Name: The Kochi Cannibal Freddie Sagawa
Hometown: Kochi, Kochi Prefecture, Japan
Height: 5'10 Weight: 193lbs
Hair: Black & Blood Red Eyes: Pale
While it is unknown where Freddie Sagawa hails from, it is obvious that he is of
some sort of Asian decent - having very recognizable Japanese-esque features.
Standing 5'10 and weighing a hair under 200lbs, Freddie Sagawa has never been
the biggest dog in the fight. He appears to be in solid shape none-the-less,
with toned muscles and a somewhat prevalent six pack. Unfortunately any would-be
modeling career is ruined by the countless scars and marks that litter his body
thanks to a rather eventful run in a Japanese based jisatsu company.
Facially he has a very slender and almost cartoon like face that is accentuated
by well emphasized cheek bones, a pronounced brow, and a strong jaw line. His
eyes are almost non-existent in their pale gray tone and at times go distant as
he disappears inside the madness that is his mind. His lips are relatively
unpronounced, but are framed by a well-trimmed pointed goatee that extends a
good 4 to 5 inches below his chin.
Sagawa's scalp is shaven clean with the exception of a long singular ponytail
that juts out of the top of his skull and extends midway down his back. While
the style will switch from loose to braided to multiple braids it is generally
jet black with stripes of deep red throughout. He has no piercings or tattoos -
although he may don war paint from time to time.
In Ring Attire:
When plying his trade in the ring, Sagawa dresses in an old beaten up pair of
safari-like khaki cargo pants. What distinguishes them the most is the fact that
they do not appear to have ever been washed - having countless stains of sweat,
blood, and dirt that they have amassed from past battles. One of his legs,
though tattered, is always tucked into the top of his boots. The other leg of
his pants is more severely damaged as it appears to have been shredded with
tears that stretch up past his knee. The remnants of that leg hang loosely down
to his mid-calf. Beneath the pants there is a pair of leopard print wrestling
tights that can be seen tucked into his kneepads.
On his feet he wears a pair of faded black full length wrestling boots, with
matching black laces. They are as abused as the cargo pants as they have holes
in the toes which are loosely taped up with beaten athletic tape.
Sagawa also wears the battered athletic tape snuggly around his hands, wrists,
and forearms - but as the tape moves further up his arm, he haphazardly wraps it
until it reaches his mid bicep. On his left arm, Sagawa wears a white elastic
Additional Note: During his ring entrance, Freddie Sagawa carries the mask of
his former personality SAFARI Jones on a grotesque Halloween style disembodied
head. The head hangs from a long noose and serves as a reminder that he never
wants to be seen as a joke again.
"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've
always worked for me." - Hunter S. Thompson
It's scary how one quote can truly sum up an individual, but this quote from the
famed American Journalist, Hunter S. Thompson, seems to capture Freddie Sagawa
in a nutshell. If you are wondering just how in touch with his "insanity" one
man can be, you need look no further than the origins of his ring name (which
thankfully was not his birth name)
Freddie - Was taken from the grapplers fondness for American horror movies, and
was plucked straight out of the Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise. Although he
took some liberties with the spelling of the name, it seems to capture the fine
line that Freddie Sagawa walks between character and caricature. Between
cartoon-y and frighteningly realistic.
Sagawa - His in-ring surname was taken from famed Japanese murderer and pseudo-
celebrity Issei Sagawa, who had proudly referred to himself as the “Godfather of
Anyone that knows the personality of Sagawa knows that it waaay over the top,
but to the point that it actually becomes a bit endearing. His antics have
earned him quite the cult following in the underground wrestling scene of Japan
and made him a must-see attraction during his tours with various promotions.
It could be his spastic actions inside the ring that seem to mix smoothly with a
cold, calculating, and at times picture-perfect textbook style of wrestling.
It could be his unrelenting will to survive and return from obscene amounts of
damage, much like the many horror movie icons that he idolizes.
It could be his willingness to put his own well being on the line by taking to
the air in dazzling displays of aerial artistry that bathe arenas both near and
far in a sea of flashbulbs.
It could be his theater of the bizarre way of speaking to the fans in an
indistinguishable dialect that only seems to be understood by his close
confidant, J.J. Cardiff.
Why does it work? Nobody knows for sure. But there is no doubt that violence and
insanity has definitely worked for him.
Wrestling History: [Timeline]
Bloodlust: Japan [2007 - 2009]
* Member of the Animalize Stable as SAFARI Jones
* 2007 Breakout Star as SAFARI Jones
* 2008 Stable Wars Champion (Team Animalize w/ WILDBOY Ningenku, Party
Delta, and Gran Mothman Z)
* Bloodlust Junior Heavyweight Champion x2 as SAFARI Jones; x1 as Freddie
* Bloodlust International Tag Team Champions x2 w/ WILDBOY Ningenku
* 2008 Match of the Year Candidate w/ WILDBOY Ningenku vs. Clockwork
* 2009 Match of the Year Winner w/ WILDBOY Ningenku vs. Party Animal Delta
and Gran Mothman Z - Loser Leaves Town
Gouko Pro Wrestling [2008 - 2009]
* 2009 GPW 13 Nights of Hell Finalist - Falling Nightmare Death Match
* GPW Deathmatch Champion - Successful Title Defenses x0
* 2009 Match of the Year Candidate - Participant in 6 Person Fire Scramble
Global Wrestling Alliance / Deep South Pro [2009 - 2010]
* Deep South Pro Tag Team Champions x1 w/ WILDBOY Ningenku
* GWA World Tag Team Champions x1 w/ WILDBOY Ningenku
Wasteland Jisatsu Pro Wrestling 
* 2010 Gorefest Deathmatch Tournament Semi-Finalist
* #1 Contender WJPJ Deathmatch Champion
Full Throttle Wrestling [2011 - Current]
Ring Psychology - One of the greatest assets that Sagawa has going for him is
that he appears to be a master at ring psychology. When in battle, he always
appears to be off kilter enough to seem unpredictable - but very rarely does he
act without reason. He has a solid grasp of the sport of professional wrestling
and it’s various styles that he can execute maneuvers flawlessly, while still
baffling an opponent to leave them saying “Where the hell did that come from?”
