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TheDenizen's ZIP JAPAN Original Edits
   
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Those of you old enough to remember the old Fire Pro Club forums might remember my e-fed ZIP JAPAN. I've ported over and updated most of my original edits from FPR and collected them here for anyone who wants to use them. I think this collection is now more or less complete. Hope you find something to enjoy!

-The logic on these edits is tweaked to produce excellent quality simmed matches when they are pitted against one another (especially in conjunction with my custom referees, the ZIP sisters)....but I'm not sure if they will be challenging/fun to actually play against.

-Please feel free to use my edits for whatever e-fed/simming purposes you like but please do not reupload my edits.

-Edits below are organized as follows: Refs, Heavyweights, Junior Heavyweights, Joshi, Legends, Inactive.

**PLEASE NOTE: Effective November 2, the majority of these edits will require the NJPW DLC to work properly**


For those interested, here's a little blurb on the kayfabe history of ZIP JAPAN's universe:

ZIP JAPAN was founded in the late 1980s by Mr. ZIP, a pro wrestler who wanted to break away from the established promotions in Japan. For many years, Mr. ZIP was both the head booker and top wrestler, and held the promotion's Heavyweight Championship on several occasions. After wrestling for many years as a babyface, Mr. ZIP turned heel and became the monster heel King ZIP. Among King ZIP's main in-ring rivals during this era were Crusher Kodo, Genki Raiga and the brutal Kintaro. After a lengthy and successful wrestling career, King ZIP retired from active duty in the late 90s, but maintained control over the booking.

In the mid-2000s, ZIP JAPAN enjoyed its greatest period of success, led by the popular babyface Heavyweight Champion Gorobei, who went on an undefeated streak lasting nearly 3 years. During this era, the company showcased many interpromotional cards and even performed in North America on several occasions. This boom period coincided with the rise of stars like heavyweights Akira Shinjo and Mr. Suplex, and juniors ECKO, Justin Starr and the Great HAGE, all of whom excelled at the fast paced, hard hitting style ZIP JAPAN had become known for.

After the passing of King ZIP in 2015, the operation and booking of ZIP JAPAN was taken over by his 3 daughters, Reiko, Tomi and Suki. Current head booker Reiko ZIP is also the promotion's head referee, and it is hoped that under her guidance ZIP JAPAN can return to the heights of success enjoyed by her father.
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Reiko ZIP
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN part-owner and head referee

Eldest daughter of King ZIP, Reiko has been the top in-ring official in the promotion for several years. Following the recent passing of her father, Reiko and her sisters Suki and Tomi have assumed ownership of ZIP...
Tomi ZIP
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN part-owner, interviewer and part-time referee

Youngest daughter of King ZIP, Tomi grew up in the wrestling business and has dabbled in refereeing since she was just 18 years old. However, her bubbly personality is much better suited to conduc...
White Trash
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Referee

Former ZIP JAPAN Junior competitor White Trash may have retired from active competition, but he's back as a referee!...
Akira Shinjo
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Face

Former prodigy of ZIP JAPAN legend Genki Raiga, Shinjo is an intense wrestler and unofficial leader in the locker room. This multi-time ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Champion suffered a serious biceps injury several years ago, which f...
Asano Kaneshiro
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Heel

Kaneshiro is a brash and boisterous man, whose huge physical presence makes him one of the most feared heels in ZIP JAPAN. A strong competitor and multi-time Tag Team Champion, Kaneshiro might be hated by the fans, but he is w...
Daisuke Shimura
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Face

Shimura is a versatile fan favourite who can strike equally well with his feet, fists, elbows or knees. He likes to use stiff strikes to set up the Sasori-gatame, but if his regular arsenal isn't proving effective, his reperto...
Demon Otsu
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Heel

This elusive and frightening wrestler has been a regular part of ZIP JAPAN for nearly 10 years, tormenting his opponents with his freakish strength, high impact offense and bizarre behavior. Otsu originally wore a green mask, ...
Donnie Doogan
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Heel

This muscle bound monster from the USA has spent the last several years working his way up the card and establishing himself as the one of the top heels in ZIP JAPAN. Although he has a reputation for being somewhat dim, he is ...
Dougie Doogan
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Heel

Loudmouthed younger brother of Donnie Doogan.

