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Riki Chosyu


Title History

 

  • NWA (Los Angeles/Japan) North American Tag Team titles w/Seiji Sakaguchi defeating Masa Saito & Hiro Matsuda (June 15, 1979);
  • UWA (Mexico) World Heavyweight title defeating Canek (July 23, 1982);
  • UWA (Mexico) World Tag Team titles w/Gran Hamada defeating Baby Face & Canek (August 1, 1982);
  • WWF International Heavyweight title defeating Tatsumi Fujinami (April 3, 1983);
  • NWA (All Japan) International Tag Team titles w/Yoshiaki Yatsu defeating Genichiro Tenryu & Jumbo Tsuruta (February 5, 1986);
  • PWF (Japan) Heavyweight title defeating Stan Hansen (April 5, 1986);
  • IWGP (Japan) Tag Team titles w/Masa Saito defeating Kengo Kimura & Tatsumi Fujinami (June 10, 1988);
  • IWGP (Japan) Heavyweight title defeating Salman Hashimikov (July 12, 1989);
  • IWGP (Japan) Tag Team titles w/Takayuki Iizuka defeating George Takano & Super Strong Machine (July 13, 1989);
  • IWGP (Japan) Heavyweight title defeating Big Van Vader (August 19, 1990);
  • IWGP (Japan) Heavyweight title defeating Tatsumi Fujinami (January 4, 1992);
  • IWGP (Japan) Tag Team titles w/Kensuki Sasaki defeating Kengo Kimura & Tatsumi Fujinami (April 12, 1997);
  • WMG (Japan) Tag Team titles w/Genichiro Tenryu defeating Jinsei Shinzaki & Shiro Koshinaka (August 21, 2003);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • 1972: Mitsuo Yoshida represented South Korea at the Olympic Games in Munich failing to place in freestyle wrestling..
  • August 1974: Mitsuo Yoshida debuted, wrestling under his real name, he adopted the Choshu name in 1977..
  • Riki Chosyu won the IWGP Tag Team titles on three occassions with three different partners..
  • Riki Chosyu won the IWGP Heavyweight title three times..
  • Riki Chosyu was the most influential wrestler in Japan in the ’80s and ’90s, one of the greatest in-ring performer ever..
  • Riki Chosyu was the longtime booker for New Japan, and was known for being a selfless matchmaker..
  • March 7, 191: Antonio Inoki & Riki Choshu defeated Hulk Hogan & Perro Aguayo in Kisarazu, Japan..
  • 1984: Riki Chosyu jumped from New Japan to All Japan and took a bunch of NJPW wrestlers with him..
  • March 7, 2004 – Z1 Hustle-2: Riki Choshu & Tomohiro Ishii defeated Zebra Man & Naohiro Hoshikawa..
  • May 8, 2004 – Z1 Hustle-3: Riki Choshu defeated Adamonster (King Adamo)..
  • July 25, 2004 – Z1 Hustle-4: Naoya Ogawa & Riki Choshu defeated An Joe (Yoji Anjoh) & Dan “The Buffalo” Bobish..
  • September 20, 2004 – Z1 Hustle-5: Riki Choshu & Rikishi defeated Oyajigari (Yoji Anjo) & Dan Bobish..
  • November 13, 2004–New Japan: Yuji Nagata & Osamu Nishimura beat Riki Choshu & Masahiro Chono in an elimination match..
  • January 4, 2005–New Japan Pro Wrestling: Masahiro Chono defeated Riki Choshu..
  • June 5 2005–Riki Pro: Riki Choshu & Enson Inoue defeated Kazunari Murakami & Yoshiaki Fujiwara..
  • July 3 2005–Riki Pro: Riki Choshu & Tomohiro Ishii & IchIro Yaguchi b Tetsuhiro Kuroda & BADBOY Hido & GENTARO..
  • July 4 2005–Riki Pro: Riki Choshu & Tomohiro Ishii defeated Tetsuhiro Kuroda & BADBOY Hido..
  • August 4, 2005–Wrestle-One (debut): Kensuke Sasaki defeated Riki Choshu..
  • December 3 2005–NJPW: Riki Choshu/Yuji Nagata/Shinsuke Nakamura beat Masahiro Chono/Hiroyoshi Tenzan/Tatsutoshi Goto..
  • December 6, 2005–NJPW: Riki Choshu & Takashi Iizuka defeated Hiro Saito & Tatsutoshi Goto..
  • December 7, 2005–NJPW: Choshu/Manabu Nakanishi/Hiroshi Tanahashi beat M.Chono/Hiroyoshi Tenzan/Tatsutoshi Goto..
  • December 10, 2005–NJPW: Choshu/Yuji Nagata/Hiroshi Tanahashi beat Masahiro Chono/Hiroyoshi Tenzan/Tatsutoshi Goto..

 

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