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Before that, he wrestled for Wrestling/DragonGate, where he was a Open the Brave Gate, Open the Twin Gate, Open the Triangle Gate and Open the Owarai Gate champion and the winner of the 2011 and 2012 Summer Adventure Tag League. He also toured the US for a while and wrestled for other promotions, including Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerilla and Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}.

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Before that, he wrestled for Wrestling/DragonGate, where he was a an Open the Brave Gate, Open the Twin Gate, Open the Triangle Gate and Open the Owarai Gate champion and the winner of the 2011 and 2012 Summer Adventure Tag League. He also toured the US for a while and wrestled for other promotions, including Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerilla and Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}.


* ArchEnemy: Brian Kendrick & [[Wrestling/AdrianNeville Neville]]


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* ArchEnemy: Brian Kendrick & [[Wrestling/AdrianNeville Neville]].


Akira Tozawa (born July 22, 1985) is a Japanese [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]],

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Akira Tozawa (born July 22, 1985) is a Japanese [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]],wrestler]], currently signed to Wrestling/{{WWE}}.

Before that, he wrestled for Wrestling/DragonGate, where he was a Open the Brave Gate, Open the Twin Gate, Open the Triangle Gate and Open the Owarai Gate champion and the winner of the 2011 and 2012 Summer Adventure Tag League. He also toured the US for a while and wrestled for other promotions, including Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerilla and Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}.

In 2016, he signed on with WWE's cruiserweight division.

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* ArchEnemy: Brian Kendrick & [[Wrestling/AdrianNeville Neville]]
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: As part of the "Big Six" of Dragon Gate, alongside Hulk, Yoshino, Doi, Yamato and Shingo. Despite being generally regarded as awesome and being a fan favorite in Japan and abroad, he's arguably the one whose career took the longest to take off, and he's also the only one to not have won the Open the Dream Gate title.
* ButtMonkey: He filled this role in the promotion for years.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Uhaa Nation.
* HotBlooded: His constant screaming and intensity shows how fired up he always is.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: On the receiving end of one courtesy of YAMATO, who threw him out of Mad Blankey.
* LightningBruiser: Tozawa was claimed by Daniel Bryan to be the fastest participant in the Cruiserweight Classic, and he's remarkably strong, known both for strong blows and his picture-perfect German suplexes.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: His German suplexes. Many wrestlers use it, but he claims to have the best German suplex in the world, and he has the normal, release, deadlift, high speed, and arm-trap versions of it as well.
* NoInsideVoice: He's almost always yelling. At times, he's so loud he begins screaming.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: He embodies this, with his uber-release German suplexes.
* PointyHairedBoss: As the leader of Tozawa-Juku. Nobody paid him any attention, and on those occasions Tozawa-Juku needed a leader, they turned to Keni'chiro Arai rather than Tozawa.
* PutOnABus: Finally spent nearly a year and a half away from Dragon Gate, touring in the USA.
* RedBaron: "Mr. High Tension", "Tozawa-juku Ichigo Sei Hitto" ("Tozawa-juku's Number One").
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to, well, pretty much everyone else's blue.
* SmallNameBigEgo: During his rookie years and as the self-proclaimed leader of Tozawa-Juku.
* StockShonenHero: Probably one of the purest examples in professional wrestling. He's hot-blooded, always ready for a fight, fiercely protective of his friends, often throws caution to the wind and has a tendency to make a fool out of himself.... but he's also one of the best at what he does, and his allies are well aware of that.
* SuplexFinisher: His finisher is a slow but solid German suplex. He has an upgraded version of it where he bearhugs the opponent's arms to his sides while delivering the suplex.
* TookALevelInBadass:
** After he finally returned to DG, he went from being TheMillstone for whatever stable he was in, to being able to pin Shingo Takagi cleanly.
** Since he decided to sign with Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s new Cruiserweight division, they've been referring to him as "graduating" from Dragon Gate.
* {{Troll}}: After several weeks of Brian Kendrick costing him matches under the guise of 'mentoring' him, Tozawa got wise and turned it around on Kendrick, punctuating his own interference with little "lessons" just to piss Kendrick off.

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Akira Tozawa (born July 22, 1985) is a Japanese [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]],

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