Takashi Sugiura

Mar 10, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: Takashi Sugiura
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 230 lbs.
Date of birth: May 31, 1970
Hometown: Nagoya, Japan
Pro debut: December 23, 2000
Trained by: All Japan, Yoshihiro Takayama, Tamon Honda
Finishing move: Ankle Lock

Biography

– Sugiura was in the Japanese judo squad for the 1996 Olympics but failed to make the final cut
– In Sugiura’s debut match, he teamed with Masao Inoue and Takeshi Riko in a loss to Kentaro Shiga, Takeshi Morishima & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
– On January 11, 2001, Sugiura achieved his first professional win, teaming with Tamon Honda to defeat Kenta Kobashi & Masao Inoue
– On April 8, 2003, Sugiura, Makoto Hashi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru defeated Donovan Morgan, Michael Modest & Vinnie Valentino to win the NOAH One Night Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Tournament. The trio previously defeated Masashi Aoyagi, Mitsuo Momota & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi to make the final
– On September 12, 2003, Sugiura defeated Michael Modest to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title
– On November 1, 2003, Sugiura defeated Gedo to retain the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title
– On November 30, 2003, Sugiura defeated KENTA to retain the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title
– On June 5, 2005, Sugiura & Yoshinobu Kanemaru defeated Naomichi Marufuji & Kenta to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On August 27, 2005, Sugiura & Kanemaru defeated Low Ki & Richard Slinger to retain the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On December 4, 2005, Sugiura & Kanemaru defeated Kotaro Suzuki & Ricky Marvin to retain the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On June 4, 2006, Sugiura defeated KENTA to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title
– In July 2006, Sugiura (along with several NOAH stars) embarked on a tour of Europe
– On July 22, 2006, Sugiura, Kanemaru & Doug Williams defeated Ares, Bad Bones & Emil Sitoci to win the wXw Trios Tournament. The trio had previously defeated Steve Allison, Tengkwa & Tommy End to make the final
– On July 23, 2006, Sugiura defeated Murat Bosporus to retain the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title
– On August 13, 2006, Sugiura & Kanemaru defeated Minoru Fujita & Ikuto Hidaka to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On December 10, 2006, Sugiura & Kanemaru defeated MAZADA & NOSAWA Rongai to retain the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On October 27, 2007, Sugiura & Naomichi Marufuji defeated D’Lo Brown & Buchana to win the GHC Tag Team Titles
– On November 25, 2007, Sugiura & Marufuji defeated Akitoshi Saito & Bison Smith
– On March 2, 2008, Sugiura & Marufuji defeated The Briscoes (Mark & Jay) to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
– On December 6, 2009, Sugiura defeated Go Shiozaki to win the GHC Heavyweight Title
– On January 4, 2010, Sugiura defeated Hirooki Goto to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
– On February 28, 2010, Sugiura defeated Togi Makabe to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
– On July 10, 2010, Sugiura defeated Yoshihiro Takayama to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
– On August 22, 2010, Sugiura defeated Jun Akiyama to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
– On September 26, 2010, Sugiura defeated Go Shiozaki to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
– On October 1, 2010, Sugiura defeated Chessman to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
– On December 5, 2010, Sugiura defeated Takeshi Morishima to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
– On January 15, 2011, Sugiura defeated Bison Smith to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
– On March 5, 2011, Sugiura defeated Giant Bernard to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
– On March 21, 2011, Sugiura defeated Trevor Murdock to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
– On May 8, 2011, Sugiura defeated Minoru Suzuki to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
– On May 13, 2011, Sugiura defeated Dave Mastiff to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title. Over the next two days, he retained against Kotaro Suzuki and Claudio Castagnoli
– On December 9, 2012, Sugiura & Naomichi Marufuji defeated Akitoshi Saito & Go Shiozaki to win the GHC Tag Team Titles
– On January 27, 2013, Sugiura & Marufuji defeated Maybach Taniguchi & Yoshihiro Takayama to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
– On April 27, 2014, Sugiura & Masato Tanaka defeated Katsuhiko Nakajima & Naomichi Marufuji to win the 2014 NOAH Global Tag League
– On May 6, 2014, Sugiura & Tanaka defeated Shinjiro Otani & KAMIKAZE to win the NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Titles
– On May 31, 2014, Sugiura & Tanaka defeated Mayback Taniguchi & Takeshi Morishima to win the GHC Tag Team Titles
– On June 1, 2014, Sugiura & Tanaka defeated Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazuki Hashimoto to retain the NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Titles
– On July 5, 2014, Sugiura & Tanaka defeated TMDK (Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste) to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
– On August 2, 2014, Sugiura & Tanaka defeated Mohammed Bombers (Mohammed Yone & Daisuke Ikeda) to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
– On September 19, 2014, Sugiura & Tanaka defeated Shin Aibou Tag (Fujito Hayato & Ikuto Hidaka) to retain the NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Titles
– On October 12, 2014, Sugiura & Tanaka defeated TMDK (Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste) to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
– On November 24, 2014, Sugiura & Tanaka defeated BRAVE (Mohammed Yone & Naomichi Marufuji) to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles. Later that day, they defeated Hideki Suzuki & Kohei Sato to retain the NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Titles
– On December 24, 2014, Sugiura & Tanaka defeated Shinjiro Otani & Yoshikazu Yokoyama to win the Zero-1 Furinkazan Tag Tournament
– On March 1, 2015, Sugiura & Tanaka defeated Daisuke Sekimoto & Kohei Sato to retain the NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Titles
– Sugiura & Tanaka won the NOAH Global Tag League 2015, defeated Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr & Lance Archer) in the final
– On May 5, 2015, Sugiura & Tanaka defeated Kohei Sato & Shinjiro Otani to retain the NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Titles
– On January 31, 2016, Sugiura defeated Naomichi Marufuji to win the GHC Heavyweight Title
– On March 19, 2016, Sugiura defeated Katsuhiko Nakajima to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title

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