Hiroshi Tanahashi

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Hiroshi Tanahashi is a once in a lifetime performer. He carried New Japan Pro Wrestling from the dark ages in the mid-2000s and took it to new heights.

Being the face of the company and Japanese wrestling, he proved to be among the very best in the world. His body of work speaks and itself, and though he’s not the ace of NJPW anymore, his legacy will remain intact forever.

Birthday: November 13th, 1976

Height: 5’11

Weight: 101 kg (223 lb)

Hometown: Ogaki, Gifu, Japan

Ring Names:

  • Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • Masked Devilock
  • Super Strong Machine Ace Tanahashi

Promotions They Have Wrestled For

  • New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW)
  • Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL)
  • Total Nonstop Action (TNA)
  • Pro Wrestling Noah

Titles Held:

  • IWGP Heavyweight Championship (7 times)
  • IWGP Intercontinental Championship (2 times)
  • IWGP Tag Team Championship (2 times)
  • IWGP U-30 Openweight Championship (2 times)
  • NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship (3 times)
  • CMLL World Tag Team Championship
  • CMLL Universal Championship
  • CMLL World Trios Championship


  • NJPW Dojo
  • Keiji Mutoh
  • Kensuke Sasaki
  • Tatsumi Fujinami

Notable Career Highlights

  • Record 7-Time IWGP Heavyweight Champion
  • G1 Climax (2007, 2015, 2018)
  • New Japan Cup (2005, 2008)
  • IWGP Heavyweight Title Tournament (2007)
  • IWGP U-30 One Night Tag Team Tournament
  • Nikkin Sports Match Of The Year (2009, 2012)
  • Tokyo Sports MVP Award (2009, 2011, 2014, 2018)
  • Tokyo Sports Best Bout Award (2012)
    Tokyo Sports Outstanding Performance Award (2007)


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