|From||Morioka, Iwate, Japan|
TAKA Michinoku has wrestled all over the world and started his WWF career back in 1997. Later in that very year, he defeated Brian Christopher to become the first ever WWF Light Heavyweight Champion. He gained a lot of fame in the tag team division alongside Funaki in the team Kai En Tai. Although not leaving the WWF until 2002, he only appeared in one Smackdown game: WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role
TAKA still wrestles in Japan, where he achieves the much needed respect he deserves. Mick Foley even famously once said "If the WWF was all about who was the most talented, then Taka Michinoku would be the WWF Champion."