Satoshi Kojima

Nov 10, 2020 - by Allen Rockum

Real Name: Satoshi Kojima
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 238 lbs.
Date of Birth: September 14, 1970
Hometown: Kōtō, Tokyo (Japan)
Pro Debut: July 16, 1991
Trained By: NJPW Dojo
Finishing Move: Cozy Crush Dynamite

Biography

– Kojima has used several ring names which include: Suzuki Karimoto, Lion Satoshi, The Great Koji, Joe-Joe Lee & The Great Kosuke. He also garnered the nicknames Gōwan (Strong Style) & Cozy.
– December 14, 1991, Kojima lost to Hiroyoshi Yamamoto in the semi-finals of the NJPW Young Lion Tokyo Dome Eligibility Tournament.
– June 19, 1992, Kojima defeated Osamu Nishimura at NJPW Masters of Wrestling.
– February 10, 1993, Kojima defeated Shinjiro Otani at NJPW Fighting Spirit ’93.
– March 9th, Kojima entered into the Young Lion Cup ’93.
– April 6th, Kojima & Hiroyoshi Yamamoto defeated Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata at NJPW Magnitude X.
– July 16th, Kojima defeated Yuji Nagata at NJPW Summer Struggle ’93.
– August 5th, Kojima & Takayuki Iizuka lost to The Nasty Boys (Jerry Sags & Brian Knobbs) at NJPW G1 Climax ’93.
– March 24, 1994, Kojima defeated Manabu Nakanishi to win the NJPW Young Lion Cup ’94.
– February 27, 1995, Satoshi lost to Drew McDonald in the semi-finals of the Reslo One Night Tournament.
– July 8th, Joe-Joe challenged Fit Finlay for the CWA Intercontinental Title.
– March 26, 1996, Satoshi & Riki Choshu lost to Ookami Gundan (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Masahiro Chono) in the NJPW One Night Tag Team Tournament.
– June 11th, Satoshi challenged Shinya Hashimoto for the IWGP Heavyweight Title.
– August 2nd, Satoshi entered into the G1 Climax ’96.
– September 19th, Satoshi lost to Lord Steven Regal in the first round of the NJPW/WCW Japan/US All-Star Tournament.
– October 13th, Satoshi & Manabu Nakanishi entered into the Super Grade Tag League VI.
– January 29, 1997, Kojima & Kensuke Sasaki lost to Scott Norton & Marcus Bagwell at NJPW Fighting Spirit ’97.
– February 16th, Satoshi & Manabu Nakanishi challenged Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura for the IWGP Tag Team Titles.
– May 3rd, Bull Powers (Satoshi & Manabu Nakanishi) defeated Kensuke Sasaki & Riki Choshu for the IWGP Tag Team Titles.
– August 2nd, Satoshi lost to Hiroyoshi Tenzan in the second round of the G1 Climax ’97.
– August 10th, Bull Powers lost the IWGP Tag Team Titles to Kazuo Yamazaki & Kensuke Sasaki.
– September 17th, Bull Powers lost to Shinya Hashimoto & Tadao Yasuda in the second round of the G1 Climax Special Tag Team Tournament.
– November 18th, Kojima & Tadao Yasuda entered into the Super Grade Tag League VII.
– February 7, 1998, Bull Powers challenged nWo Japan (Keiji Muto & Masahiro Chono) for the IWGP Tag Team Titles.
– August 2nd, Kojima lost to Shinya Hashimoto in the semi-finals of the G1 Climax ’98.
– December 6th, nWo Japan (Kojima & Keiji Muto) defeated Shinya Hashimoto & Tatsumi Fujinami to win the Super Grade Tag League VIII.
– January 4, 1999, nWo Japan defeated Shiro Koshinaka & Genichiro Tenryu for the IWGP Tag Team Titles.
– February 5th, nWo Japan defended the title against Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata.
– March 22nd, nWo Japan lost the titles to Kensuke Sasaki & Shiro Koshinaka.
