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Tetsuya Naito


Also known as Naito

Current gimmick: Tetsuya Naito
Promotion: New Japan Pro Wrestling
Age: 33 years
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Gender: male
Height: 5' 11" (180 cm)
Weight: 224 lbs (102 kg)
Background in sports: Baseball, Fußball
Alter egos: Tetsuya Naito
    a.k.a.  Naito
Roles: Singles Wrestler (2006 - today)
Tag Team Wrestler (2006 - today)
Beginning of in-ring career: 27.05.2006
In-ring experience: 10 years
Wrestling style: Techniker
Trainer: Animal Hamaguchi & NJPW Dojo
Nickname(s): "Stardust Genius", "Red Comet", "Red Meteor"
Trademark holds: Destino, Stardust Press, Pluma Blanca (Koji Clutch), Jumping Elbow Strike
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Latest comments of the CAGEMATCH inmates
Mirajane Strauss Fan wrote on 15.05.2016:
[10.0] "Despite possessing cool moves and decent matches with Hiroshi Tanahashi, an untimely injury derailed Tetsuya Naito's progress in New Japan Pro-Wrestling, as he never quite rallied the fans afterwards. That must have been a shame for the most prominent member of the NJPW fan club - Naito was New Japan and the company recognised that. That all changed with the G1 CLIMAX 25, as Naito abandoned his quasi-Tanahashi shtick and embraced his Los Ingonerables roots. Naito took to his new gimmick like a fish to water - and so did the fans, a large majority of them cheering him as he aimed to win the IWGP World Heavyweight Champion. Since then Naito has only become stronger, beginning a riveting feud with NJPW management that has captivated crowds worldwide. With solid wrestling skills and a molten character, Tetsuya Naito has finally reached the summit, and he will not be disembarking any time in the near future."
arrancar wrote on 05.05.2016:
[8.0] "Naito has finally reached the point where his gimmick AND his wresting are both at a very high level. His heel turn was great in building him into an intriguing character and a legitimate threat to NJPW's top stars, and the fact that he is finally having a series of good matches makes him a much more well-rounded performer. You can't take your eyes off Naito when he is on the screen. His garbage attitude is infuriating yet hilarious. You want to hear what he has to say and see what new antics he will pull off, but you also want to see his arrogant self be put in place by the opponent. He is definitely the top heel in NJPW, and I look forward to him and his LIJ stable having a long reign in the promotion."
JMTheBadOne wrote on 04.05.2016:
[8.0] "Tetsuya Naito is perhaps one of the best examples of how to turn a tired face heel, as his main event run has reinvigorated both a character and a brand that some felt was becoming stale. Naito broke into wrestling through New Japan's Dojo and has called them his home promotion thoughout his career. Naito found early success alongside Yujiro Takahashi, where the duo earned the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships before taking their excursion to the Americas (namely CMLL and TNA. ) Upon their return, the duo earned the IWGP Tag Team Championship before both started to embark on separate careers. Though Naito managed to win 2013's G1 Climax along with the NEVER Openweight Championship, his reception as a main event wrestler was tepid at best. With his career seemingly stuck in limbo as a bland face, Naito took another excursion to CMLL and reinvented himself as part of Los Ingobernables and returned to Japan as a jaded, resentful heel. It was then fans began to rally behind him because he provided New Japan with a badly needed breath of fresh air. Naito ended up becoming the centerpiece of Los Ingobernables de Japon and managed to secure his first reign with the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. With New Japan's international presence continually expanding, Naito may serve as an unlikely ambassador as the organization continues to grow."
Delirious434 wrote on 18.04.2016:
[10.0] "I FUCKING LOVE THIS GUY! His Promos are great, he's the best Heel in New Japan, and in the Ring he's Awesome, totally deserved IWGP Heavyweight Championship, my favourite Pro-Wrestler in the World right now"
Spacemountain wrote on 13.04.2016:
[10.0] "WOW Finally NJPW gives he what he deserves he is going to carry NJPW to crazy new heights he is a natural born leader so entertaining and so innovative great charisma and the best HEEL in the world just the total package he has the potential to be even better than shinsuke nakamura was."
SpaceVacation wrote on 10.04.2016:
[10.0] "My favourite New Japan talent for awhile now. He's finally reached the pinnacle and nobody deserves it more in my eyes. Ingobernables are killing it. Everything about Naito right now screams out "Prime" to me. I thought I loved generic babyface Naito but Ungoverned Naito is the greatest character in wrestling today. He did it. <3 Congratulations Naito!"
AMR wrote on 17.02.2016:
[10.0] "Fantastic in ring skill. His recent gimmick change is wonderful, i feel he has more fans than before. Being heel suits him and I hope he gets many opportunities this year."
simonitro wrote on 04.01.2016:
[4.0] "Being compared as Dolph Ziggler isn't supposed to be a good thing and this is what Naito is to me. The Dolph Ziggler of modern NJPW. He does have moments but I find him very generic and he doesn't appeal much to me, to be frank. In my opinion, in 2015, he was involved in my personal worst worked match and that is his match with Bad Luck Fale in that G1 Tournament first day. That match was atrocious and botches everywhere. So, opinion-wise, he's terrible but has few good moments every so often."
theinFAMOUSassassin wrote on 01.01.2016:
[10.0] "Tetsuya Naito reminds me of Dolph Ziggler when you have someone who has never had a great reign or never held a World Title before. After his split with his tag team partner Yugiro Takahashi he had his own run and success including the injuries that sustained him for months. He has potential to be the next World Champion Update: As of Dolph Ziggler, in terms of being underrated, and now he's being a new Native eel of Los Ingobernables."
HouseWhiteWillRise wrote on 29.12.2015:
[10.0] "he has everything a wrestler in NJPW needs Naito has been a good in ring worker since his debut but then the crowd started to boo him so he became one of the best HEELS in the world he carries himself with such a IDC Attitude it gives off this great aura i think it might be the IDC attitude in the history of the pro wrestling the reason i am giving him a ten is because he was good before 2015 but he lacked Facial expressions and lacked story telling in his matches and then came the 25 anniversary of the G1 Climax and he really showed he had pretty good story telling and amazing facial expressions for his IDC attitude so he fixed everything that he lacked so he really can't get any better i just hope he gets treated right in NJPW Because right now he is really showing so much resembelance to Dolph Ziggler He is one of the best sellers in NJPW he has been treated as a high mid carder that they don't go all the way with They both are definitely in the top 5 workers in NJPW for Naito and WWE for Dolph they both are terrific Heels and when they are Heels they are head and shoulders better than anybody in their promotion in Zigglers case when he was really good and was in his prime as a heel he got the world heavyweight title which was basically the equivalent to the intercontinental title in japan but then he suffered a injury and he had to drop the title then he never got another world title run that he deserved Naito is in the prime of his carrer so they need to #PushNaito NOW!"

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Average Rating: 9.00
Average in 2016: 9.14
Average in 2015: 9.15
Average in 2014: 9.32
Average in 2013: 8.00
Average in 2012: 9.67
Average in 2011: 8.29
Average in 2009: 8.00
Average in 2008: 7.50
Average in 2007: 8.00

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