vs. Colt Cabana; loads of NJPW stars". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.f4wonline.com/ring-honor/roh-global-wars-2016-live-results-jay-lethal-vs-colt-cabana-loads-njpw-stars-212441. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  26. "ROH World Television #1 Contenders Championship tournament results". http://www.cagematch.net/?id=26&nr=3446.
  27. Namako, Jason (November 23, 2014). "Spoilers: 11/22 ROH TV Tapings in Baltimore (Tag Wars)". Wrestleview. http://www.wrestleview.com/roh-indy-wrestling-news/51798-spoilers-11-22-roh-tv-tapings-in-baltimore-tag-wars. Retrieved November 24, 2014.

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