August 5, 1961 |
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Pat Tanaka
|Billed height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Billed from||Honolulu, Hawaii
Tokyo, Japan (as part of the Orient Express)
Sapporo, Japan (as Tanaka-San)
Mexico City, Mexico (as El Gato)
|Trained by||Duke Keomuka|
While in AWA, he won the AWA World Tag Team Championship as a member of Badd Company on March 19, 1988 when they defeated the Midnight Rockers. The team held the championships for a year and the lost them to the Olympians (Brad Rheingans and Ken Patera) on March 25, 1989.
In mid-March 2006, he opened Fighting Spirit Dojo in Minster, Ohio along with shoot-fighter Jody Poff. He teaches judo to more than 50 students while Poff teaches a group of mixed-martial-artists.
Championships[change | change source]
- Continental Wrestling Association
- AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (two times) (with Paul Diamond and Jeff Jarrett (one))
- CWA/AWA International Tag Team Championship (five times) (with Paul Diamond (four) and Jeff Jarrett (one))
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- He was ranked #355 of the 500 best singles wrestlers during the "PWI Years" in 2003.
- He was ranked #99 of the 100 best tag teams of the "PWI Years" with Paul Diamond in 2003.
- Universal Wrestling Association
- UWA/UWF Intercontinental Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Bulldog K.T.)
References[change | change source]
- Royal Duncan & Gary Will (4th Edition 2006). Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. Check date values in:
- "Daily Standard Pictures". The Daily Standard. Retrieved 2013-12-4. Check date values in:
- "Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Top 500 Wrestlers of the PWI Years". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved 2013-12-1. Check date values in: