Koji Kanemoto

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);
  • 4FW junior heavyweight title defeating Owen Phoenix (January 16, 2015);

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..
  • January 2, 2014–BJW: Koji Kanemoto defeated Kazuki Hashimoto.
  • January 12, 2014–W-1: Strong BJ (Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi) defeated Koji Kanemoto & Seiki Yoshioka.
  • January 19, 2014–W-1: Koji Kanemoto & Shuji Kondo defeated Gabai Ji-chan & Hiroshi Yamato.
  • January 24, 2014–W-1: Koji Kanemoto defeated Daiki Inaba.
  • January 25, 2014–W-1: Koji Kanemoto & Yasufumi Nakanoue defeated Kazuki Hashimoto & Ryuichi Kawakami.
  • January 30, 2014–WNC: Koji Kanemoto defeated Koji Doi.
  • January 31, 2014–W-1: Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka), Jushin Thunder Liger & Yoshiaki Fujiwara defeated Desperado (KAZMA SAKAMOTO, Masayuki Kono, Rene Dupree & Ryouji Sai).
  • February 15, 2014–W-1: Koji Kanemoto was in the #1 contenders battle royal for the TNA X-Division title won by Seiya Sanada.
  • February 21, 2014–W-1: Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka) defeated Daiki Inaba & Hiroshi Yamato.
  • February 23, 2014–W-1: Koji Kanemoto defeated Hiroshi Yamato.
  • February 25, 2014–W-1: Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka) defeated Hiroshi Yamato & Manabu Soya.
  • March 2, 2014–W-1: Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels & Kazarian) defeated Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka).
  • March 13, 2014–W-1: Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka) defeated Tokyo Gurentai (MAZADA & NOSAWA Rongai).
  • March 14, 2014–W-1: Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka) defeated Andy Wu & Kaz Hayashi.
  • March 15, 2014–W-1: Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka) defeated Daiki Inaba & Hiroshi Yamato. Koji Kanemoto was also in the #1 contenders battle royal for the TNA X-Division title won by Seiki Yoshioka.
  • March 22, 2014–W-1: Koji Kanemoto defeated KAZMA SAKAMOTO.
  • March 30, 2014–W-1: Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka defeated Desperado (KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Masayuki Kono).
  • April 4, 2014–Osaka Pro: Koji Kanemoto defeated Tigers Mask.
  • April 17, 2014–W-1: HUB & Tigers Mask defeated Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka).
  • April 27, 2014–W-1: Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka), Kaz Hayashi & Masakatsu Funaki defeated Desperado (KAZMA SAKAMOTO, Masayuki Kono, Rene Dupree & Ryouji Sai).
  • April 28, 2014–W-1: Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka) & Masakatsu Funaki defeated Desperado (KAZMA SAKAMOTO, Masayuki Kono & Ryouji Sai).
  • April 29, 2014–W-1: Desperado (Masayuki Kono, Rene Dupree & Ryouji Sai) defeated Daiki Inaba, Koji Kanemoto & Masakatsu Funaki.
  • May 1, 2014–W-1: Koji Kanemoto defeated KAZMA SAKAMOTO.
  • May 3, 2014–W-1: Team 246 (Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo), Koji Kanemoto & Masakatsu Funaki defeated Desperado (KAZMA SAKAMOTO, Masayuki Kono, Rene Dupree & Ryouji Sai).
  • May 4, 2014–W-1: Kaz Hayashi, MAZADA & Shuji Kondo defeated Andy Wu, Daiki Inaba & Koji Kanemoto.
  • May 11, 2014–Dradition: Koji Kanemoto vs. Tatsumi Fujinami ended in a time limit draw.
  • May 22, 2014–W-1: Desperado (KAZMA SAKAMOTO, Masayuki Kono & Rene Dupree) defeated Koji Kanemoto, LEONA & Masakatsu Funaki.
  • May 24, 2014–W-1: Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka), LEONA & Masakatsu Funaki defeated Desperado (KAZMA SAKAMOTO, Masayuki Kono, Rene Dupree & Ryouji Sai).
  • May 25, 2014–W-1: Koji Kanemoto, LEONA & Masakatsu Funaki defeated Desperado (KAZMA SAKAMOTO, Masayuki Kono & Ryouji Sai).
  • June 8, 2014–W-1: Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka) & Shuji Kondo defeated Tokyo Gurentai (MAZADA & NOSAWA Rongai) & Kikutaro.
  • June 18, 2014–W-1: Team 246 (Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo) & Hiroshi Yamato defeated Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka) & Seiki Yoshioka.
  • June 21, 2014–W-1: Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka) defeated Team 246 (Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo).
  • June 22, 2014–W-1: Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka) defeated Team 246 (Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo) to become #1 contenders for the TNA world tag team titles.
  • June 24, 2014–W-1: Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka) defeated Andy Wu & Seiki Yoshioka.
  • June 27, 2014–W-1: Koji Kanemoto & LEONA defeated Desperado (KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Rene Dupree).
  • July 6, 2014–W-1: The Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) defeated Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka) to retain the TNA world tag team titles.
  • July 19, 2014–Legend The Pro-Wrestling: Koji Kanemoto & Tatsuhito Takaiwa defeated Bear Fukuda & Hiro Saito.
  • August 21, 2014–BJW: Atsushi Maruyama & Koji Kanemoto defeated Kazuki Hashimoto & Ryuichi Kawakami.
  • August 24, 2014–BJW: Kazuki Hashimoto defeated Koji Kanemoto.
  • September 18, 2014–RJPW: First Tiger Mask, Masakatsu Funaki & Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Great Tiger, Koji Kanemoto & Taka Kunou.
  • September 23, 2014–BJW: Kazuki Hashimoto & Koji Kanemoto defeated Shinobu & Shiori Asahi.
  • October 7, 2014–Tenryu Project: Koji Kanemoto & Ryuichi Kawakami defeated Classic Kid & Tatsuhito Takaiwa in the semi-finals.
  • October 20, 2014–BJW: Kazuki Hashimoto & Koji Kanemoto defeated Speed Of Sounds (Hercules Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi).
  • October 26, 2014–BJW: Twin Towers (Kohei Sato & Shuji Ishikawa) defeated Kazuki Hashimoto & Koji Kanemoto.
  • October 27, 2014–BJW: Kazuki Hashimoto & Koji Kanemoto defeated Daisuke Sekimoto & Hideyoshi Kamitani.
  • October 31, 2014–BJW: Kazuki Hashimoto & Koji Kanemoto defeated Wild Network (Manabu Soya & Ryuichi Kawakami.
  • November 1, 2014–Michinoku Pro: Bad Boy (Manjimaru & Takeshi Minamino) defeated Fujita Hayato & Koji Kanemoto.
  • November 21, 2014–BJW: Yankee Two Kenju (Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto) defeated Kazuki Hashimoto & Koji Kanemoto in the semi-finals.
  • December 10, 2014–Fortune Dream 2: Kazuki Hashimoto & Koji Kanemoto vs. Masaaki Mochizuki & Yoshinobu Kanemaru ended in a time limit draw.
  • December 15, 2014–BJW: Atsushi Maruyama & Ryuichi Kawakami defeated Hideyoshi Kamitani & Koji Kanemoto.
  • December 21, 2014–BJW: Kazuki Hashimoto & Koji Kanemoto defeated Atsushi Maruyama & Tatsuhito Takaiwa.
  • December 23, 2014–BJW: Kazuki Hashimoto & Koji Kanemoto defeated Heisei Gokudo Combi (Kankuro Hoshino & Masato Inaba).
  • December 28, 2014–Dove Pro: Koji Kanemoto defeated Sakigake.
  • January 12, 2015–Legend The Pro-Wrestling: Koji Kanemoto, LEONA & Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Tokyo Gurentai (FUJITA, MAZADA & NOSAWA Rongai).
  • January 16, 2015–4FW: Koji Kanemoto defeated Owen Phoenix to win the junior heavyweight title.
  • January 17, 2015–4FW: Koji Kanemoto defeated Marty Scurll to retain the junior heavyweight title.
  • January 18, 2015–PWP: Koji Kanemoto defeated Dick Riley.
  • January 24, 2015–4FW: Doug Williams defeated Koji Kanemoto to retain the heavyweight title.
  • January 25, 2015–PWP: Koji Kanemoto defeated Ultimo Tiger.
  • April 25, 2015–Kana Produce: Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Otani defeated Katsuhiko Nakajima & Yuko Miyamoto.
  • April 29, 2015–ZERO1: Koji Kanemoto, Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa defeated Ikuto Hidaka, Kengo & Magnitude Kishiwada.
