Shuhei Taniguchi is a 5-year veteran who was a top amateur wrestler before turning pro and joining NOAH. He joined NOAH in May 2005 and debuted in December 2005 as part of the most recent rookie class, and to this date is the only rookie to not lose his debut match in NOAH. He went on a training excursion in 2007 and returned shortly after to begin a 10 match series, but then missed a good part of 2008 due to injuries. He completed the 10 match series in August 2010, finishing the series 0-10. Despite this he has been enjoying a breakout year in 2010, mostly in tag team action.
Taniguchi is inactive as of late June 2011 due to injury. It’s not known how long he’ll be out.
Stats & Info:
Weight: 231 pounds/105 kg
Experience: 5 years
Finishing move: German suplex hold
Current affiliation: NOAH
Ring entrance theme: “GREAT VIEW” by unknown