Tetsuya Naito

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Naito
Naito
Name Naito
Real name Tetsuya Naito
Nicknames "Stardust Genius", "Red Comet", "Red Meteor"
Name history Tetsuya Naito, Naito
Family
Maestro(s) New Japan Dojo
Birth date, location June 22, 1982
Obituary date
Debut, location May 27, 2006
Lost mask to
Height 180 cm/5'11"
Weight 95 kgs/209 lbs
Signature moves tornillo, Pluma Blanca (Koji Clutch), Destino (Asai DDT variant)
Titles: IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (w/Yujiro), IWGP Tag Team Championship (w/Yujiro), Never Openweight Championship, IWGP Heavyweight Championship, IWGP Intercontinental Championship

Came to Mexico as one half of NJPW's No Limit team, part of the talent exchange between the promotions. Naito and Yujiro ran over both CMLL tecnicos and rudos during the second half of 2009. Naito picked up Toscano's hair in the finals of a 2009's Inferno en el Ring cage match, but the duo lost to Texano & Terrible at the year end show. (No Limit later got the revenge by retaining the IWGP Tag Team championship over Terrible & Texano a couple months later in Japan.) Naito enjoyed Mexico enough to return for another, shorter tour in early 2010, this time teaming with Taichi. Naito turned up again in Mexico in 2011 in an uneventful stint, though he continues to be adopted by the Mexican fans.

Naito was the more popular and charismatic half of the tag team while in Japan. His signature "circle eye" gesture comes from responding to ringside lucha fans, who had been taunting him with squinty eye gestures. Other luchadors picked up on it, and it became a running gag from there.

Lucha de Apuesta Record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
2009.07.31 hair (1) Naito Toscano Arena Mexico
2009.12.04 hairs Terrible & Texano Jr. Tetsuya Naito & Yujiro Arena Mexico
(1): 2009 Infierno en el Ring cage match


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in 2009
Leader of Los Ingobernables de Japon.