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Masato Tanaka

Title History

  • FMW (Frontier Martial Arts) World Street Fight Six Man Tag Team titles w/Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Kouji Nakagawa defeating Headhunters & Super Leather (June 28, 1996);
  • FMW (Frontier Martial Arts) World Street Fight Six Man Tag Team titles w/Kouji Nakagawa & Hayabusa defeating Mr. Gannosuke, The Gladiator & Hisakatsu Ooya (August 31, 1997);
  • FMW (Frontier Martial Arts) World Brass Knuckles Heavyweight title defeating The Gladiator (September 28, 1997);
  • FMW (Frontier Martial Arts) Independent World Heavyweight title defeating The Gladiator (September 28, 1997);
  • FMW (Frontier Martial Arts) World Street Fight Six Man Tag Team titles w/Hisakatsu Ooya & Hayabusa defeating Hido, Atsushi Ohnita & Tetsuhiro Kuroda (December 20, 1997);
  • FMW (Frontier Martial Arts) World Brass Knuckles Tag Team titles w/Hayabusa defeating Hido & Kodo Fuyuki (April 17, 1998);
  • ECW World Tag Team titles w/Balls Mahoney defeating Dudley Boys (November 1, 1998);
  • FMW (Frontier Martial Arts) World Brass Knuckles Tag Team titles w/Tetsuhiro Kuroda defeating Kodo Fuyuki & Hayabusa [Tournament] (May 3, 1999);
  • FMW (Frontier Martial Arts) Independent World Heavyweight title defeating Mr. Gannosuke (August 20, 1999);
  • WEW (World Entertainment Wrestling) Six Man Tag Team titles w/Hisakatsu Ooya & Tetsuhiro Kuroda defeating Gedo, Kodo Fuyuki & Koji Nakagawa (September 23, 1999);
  • WEW (World Entertainment Wrestling) Singles title defeating Kodo Fuyuki (November 23, 1999);
  • ECW World Heavyweight title defeating Mike Awesome (December 17, 1999);
  • ECW World Tag Team titles w/Tommy Dreamer defeating Lance Storm & Justin Credible (February 26, 2000);
  • WEW (World Entertainment Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/Gedo defeating Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Kodo Fuyuki (January 7, 2001);
  • WEW (World Entertainment Wrestling) Six Man Tag Team titles w/Jado & Gedo defeating Goemon, Onryo & Kodo Fuyuki (February 11, 2001);
  • NWA Intercontinental Tag Team titles w/Shinjiro Ohtani defeating Tom Howard & Samoa Joe (January 6, 2002);
  • PWF (Pennsylvania) Universal Tag Team titles w/Shinjiro Ohtani defeating C.W Anderson & Steve Corino (November 10, 2002);
  • NWA Intercontinental Tag Team titles w/Shinjiro Ohtani defeating C.W Anderson & Steve Corino (August 31, 2003);
  • NWA (Zero One) United National Heavyweight title defeating Steve Corino to become 1st champion (January 31, 2004);
  • Pro Wrestling World 1 Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lynn (February 7, 2004);
  • NWA Intercontinental Tag Team titles w/Wataru Sakata defeating Takao Ohmori & Shinjiro Ohtani (October 3, 2004);
  • HUSTLE Hardcore Hero title won a Battle Royal (March 18, 2005);
  • AWA World Heavyweight title defeating Takao Ohmori (October 26, 2007);
  • NJPW IWGP I.C. Title defeating MVP (October 10, 2011);
  • NJPW NEVER Openweight Champion defeating Karl Anderson in a tournament (November 19, 2012);

Career Highlights

Extreme Championship Wrestling:

  • July 10,1998–ECW: Masato Tanaka defeated Tracy Smothers..
  • July 18, 1998–ECW: Masato Tanaka & Jerry Lynn defeated Mike Awesome & Justin Credible..
  • July 24, 1998–ECW: Masato Tanaka & Jerry Lynn defeated Mike Awesome & Justin Credible..
  • August 2, 1998–Heat Wave: Masato Tanaka defeated Mike Awesome..
  • August 7, 1998–ECW: Jerry Lynn & Masato Tanaka defeated Mike Awesome & Justin Credible..
  • August 8, 1998–ECW: Masato Tanaka defeated Mike Awesome..
  • August 28, 1998–ECW: Masato Tanaka defeated John Kronus..
  • August 29, 1998–ECW: Masato Tanaka defeated Bam Bam Bigelow..
