Best Wrestler Ever (This Week): Minoru Suzuki

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Though initially a pro wrestler, in the early 90s Suzuki started a mixed martial arts promotion, Pancrase. As a fighter, Suzuki was very successful thanks to his excellent wrestling and submission skills. During his fighting career he defeated Ken Shamrock, twice!

Suzuki is sort of a cross between William Regal and Samoa Joe. He’s been doing this wrestling thing for a while now so he know’s all the tricks and reminds me of Regal’s deviousness. He will also slap and submit the crap out of you, like a young Samoa Joe.

He’s not fancy (except for his hairstyle), he hasn’t won a lot of titles in New Japan (though he’s won just about all of them in AJPW), but he is a fantastic wrestler to watch. His attitude, his technique, his humour are all top notch – Suzuki was even used as motion actor for the Tekken games.  Is there a Tekken character who slaps the crap out of his opponents?

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Nice try, Yohei!

Let’s not forget his humour!

Slapstick?

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