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Minoru Suzuki



Real name: Minoru Suzuki
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 220 lbs.
Date of birth: July 17, 1968
Hometown: Yokohama, Japan
Pro debut: June 23, 1988
Trained by: Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Finishing move: Gotch-Style Piledriver

Biography

– In his debut match, Suzuki was defeated by Takashi Iizuka
– On October 22, 1988, Suzuki picked up his first professional victory, defeating Iizuka
– In April 1989, Suzuki left New Japan for the UWF, preferring the MMA style
– Between 1993 and 2003, Suzuki wrestled only one match, defeating Christopher Dewaver at an independent show
– On May 13, 1995, Suzuki defeated Ken Shamrock to win the Pancrase Openweight Title
– In June 2003, Suzuki returned to New Japan
– On February 1, 2004, Suzuki & Yoshihiro Takayama defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Osamu Nishimura to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– On March 28, 2004, Suzuki & Takayama defeated Genichiro Tenryu & Manabu Nakanishi to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– On May 3, 2004, Suzuki & Takayama defeated Kazunari Murakami & Masahiro Chono to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– On July 10, 2004, Suzuki & Takayama defeated Takeshi Morishima & Takeshi Rikio to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– On July 19, 2004, Suzuki & Takayama defeated Jushin Liger & Kensuke Sasaki to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– In April 2005, Suzuki left New Japan for Pro Wrestling NOAH, though would continue to make semi-regular appearances for the promotion
– On June 18, 2005, Suzuki & Naomichi Marufuji defeated Scorpio & Doug Williams to win the GHC Tag Team Titles
– On July 18, 2005, Suzuki & Marufuji defeated Jun Akiyama & Makoto Hashi to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
– On September 11, 2005, Suzuki & Marufuji defeated Akitoshi Saito & Takashi Sugiura to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
– On September 3, 2006, Suzuki defeated Taiyo Kea to win the AJPW Triple Crown Title
– On October 29, 2006, Suzuki defeated RO’Z to retain the AJPW Triple Crown Title
– On January 4, 2007, Suzuki defeated Yuji Nagata to retain the AJPW Triple Crown Title
– On February 17, 2007, Suzuki defeated Satoshi Kojima to retain the AJPW Triple Crown Title
– On April 30, 2007, Suzuki defeated Tajiri to retain the AJPW Triple Crown Title
– In May 2007, Suzuki made a number of appearances in Mexico
– On July 1, 2007, Suzuki defeated Keiji Muto to retain the AJPW Triple Crown Title
– On June 28, 2008, Suzuki & Taiyo Kea defeated Joe Doering & Keiji Mutoh to win the AJPW Unified Tag Team Titles
– On August 3, 2008, Suzuki & Kea defeated Osamu Nishimura & SUWAMA to retain the AJPW Unified Tag Team Titles
– On October 11, 2008, Suzuki & Kea defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima to retain the AJPW Unified Tag Team Titles
– On January 3, 2009, Suzuki & NOSAWA Rongai defeated Osamu Nishimura & Masanobu Fuchi in the final of a tournament to win the vacant AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles
– On March 1, 2009, Suzuki & Rongai defeated KAI & Satoshi Kojima to retain the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles
– On March 14, 2009, Suzuki * Kea defeated Shuji Kondo & SUWAMA to retain the AJPW Unified Tag Team Titles
– On April 12, 2009, Suzuki defeated Kaz Hayashi to win the AJPW Champion’s Carnival
– On July 5, 2009, Suzuki & Kea defeated Keiji Muto & Masayuki Kono to retain the AJPW Unified Tag Team Titles
– On August 22, 2009, Suzuki & Rongai defeated Manabu Soya & Osamu Nishimura to retain the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles
– On January 22, 2010, Suzuki defeated NOSAWA Rongai & Osamu Nishimura to win the Kokomi Sakura Cup. He had previously defeated Akebono & Masayuki Kono to make the final
– On April 11, 2010, Suzuki defeated Masakatsu Funaki to win the AJPW Champion’s Carnival for the second year in succession
– On May 2, 2010, Suzuki defeated Ryota Hama to win the AJPW Triple Crown Title
– On July 4, 2010, Suzuki defeated Masayuki Kono to retain the AJPW Triple Crown Title
– On November 6, 2011, Suzuki & Lance Archer defeated Bad Intentions (Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson) to win the G1 Climax Tag League

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