Minoru Fujita/FUJITA

Minoru Fujita is a 12-year veteran currently calling ZERO1 home, but he is considered a freelancer and is also a regular in several other promotions. Originally trained by TAJIRI, he started out in Big Japan but left soon afterwards to explore the indies. A brief partnership with Ikuto Hidaka followed but never really panned out due to their schedules. After a borderline failed stint in Michinoku Pro, Fujits headed to Mexico & Puerto Rico where he won his first major title, the International Wrestling Association junior heavyweight title. Returning to Japan in 2002, he entered New Japan to challenge the heavyweight division, but nothing came out of it. He then headed to Taka Michinoku’s Kaientai Dojo promotion, but despite being promoted as a tough-to beat heel, he was never able to win titles there. Fujita joined ZERO1 in 2004 and re-formed his earlier team with Hidaka, collecting several tag team titles along the way. Their greatest victory came in March 2006, when they defeated Pro Wrestling Noah stars Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Takashi Sugiura to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. Since then Fujita has been a rising star in Japan and has finally shed the “underachiever” tag he was saddled with by foreign observers of puroresu.
Fujita is fairly active outside of ZERO1 in both major promotions-namely All-Japan-and the smaller promotions (most often DDT). When competing outside ZERO1 he often (but not always) competes as FUJITA (lower picture above) instead of his real name. Most of his action as FUJITA today is as part of the Tokyo Gurentai faction with NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA, who FUJITA won the UWA Trios Title with near the end of 2009. As of February 2010 FUJITA participates semi-regularly in All-Japan (he is now listed as part of their roster and a member of the Gurentai faction) and DDT among other appearances.

Stats & Info:
Age: 32
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 189 pounds/86 kg
Experience: 12 years
Finishing move: Sasuke Segway
Current affiliation: Independent/Freelancer
Alternate gimmick/name: FUJITA (used outside ZERO1)

Titles won:
1-time GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champion
1-time AWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion
1-time NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Champion
1-time NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Champion
1-time WDB Tag Team Champion
1-time IWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion
2-time UWA World Trios Champion

Tournaments won:
2006 Tenka-Ichi Jr. Tournament
2007 Passion Cup tag Tournament

Official website (Japanese):
http://fujitaminoru.blog.players.tv/

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