Kotaro Suzuki is a 8-year veteran and one of the top Jr. Heavyweights in NOAH. He has also competed at times as the masked “Mushiking Terry”, a character based on a popular video game character. Originally he was a face until turning heel and aligning himself with Disobey, where he’s formed one of the top Jr. Heavyweight teams in all puroresu with Yoshinobu Kanemaru.
Suzuki suffered a serious knee injury in December 2009, much lke the ones that sidelined Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA for extended periods of time. But like the others before him he made a successful full recovery and returned to action on August 28, 2010. He lost to KENTA in his return match. Since his return he appears to have broken away from Disobey and has formed a tag team with Yoshinari Ogawa. He also ended Kanemaru’s latest GHC Jr. Heavyweight Title reign on December 5, 2010 to win the title-as hard as it is to believe, it’s the first time he’s ever held the title. It’s sort of true that he’s held it before, but that reign was as Mushiking Terry.
Stats & Info:
Real name: Yasuhiro Suzuki
Weight: 183 pounds/83 kg
Experience: 8 years
Finishing move: Blue Destiny
Current affiliation: NOAH
Ring entrance theme: “Blue Of Shivering”
Alternate gimmick/persona: Mushiking Terry
2-time GHC Jr. Heavyweight Champion (includes one reign as Mushiking Terry)
2-time GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champion