– July 14th, Kojima defeated Meng at NJPW Summer Struggle ’99.
– July 20th, Kojima challenged Keiji Muto for the IWGP Heavyweight Title.
– August 10th, Kojima entered into the G1 Climax ’99.
– September 23rd, nWo Japan (Kojima & Tenzan) lost to Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata in the semi-finals of the G1 Tag League ’99.
– March 19, 2000, Kojima challenged Kensuke Sasaki for the IWGP Heavyweight Title.
– April 7th, Kojima defeated Shinjiro Otani at NJPW Dome Impact.
– July 20th, TEAM2000 (Kojima & Tenzan) defeated G-EGGS (Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata) for the IWGP Heavyweight Title.
– August 8th, Kojima entered into the G1 Climax ’00.
– November 30th, TEAM2000 lost to Takashi Iizuka & Yuji Nagata in the finals of the G1 Tag League ’00.
– March 20, 2001, TEAM2000 retained the IWGP Tag Team Titles against Riki Choshu & Shinya Makabe.
– August 4th, Kojima entered into the G1 Climax ’01.
– September 23rd, TEAM2000 lost the IWGP Tag Team Titles to Osamu Nishimura & Tatsumi Fujinami.
– December 11th, TenKoji (Kojima & Tenzan) defeated Mike Barton & Jim Steele to win the G1 Tag League ’01.
– April 10, 2002, Kojima lost to Keiji Muto in the semi-finals of the AJPW Champion Carnival ’02.
– April 27th, Kojima, Jimmy Yang & Tomoaki Honma lost to Keiji Muto, Kaz Hayashi & George Hines in the first round of the AJPW Giant Baba Six Man Cup.
– July 17th, Kojima challenged Genichiro Tenryu for the AJPW Triple Crown Title.
– September 26th, Kojima defeated Jerry Lynn to win the vacant MLW World Heavyweight Title.
– October 19th, Kojima defended the title against Mitsuya Nagai.
– December 6th, Kojima & Taiyo Kea defeated Masato Tanaka & Shinjiro Otani to win both the AJPW Real World Tag League ’02 & AJPW World Tag Team Titles.
– December 20th, Kojima defended the MLW World Heavyweight Title against Vampiro.
– January 3, 2003, Kojima retained the title against Johnny Smith.
– February 8th, Kojima defended the title against John Tenta.
– March 28th, Kojima defeated Arashi to win the AJPW Champion Carnival ’03.
– May 11th, Kojima & THE APEMAN defeated Arashi & Kendo Kashin to win the AJPW BAPESTA Tag Tournament.
– June 20th, Kojima lost the MLW World Heavyweight Title to Mike Awesome.
– August 1st, Kojima defeated Shinjiro Otani to win the ZERO-ONE Fire Festival ’03.
– September 6th, Kojima lost to Shinjiro Otani in the semi-finals of the AJPW Triple Crown Tournament.
– December 2nd, Kojima & Kaz Hayashi defeated Jamal & Justin Credible to win the AJPW World Tag League ’03.
– December 27th, Kojima defeated Homicide at ROH Final Battle ’03.
– January 18, 2004, Kojima & Kaz Hayashi defeated Keiji Muto & Arashi to win the AJPW World Tag Team Titles.
– February 11th, Kojima & Kaz Hayashi retained the titles against Buchanan & The Gladiator.
– April 20th, Kojima lost to Kensuke Sasaki in the semi-finals of the Champion Carnival ’04.
– June 12th, Kojima & Kaz Hayashi lost the AJPW World Tag Team Titles to Kendo Kashin & Yuji Nagata.
– July 27th, Kojima entered into the ZERO-ONE Fire Festival ’04.
– December 1st, Kojima & Kaz Hayashi lost to RO&D (Jamal & Taiyo Kea) in the finals of the AJPW World Tag League ’04.
– December 29th, Kosuke lost to Love Machine Storm in the first round of the BAPESTA Pro Wrestling Tournament.
– February 16, 2005, Kojima defeated Toshiaki Kawada for the AJPW Triple Crown Title.
