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 

 
THEME SONG
Pageant [Instrumental] 
TWITTER
@taichi0319 

BIOGRAPHY

From Black Saint to Holy Emperor, Taichi has run the gamut of reviled coward to respected fighter, sometimes switching between the two in the span of one match. Suzuki-Gun’s master manipulator, Taichi is a force to be strongly reckoned with. 

After initially training under the legendary Toshiaki Kawada in All Japan, Taichi joined NJPW in 2006 as a junior heavyweight. After two IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship reigns, Taichi eventually transitioned to the heavyweight ranks, where he won the NEVER Openweight Championship twice, and through a feud with contemporary Tomohiro Ishii, gained a hard hitting edge to his in-ring style. Taichi would also form the Dangerous Tekkers tag team with Zack Sabre Jr., an impressive combination that secured three IWGP Tag Team Championship reigns. 

Spring 2022 saw Taichi find a new direction when he won the King of Pro-Wrestling trophy from Toru Yano. Taichi sought to elevate the status of the KOPW trophy by having it defended in main events with hard fought stipulations. This he achieved, but lost the trophy in the process to Shingo Takagi, forcing him to reset for the rest of the year.

From Black Saint to Holy Emperor, Taichi has run the gamut of reviled coward to respected fighter, sometimes switching between the two in the span of one match. Suzuki-Gun’s master manipulator, Taichi is a force to be strongly reckoned with. 

After initially training under the legendary Toshiaki Kawada in All Japan, Taichi joined NJPW in 2006 as a junior heavyweight. After two IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship reigns, Taichi eventually transitioned to the heavyweight ranks, where he won the NEVER Openweight Championship twice, and through a feud with contemporary Tomohiro Ishii, gained a hard hitting edge to his in-ring style. Taichi would also form the Dangerous Tekkers tag team with Zack Sabre Jr., an impressive combination that secured three IWGP Tag Team Championship reigns. 

Spring 2022 saw Taichi find a new direction when he won the King of Pro-Wrestling trophy from Toru Yano. Taichi sought to elevate the status of the KOPW trophy by having it defended in main events with hard fought stipulations. This he achieved, but lost the trophy in the process to Shingo Takagi, forcing him to reset for the rest of the year.

FINISH HOLD

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    Taichi-style Last Ride

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    Black Mephisto

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