Hiroshi Tanahashi



Height: 5'11"

Weight: 230 lbs

Real Name: Hiroshi Tanahashi

DOB: 11/13/1976

Hometown: Ogaki City, Gifu (Japan)

Other Names: None

Wrestler Since: 1999

Finishing Maneuver: Dragon Screw Leg Whip, Dragon Sleeper, Sling Blade, Dragon Rocket

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #22(2011), #39(2010), #7(2009), #20(2008), #40(2007), #43(2006)

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (57 - 45, 1 Draw)
- NJPW Yokohama Arena (July 30, 2000) = Tanahashi was forced to submit to Shinya Makabe.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, 2000) = Tanahashi & Shinjiro Ohtani defeated Katsuyori Shibata & Kendo Kashin.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 12, 2000) = Tanahashi & Koji Kanemoto fell to Shinjiro Ohtani & Shinya Makabe.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 13, 2000) = Tanahashi was forced to submit to Shinya Makabe.
- NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2001 (May 5) = In a dark match, Tanahashi & Wataru Inoue were beaten by Shinya Makabe & Katsuyori Shibata.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 6, 2001) = Kings of the Hill (Tanahashi & Kenzo Suzuki) were taken down by Shinya Makabe & Katsuyori Shibata.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 7, 2001) = Kings of the Hill lost to Scott Norton & Masahiro Chono.
- NJPW Sapporo Dome (July 20, 2001) = In a dark match, Kings of the Hill & Shinya Makabe fell to Tatsumi Fujinami, Riki Choshu, & Osamu Kido.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 10, 2001) = Kings of the Hill were beaten by Shiro Koshinaka & Yutaka Yoshie.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, 2001) = Tanahashi was forced to submit to El Samurai.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 12, 2001) = Tanahashi defeated Dolgolsren Ceruzibde.
- NJPW Rainbow Hall (September 16, 2001) = Kings of the Hill & Yutaka Yoshie lost a "Handicap" Match to Hiro Saito & Giant Silva.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (October 8, 2001) = Kings of the Hill, Yutaka Yoshie, & Wataru Inoue lost a "Handicap" Match to Giant Singh & Giant Silva.
- NJPW International Center (October 28, 2001) = Tanahashi lost to Kazunari Murakami.
- NJPW G-1 Climax Tag Team League 2001 (November/December) = Kings of the Hill competed in the league, which was won by Mike Barton & Jim Steele.
- NJPW Prefectural Gym (December 11, 2001) = Kings of the Hill fell to Taiyo Kea & Hiroshi Hase.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (January 4, 2002) = Kings of the Hill fell to Kazunari Murakami & Yuki Ishikawa.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 16, 2002) = Kings of the Hill took down Shiro Koshinaka & Tatsumi Fujinami.
- NJPW IWGP Tag Title Tournament 2002 (March) = Kings of the Hill beat Jushin Liger & Osamu Nishimura. Unfortunately, Suzuki has to be hospitalized after the match, and was replaced by Kensuke Sasaki. Tanahashi & Sasaki fell to Masa Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan, who later won the tournament.
- NJPW 30th Anniversary Show (May 2, 2002) = Tanahashi & Kensuke Sasaki fell to the Steiner Brothers. Joanie Laurer was the special referee.
- NJPW Fighting Spirit Memorial Day (May 28, 2002) = Tanahashi fought to a Draw with Scott Norton.
- NJPW Furitsu Gym (August 3, 2002) = Tanahashi pinned Shiro Koshinaka.
- NJPW G1 Climax 2002 (August) = Tanahashi competed in the league, which was won by Masa Chono.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 10, 2002) = Kings of the Hill & Kensuke Sasaki defeated Yuji Nagata, Yutaka Yoshie, & Masahito Kakihara.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, 2002) = Kings of the Hill beat Yutaka Yoshie & Blue Wolf.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (October 14, 2002) = Kings of the Hill took down Shinya Makabe & Minoru Fujita. Later on, Kings of the Hill fell to Shinya Makabe & Minoru Fujita.
- NJPW International Center (October 26, 2002) = Kings of the Hill won, via Countout, over Joanie Laurer & the Great Muta II.
- NJPW Triathlon Survivor League 2002 (November/December) = Kings of the Hill & Blue Wolf competed in the league, which was won by Manabu Nakanishi, Osamu Nishimura, & Yutaka Yoshie.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 16, 2003) = Tanahashi was pinned by Manabu Nakanishi.