– February 20th, Kojima defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan for the IWGP Heavyweight Title.
– March 26th, Kojima defended the title against Shinsuke Nakamura.
– April 20th, Kojima lost to Jamal in the semi-finals of the Champion Carnival ’05.
– May 14th, Kojima lost the IWGP Heavyweight Title to Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
– July 26th, Kojima retained the AJPW Triple Crown Title against Keiji Muto.
– September 1st, Kojima defended the title against Jamal.
– October 18th, Kojima defended the title against Giant Bernard.
– November 19th, Kojima retained the title against Kensuke Sasaki.
– November 20th, Kojima & Kaz Hayashi entered into the Real World Tag League ’05.
– January 8, 2006, Kojima defended the AJPW Triple Crown Title against TARU.
– March 10th, Kojima retained the title against Great Muta.
– April 20th, Kojima lost to Suwama in the semi-finals of the Champion Carnival ’06.
– July 3rd, Satoshi lost the AJPW Triple Crown Title to Taiyo Kea.
– August 13th, Satoshi lost to Hiroyoshi Tenzan in the finals of the G1 Climax ’06.
– December 2nd, Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated RO’Z & Suwama to win the Real World Tag League ’06.
– March 26, 2007, Kojima entered into the Champion Carnival ’07.
– August 26th, Voodoo Murders (Kojima & TARU) defeated Taiyo Kea & Toshiaki Kawada for the AJPW World Tag Team Titles.
– December 9th, Voodoo Murders lost to Joe Doering & Keiji Muto in the finals of the Real World Tag League ’07.
– January 3, 2008, Voodoo Murders lost the AJPW World Tag Team Titles to Keiji Muto & Joe Doering.
– April 5th, Kojima entered into the Champion Carnival ’08.
– August 9th, Kojima entered into the G1 Climax ’08.
– November 5th, TenKoji defeated Most Violent Players (Togi Makabe & Toru Yano) to win the G1 Tag League ’08.
– December 8th, TenKoji defeated Shuji Kondo & Suwama to win the Real World Tag League ’08.
– April 12, 2009, Kojima lost to Kaz Hayashi in the semi-finals of the Champion Carnival ’09.
– September 26th, Kojima defeated Yoshihiro Takayama for the AJPW Triple Crown Title.
– November 21st, F4 (Kojima & Zodiac) entered into the Real World Tag League ’09.
– March 21, 2010, Kojima lost the AJPW Triple Crown Title to Ryota Hama.
– April 4th, Kojima entered into the Champion Carnival ’10.
– August 15th, Kojima defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the G1 Climax ’10.
– October 11th, Kojima defeated Togi Makabe to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title.
– December 11th, Kojima defended the title against Shinsuke Nakamura.
– January 4, 2011, Kojima would lose the title to Hiroshi Tanahashi.
– March 6th, Kojima lost to Togi Makabe in the first round of the New Japan Cup ’11.
– June 23rd, Kojima & Great Bash Heel (Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe) lost to Hirooki Goto & Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi) in the semi-finals of the J Sports Crown Openweight Six Man Tag Team Tournament ’11.
– August 1st, Kojima entered into the G1 Climax ’11.
– January 4, 2012, TenKoji defeated Bad Intentions (Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson) to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles.
– March 18th, TenKoji retained the titles against Suzuki-gun (Lance Archer & Yoshihiro Takayama).
– April 1st, Kojima lost to Tetsuya Naito in the first round of the New Japan Cup ’12.
– May 3rd, TenKoji lost the IWGP Tag Team Titles to CHAOS (Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka).
– July 22nd, TenKoji defeated CHAOS for the IWGP Tag Team Titles.
– August 1st, Kojima entered into the G1 Climax ’12.
– October 8th, TenKoji lost the IWGP Tag Team Titles to Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer).
– December 2nd, TenKoji lost to Hirooki Goto & Karl Anderson in the semi-finals of the World Tag League ’12.
