PHOTOS: Hiroshi Tanahashi Defends The IWGP Title in NYC

Famed pro wrestling photographer George Tahinos covered history in the making as New Japan Pro Wrestling’s top star Hiroshi Tanahashi successfully defended the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship in New York City against former WWE Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas.

Tanahashi scored the pinfall after an excellent strong style wrestling match at 18:50 with the High Fly Flow. Now in his fifth reign as IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Tanahashi is recognized as the premier pro wrestler in Japan, and combines old school Japanese, classic lucha libre, sensational American, and updated Japanese new strong styles.

To see Tahinos’ superb full color gallery of Tanahashi vs Haas, click on the sample photo below.