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[Japanese Wrestler Gallery]
Wrestler: Masato Tanaka
Real Name: Masato Tanaka
Birthday: February 28, 1973
Hometown: Wakayama, Japan
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6' 238 lbs
Trained by: Atsushi Onita
Debut: July 23, 1993 against Ricky Fuji
Previous Gimmicks: Dangan (Bullet)
Finishing Move: Diamond Dust
Roaring Elbow
Favorite Moves: Elbow Smash
Rolling Elbow Smash
Tornado DDT
Notable Feuds: Mike Awesome

  • FMW World Street Fight 6-Man Tag Team titles (3);
  • FMW Independent World Heavyweight title (2);
  • FMW World Brass Knuckles Heavyweight title;
  • FMW World Brass Knuckles Tag Team titles (2);
  • ECW World Tag Team titles (2);
  • FMW WEW World Heavyweight title;
  • ECW World Heavyweight title;
  • FMW WEW 6-Man Tag Team titles (2);
  • NWA Intercontinental Tag Team titles (2);
  • PWF Universal Tag Team titles;
  • NWA Zero-One United National Heavyweight title;
  • Pro Wrestling WORLD-1 Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lynn (February 7, 2004);


  • Extreme Championship Wrestling:
  • July 10,1998-- ECW: Masato Tanaka defeated Tracy Smothers..
  • July 18, 1998-- ECW: Masato Tanaka & Jerry Lynn defeated Mike Awesome & Justin Credible..
  • July 24, 1998-- ECW: Masato Tanaka & Jerry Lynn defeated Mike Awesome & Justin Credible..
  • August 2, 1998--Heat Wave: Masato Tanaka defeated Mike Awesome..
  • August 7, 1998-- ECW: Jerry Lynn & Masato Tanaka defeated Mike Awesome & Justin Credible..
  • August 8, 1998-- ECW: Masato Tanaka defeated Mike Awesome..
  • August 28, 1998--ECW: Masato Tanaka defeated John Kronus..
  • August 29, 1998--ECW: Masato Tanaka defeated Bam Bam Bigelow..
  • November 1, 1998--November to Remember: Masato Tanaka & Balls Mahoney defeated The Dudley Boyz to win ECW Tag Team titles..
  • September 19, 1999--Anarchy Rulz: Mike Awesome defeated Taz and Masato Tanaka in a 3-WAY to win the ECW Heavyweight title..
  • November 7, 1999--November to Remember: Mike Awesome defeated Masato Tanaka to retain the ECW Heavyweight title..
  • December 16, 1999: FMW star Masato Tanaka became the first Japanese star to win the ECW World title, defeating Mike Awesome.
  • ~~~Awesome raised Tanaka's hand and put the belt around him, only to attack him and put him through a ringside table as he was leaving.
  • March 12, 2000--Living Dangerously: Storm/Credible beat Raven/Awesome and Dreamer/Tanaka in a 3-WAY to win the ECW Tag Team title!
  • April 22, 2000--Cyberslam: Masato Tanaka defeated Too Cold Scorpio..
  • May 14, 2000--Hardcore Heaven: Masato Tanaka defeated Balls Mahoney...

    Japan & Pro Wrestling World-1:
  • May 11, 2003--Premiere Wrestling Federation: C.W. Anderson defeated Masato Tanaka to retain the Television title..
  • January 4, 2004 - Z1 Hustle-1: The Predator & Kevin Randleman defeated Shinjiro Otani & Masato Tanaka..
  • February 6, 2004 - PWWorld-1: Masato Tanaka defeated Steve Corino in the main event..
  • February 7, 2004 - PWWorld-1: Masato Tanaka defeated Jerry Lynn to become the 1st Pro Wrestling World 1 Heavyweight Champion!
  • February 8, 2004 - PWWorld-1: Masato Tanaka & Yoshito Sasaki defeated Simon Diamond & C.W. Anderson..
  • March 7, 2004 - Z1 Hustle-2: Masato Tanaka & Kintaro Kanemura & Tetsuhiro Kuroda defeated Gladiator & Sabu & Justin Credible..
  • April 8, 2004 - PWWorld-1: Homicide & Masato Tanaka defeated CM Punk & C.W. Anderson..
  • April 9, 2004 - PWWorld-1: Steve Corino & CW Anderson defeated Masato Tanaka & Guillotine Legrande to win the W1 Tag titles!
  • April 10, 2004 - PWWorld-1: Masato Tanaka defeated CM Punk (wearing ROH t-shirt) to retain the W1 World title..
  • May 8, 2004 - Z1 Hustle-3: Sabu/Kintaro Kanemura/Gladiator beat Masato Tanaka/Tetsuhiro Kuroda/Tomoaki Honma (Death Match)..
  • July 25, 2004 - Z1 Hustle-4: Masato Tanaka won a "Hardcore" Battle Royal..
  • Sept 20, 2004 - Z1 Hustle-5: Psycho the Death & Monster Z & Super Crazy beat Kintaro Kanemura & M.Tanaka & Wataru Sakata..
  • June 12, 2005 - ECW One Night Stand: Mike Awesome defeated Masato Tanaka in the clear-cut match of the night!

    Zero-One MAX:
  • November 16, 2005--Zero-ONE MAX: Masato Tanaka defeated Fuyuki Takahashi..
  • November 17, 2005--Zero-ONE MAX: Kohei Sato/Ryouji Sai/Rikiya Fudo defeated Masato Tanaka/Kamikaze/Takehiro Murahama..
  • November 18, 2005--Zero-ONE MAX: Takao Omori/Minoru Fujita/Ikuto Hidaka beat Shinjiro Otani/Masato Tanaka/Sonjay Dutt..
  • November 23, 2005--Zero-ONE MAX: Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita defeated Shinjiro Otani & Masato Tanaka..
  • November 26, 2005--Zero-ONE MAX: Shinjiro Otani/Tanaka/Tatsuhito Takaiwa beat Kohei Sato/Rikiya Fudo/Yoshihito Sasaki..
  • November 27, 2005--Zero-ONE MAX: Shinjiro Otani & Masato Tanaka defeated Kohei Sato & Kamikaze ..
  • December 2, 2005--Zero-ONE MAX: Minoru Fujita & Ikuto Hidaka defeated Masato Tanaka & GENTARO..
  • December 3, 2005--Zero-ONE MAX: Masato Tanaka & Tatsuhito Takaiwa defeated Kohei Sato & Yoshihito Sasaki..
  • December 4, 2005--Zero-ONE MAX: Shinjiro Otani & Masato Tanaka defeated Takao Omori & Kamikaze..
  • December 25, 2005--Hustle: Masato Tanaka & Kintaro Kanemura defeated Ryoji Sai & Wataru Sakata..
  • January 6, 2006--1PW - No Turning Back 1: Masato Tanaka vs Steve Corino ended in a No Contest in Doncaster, England ....
  • January 7, 2006--1PW - No Turning Back 2: Samoa Joe defeated Masato Tanaka by Count Out in Doncaster, England...
  • ~~~Right after that match, Masato Tanaka defeated "King of Oldschool" Steve Corino in an ECW Rules match..
  • January 22, 2006--ZERO-ONE MAX: Colt Cabana & Gamma defeated Masato Tanaka & Yoshito Sasaki..
  • March 5, 2006--HUSTLE: Team 3-D (Brothers Ray & Devon) defeated Kintaro Kanemura & Masato Tanaka in Japan..
  • June 11, 2006 - ECW One Night Stand: Balls Mahoney defeated Masato Tanaka with a brutally stiff chairshot to the head!