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Hiroshi Tanahashi



Real name: Hiroshi Tanahashi
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 230 lbs.
Date of birth: November 13, 1976
Hometown: Ogaki, Japan
Pro debut: October 10, 1999
Trained by: New Japan Dojo, Keiji Mutoh, Kensuke Sasaki, Tatsumi Fujinami
Finishing move: Dragon Suplex

Biography

– In Tanahashi’s debut match, he was defeated by Shinya Makabe
– On October 19, 1999, Tanahashi defeated Wataru Inoue (his first televised match and first professional win)
– On July 30, 2000, Tanahashi made his PPV debut, losing to Shinya Makabe
– On September 8, 2001, Tanahashi made an appearance for All Japan, teaming with Osamu Kido to defeat Masanobu Fuchi & Yuto Aijima
– On April 23, 2003, Tanahashi defeated Shinya Makabe to win the G2-U30 Climax Tournament and the IWGP U-30 Title
– On June 13, 2003, Tanahashi & Yutaka Yoshie defeated Cho-Ten (Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan) to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– On July 9, 2003, Tanahashi & Yoshie defeated The Makai Club (4 & 5) to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– On July 19, 2003, Tanahashi, Masahiro Chono, Yuji Nagata & Yutaka Yoshie defeated Mike Barton, Scott Norton, Shinya Makabe & Yoshihiro Takayama
– On July 21, 2003, Tanahashi defeated Katsuyori Shibata to retain the IWGP U-30 Title
– On August 24, 2003, Tanahashi & Yoshie defeated Jushin Liger & Koji Kanemoto to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– On August 28, 2003, Tanahashi defeated Makai #2 to retain the IWGP U-30 Title
– On October 21, 2003, Tanahashi & Yoshie defeated Jim Steele & Mike Barton to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– On November 13, 2003, Tanahashi defeated TOA to retain the IWGP U-30 Title
– On November 29, 2003, Tanahashi defeated Blue Wolf to retain the IWGP U-30 Title
– On November 30, 2003, Tanahashi & Yuji Nagata defeated Tamon Honda & Kenta Kobashi to win the GHC Tag Team Titles
– On December 6, 2003, Tanahashi & Nagata defeated Takeshi Morishima & Takeshi Rikio to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
– On December 9, 2003, Tanahashi defeated Naomichi Marufuji to retain the IWGP U-30 Title
– On January 4, 2004, Tanahashi defeated Yutaka Yoshie to retain the IWGP U-30 Title
– On January 28, 2004, Tanahashi defeated Masayuki Naruse to retain the IWGP U-30 Title
– On March 28, 2004, Tanahashi defeated Kazunari Murakami to retain the IWGP U-30 Title
– On May 13, 2004, Tanahashi defeated Ryusuke Taguchi to retain the IWGP U-30 Title
– On July 19, 2004, Tanahashi defeated Toru Yano to retain the IWGP U-30 Title
– On October 24, 2004, Tanahashi defeated American Dragon to retain the IWGP U-30 Title
– On October 30, 2004, Tanahashi & Taiji Ishimori defeated Ryusuke Taguchi & Shinsuke Nakamura to win the U-30 Tag Tournament. The pair previously defeated Blue Wolf & Katsuhiko Nakajima
– On December 11, 2004, Tanahashi & Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Minoru Suzuki & Yoshihiro Takayama to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– On January 30, 2005, Tanahashi & Nakamura defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Yuji Nagata to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– On March 13, 2005, Tanahashi & Nakamura defeated Manabu Nakanishi & Scott Norton to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– On April 24, 2005, Tanahashi defeated Manabu Nakanishi in the final of the New Japan Cup
– On May 14, 2005, Tanahashi & Nakamura defeated Kendo Kashin & Manabu Nakanishi to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– On June 18, 2005, Tanahashi defeated Toru Yano in the final of a tournament to win the IWGP U-30 Title
– In September 2005, Tanahashi embarked on his first tour of Mexico, competing for CMLL
– On September 30, 2005, Tanahashi & Nakamura defeated Los Guerreros del Atlantida (Rey Bucanero & Olimpico) to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– On December 25, 2005, Tanahashi defeated Hirooki Goto to retain the IWGP U-30 Title
– At TNA Final Resolution 2006, Tanahashi was defeated by AJ Styles
– On February 12, 2006, Tanahashi defeated Naofumi Yamamoto to retain the IWGP U-30 Title
– On July 17, 2006, Tanahashi defeated Giant Bernard in the final of a tournament to win the vacant IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On October 9, 2006, Tanahashi defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On December 10, 2006, Tanahashi defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On January 4, 2007, Tanahashi defeated Taiyo Kea to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On February 18, 2007, Tanahashi defeated Koji Kanemoto to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On August 12, 2007, Tanahashi defeated Yuji Nagata in the final of the NJPW G1 Climax Tournament
– On October 8, 2007, Tanahashi defeated Yuji Nagata to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On November 11, 2007, Tanahashi defeated Hirooki Goto to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On March 23, 2008, Tanahashi defeated Giant Bernard in the final of the New Japan Cup
– In October/November 2008, Tanahashi made several more appearances for TNA
– On January 4, 2009, Tanahashi defeated Keiji Mutoh to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title for a third time
– On February 15, 2009, Tanahashi defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On April 5, 2009, Tanahashi defeated Kurt Angle to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On May 3, 2009, Tanahashi defeated Hirooki Goto to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On June 20, 2009, Tanahashi defeated Manabu Nakanishi to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On July 20, 2009, Tanahashi defeated Takashi Sugiura to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On January 4, 2010, Tanahashi defeated Go Shiozaki
– In May 2010, Tanahashi returned to Mexico
– On May 7, 2010, La Ola Amarilla (Tanahashi, Taichi & Okumura) defeated Los Angeles Rebeldes (Hector Garza, El Hijo del Fantasma & La Mascara) to win the CMLL Trios Titles
– On January 4, 2011, Tanahashi defeated Satoshi Kojima to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title. This reign would go on to break the record for the most defenses of the title
– On February 2, 2011, Tanahashi defeated Satoshi Kojima to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On April 3, 2011, Tanahashi defeated Yuji Nagata to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On May 3, 2011, Tanahashi defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On May 14, 2011, Tanahashi defeated Charlie Haas to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On June 18, 2011, Tanahashi defeated Hirooki Goto to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On July 18, 2011, Tanahashi defeated Giant Bernard to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On September 19, 2011, Tanahashi defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On October 10, 2011, Tanahashi defeated Tetsuya Naito to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On November 12, 2011, Tanahashi defeated Toru Yano to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On December 4, 2011, Tanahashi defeated Yuji Nagata to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On January 4, 2012, Tanahashi defeated Minoru Suzuki to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On June 16, 2012, Tanahashi defeated Kazuchika Okada to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title for a record-equaling sixth time
– On July 1, 2012, Tanahashi defeated Togi Makabe to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On July 22, 2012, Tanahashi defeated Masato Tanaka to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On September 23, 2012, Tanahashi defeated Naomichi Marufuji to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On October 8, 2012, Tanahashi defeated Minoru Suzuki to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On November 11, 2012, Tanahashi defeated Yujiro Takahashi to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On January 4, 2013, Tanahashi defeated Kazuchika Okada to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– On February 10, 2013, Tanahashi defeated Karl Anderson to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title

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