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Takao Yoshida

Takao Yoshida better known by his ring name TAKA Michinoku is a Japanese professional wrestler[4] and former mixed martial artist. Michinoku is known in North America for his work for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) where he had the first ever WWF Light Heavyweight Championship reign recognized by the North American promotion. Michinoku is the founder and former promoter of Kaientai Dojo, where he also wrestled until 2019. In 2019, Michinoku started another promotion, Just Tap Out. Michinoku currently appears for New Japan Pro-Wrestling as a freelancer, where he is a member of Suzuki-gun.

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Oct 26, 1973 In Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series WWE Raw 1993-01-11
Latest Project:
Movie NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2019 - Night 1 2019-05-03
Known For
Poster of NJPW 45th Anniversary Show
Poster of ECW on TNN
Poster of WWE SmackDown
Poster of ECW Hardcore TV
Movie NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2019 - Night 1 Taka Michinoku 2019-05-03
Movie Ring of Honor & New Japan Pro-Wrestling Present: G1 Supercard Taka Michinoku 2019-04-06
Movie NJPW New Year Dash 2018 TAKA Michinoku 2018-01-05
Movie NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2018 - Night 1 Taka Michinoku 2018-05-03
Movie NJPW G1 Climax 28: Day 1 TAKA Michinoku 2018-07-14
Movie NJPW G1 Climax 28: Day 3 TAKA Michinoku 2018-07-16
Movie NJPW 45th Anniversary Show TAKA Michinoku 2017-03-06
Movie NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2017 TAKA Michinoku 2017-05-03
Movie NJPW King of Pro Wrestling 2017 2017-10-09
Movie The Great Sasuke TAKA Michinoku 2016-03-05
Series New Japan Pro Wrestling TAKA Michinoku 2015-01-16
Movie NJPW G1 Climax 24 - Day 12 Himself 2014-08-10
Movie NJPW G1 Climax 24 - Day 6 Taka Michinoku 2014-07-31
Movie NJPW Destruction in Kobe 2014 Himself 2014-09-21
Movie NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 8 Taka Michinoku 2014-01-04
Movie NJPW Road To Tokyo Dome - Day 6 Unknown 2014-12-20
Movie WWE: Attitude Era: Vol. 2 Taka Michinoku 2014-11-03
Movie NJPW World Tag League 2014 - Day 11 Himself 2014-12-07
Movie NJPW Power Struggle 2014 Himself 2014-11-08
Movie WWE: The Best Of In Your House Taka Michinoku 2013-05-27
Movie ECW - Unreleased Vol. 2 Taka Michinoku 2013-07-30
Movie NJPW King of Pro-Wrestling 2013 2013-10-14
Movie NJPW Destruction 2013 2013-09-30
Movie NJPW Dominion 6.16 Taka Michinoku 2012-06-16
Movie NJPW & AJPW 40th Anniversary: We Are Pro-Wrestling Love TAKA Michinoku 2012-07-01
Movie AJPW Realize TAKA Michinoku 2005-02-16
Movie HUSTLE-3 TAKA Michinoku 2004-05-08
Movie AJPW Road To Re-BirthxRe-Verse 2003 - Day 11: 31st Anniversary TAKA Michinoku 2003-10-26
Series WWE SmackDown Taka Michinoku 1999-04-27
Movie ECW CyberSlam 1999 TAKA Michinoku 1999-04-02
Movie ECW Hardcore Heaven 1999 TAKA Michinoku 1999-05-16
Series ECW on TNN 1999-08-27
Movie WWE Over the Edge: In Your House Taka Michinoku 1998-05-31
Movie WWE No Way Out of Texas: In Your House TAKA Michinoku 1998-02-15
Movie WWE WrestleMania XIV TAKA Michinoku 1998-03-29
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1998 TAKA Michinoku 1998-06-28
Movie Battlarts Battle Fiction TAKA Michinoku 1998-11-23
Movie WWE Judgment Day: In Your House Taka Michinoku 1998-10-18
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1998 TAKA Michinoku 1998-08-30
Movie ECW Barely Legal 1997 Taka Michinoku 1997-04-13
Movie WWE In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede Taka Michinoku 1997-07-06
Movie WWE D-Generation X: In Your House Taka Michinoku 1997-12-07
Movie Michinoku Pro 4th Anniversary TAKA Michinoku 1997-10-10
Movie Michinoku Pro 3rd Anniversary: These Days TAKA Michinoku 1996-10-10
Movie NJPW Super J-Cup 1994 TAKA Michinoku 1994-04-16
Series WWE Raw Taka Michinoku 1993-01-11
Series ECW Hardcore TV 1993-04-06