Hirooki Goto

Oct 25, 2020 - by Allen Rockum

Real Name: Hirooki Goto
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 225 lbs.
Date of Birth: June 25, 1979
Hometown: Kuwana, Mie (Japan)
Pro Debut: July 6, 2003
Trained By: NJPW Dojo
Finishing Move: Shouten

Biography

– Goto also used the ring name Masked CTU-H.
– August 24, 2003, Goto lost to Shinsuke Nakamura on NJPW Hall Crush.
– August 28th, Goto lost to Ryusuke Taguchi at NJPW Osaka Dream Night.
– November 29th, Goto & Ryusuke Taguchi competed against Jado & Gedo for the vacant IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– March 21, 2004, Goto & Ryusuke Taguchi challenged Curry Man & American Dragon for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– April 27th, Goto lost to Ryusuke Taguchi in the finals of the Young Lion Cup ’04.
– November 13th, Goto lost to Katsuhiko Nakajima in the semi-finals of the Young Lion Toukon Tournament.
– March 26, 2005, Goto defeated Hiroyuki Ito to win the Young Lion Cup ’05.
– April 16th, Goto & Yuji Nagata defeated Shinsuke Nakamura & Wataru Inoue to win the Samurai! TV Openweight Tag Team Tournament.
– May 14th, CTU (Goto & Minoru) defeated Wataru Inoue & Koji Kanemoto to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– May 21st, Goto entered into the Best of the Super Junior XII.
– July 18th, CTU retained the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles against El Samurai & Koji Kanemoto.
– September 25th, CTU defended the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles against Akiya Anzawa & Katsushi Takemura.
– October 8th, CTU retained the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles against Felino & Negro Casas.
– December 25th, Goto challenged Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP U-30 Openweight Title.
– February 19, 2006, CTU lost the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles to El Samurai & Ryusuke Taguchi.
– April 23rd, Goto, Black Tiger & Minoru Tanaka defeated Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt & Alex Shelley at TNA Lockdown ’06.
– April 24th, Goto & Minoru Tanaka lost to Sonjay Dutt & Alex Shelley in the TNA World X Cup ’06.
– May 14th, Goto competed in the Final Gauntlet of the World X Cup ’06 at TNA Sacrifice ’06.
– May 28th, Goto entered into the Best of the Super Junior XIII.
– July 9th, Goto competed in the New Japan Rumble.
– November 3rd, Goto lost to Alex Koslov in the first round of the CMLL Leyenda de Azul ’06.
– March 4, 2007, Goto defeated Shocker to win the vacant NWA International Junior Heavyweight Title.
– July 8th, Goto, Ohara & Shigeo Okumura lost to Ultimo Dragon, Marco Corleone & Kensuke Sasaki in the finals of the Suzuki Cup ’07.
– November 2nd, Goto & Milano Collection AT lost to Koji Kanemoto & Hiroshi Tanahashi in the semi-finals of the G1 Tag League ’07.
– November 11th, Goto challenged Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP Heavyweight Title.
– January 4, 2008, Goto lost to Great Muta at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom II.
– March 9th, Goto lost to Hiroshi Tanahashi in the first round of the New Japan Cup ’08.
– August 17th, Goto defeated Togi Makabe to win the G1 Climax ’08.
– August 22nd, RISE (Goto & Shinsuke Nakamura) defeated Akira Raijin & Keiji Muto at AJPW Summer Impact ’08.
– August 31st, Goto challenged Keiji Muto for the IWGP Heavyweight Title.
– September 5th, RISE challenged Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Toru Yano) for the IWGP Tag Team Titles.
– November 5th, RISE NxG lost to Most Violent Players (Toru Yano & Togi Makabe) in the semi-finals of the G1 Tag League ’08.
– March 22, 2009, Goto defeated Giant Bernard to win the New Japan Cup ’09.