  • May 5, 2015–BJW: Koji Kanemoto & Tatsuhito Takaiwa defeated Kazuki Hashimoto & Shinobu.
  • May 17, 2015–FREEDOMS: Koji Kanemoto & Tatsuhito Takaiwa defeated Daisuke Masaoka & Toru Sugiura.
  • May 24, 2015–AAA World Cup: Blue Demon Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr. & Solar defeated Kenzo Suzuki, Masamune & Tiger Mask in the quarter-finals.
  • May 30, 2015–Tenryu Project: Koji Kanemoto & Ryuichi Kawakami defeated Buki & Tatsuhito Takaiwa.
  • July 20, 2015–BJW: Team Yamato (Daichi Hashimoto & Kazuki Hashimoto) defeated Koji Kanemoto & Tatsuhito Takaiwa.
  • August 18, 2015–Masahito Kakihara Support Show Kaki Aid ~ Moving On ~: Minoru Tanaka, Tatsuo Nakano & Yoshiaki Fujiwara defeated Koji Kanemoto, Masayuki Naruse & Takuma Sano.
  • October 29, 2015–BJW: Team Yamato (Daichi Hashimoto & Kazuki Hashimoto) & Koji Kanemoto defeated Atsushi Maruyama, Kazumi Kikuta & Tatsuhito Takaiwa.
  • November 1, 2015–ZERO1: Koji Kanemoto, Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa defeated Buffa, Ikuto Hidaka & YASSHI.
  • November 3, 2015–ZERO1: Koji Kanemoto defeated Ikuto Hidaka.
  • November 7, 2015–RDPW: Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka defeated Churaumi Saver & Rekka.
  • November 15, 2015–ZERO1: Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Otani defeated Ikuto Hidaka & Takuya Sugawara.
  • December 19, 2015–ZERO1: Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa defeated Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka to retain the NWA International lightweight tag team titles.
  • January 1, 2016–ZERO1: Koji Kanemoto, Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa defeated Dangan Yankees (Ikuto Hidaka, Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto).
  • May 15, 2016–Apache: Koji Kanemoto defeated Kintaro Kanemura to retain the WEW heavyweight title.
  • July 31, 2016–Apache: Kintaro Kanemura & Koji Kanemoto defeated Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Tomohiko Hashimoto.
  • August 28, 2016–Apache: Koji Kanemoto, Hazard, Keisuke Okuda, Syuou Fujiwara & The Blue Shark defeated MIKAMI, Rion Mizuki, Tomohiko Hashimoto, Kuniyoshi Wada & Masaru Kameda.
  • September 10, 2016–K-DOJO: Koji Kanemoto defeated Ayato Yoshida.
  • September 26, 2016–FMW: Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka) defeated Hi69 & KAI.
  • October 2, 2016–Apache: Koji Kanemoto defeated Hi69 to retain the WEW heavyweight title.
  • October 16, 2016–DDT: Cavalry (Ryota Nakatsu & Ryuichi Sekine) & Koji Kanemoto defeated SAGAT, Takumi Tsukamoto & Trans Am Hiroshi.
  • October 23, 2016–Odate Wrestling Festival: Ikuto Hidaka & Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka ended in a time limit draw.
  • December 2, 2016–Fumihiko Uwai Produce Strong Style History ~ Go For Broke! Forever: Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Otani defeated Akihiko Mori & Yoshihiro Takayama.
  • December 10, 2016–ZERO1: Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka) defeated Chris Orndorff & Shinjiro Otani.
  • December 11, 2016–ZERO1: Koji Kanemoto defeated Yoshikazu Yokoyama.
  • December 12, 2016–ZERO1: Ikuto Hidaka, Kotaro Suzuki & Takuya Sugawara defeated Koji Kanemoto, Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa.
  • December 13, 2016–ZERO1: Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka) defeated Ikuto Hidaka & Yoshikazu Yokoyama.
  • December 14, 2016–ZERO1: Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka) defeated Kazuki Hashimoto & Shinjiro Otani in the 2nd round.
  • December 16, 2016–ZERO1: KAI & Yusaku Obata defeated Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka) in the semi-finals.
  • December 18, 2016–ZERO1: Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka), Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa defeated Ikuto Hidaka, Isami Kodaka, Takumi Tsukamoto & Takuya Sugawara in a tag team elimination match.
