Tanahashi

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Hiroshi Tanahashi
Hiroshi Tanahashi
Name Hiroshi Tanahashi
Real name Hiroshi Tanahashi
Nicknames
Name history Hiroshi Tanahashi (debut - ), Masked Devilock (September 15, 2004, one-off character)
Family
Maestro(s)
Birth date, location November 13, 1976 - Ogaki, Gifu, Japan
Obituary date
Debut, location October 10, 1999 vs. Shinya Makabe
Lost mask to
Height 5'11"/180 cm
Weight 233 lbs/106 kg
Signature moves Dragon Suplex, Dragon Sleeper, Inside Cradle, Sling Blade, Half-Hatch Suplex, Dragon Screw, German Suplex, Tope Suicida, Reverse DDT, Full Nelson Slam, High Fly Flow (Frog Splash)
Titles: IWGP Tag Team Championship (2) (w/ Yutaka Yoshie, w/ Shinsuke Nakamura), IWGP U-30 Openweight Championship (2), NJPW 2003 G2 U-30 Climax, 2005 New Japan Cup, GHC Tag Team Championship (w/ Yuji Nagata), IWGP Heavyweight Championship, CMLL World Trios Championship (w/Shigeo Okumura & Taichi)

NJPW wrestler who's made a couple trips to CMLL. In 2006, he and Shinsuke Nakamura defended the IWGP Tag Team Championship against Rey Bucanero & Olimpico, and were unable to win the CMLL World Tag Team Championship from Bucanero and Ultimo Guerrero. In 2010, Tanahashi teamed with Taichi & Okumura to win the CMLL World Trios Championship, losing it a couple of weeks later to La Mascara, Mascara Dorada and La Sombra.

Tanahashi is billed and treated like a big star from Japan, but he's never been in Mexico long enough to establish his own rivalries. He's usually a rudo in CMLL's usual "us against the outsiders" stories. The CMLL/NJPW relationship seems strong, so he'll likely be back in Mexico again.

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