- NJPW U-30 Openweight Title League 2003 (March/April) = Tanahashi beat Yutaka Yoshie and Shinya Makabe to win the league.
- NJPW Ultimate Crush (May 2, 2003) = Tanahashi lost to Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW Crush (June 13, 2003) = Tanahashi & Yutaka Yoshie won the IWGP Tag-Team Titles from Masa Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW Green Dome (July 21, 2003) = Tanahashi retained the U-30 Openweight Championship, beating Katsuyori Shibata.
- NJPW G1 Climax 2003 (August) = Tanahashi competed in the league, which was won by Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 15, 2003) = Tanahashi won, via Countout, over Osamu Nishimura.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 16, 2003) = Tanahashi & Yutaka Yoshie defeated Ryushi Yanagisawa & Makai Mask #1.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 17, 2003) = Tanahashi & Yutaka Yoshie beat Mitsuya Nagai & Katsuyori Shibata.
- NJPW Osaka Dream Night (August 28, 2003) = Tanahashi stayed the U-30 Openweight Champion, winning over Makai Mask #2.
- NJPW Ultimate Crush 2 (October 13, 2003) = Tanahashi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi, & Seiji Sakaguchi lost an "Elimination" Match to Yoshihiro Takayama, Kazuyuki Fujita, Minoru Suzuki, Shinsuke Nakamura, & Bob Sapp.
- NJPW G-1 Climax Tag Team League 2003 (October) = Tanahashi & Yutaka Yoshie competed in the league, which was won by Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Osamu Nishimura.
- NJPW Yokohama Arena (November 3, 2003) = Tanahashi defended the U-30 Openweight Title, taking down Toa the Samoan Beast.
- NJPW Wrestling World 2004 (January 4) = Tanahashi kept the U-30 Openweight Championship, beating Yutaka Yoshie.
- NJPW IWGP Heavyweight Title Tournament (February 15, 2004) = Tanahashi took down Yoshihiro Takayama, then fell to Genichiro Tenryu. Hiroyoshi Tenzan won the tournament.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (March 28, 2004) = Tanahashi retained the U-30 Openweight Title, winning over Kazunari Murakami.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (May 3, 2004) = Tanahashi forced Sean O'Haire to submit.
- NJPW Prefectural Gymnasium (August 8, 2004) = Tanahashi fell to Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 13, 2004) = Tanahashi pinned Koji Kanemoto.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 14, 2004) = Tanahashi defeated Kensuke Sasaki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 15, 2004) = Tanahashi took down Genichiro Tenryu, then fell in the finals of the 2004 G12 Climax to Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (October 9, 2004) = Tanahashi & Shinsuke Nakamura beat Keiji Mutoh & Osama Nishimura.
- NJPW Chrono Stream: Masa Chono's 20th Anniversary (November 3, 2004) = Tanahashi lost to the IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kensuke Sasaki.
- NJPW Toukon Festival (November 13, 2004) = Tanahashi & Hiroyoshi Tenzan were beaten by Toshiaki Kawada & Naoya Ogawa.
- NJPW Prefectural Gym (December 11, 2004) = Tanahashi & Shinsuke Nakamura won the IWGP Tag-Team Titles, beating Kensuke Sasaki & Minoru Suzuki.
- NJPW Wrestling World 2005 (January 4) = Tanahashi lost the U-30 Openweight Title to Shinsuke Nakamura.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 20, 2005) = Tanahashi, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kensuke Sasaki, & Yuji Nagata lost an "Elimination" Match to Masahiro Chono, Manabu Nakanishi, Minoru Suzuki, & Mitsuya Nagai.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (March 26, 2005) = Tanahashi & Yutaka Yoshie defeated Togi Makabe & Ryushi Yanagisawa.
- NJPW New Japan Cup (April 2005) = Tanahashi beat Yuji Nagata, Koji Kanemoto, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, and Manabu Nakanishi to win the tournament.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (May 14, 2005) = Tanahashi & Shinsuke Nakamura stayed the IWGP Tag-Team Champions, winning over Manabu Nakanishi & Kendo Kashin.