  • December 25, 2016–Apache Pro: Kintaro Kanemura defeated Koji Kanemoto to win the WEW heavyweight title.
  • December 25, 2016–DDT: Abdullah Kobayashi, Masaya Takahashi & Takayuki Ueki defeated Cavalry (Ryota Nakatsu & Ryuichi Sekine) & Koji Kanemoto to retain the Yokohama Shopping Street 6 man tag team titles.
  • January 1, 2017–ZERO1: Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto vs. Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka ended in a double pin. Kodaka & Tsukamoto retains the NWA International lightweight tag team titles.
  • January 22, 2017–ZERO1: Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Otani defeated Kotaro Suzuki & Takuya Sugawara.
  • January 26, 2017–ZERO1: Ikuto Hidaka & Kotaro Suzuki defeated Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Otani.
  • February 3, 2017–ZERO1: Koji Kanemoto, Minoru Tanaka & Tatsuhito Takaiwa defeated Isami Kodaka, Takumi Tsukamoto & Trans Am Hiroshi.
  • March 2, 2017–ZERO1: Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka) defeated Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto to win the NWA International lightweight tag team titles.
  • March 5, 2017–Super Fireworks: Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka) defeated Fujita Hayato & Ikuto Hidaka to retain the NWA International lightweight tag team titles.
  • March 10, 2017–wXw: Timothy Thatcher defeated Koji Kanemoto in the 1st round of the 16 carat gold tournament.
  • March 11, 2017–wXw: Koji Kanemoto defeated Francis Kaspin.
  • March 12, 2017–wXw: Bobby Gunns defeated Koji Kanemoto.
  • March 30, 2017–Super Fireworks: Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Otani defeated Ikuto Hidaka & Takuya Sugawara.
  • April 4, 2017–ZERO1: Takumi Tsukamoto defeated Koji Kanemoto.
  • April 8, 2017–ZERO1: Koji Kanemoto defeated Kotaro Suzuki.
  • April 9, 2017–ZERO1: Tatsuhito Takaiwa defeated Koji Kanemoto.
  • April 12, 2017–ZERO1: Koji Kanemoto defeated Ikuto Hidaka.
  • April 22, 2017–Dradition: Koji Kanemoto, Shiro Koshinaka & Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Takuma Sano, Vader & Yoshiaki Fujiwara.
  • April 23, 2017–Dradition: Koji Kanemoto defeated Super Delfin.
  • April 26, 2017–ZERO1: Chris Orndorff & Koji Kanemoto defeated Takuya Nomura & Yoshikazu Yokoyama.
  • May 12, 2017–ZERO1: Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa defeated Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka) to win the NWA International lightweight tag team titles.
  • May 21, 2017–ZERO1: Junior Stars (Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka) defeated Chris Orndorff & Yoshikazu Yokoyama.
  • June 2, 2017–NEW: Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka defeated Mitsuyoshi Nakai & Yuya Susumu.
  • June 17, 2017–NEW: Koji Kanemoto & Masakatsu Funaki defeated Naoki Tanizaki & Shinya Aoki.
  • June 18, 2017–NEW: Koji Kanemoto & Masakatsu Funaki defeated Mitsuyoshi Nakai & Shinya Aoki.
  • July 2, 2017–RDPW: Churaumi Saver, Gurukun Mask, Hija Kidman, Tida Heat & Ultra Soki defeated Daisuke Masaoka, Jun Kasai, Koji Kanemoto, Takashi Sasaki & Yuya Susumu in a tag team elimination match.
  • July 4, 2017–DDT: Koji Kanemoto defeated Mizuki Watase.
  • July 7, 2017–NEW: Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka vs. Naoki Tanizaki & Yuya Susumu ended in a time limit draw.
  • August 5, 2017–ZERO1: Koji Kanemoto, Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa defeated Voodoo Murders (Masato Tanaka, Takuya Sugawara & TARU).
  • August 6, 2017–A-TEAM: Kendo Kashin, KENSO & Koji Kanemoto defeated Dick Togo, Hi69 & Tomohiko Hashimoto.
  • August 11, 2017–Kansai Pro-Wrestling: Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka defeated Billy Ken Kid & Tsubasa.
  • August 13, 2017–ZERO1: Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Otani defeated TARU & Voodoo Mask.
  • September 30, 2017–ZERO1: Koji Kanemoto & Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa.