Holy Demon Army

Akira Taue

Birthdate:  May 8th, 1951
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 242 lbs.
Debut:  January 2nd, 1988
Background:  Trained by Giant Baba
Ring Attire: Red trunks

Toshiaki Kawada

Birthdate: December 8th, 1963
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 250 lbs.
Debut: October 4th, 1982
Background: All Japan Dojo
Ring Attire: Yellow and black tights

Promotion History: All Japan (1993 to 2000)
Tournaments Won: World's Strongest Tag Team League (1996 and 1997)
Major Puroresu Titles Held: All Japan World Tag Team Championship (Held 6 Times)

Biggest Matches:
- May 20th, 1993 vs. Terry Gordy and Steve Williams (title win)
- June 9th, 1995 vs. Mitsuharu Misawa and Kenta Kobashi (title win)
- December 6th, 1996 vs. Mitsuharu Misawa and Jun Akiyama (tournament win)
- December 5th, 1997 vs. Mitsuharu Misawa and Jun Akiyama (tournament win)
- January 25th, 1998 vs. Kenta Kobashi & Johnny Ace (title win)

Signature Moves:
- Powerbomb/Nodowa Otoshi Combination

Career Highlights:

The most successful tag team in All Japan history, the Holy Demon Army dominated All Japan as they won six tag team championships and two tournaments over a seven year period. Against some of the stiffest competition any tag team has ever had to face (including Misawa, Kobashi, Akiyama, Hansen, Vader, and many others), Taue and Kawada stood out and rose to the top of the class. Winning their first All Japan World Tag Team Championship in 1993, Taue and Kawada would win their last in 2000, right before both left the promotion to join NOAH. Also notable about their run is that both had singles success throughout the 90s including Triple Crown Championships, showing that being in a great tag team does not stop a wrestler from also being a great singles wrestler as well. Putting on some of the greatest matches in All Japan history, an argument can certainly be made that the Holy Demon Army was the best tag team in wrestling history.

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