Masato Tanaka



Height: 5'11"

Weight: 213 lbs

Real Name: Masato Tanaka

DOB: 2/28/1973

Hometown: Wakayama, Japan

Other Names: Dangan(Japan)

Wrestler Since: 1993

Finishing Maneuver: Diamond Dust, Rolling Elbow (also interpreted as "Roaring Elbow" at times)

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #166(2011), #143(2010), #144(2009), #89(2008), #100(2006), #239(2005), #100(2004), #147(2003), #91(2002), #58(2001), #21(2000), #86(1999), #95(1998), #194(1997)

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (62 - 45, 1 Draw, 2 NCs)
- FMW Summer Spectacular '93 (August 22) = Tanaka pinned Mr. Chin.
- FMW Year End Spectacular '93 (December 8) = Tanaka, Katsutoshi Niiyama, Koji Nakagawa, & Mr. Gannosuke beat Maseru Toi, Hisakatsu Oya, Hideki Hosaka, & Dark Ranger.
- FMW 5th Anniversary Show (May 5, '94) = Tanaka, Battle Ranger, & Koji Nakagawa took down Great Sasuke, Hanzo Nakajima, & Shiryu.
- FMW Summer Spectacular '94 (August 28) = Tanaka, Gosaku Goshogawara, & Battle Ranger fell to Katsutoshi Niiyama, Koji Nakagawa, & Tetsuhiro Kuroda.
- FMW 6th Anniversary Show (May 5, '95) = Tanaka & Katsutoshi Niiyama won over Horace Boulder & the Gladiator.
- FMW 7th Anniversary Show (May 5, '96) = Tanaka & Hayabusa lost a "No Rope Explosive Barbed Wire Time Bomb Land Mine Double Hell Death" Match to Terry Funk & Mr. Pogo.
- Rikidozan Memorial Show '96 (June 30) = Tanaka & Koji Nakayama fell to Hisakatsu Oya & the Gladiator.
- FMW Summer Spectacular '96 (August 1) = Tanaka was pinned by WING Kanemura, who won the FMW Independent World Heavyweight Champion.
- FMW Year End Spectacular '96 (December 11) = Tanaka, Atsushi Onita, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, & Mr. Pogo won a "Texas Street Fight Tornado Death" Match over Terry Funk, Hisakatsu Oya, & The Headhunters.
- FMW 8th Anniversary Show (April 29, '97) = Tanaka, WING Kanemura, & Atsushi Onita won a "Texas Tornado Street Fight Death" Match over Terry Funk, Cactus Jack, & the Gladiator.
- Amarillo 50 Years of Funk (September 11, '97) = Tanaka, Hayabusa, & Hakushi beat Jake Roberts & the Headhunters.
- FMW Fall Spectacular '97 (September 28) = Tanaka competed in a "Royal Rumble", which was won by Tetsuhiro Kuroda. Later on, Tanaka won the Independent World Heavyweight Title and the Brass Knuckles Title by beating the Gladiator.
- ECW Living Dangerously '98 (March 1) = Tanaka pinned Doug Furnas.
- FMW Entertainment Wrestling Live (April 30, '98) = Tanaka was beaten by Bam Bam Bigelow.
- FMW Korakuen Hall (May 19, '98) = Tanaka lost to the FMW Unified Champion, Hayabusa.
- FMW Korakuen Hall (June 19, '98) = Tanaka won over Tetsuhiro Kuroda.
- ECW Arena (June 27, '98) = Tanaka defeated Balls Mahoney.
- ECW Arena (July 18, '98) = Tanaka & Jerry Lynn took down Mike Awesome & Justin Credible.
- ECW Heat Wave '98 (August 2) = Tanaka beat Mike Awesome.
- ECW Arena (August 8, '98) = Tanaka pinned Mike Awesome.
- ECW Arena (August 29, '98) = Tanaka won over Bam Bam Bigelow.
- ECW Arena (September 19, '98) = Tanaka defeated D-Von Dudley. LAter on, Tanaka, Rob Van Dam, & Sabu fought to a No-Contest with the Triple Threat.
- ECW Arena (October 10, '98) = Tanaka fought to a No-Contest with Balls Mahoney. Later on, Tanaka & Mahoney beat the Dudley Boyz.
- ECW November to Remember '98 (November 1) = Tanaka & Balls Mahoney won the ECW World Tag-Team Titles from the Dudley Boyz.
