Koji Kanemoto

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Title History

 

  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight title defeating Norio Honaga (February 19, 1995);
  • UWA (Mexico) World Welterweight title defeating Shinjiro Ohtani (April 16, 1995);
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight title defeating Sabu (June 14, 1995);
  • UWA (Mexico) World Junior Light Heavyweight title defeating El Samuari (March 17, 1996);
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight title defeating Jushin Liger (March 17, 1999);
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team titles w/Minoru Tanaka defeating Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Shinjiro Ohtani (June 25, 2000);
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight title defeating Minoru Tanaka (July 19, 2002);
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team titles w/Jushin Liger defeating Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (January 26, 2003);
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team titles w/Wataru Inoue defeating Gedo & Jado (March 4, 2005);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Koji Kanemoto is known as the stiffest wrestler in the New Japan Junior Heavyweight division..
  • Koji Kanemoto uses many stiff kicks, hard chops and painful submission holds..
  • Koji Kanemoto wrestled under a mask as the third version of the Tiger Mask gimmick until being unmasked after a match with Liger..
  • October 14, 2002 – NJPW: Koji Kanemoto defeated Heat (Minoru Tanaka) to retain the IWGP Jr Heavyweight title..
  • October 26, 2002 – NJPW: Koji Kanemoto defeated Bas Rutten to retain the IWGP Jr Heavyweight title..
  • November 13, 2004–New Japan: Heat defeated Koji Kanemoto to retain the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight title..
  • January 4, 2005–New Japan Pro Wrestling: Jushin Liger defeated Koji Kanemoto..
  • May 14, 2005–NJPW: Hirooki Goto & Minoru (Tanaka) defeated Koji Kanemoto & Wataru Inoue to win IWGP Jr. Tag Team titles..
  • October 8, 2005–New Japan PPV: Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Yoshito Sasaki (Zero-One Max) beat Koji Kanemoto & Wataru Inoue..
  • November 23, 2005–NJPW: Jushin Thunder Liger & Minoru Tanaka defeated Koji Kanemoto & Tiger Mask..
  • November 26, 2005–NJPW: Koji Kamemoto & Tiger Mask & Akiya Anzawa beat Jushin Thunder Liger & Minoru Tanaka & El Samurai..
  • November 27, 2005–NJPW: Koji Kanemoto defeated Masahito Kakihara..
  • November 30, 2005–NJPW: Koji Kanemoto & Masayuki Naruse defeated Minoru Tanaka & Akiya Anzawa
  • December 3 2005–NJPW: Koji Kanemoto & Tiger Mask IV defeated Jushin Thunder Liger & Minoru Tanaka…
  • December 4, 2005–NJPW: Jado & Gedo & Hirooki Goto beat Koji Kanemoto & Tiger Mask IV & Ryusuke Taguchi..
  • December 6, 2005–NJPW: Koji Kanemoto & Tiger Mask IV defeated Safari & Sangre Azteca..
  • December 7, 2005–NJPW: Safari & Sangre Azteca defeated Koji Kanemoto & Akiya Anzawa..
  • December 8, 2005–NJPW: Jushin Liger/Minoru Tanaka/Masayuki Naruse beat Koji Kanemoto/Tiger Mask/Akiya Anzawa..
  • December 9, 2005–NJPW: Jado & Gedo defeated Koji Kanemoto & El Samurai..
  • December 10, 2005–NJPW: Koji Kanemoto defeated Minoru Tanaka..
  • December 11, 2005–NJPW: Koji Kanemoto defeated Tiger Mask IV..
  • June 13, 2009: Koji Kanemoto defeated Prince Devitt in the finals of the Best of the Super Junior tournament..