Tiger Mask IV

Nov 30, 2020 - by Allen Rockum

Real Name: Yoshihiro Yamazaki
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 192 lbs.
Date of Birth: October 20, 1970
Hometown: Urayasu, Chiba (Japan)
Pro Debut: July 15, 1995
Trained By: Tiger Mask & The Great Sasuke
Finishing Move: Tiger Suplex

Biography

– Yamazaki is the 4th Tiger Mask & currently the longest one to use the name. He was trained by the original Tiger Mask, Satoru Sayama. Yamazaki is the only Tiger Mask to be endorsed by Sayama.
– Tiger Mask is nicknamed Golden Tiger & Yellow Devil.
– September 25, 1995, Tiger & Kato Kung Lee defeated Super Delfin & TAKA Michinoku by DQ on Michinoku Pro.
– October 21st, Tiger defeated TAKA Michinoku on Michinoku Pro.
– November 23rd, Tiger lost to TAKA Michinoku on Michinoku Pro.
– December 9th, Tiger & The Great Sasuke defeated Shoichi Funaki & TAKA Michinoku on Michinoku Pro.
– July 5, 1996, Tiger lost to Felino in the first round of the CMLL Gran Prix ’96.
– September 23rd, Tiger defeated Men’s Teioh for the vacant UWA World Middleweight Title.
– October 19th, Tiger & Wellington Wilkins Jr. defeated Gran Naniwa & Yone Genjin on Michinoku Pro.
– November 10th, Tiger defeated Yoshito Sugamoto on Michinoku Pro.
– May 5, 1997, Tiger challenged TAKA Michinoku for the FMW Independent World Junior Heavyweight Title.
– August 31st, Tiger challenged Men’s Teioh for the UWF Super Welterweight Title.
– October 10th, Tiger & Gran Hamada defeated Chris Candido & The Convict on the Michinoku Pro 4th Anniversary.
– December 23rd, Tiger lost to the first Tiger Mask at the Umanosuke Ueda Benefit Show.
– March 1, 1998, Tiger & Gran Naniwa lost to Hayabusa & Super Delfin on Michinoku Pro.
– May 31st, Tiger won a Battle Royal on Michinoku Pro.
– October 24th, Tiger defeated Ikuto Hidaka on UFO Take Off.
– December 30th, Tiger defeated Jason Brees on UFO Take Off.
– April 11, 1999, Tiger defeated Jason Cross for the vacant MPW British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight Title.
– May 24th, Tiger & Kaientai (TAKA Michinoku & Funaki) defeated Super Loco, Papi Chulo & Apolo Dantes on WWF Super Astros.
– May 25th, Tiger lost to Papi Chulo on WWF Super Astros.
– August 22nd, Tiger defeated Dos Caras to win the Michinoku Pro 2nd Fukumen World League.
– April 1, 2000, Tiger lost to Jushin Thunder Liger in the first round of the Michinoku Pro Super J Cup ’00.
– June 25th, Tiger defended the MPW British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight Title against Pentagon.
– June 29th, Tiger & Hiromi Yagi lost to Ayako Hamada & Gran Hamada in the semi-finals of the P Mix Grand Prix.
– July 5th, Tiger & Heavy Metal defeated Kick Boxer & Yoshinobu Kanemaru at AAA TripleMania VIII.
– January 14, 2001, Tiger & Kazuya Yuasa lost to CIMA & Pentagon on Michinoku Pro The Beginning and the End.
– March 10th, Tiger lost the MPW British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight Title to Masaaki Mochizuki.
– April 14th, Tiger, Great Sasuke & Gran Hamada defeated COW COW, Masao Orihara & Takeshi Ono to win the vacant Apex of Triangle Titles.
– July 1st, Tiger, Gran Hamada & Great Sasuke challenged Crazy MAX (Big Fuji, CIMA & SUWA) for the UWA World Trios Titles.
– July 19th, Tiger, Sasuke & Hamada defended the titles against Pentagon Black, Fujin & Masao Orihara.
– August 12th, Tiger defeated Curry Man on Michinoku Pro.
– August 19th, Tiger & Great Sasuke challenged Gedo & Jado for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– October 19th, Tiger & Hideki Nishida entered into the Michinoku Pro Tag League ’01.
– December 23rd, Tiger, Hamada & Sasuke retained the Apex of Triangle Titles against Dick Togo, Tomohiro Ishii & Gedo.
– May 24, 2002, Tiger entered into the NJPW Best of the Super Junior IX.
– August 25th, Tiger competed against Dick Togo for the vacant MPW Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Title.
– September 22nd, Tiger challenged Koji Kanemoto for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title.
– November 4th, Tiger, Jushin Thunder Liger & Heat lost to TEAM2000 (Jado, Gedo & Koji Kanemoto) in the finals of the NJPW Junior Triathlon Survivor Tournament.
– December 23rd, Tiger & Masahito Kakihara lost to El Samurai & Gedo in the finals of the NJPW Dream Win Junior Tag Team Tournament.
– April 23, 2003, Tiger defeated Koji Kanemoto for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title.
– May 2nd, Tiger & Heat challenged Koji Kanemoto & Jushin Thunder Liger for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– May 23rd, Tiger entered into the Best of the Super Junior X.
– June 13th, Tiger defended the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title against Takehiro Murahama.
– July 6th, Tiger would retain the title against Masahito Kakihara.
– July 26th, Tiger & Jushin Thunder Liger would challenge Kaimana & Kaniela for the HCW Kekaulike Heritage Tag Team Titles.
– September 23rd, Tiger defended the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title against Dick Togo.
– October 13th, Tiger would lose the title to Jado after the title was vacated & then on the line at the New Japan Rumble.
– January 4, 2004, Tiger & Heat challenged Jado & Gedo for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– January 24th, Tiger defeated Wataru Inoue at NJPW Exciting Battle in Okinawa ’04.
– January 31st, Tiger competed in the New Japan Rumble.
– March 28th, Tiger defeated Katsushi Takemura at NJPW King of Sports.
– May 3rd, Tiger, Naomichi Marufuji & Heat lost to American Dragon, Ultimo Dragon & Koji Kanemoto at NJPW Nexess.
– June 13th, Tiger defeated Koji Kanemoto to win the Best of the Super Junior XI.
– July 19th, Tiger challenged Heat for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title.
– November 3rd, Tiger & Taiji Ishimori challenged Gedo & Jado for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– January 4, 2005, Tiger defeated Heat for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title.
– February 20th, Tiger would retain the title against Jushin Thunder Liger.
– April 19th, Tiger lost to Masahiro Chono in the first round of the New Japan Cup ’05.
– May 14th, Tiger defended the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title against Black Tiger.
– June 19th, Tiger defeated Gedo to win the Best of the Super Junior XII.
– July 18th, Tiger retained the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title against Dick Togo.
– October 8th, Tiger lost the championship to Black Tiger.
– February 19, 2006, Tiger defeated Black Tiger for both the IWGP Junior Heavyweight & NWA World Junior Heavyweight Titles.
– March 11th, Tiger defended both titles against Minoru.
– May 3rd, Tiger lost the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title to Koji Kanemoto.
– June 18th, Tiger would lose to Minoru in the finals of the Best of the Super Junior XIII.
– July 17th, Tiger retained the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title against Wataru Inoue.
– September 24th, Tiger defended the title against Ryusuke Taguchi.
– November 6th, Tiger retained the title against Milano Collection AT.
– December 2nd, Tiger defended the title against Milano Collection AT.
– January 4, 2007, Tiger, TAKA Michinoku, Wataru Inoue, Koji Kanemoto & Kaz Hayashi defeated CTU (Jushin Thunder Liger & Minoru), Voodoo Murders (YASSHI & Shuji Kondo) & Milano Collection AT at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom.
– March 18th, Tiger defended the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title against Negro Casas.
– May 5th, Tiger retained the title against Low Ki.
– May 11th, Tiger lost the title to Mike Quackenbush.
– May 12th, Tiger defeated AJ Styles at IWA Mid-South A Phenomenal Invasion 2.
– May 13th, Tiger competed in a 4-Way at TNA Sacrifice.
– May 14th, Tiger & Jerry Lynn lost to Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley on TNA iMPACT.
– June 1st, Tiger entered into the Best of the Super Junior XIV.
– September 2nd, Tiger defeated Atlantis to win the Michinoku Pro 4th Fukumen World League.
– September 24th, Tiger challenged Ryusuke Taguchi for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title.
– January 21, 2008, Tiger & Curry Man defeated The Rock ‘n Rave Connection (Jimmy Rave & Lance Hoyt) on TNA iMPACT.
