Title History

  • Strongest-K Championship;
  • Strongest-K Tag Team Championship with Kaji Tomato;
  • Bo-So Golden Tag Tournament (2013) with Akito;
  • Kaientai Dojo Tag League (2009) with Hiro Tonai;
  • K-Metal League (2008);
  • Neptune Tournament (2012);
  • Best Performance Award (2012);

Career Highlights

 Kaientai Dojo (2006–2011)

  • Takizawa made his professional wrestling debut for Kaientai Dojo on January 7, 2006 where he teamed with Hiro Tonai and Randy Takuya and lost to Chushin Fujisawa, Kaji Yamato and TAKU Michinoku.
  • A week later Takizawa teamed up with Apple Miyuki to participate in K-DOJO Tag League ’07 GET Block but were eliminated by Kunio Toshima & PSYCHO in the first round.
  • January 21, 2007 – Takizawa won his first match by beating Tadanobu Fujisawa.
  • Takizawa then participated in K-Metal League 2007 and won two and lost two matches therefore giving him two points but not enough to progress in the tournament. He also was art of the Christmas present scramble battle royal on Christmas Eve which was won by Hiro Tonai.
  • January 3, 2008 – Takizawa started the year with a loss when he was defeated by Omega (Makoto Oishi, MIYAWAKI, Shiori Asahi and Yuji Hino) and Naoki Tanisaki with KAZMA, Kunio Toshima, Mr. X and PSYCHO.  Takizawa participated in KAIENTAI DOJO Tag League 2008 and teamed with KAZMA and lost to Boso Boy Raito and Kaji Yamato in the first round.
  • April 14, 2008 –  Takizawa teamed with Kaji Yamato in his first championship match which was for the WEW Hardcore Tag Team Championship which was in the form of a seven team battle royal, the winners of the match were Apple Miyuki and YOSHIYA.
  • Takizawa participated in that year’s K-Metal League just like he did in 2007, after winning three of four matches and gaining six points he progressed to the finals of the tournament were he beat Hiro Tonai and therefore won the K-Metal League, this was his first accomplishment in professional wrestling.  With that win he progressed further up the card and became a solid mid card wrestler and this was cemented when he participated in STRONGEST-K Tournament 2008 and he reached the semifinals before being knocked out by Kengo Mashimo.
  • December 21, 2008 – Takizawa lost the Taj Mahal Cup Royal Rumble.
  • Once again Takizawa would be part of a battle royal for the WEW Hardocre Tag Team Championship but this time teamed with Hiro Tonai and lost.  After this Takizawa and Tonai would wrestle together as a tag team and would go on to have a shot at the Strongest-K Tag Team Champions TAKA Michinoku and Handsome Joe but would be unsuccessful.  Takizawa and Tonai would have to go on road to the strongest tag five match series where the pair would have to take on Kaientai’s top tag teams which included Omega (Makoto Oishi and Shiori Asahi and KAZMA and Yuji Hino) and Handosome (TAKA Michinoku & Handsome Joe).
  • With their test completed they participated in KAIENTAI DOJO Tag League 2009 in block A and won both their matches and therefore reaching the finals and defeated Omega (Saburo Inematsu & Yuji Hino).  After winning the tournament the team took on Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi for the Strongest-K Tag Team Championship, but failed to capture the title.
  • July 20, 2009 – Takizawa was part of STRONGEST-K Tournament 2009 however was defeated in the semi finals by Shiori Asahi and then was part of a tag team royal rumble which the winners would win 500,000 Yen and was won by Monster Plant (Kaji Yamato & KAZMA). Tonai & Takizawa took on Brahman Kei and Brahman Shu for the WEW Hardcore Tag Team Championship.
  • November 14, 2009 – Takizawa and Tonai was part of a Strongest-K Tag Team Championship number one contender three way and lost.
  • In 2010 Takizawa teamed with TAKA Michinoku to participate in KAIENTAI DOJO Tag League 2010 in block B, the team won two matches and therefore gained two also but because the team of Daigoro Kashiwa and Kengo Mashimo had four points also there was a finalist decision match which Kashiwa and Mashimo.
  • May 5, 2010 – Takizawa teamed with Kaji Tomato to beat Saburo Inematsu & Yuji Hino for the Strongest-K Tag Team Championship.  He would then take on KAZMA for the Strongest-K Championship, but lost.  Takizawa would participate in the STRONGEST-K Tournament 2010 and was eliminated by Kengo Mashimo in the semi finals.
  • Augest 15, 2010 – Takizawa and Tomato lost their championship to HIROKI and Kengo Mashimo. They would have a rematch for titles on December 12, 2010 and on Christmas Day he took on Yuji Hino for the Strongest-K Championship, but would lose both.  Takizawa and Tomato participated in KAIENTAI DOJO Tag League 2011 and reached the finals of the tournament before being eliminated by Kengo Mashimo & Ryuichi Sekine.[6] Takizawa and Tomato then formed a stable called Silence which also had Daigoro Kashiwa and Marines Mask II.
  • Takizawa and Tomato would participate in a one day tournament where the winners would become the number one contenders for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship, the pair got to the final and were eliminated by Little Galaxy (Makoto Oishi and Shiori Asahi).
  • Takizawa, Tomato and Marines Mask II participated in Chiba Six Man Tag Team Championship one day first champion decision tournament where, once again, Silence lost to Little Galaxy (Hiro Tonai, Shiori Asahi and Yuki Sato). Takizawa participated in STRONGEST-K Tournament 2011 in block A and after gaining only six points was eliminated from the tournament.  For Takizawa’s last match he teamed with Hiro Tonai defeated KAZMA and Shiori Asahi.

