Wrestler: Naoya Ogawa
Real Name:
Birthday: March 31, 1968
Hometown: Suginami Ward, Tokyo
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6'4 - 254lbs
Trained by:
Debut: April 12, 1997
Previous Gimmicks:
Finishing Move: Sleeper Hold
Favorite Moves: Space Tornado Ogawa
Notable Fueds: Shinya Hashimoto

  • NWA Heavyweight title defeating Dan Severn (3/14/99);
  • NWA Heavyweight title defeating Gary Steele (10/2/99);
  • NWA Intercontinental Tag Team titles w/Shinya Hashimoto defeating Nathan Jones & John Heidenreich (10/26/02);

  • Naoya Ogawa won many Judo tournaments in his younger days..
  • ~~~Naoya Ogawa became the youngest winner ever in the World Judo Championships..
  • ~~~Naoya Ogawa's greatest judo accomplishment came when he competed in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games..
  • ~~~~Naoya Ogawa won a silver medal in the 95KG weight class..
  • March 1997: Naoya was recruited by Antonio Inoki and sent to train with Satoru Sayama..
  • April 12, 1997: Naoya Ogawa (replaced Ken Shamrock) and defeated IWGP HW Champion Shinya Hashimoto in a non-title match..
  • May 3, 1997: Shinya Hashimoto defeated Naoya Ogawa to retain the IWGP Heavyweight title..
  • 1998: Naoya Ogawa became the top star of Inoki's UFO movement..
  • ~~~October 24, 1998: Naoya Ogawa TKO'd Don Frye on the UFO debut show..
  • January 4, 1999: Shinya Hashimoto wrestled Naoya Ogawa to a no contest at the Tokyo Dome..
  • Naoya Ogawa ventured into the popular mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting group, PRIDE..
  • Naoya Ogawa defeated Gary Goodridge in his first fight, then later downing Masaaki Satake..
  • March 14, 1999: Naoya Ogawa defeated Dan Severn for the NWA World Heavyweight title in Yokohama, Japan..
  • September 25, 1999: Gary Steele defeated Naoya Ogowa for the NWA World Heavyweight title in Charlotte, NC..
  • October 2, 1999: Noaya Ogawa defeated Gary Steele to recapture the NWA World Heavyweight title but vacated it on July 2, 2000..
  • October 11, 1999: Naoya Ogawa defeated Shinya Hashimoto by TKO..
  • April 7, 2000: Naoya Ogawa defeated Shinya Hashimoto again by KO sending Hashimoto into temporary retirement..
  • Naoya Ogawa joined Shinya Hashimoto's Zero-One promotion and formed a tag team with Shinya calling themselves OH Gun..
  • January 4, 2004 - Z1 Hustle-1: Bill Goldberg beat Naoya Ogawa when heel-referee suddenly recovered as Goldberg went for pin..
  • March 7, 2004 - Z1 Hustle-2: Matt Ghaffari/Mark Coleman/Kevin Randleman/Dusty Rhodes Jr/Giant Silva/Dan Bobish b Naoya Ogawa..
  • May 8, 2004 - Z1 Hustle-3: Naoya Ogawa & Shin'ya Hashimoto defeated The Outsiders (Kevin Nash & Scott Hall)..
  • July 25, 2004 - Z1 Hustle-4: Naoya Ogawa & Riki Choshu defeated An Joe (Yoji Anjoh) & Dan "The Buffalo" Bobish..
  • November 13, 2004--New Japan: Toshiaki Kawada & Naoya Ogawa beat Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Hiroshi Tanahashi..