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Naruki Doi
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Birth name Naruki Doi (土井 成樹 Doi Naruki?)
Born October 4 1980 (1980-10-04) (age 37)
Ikoma City, Nara, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Second Doi
Naruki Doi
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Trained By Último Dragón
Jorge "Skayde" Rivera
Debut May 13, 2000

 

Naruki Doi (土井 成樹 Doi Naruki?, born October 4, 1980 in Ikoma, Nara, Japan)[1] is a Japanese wrestler for Dragon Gate. He also wrestled for Ring of Honor, where he is a former World Tag Team Champion with Shingo Takagi, as well as Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.

CareerEdit

ToryumonEdit

Doi debuted in Toryumon Japan as part of the T2P. As one of his family members was a player for the Japanese baseball team the Yomiuri Giants, he was given a baseball gimmick and the name of Second Doi.

Doi was originally groomed as the top face for T2P, but injuries forced him to debut in Japan late and his growth was slightly stunted. He joined the Toryumon Japan roster, and Shin M2K as T2P ended its run, later joining Final M2K.

Dragon GateEdit

Doi continued on in Final M2K. At the end of 2004, he abruptly dropped the baseball gimmick and started competing under his real name.

In January 2005, Doi turned heel and joined CIMA's new faction Blood Generation. He gained more rank then and rose to be something of a second-in-command for the stable. He also became the first Open The Brave Gate Champion on March 13, and would hold it until November 13, when he lost it to Dragon Kid.

On April 12, 2006, when Gamma was kicked out of Blood Generation due to constant clashes with CIMA, Doi left with Gamma, along with Masato Yoshino and Naoki Tanizaki. It was unclear whether Doi or Gamma was the leader of the splinter faction. After Doi and Gamma won the rights to the Blood Generation name in a tag match against CIMA and Don Fujii eleven days later, Doi's faction renounced it, renaming themselves the Muscle Outlaw'z. The MO'z ranks would grow when Magnitude Kishiwada joined them after returning from a stint of injury, as well as referee Kinta Tamaoka. The group would lose Tanisaki later that year, but shortly after recruited Genki Horiguchi. MO'z would also host any heel wrestlers visiting Dragon Gate. Doi continued to gain rank in 2007, and formed a regular tag team with Masato Yoshino, known as Speed Muscle, an amalgamation of their respective nicknames "Speed Star" and "Bosou Muscle". Doi and Yoshino declared themselves the first Open The Twin Gate Champions after winning the inaugural Summer Adventure Tag League Tournament in June, and later defeated Taku Iwasa and Keni'chiro Arai for the I-J Heavyweight Tag Team Championship to unify the two belts. In November, Doi and Yoshino added the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship to their collection. Doi and Yoshino would drop the GHC titles to Shingo Takagi and BxB Hulk of New Hazard in January 2008, and then the Open the Twin Gate titles to Iwasa and Arai the month after, and opted to stop teaming with each other. Doi briefly teamed with Genki Horiguchi while Yoshino pursued CIMA and the Open the Dream Gate championship. Yoshino put forward an impressive performance, and despite losing, was congratulated by both CIMA and Doi. Their team reconciled.

Doi and Yoshino's increasing popularity began to cause a split in the Muscle Outlaw'z, as Yoshino began to feud with stablemate Yasushi Kanda. The MO'z eventually split, with the heel faction of Kanda, Horiguchi, Gamma and YAMATO joining up with Shingo Takagi and Cyber Kong to form Real Hazard. Doi and Yoshino formed their own new stable, World-1, that also included BxB Hulk, Naoki Tanizaki, and m.c. KZ.

In August, he and Yoshino won the Summer Adventure Tag League Tournament for the second year in a row, and then a month later, on September 26, they captured the Open the Twin Gate Titles for a second time from Ryo Saito and Susumu Yokosuka. Their second reign was very short, for they lost the titles nine days later to YAMATO and Cyber Kong. However, Doi would go on to become the ace of the promotion by year's end: He won the King of Gate Tournament on December 19, and then nine days later he defeated Shingo Takagi to become the Open the Dream Gate Champion.

