Tatsumi Fujinami

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Title History

  • WWF Junior Heavyweight title defeating Jose Estrada (January 23, 1978);
  • WWF Junior Heavyweight title defeating Ryuma Go (October 4, 1979);
  • NWA International Junior Heavyweight title defeating Steve Keirn (February 1, 1980);
  • NWA International Junior Heavyweight title defeating Mike Graham (April 4, 1980);
  • WWF International Heavyweight title defeating Gino Brito (August 30, 1982);
  • UWA (Mexico) World Heavyweight title defeating Canek (May 1, 1983);
  • WWF International Heavyweight title defeating Riki Choshu (August 4, 1983);
  • WWF International Tag Team titles w/Kengo Kimura defeating Adrian Adonis and Dick Murdoch for vacant titles (May 24, 1985);
  • IWGP (New Japan) Tag Team titles w/Kengo Kimura defeating Seiji Sakaguchi and Antonio Inoki [Tournament] (December 12, 1985);
  • IWGP (New Japan) Tag Team titles w/Kengo Kimura defeating Osamu Kido and Akira Maeda (September 23, 1986);
  • IWGP (New Japan) Tag Team titles w/Kengo Kimura defeating Kazuo Yamazaki and Yoshiaki Fujiwara (January 18, 1988);
  • IWGP Heavyweight title defeating Big Van Vader for vacant title (May 8, 1988);
  • IWGP Heavyweight title defeating Riki Choshu for vacant title (June 24, 1988);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating The Grappler (October 15, 1988);
  • WCWA (World Class) World Heavyweight title defeating Kerry Von Erich (December 9, 1988);
  • IWGP Heavyweight title defeating Riki Choshu (December 26, 1990);
  • IWGP Heavyweight title defeating Big Van Vader (March 4, 1991);
  • NWA World Heavyweight title defeating Ric Flair (March 21, 1991);
  • CWA (Catch Wrestling Association) Intercontinental Heavyweight title defeating Bob Orton Jr. for vacant title (July 11, 1992);
  • IWGP Heavyweight title defeating Shinya Hashimoto (April 4, 1994);
  • IWGP Heavyweight title defeating Kensuke Sasaki (April 4, 1998);

Career Highlights

  • Fujinami started NJPW’s Jr Heavyweight division by winning the WWF Jr. Heavyweight Title.
  • Fujinami won the IWGP Jr Heavyweight title many times and had great matches against Antonio Inoki, Riki Chosyu and others.
  • Fujinami eventually moved up to the heavyweight division.
  • Fujinami trained Gran Hamada and Ultimo Dragon.
  • Fujinami is the true master of the Dragon Sleeper and his a great Puroresu Legend .
  • May 14, 2005 – NJPW: Mitsuharu Misawa and Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Jushin Liger and Masahiro Chono.
  • October 8, 2005 – New Japan PPV: Tatsumi Fujinami and Osamu Nishimura defeated Riki Choshu and Tomohiro Ishii.
  • December 3 2005 – NJPW: Hiroshi Tanahashi and Yutaka Yoshie beat Tatsumi Fujinami and Osamu Nishimura.
  • December 10, 2005 – NJPW: Shinsuke Nakamura and Takashi Iizuka beat Tatsumi Fujinami and Yutaka Yoshie.
  • December 11, 2005 – NJPW: Fujinami/Hiroshi Tanahashi/Yutaka Yoshie beat Masahiro Chono/Hiroyoshi Tenzan/Tatsutoshi Goto.
  • Tatsumi Fujinami will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2015 in April 2015.