Weight: 224 lbs.
Hometown: Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Style: Strong Style, MMA, Grappling
Signature Moves: Saka Otoshi, Sleeper hold (choke), Gotch-style Piledriver
Minoru Suzuki, hailed as “The Emperor of Strong Style,” stands as a living legend in the world of professional wrestling. Born on June 17, 1968, in Yokohama, Japan, Suzuki’s journey to becoming a dominant force in the wrestling scene is nothing short of legendary.
Suzuki’s foray into the realm of combat sports began with a deep-rooted passion for martial arts, particularly judo. This foundation laid the groundwork for his later transition into professional wrestling. Suzuki made his wrestling debut in 1988 and quickly garnered attention for his unique blend of technical prowess, striking ability, and an unwavering intensity that earned him the moniker “The King.”
His global presence expanded over the years, with Suzuki establishing himself as a formidable competitor in various promotions, including New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and Pro Wrestling NOAH. It was his unrelenting style and unmatched skill set that brought Suzuki to Major League Wrestling, where he made a seismic impact in his debut.
Known for his hard-hitting matches and the patented Gotch-style Piledriver, Gotch is a feared adversary and a respected figure.
Beyond his in-ring prowess, Suzuki’s influence extends to the broader landscape of professional wrestling. He is the founder of the highly acclaimed professional wrestling promotion, Suzuki-gun, a faction that has left an indelible mark on the sport.
The Emperor of Strong Style reigns supreme, and his presence ensures that MLW remains a battleground for the very best in the sport.