El Samurai



Height: 5'11"

Weight: 200 lbs

Real Name: Osamu Matsuda

DOB: 4/19/1966

Hometown: Hanamaki, Iwate, Japan

Other Names: Osamu Matsuda

Wrestler Since: 1986

Finishing Maneuver: Double Wrist Lock, Samurai Bomb, Samurai Buster

PWI 500 2008 Ranking: None

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #239(2006), #204(2001), #138(2000), #107(1999), #113(1998), #83(1997), #75(1996)

Other Related Websites:
El Samurai - Online World of Wrestling Bio
El Samurai - Strong Style Spirit Bio
El Samurai - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (51 - 80, 1 Draw)
- NJPW 20th Anniversary Show (March 1, '92) = El Samurai pinned Tiger Mask.
- NJPW Top of the Super Junior '92 (April 30) = El Samurai lost in the finals of the league to Jushin Liger.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 26, '92) = El Samurai won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title, pinning Jushin Liger.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 10, '92) = El Samurai, Takayuki Iizuka, Jushin Liger, & Osamu Kido were beaten by Tatsutoshi Goto, Norio Honaga, Hiro Saito, & Super Strong Machine.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, '92) = El Samurai took down Hiro Saito.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (November 22, '92) = El Samurai lost the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title to Ultimo Dragon.
- NJPW Fantastic Story (January 4, '93) = El Samurai, Takayuki Iizuka, & Akira Nogami defeated Nobukazu Hirai, Koki Kitihara, & Masao Orihara.
- WAR vs. NJPW (April 2, '93) = El Samurai & Jushin Liger beat Masao Orihara & Ultimo Dragon.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (April 6, '93) = El Samurai & Jushin Liger lost to Norio Honaga & Ultimo Dragon.
- NJPW Wrestling Dontaku '93 (May 3) = El Samurai, Takayuki, Iizuka, & Akira Nogami took down Satoshi Kojima, Osamu Nishimura, & Hiroyoshi Yamamoto.
- NJPW Top of the Super Junior '93 (May/June) = El Samurai defeated Too Cold Scorpio and Dean Malenko, then lost in the finals to Pegasus Kid.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 15, '93) = El Samurai & Pegasus Kid lost to Dean Malenko & Ultimo Dragon.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 2, '93) = El Samurai & Jushin Liger defeated Shinjiro Ohtani & Wild Pegasus.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 6, '93) = El Samurai & Jushin Liger were beaten by Negro Casas & Wild Pegasus.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 7, '93) = El Samurai won over Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW Battlefield Yokohama (September 23, '93) = El Samurai, Yuji Nagata, & Tatsuhito Takaiwa fell to Satoshi Kojima, Dean Malenko, & Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (November 4, '93) = El Samurai, Tatsumi Fujinami, Osamu Kido, Satoshi Kojima, & Black Cat lost to Masashi Aoyagi, Kengo Kimura, Kuniaki Kobayashi, Michiyoshi Ohara, & the Great Kabuki.
- NJPW Battlefield (January 4, '94) = El Samurai, Osamu Kido, Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata, & Manabu Nakanishi fell to Kengo Kimura, Kuniaki Kobayashi, Shiro Koshinaka, Michiyoshi Ohara, & the Great Kabuki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 17, '94) = El Samurai & Shinjiro Ohtani fell to Max Moon & Wild Pegasus.
- NJPW Super J Cup '94 (April 16) = El Samurai took down Masayoshi Motegi, then was pinned by the Great Sasuke. Wild Pegasus won the tournament.
- NJPW Wrestling Dontaku '94 (May 4) = El Samurai & Tokimitsu Ishizawa beat Shinjiro Ohtani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '94 (May/June) = El Samurai competed in the league, which was won by Jushin Liger.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 15, '94) = El Samurai, Takeshi Ishizawa, Jushin Liger, & Shinjiro Ohtani defeated TAKA Michinoku, the Great Sasuke, Sato, & Shiryu.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 3, '94) = El Samurai & Jushin Liger fell to Gran Hamada & Dean Malenko.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 5, '94) = El Samurai, Shinjiro Ohtani, & Tadao Yasuda lost a "Handicap" Match to Jushin Liger & El Gigante.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 6, '94) = El Samurai, Jushin Liger, & Akira Nogami defeated Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi, & Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 7, '94) = El Samurai & Jushin Liger took down Gran Hamada & Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Tournament (September 27, '94) = El Samurai lost in the first round to Black Tiger. Norio Honaga won the tournament.
- NJPW Junior Heavyweight Super Grade Tag-Team League '94 (October) = El Samurai & Too Cold Scorpio competed in the league, which was won by Shinjiro Ohtani & Wild Pegasus.
