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T2P is Toryumon's first offshoot promotion. T2P stands for Toryumon 2000 Project. T2P featured a 6-sided ring with complex llave style wrestling mastered by Skayde. This is my favorite promotion of all time and gave us the first taste of many wrestlers such as Masato Yoshino, Milano Collection AT, Shuji Kondo, Brother Yasshi, Naruki Doi and many others.
近藤修司, vs 八木隆行
Shuji Kondo is currently All Japan Pro Wrestling's booker and is kind of like an awesome junior version of Goldberg. Takyuki Yagi is currently a referee with Dragon Gate after retiring a few years ago. His gimmick is that of a fisherman.
4 count vs 2 count match - Raimu Mishima vs TARUcito
三島来夢 vs TARUシート
|Raimu Mishima argues with Kinta Tamaoka as he forgot that he needed a 4-count and not a 3-count to win.|
|TARU came down to support his mini|
Jun Ogawauchi vs Touru Owashi
小川内潤 vs 大鷲 透
Touru Owashi was a sumo wrestler who had to retire from sumo due to a knee injury. His dad was a sumo wrestler and his dad also owned a restaurant which made for infinite jokes about his weight. He didn't used to be too heavy but upon his japan debut he gained alot of weight. He's T2P's power fighter heel and he was generally disliked by alot of fans for that since he didn't do the well liked llave style.
|Jun Ogawauchi hits the Onifusha|
|The finish - The Senshuuraku-Gatame|
SUWA came out to watch the next match:
TARU vs 大柳二等兵
Kinya Ooyanegi was working the gimmick of a lost soldier from WW2. He later had a student gimmick and a fitness instructor gimmick. He wrestles for Michinoku Pro.
Masato Yoshino and Stevie Brother Tsujimoto vs KENtaro Mori and Takamichi Iwasa
吉野正人, Stevie Brother Tsujimoto vs 森Ken太郎, 岩佐卓典
KENtaro Mori worked a prince gimmick, but definitely not from hell like his partner. His gimmick hometown was London, England. He would eventually lead my favorite group ever when he formed The Royal Brothers along with Henry III Sugawara and Phillip J. Fukumasa. The gimmick never really made it but I thought it was the greatest thing ever. He was well known for coming out to Britney Spears' "Sometimes" song and he was an effeminate character.
Stevie Brother Tsujimoto worked a hip hop gimmick and worked a jamaican type of gimmick. He's all-around pretty awesome as you will soon see. He later become brother YASSHI and formed the Nanking F'ing Wrestling Team. He's now retired unfortunately. Stevie and Yoshino also went on to be crucial members of Milano Collection AT's Italian Connection.
Masato Yoshino is still currently wrestling for Dragon Gate(which T2P formed into after joining with Toryumon). His nickname at this point was "Sexy Tarzan" and that about explains it. He's possibly the fastest wrestler ever next to Natsuki Taiyo and Baby-A.
|Takamichi Iwasa hits the Goliath Bird Eater|
2/3 Falls - Milano Collection AT vs Ryo Saito
ミラノコレクションA.T. vs 斎藤 了
Milano Collection AT is an italian fashion model and the ace of T2P. He was initial trained by Animal Hamaguchi and he was a big star for Toryumon and Dragon Gate before leaving. He worked US Indies and New Japan Pro Wrestling before retiring due to injuries.
Ryo Saito was working a cyclist gimmick at this time. I don't know why for sure but I'd guess it had something to do with Lance Armstrong being a huge name at that time. He was involved in a year long feud with Don Fuji over a stolen bicycle. He'd later become a Dragon Gate champion and is still going strong today.
|Milano Collection AT puts Ryo Saito in a rope assisted Nudo|
|Milano Collection AT wins the first fall.|
|The AT Lock - The finish|
Overall thoughts: Welcome to T2P. This is technical wrestling at its finest and it doesn't get better than this. One of my favorite shows ever and a total must see event!