Masahiro Chono

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Title History

  • NWA Central States Television title defeating Mike George (January 1, 1988);
  • WWA (Kansas) World Heavyweight title defeating Mike George (February 26, 1988);
  • AGPW (Grand Prix) North American Tag Team titles w/Bob Brown defeating Cuban Assassin & Leo Burke (July ??, 1988);
  • CWF (Knoxville) Tag Team titles w/Mike Davis defeating Davey & Johnny Rich (May 5, 1989);
  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/Kenji Mutoh defeating Shinya Hashimoto & Masa Saito (April 27, 1990);
  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeating Junji Hirata & Shinya Hashimoto (June 12, 1992);
  • NWA World Heavyweight title defeating Rick Rude [Tournament] (August 12, 1992);
  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeating Takashi Iizuka & Kazuo Yamazaki (July 16, 1996);
  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/Kenji Mutoh defeating Kazuo Yamazaki & Kensuke Sasaki (October 19, 1997);
  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeating Shiro Koshinaka & Genichiro Tenzan [Tournament] (June 5, 1998);
  • IWGP Heavyweight title defeating Tatsumi Fujinami (August 8, 1998);
  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeating Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata [Tournament] (March 24, 2002);
  • HCW (Hawaii) Kamehameha Heritage Heavyweight title defeating Lopaka (July 26, 2003);
  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeating Shinsuke Nakamura & Hiroshi Tanahashi (October 30, 2005);

Career Highlights

  • Masa Chono is probably the most rebel wrestler that stepped into a New Japan Pro Wrestling ring..
  • August 12, 1992: Masa Chono defeated Rick Rude in a tournament final for the NWA Heavyweight Wrestling title..
  • October 25, 1992 – Halloween Havoc: Rick Rude w/Madusa defeated Masahiro Chono w/Hiro Matsuda by DQ to retain the NWA World title. Harley Race (chosen by Rick Rude) and Kensuki Sasake (chosen by Masahiro Chono) were guest referees..
    Both referees got knocked out at ringside and Rick Rick hit his finisher but there was no ref to count!
    Masahiro Chono locked in the STF and Kensuki Sasake jumped in an called for the bell and raised Chono’s arm!
    Harley Race jumped in and reversed the decision and DQed Masa Chono for throwing Rude over the top rope! Kensuki Sasake attacked Rick Rude & Harley Race after the match!.
  • Masa Chono becomes a member of New Japan’s version of the new World order..
  • Masa Chono formed a successful tag team with Keiji Mutoh..
  • Masa Chono won the IWGP Jr Heavyweight title..
  • January 4, 1993 – WCW/New Japan Super Show 3: Keiji Mutoh defeated Masahiro Chono to win the NWA World title..
  • December 16, 1996 – Nitro: Chris Jericho defeated Masahiro Chono by DQ..
  • January 20, 1997 – Nitro: Masahiro Chono defeated Dave Taylor..
  • January 25, 1997 – Souled Out: Masahiro Chono defeated Chris Jericho with a Yakuza Kick in the opening match..
  • May 19, 1997 – Nitro: Masahiro Chono defeated Dave Taylor..
  • May 26, 1997 – Nitro: The Great Muta vs. Masahiro Chono ended in a No Contest..
  • June 2, 1997 – Nitro: The Great Muta & Masahiro Chono defeated The Steiner Brothers..
  • June 30, 1997 – Nitro: Ric Flair & Chris Benoit & Steve McMichael defeated Buff Bagwell & Scott Norton & Masahiro Chono by DQ..
  • July 13, 1997 – Road Wild: The Steiner Brothers defeated The Great Muta & Masahiro Chono..
  • July 14, 1997 – Nitro: The Great Muta & Masahiro Chono defeated Public Enemy..
  • September 20, 1997 – Worldwide: The Great Muta & Masahiro Chono defeated Damien & El Dandy..
  • June 15, 1998 – Nitro: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated High Voltage..
  • July 20, 1998 – Nitro: Masahiro Chono & The Great Muta defeated Disco Inferno & Alex Wright..
  • January 17, 2000 – Nitro: Masahiro Chono & Super J (nWo Sting) defeated Rick Steiner & Mike Rotunda..