**All my ZIP JAPAN edits have 2 attires, full movesets (including voice samples) and custom Logic/Priorities. Their logic is tweaked to produce good simmed matches against each othe...
GORO
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Heel

Gorobei Jr, son of legendary champion Gorobei recently turned heel after the fans turned on him following a recent victory over Thunder Fist. New look, new name, new finisher, and some logic tweaks.

**All my ZIP JAPAN edits ha...
Jimmy Nails
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Face

No-nonsense Canadian grappler Jimmy Nails is a living embodiment of the term "leg work". Jimmy's in-ring style is focused heavily on wearing down his opponents limbs before applying one of his signature submissions. One half o...
Jin Matsuda
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Face

Long time fans of ZIP JAPAN might remember Jin Matsuda who had a very brief run as half of a Junior tag team with Minoru Hoshino several years back. Unfortunately, the team (along with the Junior Tag Divsion) didn't last and M...
Jumbo Jinzei
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Heel

Jumbo Jinzei is a giant, ugly beast of a man. The only thing he loves more than eating is flattening his opponents with his belly. Although this former pro sumo wrestler is a huge slob, he can be surprisingly quick and agile f...
Kenji Sawada
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Heel

With his partner Kenzo Kobayashi, Sawada has proven his skills in the ring can match his ability to run his mouth. A disrespectful heel who is not shy about verbally abusing his opponents before savagely beating them down, Saw...
Kenzo Kobayashi
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Heel

One half of a successful tag team with Kenji Sawada, Kobayashi has been a continual presence in the ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight and Tag Team divisions for nearly 15 years. A big proponent of dropping his opponents on their heads, Ko...
Mad Bomber
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Heel

The man known only as Mad Bomber has been terrorizing both the fans and the roster of ZIP JAPAN for many years. Acting like a possessed maniac in the ring, he smashes down his opponents defenses and flattens them with one of h...
Maki Yoshida
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Face

Tough-as-nails veteran of ZIP JAPAN with nearly 30 years of experience in pro wrestling under his belt. Yoshida has something of a reputation for his short fuse, and likes to use his bowling ball-like head to batter his oppone...
Mickey Grinds
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Face

Once a semi-pro skateboarder, Mickey was forced to give up skating due to a series of knee injuries. A long-time fan of pro wrestling, he decided to take a shot at it himself, and after a few years of intense training Mickey h...
Mr. Suplex
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Face

Another former student of Genki Raiga, Mr. Suplex's style is much closer to his mentor than that of Akira Shinjo. A master of multiple varieties of suplexes and back drops, Mr. Suplex has also held the ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Ch...
Newfie George
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Face

This rough Canadian brawler just likes to fight. After making a name for himself in several amateur toughman contests, George made the transition into pro wrestling and participated in the first 49th Parallel tournament last ...
Takeshi Kiriyama
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Heel

Silent and menacing are the two words most often used to describe this brooding heel wrestler. Rumored links with organized crime in Japan have never been proven, and Kiriyama himself has never commented on them. In fact, Kiri...
Thunder Fist
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Face

Descended from the Bakalanga natives of Botswana, the man known as the African Assassin is a brand new face to ZIP JAPAN, having recently been signed from the now defunct fed LLAMMA Pro. He sports a massive pair of forearms, a...
Touma Tanaka
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Heel

A loudmouthed, arrogant heel with the skills in the ring to back up his talk, Tanaka has been tearing up the independent scene for several years in Japan. He has achieved success nearly everywhere he has gone, utilizing his f...
Wataru Nakajima
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Face

Known as "The Patriarch", Nakajima is both the oldest and the longest serving member of ZIP JAPAN's roster. Long time tag partner of ZIP JAPAN legend Crusher Kodo, Nakajima has been steadily racking up victories in ZIP JAPAN f...
Danger Daniels
Created by TheDenizen
One half of American tag team Rekless Endangerment, Daniels has a more stocky and muscular frame than most of the other Junior Division competitors. He's very aggressive, and skilled at using his power and low center of gravity to throw his opponents aroun...
Darkness HAGE
Created by TheDenizen
After recently making a "one night only" return to team with his protege Saburo Hamada, Great HAGE ended up making his one-off appearance into a full career resurgence to the delight of many ZIP JAPAN fans. However, he quickly embraced his darker nature an...
ECKO
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Junior Heel

A dangerous masked wrestler who is still largely a mystery to fans even after nearly 10 years in the promotion. Matches between ECKO and the likes of Justin Starr and Captain Insano Jr helped put the ZIP JAPAN Junior Heavyweight di...
Ichiro Katagiri
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Junior Heel

