During the initial attack, he attacks him with his claws and fangs before Peggy and Kenji scurry him away before finding out what EAGLE was working on and where the research was located. [24] On July 22, the team lost the title to Forever Hooligans (Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero). The same year, there was a suggestion of making Guy Mezger fight at Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye replacing Yamazaki under the Mask, but he similarly refused. His main abilities are the strength and wildness of a tiger, using claws and fangs to attack. Tiger Mask (タイガーマスク, Taigāmasuku) is the persona of several Japanese professional wrestlers. He currently works for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). [15] Tiger then entered the 2010 Best of the Super Juniors tournament in an attempt to win his third BOSJ and on May 30 continued his heelish behaviour by refusing to shake hands with La Sombra after losing his opening match to him. He is an assassin hired by Felix Davison to kill his family, allowing him to claim inheritance. [11] On June 20, 2009, at Dominion 6.20, Tiger Mask defeated Black Tiger V in a mask vs. mask match. [18] On August 22 Tiger and Kanemoto defeated Marvin and Ishimori at a Pro Wrestling Noah event to win the promotion's GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. Tiger Mask lead a mission by the Black Cross to kill a scientist working on new EAGLE equipment including a new floating base to rival the Black Cross Castle. [20] On January 23, 2011, Tiger Mask put his mask on the line in a Mask vs. Just over a year into his wrestling career Tiger Mask won the UWA World Middleweight Championship and held it for 3 months before being forced to vacate the title due to an injury. On January 4, 2009, during NJPW's annual Tokyo Dome show Wrestle Kingdom III, he regained the title and became only the third five-time IWGP World Junior Heavyweight champion in the title's history. On April 23, 2003, Tiger Mask was booked to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship from then champion Koji Kanemoto. [26] He lost the title back to Anthony on March 19, 2016.[27]. Yoshihiro Yamazaki (山崎 佳宏, Yamazaki Yoshihiro, born October 20, 1970)[1] is a Japanese professional wrestler, best known for being the fourth man to portray Tiger Mask (タイガーマスク, Taigā Masuku). 83: Orange First Love!! He also can breathe fire called Tiger Fire, is equipped with a broadsword, and jump high into the air. [17], He made his return on August 14, 2010, in a six-man tag team match, where he, Koji Kanemoto and Ryusuke Taguchi wrestled Pro Wrestling Noah representatives Atsushi Aoki, Ricky Marvin and Taiji Ishimori to a fifteen-minute time limit draw. Momorenger releases her fury at him before the Gorengers finish him with Gorenger Hurricane becoming an iron trap that captures him before exploding. Despite it being called "British Commonwealth", the title was mainly promoted in Japan. Tiger Mask. Tiger Mask (タイガー仮面, Taigā Kamen) is the twenty-ninth of Black Cross Commander-in-Chief Golden Mask's Masked Monsters. He was portrayed by the film's screenwriter, Simon Barrett. [19] They would lose the title to Atsushi Aoki and Naomichi Marufuji on December 24, 2010. Management of Pride Fighting Championships proposed him to compete in mixed martial arts with his mask on, but he declined after receiving a better offer to wrestle for New Japan Pro Wrestling. [9] Tiger Mask returned with renewed strength and won the 2004 Best of the Super Juniors tournament where he beat the then IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Heat in the semi finals and Koji Kanemoto in the finals to win the annual tournament. He regained the title on November 8, 2009, at NJPW's Destruction '09 show when he defeated Místico. The persona was inspired by the title character in Ikki Kajiwara's and Naoki Tsuji's manga series, Tiger Mask about a professional wrestler who was a feared heel in the United States, but became a face after returning to Japan when a young boy said that he wanted to be a villain like Tiger Mask when he grew up.