NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING

PROFILE

SANADA

UNIT

Los Ingobernables de Japón 

HEIGHT

182cm 

WEIGHT

100kg 

YEAR OF BIRTH

28 Jan 1988 

SANADA
HEIGHT
182cm 
WEIGHT
100kg 
YEAR OF BIRTH
28 Jan 1988 
PLACE OF BIRTH
Nishi-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata, Japan 
BLOOD TYPE
DEBUT
13 Mar 2007 
FINISH HOLD

Skull End, Rounding body press, TKO

 
TWITTER
@seiyasanada 

BIOGRAPHY

Debuting in All Japan Pro Wrestling in 2007, and assisting Tetsuya Naito to the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in his first appearance in NJPW April 2016, SANADA proved from the outset that is a powerful asset to Los Ingobernables de Japon. 

His all round ability transferred well to team efforts in LIJ. With former partner EVIL, he won two back to back World Tag Leagues, and followed both wins up with IWGP Tag Team Championship reigns. Adding BUSHI, and then Shingo Takagi to the fold as a trio, he’s a former three time NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Champion.

With a brief IWGP Tag Team Championship run alongside Tetsuya Naito its highlight, 2021 was a difficult year for SANADA, but Cold Skull would start 2022 strong. A win over Great-O-Khan in the Tokyo Dome would see SANADA stake a claim for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship, defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi in Sapporo for his first singles championship in NJPW. Yet his reign would not last. During a New Japan Cup match with Will Ospreay, SANADA fractured his left orbital bone, and would have to relinquish his championship, defeated again by Ospreay on his return at Dominion. 

Debuting in All Japan Pro Wrestling in 2007, and assisting Tetsuya Naito to the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in his first appearance in NJPW April 2016, SANADA proved from the outset that is a powerful asset to Los Ingobernables de Japon. 

His all round ability transferred well to team efforts in LIJ. With former partner EVIL, he won two back to back World Tag Leagues, and followed both wins up with IWGP Tag Team Championship reigns. Adding BUSHI, and then Shingo Takagi to the fold as a trio, he’s a former three time NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Champion.

With a brief IWGP Tag Team Championship run alongside Tetsuya Naito its highlight, 2021 was a difficult year for SANADA, but Cold Skull would start 2022 strong. A win over Great-O-Khan in the Tokyo Dome would see SANADA stake a claim for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship, defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi in Sapporo for his first singles championship in NJPW. Yet his reign would not last. During a New Japan Cup match with Will Ospreay, SANADA fractured his left orbital bone, and would have to relinquish his championship, defeated again by Ospreay on his return at Dominion. 

FINISH HOLD

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    Skull End

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