Hideki Suzuki

Jun 24, 2021 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real Name: Hideki Suzuki
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 243 lbs.
Date of Birth: February 18, 1980
Hometown: Kitahiroshima, Hokkaido (Japan)
Pro Debut: November 24, 2008
Trained By: Billy Robinson & Shigeo Miyato
Finishing Move: Double Arm Suplex

Biography

– Suzuki has a background in both judo and soccer
– Suzuki trained under Billy Robinson and the UWF Snake Pit, and is regarded as the final Robinson trainee to begin a sustained pro wrestling career
– Suzuki began his career with Antonio Inoki’s IGF promotion, losing his debut match to Hiromitsu Kanehara
– In September 2010, Suzuki began working for BattlArts alongside his IGF commitments
– Suzuki won the 2013 Inoki Genome Tournament, defeating Atsushi Sawada in the final
– In March 2014, Suzuki left IGF to become a freelancer, but would work primarily for ZERO1
– On August 3, Suzuki defeated Tama Williams to win the ZERO1 United National Title
– On April 1, 2015, Suzuki defeated KAI to win the WRESTLE-1 Title
– On April 5, Suzuki defeated Takafumi Ito to retain the ZERO1 United National Title
– On May 5, Suzuki defeated Ryota Hama to retain the WRESTLE-1 Title
– On June 18, Suzuki defeated Shuji Kondo to retain the WRESTLE-1 Title
– On November 1, Suzuki defeated Kohei Sato to win the ZERO1 World Title
– On November 23, Suzuki defeated James Raideen to retain the ZERO1 World Title
– On New Year’s Day 2016, Suzuki defeated Masato Tanaka to retain the ZERO1 World Title
– Following his ZERO1 World Title loss to Kohei Sato in March 2016, Suzuki began competing primarily for Big Japan
– On March 30, 2017, Suzuki defeated Daisuke Sekimoto to win the BJW World Title
– On May 5, Suzuki defeated Yuji Okabayashi to retain the BJW World Title
– On May 15, Moon Vulcan (Suzuki, Takuya Nomura & Yoshihisa Uto) defeated 3rd Generation Chimidoro Brothers (Abdullah Kobayashi, Takayuki Ueki & Masaya Takahashi) to win the Yokohama Shopping Street Six-Man Tag Team Titles
– On May 25, Suzuki defeated Hideyoshi Kamitani to retain the BJW World Title
– On July 17, Suzuki defeated Ryuichi Kawakami to retain the BJW World Title
– On August 19, Suzuki defeated Daichi Hashimoto to retain the BJW World Title
– On September 14, Suzuki & Kohei Sato defeated Shogun Okamoto & Yutaka Yoshie to win the vacant NWA International Tag Team Titles
– On October 26, Suzuki & Sato defeated Okamoto & Yoshie to retain the NWA International Tag Team Titles
– On November 1, Suzuki defeated Hideyoshi Kamitani to retain the BJW World Title
– Suzuki won DDT’s 2017 Shinjuku Chijo Saidai Budokai Tournament, defeating Fuminori Abe in the final
– Suzuki teamed with Konosuke Takeshita to win the 2017 DDT/BJW Toshiwasure Shuffle Tag Tournament, defeating Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi in the final
– On February 24, 2018, Suzuki defeated Tsukasa Fujimoto & Miyako Matsumoto to win the Triangle Ribbon Title
– On April 15, Suzuki defeated Daichi Hashimoto to regain the BJW World Title
– On May 3, Suzuki defeated Tsukushi & Hyoketsu to retain the Triangle Ribbon Title
– On May 5, Suzuki fought Daisuke Sekimoto to a time-limit draw to retain the BJW World Title
– On June 20, Suzuki defeated Takuya Nomura to retain the BJW World Title
– On July 1, Suzuki defeated Miyako Matsumoto & Akane Fujita to retain the Triangle Ribbon Title
– On July 21, Suzuki defeated Yoshihisa Uto to retain the BJW World Title
– On August 19, Suzuki defeated Hideyoshi Kamitani to retain the BJW World Title
– On September 16, Suzuki defeated Yasufumi Nakanoue to retain the BJW World Title
– On March 10, 2019, Suzuki, Abdullah Kobayashi & Yoshihisa Uto defeated 3rd Generation Chimidoro Brothers (Masaya Takahashi, Toshiyuki Sakuda & Takayuki Ueki) to win the Yokohama Shopping Street Six-Man Tag Team Titles
– Suzuki made his US debut at the first Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport event on April 4, 2019, defeating Timothy Thatcher
– On April 23, Suzuki, Abdullah Kobayashi & Yoshihisa Uto defeated IRON PRIEST (SAGAT, FUMA & Yusuke Kubo) and Sento Minzoku (Minoru Fujita, Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine) to win the Yokohama Shopping Street Six-Man Tag Team Titles
– In April 2021, Suzuki was surprising signed by WWE as a coach at the Performance Center
– Suzuki would occasionally appear on NXT television as ‘Hachiman’, a member of Malcolm Bivens’ Diamond Mine stable
– On January 5, 2022, Suzuki was released by WWE
– Upon his return to Japan, Suzuki signed with Pro Wrestling NOAH, joining the Sugiura-gun stable
– On March 13, Sugiura-gun (Suzuki & Takashi Sugiura) defeated Kaito Kiyomiya & Daiki Inaba in the final of a tournament to win the vacant GHC Tag Team Titles
– On April 30, Sugiura-gun defeated Kongo (Katsuhiko Nakajima & Kenoh) to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles, but would lose them to the team of Rene Dupree & El Hijo del Dr Wagner Jr a week later
– On July 16, Suzuki & Timothy Thatcher defeated Masa Kitamiya & Yoshiki Inamura to win the vacant GHC Tag Team Titles
– Suzuki reached the final of the 2022 N-1 Victory Tournament, but lost to Kaito Kiyomiya

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