Dai Suzuki

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Dai Suzuki
Suzuki in January 2016
Born (1990-01-19) January 19, 1990 (age 33)[1]
Nasushiobara, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Superman Taro
Dai Suzuki
Billed height163 cm (5 ft 4 in)[2]
Billed weight80 kg (176 lb)

Dai Suzuki (鈴木大, Suzuki Dai) is a Japanese retired professional wrestler best known for his time in the Japanese promotions DDT Pro Wrestling and Pro Wrestling Freedoms.[3]

Professional wrestling career

Independent circuit (2013–2017)

Suzuki made his professional wrestling debut at a house show promoted by Ryukyu Dragon Pro Wrestling on December 1, 2013, as Superman Taro where he teamed up with Churaumi Saver and Tida Heat in a losing effort to Fuma, Gurukun Mask and RyuKyu-Dog Dingo as a result of a six-man tag team match.[4]

DDT Pro-Wrestling (2014–2017)

Suzuki is best known for his tenure with DDT Pro Wrestling. At DDT agePa!! 2015 on September 5, he won a 13-man reverse battle royal also involving Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi, Makoto Oishi and others.[5] At DDT Osaka Octopus 2016 on December 4, he competed in a gauntlet battle royal for the Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship also involving Kazuki Hirata, Kikutaro, Mad Paulie, Masahiro Takanashi, Toru Owashi and others.[6]

He competed in various of the promotion's signature events such as DDT Peter Pan, making his only appearance at Ryōgoku Peter Pan 2017 on August 20 where he fell short to Gota Ihashi in a Casual Street Pro-Wrestling Extra Edition! match for the King of Dark Championship.[7] As for the DDT Judgement series of events, he made his first appearance at Judgement 2016: DDT 19th Anniversary on March 21 where he teamed up with DJ Nira to defeat Seiya Morohashi and Hoshitango in a tag team match for the King of Dark Championship but without winning the title.[8] His last match occurred at Judgement 2017: DDT 20th Anniversary on March 20 where he teamed up with Nobuhiro Shimatani and Naomi Yoshimura to defeat Rekka, Daiki Shimomura and Yuki Ueno.[9]

On November 12, 2017, DDT announced via Twitter that Suzuki decided to retire from professional wrestling to focus on his social welfare career.[10] Suzuki had his retirement match at DDT DNA 39 on December 13, 2017, a three-on-one handicap match in which he unsuccessfully took on Ken Ohka, Ryota Nakatsu and Kota Umeda.[11]

Personal life

His brother Shin Suzuki is also a professional wrestler in the Japanese independent scene.[12]

Championships and accomplishments

External links


  1. ^ Saalbach, Axel. "Dai Suzuki • General Information". wrestlingdata.com. Retrieved September 16, 2021.
  2. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Dai Suzuki/Career Data". cagematch.de (in German). Retrieved September 16, 2021.
  3. ^ Internet Wrestling Database (IWD). "Dai Suzuki Profile & Match Listing". profightdb.com. Retrieved September 16, 2021.
  4. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (December 1, 2013). "Events Database » RDPW". cagematch.de (in German). Retrieved September 16, 2021.
  5. ^ DDT Pro Wrestling (September 5, 2019). "DDT ProWrestling" agePa!! 2015. ddtpro.com (in Japanese). Retrieved September 16, 2021.
  6. ^ Justin, Dylan (December 12, 2016). "DDT OSAKA OCTOPUS 2016 (DECEMBER 4) REVIEW". Retrieved September 16, 2021.
  7. ^ Justin, Dylan (August 23, 2017). "DDT PETER PAN 2017 (AUGUST 20) RESULTS & REVIEW". voicesofwrestling.com. Retrieved March 31, 2021.
  8. ^ "DDT "Judgement2016~DDT旗揚げ19周年記念大会~" 3/21 両国国技館大会". Extreme Party (in Japanese). Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  9. ^ Justin, Dylan (March 26, 2017). "DDT JUDGEMENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY (MARCH 20) REVIEW". voicesofwrestling.com. Retrieved April 18, 2021.
  10. ^ DDT Pro Wrestling (November 12, 2017). "DNA wrestler Dai Suzuki will retire from pro wrestling to focus on his career in social welfare. His retirement match is against Ken Ohka on 13th December". twitter.com. Retrieved September 16, 2021.
  11. ^ DDT Pro Wrestling (December 13, 2017). "DDT ProWrestling" OTHER/DNA39. ddtpro.com (in Japanese). Retrieved September 16, 2021.
  12. ^ Saalbach, Axel. "Shin Suzuki". wrestlingdata.com (in German). Retrieved September 16, 2021.
  13. ^ "DDTタイトル史". Extreme Party. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  14. ^ Wrestling Titles (July 25, 2021). "Ironman Heavymetalweight Title". wrestling-titles.com. Retrieved August 18, 2021.