Pat Tanaka

Professional Wrestler
Born Aug 5, 1963

Patrick "Pat" Tanakain Houston, Texas) is a semi-retired American professional wrestler best known for his work in the American Wrestling Association as one half of Badd Company and the World Wrestling Federation as one half of The Orient Express. He is the son of Duke Keomuka.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Pat Tanaka.


1961 Birth Born on August 5, 1961.


1984 - 1985 2 More Events
1986 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1986, Tanaka moved to Memphis, Tennessee where he worked for Jerry Lawler and Jerry Jarrett’s Continental Wrestling Association. … Read More
1987 25 Years Old 1 More Event
The third reign with the tag-team titles came on May 9, 1987 when the team beat Mark Starr in a handicap match, but lost them back to Starr and his new tag team partner Billy Joe Travis. … Read More
1988 26 Years Old The team's first feud was against the Midnight Rockers, whom they defeated for the AWA World Tag Team Championship on March 19, 1988. … Read More
1989 27 Years Old Diamond and Tanaka’s reign ended on March 25, 1989 as they lost to the Olympians (Brad Rheingans and Ken Patera). Shortly after losing their titles they split from Page, and had a short feud against each other before wrestling in singles competition until early 1990.
1990 28 Years Old Tanaka signed with the World Wrestling Federation in 1990, where he formed another tag team called The Orient Express with Akio Sato, managed by Mr. Fuji. … Read More
1991 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Sato briefly rejoined the team in 1991 to team with Tanaka and Kato for a series of 6-man tag-team matches on WWF house shows, but Sato left the WWF after only a handful of matches together.


While doing work for other organizations, Tanaka would make several appearances for the WWF in late 1993 with his martial arts gimmick, losing to the likes of the 1-2-3 Kid, Marty Jannetty, and Razor Ramon. He then made a single appearance in November 1994, losing to Doink the Clown. After Paul Diamond also left the WWF the two reunited as Badd Company to work for Eastern Championship Wrestling (the forerunner to Extreme Championship Wrestling) in 1993. The team made their debut at NWA Bloodfest on October 1, 1993 where they beat Bad Breed (Ian and Axl Rotten). … Read More
1994 32 Years Old 1 More Event
At The Night the Line was Crossed on February 5, 1994 Tanaka and his one night only partner The Sheik defeated Sullivan and Tasmaniac, unfortunately the team had been stripped of the titles the night before. … Read More
1996 - 1999 2 More Events
2001 39 Years Old In 2001, Tanaka returned to New Japan as GOKU-DO. … Read More


2005 43 Years Old In May 2005, Tanaka lost to Atsushi Miyamoto on an episode of Dory Funk's!Bang! … Read More
2006 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In mid-March 2006, Tanaka opened Fighting Spirit Dojo in Minster, Ohio with shoot-fighter Jody Poff. … Read More
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