One of the DG system’s top heels over the last decade, Susumu Yokosuka is a 11-year veteran and one of many trained in the Toryumon by Ultimo Dragon. Despite sharing the same real last name, he is not related to fellow DG veteran Masaaki Mochisuki.
Yokosuka started out in Michinoku Pro, but didn’t make it out to the dojo before heading to Ultimo Dragon’s dojo in Mexico. In 1999 he joined the Toryumon, bringing the IWRG Intercontinental Tag Team Titles he held with Yasushi Kanda along with him. He and Kanda debuted in Toryumon as a heel team, causing mayhem in matches and frequently forcing double countouts to disappoint fans and ruin shows. They were invited to join the legendary Crazy Max stable and accepted, but turned on them later that same night. A few months later they were joined by Masaaki Mochizuki, and they dubbed themselves M2K (meaning two Mochizukis and Kanda). They added Darkness Dragon, Chocoball Kobe, and Genki Horiguchi to their ranks over time (Genki replacing Kobe).
On December 15, 2000, he won his first singles title when he topped Keni’chiro Arai for the NWA World Welterweight Title, but six days later he was stripped of the belt because he won it due to outside interference. He won it a second time from Arai cleanly on May 27 of the following year, but lost it to Ryo Saito on September 30. He also had two reigns as UWA World Trios Champion, the first time with Kanda and Dragon in July, and the second with Dragon and Masaaki in October. After Masaaki was kicked out of M2K early in 2002 for trying to reform it, he challenged Masaaki to a match on February 24 for the rights to the Mochizuki surname. Masaaki defeated him, and Susumu was forced to rename himself Susumu Yokosuka, after his home town. To this day, he has never won a singles match against Masaaki. Yokosuka was mainly a mid-carder in 2003 with Do Fixer, leaving in 2004 to form Final M2K. He finally broke through in 2006, winning the Open The Dream Gate Title and making 3 successful defenses. After Final M2K disbanded in 2007 he joined Typhoon, winning the WAR I-J Heavyweight Tag Team Titles in July and had two reigns as Open the Triangle Gate Champions with CIMA. In 2008, he and Ryo added another title to their list of accolades, winning the Open the Twin Gate Championship from Keni’chiro Arai & Taku Iwasa on May 5. They defended it three times before losing to inaugural champions Speed Muscle–Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino – on September 26. In the interim, Shingo Takagi joined Typhoon, and he was the only member who did not take well to it, creating some dissention. He fought Shingo for his Open the Dream Gate title, but lost. After that, Shingo was booted from Typhoon for trying to banish him and for attacking CIMA. The rest of the year remained quiet for him up until the end, when he, Ryo Saito & Dragon Kid lost a Unit Split Survival Three-Way Six-Man Tag Match against teams from WORLD-1 and Real Hazard.
After this Saito turned on Yokosuka in early 2009 but Gamma made the save, and the two teamed up to win the Open The Twin Gate Titles soon after. He then joined CIMA’s new WARRIORS-5 faction. In November, he began to mysteriously associate himself with Real Hazard member Dr. Muscle. The first incident with him came on the 11th: Gamma cost Susumu a match against Ryo Saito when he tried to throw protein powder into Saito’s eyes and it hit Susumu instead, allowing him to be pinned. After the match, Susumu left with Dr. Muscle. On the 14th, Dr. Muscle drew Susumu’s attention away from a tag match that he and Gamma were in against Naruki Doi & BxB Hulk, causing them to lose. Susumu went to say something afterwards, but he stopped in mid-sentence to hit Hulk with a Jumbo no Kachi! and then left with Dr. Muscle again. Following this, Dr. Muscle began to exhibit moves from Susumu’s moveset, which continued over the course of the next couple of weeks. On the 23rd, Susumu blew off CIMA & Gamma after winning a match, and later on that night, Gamma tried to unmask Dr. Muscle, but the Doctor escaped. Finally, on December 3, Susumu’s true colors became known: After he no-showed for a tag team match he had with KAGETORA against Ryo Saito & Genki Horiguchi, causing KAGETORA to lose, Dr. Muscle came out and struck down KAGETORA with a Mugen and Jumbo no Kachi!, then unmasked to reveal himself to be Susumu. He joined Ryo and Genki in beating down KAGETORA some more before CIMA & Gamma stopped him, and he officially joined Real Hazard and reformed his team with Ryo. But the reunion was quickly put on hold due to a Saito injury, at which point Yokosuka formed “KensSuka” with new faction member K-ness. With Real Hazard now in the middle of an internal feud over their tactics for winning, Yokosuka currently finds himself aligned with K-ness & Genki Horiguchi on the “clean” side of the argument against the “dirty side”, his pursuit of the Dream Gate & other accolades likely on hold for now.
Stats & Info:
Real name: Susumu Mochizuki
Weight: 165 pounds/75 kg
Experience: 11 years
Finishing move: Mugen, Jumbo No Kachi!
Current affiliation: Dragon Gate
Ring entrance theme: “Yokosuka Liner”
1-time Open The Dream Gate Champion
3-time Open The Twin Gate Champion
2-time Open The Triangle Gate Champion
1-time I-J Heavyweight Tag Team Champion
1-time IWRG Intercontinental Tag Team Champion
2-time NWA World Welterweight Champion
3-time UWA World Trios Champion
Official website (Japanese):
http://spora.jp/kness (This is actually the official blog of K-ness, which they appear to be sharing as of spring 2010)