Genichiro Tenryu - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Genichiro Tenryu, 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.

Genichiro Shimada (嶋田 源一郎) was born in Katsuyama, Fukui, Japan on February 2, 1950, and he is currently 74 years old.

He is currently a Promoter.

As a mob boss, Tenryu appears alongside other Japanese wrestling legends in Yakuza Kiwami 2 (2017).

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Genichiro Shimada (嶋田 源一郎)
  • Ring Names
    • Genichiro Tenryu ( March 17, 1977 - Present)
    • Rising Sun #1 ( November 21, 1978 - December 27, 1978)
    • Tenryu Shimata ( August 19, 1978 - October 26, 1978)
    • Genichiro Shimada ( January 1, 1977 - May 19, 1977)
    • Tenryu ( November 13, 1976 - March 16, 1977)
  • Born February 2, 1950 (age 74)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Katsuyama, Fukui, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Katsuyama, Fukui, Japan ( November 13, 1976 - November 15, 2015)
  • Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
  • Weight
    • 273 lbs (124 kg)
  • Nicknames Mr. Puroresu; The Living Legend
  • Notes As a mob boss, Tenryu appears alongside other Japanese wrestling legends in Yakuza Kiwami 2 (2017).

Career History

  • Roles
    • Promoter ( November 15, 2020 - Present)
    • Promoter ( April 19, 2010 - November 15, 2015)
    • Wrestler ( November 13, 1976 - November 15, 2015)
    • Promoter ( September 1, 1990 - July 13, 2000)
    • Coach ( January 1, 1982 - December 31, 1997)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion INDY October 11, 2009 November 15, 2015
    Promotion HustleHUSTLE November 3, 2005 October 10, 2009
    Promotion Dragon GateDRAGON GATE May 11, 2005 November 23, 2006
    Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAH January 8, 2005 December 4, 2005
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight January 4, 2004 December 12, 2004
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW July 23, 2000 October 22, 2004
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight April 13, 1998 February 11, 2000
    Promotion INDY September 29, 1990 April 12, 1998
    Promotion UWF I June 26, 1996 September 11, 1996
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF January 22, 1994 January 22, 1994
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF January 24, 1993 January 25, 1993
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF March 24, 1991 March 24, 1991
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA March 3, 1984 March 15, 1984
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW November 13, 1976 April 19, 1990
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA November 13, 1976 March 7, 1982
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face June 16, 2007 November 15, 2015
    Tweener April 20, 1989 June 15, 2007
    Face June 1, 1981 April 19, 1989
    Tweener November 13, 1976 May 30, 1981
  • Images
    Apr 2010
    Apr 2010
    Jan 2005
    Jan 2005
    Jan 1994
    Jan 1994
    Jun 1987
    Jun 1987
    Jun 1981
    Jun 1981
    Nov 1976
    Nov 1976

  • Finishers
    • 53 Sai - Snap Brainbuster ( November 13, 1976 - November 15, 2015)
    • Guh Punch - Jab to the opponent’s jaw ( November 13, 1976 - November 15, 2015)
    • Swastika Hold - Modified Abdominal Stretch ( November 13, 1976 - November 15, 2015)
    • WAR Special - Seated Double Chickenwing ( November 13, 1976 - November 15, 2015)
    • Folding Powerbomb ( November 13, 1976 - November 15, 2015)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song “Thunder Storm” by Masayoshi Takanaka - Single ( July 23, 2000 - October 22, 2004)
    • Theme Song “Tenryu SWS Theme” by Megane Super and Super World of Sports - Single ( September 29, 1990 - June 19, 1992)
    • Theme Song “Thunder Storm” by Masayoshi Takanaka - Single ( November 13, 1976 - April 19, 1990)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Titles Won

