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Encyclopedia > Masato Tanaka
Masato Tanaka
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Ring name(s) Dangan (Bullet)
Masa Tanaka
Masato Tanaka
Billed height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Billed weight 102 kg (238 lb)
Born February 28, 1973
Wakayama, Wakayama
Billed from Tokyo
Trained by Atsushi Onita
Debut July 23, 1993

Masato Tanaka (born February 23, 1973 in Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture) is a Japanese professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling in Japan and in Extreme Championship Wrestling in the United States. February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Wakayama Castle Wakayama (和歌山市 -shi) is the capital city of Wakayama Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was 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). ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Wakayama Castle Wakayama (和歌山市 -shi) is the capital city of Wakayama Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling, better known by its initials FMW, was a Japanese professional wrestling promotion founded in 1989 by Atsushi Ōnita (often spelled Ohnita). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

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Career

Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling

Tanaka trained under Atsushi Onita, and debuted on July 23, 1993 in Saga City, facing Ricky Fuji. He quickly began working for FMW, widely regarded as the most hardcore professional wrestling promotion in Japan. Wrestling in matches featuring explosions and barbed wire, Tanaka earned a variety of scars, and the nickname "Dangan", which he would often shout during his matches. By 1996 he was one of the promotion's major stars, and had feuded with such luminaries as Mr. Pogo, Mr. Gannosuke, Terry Funk and Mike Awesome. His feud with Awesome would eventually span ten years and two continents. Atsushi Onita is a Japanese professional wrestler and a wrestling legend, who is best known for his work in FMW. He set a new record for the most stitches needed as a result of a wrestling match when he needed 111 stitches after a very violent match. ... July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was 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). ... , Saga (佐賀市;; -shi) is the capital of Saga Prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ... Ricky Fuji Kantanori Morimura is a Japanese professional wrestler best known under the name Ricky Fuji. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Many types of matches can be found in professional wrestling. ... .357 Magnum cartridges, containing bullets A bullet is a solid projectile propelled by a firearm and is normally made from metal (usually lead). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... A professional wrestling feud is a staged disagreement between two wrestlers or factions of wrestlers over a purported slight or insult. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Extreme Championship Wrestling

ECW owner Paul Heyman became interested in Tanaka, and eventually hired him. Tanaka debuted in ECW on March 1, 1998 at Living Dangerously, defeating Doug Furnas. In July 1998 he reprised his feud with Awesome, who he defeated at Heatwave 1998. Paul Buster Heyman (born September 11, 1965) is a professional wrestling manager, on-air talent, and former promoter. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Living Dangerously was an annual Extreme Championship Wrestling pay per view from 1998 through 2000 that was held in the month of March. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...


Tanaka formed a short-lived tag team with Balls Mahoney, and at November To Remember on November 1, 1998 they defeated The Dudley Boyz to win the ECW World Tag Team Championships. The Dudley Boyz would regain the titles five days later, and Tanaka returned to Japan to attend the wedding of his friend Sabu in December. A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ... Jonathan Rechner is a professional wrestler best known as Balls Mahoney, he currently works for World Wrestling Entertainment in its Extreme Championship Wrestling brand. ... November To Remember (normally abbreviated to N2R) was an Eastern Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling show (and, later, pay per view) held annually during the month of November between 1993 and 2000. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... Team 3D is a professional wrestling tag team (formerly a stable) of Brother Ray (Mark Lamonica), Brother Devon (Devon Hughes), and formerly Brother Runt (Matt Hyson). ... The ECW Tag-Team Championship was the tag team championship contested in Eastern Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling between June 1992 and March 2001. ... Terry Michael Brunk (born December 12, 1964 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Sabu. ...


Tanaka returned to ECW in 1999, this time vying for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship. On September 19 at Anarchy Rulz, Taz, about to leave ECW for the WWF, defended the ECW World Heavyweight Championship against Awesome and Tanaka in a three way dance. After just two minutes Taz was eliminated by a combined assault at the hands of his opponents. After a further eleven minutes of brawling, Awesome pinned Tanaka with a top-rope powerbomb to become the new ECW World Heavyweight Champion. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The ECW World Heavyweight Championship belt The ECW World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship title. ... September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Many types of matches can be found in professional wrestling. ... A Powerbomb is a professional wrestling move in which an opponent is lifted up (usually so that they are sitting on the wrestlers shoulders) and then slammed back-first down to the mat. ...


Tanaka faced Awesome for the title at November to Remember on November 7, but was defeated once more. He finally overcame Awesome on December 17, 1999 at a ECW on TNN TV Taping in Nashville, Tennessee, becoming the first ECW World Heavyweight Champion not to be an American citizen. After the match, Awesome shook Tanaka's hand and fastened the belt around his waist in a show of respect, then attacked him as he left the ring and powerbombed him through a table. Awesome would regain the title at the next weeks TV Taping in White Plains, New York on December 23. November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Music City Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ... A Powerbomb is a professional wrestling move in which an opponent is lifted up (usually so that they are sitting on the wrestlers shoulders) and then slammed back-first down to the mat. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Table leg. ... White Plains (New York) White Plains is a city in south-central Westchester County, New York, about 4 miles (6 km) east of the Hudson River and 2. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (358th in leap years). ...


