SANADA

  • Born: 01/28/1988 in Niigata, Japan
  • Birthname: Seiya Sanada
  • Height & Weight: 5'11", 220 Ib
Titles Won:
  • IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship
  • IWGP Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Evil (2) & Tetsuya Naito (1)
  • NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Bushi and Evil
  • World Tag League (2017, 2018) – with Evil
  • TNA X Division Championship
  • AJPW Gaora TV Championship

As part of NJPW, Sanada is mostly known for his tag team with Evil, with whom he is a two time IWGP Tag Team Champion, two time World Tag League winner, and a three time NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champion (alongside Bushi).

He won his first NJPW singles title, the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship, in early 2022. He is also known for his work in All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW), where he was the first Gaora TV Champion, a two-time All Asia Tag Team Champion, a one-time World Tag Team Champion, and the winner of the 2011 World’s Strongest Tag Determination League tournament.

Sanada is also known for his time in the Japanese Wrestle-1 (W-1) and American Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) promotions. Through the W-1/TNA working relationship, Sanada became a one time TNA X Division Champion, winning the title at the collaborative Kaisen: Outbreak.

Other Notable Achievements: AJPW All Asia Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Manabu Soya, World Tag Team Championship – with Joe Doering, Gaora TV Championship Tournament (2012), Samurai! TV Cup Triple Arrow Tournament (2007) – with Kensuke Sasaki and Katsuhiko Nakajima, World’s Strongest Tag Determination League (2011) – with Kai