Onryo (born Ryo Matsuri) is a Japanese professional wrestler. He is primarily known for his work in Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling and Big Japan Pro Wrestling. He is the founder of 666 wrestling promotion.
Pro Wrestling Career
Matsuri started his career as Wolf Ozawa in the Tokai University backyard wrestling promotion, where he was contacted by Men's Teioh to train in Wrestle Dream Factory. He adopted the gimmick of Onryo, based on the ghosts of the same name featured in Japanese folklore. As Onryo he began using pale face paint and started to wear shabby clothes that released ashes with each movement.
Onryo was (kayfabe) a dead wrestler who had returned for vengeance, and his gimmick included the ability to turn invisible to his opponents and disappear at will. Onryo gained popularity in promotions like Pro Wrestling Fujiwara Gumi and Wrestle Association R before signing with Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling.
In 2003, Onryo founded 666 along with The Crazy SKB. Along with his participations in 666, he found his niche in Big Japan Pro Wrestling teaming with (and occasionally facing) Men's Teioh in cruiserweight matches.