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Tetsuya Naito


Also known as Naito

Current gimmick: Tetsuya Naito
Promotion: New Japan Pro Wrestling
Age: 34 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
Tetsuya Naito
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Latest comments of the CAGEMATCH inmates
Europeanfan90 wrote on 26.06.2016:
[10.0] "Words can't describe how talented this guy is. His new gimmick has brought him to another level, because let's face it, he was always extremely talented, he just needed the right persona to be complete. Now that he has found that character he is as over as it gets and he is likely successfully main-eventing wk 11. Hopefully with many more wk main-events to come. He is officially one of the elite of njpw and he represents it's new era."
TheRainmaker87 wrote on 25.06.2016:
[9.0] "Tetsuya Naito is one of my favorites today. I love the Los Ingobernables stable and Naito is, without a doubt, the future of New Japan Professional Rasslin'!"
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"
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."

Current Total Rating
Valid Votes: 136
Number of comments: 45
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Average Rating: 9.00
Average in 2016: 9.18
Average in 2015: 9.16
Average in 2014: 9.23
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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