– May 3rd, Goto challenged Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP Heavyweight Title.
– August 7th, Goto entered into the G1 Climax ’09.
– October 17th, Goto & Kazuchika Okada entered into the G1 Tag League ’09.
– November 8th, Goto lost to Masato Tanaka at NJPW Destruction ’09.
– January 4, 2010, Goto challenged Takashi Sugiura for the GHC Heavyweight Title.
– March 22nd, Goto defeated Togi Makabe to win the New Japan Cup ’10.
– April 4th, Goto challenged Shinsuke Nakamura for the IWGP Heavyweight Title.
– June 30th, Goto & Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi) defeated KUSHIDA, TAJIRI & Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the J Sports Crown Openweight Six Man Tag Team Tournament.
– August 7th, Goto entered into the G1 Climax ’10.
– September 16th, Goto defeated Daisuke Harada at NJPW NEVER.2.
– October 30th, Goto & Tama Tonga entered into the G1 Tag League ’10.
– March 6, 2011, Goto lost to Shinsuke Nakamura in the first round of the New Japan Cup ’11.
– April 29th, Goto challenged Ultimo Dragon for the CMLL World Heavyweight Title in a Best two out of three falls match.
– May 13th, Goto defeated Tomohiro Ishii at NJPW Life Goes On!
– June 18th, Goto challenged Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP Heavyweight Title.
– June 23rd, Goto & Apollo 55 defeated Jushin Thunder Liger & Bad Intentions (Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson) to win the J Sports Crown Openweight Six Man Tag Team Tournament ’11.
– August 1st, Goto entered into the G1 Climax ’11.
– November 6th, Goto & Hiroshi Tanahashi lost to Bad Intentions in the semi-finals of the G1 Tag League ’11.
– December 12th, Goto defeated Masato Tanaka for the IWGP Intercontinental Title.
– January 4, 2012, Goto defeated Takashi Sugiura at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom VI.
– March 11th, Goto defended the IWGP Intercontinental Title against Yujiro Takahashi.
– April 8th, Goto defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the New Japan Cup ’12.
– May 3rd, Goto challenged Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Title.
– May 20th, Goto defended the IWGP Intercontinental Title against Tomohiro Ishii.
– June 16th, Goto & Tetsuya Naito lost to CHAOS (Shinsuke Nakamura & Masato Tanaka) at NJPW Dominion.
– July 22nd, Goto lost the IWGP Intercontinental Title to Shinsuke Nakamura.
– August 1st, Goto entered into the G1 Climax ’12.
– October 8th, Goto challenged Shinsuke Nakamura for the IWGP Intercontinental Title.
– December 12th, Goto & Karl Anderson defeated Killer Elite Squad (Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.) to win the World Tag League ’12.
– January 4, 2013, Goto & Karl Anderson challenged Killer Elite Squad for the IWGP Tag Team Titles.
– March 23rd, Goto lost to Kazuchika Okada in the finals of the New Japan Cup ’13.
– August 1st, Goto entered into the G1 Climax ’13.
– February 11th, Goto challenged Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Title.
– March 22nd, Goto lost to Minoru Suzuki in the second round of the New Japan Cup ’14.
– July 21st, Goto entered into the G1 Climax ’14.
– November 8th, Goto challenged Tomohiro Ishii for the NEVER Openweight Title.
– December 7th, Goto & Katsuyori Shibata defeated BULLET CLUB (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) to win the World Tag League ’14.
– January 4, 2015, Goto & Shibata defeated BULLET CLUB for the IWGP Tag Team Titles.
– February 11th, Goto & Shibata lost the IWGP Tag Team Titles to BULLET CLUB.
– March 15th, Goto lost to Kota Ibushi in the finals of the New Japan Cup ’15.
– May 3rd, Goto defeated Shinsuke Nakamura for the IWGP Intercontinental Title.
– July 5th, Goto retained the IWGP Intercontinental Title against Shinsuke Nakamura.
