El Samurai - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of El Samurai, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Osamu Matsuda (松田 納) was born in Hanamaki, Iwate, Japan on April 19, 1966, and he is currently 57 years old.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Osamu Matsuda (松田 納)
  • Ring Names
    • El Samurai ( April 14, 1991 - July 27, 2013)
    • El Purpose ( December 8, 2006 - December 23, 2006)
    • El Purpose ( October 8, 2006 - October 21, 2006)
    • Edo Samurai ( May 13, 2006 - September 3, 2006)
    • Osamu Matsuda ( July 24, 1986 - April 13, 1991)
  • Born April 19, 1966 (age 57)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Hanamaki, Iwate, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Hanamaki, Iwate, Japan ( July 24, 1986 - Present)
  • Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
  • Weight
    • 187 lbs (85 kg)

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( July 24, 1986 - July 27, 2013)
  • Companies / Promotions
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion Michinoku Pro WrestlingMICHINOKU August 31, 2012 September 2, 2012
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight October 30, 2010 November 13, 2011
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW February 17, 2008 April 29, 2009
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight March 1, 1992 February 1, 2008
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Young Lions July 24, 1986 February 14, 1991
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face April 14, 1991 July 27, 2013
    Tweener July 24, 1986 April 13, 1991
  • Images
    Feb 2008
    Feb 2008
    May 1997
    May 1997
    Apr 1991
    Apr 1991
    Jul 1986
    Jul 1986

  • Finishers
    • Samurai Bomb - Kneeling One shoulder Powerbomb ( March 1, 1992 - July 27, 2013)
    • Samurai Clutch - Reverse Side Roll Cradle ( March 1, 1992 - July 27, 2013)
    • Samurai Clutch II - Forward Russian Legsweep rolled into a cradle ( March 1, 1992 - July 27, 2013)
    • Chickening Armlock ( July 24, 1986 - July 27, 2013)
    • Lifting Inverted DDT ( July 24, 1986 - July 27, 2013)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Terrible Gift" by Osamu Suzuki - Single ( March 1, 1992 - July 27, 2013)
    • Theme Song "The Unforgiven" by Robert Tipper - Single ( January 1, 1988 - February 28, 1992)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Titles Won

    New Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 2 IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
    • 3 IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (1 with Jushin Thunder Liger, 1 with Ryusuke Taguchi, 1 with Koji Kanemoto)
    • 1 J-Crown
    • 1 NWA World Welterweight Championship
    • 2 UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 WWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship

    Michinoku Pro Wrestling

    • 1 British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight Championship

    Universal Wrestling Association

    • 2 UWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 UWA World Middleweight Championship
    • 2 WWF Light Heavyweight Championship

    Wrestle Association "R"

    • 1 WAR International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (with Jushin Thunder Liger)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Winner (1997)
    • NJPW Dream *Win Junior Tag Team Tournament Winner (2002 - with Gedo)
    • NJPW G1 Climax Junior Heavyweight Tag League Winner (2001 - with Jushin Thunder Liger)
    • NJPW One Night's Captain's Fall Tournament Winner (1994 - with Great Sasuke, Gran Hamada & Shinjiro Ohtani)
    • NJPW Super J Tag Tournament Winner (2010)
    • SPWF One Night Junior Heavyweight Tournament Winner (1994)
    • WON Most Improved Wrestler (1992)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables

El Samurai Game Appearances

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