Pat Tanaka

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Title History

 

  • CWA (Memphis) International Tag Team titles w/Jeff Jarrett defeating Tarzan Goto & Akio Sato (August 25, 1986);
  • CWA (Memphis) International Tag Team titles w/Paul Diamond defeating Tarzan Goto & Akio Sato (December 13, 1986);
  • CWA (Memphis) International Tag Team titles w/Paul Diamond defeating Luke Williams & Butch Miller (January ??, 1987);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Jeff Jarrett defeating Tommy Lane & Mike Davis (February 3, 1987);
  • CWA (Memphis) International Tag Team titles w/Paul Diamond defeating Mark Starr & Steve Keirn (May 9, 1987);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Paul Diamond defeating Billy Travis & Jeff Jarrett (August 2, 1987);
  • AWA World Tag Team titles w/Paul Diamond defeating Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels (March 19, 1988);
  • UWA (Japan) Intercontinental Tag Team titles w/Bulldog K.T defeating Coolie Z & Kendo [Tournament] (August 16, 1992);
  • (Tampa) ICWA Light Heavyweight title;
  • (Florida) WAW Heavyweight title
  • (Japan) Universal UWF Intercontinental Tag Team titles;
  • (Florida) Funking Conservatory Tag Team titles;

 

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

American Wrestling Association:

