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Kazuo Yamazaki (born August 15, 1962) is a former Japanesemarker professional wrestler, who is known for his work in New Japan Pro Wrestling and UWF International.

Yamazaki's wrestling career began in May 1982 in New Japan Pro Wrestling. In 1984, Yamazaki joined the Japanese UWF. He rejoined New Japan in 1986 as a junior heavyweight. Despite this, he found more success upon turning heavyweight in 1987, winning the IWGP Tag Team Championship with one of his mentors, Yoshiaki Fujiwara. In 1988, however, the UWF was reconstituted as Newborn UWF and Yamazaki joined it, until its demise in December 1990.

In 1991, Yamazaki joined UWF International. In UWF International, he supported Nobuhiko Takada, but after being overlooked several times for shots at Takada's UWFI Heavyweight championship, he decided to quit and return to New Japan on his own. He won two more IWGP tag team titles, first with Takashi Iizuka in June 1996 and with Kensuke Sasaki in August 1997.

During the New Japan vs. UWFI feud in 1995-1996, Yamazaki participated on New Japan's side, but mostly as a behind-the-scenes supporter, training rookies Yuji Nagata and Tokimitsu Ishizawa (Kendo Ka Shin) in the use of the shoot-style. In 1998, he made it to the finals of the G1 Climax tournament, losing to Shinya Hashimoto.

Yamazaki retired from in-ring competition on January 4, 2000, losing to his student Yuji Nagata as his final opponent. He now works as a wrestling instructor at the New Japan Pro Wrestling dojo and sometimes acts as color commentator for the NJPW program on TV Asahimarker.

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