Yoshi Tatsu


Yoshi Tatsu was born in Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan on August 1st, 1977 and is the Wrestler. At the age of 46, Yoshi Tatsu biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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August 1, 1977
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Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
46 years old
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Boxer, Professional Wrestler
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Yoshi Tatsu Life

Naofumi Yamamoto (山本 尚史, Yamamoto Naofumi, born August 1, 1977) is a Japanese professional wrestler and former boxer and mixed martial artist currently signed to All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW).

Yamamoto started his professional wrestling career under his real name in October 2002 with New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), where he remained until 2007, when he signed with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). In 2009, Yamamoto left WWE's developmental territory to join the promotion's main roster under the ring name Yoshi Tatsu (ヨシ・タツ, Yoshi Tatsu). After his June 2014 release from WWE, Yamamoto returned to NJPW the following October, performing under the tweaked ring name Yoshitatsu (ヨシタツ, Yoshitatsu). Following his departure from NJPW in late 2017, Yamamoto became a freelancer, and started working most notably for All Japan Pro Wrestling, who he signed full time for in 2020.

Personal life

Yamamoto is a graduate from Kokushikan University with a degree in political science. Yamamoto is also married and has a child.


Yoshi Tatsu Career

Professional wrestling career

Yamamoto took an audition by New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) in September 2001 and began training professional wrestling at the promotion's dojo the following March. He had a background in boxing and jujutsu. Yamamoto also traveled to Los Angeles to train at the local NJPW dojo during his preparations. In Korakuen Hall, Yamamoto made his in-ring debut on October 12, 2002, defeating Wataru Inoue.

Initially, Yamamoto appeared in low card matches for NJPW, but usually on the losing side to gain ring experience. Yamamoto lost to Ryusuke Taguchi in a chance at a match against Napali In 1996, Yamamoto defeated Ryusuke Taguchi in a contest at NJPW's most prestigious event, the January 4 Dome Show Wrestling World. Yamamoto won the 2004 Young Lion Cup, defeating Hirooki Goto, Akiya Anzawa, and Hiroshi Nagao for a total of six points, but not enough to qualify for the finals. Yamamoto won one match and then defeated Yujiro in the 2005 Young Lion Cup, but only won one match. Yamamoto lost all four matches in 2006 during his first G1 Climax tournament. Yamamoto won the 2006 G1 Tag Championship, teaming up with Manabu Nakanishi to face Giant Bernard and Travis Tomko for their sole victory in the tournament. Yamamoto and Osamu Nishimura defeated Toru Yano and a returning Togi Makabe on January 8, 2006. Yamamoto started playing regularly with Hiroshi Tanahashi, establishing "New Japan Dragons," winning a match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship against Bernard and Tomko, who lost, but in a losing effort. Yamamoto joined Takashi Ilzuka for the 2007 G1 Tag League, defeating three teams (Hirooki Goto and Milano Collection A.T., Togi Makabe and Toru Yano), and Giant Bernard and Travis Tomko); the team finished in last place. Yamamoto lost his last match for NJPW against Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano on November 2, 2007.

Yamamoto was signed by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to a full-time job in late 2007, requiring him to relocate to the United States. He was immediately sent to WWE's developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), to do evaluation and instruction in wrestling's "WWE style" of wrestling. He started fighting as Mr. Yamamoto and then as Yamamoto. He worked with Sheamus O'Shaunessy under the banners The Movers and the Shakers for a short time. Later on, he changed his ring name to Yoshitatsu, before altering the spelling to Yoshi Tatsu. Yoshitatsu is Yamamoto's father's given name.

Yamamoto joined the ECW brand under the ring name Yoshi Tatsu on June 30, 2009. On the night, he was in his first match, defeating Shelton Benjamin, but on the ECW's July 9 episode, he lost a rematch to Benjamin. Tatsu defeated Zack Ryder to become the top contender for the ECW Championship on October 20, but he failed to win the title the following week against Christian. Yoshi Tatsu defeated Jack Swagger to earn a spot in the ECW Homecoming battle royal, the winner of which will face Christian for the ECW title at the Royal Rumble on December 22. Tatsu was not able to win the battle royal on January 12 on ECW's January 12 episode, however, when Kane was eliminated. Tatsu was in his first Royal Rumble match at the Royal Rumble but was disqualified by John Cena. Tatsu formed a tag team with Goldust, and the pair became the top contenders for the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship in the final episode of ECW, but unfortunately, the pair failed to capture the titles.

Tatsu made his debut on the Raw brand on February 22, 2010, when he team up with Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston to defeat The Legacy (Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase, and Cody Rhodes), after Orton turned on his employees. In the early match to open WrestleMania XXVI, Tatsu defeated Zack Ryder in a 26-man match royal, with last eliminating Zack Ryder. Tatsu had a few backstage brawls with The Nexus in July 2010, attempting to convince John Cena to get rid of them, but he didn't.

