Tanahashi

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Hiroshi Tanahashi
Hiroshi Tanahashi
Name Hiroshi Tanahashi
Real name Hiroshi Tanahashi
Nicknames
Name history Hiroshi Tanahashi (debut - ), Masked Devilock (September 15, 2004, one-off character)
Family
Maestro(s) NJPW Dojo, Keiji Mutoh, Tatsumi Fujinami, Kensuke Sasaki
Birth date, location November 13, 1976 - Ogaki, Gifu, Japan
Obituary date
Debut, location October 10, 1999 vs. Shinya Makabe
Lost mask to
Height 5'11"/180 cm
Weight 233 lbs/106 kg
Signature moves Cloverleaf, High Fly Flow, Dragon Rocket, Dragon Screw, Dragon Suplex, Dragon Sleeper, Full Nelson Slam, German Suplex, Half-Hatch Suplex, Lightning Speed Cradle, Shining Wizard, Sling Blade, Reverse DDT,,
Titles: CMLL World Trios Championship (w/Okumura & Taichi), CMLL World Tag Team Titles (w/Jushin Thunder Liger), IWGP Heavyweight Championship (7), IWGP Tag Team Championship (2) (1 w/Yutaka Yoshie & 1 w/Shinsuke Nakamura), IWGP U-30 Championship (2), GHC Tag Team Championship (w/Yuji Nagata), 2013 CMLL Universal Tournament, IWGP Intercontinental Title, NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship (w/Michael Elgin and Yoshi Tatsu)
Wrestling Observer Hall Of Fame Member

NJPW wrestler who's made a couple trips to CMLL. In 2006, he and Shinsuke Nakamura defended the IWGP Tag Team Championship against Rey Bucanero & Olimpico, and were unable to win the CMLL World Tag Team Championship from Bucanero and Ultimo Guerrero. In 2010, Tanahashi teamed with Taichi & Okumura to win the CMLL World Trios Championship, losing it a couple of weeks later to La Mascara, Mascara Dorada and La Sombra.

Tanahashi is billed and treated like a big star from Japan, but he's never been in Mexico long enough to establish his own rivalries. He's usually a rudo in CMLL's usual "us against the outsiders" stories. The CMLL/NJPW relationship seems strong, so he'll likely be back in Mexico again.

Lucha de Apuestas Record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
03/08/28 mask Hiroshi Tanahashi Makai #2 Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium- Osaka, Japan
10/06/19 hair Hiroshi Tanahashi Toru Yano Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium- Osaka, Japan


Gallery

Hiroshi Tanahashi.jpg
as Masked Devilock
CMLL Universal Champion


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