Ryusuke Taguchi

Ryusuke Taguchi (田口 隆祐, Taguchi Ryusuke?, born April 12, 1979) is a Japanese professional wrestler, trained by and currently performing for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), where he is a former five-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion and a one-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion. He was also the winner of the 2012 Best of the Super Juniors tournament.

Pursuing several sports in high school, Taguchi competed in 76 kg (170 lb) class amateur wrestling in college before entering the NJPW dojo in March 2002 and debuting in November of that year at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, wrestling in New Japan's famous junior heavyweight division.

Taguchi's gimmick is akin to a disco dancer, often sporting a short afro and colorful, flamboyant attire and celebrating victories with a post-match dance, encouraging his partners to join in during tag team matches. This has earned Taguchi the nickname "Funky Weapon".

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