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Wrestler/Trainer: Osamu Kido
Real Name:
Birthday: February 2, 1950
Hometown: Kawasaki City, Kanagawa
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 5'11 - 232lbs
Trained by:
Debut: February 21st, 1969
Previous Gimmicks:
Finishing Move: Kido clutch
Favorite Moves: Wakigatame
Notable Feuds:

  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/Akira Maeda defeating Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura (8/5/86);


  • Japan Wrestling Association:
  • October 1968: Osamu Kido was initiated into the old JWA promotion..
  • February 1969: Osamu Kido debuted teaming with Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami..

    New Japan Pro-Wrestling:
  • March 1972: Osamu Kido left the JWA to help form New Japan Pro-Wrestling..
  • June 1975: Osamu Kido came to the United States and trained with Strong Style legend Karl Gotch..
  • 1985: Osamu Kido jumped to Akira Maeda's UWF, but that promotion did not last long..
  • December 1985: Osamu Kido returned to New Japan as part of Akira Maeda's invading UWF unit..
  • 1986: Osamu Kido & Akira Maeda defeated Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura for the IWGP Tag Team titles..
  • August 2000: Osamu Kido gained entry to the G1 Climax..
  • November 2, 2001: Osamu Kido & Riki Choshu wrestled Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura to a 10 minute draw..
  • November 2, 2001: Osamu Kido officially retired from wrestling..
  • Osamu Kido became a trainer in New Japan's dojo, teaching many future superstars..