El Samurai

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Title History

 

  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight title defeating Jushin Thunder Liger (June 26, 1992);
  • UWA (Mexico) World Middleweight title defeating Ultimo Dragon (May 20, 1993);
  • UWA (Mexico) World Junior Light Heavyweight title defeating Sabu (December 1, 1995);
  • WWF World Light Heavyweight title defeating Great Sasuke (June 22, 1996);
  • WAR International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team titles w/Jushin Liger defeating Yuji Yasuraoka & Lance Storm (July 20, 1996);
  • WWA (Mexico) World Junior Light Heavyweight title defeating Gran Hamada (August 3, 1996);
  • J Crown Championship (Seven Unified Junior Heavyweight titles) (July 6, 1997);
  • ~~~IWGP Junior Heavyweight title defeating Jushin Liger (July 6, 1997);
  • ~~~NWA World Welterweight title defeating Jushin Liger (July 6, 1997);
  • ~~~WWA (Mexico) World Junior Light Heavyweight title defeating Jushin Liger (July 6, 1997);
  • ~~~NWA World Junior Heavyweight title defeating Jushin Liger (July 6, 1997);
  • ~~~UWA (Mexico) World Junior Light Heavyweight title defeating Jushin Liger (July 6, 1997);
  • ~~~WWF World Light Heavyweight title defeating Jushin Liger (July 6, 1997);
  • ~~~British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight title defeating Jushin Liger (July 6, 1997);
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team titles w/Jushin Liger defeating Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto (March 6, 2001);
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team titles w/Ryusuke Taguchi defeating Hirooki Goto & Minoru Tanaka (February 19, 2006);
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team titles w/Koji Kanemoto defeating Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi (May 8, 2010);

 

Career History

 

  • April 1985: Osamu Matsuda was initiated into the New Japan dojo..
  • June 1985: Osamu Matsuda debuted against Yuji Funaki..
  • March, 1991: Osamu Matsuda traveled to Mexico on a “learning excursion” working for the UWA promotion..
  • ~~~This is where Osamu Matsuda became the masked character named El Samurai..
  • Early 1992: El Samurai returned to New Japan Pro-Wrestling..
  • June 1992: El Samurai defeated Jushin Thunder Liger to capture the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight title..
  • June 1997: El Samurai defeated Koji Kanemoto to win his first Best of the Super Jr tournament..
  • July 1997: El Samurai defeated Jushin Thunder Liger to win the J Crown title..
  • El Samurai & Jushin Liger also teamed and fought Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Otani..
  • November 26, 2005–NJPW: Koji Kamemoto & Tiger Mask & Akiya Anzawa beat Jushin Thunder Liger & Minoru Tanaka & El Samurai..
  • November 27, 2005–NJPW: Tiger Mask IV & Hirooki Goto beat Jushin Thunder Liger & El Samurai..
  • November 30, 2005–NJPW: Jushin Thunder Liger & El Samurai defeated Tiger Mask IV & Ryusuke Taguchi..
  • December 4, 2005–NJPW: Osamu Nishimura & Masayuki Naruse defeated Takashi Iizuka & El Samurai..
  • December 6, 2005–NJPW: El Samurai defeated Akiya Anzawa..
  • December 7, 2005–NJPW: Masayuki Naruse & El Samurai defeated Jado & Gedo..
  • December 8, 2005–NJPW: Osamu Nishimura defeated El Samurai..
  • December 9, 2005–NJPW: Jado & Gedo defeated Koji Kanemoto & El Samurai..
  • December 11, 2005–NJPW: El Samurai & Sangre Azteca defeated Jado & Gedo..
  • December 16, 2005–NJPW: El Samurai & Jushin “Thunder” Liger defeated Hirooki Goto & Minoru..
  • December 18, 2005–NJPW: Akiya Anzawa, El Samurai, Koji Kanemoto, & Tiger Mask defeated Gedo, Jado, Jushin “Thunder” Liger, & Minoru..
  • December 25, 2005–NJPW: Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated El Samurai..
  • March 6, 2012–AJPW: Minoru Tanaka defeated El Samurai..

 

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