Pat Tanaka

American professional wrestler

Patrick "Pat" Tanaka (born August 5, 1961) is an American professional wrestler.

Pat Tanaka
Born (1961-08-05) August 5, 1961 (age 62)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Pat Tanaka
El Gato
Billed height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Billed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Billed fromHonolulu, Hawaii
Tokyo, Japan (as part of the Orient Express)
Sapporo, Japan (as Tanaka-San)
Mexico City, Mexico (as El Gato)
Trained byDuke Keomuka

He is best known for working with American Wrestling Association where he was one half of Badd Company and the World Wrestling Federation where he was one half of The Orient Express.

While in AWA, he won the AWA World Tag Team Championship as a member of Badd Company on March 19, 1988 when they defeated the Midnight Rockers.[1] The team held the championships for a year and the lost them to the Olympians (Brad Rheingans and Ken Patera) on March 25, 1989.[1]

In mid-March 2006, he opened Fighting Spirit Dojo in Minster, Ohio along with shoot-fighter Jody Poff. He teaches judo to more than 50 students while Poff teaches a group of mixed-martial-artists.[2]


  • American Wrestling Association
    • AWA World Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Paul Diamond)
  • Continental Wrestling Association
    • AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (two times) (with Paul Diamond and Jeff Jarrett (one))
    • CWA/AWA International Tag Team Championship (five times) (with Paul Diamond (four) and Jeff Jarrett (one))
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • He was ranked #355 of the 500 best singles wrestlers during the "PWI Years" in 2003.[3]
    • He was ranked #99 of the 100 best tag teams of the "PWI Years" with Paul Diamond in 2003.
  • Universal Wrestling Association
    • UWA/UWF Intercontinental Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Bulldog K.T.)


  1. 1.0 1.1 Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  2. "Daily Standard Pictures". The Daily Standard. Retrieved 2013-12-04.
  3. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Top 500 Wrestlers of the PWI Years". Wrestling Information Archive. Archived from the original on 2003-04-12. Retrieved 2013-12-01.