Jun Kasai
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Jun Kasai
Jun Kasai
Jun Kasai 2016.jpg
Kasai in July 2016
Born (1974-09-09) September 9, 1974 (age 45)
Obihiro, Hokkaido[1]
Professional wrestling career
Jun Kasai
Crazy Monkey[2]
Ape The Man
Junko Kasai[3]
Nazo Fukumen KJ[4]
Son Goku[5]
Kuki Yoshitaka[6]
Billed height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Billed weight88 kg (194 lb)
Billed fromHiladelhia, America
DebutAugust 23, 1998[1]

Jun Kasai ( ?, Kasai Jun) (born September 9, 1974) is a Japanese professional wrestler, primarily competing for Pro Wrestling Freedoms. Dubbed the Crazy Monkey (, Kureij? Monk?) for his violent and often self-harmful style of hardcore wrestling, Kasai is considered a breakthrough talent in Japanese wrestling, able to work both hardcore and technical styles. Outside Freedoms, Kasai has worked for the original Pro Wrestling Zero-One, Hustle, Ice Ribbon, CZW and Big Japan Pro Wrestling.

Professional wrestling career

In 1998, Kasai made his debut in a Big Japan Pro Wrestling event in Osaka during the Deathmatch Wrestling boom of the late 90s. As BJW established a working relationship with American promotion Combat Zone Wrestling at the turn of the millennium, Kasai joined the stable "CZW Warriors" (CZW Army) and feuded against the "BJW warriors". Kasai formed the stable "Big Dealz" in 2001, with John Zandig, Nick Mondo, Wifebeater, Z-Barr and Trent Acid.[2]

Since then Kasai has wrestled mainly for BJW and occasionally for other promotions such as Pro Wrestling Zero1, K-Dojo and Apache Pro-Wrestling Army. Kasai's body is covered in scars, from all the hardcore wrestling he has done. Including from a Fans Bring the Weapons Match from Combat Zone Wrestling show "Un F'n Believable", in which he took a bump onto a light tube board which ripped open his left elbow, exposing bone.[7] In 2006 he won the first-ever IWA East Coast Masters of Pain after defeating Toby Klein, Mad Man Pondo and J. C. Bailey.[8]

Kasai has participated five times in an extremely bloody "Razor Deathmatch"; a hardcore match where boards are fitted with many razor blades. The first of these deathmatches was held in 2005 with Jaki Numazawa, in which Jun took a powerbomb onto the razor bladed board. In the second one, held in 2008, Kasai's match was against the American wrestler MASADA. On November 20, 2009, he defeated Ryuji Ito in another razor match after a double underhook facebuster on a cactus.

The fourth time was on April 5, 2010 Kasai competed in a Barbwire Treaty Death Match that pitted Team CZW (Jun Kasai, DJ Hyde, and Nick Gage) against Team BJW (Jaki Numazawa, Isami Kodaka, and Masashi Takeda) in which a razor blade board was used in several bumps. On June 21, 2010 Kasai competed against the Necro Butcher in a Hardcore match for the FREEDOMS promotion; the razor blade board came into play mid way through the match.

Soon after a death match titled "Madness of Massacre" against Jaki Numazawa in 2009
Since 2005, there have been "razor blade board" deathmatches in BJW, Apache Pro Wrestling and Freedoms, and all of them have involved Kasai.

In 2012, Kasai teamed regularly with American pro-wrestler/rapper One Man Kru. Together, they defeated the team of The Great Sasuke & Kesen Numajiro in a fluorescent light tubes death match at the September 9, 2012 FREEDOMS event in Iwate, Japan.

He was born in Hokkaido and now lives in the mainland, but he is claiming that he is from "Hiladelhia, America" on his official website[9] as a joke; he described Philadelphia as his second homeland. While Kasai wrestled in the US, he was a lodger in Wifebeater's house. He has described Wifebeater as a real mad man unlike many deathmatch wrestlers who are in fact gentlemen outside the ring.[10]

Championships and accomplishments

References

  1. ^ a b CAGEMATCH:Jun Kasai (in German)
  2. ^ a b WrestlingZone.ru : Jun Kasai (in Russian)
  3. ^ "11?9 <Face? 326?>". Wrestling New Classic (in Japanese). November 10, 2012. Retrieved 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "?2?P...?". Union Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Archived from the original on September 23, 2013. Retrieved 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. ^ "? Japan Tour 2009 in Shinjuku Face". Dramatic Dream Team (in Japanese). Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ !3?TV6?!~. Miruhon (in Japanese). May 29, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ Online World of Wrestling : Combat Zone Wrestling - CZW Un F'n Believable
  8. ^ Cagematch : IWA East Coast Masters Of Pain 2006 (in German)
  9. ^ Official profile Archived 2012-10-01 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese)
  10. ^ The Weekly Proresu Directory: 15 years Chronicle Archived 2009-03-18 at the Wayback Machine ISBN 4-583-61261-3 (in Japanese)
  11. ^ "11?26 ?Dove?Hayatavs ?Dove?Yo-Hey&?vs&". Battle News (in Japanese). November 27, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ "H26.9.15 ". Freedoms (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ "H27.12.25 ". Freedoms (in Japanese). Retrieved 2015.
  14. ^ "H28.5.2 ". Freedoms (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ "H26.9.23 ?". Freedoms (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014.
  16. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2016". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2016.
  17. ^ (in Japanese).
  18. ^ "?Wrestle-1 Tour 2016 Shining Winter?". Wrestle-1 (in Japanese). 2016-12-09. Retrieved .
  19. ^ "Wrestle-1 Tour 2015 Symbol". Wrestle-1 (in Japanese). 2015-07-12. Archived from the original on 2015-07-13. Retrieved . Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  20. ^ "?Wrestle-1 Tour 2016 Symbol?". Wrestle-1 (in Japanese). 2016-07-29. Archived from the original on 2016-07-03. Retrieved . Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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