Kyosuke Mikami (Born December 29, 1983 in Nagaoka, Niigata) is a Japanese Professional wrestler currently working under the in ring name of El Desperado for the Japanese professional wrestling promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling portraying a heel (Villain) character.
Professional wrestling career
Mikami joined the New Japan Pro Wresling Dojo in 2009 after a successful tryout on the month of May. He trained in the dojo for several months before making his in ring debut whit the company as a young lion during the NJPW 38th Anniversary tour on March 7, 2010 losing to Ryusuke Taguchi. During the rest of his first run whit NJPW Mikami wrestled under his real name and unmasked, using black trunks and boots like the rest of the young lions. After his debut he had a losing streak of 30 consecutive losses, wich is a usual thing for young lions in New Japan as they gain experience, until he defeated his fellow partner in the Dojo and debuting Hiromu Takahashi on August 8 in the NJPW NEVER 1 event. On April 7, 2011, he competed in the Road to the Super Junior 2 Days Tournament of the NJPW NEVER 6 event, losing in the first round to Ryuichi Sekine. On June 21, he competed in the first round of the J Sports Crown Openweight Six Man Tag Team Tournament 2011, teaming whit fellow young lion Hiromu Takahashi and Koji Kanemoto, but were defeated by the team of Madoka, Shinobu and Tsuyoshi Kikuchi. Mikami last match in NJPW during this period was on January 4, 2012 in a dark match in the preshow of Wrestle Kingdom VI In Tokyo Dome teaming whit Tomoaki Honma and losing to the team of Captain New Japan and Tama Tonga. It was later reported that Mikami suffered an injury, this was a kayfabe injury to cover his excursion to CMML until he returned to the company.
Mikami had two matches in this company in 2011, in both occasions teaming in a victorious effort whit Hiromu Takahashi, the first one in May 11 defeating the team of Hiroo Tsumaki and Kazuki Hirata, and the second one in December 21 defeating the team of Soma Takao and Toru Sugiura.
Mikami joined CMLL as part of a one year long excursion in order to gain experience before returning to NJPW; as he joined the Mexican company, Mikami was given a new masked heel character and worked under the name of Namajague. His in-ring debut happened on February 5, 2012, where he teamed whit Okumura and Misterioso Jr. against the team of Black Warrior, El Sagrado and Sangre Azteca in a two out of three falls match, whit his team being the winner. After his debut, Namajague would keep working whit Okumura, forming a tag team called La Fiebre Amarilla (Spanish for Yellow Feber) whit whom he would ultimately win the CMLL Arena Coliseo Tag Team Championship; at the same time, La Fiebre Amarilla was a subgroup of the stable La Ola Amarilla. On March 2, he would team whit Misterioso Jr. and Rey Escorpion against the team of Fuego, Titán and Triton in a two out of three falls tag team match in the 2012 edition of Homenaje a Dos Leyendas, a big annual event produced by CMLL every March; Namajague team would ultimately get the win. On September 9 Namajague and Okumura would unsuccessfully challenge Fuego and Stuka, Jr. for the CMLL Arena Coliseo Tag Team Championships; 5 days later at the CMLL 79th Anniversary Show Namajague and Okumura would team whit fellow La Ola Amarilla member Taichi in a two out of three falls six man tag team match against the team of Ángel de Oro, La Sombra and Titán, with the latter team being victorious. On March 3, 2013 Namajague and Okumura would defeat the team of Fuego and Stuka Jr. in a two out of three falls match to win the CMLL Arena Coliseo Tag Team Championships. On March 15, at Homenaje a Dos Leyendas 2013 Namajague and Okumura would lose a Lucha de Apuestas two out of three falls tag team match against their rivals Rey Cometa and Stuka, Jr., with the stipulation of the match being that the losing team would have to unmask and shave their hair, making Namajague take his mask off and reveal his real name; after the event he Namajague would continue feuding whit Rey Cometa now on a singles feud. On June 2 at the Sin Salida 2013 event, Namajague and Okumura would team with Virus in a two out of three falls match to defeat the team of Diamante, El Hijo del Fantasma and Triton.
On September 1 it was announced on the WhatCulture Wrestling youtube channel that El Desperado was going to debut whit the company the next month representing his stable Suzuki-gun alongside the leader of the group Minoru Suzuki. He made his first appearance on October 6 at WCPW Refuse To Lose accompanying Minoru Suzuki at ringside during Suzuki's match against Joe Coffey in wich he interfered in behalf of Susuki. El Desperado made his in-ring debut the next day in the fourteenth episode of WCPW Loaded participating in a tag team match against Gabriel Kidd and Prince Ameen teaming whit El Ligero, whit his team being the winner. He made his last appearance whit the company that year the following night at WCPW True Legacy teaming up whit Rampage, Prince Ameen and Gabriel Kidd in a 8 man tag team elimination match against the team of Primate and Prospect (Lucas Archer, Alex Gracie and Drake); during this match he eliminated Drake by getting the 3 count after hitting a low blow, but was eliminated by the other 2 members of Prospect after a double team attack; El Desperado's team ended up losing.
- Finishing and signature moves
- Guitarra de Angel
- Flying Neckbreaker Drop
- Shoulder Tackle
- Double Arm Suplex
- Wrestlers Managed
- Entrance Music
- "Aguja de Abeja" by Yonosuke Kitamura
Championships and accomplishments
- CMLL Arena Coliseo Tag Team Championship (1 time) whit Okumura
- GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (1 time) whit Taka Michinoku