On May 5, he made a notable defense of the title against the former sumo champion-turned-wrestler Akebono. Despite the huge size difference, he was able to defeat Akebono and retain the title, after hitting him with five consecutive Bakatare Sliding Kicks. On July 19, he got his biggest victory ever when he defeated Open the Brave Gate Champion CIMA in a Title vs. Title Match, claiming the Brave Gate for a second time and really cementing his status as the unquestioned ace of the promotion. He vacated the Brave Gate immediately afterwards. On August 24, 2010, Doi and Masato Yoshino won their third Summer Adventure Tag League by defeating Genki Horiguchi and Ryo Saito in the finals.[2]

On October 13, 2010, Doi turned on Yoshino and joined the former Deep Drunkers and Takuya Sugawara to form a new heel stable.[3] On November 23, 2010, Doi and Gamma defeated K-ness and Susumu Yokosuka to win the Open the Twin Gate Championship.[4] At the final Dragon Gate show of 2010, Final Gate 2010 on December 26, Doi unsuccessfully challenged his former partner Masato Yoshino for the Open the Dream Gate Championship.[5] On January 10, 2011, Doi and Gamma lost the Open the Twin Gate Championship to Don Fujii and Masaaki Mochizuki. On January 14, 2011, Team Doi aligned themselves with CIMA's WARRIORS stable, who turned heel in the process.[6] On January 18 the new group was named Blood Warriors.[6] On September 2, Doi, Kzy and Naoki Tanizaki defeated Gamma, Masato Yoshino and YAMATO to win the Open The Triangle Gate Championship. They were stripped of the title on January 19, 2012, after Tanizaki was sidelined for six months with a shoulder injury. After being kicked out of Blood Warriors by new leader Akira Tozawa, Doi reunited with Masato Yoshino to form World-1 International. On May 6, Doi, Yoshino and PAC won the Open the Triangle Gate Championship.[7]

On September 12, 2013, Doi again turned on Yoshino and jumped to Mad Blankey, signaling the end of World-1 International.[8] On August 5, 2014, Doi became the provisional Open the Dream Gate Champion, when he defeated BxB Hulk in a four-on-one handicap match.[9] He failed to become the official champion, losing to Hulk in a one-on-one match on August 17. On June 13, Doi and YAMATO would defeat Masato Yoshino and Shachihoko Boy to become Open the Twin Gate champions. On August 16, 2015, Mad Blankey was forced to disband after losing to Jimmyz in a five-on-five elimination tag team match, after being betrayed by K-ness.[10] On September 23, Doi formed a new stable named VerserK with Cyber Kong, Kotoka, Mondai Ryu, Shingo Takagi and YAMATO.[11] Doi and YAMATO would hold the Open the Twin Gate championships until losing the titles to T-Hawk and Big R Shimizu on March 6, 2016. They would break Masaaki Mochizuki and Don Fujii's most defenses record with 9 defenses before losing the belts.

On October 12, VeserK was able to defeat Monster Express in a 5 vs 4 Loser Revival Captains Fall match, forcing Monster Express to disbands. After the match, T-Hawk would attack Doi, kicking him out of the group. Doi subsequently became a tweener, and once again began teaming with longtime partner Masato Yoshino. Doi unsuccessfully challenged YAMATO for the Open the Dream Gate Championship at Final Gate on December 25. On January 18, 2017 Doi, Masaaki Mochizuki and Big R Shimizu participated at the New Years Unit War 6 Man Tag Team Tournament but they were eliminated in the first round by VerserK (T-Hawk, Shingo Takagi and El Lindaman). Later that night Doi dressed as Dr. Muscle saved his longtime partner, Masato Yoshino, Kotoka and Ben-K from an attack from VerserK and the four made an alliance. After this Doi finally completed his face turn. On March 4 Doi, Ben-K and Big R Shimizu challenged VerserK (Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk and Cyber Kong) for the Open The Triangle Gate Championship. However, Kong was injured and he was replaced by "brother" YASSHI and the match would be for the vacant titles. On March 20. 2017 Doi, Ben-K and Big R Shimizu defeated VerserK to win the Open The Triangle Gate Champions. On April 7 Doi, Ben-K and Shimizu successfully defended the Open The Triangle Gate Champions against Jimmyz (Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Susumu and Ryo "Jimmy" Saito). After the match, Doi, Ben-K, Shimizu and Masato Yoshino formed a new unit. Later Kotoka would join them naming the unit MaxiMuM.

