Hirooki Goto 2016

Hirooki Goto (後藤洋央紀 Gotō Hirooki?, born June 25, 1979 in Kuwana, Mie)[1][2] is a Japanese professional wrestler. Since his debut, he has wrestled primarily for New Japan Pro-Wrestling, where he is currently in his first reign as the NEVER Openweight Champion, while also being a former two-time IWGP Intercontinental Champion, one-time IWGP Tag Team Champion, one-timeIWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion, one-time winner of the G1 Climax (2008), two-time winner of the World Tag League (2012 and 2014) and three-time winner of the New Japan Cup (2009, 2010 and 2012).

In wrestling Edit

  • Finishing moves
    • Goto Shiki (Cross-legged cradle) – 2010–present, used rarely
    • Goto Ni Shiki (Modified arm wrench inside cradle) – 2016
    • GTR (Spinning headlock lariat into a backbreaker) – 2016–present
    • Jigoku Kuruma / Go to Heaven (Wrist-clutch Olympic slam) – 2003–2006
    • Kaiten (Leg trap sunset flip superbomb) – 2003–2006
    • Shouten (Vertical suplex side slam) – 2006–2007
    • Shouten Kai (Vertical suplex sitout side slam) – 2007–2016, used as a signature rarely thereafter
    • Shoryu Kekkai (Modified seated armbar)
  • Signature moves
    • Belly-to-back suplex
    • Brainbuster
    • Diving elbow drop, sometimes to the back of an opponent's head
    • German suplex
    • Headbutt
    • Lariat
    • Reverse Ushigoroshi (Inverted front powerslam dropped into a facebreaker knee smash)
    • Rope-hung neckbreaker
    • Muramasa(Spinning heel kick to a cornered opponent), usually followed by a running bulldog, or a saito suplex
    • Tokko Lariat (Discus lariat)
    • Ura Shouten (Overhead gutwrench backbreaker rack or an inverted front powerslam lifted and spun out into a reverse swinging side slam facebuster) – Innovated
    • Ushigoroshi (Fireman's carry neckbreaker)
    • Victory roll floated over into a cross armbar