[Masa Chono Gallery]
[Japanese Wrestler Gallery]
||September 17, 1963
||Mitaka City, Tokyo
||Married to a German woman
|Height & Weight:
||6' 1" - 238 lbs
(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..