Born in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture on June 17, 1968.
Suzuki was a member of his high school’s wrestling team and was a runner-up in the National Sports Festival. He made his New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) debut as a professional wrestler on June 23, 1988. After his affiliation with the Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF) and the Pro Wrestling Fujiwara Group, Suzuki established the mixed martial arts promotion company Pancrase with Masakatsu Funaki in 1993. In May 1995, Suzuki became the second fighter ever to win the King of Pancrase title. In June 2003, he fought in a NJPW match for the first time in 14 years. Teaming up with Yoshihiro Takayama, they won the 46th IWGP Tag Team Championship. After that, he mainly fought in All Japan Pro Wrestling and Pro-Wrestling Noah. In 2010, Suzuki returned to NJPW and established “Suzuki-gun”. With Taka Michinoku, Taichi, and Lance Archer, they are taking the New Japan mats by storm. In 2018, Suzuki won the 17th IWGP Intercontinental Championship. Minoru Suzuki’s life dedicated to martial arts has always been a tumultuous one, which is why he fights unforgettable matches that burn into our memories.