Famous Japanese Wrestlers

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 1 Asuka

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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: September 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Japanese

 2 Kazuchika Okada

Kazuchika Okada
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: November 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Japanese
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 3 Io Shirai

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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: May 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Japanese

 4 Kota Ibushi

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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: May 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Japanese

Japanese martial artist and wrestler Kota Ibushi stunned his fans when he rejected an offer from All Elite Wrestling, choosing to remain with New Japan Pro-Wrestling instead, as he did not wish to move to the U.S. for good. The IWGP World Heavyweight Champion had initially ditched karate for wrestling.

 5 Hiroshi Tanahashi

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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: November 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Japanese

Hiroshi Tanahashi is a Japanese professional wrestler, widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. He is the current NEVER Openweight Champion at  New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). He is one of the most decorated wrestlers in New Japan's history with eight reigns as IWGP Heavyweight Champion and three reigns as IWGP Tag Team Champion. 

 6 Tetsuya Naito

Tetsuya Naito
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: June 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Japanese

 7 Yoshihiro Tajiri

Yoshihiro Tajiri
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: September 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Japanese

Japanese wrestler Yoshihiro Tajiri has been known by many pseudonyms, such as Aquarius and Tigre Blanco. Trained in lucha libre and Japanese wrestling, Tajiri has also amused audiences with his backstage comedy during his association with organizations such as WWE and ECW. He later popularized his signature goatee.

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 8 Kenta Kobayashi

Kenta Kobayashi
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Famous As: Professional wrestler, Kickboxer
Birthdate: March 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Japanese

 9 Minoru Suzuki

Minoru Suzuki
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: June 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Japanese

 10 Mitsuharu Misawa

Mitsuharu Misawa
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: June 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Japanese
Died: June 13, 2009

 11 Taka Michinoku

Taka Michinoku
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: October 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Japanese

 12 Yujiro Takahashi

Yujiro Takahashi
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: January 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Japanese

 13 Masahiko Kimura

Masahiko Kimura
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: September 10, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Japanese
Died: April 18, 1993

 14 Tomohiro Ishii

Tomohiro Ishii
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: December 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Japanese

 15 Shoichi Funaki

Shoichi Funaki
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: August 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Japanese

 16 Giant Baba

Giant Baba
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Famous As: Baseball player, Professional wrestler
Birthdate: January 23, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Japanese
Died: January 31, 1999

 17 Shinsuke Nakamura

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Famous As: Japanese Pro Wrestler & MMA
Birthdate: February 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Japanese

Shinsuke Nakamura is a Japanese wrestler best known for appearing in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) where he has won several championships, such as the Intercontinental Championship, United States Championship, and SmackDown Tag Team Championship. In 2016, Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine named him the Most Popular Wrestler of the Year. He is also known for his association with New Japan Pro-Wrestling

 18 Hirooki Goto

Hirooki Goto
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: June 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Japanese

 19 Taiji Ishimori

Taiji Ishimori
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: February 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Japanese

 20 Tatsumi Fujinami

Tatsumi Fujinami
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: December 28, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Japanese

 21 Yuji Nagata

Yuji Nagata
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: April 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Japanese

 22 Aja Kong

Aja Kong
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: September 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Japanese

 23 Gedo

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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: February 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Japanese

 24 Chiyonofuji

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Famous As: Sumo Wrestler
Birthdate: June 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Japanese
Died: July 31, 2016

 25 Evil

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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: January 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Japanese

 26 Bull Nakano

Bull Nakano
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Famous As: Professional Golfer
Birthdate: January 8, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Japanese

 27 Hiroyoshi Tenzan

Hiroyoshi Tenzan
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: March 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Japanese

 28 Toru Yano

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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: May 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Japanese

 29 Killer Khan

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Famous As: Rikishi, Singer, Professional wrestler
Birthdate: March 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Japanese

 30 Shingo Takagi

Shingo Takagi
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: November 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Japanese

 31 The Great Sasuke

The Great Sasuke
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Famous As: Professional wrestler, Politician, Actor
Birthdate: July 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Japanese

 32 Manabu Nakanishi

Manabu Nakanishi
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: June 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Japanese

 33 Tomoaki Honma

Tomoaki Honma
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: November 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Japanese

 34 Shobushi Kanji

Shobushi Kanji
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Famous As: Sumo wrestler
Birthdate: November 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Japanese
Died: May 13, 2020

 35 Yoshi-Hashi

Yoshi-Hashi
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: May 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Japanese

 36 Jado

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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: September 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Japanese

 37 Manami Toyota

Manami Toyota
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: March 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Japanese

 38 Taichi

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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: March 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Japanese

 39 Taihō Kōki

Taihō Kōki
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Famous As: Sumo Wrestler
Birthdate: May 29, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Japanese
Died: January 19, 2013

 40 Kōji Kitao

Kōji Kitao
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Famous As: Rikishi, Professional wrestler, Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: August 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Japanese

 41 Lioness Asuka

Lioness Asuka
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: July 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Japanese

 42 Shota Umino

Shota Umino
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: April 17, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Japanese

 43 Chigusa Nagayo

Chigusa Nagayo
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: December 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Japanese

 44 Sanada

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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: January 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Japanese

 45 El Desperado

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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: December 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Japanese

 46 Ren Narita

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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: November 29, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Japanese

 47 Jaguar Yokota

Jaguar Yokota
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: July 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Japanese

 48 Sho Tanaka

Sho Tanaka
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: August 27, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Japanese

 49 Akebono Tarō

Akebono Tarō
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: May 8, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Japanese, American

 50 Yoh

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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: June 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Japanese