Wrestler Spotlight: KUSHIDA

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Welcome to the Wrestler Spotlight. Today, we’re looking at current NXT star KUSHIDA, who is set to debut for ICW on Saturday night as a replacement for Jeff Jarrett!

Alias – KUSHIDA, YUJIRO, Yujiro Kushida, Kinnikuman

Nicknames – “The Time Splitter”, “The Ace of the Juniors”, “The Tornado Kid”, “The Hustle Supernova”

Debut – 2006

Companies Wrestled For

  • Alianza Universal de Lucha Libre
  • All Japan Pro Wrestling
  • Apache Pro Wrestling
  • Border City Wrestling
  • BSE Pro Wrestling
  • Canadian Wrestling’s Elite
  • Canadian Wrestling Revolution
  • Capital City Championship Combat
  • Championship Wrestling Experience
  • Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
  • Defiance Wrestling Federation
  • Defiant Wrestling
  • Global Force Wrestling
  • Great Canadian Wrestling
  • Impact Wrestling
  • Insane Championship Wrestling
  • International Wrestling Cartel
  • International Wrestling Revolution Group
  • Lucha Libre Elite
  • Metro Pro Wrestling
  • Muga World Pro Wrestling
  • National Wrestling Alliance
  • National Wrestling Alliance Championship International Wrestling
  • New Japan Pro Wrestling
  • Ohio Valley Wrestling
  • Okinawa Pro Wrestling
  • Osaka Pro Wrestling
  • Over The Top Wrestling
  • Pro Wrestling ZERO-1 MAX
  • Pro Wrestling NOAH
  • Revolution Pro Wrestling
  • Riki Pro
  • Ring of Honor
  • Rock Solid Wrestling
  • Sacramento Wrestling Federation
  • westside Xtreme wrestling
  • World Wrestling Entertainment
  • Wrestling Fan Xperience

Titles & Accomplishments

  • 6 New Japan Pro Wrestling IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion
  • 2x New Japan Pro Wrestling IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion w/Alex Shelley
  • 1x Ring of Honor World Television Champion
  • 2008 All Japan Pro Wrestling U-30 Tag Team Tournament Winner w/T28
  • 2012 New Japan Pro Wrestling Super Junior Tag Tournament Winner w/Alex Shelley
  • 2015 & 2017 New Japan Pro Wrestling Best of the Super Juniors Winner
  • 2016 Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre Cuadrangular de Parejas Winner w/Marco Corleone
  • 2016 New Japan Pro Wrestling Super J Cup Winner
  • 2017 Defiant Wrestling Pro Wrestling World Cup Winner

Signature Moves

  • Sakuraba Lock/Hoverboard Lock (Kimura Lock)
  • Back to the Future (Small Package Driver)


  • The Time Splitters w/Alex Shelley
  • The New Generation Hustle Army w/Genichiro Tenryu, Ryoji Sai, Wataru Sakata, HG, KG & RG
  • Taguchi Japan w/Ryusuke Taguchi, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, Manabu Nakanishi, David Finlay Jr. & Ricochet
  • w/T28
  • w/Marco Corleone

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