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Onryo
Onryo
Birth name Ryo Matsuri (祭遼 Matsuri Ryō?)
Born May 27
Ota, Gunma, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Calgary Wolf
Onryo
Wolf Ozawa
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Trained By Wrestle Dream Factory
Debut March 31, 1995

  Ryo Matsuri (祭遼 Matsuri Ryō?)[1][2] is a Japanese professional wrestler, better known for his ring name Onryo (怨霊 Onryō?). He is mostly known for his work in Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling and Big Japan Pro Wrestling. He is the founder of 666 promotion.

Pro wrestling careerEdit

Matsuri started his career as Wolf Ozawa in the Tokai University backyard wrestling promotion, where he was contacted by Mens Teioh to train in Wrestle Dream Factory. He adopted the gimmick of Onryo (怨霊 Onryō?), based in the Japanese folklore ghosts of the same name, and started to use pale facepaint and shabby clothes which released ashes with each movement. He was in-storyline a dead wrestler who had returned for vengeance, and elements of his gimmick included the ability to turn invisible to his opponents and disappear at will. Onryo gained popularity and appeared in promotions like Pro Wrestling Fujiwara Gumi and Wrestle Association R before signing with Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling. He participated in the Super J-Cup 2000, eliminating Curry Man before being eliminated himself by CIMA.

In 2003, Onryo founded 666 along with The Crazy SKB. Along with his participations in 666, he found his niche in Big Japan Pro Wrestling teaming with (and occasionally facing) MEN's Teioh in junior heavyweight matches.

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
    • 450º splash[3]
    • 66 Lock (Scissored armbar)[2]
    • Onryo Clutch (Grounded crucifix pin)[1][2]
    • Onryo Driver (Sitout scoop slam piledriver)[1][2]
  • Signature moves
    • Asian mist
    • High knee[1]
    • Jumping corkscrew elbow smash[1][2]
    • Kanashibari Sleeper Hold (Rear naked choke)[4]
    • Missile dropkick
    • Sitout double underhook powerbomb[1]
    • Springboard somersault senton onto a standing opponent outside of the ring[1]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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