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Akira Maeda


Also known as Kwick-Kick Lee

Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
Gender: male
Height: 6' 4" (192 cm)
Weight: 253 lbs (115 kg)
Background in sports: Karate
Alter egos: Akira Maeda
Kwick-Kick Lee
Roles: Singles Wrestler
Tag Team Wrestler
Beginning of in-ring career: 25.08.1978
End of in-ring career: 21.02.1999
In-ring experience: 20 years
Wrestling style: Techniker, Martial Arts
Trainer: Karl Gotch, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Antonio Inoki, Kotetsu Yamamoto, Satoru Sayama & Bad News Allen
Trademark holds: Captured Suplex, Cross Armbreaker, Sleeper Hold, Piledriver, Rolling Wheel Kick, Heel Hook, German Suplex
Akira Maeda
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Latest comments of the CAGEMATCH inmates
Zero wrote on 18.09.2014:
[10.0] "An astoundingly low rating for someone who was not only arguably the best ever at his style, but also innovated and actually thanks to him spun off into an entirely different sport. Yes, he had his moments where he was unprofessional and it sucks but that doesn't change his contributions to wrestling. And as mentioned when it comes to Shoot Style he's in the top class, no doubt about it."
Leone wrote on 21.08.2013:
[10.0] "Akira Maeda is the legendary nail that couldn't be hammered back in. He was like the leader of a motorcycle gang in a Japanese Anime. While he was professional about 99% of the time, it was that 1% that made him stand out among his peers and become very memorable to fans. The 1% included his refusal to job to the prime-passed and seemingly drunk Andre The Giant (in the middle of the match), kicking Riki Choshu in the face while he was working with another wrestler, therefore breaking an orbital bone, and when he decided to start his own promotion with Satoru "Tiger Mask" Sayama, he hits Sayama right in the manhood. His wrestling style was very stiff, consisting primarily of kicks and suplexes that would be found in various fighting styles, more so than professional wrestling at the time, including a move he innovated, the Capture Suplex, that Taz in ECW eventually popularised in the USA. His idea of showing "real" fighting in a wrestling environment, played a part in the growing and evolving process that would eventually become Mixed Martial Arts. A 10, because he was not only an interesting character and an idealist for things to come, but also because he was actually a very good wrestler. He stepped outside the box, and it worked."

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Number of comments: 11
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Average Rating: 7.94
Average in 2016: 9.00
Average in 2015: 9.00
Average in 2014: 9.50
Average in 2013: 8.67
Average in 2012: 8.00
Average in 2011: 6.00
Average in 2010: 9.50
Average in 2009: 8.00
Average in 2008: 3.00
Average in 2007: 6.00

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