  • November 1, 1998–November to Remember: Masato Tanaka & Balls Mahoney defeated The Dudley Boyz to win ECW Tag Team titles..
  • September 19, 1999–Anarchy Rulz: Mike Awesome defeated Taz and Masato Tanaka in a 3-WAY to win the ECW Heavyweight title..
  • November 7, 1999–November to Remember: Mike Awesome defeated Masato Tanaka to retain the ECW Heavyweight title..
  • December 16, 1999: FMW star Masato Tanaka became the first Japanese star to win the ECW World title, defeating Mike Awesome.
  • ~~~Awesome raised Tanaka’s hand and put the belt around him, only to attack him and put him through a ringside table as he was leaving.
  • March 12, 2000–Living Dangerously: Storm/Credible beat Raven/Awesome and Dreamer/Tanaka in a 3-WAY to win the ECW Tag Team title!
  • April 22, 2000–Cyberslam: Masato Tanaka defeated Too Cold Scorpio..
  • May 14, 2000–Hardcore Heaven: Masato Tanaka defeated Balls Mahoney..
  • Japan & Pro Wrestling World-1:
  • May 11, 2003–Premiere Wrestling Federation: C.W. Anderson defeated Masato Tanaka to retain the Television title..
  • January 4, 2004 – Z1 Hustle-1: The Predator & Kevin Randleman defeated Shinjiro Otani & Masato Tanaka..
  • February 6, 2004 – PWWorld-1: Masato Tanaka defeated Steve Corino in the main event..
  • February 7, 2004 – PWWorld-1: Masato Tanaka defeated Jerry Lynn to become the 1st Pro Wrestling World 1 Heavyweight Champion!
  • February 8, 2004 – PWWorld-1: Masato Tanaka & Yoshito Sasaki defeated Simon Diamond & C.W. Anderson..
  • March 7, 2004 – Z1 Hustle-2: Masato Tanaka & Kintaro Kanemura & Tetsuhiro Kuroda defeated Gladiator & Sabu & Justin Credible..
  • April 8, 2004 – PWWorld-1: Homicide & Masato Tanaka defeated CM Punk & C.W. Anderson..
  • April 9, 2004 – PWWorld-1: Steve Corino & CW Anderson defeated Masato Tanaka & Guillotine Legrande to win the W1 Tag titles!
  • April 10, 2004 – PWWorld-1: Masato Tanaka defeated CM Punk (wearing ROH t-shirt) to retain the W1 World title..
  • May 8, 2004 – Z1 Hustle-3: Sabu/Kintaro Kanemura/Gladiator beat Masato Tanaka/Tetsuhiro Kuroda/Tomoaki Honma (Death Match)..
  • July 25, 2004 – Z1 Hustle-4: Masato Tanaka won a “Hardcore” Battle Royal..
  • Sept 20, 2004 – Z1 Hustle-5: Psycho the Death & Monster Z & Super Crazy beat Kintaro Kanemura & M.Tanaka & Wataru Sakata..
  • June 12, 2005 – ECW One Night Stand: Mike Awesome defeated Masato Tanaka in the clear-cut match of the night!
  • Zero-One MAX:
  • November 16, 2005–Zero-ONE MAX: Masato Tanaka defeated Fuyuki Takahashi..
  • November 17, 2005–Zero-ONE MAX: Kohei Sato/Ryouji Sai/Rikiya Fudo defeated Masato Tanaka/Kamikaze/Takehiro Murahama..
  • November 18, 2005–Zero-ONE MAX: Takao Omori/Minoru Fujita/Ikuto Hidaka beat Shinjiro Otani/Masato Tanaka/Sonjay Dutt..
  • November 23, 2005–Zero-ONE MAX: Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita defeated Shinjiro Otani & Masato Tanaka..
  • November 26, 2005–Zero-ONE MAX: Shinjiro Otani/Tanaka/Tatsuhito Takaiwa beat Kohei Sato/Rikiya Fudo/Yoshihito Sasaki..
  • November 27, 2005–Zero-ONE MAX: Shinjiro Otani & Masato Tanaka defeated Kohei Sato & Kamikaze..
  • December 2, 2005–Zero-ONE MAX: Minoru Fujita & Ikuto Hidaka defeated Masato Tanaka & GENTARO..
  • December 3, 2005–Zero-ONE MAX: Masato Tanaka & Tatsuhito Takaiwa defeated Kohei Sato & Yoshihito Sasaki..