    All Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 1 All Asia Tag Team Championship (with Masanobu Fuchi)
    • 2 NWA International Tag Team Championship (with Jumbo Tsuruta)
    • 2 NWA United National Championship
    • 1 PWF World Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 PWF World Tag Team Championship (with Ashura Hara)
    • 3 Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship
    • 5 AJPW World Tag Team Championship (3 with Stan Hansen, 1 with Ashura Hara, 1 with Yoji Anjo)

    New Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 1 IWGP Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 IWGP Tag Team Championship (with Shiro Koshinaka)

    Fighting World of Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 1 WMG Tag Team Championship (with Riki Choshu)

    HUSTLE

    • 1 Hustle Super Tag Team Championship (with Tasso Yasuda)

    Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling / World Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship (with Mr. Fuji)
    • 1 NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (with the Road Warriors)

    Tenryu Project

    • 1 Tenryu Project World 6-Man Tag Team Championship (with Arashi & Tomohiro Ishii)

    Wrestling Association "R"

    • 1 J-1 Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 WAR World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (1 with Koki Kitahara & Animal Hamaguchi, 1 with Nobutaka Araya & Último Dragón)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • International Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2022)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)
    • AJPW Champion Carnival Winner (2001)
    • AJPW World’s Strongest Tag Determination League Winner (1984, 1986 - with Jumbo Tsuruta; 1989 - with Stan Hansen)
    • AJPW January 2 Korakuen Hall Heavyweight Battle Royal Winner (1982)
    • AJPW United National Title League Winner (1986)
    • AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship Tournament Winner (2000)
    • AJPW Champion’s Carnival Technique Award (1982)
    • AJPW World’s Strongest Tag Determination League Awards:
      • New Wave Award (1981 – with Ashura Hara)
      • Fighting Spirit Award (1982 – with Ashura Hara)
      • Technique Award (1983 – with Jumbo Tsuruta)
      • Performance Award (1985 – with Jumbo Tsuruta)
      • Outstanding Performance Award (1987 – with Ashura Hara)
      • Outstanding Fighting Spirit Award (1987 – with Ashura Hara)
      • Fighting Spirit Award (1988 – with Toshiaki Kawada)
      • Best Player Award (1989)
    • Nikkan Sports Match of the Year (1999 - vs. Keiji Mutoh on 05/03)
    • SWS vs WWF tournament (1990)
    • SWS One Night Tag Team Tournament (1990 - with Koji Kitao)
    • Tenryu Project Hidden Genius R League (2013 - with Ryuichi Kawakami)
    • Tokyo Sports awards
      • Best Tag Team Award (1983, 1985 - with Jumbo Tsuruta; 1987 - Ashura Hara)
      • Fighting Spirit Award (1983)
      • Lifetime Achievement Award (2015)
      • Match of the Year award (1987 - vs. Jumbo Tsuruta on 08/31; 1988 - vs. Stan Hansen on 07/27; 1989 - vs. Jumbo Tsuruta on 06/05; 1991 - vs. Hulk Hogan on 12/12; 1993 - vs. Riki Choshu on 01/04; 1994 - with Ashura Hara vs. Atsushi Onita & Tarzan Goto; 1996 - vs. Nobuhiko Takada on 09/11; 1999 - vs. Keiji Mutoh on 05/03; 2015 - vs. Kazuchika Okada on 11/15)
      • MVP Award (1986, 1987, 1988, 1993)
      • Outstanding Performance Award (1981, 1984, 1996)
      • Technique Award (1990)
    • WAR Six-Man Tag Team Tournament Winner (1994 - with Atsushi Onita & Crusher Bam Bam Bigelow)
    • WAR One-Night Tag Team Tournament Winner (1995 - with Último Dragón)
    • WAR J-1 Heavyweight Championship Tournament Winner (1998)
    • WON Match of the Year Award (2001 - vs. Keiji Mutoh on 06/08)
    • 44° in PWI Years Top 500 (2003)
    • 14° in PWI Years Top 500 Tag Teams (2003 - with Jumbo Tsuruta)
    • 30° in PWI Years Top 500 Tag Teams (2003 - with Ashura Hara)

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