– March 30th, Tiger & Wataru Inoue defeated Gedo & Jado by DQ on NJPW New Dimension.
– May 2nd, Tiger, Taichi Ishikari & Mitsuhide Hirasawa defeated Kazuchika Okada, Tetsuya Naito & Yujiro on NJPW Aggressive.
– June 15th, Tiger lost to Wataru Inoue in the semi-finals of the Best of the Super Junior XV.
– July 8th, Tiger defeated Prince Devitt for the vacant IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title.
– September 21st, Tiger lost the title to Low Ki.
– October 2nd, Tiger defeated TAKEMURA on NJPW PREMIUM.
– October 13th, Tiger, Koji Kanemoto & Jushin Thunder Liger lost to Great Bash Heel (Jado, Gedo & Low Ki) at NJPW Destruction ’08.
– December 14th, Tiger & Shisa Mask defeated Manabu Soya & Seiya Sanada at the AJPW Fan Appreciation Day in Tokyo.
– December 23rd, Tiger defeated AKIRA at New Japan Theory – Chaos of Christmas.
– January 4, 2009, Tiger defeated Low Ki for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title.
– February 15th, Tiger retained the title against Jushin Thunder Liger.
– February 28th, Tiger & Kazuchika Okada lost to Jushin Thunder Liger & Koji Kanemoto on NJPW NEW DIMENSION.
– March 1st, Tiger & First Tiger Mask defeated Riki Choshu & Tatsuhito Takaiwa on RJPW Chaos.
– March 19th, Tiger & Milano Collection AT defeated Black Tiger & Tomoaki Honma at NJPW Leonis II.
– April 5th, Tiger defended the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title against Black Tiger in a Title vs. Mask match.
– May 6th, Tiger retained the title against Black Tiger.
– May 30th, Tiger entered into the Best of the Super Junior XVI.
– June 20th, Tiger defeated Black Tiger in a Mask vs. Mask match at NJPW Dominion.
– July 20th, Tiger defended the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title against Koji Kanemoto.
– August 15th, Tiger lost the title to Mistico.
– November 8th, Tiger defeated Mistico to win back the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title.
– January 4, 2010, Tiger lost the title to Naomichi Marufuji.
– May 8th, Tiger challenged Naomichi Marufuji for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title.
– May 30th, Tiger entered into the Best of the Super Junior XVII.
– August 22nd, Tiger & Koji Kanemoto defeated Taiji Ishimori & Ricky Marvin for the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– August 28th, Tiger & Koji Kanemoto defended the titles against Disobey (Genba Hirayanagi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru).
– November 9th, Tiger & Koji Kanemoto entered into the NJPW Super J Tag League.
– November 23rd, Tiger & Koji Kanemoto retained the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles against KENTA & Atsushi Aoki.
– December 9th, Tiger defeated First Tiger Mask by referee’s decision on RJPW Extreme.
– December 24th, Tiger & Koji Kanemoto lost the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles to Atsushi Aoki & Naomichi Marufuji.
– January 23, 2011, Tiger defeated Tomohiro Ishii in a Mask vs. Hair match.
– May 26th, Tiger entered into the Best of the Super Junior XVIII.
– June 21st, Tiger, Takaaki Watanabe & Yuji Nagata lost to Dick Togo, Yujiro Takahashi & Masato Tanaka in the first round of the J Sports Crown Openweight Six Man Tag Team Tournament ’11.
– November 12th, Tiger & KUSHIDA challenged No Remorse Corps (Davey Richards & Rocky Romero) for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– January 4, 2012, Tiger, Mascara Dorada, KUSHIDA & Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Atlantis, Valiente & Suzuki-gun (Taichi & TAKA Michinoku) at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom VI.
– May 27th, Tiger entered into the Best of the Super Junior XIX.
– June 16th, Tiger & Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Suzuki-gun to win the vacant IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– July 22nd, Tiger & Jushin Thunder Liger lost the titles to Forever Hooligans (Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov).
– October 21st, Tiger & Jushin Thunder Liger lost to Forever Hooligans in the first round of the Super Junior Tag Tournament ’12.
– January 27, 2013, Tiger & Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Atsushi Kotoge & Yoshinari Ogawa at NOAH Great Voyage ’13.