- NJPW Battle Seven (January 4, '95) = El Samurai lost to the UWA Junior Heavyweight Champion, Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 19, '95) = El Samurai beat Too Cold Scorpio.
- NJPW Pyongyang Sports Festival (April 28, '95) = El Samurai & Tadao Yasuda were beaten by Masa Chono & Hiro Saito.
- NJPW Pyongyang Sports Festival (April 29, '95) = El Samurai was pinned by Black Cat.
- NJPW Wrestling Dontaku '95 (May 3) = El Samurai & Takayuki Iizuka won over Norio Honaga & Akira Nogami.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '95 (June/July) = El Samurai competed in the league, which was won by Wild Pegasus.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, '95) = El Samurai & Jushin Liger fell to Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 12, '95) = El Samurai was pinned by Takayuki Iizuka.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 13, '95) = El Samurai & Jushin Liger lost to Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 14, '95) = El Samurai & Jushin Liger defeated Tokimitsu Ishizawa & Koji Kanemoto.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 15, '95) = El Samurai & Jushin Liger fell to Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW WCW World In Japan (November 13, '95) = El Samurai, Koji Kanemoto, & Shinjiro Ohtani beat Jushin Liger, Tokimitsu Ishizawa, & Yuji Nagata.
- WAR Super J Cup: Stage 2 (December 13, '95) = El Samurai was pinned by Dos Caras. Jushin Liger won the Super J Cup.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (April 25, '96) = El Samurai, Black Tiger, & Gran Hamada defeated Koji Kanemoto, Dean Malenko, & Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '96 (May/June) = El Samurai lost in the semi-finals to Jushin Liger. Black Tiger won the league.
- NJPW Skydiving J (June 17, '96) = El Samurai & Norio Honaga lost to the WAR International Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Champions, Lance Storm & Yuji Yasuraoka.
- WAR 4th Anniversary Show (July 20, '96) = El Samurai & Jushin Liger won the WAR International Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Titles, beating Lance Storm & Yuji Yasuraoka.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 3, '96) = El Samurai, as the WWF Light Heavyweight Champion, pinned Gran Hamada to win the WWA Junior Light Heavyweight Title.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 4, '96) = El Samurai lost the WWA Junior Light Heavyweight Title and the WWF Light Heavyweight Title to the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion & the NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion, the Great Sasuke.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 5, '96) = El Samurai & Jushin Liger were beaten by Kuniaki Kobayashi & Akira Nogami.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 6, '96) = El Samurai & Jushin Liger fell to Negro Casas & Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 16, '97) = El Samurai & Norio Honaga lost to Chris Jericho & Scotty Riggs.
- NJPW Battle Formation '97 (April 12) = El Samurai pinned Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW Strong Style Evolution (May 3, '97) = El Samurai, Gran Hamada, Norio Honaga, Super Delfin, & the Great Sasuki lost a "Three Falls" Match to Koji Kanemoto, Hanzo Nakajima, Shinjiro Ohtani, Mens Teoh, & Dick Togo.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '97 (May/June) = El Samurai defeated Koji Kanemoto in the finals to win the league.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 1, '97) = El Samurai & Jushin Liger were beaten by Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 2, '97) = El Samurai, Norio Honaga, & Jushin Liger took down Koji Kanemoto, Shinjiro Ohtani, & Tatsuhito Takaiwa.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 3, '97) = El Samurai was pinned by Tatsuhito Takaiwa.
- NJPW The Four Heaven (August 10, '97) = El Samurai lost a J Crown Titles to Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (September 23, '97) = El Samurai, Jushin Liger, & Wild Pegasus defeated Chris Jericho, Koji Kanemoto, & Dr Wagner Jr.
- NJPW Final Battle Hall (November 2, '97) = El Samurai & Kendo Kashin fell to Kazuyuki Fujita & Takashi Iizuka.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (February 15, '98) = El Samurai, Kendo Kashin, & Jushin Liger beat Koji Kanemoto, Shinjiro Ohtani, & Tatsuhito Takaiwa.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '98 (May/June) = El Samurai competed in the league, which was won by Koji Kanemoto.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 5, '98) = El Samurai, Kendo Kashin, Jushin Liger, Hayato Nanjyo, & Dr Wagner Jr won an "Elimination" Match over Masakazu Fukuda, Kaz Hayashi, Koji Kanemoto, Shinjiro Ohtani, & Tatsuhito Takaiwa.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (July 31, '98) = El Samurai & Jushin Liger defeated Kendo Kashin & Yuji Yasuraoka in the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Title League.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 1, '98) = El Samurai & Jushin Liger fell to Koji Kanemoto & Dr Wagner Jr in the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Title League.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 2, '98) = El Samurai & Jushin Liger lost to Shinjiro Ohtani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa in the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Title League.
