Jado

Nov 5, 2020 - by Allen Rockum

Real Name: Shoji Akiyoshi
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 218 lbs.
Date of Birth: September 28, 1968
Hometown: Minato, Tokyo (Japan)
Pro Debut: March 19, 1989
Trained By: Gran Hamada, Ashura Hara, Hiromichi Fuyuki & Apollo Sugawara
Finishing Move: Crossface

Biography

– Jado has used several ring names on his career which include, Captain NOAH, Boat People Joe, Coolie SZ, Masked CTU-J & also his real name. He has garnered the nicknames Crush, Master Heater & Stan.
– November 8, 1991, Coolie SZ & Bulldog KT became the inaugural UWA/UWF Intercontinental Tag Team Titles.
– June 15, 1992, Coolie SZ & Bulldog KT lost the UWA/UWF Intercontinental Tag Team Titles to Scorpio Jr. & Shu El Guerrero.
– September 26, 1993, Jado defeated Yukihiro Kanemaru for the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title.
– October 23rd, Jado retained the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title against Shoji Nakamaki.
– November 30th, Jado & Gedo defeated The Headhunters (Headhunter A & B) to win the WING Most Dangerous Tag War ’93 Tournament.
– January 2, 1994, Jado & Gedo challenged The Headhunters for the WING World Tag Team Titles.
– January 11th, Jado challenged Crypt Keeper for the WING Heavyweight Title.
– May 5th, Jado, Gedo & Hiromichi Fuyuki lost to The Gladiator, Ricky Fuji & Big Titan at the FMW 5th Anniversary Show.
– June 30th, Jado, Gedo & Hiromichi Fuyuki defeated Animal Hamaguchi, Genichiro Tenryu & Koki Kitahara for the vacant WAR World Six Man Tag Team Titles.
– August 26th, Fuyuki-gun (Jado, Gedo & Hiromichi Fuyuki) lost the titles to Bob Backlund, Warlord & Scott Putski.
– September 1st, Fuyuki-gun defeated Bob Backlund, Scott Putski & Warlord to win back the WAR World Six Man Tag Team Titles.
– December 5th, Jado defeated Koki Kitahara to win the WAR Dragon Crown League.
– December 8th, Jado & Gedo lost to Ultimo Dragon & Genichiro Tenryu at the WAR One Night Tag Team Tournament.
– March 22, 1996, Fuyuki-gun defeated Arashi, Koki Kitahara & Nobutaka Araya for the WAR World Six Man Tag Team Titles.
– May 36th, Fuyuki-gun lost the titles to Golden Cups (Kenichi Yamamoto, Yoji Anjo & Yoshihiro Takayama).
– June 7th, Fuyuki-gun defeated Golden Cups for the WAR World Six Man Tag Team Titles.
– July 20th, Fuyuki-gun would lose the titles to Yuhi Sano, Nobuhiko Takada & Koki Kitahara.
– March 21, 1997, Jado, Gedo & Kodo Fuyuki defeated Headhunters & Hisakatsu Oya for the FMW Six Man Street Fight Tag Team Titles.
– August 5th, Jado, Gedo & Kodo Fuyuki lost the titles to Hisakatsu Oya, Mr. Gannosuke & The Gladiator.
– December 22nd, Jado & Gedo defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri & Ryuji Yamakawa for the BJW Tag Team Titles.
– January 2, 1998, Jado & Gedo lost the titles to Ryuji Yamakawa & Yoshihiro Tajiri.
– January 16th, Jado, Yukihiro Kanemaru & Mr. Gannosuke defeated Hayabusa, Hisakatsu Oya & Masato Tanaka for the FMW Six Man Street Fight Tag Team Titles.
– February 13th, Jado, Mr. Gannosuke & Yukihiro Kanemaru lost the titles to Atsushi Onita, Koji Nakagawa & Tetsuhiro Kuroda.
– May 1st, Jado & Gedo lost to Johnny Smith & Wolf Hawkfield at the AJPW 25th Anniversary Show.
– December 11, 1999, Jado, Gedo & Koji Nakagawa defeated Chocoball Mukai, Flying Kid Ichihara & Ricky Fuji for the WEW Six Man Tag Team Titles.
– March 4, 2000, Jado & Gedo lost to The Impact Players (Justin Credible & Lance Storm) at ECW on TNN.
– March 12th, Jado & Gedo lost to Nova & Chris Chetti at ECW Living Dangerously ’00.
– April 25th, Jado, Gedo & Koji Nakagawa lost the WEW Six Man Tag Team Titles Kyoko Inoue, Kodo Fuyuki & Chocoball Mukai.
– May 3rd, Jado, Gedo & Koji Nakagawa defeated Chocoball Mukai, Kyoko Inoue & Kodo Fuyuki for the WEW Six Man Tag Team Titles.
– May 28th, Jado, Gedo & Koji Nakagawa lost the WEW Six Man Tag Team Titles to Kodo Fuyuki, Kyoko Inoue & Chocoball Mukai.
– July 14th, Jado & Gedo defeated Tetsuhiro Kuroda & H for the vacant WEW Tag Team Titles.
– July 28th, Jado & Gedo lost the titles to Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Masao Inoue.
– September 17th, Jado, Gedo & Kaori Nakayama defeated Mr. Gannosuke, Shinjuku Shark & Kodo for the WEW Six Man Tag Team Titles.
– September 21st, Jado & Gedo defeated won the WEW Hardcore Tag Team Titles by winning a 3-Way.
– October 10th, Jado & Gedo would lose the titles to Supreme & Homeless Jimmy.
– July 20, 2001, TEAM2000 (Jado & Gedo) defeated Jushin Thunder Liger & El Samurai for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– November 25th, TEAM2000 lost to El Samurai & Jushin Thunder Liger in the finals of the G1 Junior Tag League ’01.
– January 24, 2002, Jado competed in the New Japan Rumble.
– March 30th, Jado & Masahiro Chono lost to Yuji Nagata & Minoru Tanaka in the semi-finals of the Naeba Cup Tag Tournament ’02.
– May 2nd, Jado & Gedo lost the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles to Jushin Thunder Liger & Minoru Tanaka.
