Who is Hiroshi Tanahashi?
Hiroshi Tanahashi (November 13, 1976) is a Japanese professional wrestler who works primarily for New Japan Pro Wrestling, as well as appearing with Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre in Mexico, where he was one half of the CMLL World Tag Team Champions with Jushin Liger. He has also previously appeared with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
When did Shinsuke Tanahashi become a singles wrestler?
On February 16, 2003, Tanahashi returned as a singles wrestler to a sold out crowd in Tokyo in a match against Manabu Nakanishi. His career began to rapidly climb from this point. In the later half of 2003 Tanahashi captured the IWGP U-30 Openweight Championship and the IWGP Tag Team Championship, the latter on two separate occasions.
What titles has Tanahashi won in NJPW?
Through NJPW’s working agreements with Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), Pro Wrestling Noah and Revolution Pro Wrestling, Tanahashi has also held the CMLL World Tag Team Championship, the CMLL World Trios Championship, the CMLL Universal Championship, GHC Tag Team Championship, and the RevPro British Heavyweight Championship.
What happened to Tanahashi and Tajiri in the IWGP Tag Team Championship?
After a strong start in the tournament, Tanahashi and Tajiri were defeated by the IWGP Tag Team Champions Bad Intentions (Giant Bernard and Karl Anderson) on November 6, the last day of group stages, and slipped to third place in their block, narrowly missing the semifinals of the tournament.