- NJPW Rising The Next Generation (August 8, '98) = El Samurai was forced to submit to Kendo Kashin.
- NJPW St. Valentine's Day Massacre (February 14, '99) = El Samurai, Jushin Liger, Masaaki Mochizuki, Masao Orihara, & the Great Sasuke lost a "Three Falls" Match to Koji Kanemoto, Kendo Kashin, Shinjiro Ohtani, Tatsuhito Takaiwa, & Dr Wagner Jr.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '99 (May/June) = El Samurai competed in the league, which was won by Kendo Kashin.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 8, '99) = El Samurai, Gran Hamada, Jushin Liger, & Minoru Tanaka beat Shinjiro Ohtani, Masao Orihara, Tatsuhito Takaiwa, & Dr Wagner Jr.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 14, '99) = El Samurai & Jushin Liger fell to Koji Kanemoto & Tatsuhito Takaiwa.
- NJPW Battle of Last Summer (August 28, '99) = El Samurai & Jushin Liger lost to the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Champs, Shinjiro Ohtani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa.
- Michinoku Pro Sumo Hall (April 9, '00) = El Samurai, Kendo Kashin, Judo Suwa, Super Boy, & Chopinger fell to Shinya Makabe, Ricky Marvin, Maasaki Mochizuki, Minoru Tanaka, & Tiger Mask IV.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '00 (May/June) = El Samurai competed in the league, which was won by Tatsuhito Takaiwa.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 13, '00) = El Samurai, Kendo Kashin, & Jushin Liger defeated Koji Kanemoto, Shinjiro Ohtani, & Tatsuhito Takaiwa.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 18, '01) = El Samurai, Silver King, & Dr Wagner Jr fell to Koji Kanemoto, Minoru Tanaka, & Tatsuhito Takaiwa.
- NJPW Wrestling Dontaku '01 (May 5) = El Samurai & Jushin Liger retained the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Titles, beating Silver King & Dr Wagner Jr.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '01 (May/June) = El Samurai competed in the league, which was won by Jushin Liger.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 6, '01) = El Samurai was pinned by Masa Fuchi.
- NJPW Dome Quake (July 20, '01) = El Samurai & Jushin Liger lost the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Titles to Gedo & Jado.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, '01) = El Samurai forced Hiroshi Tanahashi to submit.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 12, '01) = El Samurai & Minoru Tanaka beat Shinya Makabe & Yutaka Yoshie.
- NJPW Rainbow Hall PPV (September 16, '01) = El Samurai lost to the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Masayuki Naruse.
- NJPW Indicate of Next (October 8, '01) = El Samurai, Jushin Liger, & Minoru Tanaka defeated Akira Nogami, Gedo, & Jado.
- NJPW International Center PPV (October 28, '01) = El Samurai, Jushin Liger, & Masayuki Naruse defeated Chris Candido, Gokudo, & Jado.
- NJPW G-1 Climax Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team League '01 (November) = El Samurai & Jushin Liger defeated Gedo & Jado in the finals to win the league.
- NJPW Prefectural Gym PPV (December 11, '01) = El Samurai & Robbie Rage fell to Hiro Saito & Giant Singh.
- NJPW Wrestling World '02 (January 4) = El Samurai & Minoru Tanaka beat Koji Kanemoto & Akira Nogami.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 16, '02) = El Samurai, Wataru Inoue, Jushin Liger, & Masayuki Naruse defeated Koji Kanemoto, Pat Tanaka, Gedo, & Jado.
- NJPW 30th Anniversary Show (May 2, '02) = In a dark match, El Samurai & Black Tiger fell to Tiger Mask III & Tiger Mask IV.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '02 (May/June) = El Samurai competed in the league, which was won by Koji Kanemoto.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 7, '02) = El Samurai & Blue Wolf defeated Wataru Inoue & Katsuyori Shibata.
- NJPW Furitsu Gym PPV (August 3, '02) = El Samurai, Jushin Liger, & Minoru Tanaka lost to Koji Kanemoto, Gedo, & Jado.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 10, '02) = El Samurai & Wataru Inoue fell to Tatsutoshi Goto & Hiro Saito.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, '02) = El Samurai, Masahito Kakihara, & Minoru Tanaka lost to Koji Kanemoto, Gedo, & Jado.
- NJPW Crossroad (August 29, '02) = El Samurai & Tiger Mask IV took down Hi69 & Pablo.
