Tetsuya Naito

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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

Height: 5’11

Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)

Hometown: Adachi, Tokyo, Japan

Ring Names:

  • Tetsuya Naito
  • Naito
  • Naitoh

Promotions They Have Wrestled For:

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

Titles Held:

  • 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)


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