Ryan Sakoda

Title History

  • NWA Intercontinental Tag Team titles w/Samoa Joe defeating Yuuki Ishikawa & Katsumi Usuda (June 14, 2001);

Career Highlights

  • 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..
  • February 26, 2000 – UPW: Frankie Kazarian defeated Keiji Sakoda to retain the heavyweight title.
  • December 20, 2000 – UPW: Donovan Morgan defeated Keiji Sakoda.
  • February 21, 2001 – UPW: Keiji Sakoda defeated Prototype.
  • March 14, 2001 – UPW: Roadkill defeated Keiji Sakoda.
  • March 17, 2001 – Jakked: Kaientai defeated Frankie Kazarian and Keiji Sakoda..
  • April 14, 2001 – APW: eam UPW (Frankie Kazarian, Keiji Sakoda & Prototype) defeated Team APW (Donovan Morgan, Maxx Justice & Vincenzo Massaro).
  • April 25, 2001 – UPW: Keiji Sakoda defeated Billy D.
  • May 30, 2001 – UPW: Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Keiji Sakoda.
  • June 9, 2001 – APW: Team APW (Dalip Singh, Peter Snott & Seymour Snott) defeated Team UPW (Frankie Kazarian, Keiji Sakoda & Samoa Joe).
  • June 14, 2001 – ZERO-1: Keiji Sakoda & Samoa Joe defeated Katsumi Usuda & Yuki Ishikawa to win the vacant NWA Intercontinental tag team titles.
  • June 26, 2001 – UPW: Keiji Sakoda & Smelly defeated The Ultimate Army (John Heidenreich & Nathan Jones).
  • August 18, 2001 – APW: The Ballard Brothers (Shane Ballard & Shannon Ballard) defeated Keiji Sakoda & Samoa Joe to retain the tag titles.
  • August 22, 2001 – UPW: Keiji Sakoda defeated Al Katrazz.
  • September 25, 2001 – UPW: Sylvester Terkay defeated Keiji Sakoda.
  • September 29, 2001 – APW: The Original Westside Playaz (Robert Thompson & Tony Jones) defeated Keiji Sakoda & Samoa Joe and The Ballard Brothers (Shane Ballard & Shannon Ballard) in a 3-way tag team match to win the tag titles.
  • November 27, 2001 – UPW: Smelly defeated Keiji Sakoda.
  • August 15, 2002 – UPW: Al Katrazz, Horshu & Smelly defeated Keiji Sakoda, Skulu & Solo Snuka. Tom Howard defeated Keiji Sakoda to retain the UPW heavyweight title.
  • November 6, 2002 – UPW: Keiji Sakoda defeated Solo Snuka.
  • January 11, 2003 – Velocity: Chuck Palumbo defeated Keiji Sakoda..
  • January 12, 2003 – Sunday Night Heat: Keiji Sakoda & Navajo Warrior defeated Don Yates & Mike Knox in a dark match.
  • February 16, 2003 – Sunday Night Heat: Keiji Sakoda & Skulu defeated Frankie Kazarian & Mike Harthcock in a dark match.
  • March 15, 2003 – UPW: Keiji Sakoda defeated Skulu.
  • April 19, 2003 – UPW: Solo Snuka defeated Keiji Sakoda.
  • April 25, 2003 – UPW: Keiji Sakoda defeated Solo Snuka.
  • May 29, 2003 – UPW: Keiji Sakoda defeated Skulu.
  • June 8, 2003 – Sunday Night Heat: Frankie Kazarian defeated Ryan Sakoda in a dark match.
  • July 11, 2003 – UPW: Chris Mordetzky defeated Keiji Sakoda in the semi-finals.
  • 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..
  • October 25, 2003 – Velocity: Ryan Sakoda defeated Bobby Rude in a dark match.
  • 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: Kyo Dai (Akio, Sakoda & Tajiri) defeated Billy Kidman, Paul London & Ultimo Dragon. 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 United States 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 3, 2004 – OVW TV: Adrenaline (Chris Cage & Tank Toland) defeated Akio & 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..
  • June 17, 2005–ZERO-1MAX: Masato Tanaka, Ryan Sakoda & Shinjiro Otani defeated Hirotaka Yokoi, Kohei Sato & Yoshihito Sasaki.
  • June 18, 2005–ZERO-1MAX: Ryan Sakoda defeated Rikiya Fudo.
  • June 19, 2005–ZERO-1MAX: Kohei Sato & Ryouji Sai defeated Hardkore Kidd & Ryan Sakoda to retain the NWA Intercontinental tag team titles.
  • July 13, 2005–HUSTLE: Jinro defeated Demon Spider, Katsuhisa Fujii, Monster C, Quick Cook Lee, Ryouji Sai & Tetsuhiro Kuroda in a hardcore battle royal.
  • July 15, 2005–HUSTLE: Katsuhisa Fujii, Leonardo Spanky, Taichi Ishikari & Tetsuhiro Kuroda defeated Giant Silva, Monster J, Quick Cook Lee & The Piranha Monster Gamma.
  • September 8, 2005–HUSTLE: Ikuto Hidaka, Ryouji Sai, Shinjiro Otani, Taichi Ishikari & Toshiaki Kawada defeated Fujin, King Giraffa, Monster C, Quick Cook Lee & Raijin in a tag team elimination match.
  • 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..
  • April 28, 2007–IZW: Frankie Kazarian defeated Ryan Sakoda.
  • June 22, 2007–AWS: Aaron Aguilera defeated Ryu Sakoda by disqualification in the 1st round of the AWS heavyweight title tournament.
  • July 13, 2007–NWA Alternative Wrestling: Claudio Castagnoli defeated Ronin, Lil Nate and Ryu Sakoda in a 4-way match..
  • July 27, 2007–AWS: Ryu Sakoda defeated LTP.
  • September 1, 2007–PWL: Frankie Kazarian defeated Ryu Sakoda in the 1st round of the PWL heavyweight title tournament.