Kyohei Wada is the main referee in All-Japan and has more than 35 years’ experience as a referee. He made his debut in the NWA in 1974 and has received commendations from the annual Tokyo Sports Grand Prix for his work. He also does some front office work and is also an avid skier in his free time.
Wada decided to leave All-Japan in June 2011 due in part to his role in the promotion diminishing over the previous 2 years. He will remain active as a referee though, and be something of a freelancer when it comes to working with various promotions.
Stats & Info:
Experience: 37 years (as referee)
Finishing move: N/A
Current affiliation: Independent/Freelancer (as referee)
1986 Tokyo Sports Grand Prix Excellent Referee Award
Official website (Japanese):
http://pure-city.jp/kyohei/ (New website URL as of May 25, 2010; The old URL, kyohei-wada.net, asks you to go to the new URL instead)