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Wrestler: Toshiaki Kawada
Real Name: Toshiaki Kawada
Birthday: December 8, 1963
Hometown: Ashikaga, Japan
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6' - 244 lbs
Trained by: Tenryu
Debut: October 4, 1982
Previous Gimmicks: Kio Kawata (Stampede)
Black Mephisto (Stampede)
Mr. Toshiaki (Montreal)
Dangerous K (AJPW)
Finishing Move: High-Angle Powerbomb
Favorite Moves: Powerbomb Slide Hold
Brainbuster
Stretch Plum
Backdrop Driver
Enzuigiri
Gamengiri
Abisegiri
Folding Powerbomb
Submissions
Kicks
Notable Feuds: Mitsuharu Misawa

  • All Asia Tag Team titles w/Samson Fuyuki (03/09/88)
  • All Asia Tag Team titles w/Samson Fuyuki (09/15/88)
  • All Asia Tag Team titles w/Samson Fuyuki (10/20/89)
  • AJPW World Tag Team titles w/Mitsuharu Misawa (07/24/91)
  • AJPW World Tag Team titles w/Mitsuharu Misawa (12/04/92)
  • AJPW World Tag Team titles w/Akira Taue (05/20/93)
  • AJPW Unified Triple Crown title (10/22/94)
  • AJPW World Tag Team titles w/Akira Taue (06/09/95)
  • AJPW World Tag Team titles w/Akira Taue (02/20/96)
  • AJPW World Tag Team titles w/Akira Taue (01/17/97)
  • AJPW World Tag Team titles w/Akira Taue (01/25/98)
  • AJPW Unified Triple Crown title (05/01/98)
  • AJPW Unified Triple Crown title (01/22/99)
  • AJPW World Tag Team titles w/ Akira Taue (06/09/00)
  • AJPW Unified Triple Crown title (02/24/02)

