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Takashi Sugiura



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

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