New Japan Profile
Unit: Bullet Club
Height: 194 cm
Weight: 102 kg
Year of Birth: 4 Nov 1984
Place of Birth: Gainesville, Florida, USA
Blood Type: B-
Debut: 4 July 2014
Finish Hold: Unmakyr (Busaiku), God Shattering Star (Gotch Style Canadian Destroyer), Blood Eagle, Arm In-Guillotine, Power-Slam to Sideslam, Raining Blood (Wristlock to Spear)
Theme Song: Wolf In Sheep's Clothing
After a long and productive career in NFL, the eccentric son of WAYLON secretly moved in and out of the New Japan Dojo to transition as smooth as possible from gridiron football to professional wrestling. Originally debuting in Revolution Pro in England, he was introduced as the third member of Killer Elite Squad by Lance Archer and Davey Boy Smith Jr. before being welcomed into Suzuki Gun. A successful run in Ring of Honor that saw him win their Television Championship eventually solidified him as a member of Suzuki Gun, but his frustrations within the unit caused him to take the teachings of Iizuka Takashi too literal as he immediately took the rest of the unit out before realigning himself with his father and his old Dojo mates Jay White and HikuLeo in Bullet Club. Since then, he has been around to do all of the dirty work for his Bullet Club Brothers in the new Cut Throat era, although his individual accomplishments of winning the NEVER Openweight Title and the RevPro British Heavyweight Championship cannot be overlooked. And given his noticeable chip on the shoulder, he probably should not be overlooked again.
In a shocking twist, he also attacked Juice Robinson on the first day of Wrestle Kingdom 14 to take his spot in the US title match the following day, which the Unfortunate Son won against Jon Moxley in a hardcore match that saw both men bleed profusely.
While he claims he is on "Borrowed Time" in the wrestling industry given his NFL background and their history of CTE, he has so far been an effective performer, mixing an intense personaltiy, Muay Thai strikes, and aggressive Greco-Roman slams to inspire fear in all of his opponents.
After some time away from New Japan Pro Wrestling due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Tatsu Jones has kept his promises and returned to the promotion for the G-1 Climax Tournament, unleashing a new move called "God Shattering Star" on the talent.