On May 5, Doi failed to capture the Open The Dream Gate Championship from YAMATO at the Dead or Alive Steel Cage match, being the third man to be eliminated. In May to the beginning of June Doi participated in the King of Gate at block C with 7 points (3 victories, 1 loss and 1 draw) advancing to the semifinals. Doi would then defeat Shingo Takagi to get into the finals. The following day Doi failed to beat T-Hawk in the finals of the King of Gate. On July 1 Doi, Ben-K and Shimizu lost the Open The Triangle Gate Championship to Takashi Yoshida, El Lindaman and Shingo Takagi.

Foreign excursionEdit

Doi became one half of the ROH World Tag Team Champions on March 3, 2007, with SHINGO, beating The Briscoe Brothers in Liverpool, England.[12] The two would lose the title back to the Briscoes at All Star Extravaganza III on March 30.[12] In June 2008, he and Masato Yoshino joined Milano Collection AT and Puma to form Team Japan in that year's TNA World X Cup Tournament and together they had matches against members of the other teams, losing each match. At Victory Road, Doi competed in the Ultimate X match but came up short.

Doi has also appeared for the Hawaii-based Action Zone Wrestling, debuting with tag team partner Masato Yoshino on January 7, 2008 in a four-way tag team match. He later returned for singles action at AZW's third year anniversary show Anniversary Annihilation on June 2, 2008 in a triple threat match against Akua and Sabaki.

FactionsEdit

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
    • Bakatare Sliding Kick (Running single leg dropkick to the face of a kneeling opponent)[1]
    • Golden Glove (Reverse rocking horse)[14] – 2000–2004
    • Muscular Bomb (Half nelson lifted and dropped into a wheelbarrow driver)[1] – 2007–present
  • Signature moves
    • Bosou Elbow (Diving elbow drop)[15]
    • Dai Bosou! (Cannonball)[1]
    • Doi 555 (Sitout fireman's carry facebuster, sometimes from the second rope)[1]
    • Flapjack dropped into a hangman[16]
    • Inverted DDT[16]
    • Multiple slaps[17]
    • Multiple suplex variations
      • Belly-to-back,[16] sometimes from the top rope[18]
      • German, from the top rope[19]
      • Tiger[18]
  • Rope hung dropkick[16]
  • Rope hung senton bomb[20]
  • Running crossbody to the back of an opponent draped over the second rope[20]
  • Sitout spinebuster[16]
  • Spin-out powerbomb[20]
  • Suicide dive[21]
  • Turnbuckle powerbomb[22]
  • V9 Clutch (Reverse arm trap somersault cradle)[1]
  • With Masato Yoshino
    • Double team signature moves
      • Assisted double foot stomp to the opponent's arm (Yoshino)
      • Assisted missile dropkick into a senton to another opponent (Yoshino)
      • Assisted rope hung senton bomb (Doi)
      • Drop toe hold (Doi) / Sliding kick (Yoshino) combination
      • Flapjack (Doi) / One-handed bulldog (Yoshino) combination
      • Front missile dropkick (Yoshino) / Doi 555 (Doi) combination
      • Poetry in Motion corner elbow (Yoshino)
      • Powerbomb (Doi) / Sling Blade (Yoshino) combination[15]
  • With Genki Horiguchi
    • 'Double team finishing moves
      • Backslide From Bakatare (Backslide From Heaven (Horiguchi) / Bakatare Sliding Kick (Doi) combination)
  • With YAMATO
    • Double team finishing moves
      • Bakatare Sliding Kick (Doi) followed by a Gallaria (YAMATO) combination
  • Nicknames
    • "Bosou Muscle" (Japanese for "Rampaging Muscle")[1]
  • Entrance themes
    • "Hit and Run" by Hikaru Ishida
    • "Blood #5" by ACMA
    • "Muscular Countdown -do what you want-" by ACMA
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Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Wager Winner(s) Loser(s) Location Date Notes
Hair BxB Hulk (Cyber Kong) Naruki Doi (Kzy) Aichi, Japan May 5, 2014 This was a six-way steel cage match, also involving CIMA (Dragon Kid), Jimmy Kanda (Jimmy Susumu), Masato Yoshino (Shachihoko Boy) and Mr. Kyu Kyu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin (Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!).
Hair YAMATO (hair) Kotoka (hair) Aichi, Japan May 5, 2016 This was a Hair Vs. Mask Steel Cage Survival Double Risk Six Way Match also incluing all the members of VerserK (Cyber Kong, Naoki Tanizaki, Naruki Doi, Shingo Takagi) and Kotoka couldn't get a flag as a result his hair was shaved.

ReferencesEdit

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