Birthdate: November 23rd, 1976
Weight: 265 lbs.
Debut: October 11th, 2004 vs. Hiroshi Hase
Background: Amateur Wrestling
Promotion History: All Japan (2004 to present)
Alliances: Regular Army
Ring Attire: Black trunks
Card Position: Upper Mid-Card
Major Tournaments Won: Champion Carnival (2008)
Current Title Held: All Japan Triple Crown Championship
All Japan Triple Crown Championship:
- Defeated Kensuke Sasaki on 4/29/08 and lost to Great Muta on 9/28/08
- Defeated Minoru Suzuki on 8//29/10
- February 2nd, 2005 with Keiji Mutoh vs. Taiyo Kea and Jamal (title challenge)
- April 20th, 2006 vs. Taiyo Kea
- June 10th, 2006 vs. Satoshi Kojima (title challenge)
- December 2nd, 2006 with RO'Z vs. Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan (tournament final)
- December 9th, 2007 vs. Keiji Mutoh and Joe Doering (tournament final)
- April 29th, 2008 vs. Kensuke Sasaki (title win)
- September 28th, 2008 vs. Great Muta (title defense)
- August 30th, 2009 vs. Yoshihiro Takayama (title challenge)
- Suwama with the Last Ride Powerbomb
- A lariat by Suwama
- Suwama lariats Yamaguchi
- Red Mist by Suwama!
Featured Signature Moves:
- Backdrop Suplex
- Frog Splash
- German Suplex
- Last Ride
Other Signature Moves:
- Double Armed Belly to Belly Suplex
- Half Nelson Suplex
Suwama debuted in late 2004 and in 2005 had his first full year of in-ring action. Frequently tagging with Mutoh, Suwama gained valuable experience even though he picked up very few wins. Suwama also wrestled in his first Champions Carnival, picking up two points when he defeated Mutoh. With the limited number of full time wrestlers in All Japan, expect Suwama to go up the card quickly to help compensate.
Suwama started the year with a bang, joining the Voodoo Murderers and quickly elevating himself up the card. Suwama has become a nemesis to Kojima, and even defeated him in the Champion Carnival (with help from his friends) before losing in the Champion Carnival Final to Kea. On June 6th, Suwama got a shot at the Triple Crown Championship but was defeated by Kojima when he fell to the lariat. Suwama continued picking up big wins however, and in 2006 even had a pinfall victory over Mutoh in a tag team match. In the Real World Tag League, Suwama teamed with RO'Z, and they came in 2nd place.
Still with the Voodoo Murderers, Suwama had a quieter year then 2006 but still found some success. He did not challenge for the Triple Crown or All Japan World Tag Team Championship during the year but he did stay in a main event role. In the Champion Carnival he scored a flash win over Kensuke Sasaki but came in second in his bracket to miss the finals. At the Sumo Hall event in August he teamed with Scott Steiner but they would lose to Great Muta and TAJIRI. In the Real World Tag League he teamed with Kojima and reached the finals, but they would fall to Mutoh and Doering.
Finally rid of the Voodoo Murderers, Suwama exploded in 2008, having one of the best years of any wrestler in All Japan. In the Champion Carnival, Suwama won his bracket by defeating nemesis Joe Doering in the final day, and he then beat New Japan wrestler Hiroshi Tanahashi in the Finals to win the tournament. This earned him a title shot, and on April 29th he defeated Triple Crown Champion Kensuke Sasaki in a 30 minute match with the Frog Splash to take home his first title! After a successful defense against Nishimura, at the August Sumo Hall event he took on challenger Kea, but they would wrestle to a 60 minute draw. Suwama faced the Great Muta on September 28th, and even though he put up a good fight he couldn't defeat the legendary evil genius, losing the Triple Crown after falling to the Moonsault. He would rebound in the Real World Tag League teaming with Kondo as they reached the finals, but they would fall to Kojima and Tenzan.
Suwama fought with the main army all year but failed to pick up any championships. He started the year teaming with Kondo, and they got a title shot against Kea and Suzuki on March 14th for the All Japan World Tag Team Championship. Their attempt failed as Kondo was pinned, and Suwama soon moved on and began focusing on singles competition. In the Champion Carnival, Suwama did well but fell to Minoru Suzuki on the last day, keeping him out of the semi finals. After feuding with GURENTAI for much of the summer, Suwama finally got a chance to win the Triple Crown against Yoshihiro Takayama at Sumo Hall on August 30th. After a long and brutal match, Takayama won with the Everest Suplex Hold, preventing Suwama from re-gaining the title he lost the year before. Suwama
participated in the Real World Tag League in November, teaming with recently returned Masayuki Kono. The team did very well, and after beating Akebono and Ryota Hama they reached the finals against Keiji Mutoh and Masakatsu Funaki. But once again, as was the theme of 2009 for Suwama, his team came up short as Kono was pinned by a Mutoh Frankensteiner.
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