“I was constantly wrestling in that state of unease.”
Tetsuya Naito was always a big prospect but didn’t have the same success that he does today.
An excursion to Mexico saw him join Los Ingobernables and form a whole new personality. Today, he’s one of the pillars of New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW)
Birthday: June 22nd, 1982
Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Hometown: Adachi, Tokyo, Japan
- Tetsuya Naito
Promotions They Have Wrestled For:
- New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW)
- Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL)
- Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA)
- IWGP Heavyweight Championship
- IWGP Intercontinental Championship (3 times)
- IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
- IWGP Tag Team Championship
- NEVER Openweight Championship
- NJPW Dojo
- Takada Dojo
- Animal Hamaguchi
Notable Career Highlights:
- Former IWGP Heavyweight Champion
- 3-Time IWGP Intercontinental Champion
- G1 Climax (2013, 2017)
Thank goodness he wasn’t right.
A unified IWGP Champion will walk out of The Dome
This should be great.
“He seems more subdued, less showy than how I imagine a WWE wrestler is.”
Listen to today’s episode covering the fallout from WWE Super Showdown and NJPW Dominion
A look back at the modern era’s greatest reign
Chris Jericho On How He Continues to Evolve, And Details On His Match Against Tetsuya Naito at Wrestle Kingdom 13
Chris Jericho on how he is influenced by David Bowie
Hiroshi Tanahashi just made the list.
Chris Jericho Shows His Battles Scars Post-‘No DQ’ Match w/ Naito (Photos), DDP & DDPY Issues Challenge (Video)
These welts definitely make “The List,” junior.
NJPW’s biggest event of the year!
This grudge match got a little more grungier.
Could we see Y2J’s career ended following the match with Naito?