Pro Wrestler Profile - Tiger Mask

This profile is used for when the Tiger Mask character is portrayed by a wrestler that was also appearing as himself at the same time, or when he is portrayed by an unknown wrestler or a wrestler who hasn't got his personal profile.

Tiger Mask has been portrayed by: Satoru Sayama (Tiger Mask); Mitsuharu Misawa (Tiger Mask II); Koji Kanemoto (Tiger Mask III); Yoshihiro Yamazaki (Tiger Mask IV); Ikuhisa Minowa (Tiger Mask V); Kota Ibushi (Tiger Mask W).

He is currently played by Yoshihiro Yamazaki

Profile Info

Gender Male
Real Name (various)
Ring Names
  • Tiger Mask (IV) ( July 15, 1995 - Present)
  • Tiger Mask W ( October 10, 2016 - March 6, 2017)
  • Tiger Mask (V) ( July 18, 2010 - October 11, 2010)
  • Tiger Mask (III) ( March 1, 1992 - July 21, 1994)
  • Tiger Mask (II) ( August 26, 1984 - May 14, 1990)
  • Tiger Mask ( April 23, 1981 - August 12, 1983)
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight
  • 187 lbs (85 kg)
Birth Place unknown
Billed From
  • unknown
Notes Character originated from manga of the same name by Ikki Kajiwara and Naoki Tsuji

Career History

Roles
  • Wrestler ( April 23, 1981 - Present)
Companies / Promotions
Promotionfromto
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling NJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight January 20, 2002 Present
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling NJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight March 1, 1992 July 21, 1994
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling NJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight April 23, 1981 August 12, 1983
Face / Heel Turns
Alignmentfromto
Face April 23, 1981 Present
Images
Jul 1995
Jul 1995
Oct 2016
Oct 2016
Jul 2010
Jul 2010
Mar 1992
Mar 1992
Aug 1984
Aug 1984
Apr 1981
Apr 1981
Finishers
  • Tiger Suplex - Double Underhook Suplex ( April 23, 1981 - Present)
  • Tiger Driver - Double Underhook Powerbomb ( April 23, 1981 - Present)
Theme Songs
  • Theme Song "Omae wa Tora ni Nare" - Single ( April 23, 1981 - Present)

Titles & Accomplishments

Titles Won

TIGER MASK I (Satoru Sayama)

New Japan Pro-Wrestling

  • 3 WWF Junior Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • International Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2021)
  • Tokyo Sports MVP Award (1982)
  • Tokyo Sports Popularity Award (1981)
  • Tokyo Sports Technique Award (1982, 1984)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (Class of 1996)
  • WON Best Flying Wrestler (1982, 1983)
  • WON Most Impressive Wrestler (1982)
  • WON Best Technical Wrestler (1982, 1983)
  • WON Match of the Year (1982 - vs. Dynamite Kid at NJPW Summer Fight Series II Night 19)

 

TIGER MASK II (Mitsuharu Misawa)

All Japan Pro Wrestling

  • 1 All Asia Tag Team Championship (with Kenta Kobashi)
  • 1 NWA International Junior Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 PWF World Tag Team Championship (with Jumbo Tsuruta)

 

TIGER MASK III (Koji Kanemoto)

Pro Wrestling Noah

  • 1 GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (with Tiger Mask IV)

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • International Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2021)
  • Tokyo Sports MVP Award (1982)
  • Tokyo Sports Popularity Award (1981)
  • Tokyo Sports Technique Award (1982, 1984)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (Class of 1996)
  • WON Best Flying Wrestler (1985, 1986)
  • WON Match of the Year (1985 - vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi at AJPW Special Wars in Budokan)
  • WON Best Wrestling Maneuver (1985 - Topé con Giro)
  • WON Most Underrated Wrestler (1988)

 

TIGER MASK IV (Yoshihiro Yamazaki)

New Japan Pro-Wrestling

  • 6 IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
  • 2 IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (1 with Jushin Thunder Liger, 1 with Robbie Eagles)

National Wrestling Alliance

  • 2 NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship

Pro Wrestling Noah

  • 2 GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (1 with Tiger Mask III, 1 with Jushin Thunder Liger)

Michinoku Pro Wrestling

  • 2 British Commonwealth Jr. Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 Apex of Triangle Six–Man Tag Team Championship (with The Great Sasuke & Gran Hamada)

Universal Wrestling Association

  • 1 UWA World Middleweight Championship

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Winner (2004, 2005)
  • NJPW Jr. Heavyweight MVP Award (2005)
  • PW Noah NTV G+ Cup Junior Heavyweight Tag League Winner (2013 – Jushin Thunder Liger)
  • MPW Fukumen World League Winner (2000, 2007)
  • MPW Fukumen World Tag League Winner (2000 - with Gran Hamada)

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Tag Teams & Stables

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