Wataru Inoue

Dec 8, 2020 - by Allen Rockum


Real Name: Wataru Inoue
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 207 lbs.
Date of Birth: July 27, 1973
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Pro Debut: July 21, 1999
Retired: February 2, 2014
Trained By: Animal Hamaguchi & NJPW Dojo
Finishing Move: Spear of Justice

Biography

– Wataru has also been known as El Puma Inoue. He was nicknamed Mr. High Tension.
– October 10, 1999, Wataru defeated Katsuyori Shibata at NJPW Final Dome ’99 Eve.
– December 23rd, Wataru lost to Koji Kanemoto at NJPW Battle X-Mas ’99.
– April 16, 2000, Wataru entered into the NJPW Young Lion Cup ’00.
– December 10th, Wataru defeated Katsuyori Shibata at NJPW Battle Final ’00.
– December 23rd, Wataru & Katsuyori Shibata lost to Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto at NJPW Dream Win ’00.
– May 18, 2001, Wataru entered into the NJPW Best of the Super Junior VIII.
– September 16th, Wataru & Shibata challenged TEAM2000 (Jado & Gedo) for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– November 16th, Wataru & Shibata entered into the G1 Junior Tag League ’01.
– December 28th, Wataru & Shibata defeated Minoru Tanaka & Dolgorsuren Serjbudee at the FIGHTING TV Samurai 5th Anniversary Show.
– January 24, 2002, Wataru competed in the New Japan Rumble.
– March 6th, Wataru lost to Blue Wolf in the first round of the One Night Young Lion Tournament.
– March 29th, Wataru & Kensuke Sasaki lost to Koji Kanemoto & Hiroyoshi Tenzan in the first round of the Naeba Cup Tag Tournament ’02.
– April 22nd, Wataru & Katsuyori Shibata challenged Gedo & Jado for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– May 18th, Wataru entered into the Best of the Super Junior IX.
– August 29th, Wataru defeated KENTA at NJPW Cross Road.
– August 24, 2003, Wataru lost to Makai #1 at NJPW Hall Crush.
– September 21st, Wataru & Koji Kanemoto lost to Jushin Thunder Liger & El Samurai at the NJPW Road to Ultimate Crush.
– December 23rd, Wataru defeated Naofumi Yamamoto at NJPW Dream Win ’03.
– January 10, 2004, Wataru & El Samurai challenged Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA for the GHC Tag Team Titles.
– January 24th, Wataru lost to Tiger Mask at NJPW Exciting Battle in Okinawa ’04.
– February 21st, Wataru lost to Takehiro Murahama in the semi-finals of the Osaka Pro Super J Cup ’04.
– May 26th, Wataru entered into the Best of the Super Junior XI.
– July 19th, Wataru & Koji Kanemoto challenged CTU (Jado & Gedo) for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– September 2nd, Wataru defeated KUDO at NJPW Lion’s Road.
– October 1st, Wataru lost to Jushin Thunder Liger at NJPW Dangerous Dream Night.
– December 12th, Wataru challenged Heat for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title.
– January 19, 2005, Wataru defeated Naofumi Yamamoto at the NJPW New Year Battle ’05 in Okinawa.
– March 4th, Wataru & Koji Kanemoto defeated CTU to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– April 9th, Wataru & Kanemoto retained the titles against El Samurai & Masahito Kakihara.
– April 16th, Wataru & Shinsuke Nakamura lost to Yuji Nagata & Hirooki Goto in the finals of the Samurai! TV Openweight Tag Team Tournament.
– May 14th, Wataru & Koji Kanemoto lost the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles to CTU (Hirooki Goto & Minoru).
– May 21st, Wataru entered into the Best of the Super Junior XII.
– January 8, 2006, Wataru & Ryusuke Taguchi lost to CTU (Jushin Thunder Liger & Hirooki Goto) at the NJPW Fan Thanksgiving Day ’06.
– May 27th, Wataru entered into the Best of the Super Junior XIII.
– July 9th, Wataru won the New Japan Rumble.
– July 17th, Wataru challenged Tiger Mask for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title.
– October 9th, Wataru & Ryusuke Taguchi lost to Prince Devitt & Jushin Thunder Liger at NJPW Explosion.
– January 4, 2007, Wataru, TAKA Michinoku, Tiger Mask, Kaz Hayashi & Koji Kanemoto defeated Milano Collection AT, CTU (Jushin Thunder Liger & Minoru) & Voodoo Murders (Shuji Kondo & YASSHI) at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom.
– February 18th, Wataru challenged Minoru for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title.
– June 17th, Wataru lost to Milano Collection AT in the finals of the Best of the Super Junior XIV.
– July 6th, Wataru & Koji Kanemoto challenged Dick Togo & TAKA Michinoku for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– November 11th, Wataru & Koji Kanemoto defeated Ryusuke Taguchi & Yujiro at NJPW Destruction ’07.
