Hiromu Takahashi

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I only recently saw Takahashi for the first time. @PuroLibre had me check out a Dragon Lee match where they fought, and I liked both of them, then in getting ready to watch Wrestle Kingdom 11 I came across more stuff. He fought Kushida there,in one of my favorite matches on that show. I like him because it seems like he gets “crazy wrestler” as his gimmick. He doesn’t act goofy or whatever, it’s just like he thinks he’s indestructible, so he throws himself out there with no regard for his own safety.

Kota Ibushi

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I’ve ¬†drawn Kota Ibushi before but I wasn’t very happy with it so I thought I’d try again. I’m still not super happy with this one but it’s a step in the right direction!

I don’t think it’s any surprise that I think he’s really great…I am not breaking any new ground there. But beyond being talented in the ring, he’s just fun to watch.

Kazuchika Okada

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This one is long past due. I tried drawing Okada a while back but I couldn’t figure out that fucking coat of his. So I moved on to other stuff and then forgot I never got back to Okada. Which is a shame, because he’s so god damned good. Even if you don’t follow NJPW, I’m sure you’ve heard about him at least. Watch any of his matches against Tanahashi, you won’t be disappointed.

Kenny Omega

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With Kenny Omega winning the G1 Climax, what better time to draw him? I think it’s going to lead to a great match at Wrestle Kingdom 11, but WK is pretty much always awesome so there’s no shock there. I’m definitely a fan of Kenny, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future has in store for him.

Hirooki Goto

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When I first say Hirooki Goto I was immediately in, because I thought he looked like he stepped out of Mortal Kombat. I mean seriously, look at this guy. He looks like he can be an alternate attire for Shang Tsung, and that’s all right by me. What can I say, I’m easy.

But I also like his gimmick. He’s a samurai. A stoic, hard nosed brawler that just comes out and destroys people. He’s fun to watch and will do things that make you really feel bad for whoever he is in the ring with.

This is another of my “let’s try no black shadows” drawings, and I’m not sure what I did with the unflattened version, which is why there’s a couple little white spots from the background showing through by his chin. I don’t think it’s bad enough where it’s distracting…Hopefully no one notices!