  • August 11, 2002: Masa Chono won the G-1 tournament today beating Yoshihiro Takayama in the finals with a series of Yakuza kicks.
  • October 14, 2002 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono defeats Joanie Laurer in a dissappointing match..
  • October 26, 2002 – NJPW: Yuji Nagata NO CONTEST with Masa Chono in a 60-minute time limit draw..
  • January 4, 2003 – NJPW: Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima b Masahiro Chono & Manabu Nakanishi..
  • March 7, 2003 – NJPW: Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Masa Chono def. Shinya Makabe & Scott Norton and Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Blue Wolf & Yuji Nagata..
  • March 8, 2003 – NJPW: Masa Chono & Michiyoshi Ohara & Hiroyoshi Tenzan def. Ryushi Yanagisawa & Kazunari Murakami & Tadao Yasuda..
  • March 9, 2003 – NJPW: IWGP Tag Titles Match: Masa Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan def. Shinya Makabe & Yoshihiro Takayama..
  • March 10, 2003 – NJPW: Scott Norton & Rick Steiner def. Tatsutoshi Goto & Masa Chono..
  • March 12, 2003 – NJPW: Tadao Yasuda & Makai Mask #1 & Kazunari Murakami def. Masa Chono & Michiyoshi Ohara & Hiroyoshi Tenzan..
  • March 17, 2003 – NJPW: Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Heat & Masa Chono def. Minoru Fujita & Shinya Makabe & Scott Norton..
  • March 18, 2003 – NJPW: Manabu Nakanishi & Yutaka Yoshie & Masa Chono def. Shinya Makabe & Rick Steiner & Scott Norton..
  • March 23, 2003 – NJPW: Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroshi Tanahashi & Masa Chono def. Blue Wolf & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Yuji Nagata..
  • April 22, 2003 – NJPW: Mike Barton & Dan Devine & Shinya Makabe def. Masa Chono & Yutaka Yoshie & Hiroshi Tanahashi..
  • April 23, 2003 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan def. Yoshihiro Takayama & Mike Barton..
  • April 26, 2003: Masahiro Chono tore knee ligaments while doing a Yakuza kick to Shinya Makabe and may need surgery..
  • April 28, 2003 – NJPW: Masa Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan def. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Yutaka Yoshie..
  • May 2, 2003 – NJPW: Kenta Kobashi defeated Masahiro Chono to retain the GHC title..
  • July 21, 2003 – NJPW: Yoshohiro Takayama vs. Masahiro Chono for the IWGP title match ended in a No Contest..
  • July 26, 2003 – Hawaiin Championship Wrestling: Masahiro Chono defeated Lopaka to win the HCW title..
  • October 13, 2003: Hulk Hogan defeated Masa Chono in roughly 19 minutes..
  • ~~~After the match, as Hulk Hogan gave an interview, saying he wanted to win the IWGP title again, and then the NWA title..
  • ~~~Jeff Jarrett appeared and smashed a guitar over his head saying “Heard you wanted to come to TNA, well TNA just came to you!”
  • ~~~Hulk Hogan started bleeding from the head and Masa Chono said he wanted to help Hulk Hogan..
  • October 18, 2003: Masa Chono was injured taking a German suplex from Yutaka Yoshie and was feared that he suffered a broken neck!
  • January 04, 2004–New Japan Pro Wrestling: Keiji Muto & Bob Sapp defeated Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan..
  • November 13, 2004–New Japan: Yuji Nagata & Osamu Nishimura beat Riki Choshu & Masahiro Chono in an elimination match..
  • January 4, 2005–New Japan: Masahiro Chono beat Riki Choshu, and then beat IWGP champion Hiroyoshi Tenzan (Non Title Match)..
  • March 26, 2005 – NJPW: Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Masahiro Chonoo (#1 contenders Tournament semi-final)..
  • May 14, 2005–New Japan Pro Wrestling: Mitsuharu Misawa & Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Jushin Liger & Masahiro Chono..
  • May 29, 2005–NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Minoru Suzuki b Takashi Iizuka & Shinsuke Nakamura in a European Catch Rules Match..
  • June 2, 2005 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Jushin Liger & Scott Norton defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Shinsuke Nakamura & Watarou Inoue..
