||November 27, 1957
|Height & Weight:
||New Japan Dojo
||May 28, 1976 (as Satoru Sayama)
||Satoru Sayama (debut - 81)
Sammy Lee (England, 80)
Tiger Mask (04/81 - 08/83)
Tigre Enmascarado (Mexico, 11/82 - 06/83)
The Tiger (UWF -Japan-, 07/84)
Super Tiger (UWF -Japan-, 08/84 - 09/85)
Satoru Sayama (94 - )
Original Tiger Mask (94 - )
Tiger King (97 - )
Super Tiger (2005)
Cross Body Block
Bow and Arrow
[Japanese Wrestler Gallery]
NWA World Middleweight title..
WWF World Junior Heavyweight title (3)..
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title (2)..
TWA (Tokyo Pro) Tag Team titles w/Yoji Anjo..
Debut in New Japan Pro Wrestling
November 24, 1957: Satoru Sayama was born in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, Japan..
May 28, 1976: Satoru Sayama made his wrestling debut being defeated by Shouji Kai..
Antonio Inoki created the "Tiger Mask" character and asked Satoru Sayama to play the character..
April 23, 1981: Tiger Mask (Sayama) defeated Dynamite Kid in Tokyo to ignite a legendary feud..
Tiger Mask held the WWWF and NWA Junior Heavyweight titles..
1984: Satoru Sayama jumped to the UWF, where he was not allowed to use the Tiger Mask gimmick..
Satoru Sayama walked away from the wrestling world after becoming disenchanted with the industry..
September 1985-96: Satoru Sayama was inactive as a wrestler..
Satoru Sayama invented countless manuevers and set the standard for junior heavyweight wrestling in Japan..
Satoru Sayama paved the way for wrestlers such as Jushin Lyger, Ultimo Dragon, Great Sasuke etc..
Satoru Sayama eventually aquired the rights to the "Tiger Mask" name and gimmick..
May 1996: Satoru Sayama was inducted into the Puroresu Hall of Fame..
Real Japan Pro Wrestling
Satoru Sayama opened a promotion called "Real Japan Pro Wrestling"..
May 2005: Satoru Sayama returned to Mexico for a tour..
June 9 2005--Real Japan Pro Wrestling: Shinjiro Otani defeated Super Tiger (Satoru Sayama)..
March 10, 2006--RJPW: The ORIGINAL Tiger Mask defeated Naomichi Marufuji in the main event..