– July 23rd, Goto entered into the G1 Climax ’15.
– August 21st, Goto & The Briscoes (Jay & Mark) defeated Kazuchika Okada & Roppongi Vice (Rocky Romero & Beretta) on ROH TV.
– August 22nd, Goto defeated Michael Elgin at ROH Field of Honor ’15.
– September 27th, Goto lost the IWGP Intercontinental Title to Shinsuke Nakamura.
– November 21st, Goto & Katsuyori Shibata entered into the World Tag League ’15.
– February 11, 2016, Goto challenged Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Title.
– February 26th, Goto defeated Dalton Castle on the ROH 14th Anniversary Show.
– February 27th, Goto challenged Jay Lethal for the ROH World Title.
– March 12th, Goto lost to Michael Elgin in the semi-finals of the New Japan Cup ’16.
– June 19th, Goto defeated EVIL at NJPW Dominion.
– August 14th, Goto lost to Kenny Omega in the finals of the G1 Climax ’16.
– November 19th, CHAOS (Goto & Tomohiro Ishii) entered into the World Tag League ’16.
– January 4, 2017, Goto defeated Katsuyori Shibata for the NEVER Openweight Title.
– February 5th, Goto retained the NEVER Openweight Title against Juice Robinson.
– February 27th, Goto defended the NEVER Openweight Title against Punisher Martinez.
– March 6th, CHAOS (Goto, Jado & Gedo & YOSHI-HASHI) defeated Suzuki-gun (Davey Boy Smith Jr., El Desperado, Minoru Suzuki & TAKA Michinoku) at the NJPW 45th Anniversary Show.
– April 9th, Goto retained the NEVER Openweight Title against Zack Sabre Jr.
– April 13th, Goto defeated Zack Gibson at RevPro Epic Encounter ’17.
– April 27th, Goto lost the NEVER Openweight Title against Minoru Suzuki.
– May 7th, Goto defeated Shane Taylor at ROH/NJPW War of the Worlds.
– July 17th, Goto entered into the G1 Climax ’17.
– November 18th, CHAOS (Goto & YOSHI-HASHI) entered into the World Tag League ’17.
– January 4, 2018, Goto defeated Minoru Suzuki for the NEVER Openweight Title in a Hair vs. Hair match.
– February 10th, Goto defended the NEVER Openweight Title against EVIL.
– February 23rd, Goto retained the NEVER Openweight Title against Beer City Bruiser.
– April 27th, Goto defended the NEVER Openweight Title against Juice Robinson.
– June 9th, Goto lost the NEVER Openweight Title to Michael Elgin in a 3-Way.
– June 17th, Goto defeated Michael Elgin for the NEVER Openweight Title.
– July 7th, Goto defended the title against Jeff Cobb.
– July 15th, Goto entered into the G1 Climax ’18.
– September 17th, Goto lost the NEVER Openweight Title to Taichi.
– October 13th, Goto & Sean Guinness defeated Michael May & Satoshi Kojima at the OTT Fourth Anniversary Show.
– November 3rd, Goto defeated Taichi for the NEVER Openweight Title.
– December 9th, Goto lost the NEVER Openweight Title to Kota Ibushi.
– February 22, 2019, Goto challenged Jeff Cobb for the ROH World Television Title.
– March 11th, Goto lost to SANADA in the first round of the New Japan Cup ’19.
– April 6th, Goto competed in the Dark Honor Rumble.
– May 9th, Goto competed in a Four Corner Survival for the ROH World Television Title.
– July 13th, Goto entered into the G1 Climax ’19.
– November 3rd, Goto challenged Jay White for the IWGP Intercontinental Title.
– November 16th, Goto & Karl Fredericks entered into the World Tag League ’19.
– January 5, 2020, Goto defeated KENTA for the NEVER Openweight Title.
– February 1st, Goto lost the NEVER Openweight Title to Shingo Takagi.
– July 1st, Goto lost to EVIL in the second round of the New Japan Cup ’20.
– August 9th, CHAOS (Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & Tomohiro Ishii) defeated fellow CHAOS members (Kazuchika Okada, SHO & Toru Yano) to win the vacant NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Titles.
– September 20th, Goto entered into the G1 Climax ’20.

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