Tatsu returned from WWE television on November 11's episode of Superstars, defeating Zack Ryder after months off WWE television. After a distraction by John Cena, Tatsu teamed with Mark Henry on the November 29 episode of Raw to defeat WWE Tag Team Champions Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater. In a fatal four-way elimination tag team match featuring The Usos and Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov, the following week on Raw, Tatsu, and Henry had a shot at the crowns. They were the first team to be disqualified. Maryse and DiBiase were supposed to kiss on February 14 but Maryse instead kissed Tatsu. Tatsu came out and gave Maryse flowers, which Maryse beat DiBiase with on February 24 on the episode of Superstars. In a 20-man number one match royal versus a foreigner, Tatsu failed to win a World Heavyweight Championship shot.

As part of the 2011 supplemental draft, Tatsu was introduced to the SmackDown brand on April 26, 2011. He only appeared on SmackDown in 2011; a number one contender fights for the World Heavyweight Championship and a "All I Want for Christmas" battle royal, the winner of which will receive one wish.

Tatsu was a WWE Pro for the fifth season of NXT Redemption, also known as NXT Redemption, and his Rookie was Byron Saxton. Tatsu was assaulted by Saxton on April 26, after Tatsu lost his match against Lucky Cannon. This heightened tension between the two teams until the NXT's May 17 episode, when Tatsu defeated Saxton. Saxton was the second rookie eliminated on the NXT episode on May 31.

When Kidd broke Tatsu's toy figurine of himself and stole one of its legs, Tatsu unleashed a feud with fellow NXT Pro Tyson Kidd, whose rookie was also banned. They traded wins during their feud, and Tatsu regained the leg after winning a Necklace on a Pole match on July 26, episode of NXT. Kidd assaulted Tatsu's right leg after the match, knocking him off NXT for more than a month. Nevertheless, a message from Tatsu indicates that the Kanji word for "pride" appeared on the TitanTron to distract Kidd during his matches over the next few weeks. He debuted black tights emblazoned with Kanji characters and the Japanese flag, his little black blond hair dyed red, and half of his face painted on the September 6 episode of NXT, where he debuted black tights emblazoned with Kanji characters and the Japanese flag. On that episode, he defeated Kidd to put an end to the feud. Tatsu later explained that his new appearance and wrestling style were designed to accurately reflect Japanese culture, Japanese pride, and the aggressive style of Japanese wrestling. His face paint, he said, was a tribute to The Great Muta. By October 2011, Tatsu's face paint had been out of date. Tatsu formed an alliance with Trent Barta before he and Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks feud. Both teams played pranks on each other; Tatsu was locked in a closet, and Reks' hands were superglued to an Xbox controller. On the January 18 episode of NXT, the feud came to an end.

Tatsu defeated Johnny Curtis on February 9, 2012, the newest episode of Superstars. This will be his last televised victory in WWE, as he dropped the majority of his televised matches in 2012 and 2013, also on NXT, which had become WWE's rebranded developmental territory in August 2012. The inaugural champions of NXT, Tatsu, and Percy Watson were named on the NXT Tag Team Championship Tournament on January 23, 2013, but they were defeated by The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) in the first round. Tatsu continued to wrestle on NXT throughout the remainder of 2013 and 2014, but he lost all his matches. Tatsu failed to participate in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle royal at WrestleMania XXX in April 2014, his last WWE pay-per-view appearance. Yamamoto and ten other well-known performers were suspended from his WWE contract on June 12, 2014, along with ten others.

Yamamoto was in his first post-WWE match at BELIEVE 77 on July 29, 2014. Yamamoto captured the SCW Florida Heavyweight Championship at 79 years old, his first professional wrestling title (which he vacated on March 28, 2015 due to a neck injury). Yamamoto made his debut for Chikara on September 20, 2014, losing to Ashley Remington by disqualification after Juan Francisco de Coronado's interference.

On October 13, 2014, Yashitatsu, the protagonist of Pro-Wrestling, Yamamoto, Yamamoto, billed as Yoshitatsu, returned to New Japan, assisting Hiroshi Tanahashi in his defeat of A.J. The IWGP Heavyweight Championship has a variety of styles. Yamamoto did not return to work under his real name because of the name Yoshi Tatsu, but he also could not continue working under his WWE name due to trademark issues, which led to the name's modification. He was given the new gimmick of a "Bullet Club hunter," which culminated in him getting sick of seeing WWE and NXT workers wearing Bullet Club shirts and he was determined to ban the villainous stable from professional wrestling, beginning with A.J. Styles vary. Yoshitatsu competed in his return match against Styles on November 8 in Power Struggle, where he was defeated by Styles, despite outside interference from Jartt. Styles Clash's signature finisher was recognized after a series of appearances. When doing the move, Yoshi Tatsu moved his head down before touching the mat for the first time. He put his body, Styles' weight, and all of the force onto his neck rather than having his face slammed into the mat. Jarrett struck Yoshitatsu with a guitar after the match. On November 14, Yoshitatsu and Hiroshi Tanahashi revealed that they were forming "The World" as a new tag team. The World was supposed to participate in the 2014 World Tag League, but Yoshitatsu was forced to pull out of the tournament due to a neck injury on November 22nd. Yamamoto revealed on November 25, he had two fractured bones in his neck, and he presumably lost to Styles when he botched the Styles Clash. Yamamoto had a halo implanted in his skull, which he wore for the next three months. Yamamoto began training at Team Vision Gym in Orlando, Florida, in May 2015.

