Gen’ichiro Tenryu

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Title History

 

  • NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles w/Mr. Fuji defeating George Wells & Dewey Robertson (February 7, 1981);
  • NWA (All Japan) Untied National Heavyweight title defeating Ricky Steamboat [Tournament] (February 23, 1984);
  • NWA (All Japan) International Tag Team titles w/Jumbo Tsuruta defeating Crusher Blackwell & Bruiser Brody for vacant titles (September 3, 1984);
  • NWA (All Japan) United National Heavyweight title defeating Ted DiBiase [Tournament] (April 26, 1986);
  • NWA (All Japan) International Tag Team titles w/Jumbo Tsuruta defeating Yoshiaki Yatsu & Riki Choshu (February 5, 1987);
  • PWF (Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Ashura Hara defeating Austin Idol & Stan Hanson (September 3, 1987);
  • PWF (Japan) Heavyweight title defeating Stan Hanson (March 9, 1988);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Ashura Hara defeating Yoshiaki Yatsu & Jumbo Tsuruta (August 29, 1988);
  • NWA World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Road Warriors replaced Dusty Rhodes (December 7, 1988);
  • AJPW (All Japan) Unified Triple Crown Heavyweight title defeating Jumbo Tsuruta (June 5, 1989);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Stan Hanson defeating Yoshiaki Yatsu & Jumbo Tsuruta (July 11, 1989);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Stan Hanson defeating Yoshiaki Yatsu & Jumbo Tsuruta (October 20, 1989);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Stan Hanson won Real World Tag Tournament (December 6, 1989);
  • WAR (Japan) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Kouki Kitahara & Animal Hamaguchi defeating Tatsutoshi Goto, Shiro Koshinaka & Michiyoshi Ohara (April 30, 1995);
  • WAR (Japan) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Nobutaka Araya & Ultimo Dragon defeating Bam Bam Bigelow, Hiromichi Fuyuki & Youji Anjoh (October 28, 1996);
  • WAR (Japan) J-1 Heavyweight title defeating Nobutaka Araya [Tournament] (January 14, 1998);
  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/Shiro Koshinaka defeating Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Masahiro Chono (July 15, 1998);
  • IWGP Heavyweight title defeating Kenji Mutoh (December 10, 1999);
  • AJPW (All Japan) Unified Triple Crown Heavyweight title defeating Toshiaki Kawada [Tournament] (October 28, 2000);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Yoji Anjoh defeating Johnny Smith & Taiyo Kea (July 14, 2001);
  • AJPW (All Japan) Unified Triple Crown Heavyweight title defeating Toshiaki Kawada for vacant title (April 13, 2002);
  • World Magma the Greatest Tag Team titles w/Riki Choshu defeating Jinsei Shinzaki & Shiro Koshinaka [Tournament] (August 21, 2003);
  • AJPW All Asia Tag Team titles w/Masanobu Fuchi defeating Shiryu & Great Kosuke (May 22, 2004);
  • HUSTLE Super Tag Team titles w/Tadao Yasuda defeating Kintaro Kanemura & Masato Tanaka to become 1st champions (November 3, 2005);
  • HUSTLE Super World Tag Team titles w/Tadao Yasuda defeating Kanemura & Masato Tanaka (May 3, 2008);

 

Career Highlights

In the Beginning:

  • Genichiro Tenryu was originally a successful sumo-wrestling..

 

All Japan Pro Wrestling:

  • October, 1976: Genichiro Tenryu (age 26) joined Giant Baba’s All Japan Pro-Wrestling..
  • Genichiro Tenryu was sent to Amarillo, Texas, to be trained by Dory Funk Jr...
  • Genichiro Tenryu debuted in NWA: Amarillo against Ted DiBiase in a 15 minute draw..
  • Genichiro Tenryu returned to Japan and established himself as one of All Japan’s top names..
  • September 28, 1985 – AWA SuperClash: Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba & Genichiro Tenryu defeated Harley Race & Bill and Scott Irwin..SWS:
  • 1990: Genichiro Tenryu left All Japan and took several wrestlers from there and New Japan to form SWS..
  • ~~~SWS did not catch on, and closed down in June of 1992, dispite great financial backing..
  • WWF Wrestlemania 7: Tenryu & Kitao defeated Demolition..Pro Wrestling WAR:
  • 1992: Genichiro Tenryu formed a new promotion called Wrestle Association “R” – aka WAR..
  • ~~~April 14, 1992: Genichiro Tenryu had the first WAR card at the Korakuen Hall..
  • ~~~Genichiro Tenryu & WAR continued to work closely with New Japan, performing in main events..
  • Genichiro Tenryu became one of the only Japanese men to ever defeat both Antonio Inoki & Giant Baba..
  • May 5, 1994 – FMW: Genichiro Tenryu defeated Atsushi Onita in an a No Rope Explosive Barbed Wire Cage Death Match..
  • December 10, 1999: Genichiro Tenryu defeated Keiji Muto to win the IWGP Heavyweight title..
  • ~~~Becomes the first Japanese wrestler to have held the IWGP Heavyweight & Triple Crown titles..All Japan Pro Wrestling:
  • Mid-2000: Genichiro Tenryu returned to All Japan Pro-Wrestling when the company lost many of its stars..
  • October 28, 2000: Genichiro Tenryu defeated Toshiaki Kawadato win the vacant Triple Crown..
  • July 3 2005–Dragon Gate “WORLD”: Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima defeated Genichiro Tenryu & Magnum TOKYO..
  • August 4, 2005–Wrestle-One (debut): Genichiro Tenryu defeated Kazunari Murakami by Disqualification..
  • November 5, 2005–NOAH: Mitsuharu Misawa defeated Genichiro Tenryu..
  • November 22, 2005–NOAH: Jun Akiyama & Genichiro Tenryu defeated Akira Taue & Takuma Sano..
  • November 26, 2005–NOAH: Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda & Kentaro Shiga beat Jun Akiyama & Genichiro Tenryu & SUWA..
  • November 27, 2005–NOAH: Genichiro Tenryu defeated Go Shiosaki..
  • December 4, 2005–NOAH: Genichiro Tenryu & Shiro Koshinaka defeated Kenta Kobashi & Junji Izumida..
  • March 5, 2006–HUSTLE: Wataru Sakata & Ryoji Sai defeated Gen’ichiro Tenryu & Tadao Yasuda..
  • March 1, 2008–AJPW: Dory Funk Jr. (Retirement Match) & Osamu Nishimura defeated Gen’ichiro Tenryu & Masa Fuchi