Naomichi Marufuji and KENTA

Naomichi Marufuji

Birthdate:  September 26th, 1979
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Debut:  August 28th, 1998
Background:  Amateur Wrestling
Ring Attire: Black pants


Birthdate:  March 12th, 1981
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 178 lbs.
Debut:  May 24th, 2000
Background:  All Japan Dojo Graduate
Ring Attire: Yellow trunks

Promotion History: NOAH (2003 to 2005)
Tournaments Won: None
Major Puroresu Titles Held: GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship

Biggest Matches:
- July 16th, 2003 vs. Jushin Thunder Liger and Takehiro Murahama (title win)
- January 10th, 2004 vs. El Samurai and Wataru Inoue (title defense)
- June 1st, 2004 vs. Kotaro Suzuki and Ricky Marvin (title defense)
- June 5th, 2005 vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Takashi Sugiura (title defense)
- July 16th, 2006 vs. Takeshi Rikio and Takeshi Morishima

Career Highlights:

Formed in 2003, KENTA and Marufuji quickly left a lasting impression on Pro Wrestling NOAH. On July 15th, 2003 a tournament was held to crown the first GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, with KENTA and Marufuji coming out on top. Together they would revolutionalize Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team wrestling, showing that a division that is normally an after-thought can be one of the hottest in a promotion. Their reign lasted almost two years, when they were defeated by Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Takashi Sugiura. After their reign ended, KENTA continued in the Jr. Heavyweight division while Marufuji teamed with Minoru Suzuki to win the GHC Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. They would team one last time on July 16th, 2006 in a match against WILD II, but the match would end in a draw.

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