– March 3rd, Tiger & Jushin Thunder Liger challenged Time Splitters (Alex Shelley & KUSHIDA) for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– May 24th, Tiger entered into the Best of the Super Junior XX.
– July 28th, Tiger & Jushin Thunder Liger defeated BRAVE (Atsushi Kotoge & Taiji Ishimori) to win both the NOAH NTV G Cup Junior Heavyweight League ’13 & the vacant GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– August 24th, Tiger & Jushin Thunder Liger defended the titles against No Mercy (Genba Hirayanagi & Maybach SUWA Jr.).
– September 16th, Tiger & Jushin Thunder Liger defended the titles against Hitoshi Kumano & Daisuke Harada.
– October 5th, Tiger & Jushin Thunder Liger retained the titles against BRAVE.
– October 25th, Tiger & Jushin Thunder Liger lost to World Class Tag Team (Gedo & Jado) in the first round of the Super Junior Tag Tournament ’13.
– November 7th, Tiger & Jushin Thunder Liger defended the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles against Crazy Dynasty (Pesadilla & Super Crazy).
– December 7th, Tiger & Jushin Thunder Liger lost the titles to Yoshinari Ogawa & Zack Sabre Jr.
– May 30, 2014, Tiger entered into the Best of the Super Junior XXI.
– July 18th, Tiger & Jushin Thunder Liger entered into the NTV G Cup Junior Heavyweight Tag League ’14.
– October 25th, Tiger & Jushin Thunder Liger lost to The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) in the first round of the Super Junior Tag Tournament ’14.
– January 4, 2015, Tiger competed in the Dark New Japan Rumble.
– January 5th, Tiger & Sho Tanaka lost to Suzuki-gun at NJPW New Year Dash !! ’15.
– March 22nd, Tiger challenged Jushin Thunder Liger for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title.
– May 22nd, Tiger entered into the Best of the Super Junior XXII.
– September 23rd, Tiger defeated Steve Anthony for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title.
– October 24th, Tiger & Jushin Thunder Liger lost to reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) in the first round of the Super Junior Tag Tournament ’15.
– December 18th, Tiger defended the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title against Jushin Thunder Liger.
– January 4, 2016, Tiger competed in the Dark New Japan Rumble.
– March 19th, Tiger lost the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title to Steve Anthony.
– May 3rd, Tiger, David Finlay, Jay White & Ryusuke Taguchi lost to CHAOS (Gedo, Will Ospreay, Kazushi Sakuraba & YOSHI-HASHI) at NJPW Wrestling Dontaku ’16.
– May 22nd, Tiger entered into the Best of the Super Junior XXIII.
– October 21st, Tiger & Jushin Thunder Liger lost to Ryusuke Taguchi & Fuego in the first round of the Super Junior Tag Tournament ’16.
– January 4, 2017, Tiger competed in the Dark New Japan Rumble.
– February 26th, Tiger, Jushin Thunder Liger & Delirious challenged Los Ingobernables de Japón (EVIL, BUSHI & SANADA) for the NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Titles.
– May 17th, Tiger entered into the Best of the Super Junior XXIV.
– June 11th, Tiger, Tiger Mask W, Yuji Nagata & Togi Makabe defeated Jushin Thunder Liger, Manabu Nakanishi & TenKoji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) at NJPW Dominion.
– July 8th, Tiger lost to Marty Scurll in the first round of the RevPro British J Cup ’17.
– October 29th, Tiger & Jushin Thunder Liger lost to Suzuki-gun (El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) in the first round of the Super Junior Tag Tournament ’17.
– January 4, 2018, Tiger competed in the Dark New Japan Rumble.
– May 18th, Tiger entered into the Best of the Super Junior XXV.
– September 8th, Tiger lost to David Starr in the first round of the RevPro British J Cup ’18.
– October 8th, Tiger & Jushin Thunder Liger challenged Suzuki-gun for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– October 16th, Tiger & Jushin Thunder Liger entered into the Super Junior Tag League ’18.
– March 6, 2019, Tiger, Dragon Lee, Ryusuke Taguchi, Satoshi Kojima & Tomoaki Honma defeated Suzuki-gun (El Desperado, Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, TAKA Michinoku & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) at the NJPW 47th Anniversary Show.
– May 13th, Tiger entered into the Best of the Super Junior XXVI.
– October 16th, Tiger & Yuya Uemura entered into the Super Junior Tag League ’19.

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