Iwasa was an original T2P graduate but took his time really finding his place in the roster. After failing to form his own stable with Raimu Mishima, known as Iwasa Gundam, he and Mishima left to train in America to improve their skills. Some time later they returned and formed one of the most successful comedy duos in recent wrestling memory known as the Florida Brothers. He and Mishima adopted over the top American personas and would win their matches by feigning chair attacks from their opponents leading to disqualifications in their favour. Their promos also consisted of great comedic moments with their use of broken english.
While the Florida Brothers were inarguably popular, it was inevitable that both Iwasa and Mishima must move forward with their careers. Mishima was to become Dr Muscle and join the then top heel group Muscle Outlawz but unfortunately injuries forced him into retirement. Iwasa on the other hand joined new Dragon Gate NEX member Akira Tozawa and became a member of Tozawajuku along with Dragon Gate mainstay, Kenichiro Arai. Iwasa and Arai began pairing as a tag team which lead to a revitalisation of both wrestlers including a reign with the Twin Gate belts. Some would say that they are one of the best tag teams Dragon Gate has produced.
After the dissolution of Tozawajuku, Iwasa joined the newly formed KAMIKAZE group led by Shingo Takagi. Here he has seen success in the triangle division but injuries have unfortunately plagued him to the point where he was forced to retire.
Two years later, to the surprise of everyone, Iwasa made his triumphant return, rejoining former stablemates KAMIKAZE. It is still unknown just how well he has healed, but there is no question no one deserves to be in that ring more than Taku Iwasa.
Real name: Takamichi Iwasa
Pseudonyms: Michael Iwasa
Born: November 15, 1977
- Noshigami (Gory bomb)
- Kegon (Fisherman buster with the opponent’s free leg wrapped around Iwasa’s neck)
- Gouwan (Crooked arm lariat)
- Jigokuguruma (Wrist-clutch implant DDT)
- Kuroneko (Leg trap backslide)
- Kiseki (Gory special transitioned into a backslide)