NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING

PROFILE

Taichi

UNIT

Suzuki gun 

HEIGHT

177cm 

WEIGHT

100kg 

YEAR OF BIRTH

19 Mar 1980 

Taichi
HEIGHT
177cm 
WEIGHT
100kg 
YEAR OF BIRTH
19 Mar 1980 
PLACE OF BIRTH
Ishikari-shi, Hokkaido, Japan 
BLOOD TYPE
DEBUT
2 Dec 2002 
FINISH HOLD

Taichi-style Last Ride, Black Mephisto, Gedo Clutch, Seitei Jujiro (Stretch Plum)

 
THEME SONG
Pageant [Instrumental] 
TWITTER
@taichi0319 

BIOGRAPHY

“The world’s slyest wrestler”, Itachi always revels in a booing crowd. Debuting for All Japan Pro Wrestling in December 2012, he later wrestled in many organizations before joining New Japan in 2006. After joining Suzuki-gun and adopting an even dirtier fighting style, he won the Pro Wrestling Noah GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship, and on Suzuki-Gun’s return to NJPW, he claimed the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Championships with Yoshinobu Kanemaru. 

In 2018, Taichi made the transition to heavyweight, and immediately attempted to make a name for himself at the expense of Tetsuya Naito. Although he would come out on the losing end of their feud in 2018, and again when it was reignited at New Beginning 2019, Taichi showed that he had a hard hitting style behind a cowardly exterior. The long yelled chants of ‘Taichi go home!’ were now accompanied by shouts of ‘let’s go Taichi!’, and those shouts grew louder when Taichi squared off in a classic encounter with Tomohiro Ishii during the 2019 New Japan Cup. 

“The world’s slyest wrestler”, Itachi always revels in a booing crowd. Debuting for All Japan Pro Wrestling in December 2012, he later wrestled in many organizations before joining New Japan in 2006. After joining Suzuki-gun and adopting an even dirtier fighting style, he won the Pro Wrestling Noah GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship, and on Suzuki-Gun’s return to NJPW, he claimed the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Championships with Yoshinobu Kanemaru. 

In 2018, Taichi made the transition to heavyweight, and immediately attempted to make a name for himself at the expense of Tetsuya Naito. Although he would come out on the losing end of their feud in 2018, and again when it was reignited at New Beginning 2019, Taichi showed that he had a hard hitting style behind a cowardly exterior. The long yelled chants of ‘Taichi go home!’ were now accompanied by shouts of ‘let’s go Taichi!’, and those shouts grew louder when Taichi squared off in a classic encounter with Tomohiro Ishii during the 2019 New Japan Cup. 

FINISH HOLD

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    Taichi-style Last Ride

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