Yuya Uemura

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Yuya Uemura
Birth nameYuya Uemura
Born (1994-11-18) November 18, 1994 (age 24)[1][2]
Imabari, Ehime, Shikoku, Japan[2][1]
Alma materFukuoka University[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Yuya Uemura
Billed height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)[2][1]
Billed weight180 lb (82 kg)[2][1]
DebutApril 10, 2018[2][1]

Yuya Uemura (上村優也Uemura Yūya born November 18, 1994) is a Japanese professional wrestler currently signed to New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW).

Early life[edit]

In March 2013, Uemura graduated from Imabari Technical High-school.[1] He wrestled collegiately before he started his professional wrestling career.[2][1] In October 2016, he won the 71 kg Greco-Roman championship of West Japan Collegiate Wrestling League.[1] In March 2017, Uemura graduated from Fukuoka University.[1]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

In April 2017, after graduating from Fukuoka University, Uemura was signed to New Japan Pro-Wrestling under New Japan's "young lion" system.[1] A year later, in April 2018, Uemura as well as fellow young lion, Yota Tsuji, made their pro-wrestling debuts at Lion's Gate Project 11 where Uemura was defeated by Ren Narita.[3][4][5] On day one of Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2018, Uemura was defeated by Tetsuhiro Yagi.[6][7] On day six, he was defeated by Tomoyuki Oka.[8] On day eight, Uemura was defeated by Rocky Romero.[9] On day 14, Uemura and Yuji Nagata were defeated by Oka and Shota Umino.[10] On night two of Wrestling Dontaku 2018, Uemura teamed with Narita and Umino to be defeated by the team of veterans, Tiger Mask, Jushin Thunder Liger and Ryusuke Taguchi.[11][12] At New Japan Road 2018, Uemura and Yota Tsuji wrestled to a time-limit draw.[13] At Lion's Gate Project 12, Uemura and Tsuji once again wrestled to a time-limit draw.[14] On day 6 of Best of the Super Juniors XXV, Uemura, Tsuji and Flip Gordon were defeated by Umino, Tiger Mask and Oka.[15] On day 11, Uemura and Dragon Lee were defeated by Umino and Kushida.[16] On day 12, Uemura, ACH and Tsuji were defeated by Umino, Oka and Tiger Mask.[17] Throughout Kizuna Road 2018, Tsuji and Uemura wrestled to time-limit draws.[18][19][20][21][22][23] On September 8, Uemura teamed with Shota defeat Tsuji and Ren Narita to win his first match

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Collegiate wrestling[edit]

  • West Japan Collegiate Wrestling League
    • 71 kg Greco-Roman championship (2016)[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Yuya Uemura". New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Yuya Uemura". Cagematch. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  3. ^ "NJPW Lion's Gate Project11". Cagematch. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Lion's Gate Project11". New Japan Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  5. ^ Tees, David (April 10, 2018). "NJPW Lions Gate Project 11 Results: Yuji Nagata, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Hiro Saito, Gedo, Tiger Mask IV, Manabu Nakanishi & More In Action!". FIGHTFUL. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  6. ^ "NJPW Road To Wrestling Dontaku 2018 - Tag 1". Cagematch. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  7. ^ Davies, Don. "Road to Dontaku: Day One Update". CANOE-SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  8. ^ "NJPW Road To Wrestling Dontaku 2018 - Tag 6". Cagematch. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  9. ^ "NJPW Road To Wrestling Dontaku 2018 - Tag 8". Cagematch. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  10. ^ "NJPW Road To Wrestling Dontaku 2018 - Tag 14". Cagematch. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  11. ^ "NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2018 - Tag 2". Cagematch. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  12. ^ Joyce, Brian (May 5, 2018). "NJPW Wrestling Dontaku – Night Two – REVIEW". WrestleTalk. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  13. ^ "NJPW New Japan Road 2018". Cagematch. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  14. ^ "NJPW Lion's Gate Project12". Cagematch. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  15. ^ "NJPW Best Of The Super Junior XXV - Tag 6". Cagematch. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  16. ^ "NJPW Best Of The Super Junior XXV - Tag 11". Cagematch. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  17. ^ "NJPW Best Of The Super Junior XXV - Tag 12". Cagematch. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  18. ^ "NJPW Kizuna Road 2018 - Tag 5". Cagematch. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  19. ^ "NJPW Kizuna Road 2018 - Tag 3". Cagematch. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  20. ^ "NJPW Kizuna Road 2018 - Tag 8". Cagematch. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  21. ^ "NJPW Kizuna Road 2018 - Tag 1". Cagematch. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  22. ^ Tees, David (June 17, 2018). "NJPW Kizuna Road 2018 Day 2 Results: The NEVER Openweight Title Is Defended, Plus Chaos Competes In Tag Team Action". FIGHTFUL. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  23. ^ "NJPW Kizuna Road 2018 - Tag 6". Cagematch. Retrieved 19 July 2018.

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