TARU is a 14-year veteran who has competed for All-Japan since 2005. He began his career in Dragon Gate before jumping to All-Japan, where he is best known as the founder/leader of the Voodoo Murders faction. Over the last year or so he has been recruiting gaijin for the facton, most notably former WWE stars Rene Dupree and, more recently, Big Daddy Voodoo (the former Mabel/Viscera/Big Daddy V), the latter of which he won the All-Asia Tag Team Titles with in April 2010. He is a former UWA Trios Champion from his time in Dragon Gate.
TARU is inactive as of June 3, 2011 ater being indefinitely suspended for assaulting stablemate Super Hate before a match on May 29, 2011. Hate (Nobukazu Hirai) suffered a stroke after his match as a result and was hospitalized.
Stats & Info:
Real name: Yoshikazu Taru
Weight: 220 pounds/100 kg
Experience: 15 years
Finsihing move: TARU Driller
Current affiliation: All-Japan (Inactive as of June 2011-suspended)
Ring entrance music: “TARU DRILL A HOLE”
1-time All-Asia Tag Team Champion
1-time UWA Trios Champion
1-time World Lucha Libre Martial Arts Champion
2002 One Night Tag Tournament
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