Yoshitatsu made his return to Wrestle Kingdom 10 in Tokyo Dome on January 4, 2016. Yoshitatsu will compete in the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship in Invasion Attack 2016, where he, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Michael Elgin defeated Bullet Club's The Elite (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) defeated Bullet Club's The Elite (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) in Invasion Attack 2016, where he, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Michael Elgin defeated Bullet Club's Invasion Attack 2016 (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson and Nick Jackson) will face The Elite (Matt Jackson and The Ever Invasion Tournament Championship (Matt Jackson and The Elite (Matt Jackson and Michael Elgin) defeated Invasion Attack (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) will meet in Invader) in Invat Jackson and The Elite (Matt Jackson) t Jackson and Michael Elgin). Yoshitatsu revealed that he was forming "Hunter Club" to oppose Bullet Club after he announced it. However, neither Elgin nor Tanahashi accepted Yoshitatsu's invitation to join the family, prompting Captain New Japan to step up as the first member of the new faction. Yoshitatsu then unveiled a new gimmick, where he began imitating Triple H and introducing the Pedigree as his finishing move. On April 23, Yoshitatsu, Elgin, and Tanahashi made their first successful title defense against the Bullet Club trio of Bad Luck Fale, Kenny Omega, and Yujiro Takahashi. They lost the match to Omega and The Young Bucks at Wrestling Dontaku 2016. Yoshitatsu, who was dissatisfied with Captain New Japan's poor results, declared a Twitter poll on September 12 that would determine whether he'll stay in Hunter Club. Yoshitatsu revealed the results of the poll on September 25 in Kobe and announced the expulsion of Captain New Japan from the Hunter Club. Captain Yoshitatsu was assaulted by the Captain, who then linked himself with Bullet Club. Yoshitatsu revealed on November 5 that Billy Gunn had been recruited as his new Hunter Club partner for the 2016 World Tag League, after launching a feud with Captain New Japan. On December 8, Yoshitatsu and Gunn completed the tournament with three wins and four losses, failing to progress from their block, but Yoshitatsu was able to pin Bone Soldier in their final round robin match. Yoshitatsu became a member of the Taguchi Japan stable in April 2017.

NJPW sent Yoshitatsu to their Mexican partner group Concejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) for a tour in February 2017. On February 17, he made his initial appearance for the promotion.

Yoshitatsu made his All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) debut on September 12, 2017 in his first round match, defeating Tajiri in his first round match. He was kicked out of the tournament in the second round by Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion Kento Miyahara, six days later. Yoshitatsu defeated Joe Doering in the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship on November 9, but not in the end. He participated in the 2017 Real World Tag League with Miyahara and had a good showing, winning five matches, but fell short of a finals berth. Yoshitatsu and Miyahara won the World Tag Team Championship on February 3, 2018. Shuji Ishikawa and Suwama defeated Shuji and Suwama. They had ruled Yoshiken for only 22 days after losing the belts to the Big Guns on February 25. He began his championship in April and finished fifth in block B, earning three victories and finishing fifth. Yoshiken were defeated on August 18, enthralling Ishikawa and Suwama for a second time.

The Gaora TV Championship was won by Yoshitatsu on May 27, 2019. Tatsu reached full time with All Japan on January 1, 2020, the first show of the year on January 2, 2020. Yoshitatsu lost the Gaora TV Championship to Jun Kasai in a table, ladders, and chairs match on January 3, 2021, after nine successful championship defenses and a record breaking 587 days as champion. Yoshitatsu will participate in a series named "Different Style Fights" by Antonio Inoki, these live matches pit professional wrestlers against martial artists and have a focus on a more realistic style of pro-wrestling. His most notable match came on June 26 where he defeated former Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation champion boxer and mixed martial artist Ysuke Nishijima. He won the AJPW TV Six-Man Tag Team Championship with Carbell Ito and Seigo Tachibana from Tajiri, Yusuke Kodama, and Hokuto Omori on July 22, 2014. After Carbell Ito suffered a fractured wrist on September 28, they were forced to leave the sport, but Yoshitatsu and Tachibana will regain their titles with Takayuki Ueki on October 16.


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