  • June 3, 2005 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Togi Makabe defeated Takashi Iizuka & Osamu Nishimura..
  • June 4, 2005 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi defeated Takashi Iisuka & Yutaka Yoshie & Shinsuke Nakamura..
  • June 13, 2005 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Jushin Liger defeated Takashi Iizuka & Watarou Inoue..
  • June 18, 2005 – NJPW: Tatsumi Fujinami & Osami Nishimura & Koji Kanemoto defeated Masahiro Chono & Minoru Tanaka & Hirooki Goto..
  • June 19, 2005 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Harry Smith defeated Hiro Saito & Yutaka Yoshie..
  • June 30, 2005 – NJPW: Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Osamu Nisihmura & Hiroshi Tanahashi & Shinsuke Nakamura b Masahiro Chono & Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi & Black Strong Machine in a 2 of 3 Falls Match..
  • July 1, 2005 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Dick Togo defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Naofumi Yamamoto..
  • July 13, 2005 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Jushin Liger defeated Osamu Nishimura & Takashi Iizuka..
  • July 14, 2005 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Togi Makabe & Toru Yano defeated Shinsuke Nakaruma & Hiroshi Tanahashi & Blue Wolf..
  • July 17, 2005 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Gedo defeated Osamu Nishimura & El Samurai in a New Japan vs. Black New Japan Openwight Series match..
  • July 18, 2005 – NJPW: Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Nishimura defeated Masahiro Chono & Ron Waterman..
  • July 19, 2005 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Yuji Nagata defeated Kendo Kashin & Hiroyoshi Tenzan..
  • July 21, 2005 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Ron Waterman defeated Takashi Iizuka & Yukata Yoshie..
  • October 8, 2005–NJPW PPV: Brock Lesnar defeated Kazuyuki Fujita and Masahiro Chono in a 3-WAY to win the IWGP Title..
  • October 31, 2005: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi & Shinsuke Nakamura for the IWGP tag titles..
  • November 23, 2005 – NJPW: Yuji Nagata & Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Masahiro Chono & Black Strong Machine (Machine unmasked during the match to reveal Junji Hirata)..
  • November 26, 2005–NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Manabu Nakanishi & Takashi Iizuka..
  • November 27, 2005–NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Manabu Nakanishi & Yutaka Yoshie ..
  • November 30, 2005–NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Yuji Nagata & Shinsuke Nakamura..
  • December 3, 2005 – NJPW: Riki Choshu & Yuji Nagata & Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tatsutoshi Goto..
  • December 4, 2005 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroshi Tanahashi..
  • December 6, 2005 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan b Yuji Nagata & Shinsuke Nakamura..
  • December 7, 2005 – NJPW: Riki Choshi & Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroshi Tanahashi b Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tatsutoshi Goto..
  • December 8, 2005 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tatsutoshi Goto b Yuji Nagata & Shinsuke Nakamura & Yutaka Yoshie..
  • December 9, 2005 – NJPW: Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroshi Tanahashi b Masahiro Chono & Hiro Saito..
  • December 10, 2005 – NJPW: Riki Choshu & Yuji Nagata & Hiroshi Tanahashi b Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tatsutoshi Goto..
  • December 11, 2005 – NJPW: Tatsumi Fujinami & Hiroshi Tanahashi & Yutaka Yoshie b Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tatsutoshi Goto..
  • January 4, 2006 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan b Takao Omori & Shiro Koshinaka..
  • January 8, 2006 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Black Strong Machine & Tatsutoshi Goto b Yuji Nagata & Yutaka Yoshie & Shinsuke Nakamura..
  • January 28, 2006 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Black Strong Machine b Manabu Nakanishi & Yutaka Yoshie & Shinsuke Nakamura..
  • January 29, 2006 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan b Riki Choshu & Takashi Iizuka..
  • January 30, 2006 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan b Riki Choshu & Tomohiro Ishii..
  • February 1, 2006 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan b Togi Makabe & Toru Yano..
  • February 2, 2006 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan b Shinsuke Nakamura & Naofumi Yamamoto..
  • February 5, 2006 – NJPW: Riki Choshu & Akebono b Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan..