Cameron Lee Waubash - Although he is a new part of Freddie Sagawa’s life, this
new-age manager is actually old school in the sense that he will do anything to
help his charge win. Interfere? Absolutely. Take a beating to buy his man some
time? Why not? It’s just another layer to the mind game that Freddie Sagawa
LOVES to play.
Resiliency - When you complete is as many hardcore wards as Freddie Sagawa has
in his short career, you learn how to battle through intense amounts of pain and
agony. This resiliency, in addition to allowing him to outlast many an opponent,
adds a surreal-ness to his character and many times will lead to frustrating a
less than level-headed opponent.
Showboating - Freddie Sagawa is without question an extension of the man behind
the personality, who is also at heart an entertainer. As a result, he can lose
focus from time to time and become more determined on putting on a good show
than on capitalizing on a downed adversary. While this is great for the fan
paying money out of his pocket to see The King of Cannibals” it is not always
the greatest thing for a win / loss record.
New Relationship with Manager - Just like his relationship with J.J. Cardiff can
prove to be a strength in the ring, their unfamiliarity with one another, at
times, can be a curse as well. They don’t have the natural communication skills
or the innate ability to know what the other is doing that one may have with a
long time partner or manager. And as a result, this can lead to being more
detrimental than beneficial.
Devil May Care Attitude - Freddie Sagawa has traveled the world a bit and has
had his share of big match experiences. He has seen barbed wire, pits of fire,
fallen off of scaffolds and so on. And knowing that he has gotten up from this
hurdles time and time again has made him more likely to take risks when they
aren’t always appropriate or even necessary. As a result, he can end up doing
more damage to himself just to pop a crowd, than he needs to.
Entrance Music: “The Sound of Madness” by Shinedown
Type of Wrestling: Hardcore Daredevil
Primary Finisher #1
Move Name: Love Letters to Baba Yaga
Description: Shooting Star Senton Splash
Common Setup: Rolling Samoan Drop (Smaller Opponents)
Inverted Stomp Facebreaker (Larger Opponents)
Primary Finisher #2
Move Name: Serpentine Strangle
Description: Anaconda Vice
Common Setup: None
Move Name: Pitagora Sochi
Description: Gory Special into Sitout Power bomb (Smaller Opponents)
Common Setup: Boot to Gut or an unseen Low Blow
DDT - Sagawa takes great pride in his ability to deliver a DDT from just about
any position - and with such pinpoint accuracy that he commonly plants his
opponent on the top of their skull.
Hangman’s Choke - Lifting an opponent up over his shoulder as if he were going
for a Gory Special, Sagawa wraps his hands around the opponents throat and lets
them hang. An obviously illegal maneuver, Sagawa lets it ride for a good 4.5
seconds before releasing.
Busaiku Knee Kick - With an opponent rising to his feet, Sagawa will charge past
them and hit the ropes behind them with a banshee like screech. As they turn
around to see what is happening, Freddie rebounds with a powerful Busaiku Knee
Poison Rana - A reverse hurricanrana that Sagawa performs with lightening fast
speed, snapping his opponent to the mat.
Rana Driver - As an opponent is starting to get up and is on his knees, Sagawa
will charge in with a hurricanrana. Unfortunately, because they are not yet to
their feet - Sagawa will spoke them on the top of the head. (Note: On occasion,
Sagawa will whip out a reverse version of this move, dropping them backwards on
Corner Evading Lung Blower - Whipeed into the corner, Sagawa will slingshot
himself up and over his opponent as they charge from behind. As they pass
beneath them though, Sagawa will plant his knees into the back, hook their jaw
with both hands and drive them back into a Lungblower.
Double Knee Drop - This is another one of those moves that Sagawa can hit from
just about anywhere - from a springboard position to a leap off the top rope. It
is also not uncommon for Freddie to use upward momentum caused by his opponent
to drive his knees into their upper chest, and down to the canvas.
* Biting - forehead, ears, fingers, to escape a submission hold
* Back Raking
* Somersault Tope Suicida
* Asai Moonsault
* Running Shooting Star Press Suicida
* Diving Headbutt
* Missile Dropkick
* Satellite Headscissors
* Standing Moonsault
* Airplane Spin
* Tiger Suplex
* Snap Suplex
* Northern Lights Suplex
* Yakuza Kick
* Jumping Back Elbow
* Open Hand Chop
* Elbow Strikes
* Arm Drag (many variations)