Kaz Hayashi

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Kaz

Title History

  • AJPW All Asia Tag Team titles (as Shiryu) w/ Great Kosuke defeating Mr. Gannosuke and Tetsuhiro Kuroda (January 2, 2004);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Tag Team titles w/ Satoshi Kojima defeating Arashi and Keiji Mutoh (January 18, 2004);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Junior Heavyweight title defeating Blue K for vacant title (February 22, 2004);
  • Kaientai Dojo Strongest K title defeating Hi 69 (September 11, 2004);
  • NWA International Lightweight Tag Team titles w/ Laonard Spanky defeating Tomohiro Ishii and Tatsuhito Takaiwa (Sept 19, 2004);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • June 30, 1994: Shiryu competed in the WAR promotion’s six man tag team tournament with Masao Orihara and Great Sasuke.
  • August 3, 1996: Shiryu won the Central America Middleweight.
  • October 10, 1996: Shiryu/Michinoku/Funaki/Togo/Teioh beat Hamada/Naniwa/Yakushiji/Delfin/Tiger Mask IV at Sumo Hall.

World Championship Wrestling:

  • February 1998 – Superbrawl VIII: Kaz Hayashi worked a dark match against Ultimo Dragon.
  • Kaz Hayashi later debuted on WCW TV as a horribly packaged as a Disco Inferno wannabe.
  • April 2, 1998 – Malice at the Palace: Kaz Hayashi and Juventud Guerrera beat Psicosis and El Dandy.
  • Kaz Hayashi eventually found a niche in a group of cruiserweights calling themselves the Young Dragons with Yang and Jamie San.
  • January 14, 2001 – WCW’s Sin PPV: Kaz Hayashi and Yang beat Evan Karagias and Jamie Knoble.
  • Kaz was clearly one of the most promising Cruiserweights to enter North America, but like most things, WCW failed to use him right.

World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment:

  • The WWF purchased Kaz Hayashi’s WCW contract and assigned him to the company’s developmental territory, HWA.
  • Kaz Hayashi was granted his release from the WWE so he could begin working for All Japan Pro Wrestling.

All Japan Pro Wrestling:

  • Spring 2002: Kaz Hayashi/Keiji Mutoh/George Hines won the Giant Baba Memorial six-man Tag Team Tournament.
  • July 17, 2002 – AJPW PPV: Kaz Hayashi/Jimmy Yang/George Hines defeated Johnny Smith/Naniwa/Hijikata.
  • August 30, 2002: Kaz Hayashi defeated Yang in Tokyo to become #1 Contender for the AJPW Junior Heavyweight title!
  • September 2002: Kaz Hayashi and Jimmy Yang won the AJPW Real World Junior Heavyweight Tag Team League.
  • October 27, 2002 – AJPW PPV: Kaz Hayashi and Jimmy Yang defeated Hideki Hosaka and Gran Naniwa.
  • March 22, 2003: Kaz Hayashi and Keiji Mutoh defeated Satoshi Kojima and Jimmy Yang in Tokyo.
  • November 2, 2003 – Michinoku Pro Wrestling 10th Anniversary PPV: Kai En Tai DX reforms!
  • ~~~Togo/Teioh/Shiryu/TAKA/Hanzo Nakajima beat Jinsei Shinzaki/Hayate/Kesen Numa-jiro/Kazuya Yuasa/Chi-Nen Hokkai.
  • December 27, 2003 – ROH/AJPW Final Battle: AJ Styles defeated Kaz Hayashi with the Styles Clash.
  • January 4, 2004 – Z1 Hustle-1: Satoshi Kojima and Kaz Hayashi b Dos Caras Jr. and Solar.
  • March 7, 2004 – Z1 Hustle-2: Kaz Hayashi and Leonardo Spanky defeated Low Ki and Homicide.
  • May 8, 2004 – Z1 Hustle-3: Kaz Hayashi and Leonardo Spanky defeated Low Ki and TAKA Michinoku.
  • July 21, 2004 – Hawaiian Championship Wrestling: Kaz Hayashi defeayed Kenshin.
  • July 25, 2004 – Z1 Hustle-4: Spanky and Kaz Hayashi defeated Sonjay Dutt and Josh “The Elvis” Daniels.
  • September 20, 2004 – Z1 Hustle-5: Spanky and Kaz Hayashi defeated Flying Vampires #16 and #28.
  • May 29, 2005 – AJPW: Satoshi Kojima and Kaz Hayashi defeated Kensuke Sasaki and Katsuhiko Nakajima.
  • June 26 2005 – Michinoku Pro: Kaz Hayashi and Taiji Ishimori vs Jinsei Shinzaki and Kagetora ended in a draw.
  • ~~~Kaz Hayashi and Jinsei Shizaki and Taiji Ishimori and Kagetora b Touru Owashi and YASSHI and Shogo Takagi and Berlinetta Boxer II.
  • June 21 2005 – Cruiser’s Game: Kaz Hayashi and Taichi Ishikari defeated MIKAMI and Onryo.
  • August 4, 2005 – Wrestle-One (debut show): Kaz Hayashi defeated A.J. Styles.
  • November 19 2005 – AJPW: Taiji Ishimori and Katsuhiko Nakajima beat Kaz Hayashi and Space Lone Wolf (Nosawa).
  • November 20 2005 – AJPW: Team 3D defeated Satoshi Kojima and Kaz Hayashi (Real World Tag League Block B)
  • November 23, 2005 – AJPW: Satoshi Kojima and Kaz Hayashi beat Shuji Kondo and Brother YASSHI (Real World Tag League Block B).
  • November 26, 2005 – AJPW: Satoshi Kojima and Kaz Hayashi defeated Arashi and Ryuji Hijikata
  • November 27, 2005 – AJPW: Keiji Muto and Akebono and Ryuji Hijikata beat Satoshi Kojima and Kaz Hayashi and Akira Raijin.
  • November 28, 2005 – AJPW: Satoshi Kojima and Kaz Hayashi beat D-Lo Brown and Buchanan (Real World Tag League Block B).
  • November 29, 2005 – AJPW: Kensuke Sasaki/Katsuhiko Nakajima/Taiji Ishimori beat Satoshi Kojima/Kaz Hayashi/Space Lone Wolf.
  • November 30, 2005 – AJPW: Satoshi Kojima and Kaz Hayashi and Kohei Suwama beat TARU and Giant Bernard and Shuji Kondo.
  • December 1, 2005 – AJPW: Muto/Arashi/Ryuji Hijikata/Akebono beat Kojima/Kensuke Sasaki/Hayashi/Katsuhiko Nakajima
  • December 3, 2005 – AJPW: Kensuke Sasaki and Katsuhiko Nakajima beat Satoshi Kojima and Kaz Hayashi (RW Tag League Block B).
  • December 5, 2005 – AJPW: TARU/Giant Bernard/Shuji Kondo/Brother YASSHI beat Kojima/Hayashi/Kohei Suwama/Taiji Ishimori.
  • April 7, 2007 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Kaz Hayashi defeated Alex Shelley..
  • April 8, 2007 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Kaz Hayashi defeated PAC (from the UK).
  • October 12, 2014 – Bound For Glory: TNA X Division champion Samoa Joe defeated Low Ki and Kaz Hayashi in a triple threat match to retain the title.