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Takuya Onodera (April 30, 1990) is a Japanese professional wrestler currently working under the ring name T-Hawk. He is best known for his nine-year tenure in Dragon Gate from 2010-2018 during which he became a six-time Open The Twin Gate Champion and a five-time Open The Triangle Gate Champion.

Professional wrestling career

Dragon Gate (2010-2018)

On January 24, 2010, Onodera debuted at Volume 12 of the Dragon Gate NEX Premium event, during which he was defeated by Super Shisa. He went on to wrestle through the remainder of his debut year. His final match was on December 21 during the eleventh night of the Dragon Gate Fantastic Gate event, during which he and Super Shenlong lost a tag match to Kotoka & Shisa BOY. Over the course of the nine years spent wrestling in Dragon Gate, he became a six-time Open The Twin Gate Champion and a five-time Open The Triangle Gate Champion. He also won the 2013 and 2013 Summer Adventure Tag League Tournament, the 2017 Early Christmas Tag Team Tournament, the 2017 King Of Gate Tournament, the 2017 New Year Unit Six Man Tag Team Tournament

Other promotions

Not limited to wrestling in his home country, Onodera's career expanded to include work in Mexico's International Wrestling Revolution Group (IWRG), The Crash and Desastre Total Ultraviolento (DTU) promotions, the Puerto Rican promotion World Wrestling League (WWL) and the American promotion EVOLVE Wrestling during 2013. During 2018, Onodera appeared in Australia's Australasian Wrestling Federation (AWF) promotion, where he won the AWF Australasian Championship. He also wrestled in England's Fight Club: PRO promotion, Ireland's Over The Top Wrestling (OTT) promotion and Germany's German Wrestling Federation (GWF) promotion. He also debuted in the American promotion Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG).

Oriental Wrestling Entertainment (2018)

Under the ring name T-Hawk, he debuted on February 2 in Oriental Wrestling Entertainment's inaugural show The Legend Of The Dragon, teaming with Eita under the team name ANTIAS in a tag match against Bandido & Flamita that concluded in a draw. Three months later, T-Hawk returned for the May 7 OWE show during which he lost a singles match to CIMA.

All Elite Wrestling (2018-present)

As of 2018, it was reported Onodera is signed to All Elite Wrestling under his ring name T-Hawk. He debuted the following year in 2019 on May 25 at AEW Double Or Nothing where he teamed with CIMA and El Lindaman in a losing effort to SoCal Uncensored.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
  • Signature moves
    • Outsider Edge (Crucifix Powerbomb)
    • Knife Edge Chop
  • Wrestlers trained

Championships and accomplishments

  • Dragon Gate
    • Winner of the 2012 Summer Adventure Tag League Tournament
    • Winner of the 2013 Summer Adventure Tag League Tournament
    • Winner of the 2017 Early Christmas Tag Team Tournament
    • Winner of the 2017 King Of Gate Tournament
    • Winner of the 2017 New Year Unit Six Man Tag Team Tournament
    • Winner of the 2015 Open The Triangle Gate Championship Tournament
    • Open The Twin Gate Championship (6 times)
    • Open The Triangle Gate Championship (5 times)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • Ranked #357 in PWI Top 500 Singles Wrestler of 2013
    • Ranked #203 in PWI Top 500 Singles Wrestler of 2014
    • Ranked #153 in PWI Top 500 Singles Wrestler of 2015
    • Ranked #274 in PWI Top 500 Singles Wrestler of 2016
    • Ranked #208 in PWI Top 500 Singles Wrestler of 2017
    • Ranked #304 in PWI Top 500 Singles Wrestler of 2018

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