  • December 4, 2005–Zero-ONE MAX: Shinjiro Otani & Masato Tanaka defeated Takao Omori & Kamikaze..
  • December 25, 2005–Hustle: Masato Tanaka & Kintaro Kanemura defeated Ryoji Sai & Wataru Sakata..
  • January 6, 2006–1PW – No Turning Back 1: Masato Tanaka vs Steve Corino ended in a No Contest in Doncaster, England..
  • January 7, 2006–1PW – No Turning Back 2: Samoa Joe defeated Masato Tanaka by Count Out in Doncaster, England..
  • ~~~Right after that match, Masato Tanaka defeated “King of Oldschool” Steve Corino in an ECW Rules match..
  • January 22, 2006–ZERO-ONE MAX: Colt Cabana and Gamma defeated Masato Tanaka and Yoshito Sasaki..
  • March 5, 2006–HUSTLE: Team 3-D (Brothers Ray and Devon) defeated Kintaro Kanemura and Masato Tanaka in Japan..
  • June 11, 2006 – ECW One Night Stand: Balls Mahoney defeated Masato Tanaka with a brutally stiff chairshot to the head!
  • May 2007: Masato Tanaka spent time in the United States scouting American talent for Zero-One MAX in Japan..
  • August 11, 2007–Australian Wrestling Federation: Masato Tanaka defeated Steve Corino in the main event..
  • August 12, 2007–AWF: AWF Australasian Champion TNT vs. Masato Tanaka ended in a no contest..
  • June 22, 2011–NJPW: Prince Devitt, Ryusuke Taguchi and Hirooki Goto defeated Masato Tanaka, Dick Togo and Yujiro Takahashi.
  • June 23, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Gedo, Jado, Dick Togo and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Mascara Dorada, Tiger Mask IV and Wataru Inoue.
  • July 3, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Strongman and Tomoaki Honma.
  • July 8, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Yujiro Takahashi and Hector Garza defeated Hiromu Takahashi, Kyosuke Mikami and Jushin Thunder Liger.
  • July 10, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Tomohiro Ishii and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Yutaka Yoshie, Strongman and Tomoaki Honma.
  • July 13, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Yujiro Takahashi, Shinsuke Nakamura and Tomohiro Ishii defeated Ryusuke Taguchi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Prince Devitt  and Wataru Inoue.
  • July 14, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Yujiro Takahashi and Hector Garza defeated Jushin Thunder Liger, King Fale and Strongman.
  • July 15, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Wataru Inoue and King Fale.
  • July 16, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Shinsuke Nakamura and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Tomoaki Honma, Strongman and KUSHIDA.
  • July 18, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Yujiro Takahashi, Gedo and Jado defeated Killer Rabbit, Killer Rabit 2, Strongman and Tomoaki Honma.
  • July 19, 2011–NJPW: Giant Bernard, Karl Anderson, Tiger Mask IV and Tomoaki Honma defeated Masato Tanaka, Gedo, Jado and Yujiro Takahashi.
  • July 20, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Takachi Iizuki, Yujiro Takahashi and Hideo Saito defeated King Fale, Yuji Nagata, Wataru Inoue and Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
  • July 22, 2011–NJPW: Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Prince Devitt, Ryusuke Taguchi and Wataru Inoue defeated Masato Tanaka, Gedo, Jado and Yujiro Takahashi.
  • September 7, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka and Tomohiro Ishii defeated MVP and Tama Tonga.
  • September 8, 2011–NJPW: MVP, Tiger Mask IV and Tetsuya Naito defeated Masato Tanaka, Gedo and Yujiro Takahashi.
  • September 9, 2011–NJPW: MVP, Tetsuya Naito and KUSHIDA defeated Masato Tanaka, Yujiro Takahashi and Shinsuke Nakamura.
  • September 10, 2011–NJPW: Hirooki Goto, MVP and Tama Tonga defeated Masato Tanaka, Shinsuke Nakamura and Tomohiro Ishii.
  • September 11, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Shinsuke Nakamura and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Hirooki Goto, MVP & Tetsuya Naito.
  • September 15, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Tomohiro Ishii and Yujiro Takahashi defeated MVP, Tama Tonga and Tetsuya Naito.
  • September 16, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Shinsuke Nakamura and Yujiro Takahashi defeated MVP, Tetsuya Naito and Hirooki Goto.