- ECW Arena (November 21, '98) = Tanaka, Balls Mahoney, & Tommy Dreamer fell to Justin Credible & the Dudley Boyz.
- FMW Korakuen Hall (January 5, '99) = Tanaka quickly beat Koji Nakagawa.
- FMW Korakuen Hall (February 27, '99) = Tanaka defeated Tetsuhiro Kuroda.
- FMW Korakuen Hall (March 29, '99) = Tanaka & Tetsuhiro Kuroda fought to a Draw with Kodo Fuyuki & Hayabusa.
- FMW Korakuen Hall (April 20, '99) = Tanaka & Tetsuhiro Kuroda fell to Koji Nakagawa & Gedo.
- FMW Bunka Gym (May 5, '99) = Tanaka & Tetsuhiro Kuroda took down Jinsei Shinzaki & Darkside Hayabusa.
- FMW Korakuen Hall (June 15, '99) = Tanaka, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, & Hayabusa won a "Scramble Ladder Dogfood" Match over Yukihiro Kanemura, Mr. Gannosuke, & Hido.
- FMW Korakuen Hall (July 31, '99) = Tanaka, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, & Hayabusa defeated Super Leather & Armageddon and Yukihiro Kanemura, Mr. Gannosuke, & Gedo, then lost to Kodo Fuyuki, Koji Nakagawa, & Gedo, who became the first FMW 6-Man Tag Champs.
- FMW Korakuen Hall (August 23, '99) = Tanaka & Ricky Fuji beat Kodo Fuyuki & Shoichi Arai.
- FMW Nakajima Sports Center (August 25, '99) = Tanaka retained the Independent Championship, taking down Yukihiro Kanemura.
- ECW Anarchy Rulz '99 (September 19) = Tanaka lost a "Three Way Dance" Match to Mike Awesome, who won the ECW World Title. Taz was the other participant.
- FMW Korakuen Hall (September 24, '99) = Tanaka won a "Handicap" Match over Kodo Fuyuki, Kintaro Kanemura, & Jado.
- FMW Korakuen Hall (October 29, '99) = Tanaka, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Hisakatsu Oya, & Ricky Fuji lost an "Iron Confinement" Match to Kodo Fuyuki, Kintaro Kanemura, Koji Nakagawa, & Jado.
- ECW November to Remember '99 (November 7) = Tanaka lost to the ECW World Champion, Mike Awesome.
- FMW 10th Anniversary Show (November 23, '99) = Tanaka, as the WEW Heavyweight Champion, won a "Loser Leaves FMW Electrical Thunderbolt Cage Death" Match over Kodo Fuyuki.
- FMW Korakuen Hall (December 12, '99) = Tanaka & Tetsuhiro Kuroda fell to Mr. Gannosuke & H.
- ECW Arena (March 4, '00) = Tanaka & Tommy Dreamer lost the ECW World Tag Titles to Mike Awesome & Raven.
- ECW Living Dangerously '00 (March 12) = Tanaka & Tommy Dreamer lost a "Triple Threat" Match to the Impact Players, who won the ECW World Tag Titles. Mike Awesome & Raven were the other participants.
- ECW Cyberslam '00 (April 22) = Tanaka pinned Too Cold Scorpio.
- ECW Hardcore Heaven '00 (May 14) = Tanaka beat Balls Mahoney.
- Zero-One Shingeki II (August 30, '01) = Tanaka lost to Gerald Gordeau.
- Big Japan Maximum Tag League '01 (September) = Tanaka & Shunme Matsuzaki competed in the league, which was won by Mens Teioh & Daisuke Sekimoto.
- Zero-One Fire Festival '01 (September) = Tanaka competed in the league, which was won by Shinjiro Ohtani.
- Zero-One Shingeki III (October 25, '01) = Tanaka was beaten by Herbert Numerich.
- AJPW 29th Anniversary Show (October 27, '01) = Tanaka, Ryuji Hijikata, & Nobukazu Hirai lost to George Hines, Johnny Smith, & Kazushi Miyamoto.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 7, '01) = Tanaka, Hideki Hosaka, & Tomoaki Honma were taken down by Steve Williams, Mike Rotunda, & Yoji Anjoh.
- Zero-One Shingeki IV (December 9, '01) = Tanaka & Shinjiro Ohtani fell to the Road Warriors.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (February 24, '02) = Tanaka & Hideki Hosaka defeated Shawn Hernandez & Kasey Geyer.
- Zero-One True Century Creation II (March 2, '02) = Tanaka was taken down by Shinya Hashimoto.
- Zero-One Matsuyama Community Center (May 3, '02) = Tanaka & Shinjiro Ohtani won over Yuki Ishikawa & Katsumi Usuda.
- Zero-One Sumo Hall (July 7, '02) = Tanaka & Shinjiro Ohtani defeated Hirotaka Yokoi & Wataru Sakata.
- Zero-One Fire Festival '02 (July/August) = Tanaka competed in the league, which was won by Shinjiro Ohtani.
- RoH All-Star Extravaganza (November 9, '02) = Tanaka & Shinjiro Ohtani defeated Steve Corino & Low Ki.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 6, '02) = Tanaka & Shinjiro Ohtani lost in the finals of the '02 Real World Tag League to Satoshi Kojima & Taiyo Kea, who won the vacated AJPW Tag Titles.
- Zero-One Sumo Hall (December 15, '02) = Tanaka & Tatsuhito Takaiwa beat Frankie Kazarian & Low-Ki.
- Zero-One Korakuen Hall (January 5, '03) = Tanaka & Shinjiro Ohtani took down Steve Corino & Tom Howard.
- Pro Wrestling NOAH Budokan Hall (January 10, '03) = Tanaka & Shinjiro Ohtani lost to the NOAH GHC Tag Champs, Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (February 23, '03) = Tanaka, Shinjiro Ohtani, Kazuhiko Ogasawara, & Ryouji Sai fell to Satoshi Kojima, Arashi, Nobutaka Araya, & Kendo Kashin.
- Zero-One True Century Creation III (March 2, '03) = Tanaka & Kohei Sato won over Daisuke Ikeda & Takashi Sugiura.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (April 12, '03) = Tanaka & Shinjiro Ohtani defeated Shigeo Okumura & Hideki Hosaka.
- Zero-One OH Gun Tag Festival (June '03) = Tanaka & Shinjiro Ohtani beat Steve Corino & Kendo Kashin, then fell to Kevin Randleman & the Predator. Naoya Ogawa & Katsuhisa Fujii won the tournament.
- Zero-One Sumo Hall (July 6, '03) = Tanaka & Shinjiro Ohtani defeated Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Alexander Otsuka.
- Zero-One Fire Festival '03 (July/August) = Tanaka competed in the league, which was won by Satoshi Kojima.
- Zero-One Sumo Hall (December 14, '03) = Tanaka & Shinjiro Ohtani beat Takao Omori & Tom Howard.
- Zero-One Hustle I (January 4, '04) = Tanaka & Shinjiro Ohtani were beaten by Kevin Randleman & the Predator.
- Zero-One Manifesto-1 (February 29, '04) = Tanaka retained the NWA United National Championship, defeating the Gladiator.
- Zero-One Hustle II (March 7, '04) = Tanaka, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, & Kintaro Kanemura won over Justin Credible, the Gladiator, & Sabu.
- Zero-One Hustle III (May 8, '04) = Tanaka, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, & Tomoaki Honma lost a "Dynamite Hardcore Hustle Weapons Death" Match to Kintaro Kanemura, the Gladiator, & Sabu.
- Zero-One Hustle IV (July 25, '04) = Tanaka won a "Hardcore Battle Royal".
- Zero-One Fire Festival '04 (July/August) = Tanaka competed in the league, which was won by Kohei Sato.
- Zero-One Kurakuen Hall (August 1, '04) = Tanaka lost, via forfeit, to Kohei Sato.
- Zero-One Hustle V (September 20, '04) = Tanaka, Kintaro Kanemura, & Wataru Sakata lost a "Hardcore" Match to Super Crazy, Psycho the Death, & the Pirahnian Monster Z.
- Zero-One Hustle VI (October 23, '04) = Tanaka, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, & Kintaro Kanemura won a "Hardcore" Match over Tomoaki Honma, Jun Kasai, & Tomohiro Ishii.