– December 8th, Wataru defeated Ryusuke Taguchi for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title.
– January 4, 2008, Wataru defended the title against Christopher Daniels.
– June 15th, Wataru defeated Koji Kanemoto to win the Best of the Super Junior XV.
– August 9th, Wataru entered into the G1 Climax ’08.
– October 18th, WK2 (Wataru & Koji Kanemoto) entered into the G1 Tag League ’08.
– November 1st, WK2 defeated Nobuo Yoshihashi & Ryusuke Taguchi at NJPW Camp Zama Slamfest II.
– December 6th, Wataru lost to Takashi Iizuka at NJPW Fight for Existence I.
– January 4th, WK2 lost to Jushin Thunder Liger & Takuma Sano at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom III.
– February 28th, Wataru, Shinsuke Nakamura & Milano Collection AT defeated Togi Makabe, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano at NJPW New Dimension.
– March 8th, Wataru lost to Tomohiro Ishii in the first round of the New Japan Cup ’09.
– March 19th, Wataru defeated Nobuo Yoshihashi at NJPW Leonis II.
– June 20th, Wataru, Tomoaki Honma, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Yuji Nagata lost to CHAOS (Jado, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii & Takashi Iizuka) at NJPW Dominion.
– July 21st, Wataru & Nobuo Yoshihashi lost to Unione (Milano Collection AT & Taichi) at NJPW Leonis III.
– October 18th, Seigigun (Wataru & Yuji Nagata) entered into the G1 Tag League ’09.
– November 8th, Seigigun defeated CHAOS (Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii) at NJPW Destruction ’09.
– January 4, 2010, Seigigun (Wataru, Super Strong Machine & Mitsuhide Hirasawa) defeated Kazuchika Okada, Koji Kanemoto & Jushin Thunder Liger at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom IV.
– March 20th, Wataru lost to Masato Tanaka in the second round of the New Japan Cup ’10.
– May 3rd, Seigigun won a 3-Way to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles.
– June 19th, Seigigun lost the titles to Bad Intentions (Karl Anderson & Giant Bernard) in a 3-Way Elimination.
– June 28th, Seigigun (Wataru, Mitsuhide Hirasawa & Yuji Nagata) lost to Dick Togo & NO LIMIT (Tetsuya Naito & Yujiro Takahashi) in the first round of the J Sports Crown Openweight Six Man Tag Team Tournament ’10.
– August 6th, Wataru entered into the G1 Climax ’10.
– November 7th, Seigigun (Wataru & Yuji Nagata) defeated NO LIMIT to win the G1 Tag League ’10.
– December 11th, Seigigun challenged Bad Intentions for the IWGP Tag Team Titles.
– January 4, 2011, Wataru, Tomoaki Honma, Tama Tonga & Tiger Mask defeated CHAOS (Gedo, Jado, Tomohiro Ishii & Yujiro Takahashi) at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom V.
– March 13th, Wataru lost to Toru Yano in the first round of the New Japan Cup ’11.
– May 13th, Wataru defeated Kyosuke Mikami at NJPW Life Goes On!
– June 18th, Seigigun & Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated CHAOS (Takashi Iizuka & Tomohiro Ishii) & Masato Tanaka at NJPW Dominion.
– June 22nd, Seigigun & Hiroyoshi Tenzan lost to Satoshi Kojima & Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma) in the second round of the J Sports Crown Openweight Six Man Tag Team Tournament ’11.
– August 1st, Wataru entered into the G1 Climax ’11.
– October 10th, Wataru lost to Lance Archer at NJPW Destruction ’11.
– October 22nd, Wataru & Hiroyoshi Tenzan entered into the G1 Tag League ’11.
– December 23rd, Wataru lost to Shinsuke Nakamura at the NJPW Road to Kingdom X-Mas Battle.
– January 4, 2012, Seigigun lost to Stack of Arms (Masakatsu Funaki & Masayuki Kono) at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom VI.
– March 4th, Seigigun & Togi Makabe defeated Suzuki-gun (TAKA Michinoku, Taichi & Minoru Suzuki) at the NJPW 40th Anniversary Show.
– June 3rd, Seigigun lost to BRAVE (Mohammed Yone & Naomichi Marufuji) at NOAH Great Voyage ’12.
– June 16th, Seigigun & Captain New Japan lost to Rocky Romero & CHAOS (YOSHI-HASHI & Tomohiro Ishii) at NJPW Dominion.
– December 2nd, Wataru Inoue & Togi Makabe lost to Killer Elite Squad (Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.) in the semi-finals of the World Tag League ’12.
– March 3, 2013, Seigigun (Wataru, Yuji Nagata & Super Strong Machine) & Captain New Japan lost to Hirooki Goto, Karl Anderson, Ryusuke Taguchi & Tama Tonga at the NJPW Anniversary Show.
– February 2, 2014, Wataru retired from in-ring competition due to a neck injury in which he suffered on March 3, 2013.

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