One of Japan’s most beloved fighters will return to America as TAJIRI makes his MLW debut in Philadelphia on Saturday, October 2 at the 2300 Arena. A menacing middleweight with a history of violence spanning the globe, Yoshihiro Tajiri is as unpredictable as he is dangerous in the squared circle.
Called the “Japanese Buzzsaw” for his ferocious rapid-fire striking and aerial attacks, Tajiri cuts down adversaries with wicked kicks, with the lights often going out for recipients of his trademark roundhouse kick to the head. Tajiri is considered one of the most accomplished Japanese athletes to storm North America this century. With accolades including being a former WWE, ECW, CMLL, and IWA Puerto Rico titleholder, Tajiri is one of the most accomplished Japanese wrestlers today.
Additionally, Tajiri has won the coveted All Japan Pro Wrestling World Junior Heavyweight Championship twice, including dethroning Ultimo Dragon in 2017 for the belt. Labeled a sadistic martial artist, Tajiri now looks to make a statement in MLW’s middleweight division and bring the gold home to All Japan Pro Wrestling.
Also, with the new fall season just weeks away from kicking off, the office of wrestling operations is in overdrive.
With the budget reportedly increasing for the new season, league officials are working to add firepower to the already impressive roster, headlined by the likes of Fatu, Hammerstone, Davey Richards, Los Parks, and countless others. MLW.com can confirm a few key discussions are in “extra innings” and surround free agents who recently hit the market.
“With the Opera Cup around the corner, an emphasis on guys who can bring it bell-to-bell from a grappling and technical perspective is very important,” said Court Bauer. “I think you can expect to possibly see some high profile players enter the mix. The same goes for the women’s division. We have some awesome athletes hitting the division soon.”
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