Mikey has been more successful with TMDK than when flying solo, though he's victorious here against Genba and has beat Zack Sabre Jr three times ... no small feat, even given his size advantage. He and Haste may be more familiar to US fans through their appearances for NWA, Ohio Valley Wrestling, and Ring of Honor, late winter and early spring of last year.
There must be something about the name "Mike" or "Mikey." Some of my favorite wrestlers are Mikes: Angelosetti, Bennett, Columbo, Dennis, Martin, and Vee. Many of them are cocky and funny, often heels who are lovable in spite of their cheating ways. Nichols is a big, meaty lug, with a hot buzzcut and manly scruff. He has a way with Japanese fans too. His battle with Genba contains a lot of the kind of close work and physical wrestling (arm bars and corner slug-outs, especially) I like, along with Japanese style stiff chops and some comic relief.