Naoki Tanizaki

Tanizaki and Chris Brookes battled at International Waters 2018 (photo: The Head Drop)

Tanizaki and Chris Brookes battled at International Waters 2018 (photo: The Head Drop)

 
 

As one of the great wrestlers associated with Japan’s Dragon Gate promotion, Naoki Tanizaki embarked on a tour of the United Kingdom in 2018, hoping to compete with the greatest wrestlers in the country.

Upon arriving at RIPTIDE, he definitely got what he asked for, as he went one-on-one with fast rising star (and a huge Tanizaki fan) Chris Brookes.

Tanizaki ultimately lost the hard-hitting affair but gained the respect of the Brighton audience with his strong-style performance.

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