Ryan Sakoda

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Title History

  • NWA Intercontinental Tag Team titles w/Samoa Joe defeating Yuuki Ishikawa & Katsumi Usuda (June 14, 2001);
  • EWF (Empire Wrestling Federation) Heavyweight title defeating ????? ();

Career Highlights

Ultimate Pro Wrestling:

  • Keiji Sakoda had a successful stint in the NWA Zero-One promotion in Japan..
  • Keiji Sakoda has also often filled in as an instructor at UPW’s Ultimate University..
  • March 17, 2001 – WWF Jakked: Kaientai defeated Frankie Kazarian and Keiji Sakoda…
  • January 11, 2003 – WWF Velocity: Chuck Palumbo defeated Keiji Sakoda..
  • July 26, 2003 – Velocity: Chris Kanyon defeated Ryan Sakoda..

World Wrestling Entertainment:

  • September 11, 2003: Ryan “Keiji” Sakoda signs a developmental contract with the WWE..
  • October 19, 2003 – No Mercy: Tajiri defeated Rey Mysterio to retain the CW title with help from Jimmy Yang & Ryan Sakoda..
  • October 23, 2003 – Smackdown!: Tajiri defeated Zach Gowen – Afterwards, Jimmy Yang & Ryan Sakoda viciously attacked Zach..
  • November 13, 2003 – Smackdown!: Akio & Sakoda defeated Jamie Noble & Rey Mysterio with help from Tajiri!
  • December 4, 2003 – Smackdown!: Jamie Noble uses Nidia’s handicap to his advantage and helps him defeat Sakoda in a 1-on-1 match..
  • December 20, 2003 – Velocity: Billy Kidman & Ultimo Dragon defeated Akio & Sakoda..
  • January 3, 2004 – Velocity: Orlando Jordan & Shannon Moore defeated Akio & Sakoda..
  • January 10, 2004 – Velocity: Billy Kidman defeated Sakoda..
  • January 22, 2004 – Smackdown!: Bradshaw defeated Akio & Sakoda in a Handicap Match..
  • January 31, 2004 – Velocity: Sakoda defeated Scotty 2 Hotty..
  • February 15, 2004 – No Way Out: Tajiri/Sakoda/Akio defeated Ultimo Dragon/Billy Kidman/Paul London on Sunday Night Heat..
  • February 21, 2004 – Velocity: Sakoda defeated Paul London..
  • March 4, 2004 – Smackdown!: Rey Mysterio & Billy Kidman & Ultimo Dragon defeated Tajiri & Akio & Sakoda
  • March 11, 2004 – Smackdown!: Rey Mysterio & Billy Kidman & Ultimo Dragon & Funaki beat Tajiri & Akio & Sakoda & Jamie Noble..
  • March 27, 2004 – Velocity: Billy Gunn & Hardcore Holly defeated Akio & Sakoda..
  • April 1, 2004 – Smackdown!: The Dudley Boyz (Bubba & DVon) defeated Akio & Sakoda..
  • May 13, 2004 – Smackdown!: WWE U.S. Champion John Cena defeated Sakoda w/Akio in a non-title match..
  • May 29, 2004 – Velocity: Billy Gunn defeated Sakoda..
  • June 5, 2004 – Velocity: World Tag Team Champions Rico & Charlie Haas defeated Akio & Sakoda in a non-title match..
  • June 19, 2004 – Velocity: Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli defeated Akio & Sakoda..
  • June 26, 2004 – Velocity: Charlie Haas defeated Sakoda..
  • July 10, 2004 – Velocity: Sho Funaki defeated Sakoda..
  • August 2004: Ryan Sakoda is released from his WWE contract..

Ultimate University:

  • March 2005: Ryan Sakoda returns to Ultimage Pro Wrestling as a trainer at The Ultimate University..
  • January 15, 2006–Pro Wrestling WAR: Teddy Hart & Jack Evans vs Aaron Aguilera & Keiji Sakoda ended in a Double Countout..
  • ~~~Teddy Hart did a moonsault off the rim of a basketball hoop and claimed he messed up his knee..
  • September 16, 2006–Western Alliance Entertainment: Romeo Roselli defeated Ryan Sakoda (1st match back)..
  • April 27, 2007–Impact Zone Wrestling: Frankie Kazarian defeated Ryan Sakoda in Mesa, Arizona..
  • July 13, 2007—NWA Alternative Wrestling: Claudio Castagnoli defeated Ronin and Lil Nate and Ryu Sakoda in a 4-WAY…