Yohei Fujita (藤田 洋平 Fujita Yohei?), better known by his ring name YO-HEY is a Japanese wrestler, currently working for Pro Wrestling NOAH (NOAH), where he is currently in his first reign as one half of the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions and also won the 2017 Global Junior Heavyweight Tag League.
Fujita started his career in Dragon Gate under the ring name RYOMA in tribute to former Japanese movement lider Ryoma Sakamoto. In 2009, Fujita left Dragon Gate due to animal abuse scandal and after that he was on hiatus until he returned to wrestle in 2011 in SMASH and would later move to Wrestling New Classic until 2013 when he left to become a freelancer.
Yohei’s as a backgrounded in Kung Fu, baseball, soccer, and Judo back in his school days. After graduating from the Human Academy Sports College. He began tranning in the Dragon Gate Dojo.
Professional wrestling careerEdit
Dragon Gate (2008-2009)Edit
Fujita made his debut in Dragon Gate on December 22, 2008 against Kenshin Chikano where he wrestled under his real name. On March 20, 2009 During NEX show he joined WARRIORS-5 he renamed his ring name to RYOMA in honor to Japanese historic legend Ryoma Sakamoto. In mid 2009, an animal abuse scandal was causing an uproar in Dragon Gate. Fujita was the one of the accused and was put on an indefinite disciplinary measure and then Fujita announced his retirement from pro-wrestling due to the issues that were surrounding the whole situation.
SMASH and Wrestling New Classic (2011-2013)Edit
In 2011 Fujita would move to the USA for a short stay in the Funaki Dojo which is run by Sho Funaki and he tried to enter in WWE but he was unsuccessful at that time. He would then return to Japan under the ring name of YO-HEY and received a tryout match in SMASH which he successfully passed. He would later make his re-debut losing to AKIRA and would later left SMASH due to a disagreement between Tajiri and financial backer (Quantum Jump Japan CEO) Masakazu Sakai. After that he would later make his debut in Wrestling New Classic with Yusuke Kodama losing to Mikey Whipwreck and TAJIRI on May 26, 2012 and would later left to become a freelancer in 2013.
All Japan Pro Wrestling (2012, 2014-2016)Edit
He would later make his debut in AJPW under the ring name Gillette participating the 2012 AJPW Junior Tag League with KAI finishing with 4 points failed to make into the finals. He would return participating in the 2012 AJPW Junior Hyper League finishing his block with 2 points failed to made into the semifinals. After that, he would make sporadic appearances under his other ring name until 2016 when he made his last appearance teaming with SUSHI losing to Billyken Kid and TORU.
After he left Wrestling New Classic he would later became making appearances in Doutonbori Pro Wrestling and he would later participating in the Dotonbori Tag King Decision League with Hayata where the finished with 8 points failing to make in to the finals and he would later making aperances in Dove Pro Wrestling where he participed in the tournament to crown a 1 contender to the Dove Pro Tag Team Championship where he and Ippei made in to the finals but they lost to Billyken Kid and Rey Paloma. In 2014 he participed in the Dotonbori Saikyou Otoko Tournament losing to Shiochi Uchida in the 2nd round. In July 2015 he recived another tryout for WWE but he was unsuccessful again. On April 2, 2016 he won his first chammpionship with Kenshin Chikano known as the Gingin BOYS defeating Buffalo and Tsubasa and GUNSO and Hayata for Dove Pro Tag Team Championship in TLC match.
Pro Wrestling Noah (2016-Present)Edit
In December 2016 after the Suzuki-gun storyline with Pro Wrestling Noah the president of NOAH Masayuki Uchida announced that he would let freelancers to wrestle in NOAH. On January 14, 2017 he would made his debut in NOAH defeating Rionne Fujiwara. Later in January 2017 YO-HEY and HAYATA defeated Hi69 and Taiji Ishimori. After the match YO-HEY and HAYATA stated that they wanted a match for the vacant GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions. This led into a feud for the vacant GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions. On February 18 he and HAYATA would failed to capture the vacant GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions losing to Hi69 and Taiji Ishimori. Three days later, YO-HEY and HAYATA came together with Daisuke Harada and Tadasuke to form a new stable named RATEL'S.
In July YO-HEY and HAYATA would take part of the Global Junior Heavyweight Tag League. The two would finish the tournament with five wins and two losses, advancing to the finals. At the finals YO-HEY and HAYATA defeated Ishimori and Hi69 to win the tournament. On August 6 YO-HEY unssucessfully challenged Ishimori for the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship. On August 26 YO-HEY and HAYATA defeated Ishimori and Hi69 to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. On September 3, Noah announced that YO-HEY had signed an exclusive contract with the promotion, ending his days as a freelancer.
- Finishing moves
- Bamboo Dragonfly (Corkscrew Press)
- Sasuke Special I (Cartwheel over the top rope suicide moonsault)
- Ganmen G (Air Scissors Drop or Headscissors takedown)
- Signature moves
- Multiple Dropkick variations
- Double Legg
- One Leg
- Low back kick to the chest
- Jumping leg lariat
- With HAYATA
- Double superckick into a seated opponent
- Wheelbarrow facebuster/ cutter combination