When Ichiro Katagiri first arrived in ZIP JAPAN, many fans took a look at his pink hair and wrestling gear and immediately dismissed him. But after he destroyed the eye socket of Mexican wrestler Raul Veracruz in one of his first m...
Johnny Rekless
Created by TheDenizen
Rekless is a fearless highflyer and master of Flip Style. A former tag specialist on the American indy circuit, he's looking to make his mark as a singles competitor in Japan. After being scouted by the recently retired White Trash, Rekless hopes to take T...
Justin Starr
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Junior Face

Huge fan favorite Justin Starr was originally a darling of the US indy scene before being scouted and signed by King ZIP. He's a multi-time ZIP JAPAN Junior Champion who has been thrilling fans with his fearless dives and vicious s...
Minoru Hoshino
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Junior Face

This explosive junior loves to take risks. Employing a versatile arsenal of graceful highflying and powerful suplexes, Hoshino has been firmly established in the junior division for the past 12 years. This former 2 time ZIP JAPAN J...
Saburo Hamada
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Junior Face

An exciting young star-in-the making, Saburo Hamada was trained for the ring by ZIP JAPAN legend Great HAGE, and he shares several characteristics with his mentor, including an incredible resiliency in the ring. He employs a hybrid...
Satoshi Iguchi
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Junior Heel

Iguchi is a violent and disrespectful punk who is so hated by the fans of ZIP JAPAN, that they cheered as he was removed from the ring on a stretcher after sustaining a career threatening neck injury several years ago. There can be...
Shuji Tsukamoto
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Junior Heel

A dangerous masked junior with past experience in Pro Wrestling NOAH and All Japan Pro Wrestling under his belt, Tsukamoto is a fearsome opponent for any wrestler to face. His scarred torso is a testament to his willingness to put ...
Super Scorpio
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Junior Heel

This stocky masked wrestler and ZIP JAPAN veteran lives to kick people in the face. The combination of deadly speed and accuracy makes Super Scorpio's striking deceptively powerful. A former ZIP JAPAN Junior Champion, he won an 8 m...
Tetsuo K
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Junior Heel

Tetsuo K is a whirling maelstrom of feet and fury in the ring, always veiled behind his black demon mask. He usually likes to use a variety of spinning kicks to leave his opponents stunned and prone, before finishing them off with ...
Tora Katsu
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Junior Face

After working for several different promotions during a short span early on in his career, the masked superstar and fan favorite known as Tora Katsu has found a permanent home in ZIP JAPAN's Junior division for close to 10 years. K...
Yutaro Ichikawa
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Junior Face

Up and coming star of the Japanese independent circuit, Yutaro Ichikawa was recently signed to ZIP JAPAN by Reiko ZIP. Ichikawa is known for the unique combination of his aggressive in ring style and technical skill. His arsenal in...
Aya Mizuno
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Joshi Heel

Mizuno is the oldest and most experienced wrestler in the Joshi division with almost 16 years as a pro. She (and her distinctive green mohawk) has made apppearances for most of the independent joshi promotions in Japan, and had a tw...
Cutie Booties
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Joshi Heel

A ruthless striker from Germany, unproven rumors persist that Ms Booties is an illegitimate daughter of King ZIP himself. Regardless of her parentage, Cutie is a woman to be feared, who spent several years in the now defunct fed LLA...
Eun-jin Choi
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Joshi Face

Choi started her career as a judoka, and was South Korea's top prospect for the 2016 Olympic games. As her country's greatest hope for a gold medal, the media dubbed her the "Korean Dream" before a bad shoulder injury forced her out...
Hanako Yoshii
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Joshi Face

After brief stint as a pro MMA fighter, Yoshii made the transition to pro wrestling a couple of years ago and has worked for several independent joshi promotions in Japan. Her reputation for a fierce submission style is well deserve...
Momoe Ito
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Joshi Face

The youngest of all the competitors in the Joshi Division, Ito is only 20 years old and a relative newcomer to the world of pro wrestling. Her background is in gymnastics and she represented Japan at the London Olympic Games in 2012...
Psycho Witch
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Joshi Heel

Physically the biggest and strongest woman in the Joshi division, her incredible mix of raw power and technical grappling skill is not to be taken lightly. As implied by Reiko ZIP during Psycho Witch's introduction to the press & fa...
Rebecca Roxx
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Joshi Face

