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Template:Nihongo is a Japanese professional wrestler trained by and signed to Big Japan Pro Wrestling (BJW). Kamitani is a former one time BJW World Strong Heavyweight Champion and a one time BJW World Tag Team Champion with Ryota Hama as "Hamikami".

Early life[edit]

Kamitani was born on January 28, 1992 in Matsusaka, Mie, Japan. He first discovered professional wrestling, specifically All Japan Pro-Wrestling (AJPW) while in elementary school and developed a desire to become a professional wrestler soon after. While he was in high school, Kamitani's mother passed away and soon after his father fell ill, too, which forced Kamitani to work and provide for his family whilst simultaneously attending school. After graduating from high school, Kamitani attempted to join the Big Japan Pro Wrestling (BJW) dojo in early 2011, but failed the introductory exam and was not allowed to join. Kamitani took the exam once again later in the year and passed, allowing him entry to the dojo, however, a broken leg pushed his debut back until the following year. Kamitani eventually made his debut in 2012.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

After recovering from a broken leg, Kamitani eventually made his professional debut in April 2012, losing to Masashi Otani.[1] Kamitani lost almost every single match he competed in in 2012 and 2013, which is common for young wrestlers in Japan as a way of gaining experience and earning your place. Kamitani suffered multiple shoulder dislocations throughout 2013, and eventually had to take an extended leave of absence in August to allow the injuries to heal. Kamitani returned to the ring in January 2014 with a slightly changed ring name, now spelling his first name as Template:Nihongo. In his return match, he teamed with his mentor Daisuke Sekimoto to defeat Atsushi Maruyama and Ryuichi Kawakami.[2] During his absence, Kamitani gained a considerable amount of weight, bulking up to 100kg and officially being recognised as a heavyweight by BJW. In November, he teamed with Sekimoto in the 2014 Saikyo Tag League, finishing with 8 points and making it to the semi-final where they were eliminated by Abdullah Kobayashi and Ryuji Ito in a hardcore match.[3]

On April 28, 2015, Kamitani and Sekimoto faced off for Sekimoto's BJW World Strong Heavyweight Championship, with Sekimoto coming out the victor. On May 5, Sekimoto and Kamitani unsuccessfully challenged Kohei Sato and Shuji Ishikawa for the BJW World Tag Team Championship.[4] On December 20, he made his second challenge for the World Strong Heavyweight Championship, this time losing to Yuji Okabayashi.[5] Ten days later in December 30, he teamed with Ryota Hama to win his first championship, defeating Sekimoto and Okabayashi to win the BJW World Tag Team Championship.[6] In early 2016, he reverted back to the original spelling of his name Template:Nihongo, and took part in his first Champion Carnival, but was forced to pull out due to a rib injury. On May 30, Hamakami lost the BJW World Tag Team Titles to Ishikawa and Sato.[7] On June 9, he won the right to challenge Yuji Okabayashi at Ryogokutan by defeating Daichi Hashimoto.[8] On July 24 at Ryogokutan, he defeated Okabayashi to win the World Strong Championship for the first time in his career.[9] He held the title until December, when he lost to Daisuke Sekimoto.[10] On March 12, Kamitani and Hashimoto unsuccessfully challenged Sekimoto and Okabayashi for the World Tag Team Championship.[11]

In wrestling[edit]

  • Finishing Moves
    • High angle backdrop (2012–present)
  • Signature moves
    • Shoulder Tackle (sometimes from the top rope)
    • Scorpion Deathlock
    • Modified elevated Boston Crab
    • Backslide
    • Sleeper Hold
  • Entrance themes
    • "Fast Substance" by Eigenproduktion (2012–present)

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Big Japan Pro Wrestling

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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