Tatsuhito Takaiwa - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Tatsuhito Takaiwa, 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.

Tatsuhito Takaiwa (高岩竜一) (born Go Yong-Il (고용일)) was born in Kyoto, Japan on July 5, 1972, and he is currently 51 years old.

He is currently working for Independent promotions and ZERO1, under the ring name of Tatsuhito Takaiwa.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Tatsuhito Takaiwa (高岩竜一) (born Go Yong-Il (고용일))
  • Ring Names
    • Tatsuhito Takaiwa ( June 21, 2009 - Present)
    • Black Tiger ( June 17, 2010 - Present)
    • Black Tiger (V) ( February 15, 2009 - June 20, 2009)
    • Brahman Ryu ( January 21, 2021 - April 15, 2021)
    • Tatsuhito Takaiwa ( July 21, 1992 - February 14, 2009)
    • Wanderlei Shiba ( March 14, 2010 - March 14, 2010)
  • Born July 5, 1972 (age 51)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan, Nationality: South KoreaSouth Korea
  • Birth Place Kyoto, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Kyoto, Japan
  • Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
  • Weight
    • 214 lbs (97 kg)
  • Nicknames Super Dragon

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( July 21, 1992 - Present)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion INDY January 8, 2005 Present
    Promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1ZERO1 December 4, 2021 Present
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW September 15, 2022 September 3, 2023
    Promotion DDT Pro-WrestlingDDT September 25, 2021 November 19, 2022
    Promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1ZERO1 March 29, 2015 June 6, 2020
    Promotion Big Japan Pro WrestlingBJW January 13, 2019 February 20, 2020
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW February 17, 2018 January 20, 2019
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW June 19, 2016 January 28, 2017
    Promotion Big Japan Pro WrestlingBJW November 26, 2014 December 20, 2015
    Promotion Big Japan Pro WrestlingBJW May 6, 2013 December 27, 2013
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW February 15, 2009 June 20, 2009
    Promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1ZERO1 March 2, 2001 February 1, 2009
    Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAH December 2, 2006 April 28, 2007
    Promotion HustleHUSTLE February 11, 2005 July 11, 2006
    Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAH August 26, 2001 December 9, 2001
    Promotion BattlARTSBATTLARTS April 13, 2001 August 12, 2001
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight May 17, 1997 February 18, 2001
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW July 21, 1992 May 16, 1997
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Tweener June 21, 2009 Present
    Heel February 15, 2009 June 20, 2009
    Tweener July 21, 1992 February 1, 2009
  • Images History
    Mar 2015
    Mar 2015
    Jun 2009
    Jun 2009
    Feb 2009
    Feb 2009
    Feb 2005
    Feb 2005
    May 1997
    May 1997

  • Finishers
    • Takaiwa Driver - Vertical Suplex Piledriver, sometimes from the top rope ( July 21, 1992 - Present)
    • Takaiwa Driller - Over the shoulder Reverse Piledriver ( July 21, 1992 - Present)
    • Death Valley Driver ( July 21, 1992 - Present)
    • Super Dragon Lariat - Lariat ( July 21, 1992 - Present)
    • Mochizuki Bomb ( July 21, 1992 - Present)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song “Hangin' Tough” by N. J. P. Unit - Single ( January 1, 2001 - Present)
    • Theme Song “One Way Up” - Single ( January 1, 1997 - December 31, 2000)
    • Theme Song “Goro vs. Art” by George Clinton feat. Buckethead - Single ( January 1, 1995 - December 31, 1996)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • New Japan Pro Wrestling

  • New Japan Pro Wrestling

      2 IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (with Tatsuhito Takaiwa)

    Pro Wrestling Noah

    • 2 GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship

    Pro Wrestling Zero1

    • 1 World Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 AWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 AWA/Zero1-Max/UPW/WORLD-1 International Junior Heavyweight Championship
    • 3 NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Championship (1 with Tomohiro Ishii, 2 with Shinjiro Otani)
    • 1 NWA/UPW/Zero-One International Junior Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 WWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship (Disputed Branch)

    Apache Pro-Wrestling Army/Pro-Wrestling A-Team

    • 1 WEW Junior Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 WEW Tag Team Championship (with Tetsuhiro Kuroda)

    Chō Sentō Puroresu FMW

    • 1 FMW World Street Fight 8-Man Tag Team Championship (with Black Tiger VII, Great Tiger & Tiger Mask III Tigre)

    EXIT Pro Wrestling Underground

    • 1 WUW World Underground Championship

    Ganbare☆Pro-Wrestling

    • 1 Spirit of Ganbare World Openweight Championship

    GJP Wrestling

    • 1 GJP Heavyweight Championship

    Mobius

    • 1 El Mejor De Mascara Championship

    Pro Wrestling FREEDOMS

    • 1 UWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship

    Tenryu Project

    • 1 Tenryu Project International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (with Masao Orihara)

    Wrestle Association “R”

    • 1 WAR International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (with Shinjiro Otani)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Winner (2000)
    • Zero1 World-1 Junior Heavyweight Championship
    • Zero1 Tenkaichi Junior Winner (2004, 2008)
    • DDT Ganbare☆Kakutougi Open Tournament Winner (2014)
    • DDT Top of the Dramatic Cruiser Winner (2013)
    • Ganbare☆Climax Winner (2021)
    • WON Most Improved (1997)
    • WON Tag Team of the Year (1998 - with Shinjiro Otani)
    • 42° in PWI Years Top 100 Teams (2003 - with Tatsuhito Takaiwa)
    • 52° in PWI Years Top 500 (2003)

Relations

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