  • Toshiaki Kawada is considered one of the toughest wrestlers in the history of Japanese wrestling..
  • November 1985: Toshiaki Kawada was sent to North America by All Japan to gain experience before making it big in Japan..
  • ~~~Fred Behrend's Texas All-Star Wrestling, Stu Hart's Stampede Wrestling and Frank Valois' International Wrestling..
  • ~~~Japanese Force (Toshiaki Kawada & Hiromichi Fuyuki) had a feud with American Force (Paul Diamond & Shawn Michaels)..
  • September 6, 2003: Toshiaki Kawada won the Triple Crown at Budokan Hall, beating Shinjiro Otani in the four-man tournament finals..
  • ~~~Shinjiro Otani beat Satoshi Kojima and Toshiaki Kawada beat The Gladiator (Mike Awesome) in first round matches..
  • January 4, 2004 - Z1 Hustle-1: Toshiaki Kawada defeated Mark Coleman..
  • March 7, 2004 - Z1 Hustle-2: Mark Coleman & Kevin Randleman defeated Shinya Hashimoto & Toshiaki Kawada..
  • May 8, 2004 - Z1 Hustle-3: Toshiaki Kawada defeated Mick Foley to retain the Triple Crown..
  • July 25, 2004 - Z1 Hustle-4: Giant Silva & Psycho the Death (Psycho Simpson) defeated Toshiaki Kawada & Hiro Yokoi..
  • November 13, 2004--New Japan: Toshiaki Kawada & Naoya Ogawa beat Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Hiroshi Tanahashi..
  • March 2005: Toshiaki Kawada, 40, announced that he was leaving All Japan Pro Wrestling after 25 years..
  • May 29, 2005--AJPW: Toshiaki Kawada defeated Shuji Kondo..
  • September 20, 2004--HUSTLE 5: The Monster C (Steve Corino) & Mark Coleman defeated Hiro Yokoi & Toshiaki Kawada
  • October 8, 2005--New Japan PPV: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Yoji Anjo & Toshiaki Kawada..
  • October 23, 2004--HUSTLE 6: Toshiaki Kawada & Riki Choshu defeated The Monster C & Monsieur De Barbarossa
  • February 11, 2005--HUSTLE 7: Toshiaki Kawada defeated Wataru Sakata
  • March 18, 2005--HUSTLE 8: Naoya Ogawa beat Toshiaki Kawada (However, Kawada was awarded the win by the Judges.)
  • May 10, 2005--HUSTLE 9: Naoya Ogawa & Shinjiro Ohtani & Toshiaki Kawada beat Mark Coleman & Giant Silva & Yoji Anjoh
  • July 13, 2005--HUSTLE 10: Yoji Anjoh/King Giraffa/Bruno Hercules/Yinling beat Toshiaki Kawada/Taichi Ishikari/Masato Tanaka
  • July 15, 2005--HUSTLE 11: Shinjiro Ohtani & Toshiaki Kawada beat Yinling & Fujin and Raijin (later declared a no contest)
  • September 10, 2005--HUSTLE 12: Yinling and Fujin and Raijin defeated Toshiaki Kawada and Naoya Ogawa
  • October 30, 2005--HUSTLE 13: Naoya Ogawa & Shinjiro Ohtani & Taichi Ishikari beat Raijin & Fujin & Toshiaki Kawada
  • HustleMania--November 3, 2005: Shinjiro Ohtani/Naoya Ogawa/Razor Ramon Hard Gay beat Yoji Anjoh/Yinling/Toshiaki Kawada
  • November 23, 2005--U-STYLE Axis: Toshiaki Kawada defeated Mikhail Illoukhine.....
  • December 25, 2005--HUSTLE: Toshiaki Kawada defeated Taichi Ishikari ..
  • March 5, 2006--HUSTLE 14: Toshiaki Kawada defeated Kenzo Suzuki..
  • March 12, 2006--HUSTLE 15: Yoshihiro Tajiri & Razor Ramon HG defeated Toshiaki Kawada & Kenzo Suzuki in Nagoya, Japan..
  • April 20, 2006--HUSTLE 16: New-Ling Sama/Kawada/Yoji Anjoh/Giant Vabo/Sodom beat Naoya Ogawa/Ohtani/Tajiri/Razor/Erica ..
  • May 13, 2006--HUSTLE 17: Ryoji Sai and Wataru Sakata beat Kohei Sato and Toshiaki Kawada
  • June 17, 2006--HustleAid: Tajiri and Shinjiro Ohtani beat Toshiaki Kawada and New-Ling Sama
  • July 9, 2006--HUSTLE 18: Tajiri and Naoya Ogawa beat The M-Peranza and Toshiaki Kawada
  • October 6, 2006--HUSTLE 19: Razor Ramon Hard Gay/Naoya Ogawa/New-Ling Sama defeated Toshiaki Kawada/Sodom/Gomorah..
  • October 9, 2006--HUSTLE 20: Ogawa/RR-HG/New-Ling Sama/Ohtani/Tajiri beat Kawada/Tenryu/Kohei Sato/Giant Vabo/Monster C..
  • November 23, 2006--HustleMania 2: Naoya Ogawa & Tajiri & New-Ling Sama beat Yoji Anjoh & Caiya & Toshiaki Kawada
  • March 30, 2007: Keiji Muto defeated Toshiaki Kawada to win the 2007 Champion Carnival Tournament..
  • ~~~Kawada beat Satoshi Kojima while Muto beat Taiyo Kea to reach the finals held at Korkuen Hall..



    Masanori Horie wrote: Toshiaki Kawada was sent to North America for a year from November 1985. He had gained experience as a pro wrestler in Fred Behrend's Texas All-Star Wrestling (San Antonio, TX), Stu Hart's Stampede Wrestling (Calgary), and Frank Valois' International Wrestling (Montreal).

    Kawada and Hiromichi Fuyuki, as "Japanese Force" had a feud with "American Force" (Paul Diamond & Shawn Michaels) for the USA Tag Team title in San Antonio,TX, where Ted DiBiase, Chavo Guerrero, Big Bubba (Tugboat/Typhoon/Shockmaster), Austin Idol, Al Madril, and Billy Travis were headliners.

    Kawada was billed as "Kio Kawata from Seoul,South Korea" in Stampede Wrestling for a very short time around June 1986. He was under adverse circumstances, and rarely has he talked about his days in American/Canadian wrestling.

    Perhaps that was his hardest time in his career. However, these experiences certainly brought him up stronger and tougher.