Alright, if you haven’t heard of Takuya Sugi, I won’t hold that against you. Besides, the guy has worked under ten different gimmicks during his independent career in Japan.
Trained by Ultimo Dragon and the Tourymon school, Takuya Sugi started his wrestling career in 2003 working as Mini CIMA; a gimmick based on Japanese wrestler and Dragon Gate’s premiere talent, CIMA. Since then, Sugi has worked all over Japan as a freelancer for organizations ranging from Tourymon, All Japan Pro Wrestling, HUSTLE, LOCK UP, and Zero-1 Max; under the gimmicks Yoshitsune, El Blazer, Shanao, AHII, HUSTLE Ranger Red, Mini CIMA, Little Dragon, Michinoku Ranger Gold, Catfish Man, and The Zest (2nd Generation).
This guy is truly worth watching. With barely four years of experience in the ring, this guy has the fluidity of a veteran. His style incorporates everything you’d expect from the best cruiser weights in the world. But, don’t take my word for it. Judge for yourself: