Funaki

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<tr style="padding-right: 1.2em; vertical-align: top;"> <th style="width: 10em;"> Handler </th> <td> N/A </td> </tr> <tr style="padding-right: 1.2em; vertical-align: top;"> <th style="width: 10em;"> Height </th> <td> 5'7 </td> </tr> <tr style="padding-right: 1.2em; vertical-align: top;"> <th style="width: 10em;"> Weight </th> <td> 180lbs </td> <tr style="padding-right: 1.2em; vertical-align: top;"> <th style="width: 10em;"> Date of Birth </th> <td> August 24, 1968</td> <tr style="padding-right: 1.2em; vertical-align: top;"> <th style="width: 10em;"> Home Town </th> <td> Tokyo, Japan </td> <tr style="padding-right: 1.2em; vertical-align: top;"> <th style="width: 10em;"> Other E-Feds </th> <td> None </td> <tr style="padding-right: 1.2em; vertical-align: top;"> <th style="width: 10em;"> Win/Loss Record </th> <td> N/A </td> <tr style="padding-right: 1.2em; vertical-align: top;"> <th style="width: 10em;"> Debut </th> <td> Mar 7th 1998 </td> <tr style="padding-right: 1.2em; vertical-align: top;"> <th style="width: 10em;"> Retired </th> <td> N/A </td> </tr></table> Funaki (born Shoichi Funaki in Tokyo, Japan) is a backstage interviewer and occasional wrestler, currently employed on the Monday Night Massacre brand of D-Generation XX: The Rebirth. He started working for the WWE as a competitor in 1998 and returned in 2007 after a hiatus to present backstage segments.
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Ring Name(s) Funaki

Shoichi Funaki

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Massacre

Funaki has a hyperactive personality and well liked and respected by the majority of the Massacre roster, his hyperactive personality and eagerness to do his job well has meant he is well received by the fans. However Funaki has a tenancy to get lost in translation and is vulnerable to attack from heel superstars.

In his WWE days, Funaki was part of the faction-turned tag team Kai-en-Tai and a former Hardcore and Cruiserweight Champion. He has not won gold since its reformation to DXX.

Since Massacre's takeover by Chris Jericho, the interviewing team were in fear that they may be removed after the firing of former Play-by-Play commentator, Michael Cole, their fears were further increased with the introduction of new interviewer Chelsea Korka.

He is often seen interviewing Mickie James, though she dislikes him, it has been hinted that Funaki has a crush on the former Women's champion.

In Wrestling

Finishing and signature moves

  • Cross kneelock - 1990-1992
  • Jumping one-handed bulldog
  • Rising Sun (Top rope tornado DDT)
  • Diving crossbody
  • Diving somersault stunner
  • Enzuigiri
  • Leg hook brainbuster
  • Reverse DDT
  • Seated chinlock submission
  • Superkick


Entrance theme

  • "Kai En Tai" by DXX Productions


Championships and Accomplishments

World Wrestling Entertainment

  • WWE Cruiserweight Championship (1 Time)
  • WWE/F Hardcore Championship (1 Time)
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