Kotaro Suzuki

Birthdate:  June 18th, 1978
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 183 lbs.
Debut:  December 24th, 2001
Background:  NOAH dojo graduate
Promotion History: NOAH (2001 to present)
Alliances:  Teams with Misawa and Ricky Marvin
Ring Attire:  Blue tights
Card Position:  Mid-Card
Major Tournaments Won: Nippon TV Cup Jr. Heavyweight Tag League (2009)
Current Title Held : None

Championship History:

GHC Jr. Heavyweight Championship (as Mushiking Terry):
- Defeated Tatsuhito Takaiwa on 4/28/07 and lost to Yoshinobu Kanemaru on 10/27/07

GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship with Ricky Marvin:
- Defeated The Briscoe Brothers on 1/21/07 and lost to Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino on 11/24/07

GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship with Yoshinobu Kanemaru:
- Defeated Ishimori and KENTA and on 7/13/08 and Vacated on 1/17/10

Biggest Matches:
- April 27th, 2004 vs. Jushin Thunder Liger (first singles title challenge)
- July 18th, 2005 vs. Black Mask (Mushiking Terry debut)
- October 28th, 2005 vs. KENTA (title challenge)
- January 21st, 2007 with Marvin vs. The Briscoe Brothers (title win)
- April 28th, 2007 vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa (title win)
- July 13th, 2008 with Kanemaru vs. Ishimori and KENTA (title win)

Pictures:
- As Mushiking Terry
- Suzuki battles with Takayama
- Mushiking Terry with a Hurricanrana
- Mushiking Terry with a Death Valley Bomb
- Suzuki as Tiger Emperor

Signature Moves:
- Akushizu
- Blue Destiny
- Double Tombstone
- Leapfrog Face Crusher
- Myst Crash
- Requiem
- Shotei
- Tiger Feint Kick

Signature Moves (as Mushiking Terry):
- Back Flip Plancha
- Death Valley Bomb
- Genesis
- Jumping Knee
- Teradrive
- Yoshi Tonic

2005 Recap:
A promising Jr. Heavyweight, Suzuki has yet to win the GHC Jr. Heavyweight Championship but has not stopped trying.  After two unsuccessful tries in 2004, he tried again in May, but again lost.  After debuting Mushiking Terry at the Dome Show in July, he again took his shot at the Jr. Heavyweight Championship against KENTA in the fall, but again he lost.  It is only a matter of time though until Suzuki (or Mushiking Terry) makes the next step and he finally has gold around his waist.

2006 Recap:
Suzuki had a rather quiet year as he continues climbing up the ladder. He had a singles match against Low Ki on February 17th but came up short. Much of the year his most notable matches took place when he became Mushiking Terry to wrestle his arch nemesis Mushiking Joker. He was also more successful as Mushiking Terry, although Suzuki did pick up a few singles wins against the newest dojo class in both NOAH and SEM.

2007 Recap:
2007 proved to be a great year for Suzuki as he won two GHC Jr. Heavyweight Championships, even holding them at the same time. The start of his good year was on January 21st when he teamed with Marvin to win the GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship from the Briscoe Brothers. Suzuki would win his first singles title on April 28th when (as Mushiking Terry) he defeated Tatsuhito Takaiwa to win the GHC Jr. Heavyweight Championship. Mushiking Terry would hold the title for several months before losing to Yoshinobu Kanemaru in October. Suzuki and Marvin would keep their titles longer, until November 24th, when Marvin would break his leg during a match and they would fall to Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino. Overall 2007 was the greatest year thus far in his career and it will be hard for him to match it in 2008.

2009 Recap:
Suzuki entered and exited 2009 with a title around his waist as he continued to leave his mark on the Jr. Heavyweight division. Teaming with Kanemaru, the pair won the GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship in the summer of 2008 and in 2009 they defeated the teams of Aoki/Ito, Nakajima/Miyahara, Jado/Gedo, and Ishimori/Marvin. In the Nippon TV Cup Jr. Heavyweight Tag League, Suzuki teamed with his regular partner Kanemaru and they won the tournament, defeating Atsushi Aoki and Kota Ibushi in the Finals. In the Jr. Heavyweight League in the fall, Suzuki was doing well until he was injured, and he had to miss the Semi Finals. He returned, but was injured more seriously on December 23rd and is expected to miss a substantial amount of time from the ring.


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