||December 3, 1951
|Height & Weight:
||6' - 254 lbs
New Japan NWF/NWA North American Tag Team title;
UWA (Mexico/Japan) World Heavyweight title;
UWA (Mexico/Japan) World Tag Team title;
New Japan WWF International title;
JWA/All Japan NWA International Tag Team title;
All Japan PWF Heavyweight title;
New Japan IWGP Tag Team title-(3);
New Japan IWGP Heavyweight title (3);
New Japan Greatest 18 Club World Martial Arts title;
WMG Tag Team title;
1972: Mitsuo Yoshida represented South Korea at the Olympic Games in Munich failing to place in freestyle wrestling..
August 1974: Mitsuo Yoshida debuted, wrestling under his real name, he adopted the Choshu name in 1977..
Riki Chosyu won the IWGP Tag Team titles on three occassions with three different partners..
Riki Chosyu won the IWGP Heavyweight title three times..
Riki Chosyu was the most influential wrestler in Japan in the '80s and '90s, one of the greatest in-ring performer ever..
Riki Chosyu was the longtime booker for New Japan, and was known for being a selfless matchmaker..
March 7, 1981: Antonio Inoki & Riki Choshu defeated Hulk Hogan & Perro Aguayo in Kisarazu, Japan..
1984: Riki Chosyu jumped from New Japan to All Japan and took a bunch of NJPW wrestlers with him..
March 7, 2004 - Z1 Hustle-2: Riki Choshu & Tomohiro Ishii defeated Zebra Man & Naohiro Hoshikawa..
May 8, 2004 - Z1 Hustle-3: Riki Choshu defeated Adamonster (King Adamo)..
July 25, 2004 - Z1 Hustle-4: Naoya Ogawa & Riki Choshu defeated An Joe (Yoji Anjoh) & Dan "The Buffalo" Bobish..
September 20, 2004 - Z1 Hustle-5: Riki Choshu & Rikishi defeated Oyajigari (Yoji Anjo) & Dan Bobish..
November 13, 2004--New Japan: Yuji Nagata & Osamu Nishimura beat Riki Choshu & Masahiro Chono in an elimination match..
January 4, 2005--New Japan Pro Wrestling: Masahiro Chono defeated Riki Choshu..
June 5 2005--Riki Pro: Riki Choshu & Enson Inoue defeated Kazunari Murakami & Yoshiaki Fujiwara..
July 3 2005--Riki Pro: Riki Choshu & Tomohiro Ishii & Ichiro Yaguchi b Tetsuhiro Kuroda & BADBOY Hido & GENTARO..
July 4 2005--Riki Pro: Riki Choshu & Tomohiro Ishii defeated Tetsuhiro Kuroda & BADBOY Hido..
August 4, 2005--Wrestle-One (debut): Kensuke Sasaki defeated Riki Choshu..
December 3 2005--NJPW: Riki Choshu/Yuji Nagata/Shinsuke Nakamura beat Masahiro Chono/Hiroyoshi Tenzan/Tatsutoshi Goto..
December 6, 2005--NJPW: Riki Choshu & Takashi Iizuka defeated Hiro Saito & Tatsutoshi Goto..
December 7, 2005--NJPW: Choshu/Manabu Nakanishi/Hiroshi Tanahashi beat M.Chono/Hiroyoshi Tenzan/Tatsutoshi Goto..
December 10, 2005--NJPW: Choshu/Yuji Nagata/Hiroshi Tanahashi beat Masahiro Chono/Hiroyoshi Tenzan/Tatsutoshi Goto..