Magnitude Kishiwada is a masked wrestler who alternates between freelancer appearances in several different promotions and appearing in Dragon Gate. He is best known as the first wrestler who didn’t start out in DG to win the promotion’s top title, the Open The Dream Gate Title.
When he started out in the 1990s, Kishiwada competed as his real name and as Toryu, usually as a jobber in hardcore promotions. He eventually landed in Osaka Pro, where he became a monster heel, Big Boss MA-G-MA. While in Osaka Pro he won the promotion’s singles and Tag Team Title as well as the promotion’s annual Tenno-zan Tournament each year from 2002-2004. He moved to Dragon Gate in 2005, ending Masaaki Mochizuki’s Open The Dream Gate Title reign shortly afterwards and reigning for about 3 months. He joined CIMA in the Blood Generation faction. People questioned the addition of Kishiwada to Blood Generation, since one of the principles of Blood Generation was a “clean face” (i.e. maskless and paintless faces) concept, but CIMA admitted that he only said that when he first formed the group just so Super Shisa couldn’t join. Just before losing the Dream Gate he suffered a severe shoulder injury.
Kishiwada would bring one of his running buddies from Osaka Pro, Gamma, into Blood Generation to be his replacement while he was out nursing his injury. However, Gamma and CIMA clashed, and this resulted in Blood Generation splitting in half, with CIMA leading a smaller face faction, and Naruki Doi and Gamma leading a heel faction. Doi’s faction would win the rights to the name Blood Generation, but they immediately renounced it, instead renaming themselves the Muscle Outlaw’z. Upon his return, Kishiwada allied with the MO’z. After this, Kishiwada began cutting back on his DG appearances, partly due to joining the Global Pro Wrestling Alliance (GPWA) and starting to work as a freelancer. As part of the GPWA, he has appeared in El Dorado, aligned with, but not actually a member of, heel faction Hell Demons. As many of the wrestlers in Dorado were formerly part of the Dragon system, and in a few cases on bad terms with the system, his participation in Dorado and Dragon Gate at the same time is considered controversial. Today he still appears in DG part-time when not working as a freelancer (much like fellow veterans Yoshihiro Takayama & Minoru Suzuki) and is currently part of the Zetsurins faction with fellow old-timers Mochizuki and Don Fujii. They are considered the “old-timers” of DG and compete to defend the honor of the old-school veterans against the new generation of younger rising talent.
Stats & Info:
Real name: Toyonari Fujita
Weight: 231 pounds/105 kg
Experience: At least 10 years
Finishing move: Last Ride
Current affiliation: Independent/Freelancer
Ring Entrance Theme: “Pray For The Dead”
1-time Open The Dream Gate Champion
4-time Open The Triangle Gate Champion
1-time Osaka Pro Singles Champion
1-time Osaka Pro Tag Team Champion
1-time Osaka Pro Battle Royal Champion
2002, 2003, 2004 Osaka Pro Tenno-zan Tournament
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