Tsuyoshi Kikuchi is a 22-year veteran who started out in All-Japan following a successful amateur career. He won the All-Japan Student Championship in the 100kg class in college in 1986 before going pro, joining All-Japan in 1987. He debuted in 1988 on the same day as Kenta Kobashi. He won the All-Asia Tag Team Titles in 1992 with Kobashi and later became the All-Japan World Jr. Heavyweight Champion. After jumping to NOAH his top accomplishment was an IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title reign with Yoshinobu Kanemaru, but in more recent years he found himself pushed down into the lower ranks of the mid-card.
Kikuchi left NOAH in January 2010, opting not to re-sign with the promotion when his contract ran out and became a freelancer.
Stats & Info:
Weight: 218 pounds/99 kg
Experience: 22 years
Finishing move: Fireball Bomb, Fisherman’s Suplex
Current affiliation: Independent/Freelancer
1-time IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champion
1-time All-Japan World Jr. Heavyweight Champion
1-time All-Asia Tag Team Champion
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