Katsumi Takashima (高嶋喝己 Takashima Katsumi, born October 5, 1994 in Takamatsu City, Kagawa, Japan) is a Japanese professional wrestler currently known by the ring name Takao Takashima (高嶋高男 Takashima Takao) working for Dragon Gate where he was trained by their Dojo.
Professional Wrestling CareerEdit
Takashima trained for his professional wrestling career in the Japanese promotion Dragon Gate's wrestling school called "Dragon Gate Nex". Takashima made his debut at Dragon Gate when he and his fellow classmate Yuki Yoshioka where attacked by Mondai Ryu and they would be saved by the veteran CIMA. Then CIMA advidsed Takashima, Yoshioka, Ben-K, Shun Skywalker and Hyou Watanabe 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. On December 1 Yoshioka, Katsumi Takashima, Ben-K, Shun Skywalker and Hyou Watanabe ended up losing to the veterans CIMA, Mochizuki, Kid, Fujii and Gamma, this would be Takashima's official debut. Takashima's would then be send back to the Dragon Gate Nex to finish his trial matches. Takashima would then return to the Dragon Gate main roster on April 7 teaming with Yuki Yoshioka and Kzy losing to Jimmyz (Jimmy K-ness J.K.S., Jimmy Kanda and Jimmy Kagetora).
On September 5 Takashima renamed himself to Takao Takashima. Afterwards he announced that he would be out with an injury for six months.
- Finishing moves
- Entrance themes
- "Dragon Storm 2007 (Insturumental Version)" by JAM Project