Birthdate: January 28th, 1988
Weight: 195 lbs.
Debut: March 13th, 2007 with Ryuji Hijikata vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima and T28
Background: Amateur Wrestling and Judo
Promotion History: All Japan (2007 to 2013) and WRESTLE-1 (2013 to present)
Ring Attire: Blue Trunks
Card Position: Mid-Card
Major Tournaments Won: None
Current Title Held: All Japan All Asia Tag Team Championship
All Japan All Asia Tag Team Championship with Manabu Soya:
- Defeated TARU and Big Daddy Voodoo on 8/29/10
- August 5th, 2007 with Kensuke Sasaki and Nakajima vs. Kojima, TARU, and "brother" YASSHI
- February 15th, 2008 with Yano vs. Manabu Soya and Daichi Kakimoto
- March 12th, 2008 with Mutoh vs. Osamu Nishimura and Manabu Soya
- November 25th, 2009 with Nishimura vs. Taiyo Kea and Minoru Suzuki
- A Dropkick by Sanada
Featured Signature Moves:
- German Suplex Hold
- Backdrop Suplex
- Cast-Away German Suplex Hold
- Corner Dropkick
- Flying Body Press
- Springboard Dropkick
Debuting in March, Sanada didn't waste any time making an impact as he was an integral part of the feud that brewed between Kojima and Sasaki. Sasaki felt that Kojima was abusing Sanada unnecessarily, causing Sasaki to come after Kojima for his mistreatment. This gave Sanada a bump up the card, and even though he didn't get any pinfalls he did gain some valuable experience. For the rest of the year Sanada stayed towards the beginning of the card wrestling his fellow dojo mates, slowly honing their craft so they could move up the card in 2008.
Sanada continued getting good experience in 2008, even though he had little success in terms of victories. For much of the year he wrestled in the mid-card in multi-man matches, often teaming with Manabu Soya. To show that he was still lagging a bit behind his fellow young wrestlers, on the November 3rd Sumo Hall event he would fall to Soya by pinfall. In the Real World Tag League he teamed with Soya, but the pair would come in last place (even though they did pick up a big win over Keiji Mutoh and Ryota Hama).
Still mostly in training but usually fighting in the mid-card, Sanada separated from Soya in 2009 as their feud turned from friendly to confrontational. In April, Sanada took part in the Champion Carnival for the first time but he did not pick up any wins. Sanada did wrestle at the Sumo Hall event on August 30th in the opener, defeating Hate. Soon thereafter, Soya turned on his mentor Nishimura and began teaming with Choshu, so Sanada started teaming with Nishimura instead, leading to many tag battles between the two teams. In the Real World Tag League, Sanada teamed with Nishimura and they were doing well (including a win over Taiyo Kea and Minoru Suzuki with Sanada pinning Suzuki), but Sanada got the flu and the pair had to forfeit the rest of their matches.
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