Prior to joining WWE in 2015 as a costume designer, Sarath Ton racked up an impressive body of work as a high-flying independent wrestler named Kid Mikaze (or Mikaze for short). With stops in Ring of Honor (ROH), Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and even WWE, he built up the sort of résumé that grabs attention.
After making his wrestling debut in September 2001 for Powerhouse Wrestling in Barre, Massachusetts, Mikaze would go on to have a 14-year career primarily competing for various independent promotions in the New England area. He achieved his greatest success in Massachusetts-based Chaotic Wrestling, where he captured the promotion’s primary title, the Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Championship, on September 9, 2011.
The most authoritative voice on his career comes from Pro Wrestling Illustrated, who ranked Mikaze twice in the annual PWI 500; No. 383 in 2007 and No. 432 in 2010. The magazine summed up those points of his career quite nicely with the following.
New England independent has achieved his greatest success in Massachusetts-based Chaotic Wrestling … Won the Chaotic tag team title with Jason Blade in October 2006 … Lost them to Max Bauer and Alex Arion the following March … Failed in bid to unseat Chaotic heavyweight champion Brian Milonas in their April title bout … Currently reigns as the Defiant Pro Wrestling cruiserweight champion, and made his first successful defense of the title over Frankie Arion in April … His reverse shooting star press has been dubbed the “Perfect Weapon,” an apt name for such an incredible move.
“The American Sasuke” is a three-time former tag team champion in Chaotic Wrestling … Competed in the 2009 ECWA Super 8 tournament, losing to Quiet Storm in the first round … Blends martial arts strikes and counters with daredevil aerial attacks … Had a heated feud with former partner Brian Fury when Fury suspected Mikaze was being recruited by rulebreaking manager Sean Gorman … Popular competitor almost always hides the bottom half of his face under a bandana in ninja style.
Not mentioned is his brief stint in ROH in late 2005 and early 2006, where he was primarily used to put over the promotion’s top talent. He wrestled Chris Hero, Homicide, The Briscoe Brothers, Ricky Reyes, Necro Butcher and Jimmy Yang, among others.
Late in his career, Mikaze wrestled one time for TNA. On February 15, 2015, the promotion held One Night Only: X-Travaganza 3, an X Division-themed pay-per-view event. In a singles contest to qualify for the Ultimate X Match held later that night, he lost to DJ Z in under seven minutes.