Taro Nohashi
Taro Nohashi
Birth name Taro Nohashi (野橋 太郎, Nohashi Taro)
Born August 10 1982 (1982-08-10) (age 36)
Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Arakencito
Koichiro Arai
Shinjitsu Nohashi
Taro Nohashi
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Trained By Ultimo Dragon
Jorge "Skayde" Rivera
Debut May 11, 2002


Taro Nohashi (野橋 太郎, Nohashi Taro)[1] is a Japanese professional wrestler. He currently wrestles in Michinoku Pro Wrestling.

Professional wrestling careerEdit

Nohashi, the smallest Último Dragón Gym trainee ever, made his pro wrestling debut in Toryumon Mexico in 2002 under the name of Koichiro Arai, Kenichiro Arai's (kayfabe) little brother. Koichiro teamed with Kenichiro and later with Chuichiro, the third brother, and wrestled in Toryumon Mexico and Toryumon X until 2004, when he changed his name to Shinjitsu Nohashi, the mini version of Jinsei Shinzaki.

After closing Toryumon X, Nohashi and his class were moved to Michinoku Pro Wrestling, where he formed a tag team with Shinzaki. On February 13, 2010 he turned heel and adopted his real name, Taro Nohashi, joining Fujita Hayato and his Kowloon stable.

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
  • As Taro Nohashi
  • Ittokan Attack[2] (Box shot)
  • Ittokan Headbutt[2] (Diving headbutt)
  • Sakauchi[1] (Crucifix driver)
  • As Shinjitsu Nohashi
  • Diving headbutt preceded by a prayer[3] - adopted from Jinsei Shinzaki
  • Nenbutsu Powerbomb[4] Sitout powerbomb preceded by a prayer) - adopted from Jinsei Shinzaki
  • Gokuraku-Gatame[1] (Straight jacket camel clutch) - adopted from Jinsei Shinzaki
  • Sakauchi[1] (Crucifix driver)
  • Shinjitsuichiro[1] (Modified reverse rolling prawn hold)
  • As Koichiro Arai/Arakencito
  • Signature moves
  • 450º splash[6] - 2009; parodied from Rasse
  • Cartwheel evasion
  • Flying forearm smash
  • Hurricanrana to an oncoming opponent followed by gamengiri
  • Jumping enzuigiri followed by a release belly to back suplex
  • No-handed springboard plancha
  • Running one-handed snapmare followed by triple jump missile dropkick to the opponent's face[1]
  • Springboard headbutt
  • Springboard moonsault
  • Straight jacket double knee backbreaker[1]
  • Throat thrust

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
  • PWI ranked him #326 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2006

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