- NJPW U-30 Openweight Title League 2005 (May/June) = Tanahashi beat Toru Yano in the finals to win the league.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 13, 2005) = Tanahashi was pinned by Manabu Nakanishi.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 14, 2005) = Tanahashi, Yutaka Yoshie, & Hiroyoshi Tenzan were beaten by Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi, & Kendo Kashin.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (October 8, 2005) = Tanahashi & Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Toshiaki Kawada & Yoji Anjoh.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (January 4, '06) = Tanahashi lost to Katsuyori Shibata.
- TNA Final Resolution '06 (January 15) = Tanahashi fell to AJ Styles.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 19, '06) = Tanahashi pinned Yuji Nagata.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (March 19, '06) = Tanahashi defeated Kazushi Miyamoto.
- NJPW New Japan Cup (April '06) = Tanahashi beat Masa Chono and Hiroyoshi Tenzan, then fell to Yuji Nagata. Giant Bernard won the tournament.
- NJPW IWGP Heavyweight Title Tournament (July 17, '06) = Tanahashi defeated Yuji Nagata and Giant Bernard to win the tournament.
- NJPW G1 Climax '06 (August) = Tanahashi competed in the league, which was won by Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW G1 Climax Tag-Team League '06 (November/December) = Tanahashi & Koji Kanemoto beat Takashi Iizuka & Yuji Nagata, then lost in the finals of the league to Masahiro Chono & Shinsuke Nakamura.
- NJPW Wrestle Kingdom in Tokyo Dome (January 4, '07) = Tanahashi retained the IWGP Heavyweight Title, winning over Taiyo Kea.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 18, '07) = Tanahashi stayed the IWGP Heavyweight Champion, pinning Koji Kanemoto.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, '07) = Tanahashi pinned Shiro Koshinaka.
- NJPW G1 Climax '07 (August) = Tanahashi defeated Togi Makabe and Yuji Nagata to win the league.
- NJPW Explosion '07 (October 8) = Tanahashi won the IWGP Heavyweight Title, beating Yuji Nagata.
- NJPW Destruction '07 (November 11) = Tanahashi retained the IWGP Heavyweight Title, forcing Hirooki Goto to submit.
- NJPW Wrestle Kingdom in Tokyo Dome II (January 4, '08) = Tanahashi lost the NJPW IWGP Heavyweight Title to Shinsuka Nakamura.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 17, '08) = Tanahashi beat AJ Styles.
- AJPW Pro Wrestling Love in Ryogoku Vol. 4 (March 1, '08) = Tanahashi & Keiji Mutoh defeated Toshiaki Kawada & Taiyo Kea.
- NJPW New Japan Cup '08 (March) = Tanahashi took down Hirooki Goto, Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe, and Giant Bernard to win the tournament.
- NJPW Champion Carnival '08 (April) = Tanahashi lost in the finals to Suwama.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 16, '08) = Tanahashi & AJ Styles were beaten by Kurt Angle & Shinsuke Nakamura.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 17, '08) = Tanahashi pinned Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW G1 Climax '08 (August) = Tanahashi competed in the league, which was won by Hirooki Goto.
- NJPW Destruction '08 (October 13) = Tanahashi & Masahiro Chono fell to Manabu Nakanishi & Yutaka Yoshie.
- TNA Turning Point '08 (November 9) = Tanahashi competed in an "X-Division Contenders Seeding" Match, which was won by Eric Young.
- NJPW Wrestle Kingdom III (January 4, '09) = Tanahashi won the NJPW IWGP World Heavyweight Title, pinning Keiji Mutoh.

Title Summary:
- NJPW IWGP U-30 Openweight Champion (4/23/2003 - 1/04/2005)
- NJPW IWGP Tag-Team Champion w/ Yutaka Yoshie (6/13/2003 - 12/14/2003)
- NOAH GHC Tag-Team Champion w/ Yuji Nagata (11/30/2003 - 1/10/2004)
- NJPW IWGP Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Shinsuke Nakamura (12/11/2004 - 10/30/2005)
- NJPW IWGP U-30 Openweight Champion(2) (6/18/2005 - 6/07/2006)
- NJPW IWGP Heavyweight Champion (7/16/2006 - 4/13/2007)
- NJPW IWGP Heavyweight Champion(2) (10/08/2007 - 1/04/2008)
- NJPW IWGP Heavyweight Champion(3) (1/04/2009 - 5/06/2009)
- NJPW IWGP Heavyweight Champion(4) (6/20/2009 - 8/17/2009)
- CMLL World Trios Champion w/ Taichi Ishikari & Shigeo Okumura (5/07/2010 - 5/21/2010)
- NJPW IWGP Heavyweight Champion(5) (1/04/2011 - 2/12/2012)

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