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Encyclopedia > Kenzo Suzuki
Kenzo Suzuki
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Ring name(s) Kenzo Suzuki
Hirohito
Billed height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Billed weight 118 kg (260 lb)
Born July 25, 1974
Hekinan, Aichi
Billed from the Land of the Rising Sun
Trained by Riki Choshu
Debut 2000

Kenzo Suzuki (鈴木 健想 in Japanese; born July 25, 1974 in Hekinan, Aichi) is a Japanese professional wrestler who formerly worked for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), an American professional wrestling association, on its SmackDown! brand and very briefly as part of its RAW brand. Image File history File links This is a copyrighted promotional photo with a known source. ... July 25 is the 206th day (207th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 159 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Shinshiro Hall Mayor Address 〒447-8601 28 Matsumoto-chō Hekinan, Aichi Phone number 0566-41-3311 Official website: Hekinan City Hekinan (碧南市; -shi) is a city located in Aichi, Japan. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... July 25 is the 206th day (207th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 159 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Shinshiro Hall Mayor Address 〒447-8601 28 Matsumoto-chō Hekinan, Aichi Phone number 0566-41-3311 Official website: Hekinan City Hekinan (碧南市; -shi) is a city located in Aichi, Japan. ... Professional wrestling is generally any form of wrestling in which the wrestlers receive payment for participating. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Professional wrestling is generally any form of wrestling in which the wrestlers receive payment for participating. ... WWE Friday Night SmackDown! is a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the flagship broadcast of the SmackDown! brand. ... WWE RAW is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the flagship broadcast of the RAW brand. ...

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Career

Suzuki was a rugby player prior to his professional debut as a wrestler in April 1999. His debut was at New Japan Pro Wrestling's . A scrum Rugby union (often referred to as rugby, union or football) is one of the two codes of rugby football, the other being rugby league. ... For other uses, see April (disambiguation). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. ...


In 2003, Suzuki resigned from New Japan, choosing to follow his mentor and trainer, Riki Choshu, to Choshu's World Japan promotion. Later in the year, he left to wrestle in the United States. It is speculated that he was forced to resign because a wrestler he was helping to train, Giant Ochiai[1], died while training on his watch [2]. The World Japan promotion had been embroiled in controversy up to that point and this news was something that the promotion did not need. This led to him being blackballed,[citation needed] thus his venturing to wrestle in the United States. Suzuki wrestled for the Major League Wrestling (MLW) promotion in the United States during 2003. Nevertheless, citing lack of competition in the World Japan roster, he quit. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. ... Mitsuo Yoshida(吉田光雄), better known by his stage name Riki Choshu(長州力), is a Japanese professional wrestler who is most known for his longtime work in New Japan Pro Wrestling as a wrestler and a booker. ... Fighting World of Japan Pro-Wrestling, frequently shortened to World Japan or WJ, and also known as Riki Pro, is a professional wrestling promotion formed in Japan in 2003. ... A blacklist is a list or register of entities who, for one reason or another, are being denied a particular privilege, service, or mobility. ... Major League Wrestling (MLW) was a short-lived professional wrestling promotion that described itself as hybrid wrestling bring together many different forms of wrestling to produce an alternative to sports entertainment. ...


In 2004, Suzuki debuted for WWE's SmackDown! brand, along with his geisha valet (and real-life wife) Hiroko. Dan Madigan created a Hirohito gimmick for his WWE debut, but the idea was dropped and he debuted under his real name. He made his WWE TV debut on the June 10, 2004 episode of SmackDown! His first opponent was Scotty 2 Hotty, followed by Spike Dudley and a short feud with Billy Gunn which ended with a match at the Great American Bash, which Suzuki won. Generally he worked as a heel with two humorous gimmicks. One was convincing fans he was pro-American by poorly singing popular songs; the other was an obsession with busty wrestling divas such as Torrie Wilson (often earning Hiroko's great ire). Often at house shows and Television tapings, the crowd would chant "USA! USA!", while Kenzo covered his ears and got down on one knee. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... maiko (geisha apprentices), Kyoto, Japan wearing traditional kimono and geta. ... In professional wrestling, a manager is a non-wrestler character who is paired with a wrestler. ... Hiroko Niizuma Suzuki (born 1975 in Japan) is the manager and wife of professional wrestler Kenzo Suzuki. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Scott Garland aka Scotty 2 Hotty (born July 2, 1970 in Westbrook, Maine) is a professional wrestler currently working for World Wrestling Entertainments Smackdown! brand. ... Matthew Hyson aka Spike Dudley was born on August 13, 1970, in Providence, Rhode Island. ... Monty Kip Sopp (born November 1, 1963 in Orlando, Florida) is an American professional wrestler, best known as Bad Ass Billy Gunn (also spelled as Badd Ass) from his years in the World Wrestling Entertainment. ... The Great American Bash was an annual summer PPV in the NWAs Jim Crockett Promotions and then in WCW. After WCW was sold to WWE, WWE took over the promotion of the event. ... Torrie Anne Gruner (née Wilson) [1] (born July 24, 1975 in), is an American professional wrestling diva, fitness competitor and model. ...


