NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING

PROFILE

Hiroshi Tanahashi

UNIT

NJPW main unit 

HEIGHT

181cm 

WEIGHT

101kg 

YEAR OF BIRTH

13 Nov 1976 

Hiroshi Tanahashi
HEIGHT
181cm 
WEIGHT
101kg 
YEAR OF BIRTH
13 Nov 1976 
PLACE OF BIRTH
Ogaki-shi, Gifu, Japan 
BLOOD TYPE
DEBUT
10 Oct 1999 
FINISH HOLD

High Fly Flow, Sling blade, Dragon suplex, Texas clover hold

 
THEME SONG
LOVE & ENERGY 
BLOG
http://ameblo.jp/highfly-tana/ 
TWITTER
@tanahashi1_100 
PODCAST
https://www.njpw.co.jp/podcaster/tanahashi 

BIOGRAPHY

The self-proclaimed “Master of the Cetury”, Tanahashi embodies what it means to be the Ace of New Japan Pro Wrestling. After debuting for NJPW in October of 1999 he has the highest record of IWGP Heavyweight titles (8 times). That achievment goes alongside a Grand Slam, with Tanahashi one of precious few to win the IWGP heavyweight, Intercontinental, Tag, US and NEVER Openweight Championships, as well as 3 G1 Climaxes.  

After a legendary run, Tanahashi’s results were less consistent in the 2020s, but his performances were always on point. After three brief reigns as IWGP US Champion, summer 2022 would see the door between AEW and NJPW broken down as Forbidden Door took place in Chicago. Tanahashi would challenge AEW World Champion CM Punk for the event, but when Punk sustained an injury, a match for the interim AEW title was made with Jon Moxley, the Ace coming up just short in a memorable battle. 

After scoring a pinfall win over Karl Anderson at the G1 Climax 32 finals in August, Tanahashi would turn his focus to another title- the NEVER Openweight Championship- in Kobe at Burning Spirit 2022. 

The self-proclaimed “Master of the Cetury”, Tanahashi embodies what it means to be the Ace of New Japan Pro Wrestling. After debuting for NJPW in October of 1999 he has the highest record of IWGP Heavyweight titles (8 times). That achievment goes alongside a Grand Slam, with Tanahashi one of precious few to win the IWGP heavyweight, Intercontinental, Tag, US and NEVER Openweight Championships, as well as 3 G1 Climaxes.  

After a legendary run, Tanahashi’s results were less consistent in the 2020s, but his performances were always on point. After three brief reigns as IWGP US Champion, summer 2022 would see the door between AEW and NJPW broken down as Forbidden Door took place in Chicago. Tanahashi would challenge AEW World Champion CM Punk for the event, but when Punk sustained an injury, a match for the interim AEW title was made with Jon Moxley, the Ace coming up just short in a memorable battle. 

After scoring a pinfall win over Karl Anderson at the G1 Climax 32 finals in August, Tanahashi would turn his focus to another title- the NEVER Openweight Championship- in Kobe at Burning Spirit 2022. 

FINISH HOLD

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    High Fly Flow

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