Jado

Real Name: Shoji Akiyoshi
Birthdate
:  September 28th, 1968
Height: 5'10''
Weight: 218 lbs.
Debut:  March 19th, 1989
Background:  Trained in Takeshi Puroresu Gundan
Promotion History: UWF (1990), W*ING (1991 to 1993), WAR (1994 to 1996), FMW (1997 to 2001), and New Japan (2001 to present)
Alliances:  Chaos, Teams with Gedo
Ring Attire:  Orange and/or black trunks
Card Position:  Mid-Card
Major Tournaments Won: None
Current Championship Held:  None

Awards and Recognition:

- Tokyo Sports Grand Prix: Best Tag Team with Gedo (2001)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated: Highest Rank was #151 Wrestler in the World in 2001
- Puroresu Central Awards: None
- Wrestling Observer: None

Championship History:

IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship:
- Won an 11 Man New Japan Super Jr. Rumble on 10/13/03 and lost to Heat on 12/14/03

IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship with Gedo (Held 4 Times):
- Defeated Jushin Liger and El Samurai on 7/20/01 and lost to Jushin Liger and Tanaka on 5/2/02
- Defeated Taguchi and Goto on 11/29/03 and lost to American Dragon and Curry Man on 3/12/04
- Defeated American Dragon and Curry Man on 6/5/04 and lost to Kanemoto and Inoue on 3/4/05
- Defeated El Samurai and Taguchi on 7/8/06 and lost to Togo and TAKA Michinoku on 5/2/07

BJW Tag Team Championship with Gedo:
- Defeated Yamakama and Tajiri on 12/22/97 and lost to Yamakama and Tajiri on 1/2/98

FMW World Street Fight 6 Man Tag Team Championship with Hiromichi Fuyuki and Gedo:
- Defeated The Headhunters and Oya on 3/21/97 and Vacated on 7/97

FMW World Street Fight 6 Man Tag Team Championship with Mr. Gannosuke and Kanemura:
Defeated Hayabusa, Tanaka, and Oya on 1/16/98 and lost to Onita, Nakagawa, and Kuroda on 2/13/98

UWA Trios Championship with Gedo and Katsushi Takemura:
- Defeated Taiji Ishimori, Shu Sato and Kei Sato on 9/9/04 and Vacated in 2004

WAR 6 Man Tag Team Championship with Hiromichi Fuyuki and Gedo (Held 5 Times):
- Defeated Tenryu, Hamaguchi, and Kitahara on 6/30/94 and lost to Backlund, Warlord, and Putski on 8/26/94
- Defeated Backlund, Warlord, and Putsk on 9/1/94 and lost to Koshinaka, Goto, and Ohara on 1/8/95
- Defeated Tenryu, Hamaguchi, and Kitahara on 8/5/95 and lost to Arashi, Kitahara, and Araya on 10/4/95
- Defeated Arashi, Kitahara and Araya on 3/22/96 and lost to Anjo, Takayama and Yamamoto on 6/7/96
- Defeated Anjo, Takayama, and Kenichi Yamamoto on 6/7/96 and Vacated on 6/19/96

WAR International Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship with Gedo:
- Defeated Mochizuki and Don Fujii on 1/7/07 and lost to Ryo Saito and Yokosuka on 7/1/07

WEW Tag Team Championship with Gedo:
- Defeated H and Kuroda on 7/14/00 and lost to Masao Inoue and Yoshinobu Kanemaru on 7/28/00

WEW 6 Man Tag Team Championship with Koji Nakagawa and Gedo (Held 2 Times):
- Defeated Fuji, Ichihara, and Mukai on 12/11/99 and lost to Fuyuki, Inoue, and Mukai on 4/25/00
- Defeated Fuyuki, Inoue and Mukai on 5/3/00 and lost to Fuyuki, Inoue, and Mukai on 5/28/00

WEW 6 Man Tag Team Championship with Gedo and Kaori Nakayama:
- Defeated Fuyuki, Mr. Gannosuke, and Shinjuku Shark on 9/17/00 and Vacated in 9/00

WEW 6 Man Tag Team Championship with Masato Tanaka and Gedo:
- Defeated Fuyuki, GOEMON, and Onryo on 2/11/01 and Vacated on 2/21/01

WEW Hardcore Tag Team Championship with Gedo:
- Defeated Hosaka and Sasaki on 9/21/00 and lost to Supreme and Homeless Jimmy on 11/12/00

UWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship with Crush (Held 2 Times):
- Defeated Silver King and El Texano on 11/8/91 and lost to Scorpio Jr. and El Guerrero on 6/15/92
- Defeated Scorpio Jr. and Shu El Guerrero on 6/21/92 and Vacated on 6/21/92

UWF Super Middleweight Championship:
- Defeated Shu El Guerrero on 5/24/92 and lost to Villano IV on 10/26/92

Biggest Matches:
- December 18th, 1992 vs. Yukihiro Kanemura (Championship win)
- December 22nd, 1997 with Gedo vs. Seiji Yamakawa and Yoshihiro Tajiri (Championship win)
- July 14th, 2000 with Gedo vs. H and Tetsuhiro Kuroda (Championship win)
- July 20th, 2001 with Gedo vs. Jushin Thunder Liger and El Samurai (Championship win)
- July 8th, 2006 with Gedo vs. El Samurai and Ryusuke Taguchi (Championship win)

Pictures:
- The Super Powerbomb
- The Crossface of JADO
- Jado applies a single leg crab hold
- Jado and Gedo with the IJ Tag Team Championship
- Jado in his FMW attire

Featured Signature Moves:
- Crossface of JADO
- Super Powerbomb (with Jado)

Signature Moves:
- Backdrop Suplex

2005 Recap:
Usually overshadowed by Gedo, Jado had a good deal of tag team success with his long time friend in 2005.  They held the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships until March, and together they appeared on the first Tokyo Dome Show of the year.  Jado did not share Gedo's success at the Best of the Super Jr. Tournament, however, coming in last place in his block.  Jado was injured when he traveled in the fall to wrestle in Mexico, but it was not a serious injury and he was back in the ring by December.

2006 Recap:
Part of one of the most dominate tag teams in Japan with Gedo, Jado continued to have success in 2006. For the first half of the year they were in a blood feud with Apache Army and even appeared on Apache Army shows to battle Kanemura, Kuroda, Sasaki, and others. On July 8th, he and Gedo defeated Taguchi and El Samurai for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. At the CTU show in July, Jado teamed with Gedo to defeat Kintaro Kanemura and Tetsuhiro Kuroda, continuing a string of successful matches against Apache Army. In the G1 Tag League, Gedo teamed with Jado, and the duo would pick up a key win over rivals Togi Makabe and Shiro Koshinaka when Gedo pinned Koshinaka.

2007 Recap:
Jado and Gedo continued to team together for all of 2007, first as part of CTU and then as part of GBH after CTU disbanded. Jado and Gedo entered the year as the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, but on May 2nd they would lose the Titles to Dick Togo and TAKA Michinoku. Jado did not participate in the Best of the Super Jr. Tournament, but he did appear in the G1 Tag League with Gedo. Even though they were out-sized, they still picked up wins over Yuji Nagata and Manabu Nakanishi, Takashi Iizuka and Naofumi Yamamoto, and Masahiro Chono and Akebono.

2008 Recap:
In 2008, Jado and Gedo continued to anchor the Jr. Heavyweight tag team scene even though they did not win any championships. In the G1 Tag League, Jado and Gedo did well (including a big win over Manabu Nakanishi & Yutaka Yoshie), but they would miss the semi-finals. On December 7th they challenged NO LIMIT for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship, but they would come up short. For the rest of the year, Jado mostly helped Makabe and his other faction team mates win matches.

2009 Recap:
As part of CHAOS, Jado continued teaming with his partner in crime Gedo for the year. Usually wrestling in mid-card matches, the pair kept a lower profile since they were in such a large faction but they did get involved in many of their faction mate's matches. In the Best of the Super Jr. Tournament, Jado did well as he scored a pinfall over Tiger Mask but he missed the Semi Finals. Jado participated in the Super J Cup, but he lost in the first round to Danshoku Dino.

2010 Recap:
While both Gedo and Jado continued working backstage setting up the matches for New Japan, they also remained active in the ring as two of the troublemakers of CHAOS. Jado was injured in the early spring and missed a few months while he recovered. He returned in the summer, and on September 26th Gedo and Jado challenged Apollo55 for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship, but the pair would come up short. In November, Gedo and Jado teamed together and won the Super J Tag League, defeating Davey Richards and Rocky Romero in the Finals.


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