On the episode of Smackdown! airing September 9, 2004, Kenzo, along with Rene Dupree won the WWE Tag Team Championship, defeating Billy Kidman and Paul London. He, along with René Duprée, lost the WWE Tag-Team Championships to Rob Van Dam and Rey Mysterio on the December 9, 2004 airing of Smackdown!. Kenzo had the opportunity of a rematch at Armageddon but lost the match along with his partner Dupree. In singles action he briefly feuded with John Cena for the WWE United States Championship, getting into a battle rap with him at one point. September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... René Goguen (born December 15, 1983 in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada), better known by his ring name René Duprée, is a French Canadian professional wrestler competing for World Wrestling Entertainments ECW brand. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team championship. ... Peter Gruner (born May 11, 1974 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is a professional wrestler on the World Wrestling Entertainments Smackdown! Brand, best known by his stage name of Billy Kidman. ... Paul Michael Sanchez-Garcia London (born April 16, 1980) is an American professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on the SmackDown! brand where he is one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions with his tag team partner, Brian Kendrick. ... René Duprée René Duprée (born René Goguen on December 15, 1983 in Moncton, New Brunswick) is a French Canadian professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment on the SmackDown! brand and is the youngest worker in the WWE. He is also the son of celebrated Canadian Maritimes wrestling promoter... Robert Alexander Szatkowski (born December 18, 1970 in Battle Creek, Michigan) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Rob Van Dam (abbreviated to RVD). ... Óscar Gutiérrez Rubio, (born December 11, 1974) better known by his ring names Rey Mysterio, Jr. ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WWE Armageddon is a pay-per-view event that began in December 1999, and followed the Survivor Series pay-per-view in November. ... John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. ... WWE United States Championship The WWE United States Championship is a professional wrestling title. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


He was soon injured with a collapsed lung. After his recovery, he was sent to OVW to continue his training until he was ready to return to the main roster. OVW logo Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) is an American independent circuit professional wrestling promotion based in Louisville, Kentucky. ...


Suzuki and Hiroko were traded to RAW on June 30, 2005 at the end of the 2005 Draft Lottery. However, both of the Suzukis were released on July, 2005 before debuting on RAW. WWE RAW is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the flagship broadcast of the RAW brand. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The WWE Draft (also known as the WWE Draft Lottery) is an annual event held by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in which a few members of the its brands, RAW ,SmackDown! and ECW, jump to another brand. ...


Kenzo and his wife have since returned to Japan, where he now competes for the off-beat Hustle promotion. In a match on December 25, 2005 both Kenzo & Hiroko were defeated by the team of Liosazer & Justriser Guren. In one of his more humorous matches, he is defeated by Razor Ramon Hard Gay when he is de-pantsed during a Sunset Flip manuver. [3] December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 6 days remaining for the year. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A picture of Hard Gay in action, taken from the Japanese television show Bakuten. ...


On February 15, 2006, Kenzo announced that he had signed a contract with Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre in Mexico. Hiroko won't accompany him there, however. February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) (Spanish for Worldwide Wrestling Council) is a Lucha Libre promotion based in Mexico City while running cards in Guadalajara, Puebla and elsewhere in central and southern Mexico. ...

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In wrestling

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Previous managers

  • Hiroko
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Hiroko Niizuma Suzuki (born 1975 in Japan) is the manager and wife of professional wrestler Kenzo Suzuki. ...

Quotes

"I love America!"


"Start spreading the News, I'm leaving today!" (Singing New York, New, York!)

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Finishing and signature moves

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Much of the action in professional wrestling involves the application of techniques that involve lifting the opponent up and throwing or slamming him/her down. ... Attacking maneuvers in professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold, or set up for a throw. ... Attacking maneuvers in professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold, or set up for a throw. ... A moonsault or moonsault press is a professional wrestling aerial technique with much of its popularity in American wrestling being attributed to The Great Muta, also known as Keiji Mutoh. ... Chris Candido holds A.J. Styles up in a delayed vertical suplex during an episode of TNA iMPACT! A suplex is an offensive move used in wrestling, both in competitive sport wrestling, including Olympic and collegiate wrestling, and professional wrestling. ... Attacking maneuvers in professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold, or set up for a throw. ...

Championships and accomplishments


  Results from FactBites:
 
Hiroko Suzuki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (190 words)
Hiroko Niizuma Suzuki (born 1975 in Japan) is the manager and wife of professional wrestler Kenzo Suzuki.
On June 10, 2004, Hiroko made her debut as Kenzo Suzuki's geisha valet and translator on WWE's SmackDown!
Hiroko and Kenzo were traded to the RAW brand on June 30, 2005 at the end of the 2005 Draft Lottery.
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