WWE (2011–2012)

  • After signing a developmental contract with WWE, Takizawa, working under the ring name Jiro, made his Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) television debut on December 5, 2011, alongside fellow K-Dojo alum Sakamoto in a loss against the team of Big E Langston and Nick Rogers.
  • Jiro went on to lose every televised FCW match he participated in.
  • December 25, 2011 – FCW: Kenneth Cameron defeats Jiro.
  • March 4, 2012 – FCW: Kenneth Cameron defeats Jiro.
  • April 15, 2012 – FCW: Big E. Langston defeats Jiro.
  • April 22, 2012 – FCW: Conor O’Brian (w/ Kenneth Cameron) defeats Jiro.
  • May 27, 2012 – FCW: CJ Parker, Jason Jordan & Mike Dalton defeated Alexander Rusev, Garrett Dylan & Jiro.
  • June 3, 2012 – FCW: Bray Wyatt defeats Jiro.
  • July 1, 2012 – FCW: Rick Victor defeats Jiro.
  • When WWE rebranded its developmental territory, FCW, into NXT Wrestling, Jiro’s NXT television debut took place on the second episode of the rebooted WWE NXT taped at Full Sail University, where he lost to Seth Rollins.
  • Jiro was released by WWE in June 2012.

Return to Kaientai Dojo (2012–present)

  • August 5, 2012 – Takizawa returned to Kaientai Dojo, entering the one night Nepture tournament and defeating Kaji Tomato in his first round match.  After wins over Saburo Inematsu and Taka Michinoku, Takizawa defeated Hiro Tonai in the finals to win the tournament.
  • Takizawa continued his win streak until September 19, when he unsuccessfully challenged Daisuke Sekimoto for the Strongest-K Championship.
  • February 24, 2013 – Takizawa and Akito won the 2013 Bo-So Golden Tag Tournament, defeating the team of Kengo Mashimo and Ryuichi Sekine in the finals.
  • Following the tournament, Takizawa was named the number one contender to Yuji Hino’s Strongest-K Championship.
  • April 14, 2013 – Takizawa defeated Hino in the main event of evolution11, Kaientai Dojo’s largest annual event, to win the Strongest-K Championship for the first time.
  • Takizawa made his first successful title defense on May 6 against Hiro Tonai.

Other Promotions

  • November 24, 2007 – Takizawa debuted for New Japan Pro Wrestling with KAZMA and were defeated by Kuniyoshi Wada and Takashi Uwano.
  • September 24, 2010 – Takizawa defeated King Fale on his singles debut for NJPW.
  • February 15, 2008 – Takizawa debuted for All Japan Pro Wrestling and participate in the U-30 Tag Team Tournament with Kaji Yamato and were defeated by KUSHIDA and T28.
  • Takizawa participated in Pro Wrestling Noah’s NTV G Cup Junior Heavyweight Tag League 2011 and was placed in block A and pair with Zack Sabre, Jr.. The team won two matches giving them four points which was not enough to progress further in the tournament.
  • November 15, 2012 – Takizawa entered New Japan’s tournament to determine the inaugural NEVER Openweight Champion. After defeating Captain New Japan in his first round match, Takizawa was eliminated in his second round match on November 19 by Masato Tanaka.
  • February 11, 2013 – Takizawa made an appearance for the Diamond Ring promotion, teaming with Kento Miyahara, Mitsuhiro Kitamiya and Satoshi Kajiwara to defeat the reformed Voodoo Murders of “brother” Yasshi, Kazunari Murakami, Kengo Nishimura and Taru in an eight man tag team match. After the match, Takizawa and Miyahara turned on their partners and joined Voodoo Murders.
  • April 27, 2013 – K-DOJO: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie and Soma Takao defeated Kaji Tomato, Ryuichi Sekine and Taishi Takizawa.
  • April 28, 2013 – K-DOJO: Kengo Mashimo and Kunio Toshima defeated Ryuichi Sekine and Taishi Takizawa.
  • May 3, 2013 – K-DOJO: Hiro Tonai nd Shiori Asahi defeated Kaji Tomato and Taishi Takizawa.
  • May 4, 2013 – K-DOJO: Kento Miyahara, Taishi Takizawa and YASSHI defeated HIROKI, Yuji Hino and Yuji Okabayashi.
  • May 5, 2013 – K-DOJO: Hiro Tonai and Shiori Asahi defeated Hiroshi Fukuda and Kaji Tomato & Akito and Taishi Takizawa in a 3-way tag team match.
  • May 12, 2013 – K-DOJO: Ricky Fuji, Taishi Takizawa and TAKA Michinoku defeated Hiro Tonai, Shiori Asahi and Yuji Hino.
  • May 19, 2013 – K-DOJO: Taishi Takizawa defeated Tank Nagai.
  • May 25, 2013 – K-DOJO: HIROKI and Yuji Hino defeated Ricky Fuji and Taishi Takizawa.
  • June 1, 2013 – K-DOJO: Daigoro Kashiwa and Ricky Fuji defeated Daichi Kazato and Taishi Takizawa.
  • June 4, 2013 – Tenryu Project: Dragon JOKER, Genichiro Tenryu, Kazushi Miyamoto and Masao Orihara defeated Kengo, Taishi Takizawa, TARU and YASSHI. Taishi Takizawa defeated Dragon JOKER.
  • June 16, 2013 – K-DOJO: Kengo Mashimo, Kunio Toshima and Saburo Inematsu defeated Ryuichi Sekine, Taishi Takizawa and Yuma.