Dragon Gate Pro-Wrestling made an announcement on their Facebook page that Ultimo Dragon has officially joined the company in a senior advisor role.
The statement reads, “Dragon Gate are happy to announce that Ultimo Dragon has officially joined the company in a senior advisor role. In this role he be able provide invaluable coaching and training for the younger generation, while continuing to compete in the ring when his schedule allows it. DG wrestlers & staff, now together with Ultimo Dragon, will continue to strive to make Dragon Gate an exciting and enjoyable experience for our fans.”
The Japanese wrestler has worked with a number of wrestling promotions namely New Japan Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Noah, All Japan Pro Wrestling, CMLL, etc. He has also been trained in lucha libre wrestling and has been credited with inventing and popularizing the now staple variants of Asai Moonsault. He is also known to blend Japanese, Mexican, and American styles of wrestling in the ring.
He is also a veteran of WCW and WWE. He captured the WCW Cruiserweight Championship two times and the WCW Television Championship once. He worked at WCW from 1996 to 1998, and then joined the WWE for a brief stint from 2003 to 2004.
Even though he was one of the most famous masked wrestlers of the time, his run in WWE wasn’t very successful as he was mostly stuck working on Velocity and Heat. Overseas, however, Dragon has found much success and is considered one of the greatest cruiserweights around.