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Encyclopedia > Hiroyoshi Yamamoto

Hiroyoshi Yamamoto is a Japanese professional wrestler who currently works for New Japan Pro Wrestling, and is better known by his stage name Hiroyoshi Tenzan. ... New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. ... A stage name, or a screen name for movie stars, is a pseudonym used by performers and actors. ...

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Career

Yamamoto first worked for New Japan Pro Wrestling. He began his career there near the end of 1990, by fighting in a 32-man battle royal. Tenzan then went to the Catch Wrestling Association in Austria, where, wrestling under his real name, he defeated Lance Storm to become CWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion. A few weeks later, he lost to Storm, then came back in October '93 to win the belt for the second time. Once again, Storm defeated him a few weeks later, and Tenzan headed back to the NJPW. Tenzan then began teaming with Masahiro Chono as Chono Team Wolf. In June 1995, Tenzan and Chono won the IWGP World Tag-Team Championship in a tournament, which they held for a month until the title was vacated due to Chono missing a match when his father died. New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. ... This article is about the year. ... Lance Timothy Evers, also known as Lance Storm (born April 3, 1969 in Sarnia, Ontario), is a Canadian retired professional wrestler. ... October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Masahiro Chōno (born September 17, 1963 in Mitaka, Tokyo) is a Japanese professional wrestler. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Tenzan had a brief tenure in WCW as a member of nWo Japan. At Starrcade '95, he was defeated by "Macho Man" Randy Savage.


In July 1996, Tenzan and Chono won the IWGP Tag-Team titles again, this time beating Kazuo Yamazaki and Takashi Iizuka. They held the titles for over 5 months before losing to Tatsumi Fujinami and Kengo Kimura. A few weeks later, Tenzan and Chono became founding members of nWo Japan. For the rest of '97, Tenzan and the rest of nWo Japan continued the nWo tradition of attacking their various enemies. July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... - A legend of pro wrestling in Japan - Nicknamed The Dragon - Invented the Dragon Sleeper and Dragon Suplex - Wrestled Ric Flair in a re-match at the first ever WCW SuperBrawl in Florida after a controversial match in Japan. ... The nWo (New World Order) was both a professional wrestling storyline and the stable of wrestlers who were its central players. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Tenzan got his third chance for the IWGP Tag-Team Titles in July 1998, after Chono's former tag-team partner Keiji Mutoh was injured. Tenzan and Chono went on to win the tournament and the belts. A month later, they were defeated by Genichiro Tenryu and Shiro Koshinaka. Tenzan continued to feud with Koshinaka, eventually getting a new partner in Satoshi Kojima. The two teams fought at the Tokyo Dome in January 1999, with Tenzan & Kojima coming through, defeating Koshinaka & Tenryu to get the IWGP Tag-Team belts. A few months later, Koshinaka retook the titles from Tenzan & Kojima, with his partner Kensuke Sasaki. For the next year, Tenzan continued to wrestle in NJPW, feuding with Koshinaka, Masa Chono, Manabu Nakanishi, and others. He defeated Chris Benoit at the Tokyo Dome in January 2000. July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Keiji Mutoh (武藤敬司 Mutō Keiji born December 23, 1962) is a Japanese professional wrestler who became famous in New Japan Pro Wrestling, and who now owns, operates, and competes in All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... Genichirō Tenryū (天龍源一郎 Tenryū Genichirō), real name 嶋田源一郎 Shimada Genichirō, is a Japanese professional wrestler. ... Satoshi Kojima Satoshi Kojima (小島 聡 Kojima Satoshi) is a Japanese professional wrestler who currently works for All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Manabu Nakanishi is a Japanese professional wrestler, who has worked for WCW and New Japan Pro Wrestling. ... Christopher Michael (Chris) Benoît (born May 21, 1967 in Montréal, Québec), is a Canadian professional wrestler currently wrestling for World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown! brand. ... January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


In July 2000, Tenzan, still teamed with Kojima, got the IWGP Tag-Team Titles for the 5th time, winning over Manabu Nakanishi and Yuji Nagata. Tenzan & Sasaki feuded with Nakanishi & Nagata for the next few months, with Tenzan & Sasaki coming out on top. July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Yuji Nagata Height: 60 (183cm) Weight: 238lbs (108kg) Date of Birth: 4/24/68 Place of Birth: Togane City, Chiba Debut: September 14th, 1992 (vs. ...


Tenzan also won the IWGP Tag Team Titles in March 2002 with Masahiro Chono (their title reign lasting over one year; it also tied the team record for most championships won with Fujinami & Kimura), and again in December 2003 with Osamu Nishimura.


In November 2003, Tenzan finally won the IWGP Heavyweight Title from Yoshihiro Takayama. He proceeded to win it three other times (in February 2004 from Genichiro Tenryu, December 2004 from Kensuke Sasaki and May 2005 from Satoshi Kojima).


Tenzan recently competed in the G1 Tournament, and almost made it to the semi-finals. On October, Tenzan and Chono reunited to win the IWGP tag team title for a record-setting fifth time from Hiroshi Tanahashi & Shinsuke Nakamura. Hiroshi Tanahashi is a Japanese professional wrestler who currently works for New Japan Pro Wrestling. ... Shinsuke Nakamura Shinsuke Nakamura is a Japanese professional wrestler currently working for New Japan Pro Wrestling. ...


Profile

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Finishing and signature moves

Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents. ... Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents. ... A Piledriver is a professional wrestling move in which the wrestler grabs his/her opponent, turns him/her upside-down, and drops into a sitting or kneeling position, driving the victims head into the mat. ... Rey Mysterio performing a Springboard Seated Senton on D-Von Dudley Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show of the speed and agility of a wrestler. ... Rey Mysterio performing a Springboard Seated Senton on D-Von Dudley Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show of the speed and agility of a wrestler. ... Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents. ... Rey Mysterio performing a Springboard Seated Senton on D-Von Dudley Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show of the speed and agility of a wrestler. ... Much of the action in professional wrestling involves the application of techniques that involve lifting the opponent up and throwing or slamming him/her down. ... Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents. ... Attacking maneuvers in professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold, or set up for a throw. ...

Championships and accomplishments

  • Catch Wrestling Association (Europe)
  • 2-Time CWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion
  • PWI 500 ranking: 1996 #61, 1997 #96, 1998 #63, 1999 #72, 2000 #100, 2001 #84, 2002 #90, 2003 #57, 2004 #11
  • PWI ranked him # 223 of the 500 best singles wrestlers during the "PWI Years" in 2003.

New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. ... The IWGP World Heavyweight Championship is the top singles title in New Japan Pro Wrestling. ... The IWGP World Tag Team Title is the main heavyweight tag team title in New Japan pro wrestling. ... Masahiro Chōno (born September 17, 1963 in Mitaka, Tokyo) is a Japanese professional wrestler. ... Satoshi Kojima Satoshi Kojima (小島 聡 Kojima Satoshi) is a Japanese professional wrestler who currently works for All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... Hulk Hogan on the cover of the November 1994 issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated. ...

Reference

  • Profile at The Accelerator's Wrestling Rollercoaster

 
 

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