Masato Tanaka

  • Born: 02/28/1973 in Wakayama, Wakayama, Japan
  • Birthname: Masato Tanaka
  • Height & Weight: 5'11", 174 Ib
Titles Won:
  • ECW World Heavyweight Championship
  • ECW World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Balls Mahoney (1) and Tommy Dreamer (1)
  • IWGP Intercontinental Championship
  • NEVER Openweight Championship
  • NEVER Openweight Championship Tournament (2012)

He 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 where he was a one-time ECW World Heavyweight Champion. He is currently splitting his time working for Pro Wrestling Noah and Pro Wrestling Zero1.

Notable Feuds

vs. Mike Awesome

vs. Mr. Pogo

vs. Mr. Gannosuke

vs. Terry Funk

Other Notable Achievements

FMW Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Championship

FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Hayabusa (1) and Tetsuhiro Kuroda (1)

FMW/WEW Hardcore Tag Team Championship – with Gedō

FMW Independent Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

FMW/WEW 6-Man Tag Team Championship – with Gedō and Jadō

FMW Street Fight Six-Man Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Hayabusa & Hisakatsu Ōya (1), Hayabusa & Kōji Nakagawa (1), and Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Kōji Nakagawa (1)

FMW/WEW World Heavyweight Championship

Hustle Hardcore Hero Championship

Hustle King Hashimoto Memorial Six-Man Tag Tournament (2006) – with Tadao Yasuda & Shinjiro Otani

PWF Universal Tag Team Championship – with Shinjiro Otani

Continent Confrontation Tag Team League (2008) – with Daisuke Sekimoto

GHC Tag Team Championship – with Takashi Sugiura

Global Tag League (2014, 2015) – with Takashi Sugiura

Global League Tournament Technique Award (2014)

World-1 Heavyweight Championship

AWA Superstars of Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship

NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship (5 times) – with Shinjiro Otani (2), Wataru Sakata (1), Zeus (1) and Takashi Sugiura (1)

NWA United National Heavyweight Championship

World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

Fire Festival (2006–2008, 2012)

Furinkazan (2011) – with Fujita Hayato

Furinkazan (2014) – with Takashi Sugiura

Tenkaichi Jr. (2007)

Best Bout (2011) vs. Daisuke Sekimoto on August 7

Tokyo Sports Best Newcomer Award (1995)

Best Tag Team Award (2014) – with Takashi Sugiura