Nov 14, 2009 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Kenzo Suzuki
Weight: 250 lbs.
Date of birth: July 25, 1974
From: Aichi, Japan
Pro debut: January 4, 2000
Trained by: Riki Choshu
Finishing move: Backdrop Suplex
- Suzuki joined New Japan Pro Wrestling in April 1999.
- In 2000, Suzuki was named Japan professional sports rookie of the year.
- On May 5, 2000, Suzuki won the 2000 Young Lions Cup by defeating Shinya Makabe.
- In mid-2001, Suzuki formed an upstart team called Kings of the Hill with fellow young lion, Hiroshi Tanahashi.
- Suzuki and Riki Choshu beat Makabe and Yutaka Yoshie on August 12, 2001 in Tokyo, Japan.
- Suzuki won the 2002 One Night Young Lion Tournament on March 6, 2002, beating Tanahashi in the finals.
- On October 28, 2002, King of the Hill defeated Makabe and Minoru Fujita at Tokyo’s Egg Dome.
- In early 2003, Suzuki jumped from New Japan Pro Wrestling to World Japan.
- After signing a developmental deal with WWE, Suzuki reported to Ohio Valley Wrestling in February 2004.
- In October 2003, Suzuki agreed to a WWE contract. Suzuki (with his wife) debuted on “Smackdown” during the spring of 2004.
- In his WWE PPV debut, Suzuki defeated Billy Gunn at the 2004 Great American Bash.
- At the September 7, 2004 “Smackdown” taping in Tulsa, OK, Suzuki and Rene Dupree defeated Billy Kidman and Paul London to capture the WWE World Tag Team title.
- At No Mercy 2004, Suzuki and Dupree defeated Rob Van Dam and Rey Mysterio Jr. to retain the WWE Tag Team title.
- On June 30, 2005, Suzuki and wife Hiroki were traded to the “Raw” roster.
- On July 6, 2005, WWE released Suzuki.
- In November 2005, Suzuki wrestled for the Hustle (Japan) and CMLL (Mexico) promotions.
- In 2010, Suzuki joined All Japan Pro Wrestling as KENSO.