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

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 arguably had his best career year to date in 2020. Gaining singles wins over Kota Ibushi and Hiroshi Tanahashi, he then teamed with Zack Sabre Junior to beat both men and lift the IWGP Tag Team Championships at Dominion. Defending those titles again at Summer Struggle, the still young Dangerous Tekkers team quickly became one of the most respected in all of NJPW. After a strong G1 Climax, inclusing a 158 kick battle with Kota Ibushi, Taichi seeks to end his year with a bang, and go on to greater glories in 2021. 

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 arguably had his best career year to date in 2020. Gaining singles wins over Kota Ibushi and Hiroshi Tanahashi, he then teamed with Zack Sabre Junior to beat both men and lift the IWGP Tag Team Championships at Dominion. Defending those titles again at Summer Struggle, the still young Dangerous Tekkers team quickly became one of the most respected in all of NJPW. After a strong G1 Climax, inclusing a 158 kick battle with Kota Ibushi, Taichi seeks to end his year with a bang, and go on to greater glories in 2021. 

FINISH HOLD

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    Taichi-style Last Ride

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    Black Mephisto

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