- NJPW Spiral (October 14, '02) = El Samurai & Wataru Inoue lost to Gedo & Jado.
- NJPW International Center PPV (October 26, '02) = El Samurai, Shiro Koshinaka, & Wataru Inoue beat Hiro Saito, Gedo, & Jado.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 16, '03) = El Samurai, Minoru Fujita, Koji Kanemoto, Jushin Liger, & Gedo lost an "Elimination" Match to Masahito Kakihara, Akira Nogami, Super Crazy, Tiger Mask IV, & Heat.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '03 (May/June) = El Samurai competed in the league, which was won by Masahito Kakihara.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 13, '03) = El Samurai, Minoru Fujita, Gedo, & Jado fell to Masahito Kakihara, Ryusuke Taguchi, Akira, & the Stampede Kid.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 15, '03) = El Samurai, Wataru Inoue, & Jushin Liger defeated Ryusuke Taguchi, Tiger Mask IV, & Heat.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 16, '03) = El Samurai & Osamu Nishimura fell to Tatsutoshi Goto & Hiro Saito.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 17, '03) = El Samurai was beaten by Heat.
- NJPW Ultimate Crush II (October 13, '03) = El Samurai competed in an "IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Royal Rumble" Match, which was won by Jado.
- NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Title Tournament (October/November '03) = El Samurai & Wataru Inoue lost in the first round to Hirooki Goto & Ryusuke Taguchi. Gedo & Jado won the tournament.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '04 (May/June) = El Samurai competed in the league, which was won by Tiger Mask IV.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 14, '04) = El Samurai & Takashi Iizuka fought to a 20-Minute Draw with Taiji Ishimori & Ultimo Dragon.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 15, '04) = El Samurai & Masahito Kakihara lost to Katsuhiko Nakajima & Tiger Mask IV.
- NJPW Chrono Stream: Masa Chono's 20th Anniversary (November 3, '04) = El Samurai, Masahito Kakihara, & Ryusuke Taguchi fell to Tatsutoshi Goto, Hiro Saito, & Toru Yano.
- NJPW Toukon Festival (November 13, '04) = El Samurai & Yutaka Yoshie were beaten by Masahito Kakihara & Blue Wolf.
- NJPW Prefectural Gym PPV (December 11, '04) = El Samurai & Hiroshi Nagao defeated Akiya Anzawa & Ryusuke Taguchi.
- NJPW Wrestling World '04 (January 4) = El Samurai was pinned by Katsushi Takemura.
- NJPW Nexess V (March 26, '05) = El Samurai, Masahito Kakihara, & Tiger Mask IV defeated Jushin Liger, Minoru Tanaka, & Gedo.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '05 (May/June) = El Samurai competed in the league, which was won by Tiger Mask IV.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 14, '05) = El Samurai, Masahito Kakihara, Koji Kanemoto, & Tiger Mask IV were beaten by Jushin Liger, Gedo, Jado, & Minoru.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 19, '06) = El Samurai & Ryusuke Taguchi won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Titles, beating Hirooki Goto & Minoru.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (March 19, '06) = El Samurai & Ryusuke Taguchi retained the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Titles, winning over Wataru Inoue & Koji Kanemoto.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '06 (May/June) = El Samurai competed in the league, which was won by Minoru.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 12, '06) = El Samurai & Wataru Inoue fell to Prince Devitt & Minoru.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 13, '06) = El Samurai, Ryusuke Taguchi, & Tiger Mask IV lost to Jushin Liger, Gedo, & Jado.
- NJPW Wrestle Kingdom In Tokyo Dome (January 4, '07) = El Samurai, Masanobu Fuchi, & Ryusuke Taguchi won over Nobutaka Araya, Akira Raijin, & Kikutaro.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 18, '07) = El Samurai, TAKA Michinoku, Dick Togo, & Tiger Mask IV defeated Shuji Kondo, Jushin Liger, Gedo, & Jado.
- NJPW Prefectural Gym PPV (April 13, '07) = El Samurai & Yujiro took down Mitsuhide Hirasawa & Taichi Ishikari.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '07 (June) = El Samurai competed in the league, which was won by Milano Collection AT.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, '07) = El Samurai, Koji Kanemoto, Ryusuke Taguchi, & Tiger Mask IV were beaten by Jushin Liger, Gedo, Jado, & Minoru.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 12, '07) = El Samurai, Ryusuke Taguchi, & Yujiro took down Jushin Liger, Gedo, & Jado.
- AJPW Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team League '08 (March) = El Samurai & Kaz Hayashi lost in the finals of the league to Ryuji Hijikata & Katsuhiko Nakajima.
- AJPW Junior Champion Carnival '08 (July/August) = El Samurai competed in the league, which was won by Kai.

Title Summary:
- NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion (6/26/1992 - 11/22/1992)
- UWA World Middleweight Champion (5/20/1993 - 5/24/1993)
- UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Champion (12/01/1995 - 3/17/1996)
- WWF Light Heavyweight Champion (6/22/1996 - 8/04/1996)
- Dragon Gate I-J Heavyweight Tag-Team Champion w/ Jushin Liger (7/20/1996 - 11/09/1996)
- WWA Junior Heavyweight Champion (8/03/1996 - 8/04/1996)
- British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight Champion (7/06/1997 - 8/10/1997)
- NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion(2) (7/06/1997 - 8/10/1997)
- NWA World Welterweight Champion (7/06/1997 - 8/10/1997)
- UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Champion(2) (7/06/1997 - 8/10/1997)
- WWA Junior Light Heavyweight Champion(2) (7/06/1997 - 8/10/1997)
- WWF Light Heavyweight Champion(2) (7/06/1997 - 8/10/1997)
- NJPW Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Champion w/ Jushin Liger (3/06/2001 - 7/20/2001)
- NJPW Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Ryusuke Taguchi (2/19/2006 - 7/08/2006)
- NJPW Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ El Samurai (5/08/2010 - 7/19/2010)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 0 2nd RUs, 0 3rd RUs)
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