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Tetsuya Naito

UNIT

Los Ingobernables de Japón 

HEIGHT

180cm 

WEIGHT

102kg 

YEAR OF BIRTH

22 Jun 1982 

Tetsuya Naito
HEIGHT
180cm 
WEIGHT
102kg 
YEAR OF BIRTH
22 Jun 1982 
PLACE OF BIRTH
Adachi-ku, Tokyo, Japan 
BLOOD TYPE
AB 
DEBUT
27 May 2006 
FINISH HOLD

Destino, Gloria, Valentia (Northern Lights Bomb), Stardust press, Pluma Blanca

 
THEME SONG
STARDUST 
BLOG
http://ameblo.jp/naito-tetsuya/ 
TWITTER
@s_d_naito 

BIOGRAPHY

A natural in the ring (and always ready to boast about it), Naito is the brazen leader of Los Ingobernables de Japon. He debuted for NJPW in May 2006 and is a former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion (as a part of NO LIMIT, with Yujiro Takahashi). He was also the winner of the 2013 G1 Climax. In May 2015 he sided with the Mexican wrestling stable, Los Ingobernables. Six months later he founded Los Ingobernables de Japon (L・I・J) and began a successful rise within NJPW culminating in winning the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in spring 2016.

While his reign was brief, Naito would continue to put himself in the ‘lead role’ of New Japan. The lead role deserved the lead Championship, and as a result, he showed disdain for most other accomplishments he earned. This included the IWGP Intercontinental Championship, a title which saw incredible abuse under Naito’s watch; the title belt being flung into the ring and beaten over ring posts and steps would become a common sight. While Naito would eventually lose the Intercontinental Championship to Hiroshi Tanahashi at Dominion 2017, he would rally to his second G1 Climax victory that year, and looked to retake the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in the main event of Wrestle Kingdom 12. 

Kazuchika Okada would deny Naito that night. While he would once again win the Intercontinental Championship shortly afterward, Naito had a difficult 2018, suffering another high profile loss to Chris Jericho at Dominion. As he failed to stay consistent through 2019, he began to doubt his ability to continue, but kept his hopes for the future alive, with one goal; to become the first ever IWGP Intercontinental and Heavyweight Champion at Wrestle Kingdom 14.

Over two nights on January 4 & 5 2020, Naito would defeat first Jay White, and then, in an emotional, resounding victory, Kazuchika Okada to make history. However, Naito’s celebration of Double Gold was cut short by KENTA and his assault on Naito continued until February 9 where they had a double title match. After defending both titles against KENTA in Osaka, Naito called out the current IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion, Hiromu Takahashi, to the ring, for what was sure to be a monumental singles bout. Fate intervened, but the two are sure to come together some day.

A natural in the ring (and always ready to boast about it), Naito is the brazen leader of Los Ingobernables de Japon. He debuted for NJPW in May 2006 and is a former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion (as a part of NO LIMIT, with Yujiro Takahashi). He was also the winner of the 2013 G1 Climax. In May 2015 he sided with the Mexican wrestling stable, Los Ingobernables. Six months later he founded Los Ingobernables de Japon (L・I・J) and began a successful rise within NJPW culminating in winning the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in spring 2016.

While his reign was brief, Naito would continue to put himself in the ‘lead role’ of New Japan. The lead role deserved the lead Championship, and as a result, he showed disdain for most other accomplishments he earned. This included the IWGP Intercontinental Championship, a title which saw incredible abuse under Naito’s watch; the title belt being flung into the ring and beaten over ring posts and steps would become a common sight. While Naito would eventually lose the Intercontinental Championship to Hiroshi Tanahashi at Dominion 2017, he would rally to his second G1 Climax victory that year, and looked to retake the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in the main event of Wrestle Kingdom 12. 

Kazuchika Okada would deny Naito that night. While he would once again win the Intercontinental Championship shortly afterward, Naito had a difficult 2018, suffering another high profile loss to Chris Jericho at Dominion. As he failed to stay consistent through 2019, he began to doubt his ability to continue, but kept his hopes for the future alive, with one goal; to become the first ever IWGP Intercontinental and Heavyweight Champion at Wrestle Kingdom 14.

Over two nights on January 4 & 5 2020, Naito would defeat first Jay White, and then, in an emotional, resounding victory, Kazuchika Okada to make history. However, Naito’s celebration of Double Gold was cut short by KENTA and his assault on Naito continued until February 9 where they had a double title match. After defending both titles against KENTA in Osaka, Naito called out the current IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion, Hiromu Takahashi, to the ring, for what was sure to be a monumental singles bout. Fate intervened, but the two are sure to come together some day.

FINISH HOLD

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    Destino

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