- Zero-One AWA World Heavyweight Title Tournament (January 23, '05) = Tanaka fell in the semi-finals "Triple Threat" Match to Steve Corino. Simon Diamond was the other participant. Takao Omori won the tournament.
- Zero-One Hustle VII (February 11, '05) = Tanaka, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, & Tatsuhito Takaiwa lost a "Hardcore" Match to Riki Choshu, Kintaro Kanemura, & Tomohiro Ishii.
- Zero-One Hustle VIII (March 18, '05) = Tanaka won a "Hardcore Battle Royal" to become the first Hustle Hardcore Hero Champion.
- Zero-One Hustle IX (May 10, '05) = Tanaka stayed the Hustle Hardcore Hero Champ, winning a "Battle Royal".
- ECW One Night Stand (June 12, '05) = Tanaka fell to Mike Awesome.
- Zero-One-Max Hustle X (July 13, '05) = Tanaka, Toshiaki Kawada, & Taichi Ishikari were beaten by Bruno Hercules, King Giraffa, Yoji Anjoh, & Yinling the Erotic Terrorist.
- Zero-One-Max Hustle XI (July 15, '05) = Tanaka stayed the Hustle Hardcore Hero Champ, taking down Jinro.
- Zero-One Fire Festival '05 (July/August) = Tanaka competed in the league, which was won by Shinjiro Ohtani.
- Zero-One Hustle XII (September 10, '05) = Tanaka lost the Hustle Hardcore Hero Championship in a "Battle Royal", which was won by Tadao Yasuda.
- Zero-One-Max Hustle XIII (October 30, '05) = Tanaka, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, & Kintaro Kanemura defeated The Pirahnian Monster Gamma, The Monster C, & Itaco.
- Zero-One-Max Hustlemania (November 3, '05) = Tanaka & Kintaro Kanemura lost to Tadao Yasuda & Genichiro Tenryu.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (January 4, '06) = Tanaka, Kintaro Kanemura, & Hido beat Jushin Liger, Jado, & Gedo.
- Zero-One-Max Hustle XVII (May 13, '06) = Tanaka, Yoshihiro Tajiri, & Shinjiro Ohtani defeated Sendai-shi Low, Demon Spider, & The Flying Vampire #25.
- ECW One Night Stand II (June 11, '06) = Tanaka was beaten by Balls Mahoney.
- Zero-One-Max Hashimoto Memorial Six-Man Tag-Team Tournament (July '06) = Tanaka, Tadao Yasuda, & Shinjiro Ohtani took down Katakari King, Katakari Max, & Katakari 300%, Kintaro Kanemura, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, & Tomoaki Honma, and Genichiro Tenryu, Wataru Sakata, & Ryoji Sai to win the tournament.
- Zero-One Fire Festival '06 (July) = Tanaka defeated Yutaka Yoshie and Ryouji Sai to win the league.
- Zero-One Fire Festival '07 (July/August) = Tanaka pinned Ryouji Sai in the finals to win the league.
- NJPW Wrestle Kingdom in Tokyo Dome II (January 4, '08) = Tanaka, Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Katsushi Takemura, & Yutaka Yoshie beat Takashi Iizuka, Koji Kanemoto, Ryusuke Taguchi, & Tiger Mask.
- Dragon Gate The Gate of Generation (March 20, '08) = Tanaka & Tetsuhiro Kuroda defeated Don Fujii & Masaaki Mochizuki.
- Zero One Miracle Rocket - 2nd Impact (April 6, '08) = Tanaka retained the ZeroOne-Max World Heavyweight Title, pinning Manabu Nakanishi.
- Zero-One Fire Festival '08 (July/August) = Tanaka beat Manabu Nakanishi & Takao Omori in the semi-finals, then took down Togi Makabe to win the league.
- NJPW Destruction '08 (October 13) = Tanaka lost the ZeroOne-Max World Heavyweight Title to Yuji Nagata.
- NJPW Wrestle Kingdom III (January 4, '09) = Tanaka lost to the ZeroOne-Max World Heavyweight Champion, Yuji Nagata.