– May 18th, Jado entered into the Best of the Super Junior IX.
– November 4th, TEAM2000 (Jado, Gedo & Koji Kanemoto) defeated Heat, Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask to win the Junior Triathlon Survivor Tournament.
– May 26, 2003, Jado entered into the Best of the Super Junior X.
– July 4th, Jado defeated Gedo at NJPW Summer Struggle ’03.
– October 13th, Jado won the New Japan Rumble to win the vacant IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title.
– November 39th, Jado & Gedo defeated Hirooki Goto & Ryusuke Taguchi to win the vacant IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– December 14th, Jado lost the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title to Heat.
– January 31, 2004, Jado competed in the New Japan Rumble.
– March 12th, Jado & Gedo lost the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles to American Dragon & Curry Man.
– June 5th, CTU (Jado & Gedo) defeated Curry Man & American Dragon to win back the titles.
– September 9th, Jado, Gedo & Katsushi Takemura defeated Sailor Boys (Kei Sato, Shu Sato & Taiji Ishimori) for the vacant UWA World Trios Titles.
– March 4, 2005, CTU lost the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles to Koji Kanemoto & Wataru Inoue.
– May 24th, Jado entered into the Best of the Super Junior XII.
– May 29th, Jado entered into the Best of the Super Junior XIII.
– July 8th, CTU defeated Ryusuke Taguchi & El Samurai for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– July 9th, Jado competed in the New Japan Rumble.
– October 16th, Jado & Gedo entered into the G1 Tag League ’06.
– January 7, 2007, Jado & Gedo defeated Don Fujii & Masaaki Mochizuki for the vacant WAR International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– May 2nd, Jado & Gedo lost the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles to Dick Togo & TAKA Michinoku.
– July 1st, CTU lost the WAR International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles to Typhoon (Ryo Saito & Susumu Yokosuka).
– October 20th, CTU entered into the G1 Tag League ’07.
– October 18, 2008, World Class Tag Team (Jado & Gedo) entered into the G1 Tag League ’08.
– March 6, 2009, Great Bash Heel (Jado, Gedo & Takashi Iizuka) defeated Prince Devitt, Yuji Nagata & Ryusuke Taguchi at the NJPW Strong Style 37th Anniversary Show.
– May 31st, Jado entered into the Best of the Super Junior XVI.
– August 30th, Jado & Gedo defeated Disobey (Genba Hirayanagi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) at the Jado & Gedo 20th Anniversary Show.
– October 17th, World Class Tag Team entered into the G1 Tag League ’09.
– December 22nd, Jado lost to Danshoku Dino in the first round of the Super J Cup ’09.
– November 13, 2010, World Class Tag Team defeated No Remorse Corps (Davey Richards & Rocky Romero) to win the Super J Tag League ’10.
– May 28, 2011, Jado entered into the Best of the Super Junior XVIII.
– June 21st, CHAOS (Jado & Gedo) & Brian Kendrick lost to KUSHIDA, Mascara Dorado & Hiroshi Tanahashi in the first round of the J Sports Crown Openweight Six Man Tag Team Tournament ’11.
– May 27, 2012, Jado entered into the Best of the Super Junior XIX.
– October 21st, World Class Tag Team lost to Time Splitters (Alex Shelley & KUSHIDA) in the first round of the Super Junior Tag Tournament ’12.
– May 24, 2013, Jado entered into the Best of the Super Junior XX.
– November 6th, World Class Tag Team lost to The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) in the semi-finals of the Super Junior Tag Tournament ’13.
– May 10, 2014, CHAOS lost to The Decade (BJ Whitmer & Roderick Strong) at ROH/NJPW War of the Worlds.
– January 25, 2015, Jado won a Royal Rumble at TAKA & Taichi Produce Challenge 2.
– September 5th, Captain NOAH & Genba Hirayanagi entered into the NTV G Cup Junior Heavyweight Tag League ’15.
– January 4, 2016, Jado won the Dark New Japan Rumble.
– June 12th, Jado & Gedo competed in a 3-Way for the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– July 16th, Captain NOAH & Genba Hirayanagi entered into the NTV G Cup Junior Heavyweight Tag League ’16.
– October 8th, World Class Tag Team defeated Momo No Seishun Tag (Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada) for the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– December 24th, World Class Tag Team lost the titles to Momo No Seishun Tag.
– February 26, 2017, World Class Tag Team & Silas Young lost to Juice Robinson, KUSHIDA & David Finlay at ROH/NJPW Honor Rising.
– March 6th, CHAOS (Jado, Gedo, Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI) defeated Suzuki-gun (Davey Boy Smith Jr., El Desperado, Minoru Suzuki & TAKA Michinoku) at NJPW 45th Anniversary Show.
– June 16, 2020, Jado lost to Toru Yano in the first round of the New Japan Cup ’20.
– September 8th, BULLET CLUB (Jado, Gedo, Taiji Ishimori & Yujiro Takahashi) defeated Master Wato, Ryusuke Taguchi & TenKoji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) at New Japan Road ’20.

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