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Also known as Naofumi Yamamoto, Mr. Yamamoto, Yamamoto, Yoshi Tatsu

Current gimmick: Yoshitatsu
Promotion: New Japan Pro Wrestling
Age: 38 years
Birthplace: Gifu, Japan
Gender: male
Height: 6' 2" (187 cm)
Weight: 224 lbs (102 kg)
Background in sports: Ringen, Boxen, Jiu Jitsu
Alter egos: Naofumi Yamamoto
    a.k.a.  Mr. Yamamoto
    a.k.a.  Yamamoto
Yoshi Tatsu
    a.k.a.  Yoshitatsu
Roles: Singles Wrestler (2002 - today)
Tag Team Wrestler (2002 - today)
WWE Development Wrestler (2007 - 2009)
Beginning of in-ring career: 12.10.2002
In-ring experience: 12 years
Wrestling style: Techniker
Trainer: Yuji Nagata, Tatsutoshi Goto, Tom Prichard, Steve Keirn, Norman Smiley, Billy Kidman, Jamie Noble, Arn Anderson, Ricky Steamboat, Masahiro Chono & Kotetsu Yamamoto
Trademark holds: Backdrop Suplex, Octopus Hold
Naofumi Yamamoto (NJPW, 2002) Naofumi Yamamoto (NJPW, 2005) Naofumi Yamamoto (NJPW, 2006) Naofumi Yamamoto (NJPW, 2007) Yoshi Tatsu (WWE, 2009) Yoshi Tatsu (WWE, 2010) Yoshi Tatsu (WWE, 2011) Yoshi Tatsu (WWE, 2012) Yoshi Tatsu (WWE, 2013) Yoshi Tatsu (NJPW, 2014)
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Latest comments of the CAGEMATCH inmates
Preston Ward Condra wrote on 27.07.2015:
[5.0] "Yoshi Tatsu had excellent start in ECW back in 2009 with being super over with the crowd from the beginning. Unfortunately, a cheery, full of life persona like himself will only take you to be lightly in the long run. From 2010-2014 he was basically reduced to jobber line status fighting in matches on Superstars with little growth or character development coming from him. If only the guy had some more oomph to him, he could of been something special. Alas, he was criminally wasted by the WWE."
Iam betterthan wrote on 26.07.2015:
[10.0] "Yoshi Tatsu Is a Very Underrated Wrestler. He made his debut in New Japan and had a good run there until 2007 when he left New Japan and Joined WWE but after than he had a good run in ECW. But after when ECW was Removed. He became Jobber coming time to time in Raw and Smackdown and losing the matches and became largely a enhanced wrestler in Superstars before he was released from WWE and never got a chance to show what he can do. Not his mistakes i think wwe don't know how to use Japanese wrestlers. But after than he came back to New Japan and had a strong showing in his match vs Aj Styles at Power Struggle 2014. But he was injured from that match and out from months now. Hope when he come back He get a chance to prove himself."
JMTheBadOne wrote on 24.06.2015:
[5.0] "Despite a rather legnthly career, Naofumi Yamamoto (better known as Yoshi Tatsu to WWE fans and currently Yoshitatsu to New Japan fans) never ascended beyond the role of mid-carder despite runs with both New Japan and the WWE. In New Japan, he was booked under his real name and performed as you would expect for someone breaking into the businesses - A guy who isn't a pure jobber, but certainly obtained more wins than losses. After leaving New Japan, Yoshitatsu went to the WWE and was booked under the name Yoshi Tatsu. While initially given a strong run, Yoshi Tatsu was eventually pushed back to the opening matches on the card. Yoshitatsu went back to New Japan following the WWE under his current moniker, but was injured in a match against AJ Styles and has been out with injury ever since. Who knows what he'll accomplish if he makes a comeback."
Alec Whalen wrote on 06.01.2015:
[10.0] "One of, if not the biggest waste of talent WWE has ever (ehhhhhhvvvveeerrrrr) wasted, He improved in every match and his English was getting better. His match vs AJ Styles at NJPW power Struggle was a showcase of his talent."
Feli wrote on 10.11.2014:
[9.0] "Yoshi Tatsu has amazing in-ring skills and has a great character. He didn't have the best mic skills, but that's understandable due to lack of English. I'm disappointed in WWE for wasting his talent, but now he's off to do better things in NJPW and the independent circuit. I'm looking forward to what he is going to accomplish. His match with AJ Styles at Power Struggle 2014 proved that WWE wasted a potential star in their company. He looked amazing."
GabrielMaster wrote on 06.07.2014:
[7.0] "Yoshi did not have many opportunities to see him fighting because WWE confine his talent, despite having a visibly weak Mic Skill, I think he could make the talent in the ring because it is an agile wrestler."

Current Total Rating
Valid Votes: 123
Number of comments: 71
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Average Rating: 6.21
Average in 2015: 6.50
Average in 2014: 5.87
Average in 2013: 5.86
Average in 2012: 6.00
Average in 2011: 5.63
Average in 2010: 6.20
Average in 2009: 6.60
Average in 2008: 5.33
Average in 2007: 5.00

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