  • September 18, 2011–NJPW: MVP, Tetsuya Naito and KUSHIDA defeated Masato Tanaka, Gedo and Yujiro Takahashi.
  • September 19, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Davey Richards and Rocky Romero defeated Ryusuke Taguchi, MVP and Tiger Mask IV.
  • October 10, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka defeated MVP to win the IWGP I.C. Title.
  • October 22, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Takahashi defeated King Fale and Yujiro Nagata.
  • October 23, 2011–NJPW: Lance Archer and Minoru Suzuki defeated Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Tanahashi.
  • October 24, 2011–NJPW: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto, Tiger Mask IV and KUSHIDA defeated Masato Tanaka, Yujiro Tanahashi, Gedo and Jado.
  • October 26, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Strongman and Tama Tonga.
  • October 30, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Giant Bernard and Karl Anderson.
  • November 3, 2011–NJPW: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto, Tiger Mask IV and KUSHIDA defeated Masato Tanaka, Yujiro Takahashi, Gedo and Jado.
  • November 4, 2011–NJPW: Tetsuya Naito and Tomoaki Honma defeated Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Takahashi.
  • November 6, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Yujiro Takahashi, Gedo and Jado defeated Tetsuya Naito, Tiger Mask IV, Tomoaki Honma and KUSHIDA.
  • November 12, 2011–NJPW: IWGP I.C. Champion Masato Tanaka defeated Hirooki Goto to retain the title.
  • November 13, 2011–NJPW: Hirooki Goto, Hiroshi Tanahashi, MVP and Tetsuya Naito defeated Masato Tanaka, Shinsuke Nakamura, Yujiro Tanahashi and Toru Yano.
  • November 18, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Hirooki Goto, MVP, Tama Tonga and Tetsuya Naito.
  • November 19, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Rocky Romero, Shinsuke Nakamura and Yujiro Tanahashi defeated MVP, Prince Devitt, Tetsuya Naito and Tomoaki Honma.
  • November 26, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Rocky Romero, Davey Richards and Shinsuke Nakamura defeated MVP, Prince Devitt, Tetsuya Naito and Ryusuke Taguchi.
  • November 27, 2011–NJPW: MVP, KUSHIDA, Prince Devitt, Ryusuke Taguchi and Tiger Mask IV defeated Masato Tanaka, Davey Richards, Rocky Romero, Jado and Gedo.
  • November 28, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Shinsuke Nakamura, Toru Yano and Yujiro Takahashi defeated MVP, Toma Tonga, Tetsuya Naito and Tomoaki Honma.
  • November 29, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Shinsuke Nakamura, Toru Yano and Yujiro Takahashi defeated MVP, Satoshi Kojima, Tetsuya Naito and Tomoaki Honma.
  • December 4, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka defeated MVP to retain the IWGP I.C. Title.
  • December 11, 2011–NJPW: Tomoaki Honma and Yuji Nagata defeated Masato Tanaka and Tomohiro Ishii.
  • December 23, 2011–NJPW: Masato Tanaka defeated Tomoaki Honma to retain the IWGP I.C. Title.
  • January 4, 2012–NJPW: MVP and Shelton Benjamin defeated Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Takahashi.
  • January 29, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, YOSHI-HASHI and Tomohiro Ishii defeated King Fale, Toma Tonga and Tomoaki Honma.
  • January 30, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura and Yujirio Tanahashi defeated Hirooki Goto, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tetsuya Naito and Tomoaki Honma.
  • February 5, 2012–NJPW: Hirooki Goto, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tetsuya Naito and Tomoaki Honma defeated Masato Tanaka, Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura and Yujirio Tanahashi.
  • February 12, 2012–NJPW: Hirooki Goto defeated Masato Tanaka to win the IWGP I.C. Title.
  • February 19, 2012–Smash: Masato Tanaka, Ikuto Hidaka, Shinjiro Otani defeated Hajime Ohara, Jessica Love and Starbuck.
  • March 4, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Shinsuke Nakamura and Yujiro Tanahashi defeated Hirooki Goto, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Karl Anderson.
  • March 10, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Kazuchika Okada, Yujiro Tanahashi and Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Hirooki Goto, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tetsuya Naito and Tomoaki Honma.
  • March 11, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Kazuchika Okada, YOSHI-HASHI and Yujiro Tanahashi defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Karl Anderson, Tetsuya Naito and Tomoaki Honma.
