Go Shiozaki

Mar 8, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: Go Shiozaki
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 240 lbs.
Date of birth: January 21, 1982
Hometown: Kumamoto, Japan
Pro debut: July 24, 2004
Trained by: Pro Wrestling NOAH, Kenta Kobashi, Tamon Honda, Yoshinari Ogawa
Finishing move: Go Flasher

Biography

– In Shiozaki’s debut match, he teamed with Tamon Honda in a loss to Jun Akiyama & Makoto Hashi
– Between January 11 and 23, 2005, Shiozaki was put through a series of ‘trial matches’ against NOAH’s top stars. He was impressive but unsuccessful in each
– On February 27, 2005, Shiozaki, Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda defeated Bison Smith, Ricky Marvin & The Gladiator (Shiozaki’s first professional win)
– On August 24, 2005, Shiozaki defeated Eddie Edwards (his first singles victory)
– In November 2005, Shiozaki made his first venture outside Japan, competing two dates in Europe
– In August 2006, Shiozaki made two appearances for ROH, defeating BJ Whitmer in his second
– On June 7, 2007, Shiozaki, Ippei Ota & Naomichi Marufuji defeated Kentaro Shiga, Kishin Kiwibata & Tsutomi Hirayanagi in the final of a tournament
– Beginning in February 2008, Shiozaki became a semi-regular member of the ROH roster
– On March 22, 2008, Shiozaki & Superstar Steve defeated WLW Tag Team Champions Marc Godeker & Steve Anthony by DQ
– On August 23, 2008, Shiozaki defeated Erick Stevens to win the FIP Heavyweight Title
– On August 31, 2008, Shiozaki competed in a WWE Smackdown dark match, losing to Jimmy Wang Yang
– On September 20, 2008, Shiozaki defeated Kevin Steen to retain the FIP Heavyweight Title
– On October 4, 2008, Shiozaki won a nine-man battle royal to win the WLW Heavyweight Title
– On October 11, 2008, Shiozaki defeated Roderick Strong to retain the FIP Heavyweight Title
– On October 17, 2008, Shiozaki defeated Chris Masters & Marc Godeker in a 3-Way Match to retain the WLW Heavyweight Title. The next night, he retained again against Masters & Trevor Murdock
– On October 24, 2008, Shiozaki defeated Austin Aries to retain the FIP Heavyweight Title. The next night, he fought Necro Butcher to a double countout to retain
– In December 2008, Shiozaki stopped his regular American appearances and returned to Japan. The WLW Title was quietly vacated
– On May 6, 2009, Shiozaki & Mitsuharu Misawa defeated Kensuke Sasaki & Takeshi Morishima to win the NOAH Global Tag League
– On June 14, 2009, Shiozaki defeated Takeshi Rikio to win the vacant GHC Heavyweight Title
– On September 27, 2009, Shiozaki defeated Akitoshi Saito to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
– On May 23, 2010, Shiozaki & Atsushi Aoki defeated Taiji Ishimori & Takeshi Morishima to win the AAA Tag Team Titles
– On July 10, 2011, Shiozaki defeated Takashi Sugiura to win the GHC Heavyweight Title
– On August 6, 2011, Shiozaki defeated Jun Akiyama to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
– On September 23, 2011, Shiozaki defeated Yoshihiro Takayama to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
– On November 27, 2011, Shiozaki defeated KENTA to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
– On October 26, 2012, Shiozaki & Akitoshi Saito defeated Maybach Taniguchi & Kenta to win the GHC Tag Team Titles
– In January 2013, Shiozaki announced he had quit NOAH and joined AJPW. He and the other NOAH defectors formed the ‘Burning’ stable
– On March 17, 2013, Burning (Shiozaki & Jun Akiyama) defeated Get Wild (Manabu Soya & Takao Omori) to win the AJPW Tag Team Titles
– On June 2, 2013, Burning defeated Last Revolution (Joe Doering & Suwama) to retain the AJPW Tag Team Titles
– On June 23, 2013, Burning defeated SMOP (Ryota Hama & Akebono) to retain the AJPW Tag Team Titles
– On August 17, 2013, Burning defeated Takao Omori & Suwama to retain the AJPW Tag Team Titles
– In November 2013, Shiozaki announced that he was leaving Burning to form his own ‘Xceed’ stable
– On September 28, 2014, Shiozaki defeated Suwama to win the AJPW Royal Road Tournament
– On January 3, 2015, Shiozaki defeated Joe Doering to win the AJPW Triple Crown Title
– On February 7, 2015, Shiozaki defeated Zeus to retain the AJPW Triple Crown Title
– On March 27, 2015, Shiozaki defeated Kento Miyahara to retain the AJPW Triple Crown Title
– On May 6, 2015, Xceed (Shiozaki & Kento Miyahara) defeated Akebono & Yutaka Yoshie to win the AJPW Tag Team Titles
– On May 31, 2015, Xceed defeated The Big Guns (Zeus & The Bodyguard) to retain the AJPW Tag Team Titles
– On July 25, 2015, Xceed defeated Evolution (Joe Doering & Atsushi Aoki) to retain the AJPW Tag Team Titles
– On August 29, 2015, Xceed defeated Burning Wild (Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori) to retain the AJPW Tag Team Titles
– In October 2015, Shiozaki left AJPW and became a freelancer. He returned to NOAH in November

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