Continuing his rivalry with Awesome, Tanaka joined forces with Tommy Dreamer to face Raven and Awesome. Dreamer and Tanaka defeated the Impact Players for the ECW World Tag Team Championships on February 26, 2000, but lost them to Awesome and Raven on March 4, 2000. This led to a tag team three way dance at Living Dangerously on March 12, with Tanaka and Dreamer facing ECW World Tag Team Champions Mike Awesome and Raven and the Impact Players. Tanaka pinned Awesome, costing him the tag titles, but lost the match after Dreamer was pinned by the Impact Players. Scott Levy (born September 8, 1964) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Raven. ... The Impact Players were a professional wrestling tag team in Extreme Championship Wrestling that was comprised of Lance Storm and Justin Credible. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (64th in leap years). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Living Dangerously was an annual Extreme Championship Wrestling pay per view from 1998 through 2000 that was held in the month of March. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (72nd in leap years). ...


Tanaka's feud with Awesome was brought to an abrupt end when Awesome left ECW in April 2000. He remained with ECW until mid-2000 before returning to Japan. 2000 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December This is a timeline for events in April, 2000. ...


Japan

Tanaka continued to wrestle with FMW, feuding with Team No Respect, until leaving in 2001, allegedly as a result of animosity between him and the owner of FMW, Shoichi Arai, mostly over Hiromichi Fuyuki's role as booker. After departing FMW, Tanaka formed the Complete Players stable with former Fuyuki proteges Gedo and Jado, as well as real-life sweetheart Kaori Nakayama. They worked on the Japanese independent circuit, making appearances for Pro Wrestling ZERO-ONE and All Japan Pro Wrestling. Tanaka wrestled Shinya Hashimoto on the March 2 ZERO-ONE anniversary show, impressing Z-1 officials and earning himself a job. 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Keiji Takayama, born on February 20th, 1969 is better known as Gedo, a long time professional wrestler. ... -1... Pro Wrestling ZERO-ONE is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion founded in 2001. ... All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) (全日本プロレス, zen nihon puroresu) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion established in 1972. ... March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... Pro Wrestling ZERO-ONE is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion founded in 2001. ...


In January 2002 Tanaka formed a tag team named Emblem with Shinjiro Ohtani, with whom he twice won the NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championships. In February 2004, he turned heel and sided with the Apache Army. In September 2004 he formed his own stable, Team Erotics, continuing his feud with Otani. 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for January, 2002. ... Shinjiro Ohtani & Koji Kanemoto dropkick each other Shinjirō ÅŒtani (大谷晋二郎, born 21 July 1972 in Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi) is a Japanese professional wrestler. ... 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → // February 29, 2004 Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigns as president of Haiti and flees the country for the Central African Republic. ... In professional wrestling, a turn occurs most frequently when a wrestler develops a new gimmick (persona) and changes, frequently from face to heel or sometimes vice versa. ... In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character who is portrayed as behaving in an immoral manner, breaking rules or otherwise taking advantage of their opponents outside of the bounds of the rules of the match. ... September 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: September 2004 in sports Events Deaths in September • 27 Tsai Wan-lin • 24 Françoise Sagan • 20 Brian Clough • 18 Russ Meyer • 15 Johnny Ramone • 12 Fred Ebb • 11 Peter VII of Alexandria • 8... In professional wrestling, a stable is a group of wrestlers within a promotion who have a common element -- friendships, either real or storyline, a manager who manages all of them, or a common storyline, which puts them together as a unit (recent examples include Evolution, La Résistance, The Cabinet...


United States

On November 9, 2002 Tanaka wrestled at Ring of Honor's All Star Extravaganza show, teaming with Shinjiro Ohtani to defeat Steve Corino and Low Ki. November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Ring of Honor (ROH) is an American independent professional wrestling promotion. ... Steven Eugene (Steve) Corino (born May 29, 1973 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian professional wrestler, currently working for Pro Wrestling ZERO1-MAX and numerous independent promotions. ... Brandon Silvestry (born September 6, 1979 in the Fort Hamilton section of Brooklyn, New York), best known by the ring name, Low Ki, is an American professional wrestler of Puerto Rican and Italian descent. ...


On June 12, 2005 Tanaka revived his feud with Mike Awesome at the WWE produced ECW One Night Stand 2005 reunion PPV. He was defeated after Awesome delivered a running Awesome Bomb through a table outside the ring and followed up with an Awesome Splash. He returned to WWE one year later at ECW One Night Stand 2006, losing to Balls Mahoney. June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... One Night Stand is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... A Powerbomb is a professional wrestling move in which an opponent is lifted up (usually so that they are sitting on the wrestlers shoulders) and then slammed back-first down to the mat. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... One Night Stand is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Jonathan Rechner, (born April 11, 1972) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Balls Mahoney. ...


Wrestling facts

  • Finishing and signature moves
  • Managers
  • Dangan
  • The Enforcer

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Championships and accomplishments

  • Premier Wrestling Federation
  • Pro Wrestling WORLD–1
  • WORLD-1 Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Pro Wrestling ZERO1–MAX

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References

  • Wrestling Titles.com
  • View from the Rising Sun

External links

  • Profile
  • Career overview
  • Masato Tanaka at PuroresuFan.com

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Masato Tanaka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (906 words)
Masato Tanaka (born February 23, 1973 in Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture) is a Japanese professional wrestler, best known for his appearances in Japan with Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling and in America with Extreme Championship Wrestling.
Tanaka formed a short-lived tag team with Balls Mahoney, and at November To Remember on November 1, 1998 they defeated The Dudley Boyz to win the ECW World Tag Team Championships.
Tanaka's feud with Awesome was brought to an abrupt end when Awesome left ECW in April 2000.
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