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- Height: 5'9" (175.3 cm)
- Weight: 209lbs (94.8 kg)
- Birthday: September 29, 1970
- Hometown: Yokohama, Japan
- Trained By: Kendo Nagasaki
- Professional Debut: September 19, 1994
- Previous Identities: Aquarius, The Japanese Buzzsaw
- Previous Manager(s): Don Callis , The Sinister Minister, William Regal, Torrie Wilson
- Buzzsaw Kick (stiff kick to the head)
- Bridging German Suplex
- Handspring Back Elbow Smash
- Octopus Stretch
- Springboard Moonsault
- Dragon Suplex
- Spits Green Mist at opponent's eyes in order to blind them; Tajiri has, however, been known to spit Red Mist (which has no differing effects from its green variation) and Black Mist (which is significantly more powerful, provided the storyline on WWE Smackdown! where Nidia was blinded temporarily by it)
Trained in traditional Japanese style and lucha libre, he debuted in the early 1990s in Japan wrestling mainly for the Japanese office of Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). In 1997, he left for the hardcore wrestling promotion Big Japan based in Tokyo.
In late 1998, while in Mexico, he caught the eye of Extreme Championship Wrestling owner Paul Heyman and was invited to the United States to wrestle for ECW. He became extremely popular with the fans, despite being brought in as a heel.
He stayed in ECW until it closed in 2001, and was almost immediately signed by WWE, where he has been ever since.
His fans believe that when given the opportunity, Yoshihiro Tajiri can be one of the best performers in WWE. His fans believe he has great charisma and that he is a fantastic wrestler.
On February 4, 2005 Tajiri and William Regal defeated La Résistance to win the World Tag Team Championship on an episode of RAW broadcast live from Tajiri's home country of Japan. Since then, in addition to holding the titles, Tajiri has been allowed to showcase a more comedic side to his personality, appearing in many funny sketches along with Regal and other WWE stars.
La Résistance repeatedly attempted to regain the gold (mainly on Sunday Night Heat) from Regal and Tajiri in many different matches but just fell short during each one, during their "last shot" for the gold the team thought they had won back the titles only to have the decision reversed by referee Mike Chioda due to La Résistance not pinning the legal man. After this match Regal issued an open challenge to any tag team in the world to come after their belts, Jonathan Coachman showed a large intrest to this anoucment. On the following episode of RAW, Regal & Tajiri successfully defended the belts against the debuting Romeo and Antonio, known collectively as the "Heart Throbs."
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
- 1-time WWE United States Heavyweight Champion
- 3-time WWE Cruiserweight Champion
- 1-time WWF Light Heavyweight Champion
- 1-time WWE Tag Team Champion (with Eddie Guerrero)
- 1-time World Tag Team Champion (with William Regal)
Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW)
- 1-time ECW World Television Champion
- 1-time ECW World Tag-Team Champion (with Mikey Whipwreck)
Big Japan Pro Wrestling
- 1-time BJPW Junior Heavyweight Champion
- 2-time BJPW Tag Team Champion (with Ryuji Yamakawa)
Combat Zone Wrestling
- 1-time CZW World Heavyweight Champion
International Wrestling Alliance: Puerto Rico
- IWA: Puerto Rico Hardcore Champion
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
- 1-time CMLL World Light Heavyweight Champion
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