Title Summary:
- FMW World Street Fight 6-Man Tag-Team Champion w/ Koji Nakagawa and Tetsuhiro Kuroda (6/28/1996 - 11/16/1996)
- FMW World Street Fight 6-Man Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Koji Nakagawa and Hayabusa (8/31/1997 - 10/14/1997)
- FMW Independent World Heavyweight Champion (9/28/1997 - 1/06/1998)
- FMW World Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Champion (9/28/1997 - 1/06/1998)
- FMW World Street Fight 6-Man Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Hisakatsu Oya and Hayabusa (12/21/1997 - 1/16/1998)
- FMW World Brass Knuckles Tag-Team Champion w/ Hayabusa (4/17/1998 - 5/27/1998)
- ECW World Tag-Team Champion w/ Balls Mahoney (11/01/1998 - 11/06/1998)
- FMW World Brass Knuckles Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Tetsuhiro Kuroda (5/03/1999 - 6/13/1999)
- FMW Independent World Heavyweight Champion(2) (8/20/1999 - 2/2002)
- FMW WEW 6-Man Tag-Team Champion w/ Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Hisakatsu Oya (9/23/1999 - 10/1999)
- FMW WEW Heavyweight Champion (11/23/1999 - 1/05/2000)
- ECW World Heavyweight Champion (12/17/1999 - 12/23/1999)
- ECW World Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Tommy Dreamer (2/26/2000 - 3/04/2000)
- FMW WEW 6-Man Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Jado and Gedo (2/11/2001 - 2/2001)
- NWA Intercontinental Tag-Team Champion w/ Shinjiro Ohtani (1/06/2002 - 10/20/2002)
- PWF Universal Tag-Team Champion w/ Shinjiro Ohtani (11/10/2002 - 3/10/2003)
- NWA Intercontinental Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Shinjiro Ohtani (8/31/2003 - 2/19/2004)
- NWA Zero-One United National Heavyweight Champion (1/31/2004 - 10/08/2004)
- PWW-1 Heavyweight Champion (2/07/2004 - ??)
- NWA Intercontinental Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Wataru Sakata (10/03/2004 - 2/28/2005)
- Zero-One Hustle Hardcore Hero Champion (3/18/2005 - 9/10/2005)
- AWA World Heavyweight Champion (10/26/2007 - 12/15/2007)
- ZeroOne-Max World Heavyweight Champion (12/15/2007 - 10/13/2008)
- ZeroOne (formerly Max) World Heavyweight Champion(2) (7/01/2009 - 10/24/2009)
- NJPW IWGP Intercontinental Champion (10/10/2011 - Current)

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