New Japan is taking a new step in raising up a lot of the young talent in pro wrestling, and they are looking to make “NEVER” the very place to do so. New Japan is basically calling this an experiment to see who is among the best to start rising to the next level in Japan.
The first ever event has been announced to take place on 8/24/2010 and is looking to be interesting to say the least.
New Japan has announced today the participation of a few other talents besides their own Taichi, King Fale and Mikami Kyosuke.
NEVER.1 Announced Talent:
First up we have Shinobu. (You may recognize him for his works with 666 and BJW)
His real name is Shinobu Sugawara.
Stats: He was born on September 2nd, 1980 in Miyagi-ken, Japan, and his height is 173cm with a weight of 78kg.
His Specialty Maneuvers are Sex Bomber (Lariat) and SEX (Shooting Star Press)
He debuted in June of 2004.
Accomplishments: He has won a title for Open the Triangle Gate belt in DRAGON GATE on June 28, 2008 with Keni’chiro Arai and Taku Iwasa.
Next up is Tamura Kazuhiro
He was born on February 5th, 1980, and his height is 160cm with a weight of 65kg.
His Specialty Techniques are kicks, submissions, and the Fisherman Buster.
U-FILE CAMP disciple, made his professional debut in September 2003. Based in the West Chofu “STYLE-E” in the small but even though his size he is actively becoming the Ace. He gad a singles match in 2009 against Nagata Yuji, and was recognized for his very strong Fighting Spirit that can be appreciated by anyone.
Kodoma Yusuke 児玉ユースケ
He was born on April 22nd, 1987 in Tsuyama-City, Okayama, Japan and his height is 172cm with a weight of 78kg.
His specialty is a Back Drop.
Kodama has trained in Kendo since Childhood and became a trainee for Hustle in March of 2009. He had success while training and it seemed he was to debut earlier than normal for the promotion, but due to Hustle closing his debut was postponed. In December of 2009 he joined SMASH, and he had his debut match on April 23rd, 2010 at SMASH.2.
I believe is unaffiliated with any promotion at this time.
He was born on December 12, 1983 and his height is 177cm with a weight of 80kg.
His Specialty Maneuvers : Ranhyei, Shooting Star Press,
He debuted in February 2002 in Puerto Rico against TAKA Michinoku. Since then he has wrestled in Dragon Gate as well as Kaientai Dojo. In 2008 he officially became a freelancer after resigning from K-Dojo. Of all the wrestlers appearing in NEVER, Madoka may have the most titles to his name as he has won the following titles throughout his career:
UWA World Middleweight Championship
Certified Intercontinental Tag UWA & UWF Championship
Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship
Namiguchi Osamu 浪口修
He is not affilaited with any outside promotion at this time.
He was born on August 30, 1980 in Fukuoka Kitakyushu, and his height is 174cm with a weight of 85kg.
His Specialty Maneuvers are Deluxe Bomber and Diving Head Butt.
He debuted in November of 2003 against Kintaro Kanemaru in ZERO1. He had minor success in his career, but resigned from ZERO1 in October of 2009. He announced that he is looking forward to making a name for himself in NJPW and NOAH as well in the near future. He has held one title in his career the WWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship.
Takizawa Taishi 滝澤大志 (K-DOJO)
He was born on 9/3/1985 his height is 190cm with a weight of around 98kg
His signature moves are: Tiger Driver, Double Chop, Modified Cobra Twist.
He debuted on Nov. 19th, 2006. He has had minor success in the Tag Team Division on K-Dojo and he is the current STRONGEST-K Tag Champion with Kaiji Tomato. His height is definitely going to be his strongest assest, so he’ll surely be one to keep an eye out for in the future.