Ren Narita

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Ren Narita
Birth nameRen Narita
Born (1997-11-29) November 29, 1997 (age 21)
Aomori, Japan[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Ren Narita[2]
Billed height182 cm (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Billed weight83 kg (183 lb)[2]
Billed fromAomori, Japan
Trained byNew Japan Pro-Wrestling[1]
DebutJuly 4, 2017[2]

Ren Narita (成田 蓮 Narita Ren, born November 29, 1997[3]) is a Japanese professional wrestler currently signed to New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW).

Early life[edit]

Narita has played several sports before becoming a wrestler, including baseball and kendo.[3][1]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

New Japan Pro Wrestling (2017–present)[edit]

Narita was trained under New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW)'s "young lion" system. Narita made his professional wrestling debut for NJPW's developmental territory Lion's Gate Project, where he wrestled Shota Umino to a ten minute time limit draw at the Lion's Gate Project 7 event on July 4, 2017.[4][5][6] Later that month Narita had his second match, teaming with Umino where they lost to El Desperado and Zack Sabre Jr. of Suzuki-gun on day eight of the 2017 G1 Climax tournament.[7]

Narita competed in the 11th Young Lion Cup, gaining 1 point after a time limit draw against Tetsuhiro Yagi.[8][9][10][11][12][13][14] During the following year, Narita wrestled several tag team matches with NJPW veterans.[15][16][17][18][19] In May 2019, after Flip Gordon pulled out of the Best of the Super Juniors 26 tournament, Narita was announced as a last minute replacement.[20] He ended the tournament with a final standing of 0 points. Throughout the Destruction tour in September, Narita took part in the Young Lion Cup He finished with a record of 5-2. Afterwards it was announced that he was heading to America for his excursion and joining The LA Dojo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ren Narita". Cagematch. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Ren Narita". New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "成田 蓮 Ren Narita". NJPW.co.jp (in Japanese). New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  4. ^ "NJPW Lion's Gate Project7". Cagematch. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "LION'S GATE PROJECT7" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  6. ^ Rose, Byran (July 4, 2017). "NJPW LION'S GATE PROJECT RESULTS: THE SEVENTH INSTALLMENT". f4wonline. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  7. ^ "NJPW G1 Climax 2017 - Tag 8". Cagematc. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  8. ^ "Kotetsu Yamamoto Memorial 11th Young Lion Cup". Cagematch. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  9. ^ "JRA presents Road to TOKYO DOME". NJPW.co.jp (in Japanese). New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  10. ^ http://www.njpw.co.jp/tornament/114012?showResult=1
  11. ^ http://www.njpw.co.jp/tornament/116496?showResult=1
  12. ^ "NJPW Lion's Gate Project10". Cagematch. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  13. ^ http://www.njpw.co.jp/tornament/111300?showResult=1
  14. ^ http://www.njpw.co.jp/tornament/116499?showResult=1
  15. ^ "NJPW World Tag League 2017 - Tag 18". Cagematch. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  16. ^ "NJPW Big Pro-Wrestling Festival 2018". Cagematch. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  17. ^ "NJPW New Year Dash !! 2018". Cagematch. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  18. ^ "NJPW Road To The New Beginning 2018 - Tag 2". Cagematch. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  19. ^ "NJPW Lion's Gate Project13". Cagematch. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  20. ^ "Replacements named for El Desperado and Flip Gordon in BOSJ 26". New Japan Pro-Wrestling. May 10, 2019. Retrieved July 30, 2019.

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