  • February 7, 2006 – NJPW: Riki Choshu & Akebono & Takashi Iizuka b Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Togi Makabe..
  • February 8, 2006 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan b Riki Choshu & Tomohiro Ishii..
  • February 12, 2006 – NJPW: Yuji Nagata & Shinsuke Nakamura b Masahiro Chono & Tatsutoshi Goto..
  • February 18, 2006 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Black Strong Machine b Riki Choshu & Yuji Nagata & Naofumi Yamamoto..
  • February 19, 2006 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan b Manabu Nakanishi & Giant Bernard to defend the IWGP Tag Team Title..
  • March 4, 2006 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Giant Bernard b Yuji Nagata & Hiroshi Tanahashi & Akebono..
  • March 6, 2006 – NJPW: Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroshi Tanahashi & Akebono b Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tatsutoshi Goto..
  • March 7, 2006 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Giant Bernard b Riki Choshu & Manabu Nakanishi & Akebono..
  • March 11, 2006 – NJPW: Riki Choshu & Takashi Iizuka & Akebono b Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Black Strong Machine..
  • March 12, 2006 – NJPW: Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroshi Tanahashi b Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Black Strong Machine..
  • March 13, 2006 – NJPW: Yuji Nagata & Hiroshi Tanahashi & Manabu Nakanishi b Black Strong Machine & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Masa Chono..
  • March 17, 2006 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan b Manabu Nakanishi & Naofumi Yamamoto..
  • March 19, 2006 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan b Yuji Nagata & Naofumi Yamamoto to defend the IWGP Tag Team titles..
  • March 21, 2006 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tatsutoshi Goto b Riki Choshu & Yuji Nagata & Takashi Iizuka..
  • March 22, 2006 – NJPW:  Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Black Strong Machine b Riki Choshi & Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroshi Tanahashi..
  • April 16, 2006 – NJPW: Hiroshi Tanahashi b Masahiro Chono in the New Japan Cup 1st Round..
  • April 20, 2006 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Scott Norton b Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroshi Tanahashi & Naofumi Yamamoto..
  • April 21, 2006 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Giant Bernard b Riki Choshu & Yuji Nagata & Naofumi Yamamoto..
  • April 22, 2006 – NJPW: Riki Choshu & Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroshi Tanahashi b Masahiro Chono & Black Strong Machine & Tatsutoshi Goto..
  • April 23, 2006 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Black Strong Machine b Manabu Nakanishi & Takashi Iizuka & Naofumi Yamamoto..
  • April 29, 2006 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Black Strong Machine b Riki Choshu & Manabu Nakanishi & Naofumi Yamamoto..
  • April 30, 2006 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Black Strong Machine b Riki Choshu & Takashi Iizuka & Naofumi Yamamoto..
  • May 3, 2006 – NJPW: Riki Choshu & Manabu Nakanishi b Masahiro Chono & Black Strong Machine..
  • January 4, 2007 – NJPW: Keiji Muto & Masahiro Chono b Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima..
  • July 6, 2007 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Milano Collection AT & Orlando Jordan b Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tomohiro Ishii & Tomoaki Honma..
  • July 7, 2007 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Shinsuke Nakamura b Manabu Nakanishi & Takashi Iizuka..
  • October 2, 2007 – NJPW: Riki Choshu & Masahiro Chono & Akebono beat Manabu Nakanishi & Takashi Iizuka & Mitsuhide Hirasawa..
  • November 3, 2007 – NJPW: Riki Choshu & Masahiro Chono & Akebono & Super Strong Machine b Manabu Nakanishi & Takashi Iizuka & Takashi Uwano & Mitshide Hirasawa..
  • November 11, 2007 – NJPW: Riki Choshu & Masahiro Chono & Super Strong Machine & Jushin Thunder Liger & AKIRA b Takashi Iizuka & Takashi Uwano & Mitsuhide Hirasawa & Tetsuya Naito & Taichi Ishikari..
  • January 4, 2008 – NJPW – Wrestle Kingdom 2 (Ft. TNA Wrestlers): Tatsumi Fujinami & Riki Choshu & Masahiro Chono & Jushin Liger & AKIRA b Gedo & Jado & Taru & Shuji Knodo & Brother Yasshi..