Kasai (right) and Shizuki from crossover-thrash band Anti Feminism in 2009
|Ring name(s)||Jun Kasai
Ape The Man
Nazo Fukumen KJ
|Billed height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Billed weight||88 kg (194 lb)|
September 9, 1974 |
|Billed from||Hiladelhia, America|
|Debut||August 23, 1998|
Jun Kasai (葛西 純 Kasai Jun?) is a Japanese professional wrestler, primarily competing for Big Japan Pro Wrestling. Dubbed the Crazy Monkey for his violent and often self-harmful style of hardcore wrestling, Kasai is considered a breakthrough talent in Japanese wrestling, able to work both hardcore and technical styles. Outside of Big Japan, Kasai has worked for HUSTLE, Ice Ribbon, CZW and FREEDOMS.
In 1998, Kasai made his debut in a Big Japan Pro Wrestling event in Osaka during the Deathmatch Wrestling boom of the late 90s. As BJW established a working relationship with American promotion Combat Zone Wrestling at the turn of the millennium, Kasai joined the stable "CZW Warriors" (CZW Army) and feuded against the "BJW warriors". Kasai formed the stable "Big Dealz" in 2001, with John Zandig, Nick Mondo, Wifebeater, Z-Barr and Trent Acid.
Since then Kasai has wrestled mainly for BJW and occasionally for other promotions such as Pro Wrestling Zero1, K-Dojo and Apache Pro-Wrestling. Kasai's body is covered in scars, from all the hardcore wrestling he has done. Including from a Fans Bring the Weapons Match from Combat Zone Wrestling show "Un F'n Believable", in which he took a bump onto a light tube board which ripped open his left elbow, exposing bone. In 2006 he won the first-ever IWA East Coast Masters of Pain after defeating Toby Klein, Mad Man Pondo and J. C. Bailey.
Kasai has participated five times in an extremely bloody "Razor Deathmatch"; a hardcore match where boards are fitted with many razor blades. The first of these deathmatches was held in 2005 with Jaki Numazawa, in which Jun took a powerbomb onto the razor bladed board. In the second one, held in 2008, Kasai's match was against the American wrestler MASADA. On November 20, 2009, he defeated Ryuji Ito in another razor match after a double underhook facebuster on a cactus.
The fourth time was on April 5, 2010 Kasai competed in a Barbwire Treaty Death Match that pitted Team CZW (Jun Kasai, DJ Hyde, and Nick Gage) against Team BJW (Jaki Numazawa, Isami Kodaka, and Masashi Takeda) in which a razor blade board was used in several bumps. On June 21, 2010 Kasai competed against the Necro Butcher in a Hardcore match for the FREEDOMS promotion; the razor blade board came into play mid way through the match.
He was born in Hokkaido and now lives in the mainland, but he is claiming that he is from Hiladelhia, America on his official website as a joke; he described Philadelphia as his second homeland. While Kasai wrestled in the US, he was a lodger in Wifebeater's house. He has described Wifebeater as a real mad man unlike many deathmatch wrestlers who are in fact gentlemen outside the ring.
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
- "The Crazy Monkey"
Championships and accomplishments
- Independent Wrestling Association East Coast
- Masters of Pain (2006)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jun Kasai.|
- Jun Kasai at Cagematch.net
- Jun Kasai at Wrestlingzone.ru
- http://ameblo.jp/deathmatch-monkey/ Jun Kasai's Blog (Japanese)
- https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fameblo.jp%2Fdeathmatch-monkey%2F&edit-text=&act=url (Google Translated)
- WrestlingZone.ru : Jun Kasai (Russian)
- "11・9 まこかなプロ <新宿Face・ 326人>". Wrestling New Classic (in Japanese). November 10, 2012. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
- "【横浜リポート2】Pの正体は福田…謎覆面との抗争は終結". Union Pro (in Japanese). Retrieved September 23, 2013.
- "新北京プロレス Japan Tour 2009 in Shinjuku Face". Dramatic Dream Team (in Japanese). Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
- CAGEMATCH:Jun Kasai (German)
- Representing Puroresu: Jun Kasai"> (German)
- Online World of Wrestling : Combat Zone Wrestling - CZW Un F'n Believable
- CAGEMATCH : IWA East Coast Masters Of Pain 2006 (German)
- Official profile (Japanese)
- The Weekly Proresu Directory: 15 years Chronicle ISBN 4-583-61261-3 (Japanese)