– December 9th, Kojima challenged Takeshi Morishima for the GHC Heavyweight Title.
– March 11, 2013, Kojima lost to Tomohiro Ishii in the first round of the New Japan Cup ’13.
– April 7th, Kojima challenged Rob Conway for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Title.
– May 3rd, TenKoji won the IWGP Tag Team Titles by winning a 4-Way.
– August 1st, Kojima entered into the G1 Climax ’13.
– November 9th, TenKoji won a 3-Way to win the NWA World Tag Team Titles.
– December 8th, TenKoji lost to BULLET CLUB (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) in the finals of the World Tag League ’13.
– January 4, 2014, Kojima defeated Rob Conway to win the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Title.
– March 29th, Kojima retained the title against Rampage Brown.
– April 6th, TenKoji defeated Jax Dane & Rob Conway to win the NWA World Tag Team Titles.
– June 2nd, Kojima lost the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Title to Rob Conway.
– July 21st, Kojima entered into the G1 Climax ’14.
– October 13th, TenKoji lost the NWA World Tag Team Titles to Killer Elite Squad.
– October 18th, Kojima entered into the NOAH Global League ’14.
– November 22nd, TenKoji entered into the World Tag League ’14.
– January 10, 2015, Kojima challenged Naomichi Marufuji for the GHC Heavyweight Title.
– March 5th, Kojima lost to Katsuyori Shibata in the first round of the New Japan Cup ’15.
– July 23rd, Kojima entered into the G1 Climax ’15.
– October 16th, Kojima entered into the Global League ’15.
– November 22nd, TenKoji entered into the World Tag League ’15.
– January 4, 2016, Kojima competed in the Dark New Japan Rumble.
– March 4, 2016, Kojima lost to Toru Yano in the second round of the New Japan Cup ’16.
– March 19th, Kojima challenged Katsuyori Shibata for the NJPW NEVER Openweight Title.
– April 21st, TenKoji entered into the Global Tag League ’16.
– July 3rd, Kojima, Ricochet & Matt Sydal defeated BULLET CLUB (Kenny Omega, Matt & Nick Jackson) for the NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Titles.
– August 14th, Kojima challenged Jay Lethal for the ROH World Title.
– September 25th, Kojima, Sydal & Ricochet would vacate the NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Titles but then Kojima, David Finlay & Ricochet defeated BULLET CLUB (Adam Cole, Nick & Matt Jackson) to win the vacant NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Titles.
– November 18th, TenKoji entered into the World Tag League ’16.
– January 4, 2017, Kojima, Finlay & Ricochet lost the NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Titles to Los Ingobernables de Japón (BUSHI, EVIL & SANADA) in a 4-Way Gauntlet.
– Match 6th, TenKoji defeated CHAOS (Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano) for the IWGP Tag Team Titles.
– April 9th, TenKoji would lose the titles to War Machine (Hanson & Ray Rowe).
– July 20th, Kojima entered into the G1 Climax ’17.
– August 27th, Kojima defeated Suwama at the AJPW 45th Anniversary Show.
– November 20th, TenKoji entered into the World Tag League ’17.
– January 4, 2018, Kojima competed in the Dark New Japan Rumble.
– November 17th, TenKoji entered into the World Tag League ’18.
– March 11, 2019, Kojima lost to Minoru Suzuki in the first round of the New Japan Cup ’19.
– April 27th, Kojima & Yuji Nagata lost to Villain Enterprises (PCO & Brody King) in the first round of the NWA/ROH Crockett Cup ’19.
– May 8th, Kojima, Yuji Nagata & Jeff Cobb challenged Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll, Brody King & PCO) for the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Titles.
– November 16th, TenKoji entered into the World Tag League ’19.
– January 19, 2020, Kojima challenged Ultimo Guerrero for the CMLL World Heavyweight Title.
– June 23rd, Kojima lost to EVIL in the first round of the New Japan Cup ’20.
– August 26th, Kojima lost to El Desperado in a No Finishers first round match of the NJPW King of Pro-Wrestling Title.

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