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Wrestler: Masahiro Chono
Real Name:
Birthday: September 17, 1963
Hometown: Mitaka City, Tokyo
Marital Status: Married to a German woman
Height & Weight: 6' 1" - 238 lbs
Trained by: NJPW Dojo
Debut: October 1984
Previous Gimmicks:
Finishing Move: STF
Favorite Moves: Yakuza Kick
Diving Shoulderblock
Butterfly Lock
Notable Feuds: Keiji Mutoh
Kensuke Sasaki
Tatsumi Fujinami
Hawk (WCW)
Sting (WCW)
Atsushi Onita

  • (Kansas City) Central States Television title;
  • (Kansas City) WWA Heavyweight title;
  • CWF (Alabama) Tag Team title;
  • AGPW (Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling) North American Tag Team titles;
  • New Japan IWGP Tag Team titles (6);
  • NWA World Heavyweight title;
  • New Japan IWGP Heavyweight title;
  • HCW (Hawaiian Championship Wrestling) Kamehameha Heritage Heavyweight title;

  • 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..
  • 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..
  • 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..
  • April 26, 2003: Masahiro Chono tore knee ligaments while doing a Yakuza kick to Shinya Makabe and may need surgury..
  • 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)..
  • 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..
  • 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 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..