Minoru Tanaka - Pro Wrestler Profile
Coelacanths
CIMA
CIMA
Kaz Hayashi
Kaz Hayashi

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Minoru Tanaka, 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.

Minoru Tanaka (田中稔) was born in Komaki, Aichi, Japan on November 29, 1972, and he is currently 51 years old.

He is currently working for Independent promotions, under the ring name of Minoru Tanaka.

Currently, he is a member of the teams of Coelacanths (with CIMA and Kaz Hayashi) and Junior Stars (with Koji Kanemoto).

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Minoru Tanaka (田中稔)
  • Ring Names
    • Minoru Tanaka ( November 6, 2011 - Present)
    • Heat ( December 12, 2010 - Present)
    • Minoru ( May 29, 2022 - October 23, 2022)
    • Trans Am★Tanaka ( April 29, 2017 - September 21, 2018)
    • Dragon Heat ( May 3, 2017 - May 3, 2017)
    • Minoru ( April 19, 2005 - November 5, 2011)
    • Tanaka ( July 23, 2006 - May 1, 2007)
    • Masked CTU-M ( April 24, 2005 - March 21, 2006)
    • Masked CTU-T ( March 13, 2005 - March 26, 2005)
    • Heat ( October 12, 2002 - January 4, 2005)
    • Minoru Tanaka ( September 21, 2004 - April 18, 2005)
    • Minoru Tanaka ( January 24, 1994 - October 11, 2002)
  • Born November 29, 1972 (age 51)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Komaki, Aichi, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Komaki, Aichi, Japan
  • Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
  • Weight
    • 187 lbs (85 kg) ( September 8, 2013 - Present)
    • 167 lbs (76 kg) ( January 24, 1994 - June 30, 2013)
  • Nicknames Black Prince; The Special One

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( January 24, 1994 - Present)
    • MMA Fighter ( December 14, 2022 - December 14, 2022)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion INDY April 23, 2006 Present
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW May 29, 2022 January 2, 2024
    Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAH October 1, 2017 April 19, 2020
    Promotion DDT Pro-WrestlingDDT February 20, 2017 November 4, 2018
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW January 2, 2017 September 19, 2017
    Promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1ZERO1 October 17, 2014 May 21, 2017
    Promotion Wrestle-1WRESTLE 1 September 8, 2013 September 8, 2016
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW February 6, 2009 June 30, 2013
    Promotion BattlARTSBATTLARTS May 16, 2010 November 5, 2011
    Promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1ZERO1 October 30, 2008 October 10, 2009
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight October 11, 1999 January 31, 2009
    Promotion TNA / Impact WrestlingTNA April 23, 2006 May 14, 2006
    Promotion INDY February 6, 1994 September 11, 2004
    Promotion BattlARTSBATTLARTS April 13, 1996 November 3, 2000
    Promotion Frontier Martial-Arts WrestlingFMW May 5, 1999 May 14, 1999
    Promotion Michinoku Pro WrestlingMICHINOKU September 14, 1997 May 1, 1998
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Tweener November 5, 2011 Present
    Heel October 10, 2004 June 30, 2011
    Tweener January 24, 1994 October 9, 2004
  • Images History
    May 2022
    May 2022
    Oct 2017
    Oct 2017
    Sep 2013
    Sep 2013
    Jul 2011
    Jul 2011
    Feb 2009
    Feb 2009
    Jan 2007
    Jan 2007
    Sep 2004
    Sep 2004
    Oct 2002
    Oct 2002
    Sep 1997
    Sep 1997
    Jan 1994
    Jan 1994

  • Finishers
    • Minoru Special - Flying Cross Armbreaker ( January 24, 1994 - Present)
    • Minoru Special II - Northern Lights Suplex floated over into a mount transitioned over into a Cross Armbreaker ( January 24, 1994 - Present)
    • HEAT Clutch - Leg-feed Flying Cross Armbreaker transitioned into a Cradle ( October 12, 2002 - Present)
    • Santa Monica Pier - Leg Hook Death Valley Driver ( January 24, 1994 - Present)
    • Tornado Kaki Cutter - STO ( January 1, 2015 - Present)
    • Fireball Splash - 450° Splash ( June 26, 2008 - Present)
    • Roundhouse kick ( January 24, 1994 - Present)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song “Silence” by Tsutomu Totani - Single ( January 1, 2010 - Present)
    • Theme Song “Silence” by Satoshi Suzuki - AJPW - Single
    • Theme Song “Silence” by Tsutomu Totani - NJPW - Single
    • Theme Song “Runway of Loneliness” by B'z - NJPW - Single
    • Theme Song “Zero” by B'z - NJPW - Single
    • Theme Song “Jap the Ripper” by B'z - NJPW - Single
    • Theme Song “Real Thing Shakes” by B'z - NJPW - Single
    • Theme Song “Atsuku Fight!” by N.J.P. Unit - NJPW - Single
    • Theme Song “Atsuku Fight! (Karaoke)” by N.J.P. Unit - Michinoku Pro - Single

Titles & Accomplishments

  • New Japan Pro Wrestling

  • New Japan Pro Wrestling

      5 IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (1 with Koji Kanemoto, 1 with Jushin Thunder Liger, 1 with Hirooki Goto, 1 with Prince Devitt)

    All Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 3 All Asia Tag Team Championship (2 with Koji Kanemoto, 1 with Toshizo)
    • 1 Gaora TV Championship
    • 1 World Junior Heavyweight Championship

    Pro Wrestling Noah

    • 1 GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (1 with Yoshinari Ogawa, 1 with Hi69)
    • 1 GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship 

    European Wrestling Promotion

    • 2 EWP Intercontinental Championship

    Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling / Battlarts

    • 1 FMW World Junior Heavyweight/Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 UWA World Middleweight Championship

    Pro Wrestling Zero1

    • 1 International Junior Heavyweight Championship (with Minoru Tanaka)
    • 1 NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Championship (with Koji Kanemoto)
    • 1 NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship

    Wrestle-1

    • 1 UWA World Trios Championship (with Kaz Hayashi & Tajiri)
    • 1 Wrestle-1 Cruiser Division Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Winner (2006)
    • NJPW G1 Junior Six Man Tag Team Tournament Winner (2001 - with Masayuki Naruse & Masahito Kakihara)
    • NJPW Naeba Cup Tag Tournament Winner (2003 - with Manabu Nakanishi)
    • NJPW Junior Heavyweight Tag MVP Award (2005 - with Hirooki Goto)
    • AJPW Junior Tag League Winner (2009 - with Toshizo)
    • Battlarts Japanese Junior Crown League Winner (1999)
    • Wrestle-1 Cruiser Festival Winner (2020)
    • WON Best Technical Wrestler (2001)
    • 12° in PWI 500 (2002)

Relations

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