  • March 17, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Kazuchika Okada and Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tama Tonga and Karl Anderson.
  • March 18, 2012–NJPW: Karl Anderson, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tetsuya Naito and Hirooki Goto defeated Masato Tanaka, Kazuchika Okada, YOSHI-HASHI and Shinsuke Nakamura.
  • April 5, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Kazuchika Okada and Yujiro Tanahashi defeated Tama Tonga, MVP and Captain New Japan.
  • April 8, 2012–NJPW: Ryusuke Taguchi, Tetsuya Naito, La Sombra and MVP defeated Masato Tanaka, Shinsuke Nakamura, YOSHI-HASHI and Yujiro Takahashi.
  • April 21, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Yujiro Tanahashi, Shinsuke Nakamura and Kazuchika Okada defeated Karl Anderson, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tetsuya Naito and Hirooki Goto.
  • May 3, 2012–NJPW: Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tetsuya Naito defeated Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Takahashi.
  • May 4, 2012–NJPW: Hirooki Goto, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tetsuya Naito defeated Masato Tanaka, Kazuchika Okada and Yujiro Takahashi.
  • May 5, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Hirooki Goto, Karl Anderson, Tetsuya Naito and Hiroshi Tanahashi.
  • May 6, 2012–NJPW: Hirooki Goto, Karl Anderson, Tetsuya Naito and Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Masato Tanaka, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada and YOSHI-HASHI.
  • May 20, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, YOSHI-HASHI and Kazuchika Okada defeated Captain New Japan, Hirooki Goto and Tetsuya Naito.
  • June 16, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka and Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Hirooki Goto and Tetsuya Naito.
  • July 7, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Yujiro Takahashi and Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Tetsuy Naito, Hirooki Goto and Hiroshi Tanahashi.
  • July 8, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka and Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Hirooki Goto and Hiroshi Tanahashi.
  • July 10, 2012–NJPW: Tetsuya Naito, Tama Tonga, Hirooki Goto and Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Masato Tanaka, YOSHI-HASHI, Yojiro Takahashi and Shinsuke Nakamura.
  • July 11, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Karl Anderson, Tama Tonga and Hirooki Goto.
  • July 13, 2012–NJPW: Karl Anderson, Tama Tonga, Tetsuya Naito and Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Masato Tanaka, Kazuchika Okada, Yujiro Takahashi and Tomohiro Ishii.
  • July 14, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Hirooki Goto, Tama Tonga, Tetsuya Naito and Hiroshi Tanahashi.
  • July 15, 2012–NJPW: Karl Anderson, Tama Tonga, Tetsuya Naito and Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Masato Tanaka, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii and Yujiro Takahashi.
  • July 16, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Kazuchika Okada and Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Tama Tonga, Hirooki Goto and Hiroshi Tanahashi.
  • July 18, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Tetsuya Naito and Hiroshi Tanahashi.
  • July 19, 2012–NJPW: Akebono, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Hirooki Goto defeated Masato Tanaka, Tomohiro Ishii and Shinsuke Nakamura.
  • July 22, 2012–NJPW: IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Masato Tanaka to retain the title.
  • August 9, 2012–NOAH: Masato Tanaka, Ikuto Hidaka and Daichi Hashimoto defeated Atsushi Aoki, Kotaro Suzuki and Jun Akiyama.
  • October 8, 2012–NOAH: Masato Tanaka defeated Mohamme Yone.
  • November 15, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka defeated KUSHIDA in the 1st round of the NEVER Openweight Title Tournament.
  • November 19, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka defeated Taishi Takizawa to advance in the tournament.
  • November 19, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka defeated Tomohiro Ishii to advance in the tournament final.
  • November 19, 2012–NJPW: NEVER Openweight Champion Masato Tanaka defeated Karl Anderson to retain the title to win the title in the tournament.
  • November 20, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Takahashi defeated MVP and Shelton Benjamin.
  • November 21, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Toru Yano and Takeshi Iizuka.
  • November 23, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Strongman and Manabu Nakanishi.
  • November 24, 2012–NJPW: Diamante Azul and Rush defeated Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Takahashi.
  • November 27, 2012–NJPW: Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima defeated Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Takahashi.
  • November 28, 2012–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Yujiro Takahashi and Jado defeated Hiromu Takahashi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima.
  • December 1, 2012–NJPW: Davey-Boy Smith Jr. and Lance Archer defeated Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Takahashi.
