Hyou Watanabe
Hyou Watanabe2
Hyou in November 2017
Birth name Hyou Watanabe (渡邉 彪, Watanabe Hyō)
Born January 4 1997 (1997-01-04) (age 21)
Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Hyou Watanabe
HYosuke♥Santa Maria
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Billed from Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan
Trained By Dragon Gate Dojo
Debut August 14, 2016


Hyou Watanabe (渡邉 彪, Watanabe Hyō, ring name: ワタナベヒョウ) (born January 4, 1997 in Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan) is a Japanese professional wrestler, currently working for the Japanese wrestling promotion Dragon Gate where he was trained by the Dragon Gate Dojo.

Professional Wrestling CarrerEdit

Dragon GateEdit

Debut (2015-2016)Edit

Watanabe trained for his professional wrestling career in the Japanese promotion Dragon Gate's wrestling school called "Dragon Gate Nex" and made his debut on July 27, 2016 at Dragon Gate Nex's Sanctuary.144 show in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, where he was defeated by Kzy. Before his official debut through the start of 2016 Watanabe wrestled some Dark Matches trials. On August 14 after Watanabe made some Dark Matches in the main roster we would wrestled his first televised during the Summer Adventure Tag League tournament when he teamed with MONSTER EXPRESS (Masato Yoshino and T-Hawk) and they lost to Over Generation (CIMA, Kaito Ishida and Takehiro Yamamura).[1] He would then loose some matches and debuted as a rookie wrestler who work mostly on the midcard, wearing all black gear and with no particular ring character, all part of the structured learning process in Dragon Gate.[2] He would then have a alliance with the two rookies of his class Shun Watanabe and Futa Nakamura where they would wrestled some matches together. On September 22 Watanabe debut in is first PPV in Dragon Gate the Dangerous Gate where he teamed with Over Generation (Gamma, Kaito Ishida and Takehiro Yamamura) and they lost to Don Fujii, El Lindaman, Shun Watanabe and Futa Nakamura. On November 3, 2016 at the Gate of Destiny PPV, Watanabe had a big win when he and fellow rookies of his class Shun Watanabe and Futa Nakamura defeated Over Generation (Kaito Ishida, Punch Tominaga and Takehiro Yamamura)[3]

Unfiliated (2016-present)Edit

On November 11 Shun Watanabe and Futa Nakamura renamed themself to Shun Skywalker and Ben-K and Hyou decided to keep with his name. Hyou also means leopard in Japanese, so he adopted leopard print ring gear. Hyou promised that in the future he would become Open The Brave Gate Champion. After that the General Manager Takayuki Yagi gave Hyou an oppurtunity to face the Open The Brave Gate Champion Eita which Hyou lost the match. Later that night CIMA advidsed Hyou, Shun Skywalker, Ben-K and the rookies Yuki Yoshioka and Katsumi Takashima and welcome them to Dragon Gate then he challenged them to a 10-Man Tag Team Match where his partners would be the veterans Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, Gamma and Dragon Kid and the match was later officialized by Dragon Gate at December 1 at the Korakuen Hall.[4] On December 1 Watanabe, Skywalker, Ben-K and the rookies Yuki Yoshioka and Katsumi Takashima ended up losing to the veterans CIMA, Mochizuki, Kid, Fujii and Gamma.

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
    • Dropkick
  • Entrance themes
    • "Dragon Storm 2007 (Insturumental Version)" by Dragon Gate

See alsoEdit


  1. "Cagematch" (in English). Cagematch. Cagematch. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  2. "Iheartdg-2" (in English). Iheartdg. Iheartdg. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  3. "cagematch Gate of Destiny" (in English). Cagematch. Cagematch. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  4. "Hyou Watanbe" (in English). Iheartdg. Iheartdg. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
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