NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING

PROFILE

SANADA

UNIT

Los Ingobernables de Japón 

HEIGHT

182cm 

WEIGHT

100kg 

YEAR OF BIRTH

28 Jan 1988 

SANADA
HEIGHT
182cm 
WEIGHT
100kg 
YEAR OF BIRTH
28 Jan 1988 
PLACE OF BIRTH
Nishi-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata, Japan 
BLOOD TYPE
DEBUT
13 Mar 2007 
FINISH HOLD

Skull End, Rounding body press, TKO

 
TWITTER
@seiyasanada 

BIOGRAPHY

Debuting in All Japan Pro Wrestling in 2007, SANADA is a powerful asset to Los Ingobernables de Japon. He moved to WRESTLE-1 in 2013, and later became the first Japanese TNA X Division champion. After a period working the independent circuit, he made his NJPW debut in April 2016. 

With a heavy influence on his in-ring style from mentor Keiji Muto, SANADA will very often head up for a picture perfect Muto style moonsault to finish opponents if they don’t submit or pass out from his Skull End dragon sleeper. In only his second match as a full time member of the NJPW roster, SANADA defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, instantly making himself known as a top contender. 

His all round ability transferred well to team efforts as well. With EVIL, he won two back to back World Tag Leagues, and followed both wins up with IWGP Tag Team Championship reigns. Adding BUSHI to the fold as a trio, he’s a forfmer three time NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Champion.

SANADA makes no bones about wanting to be a singles champion soon, however, and seems to be getting closer to his goal. At the New Japan Cup 2019, SANADA reached the finals in a phenomenal run, before finally getting his first win over Kazuchika Okada during G1 Climax 29.

SANADA remained one big win away from the top of the card, but 2020 started in difficult form. A loss to Zack Sabre Junior over the British Heavyweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 14 was compounded on February 9 in Osaka, where he lost to Jay White in a special singles match. SANADA now seeks another way to craft a narrative around himself in 2020.

Debuting in All Japan Pro Wrestling in 2007, SANADA is a powerful asset to Los Ingobernables de Japon. He moved to WRESTLE-1 in 2013, and later became the first Japanese TNA X Division champion. After a period working the independent circuit, he made his NJPW debut in April 2016. 

With a heavy influence on his in-ring style from mentor Keiji Muto, SANADA will very often head up for a picture perfect Muto style moonsault to finish opponents if they don’t submit or pass out from his Skull End dragon sleeper. In only his second match as a full time member of the NJPW roster, SANADA defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, instantly making himself known as a top contender. 

His all round ability transferred well to team efforts as well. With EVIL, he won two back to back World Tag Leagues, and followed both wins up with IWGP Tag Team Championship reigns. Adding BUSHI to the fold as a trio, he’s a forfmer three time NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Champion.

SANADA makes no bones about wanting to be a singles champion soon, however, and seems to be getting closer to his goal. At the New Japan Cup 2019, SANADA reached the finals in a phenomenal run, before finally getting his first win over Kazuchika Okada during G1 Climax 29.

SANADA remained one big win away from the top of the card, but 2020 started in difficult form. A loss to Zack Sabre Junior over the British Heavyweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 14 was compounded on February 9 in Osaka, where he lost to Jay White in a special singles match. SANADA now seeks another way to craft a narrative around himself in 2020.

FINISH HOLD

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    Skull End

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