  • December 2, 2012–NJPW: Strongman, Shelton Benjamin, MVP and Manabu Nakanishi defeated Masato Tanaka, Toru Yano, Takeshi Iizuka and Yujiro Takahashi.
  • January 7, 2013–NJPW: NEVER Openweight Champion Masato Tanaka defeated Shelton Benjamin to retain the title.
  • February 3, 2013–NJPW: NEVER Openweight Champion Masato Tanaka defeated Tomohiro Ishii to retain the title.
  • April 6, 2013–NJPW: Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma.
  • April 20, 2013–NJPW: Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma.
  • May 2, 2013–NJPW: NEVER Openweight Champion Masato Tanaka defeated Tomoaki Honma to retain the title.
  • July 4, 2013–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Shinsuke Nakamura and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Tomoaki Honma, La Sombra and Tetsuya Naito.
  • July 13, 2013–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Shinsuke Nakamura and Kazuchika Okada defeated Tomoaki Honma, La Sombra and Tetsuya Naito.
  • July 14, 2013–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Shinsuke Nakamura, Takashi Iizuka and Toru Yano defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, La Sombra and Tetsuya Naito.
  • July 17, 2013–ZERO1: Masato Tanaka defeated KAZMA SAKAMOTO.
  • July 20, 2013–NJPW: NEVER Openweight Champion Masato Tanaka defeated Tetsuya Naito to retain the title.
  • July 21, 2013–ZERO1: Masato Tanaka, Shinjiro Otani and Yoshizaku Yokoyama defeated James Raideen, Maybach Beta and Tama Williams.
  • July 26, 2013–ZERO1: Masato Tanaka, Atsushi Onita and Shiba Mask defeated Mineo Fujita, Takuya Sugawara and Black Shiba Mask.
  • July 27, 2013–ZERO1: Demon Ueda and Ryouji Sai defeated Masato Tanaka and Yoshizaku Yokoyama.
  • July 28, 2013–ZERO1: Masato Tanaka defeated Kohei Sato.
  • July 29, 2013–ZERO1: Shinjiro Otani and Yusaku Obata defeated Masato Tanaka and Demon Ueda.
  • July 30, 2013–ZERO1: Daisuke Sekimoto defeated Masato Tanaka.
  • July 31, 2013–ZERO1: Masato Tanaka, Shinjiro Otani and Atsushi Onita defeated Mineo Fujita, Takuya Sugawara and Yutaka Yoshie.
  • August 3, 2013–ZERO1: Masato Tanaka defeated Maybach Beta.
  • August 4, 2013–ZERO1: Masato Tanaka defeated Yusaku Obata. James Raideen defeated Masato Tanaka to win the vacant ZERO1 heavyweight title.
  • August 30, 2013–NJPW: Ryouji Sai and KENSO defeated Masato Tanaka and Kohei Sato.
  • September 5, 2013–NJPW: Masato Tanaka, Kazuchika Okada, Gedo, and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI, Tomoaki Honman and Satoshi Kojima.
  • September 14, 2013–NJPW: Satoshi Kojima and Tetsuya Naito defeated Masato Tanaka and Kazuchika Okada.
  • September 16, 2013–ZERO1: Daisuke Sekimoto, Demon Ueda, Yoshikazu Yokoyama and Yusaku Obata defeated Masato Tanaka, Shinjiro Otani, KAMIKAZE and Ryouji Sai.
  • September 28, 2013–ZERO1: Masato Tanaka and Shinjiro Otani vs. Ikuto Hidaka and Fujita Hayato ended in a no contest.
  • September 29, 2013–NJPW: Tetsuya Naito defeated Masato Tanaka to win the NEVER Openweight title.
  • October 13, 2013–NJPW: Masata Tanaka and Shinjiro Otani defeated Daisuke Sekimoto and KAZMA SAKAMOTO.
  • October 14, 2013–ZERO1: Masato Tanaka and Atsushi Onita defeated NOSAWA Rongai and Yoshihiro Takayama.
  • October 25, 2013–NJPW: Kota Ibushi and Tetsuya Naito defeated Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Takahashi.
  • November 6, 2013–NJPW: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tetsuya Naito, Kota Ibushi and Togi Makabe defeated Masato Tanaka, Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano and Yujiro Takahashi.
  • November 9, 2013–NJPW: NEVER Openweight champion Tetsuya Naito defeated Masato Tanaka to retain the title and to become #1 contender for the IWGP heavyweight title.