Birthdate: April 5th, 1983
Weight: 194 lbs.
Debut: March 12th, 2007 vs. Nobukazu Hirai
Formally: Tetsuya Shimizu and T28
Background: Animal Hamaguchi Gym Trainee
Promotion History: All Japan (2007 to present)
Ring Attire: Black and white shorts
Card Position: Mid-Card
Major Tournaments Won: All Japan Jr. Tag League (2010)
Current Title Held: None
- March 13th, 2007 vs. Seiya Sanada
- November 24th, 2007 vs. Pepe Michinoku
- February 15th, 2008 with KUSHIDA vs. Manabu Soya and Daichi Kakimoto (tournament win)
- March 16th, 2008 with KUSHIDA vs. Kaz Hayashi and El Samurai
- As T28
- In Mexico!
- T28 with a Vertical Suplex
Featured Signature Moves:
- Avalanche Reverse Hurricanrana
- Firebird Splash
- Double Jump Elbow Drop (as T28)
- Front Flip Piledriver (as T28)
Other Signature Moves:
- Missile Dropkick
Debuting in March along with Sanada, T28 proved to be the more flashy of the two as he showed off a variety of high risk moves including the Firebird Splash. T28 got his first pinfall victory in May against Sanada, and for the remainder of the year he showed strength against the veterans while occasionally racking up wins against his other dojo mates.
T28 continued growing in 2008 as he tried to climb up the ladder in the Jr. Heavyweight division. In the All Japan Jr. Heavyweight League he came in tied for last place in his block, and only picked up a victory over TAKEMURA. He also took part in the Jr. Tag League, teaming with KUSHIDA, but the duo would come in 5th place in their bracket. He spent much of the year wrestling in tag matches as he continued learning from the veterans of All Japan. In November it was announced that T28 would be leaving for Mexico on an excursion, wrestling for IWRG. No date has been set for his return.
T28 wrestled in IWRG for the entire year of 2009.
Wrestling as Tetsuya Bushi, T28 won the IWRG Intercontinental Lightweight Championship on two occasions. While he wrestled under a mask during his stint, on December 3rd he lost his match to Oficial 911, which some think means he will be returning to Japan soon. His return date is still unknown.
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