Good natured Rebecca comes from a tiny farming community in Northern Canada, where the local pastimes included drinking and fighting. Rebecca learned during her teenage years that she was exceptionally skilled at both activities. Sh...
Suki ZIP
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Joshi Heel

Daughter of King ZIP, part owner of ZIP JAPAN. Suki gave up her job as a referee to take up this spot in the newly formed Joshi Division, and was the main driving force behind its creation. Suki likes to wrestle an aggressive style ...
Vicki Violence
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Joshi Heel

This American woman has spent several years on the competitive indy scene in North America, usually shining in promotions that highlight hardcore matches. Her aggression in the ring is her trademark, whether she's battering her oppo...
Yumi Yamaguchi
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Joshi Face

Yumi grew up as a fan of ZIP JAPAN, former Heavyweight Champion Gorobei was her childhood hero. After finishing college on an amateur wrestling scholarship, Yumi began training in pro wrestling, and is set to make her debut in the Z...
Captain Insano Jr.
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Legend

There was never a Captain Insano, but that's no reason not to have a Captain Insano Jr. He's the insane luchador from Mexico, a fearless flyer who retired from in-ring action in 2014. During his run in ZIP JAPAN, he held the Junior Cham...
Crusher Kodo
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Legend

One of the original members of ZIP JAPAN's first roster, Kodo was a huge fan favourite, despite his relatively basic moveset that never really changed over his whole career, and consisted of the simplest lariats and slams. The only conc...
Genki Raiga
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Legend

Genki Raiga may have only ever held the ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Championship once in his career, but he will forever be known as the man who ended the lengthy title run of King ZIP. As a young wrestler, Raiga was taken under Mr. ZIP's win...
Gorobei
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Legend

Gorobei was a tall and handsome powerhouse who the fans adored. He spent many years paying his dues and slowly climbing the ranks of the heavyweight division, gradually building his maniacal fanbase with his inspiring displays of fighti...
Great HAGE
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Legend

The Great HAGE was a top junior babyface who was with ZIP JAPAN practically since the promotion began. Barely 18 when he debuted as a jobber, his in-ring antics and wild costumes (including colourful hairpieces - he was an early victim ...
King ZIP
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Legend

The founder of ZIP JAPAN, he wrestled as Mr. ZIP for years as a beloved babyface champion, before eventually transforming into the painted monster heel, King ZIP! King ZIP engaged in some classic, bloody wars over the ZIP JAPAN World Ch...
Kintaro
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Legend

The top heel in ZIP JAPAN for many years during the mid-2000s, Kintaro was a vicious competitor who could defeat his opponents with either brute strength or his sublime grappling skill. A former ZIP JAPAN World Champion, Kintaro was nev...
White Trash
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Legend

A former backyard wrestler from Trailer Park, USA, White Trash arrived in ZIP JAPAN in the mid 2000's amid rumors of a secret romantic involvement with Reiko ZIP. That relationship may have soured, but White Trash has continued to maint...
Yoji Shinichi
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Legend

Shinichi was a super star and legit tough guy in the world of pro wrestling: a former 3 time ZIP JAPAN Junior Champion, and past holder of several other titles in different promotions. A stiff and agressive technician in the ring, Shini...
ZIP Strikebot
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Legend?

King ZIP funded the invention of this monstrosity in the late 1990s. A robot originally intended for use as a sparring partner for King ZIP, ZIP Strikebot critically malfunctioned soon after his creation. Now, any time Strikebot is tur...
Gorobei Junior
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Heavyweight Face

Son of legendary ZIP JAPAN Champion Gorobei, Gorobei Jr started his career as a high flyer in the Junior division. After a few years of succcess he began bulking up, adding significant muscle mass to his frame and is now a reg...
Suki ZIP
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN part-owner and referee

King ZIP's middle daughter, Suki occassionally worked as referee in the past, but has mostly been working behind the scenes in the promotion's offices since the passing of King ZIP. With the upcoming Super Z Cup tournam...
The Denizen
Created by TheDenizen
Let's puroresu, baby. 4 attires (FPCPP, ZIP JAPAN, Entity and Deathmatch), full moveset and logic....
ZipJapan
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Ring Texture, made by Carlzilla, posted with his permission....
ZipJapan_ApronL
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Left Apron, made by Carlzilla, posted with his permission....
ZipJapan_ApronR
Created by TheDenizen
ZIP JAPAN Right Apron, made by Carlzilla, posted with his permission....