Takeshi Morishima was one of the fastest rising stars in pro wrestling during the mid 2000s. He became a known entity in America after defeating Homicide to win the ROH Heavyweight Championship (though most remember his match with Samoa Joe prior more). He would then go on to win the GHC Heavyweight Championship against Mitsuharu Misawa in 2008.
Morishima would retire in 2015 due to mental & physical problems, but his run in the 2000s would live on in the minds of pro wrestling fans that got to witness it. A true bruiser & hard hitting bastard, Morishima was everything you could have wanted from the big man.