Sanada has a great degree of pressure on his shoulders, having been trained and mentored by perhaps the most famous Japanese wrestler of all time, The Great Muta, but Sanada has handled himself remarkably well thus far. Sanada had been sent by Muta to America to represent all of Japanese wrestling, and even found himself opposing Muta himself in a tag match in the main event of TNA’s Bound for Glory 2014. Sanada is also well-known for his success in Japan, including promotions such as Wrestle-1 and All Japan Pro Wrestling, the latter of which he held the Tag Team Titles with Joe Doering, in addition to his success as a TNA X Division Champion here in the United States.
Whenever you watch Sanada compete, you can clearly see the influence and, despite their differences, respect that Sanada carries for Muta to this day, as Sanada continues to battle for respect on both sides of the ocean. Sanada has set his focus on the GFW NEX*GEN Championship and with one of his most dangerous moves in his arsenal being a moonsault patterned after one of the masters of the move, Muta himself, it could only be a matter of time before Sanada sits atop the division!