  • Mid-1980s: Pat Tanaka & Paul Diamond formed a team in the AWA and won the Tag Team titles with Dallas Pageas their manager..World Wrestling Federation:
  • Late 1980s: Pat Tanaka formed a team with Sato known as The Orient Express managed by Mr. Fuji in the World Wrestling Federation..
  • ~~~Sato, who was actually Akio Sato, was eventually replaced by a partner named Kato (who was Paul Diamond under a mask!)..
  • April 1, 1990–WWF Wrestlemania VI: The Orient Express defeated The Rockers by Countout..
  • June 4, 1990–WWF: The Orient Express defeated The Rockers (Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty)..
  • June 30, 1990–WWF: The Rockers (Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty) defeated The Orient Express by DQ..
  • August 20, 1990–WWF: The Orient Express defeated Shane Douglas & Marty Jannetty..
  • August 27, 1990–WWF Summer Slam: Nikolai Volkoff & Jim Duggan defeated The Orient Express..
  • September 29, 1990–WWF: The Bushwhakers & Jim Duggan defeated The Orient Express & Mr. Fuji..
  • September 30, 1990–WWF: The Orient Express defeated The Bushwhakers (Luke & Butch)..
  • November 9, 1990–WWF: The Orient Express defeated The Bushwhakers (Luke & Butch)..
  • December 16, 1990–WWF: Legion of Doom defeated The Orient Express & Mr. Fuji in a Handicap Match..
  • Eastern/Extreme Championship Wrestling:
  • October 1,1993–NWA Bloodfest: Part 1: Badd Company (Paul Diamond & Pat Tanaka) defeated Ian & Axl Rotten..
  • ~~~~ON THE SAME CARD: Tony Stetson & Johnny Hot Body defeated Badd Company (Paul Diamond & Pat Tanaka)….
  • October 2, 1993–NWA Bloodfest: Part 2: Badd Company (Paul Diamond & Pat Tanaka) defeated Public Enemy..
  • ~~~Public Enemy defeated Ian & Axl Rotten and Bad Company (Diamond & Tanaka) in a “Triangle Steel Cage” match..
  • October 12, 1993 – ECW TV: Badd Company (Tanaka & Diamond) defeated Bad Breed..
  • November 13, 1993–November to Remember: Public Enemy defeated Badd Company in a “South Philly Hood” match
  • December 26, 1993–Holiday Hell: Pat Tanaka defeated Rocco Rock in a “Body Count” match..
  • January 18, 1994 – ECW TV: Terry Funk defeated Pat Tanaka to retain the ECW Heavyweight title..
  • February 5, 1994–The Night the Line was Crossed: The Sheik & Pat Tanaka defeated The Tazmaniac & Kevin Sullivan
  • March 26, 1994–ECW Ultimate Jeopardy: The Bruise Brothers defeated Badd Company (Paul Diamond & Pat Tanaka)
  • World Championship Wrestling:
  • Late 1990s: Pat Tanaka briefly worked as a glorified jobber in World Championship Wrestling..
  • April 17, 1994 – Spring Stampede: Pat Tanaka & Haito defeated Kevin Sullivan & Dave Sullivan in a dark match..
  • September 9, 1996 – Nitro: Super Calo defeated Pat Tanaka..
  • September 23, 1996 – Nitro: Glacier defeated Pat Tanaka..
  • November 2, 1996 – Saturday Night: WCW U.S. Champion The Giant defeated Pat Tanaka..
  • February 24, 1997 – Nitro: World Television Champion Prince Iaukea defeated Pat Tanaka..
  • May 17, 1997 – Saturday Night: Meng defeated Pat Tanaka..
  • August 19, 2000—Extreme Championship Wrestling: Mikey Whipwreak defeated Pat Tanaka
  • Semi Retirement:
  • Pat Tanaka appeared for New Japan Pro Wrestling several times a year, competing as “GOKU-DO”..
  • January 29, 2005 – WrestleReunion: “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels defeated Pat Tanaka..
  • May 26, 2005–Dory Funk’s BANG: Atsushi Miyamoto defeated Pat Tanaka in Florida..
  • January 28, 2006–UCW: Marty Jannetty & Shayne Maddox defeated Pat Tanaka & Mordecai
  • February 10, 2006–UCW: Marty Jannetty & Shayne Maddox defeated Pat Tanaka & Chris Michaels
  • April 2006: Pat Tanaka has resurfaced in Minster, OH and will be teaching judo classes at his new Fighting Spirit Dojo..
  • August 5, 2006–WAR: Brian Beech defeating Pat Tanaka in Lima, Ohio……
  • October 7, 2006–WCWA: Pat Tanaka & White Boy defeated Dr. Tom Prichard & D.L. Diamond..
  • October 14, 2006–EWF: Pat Tanaka & Dylan Right defeated Hypnosis & Fallen Dragon
  • October 29, 2006–BSE: Vain & Pierre Shadows beat Angel de Guerra & Sombra and Pat Tanaka & Kato in a 3-WAY..
  • November 4, 2006–EWF: Pat Tanaka & Dylan Night beat Just Justin & Nate Phoenix and The Southern Boys in a 3-WAY
  • November 12, 2006–Pro Wrestling Xtreme: Freak Show vs Pat Tanaka ended in a No Contest
  • December 1, 2006–Ohio Championship Wrestling: The Heatseekers (CM Sigmon/Shane Andrews) beat Robbie Race & Pat Tanaka
  • January 6, 2007–Extreme Wrestling Federation: Just Justin defeated Pat Tanaka in Marion, Indiana…
  • February 10, 2007–Insane Wrestling Federation: The Soul Shooters defeated Pat Tanaka & Dylan Knight
  • February 10, 2007–CIW: Demolition Ax & The Mauler defeated Pat Tanaka & Azure in Adrian, Michigan ..
  • April 15, 2007–Pro Wrestling Xtreme: Pat Tanaka w/Jennifer Blake defeated Indy Rage w/The Wizard of Id ..
  • April 22, 2007–Pro Wrestling Xtreme: Jen Blake & Pat Tanaka w/Ted DiBiase defeated A-1 & P.D. Skillz
  • April 21, 2007–PWX: Reck defeated Pat Tanaka in a Street Fight (Reck cut some of Pat Tanaka’s hair)..
  • June 2, 2007–EWF: Locked N’ Loaded beat Pat Tanaka & Peter Aiden and Bob & Just Justin in a 3-WAY Tag match
  • June 16, 2007–Extreme Wrestling Federation : Peter Aiden defeated Pat Tanaka by DQ in Marion, Indiana..
  • August 4, 2007–Extreme Wrestling Federation : “Just” Justin defeated Pat Tanaka to retain the New Era Title
  • August 25, 2007–Extreme Wrestling Federation : Big Ric Cannon defeated Pat Tanaka with to retain the EWF Heavyweight title
  • September 8, 2007–GAW: Pat Tanaka defeated Mr Old Skool in Lima, Ohio…
  • September 29, 2007–Extreme Wrestling Federation: Wrestling legend Pat Tanaka participated in a Steel Cage match..
  • ~~~Just Justin & Bob & Nate Phoenix & Wildman Rogers beat Pat Tanaka & Ric Cannon & General Lee & Mr. Main Event..
  • November 17, 2007–CIW: Nitro & The Warrior beat Pat Tanaka & Shomari & Dave DuPonte in a Handicap match
  • November 18, 2007–XICW: Truth Martini & Jaimy Coxx defeated Pat Tanaka & Kato in Warren, Michigan..
  • April 20, 2008–XICW: Eddie Venom defeated Pat Tanaka in Warren, Michigan..
  • January 30, 2011–Wrecking Ball Wrestling: Pat Tanaka defeated Rudy Boy Gonzalez in Athens, Texas..