Shuji Kondo

Shuji Kondo is a 9-year veteran of puroresu and one of the top Jr. Heavyweights in All-Japan. He started out in the Toryumon system as part of the T2P class, beginning as a face before turning heel. After the turn, he joined the Italian Connection faction and changed his name to Condotti Shuji, aligning himself with longtime ally/partner “brother” YASSHI. In 2003 the faction would feud amongst itself with Kondo leading the heels, a rivalry that continued until several members-Kondo included-were fired by Dragon Gate in 2004 for behavior issues.
After a brief stint in dragondoor, Kondo joined All-Japan, where he and “brother” YASSHI would ally themselves with TARU’s Voodoo Murders stable and even hold the All-Asia Tag Team Titles for a short time. Kondo also won the All-Japan World Jr. Heavyweight Championship and had a 16-month reign.
Kondo was also a top star in the now-defunct El Dorado promotion, leaving shortly after winning the 2008 Greatest Golden League. Since his departure he has returned to full-time competition in All-Japan. As indicated by his current listed weight, he sometimes competes at Heavyweight (220+ lbs).

Stats & Info:
Age: 32
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 226 pounds/103 kg
Experience: 9 years
Finishing move: King Kong Lariat
Current affiliation: All-Japan
Ring entrance theme: “Funky Shit” by Prodigy

Titles won:
1-time All-Japan World Jr. Heavyweight Champion
1-time All-Asia Tag Team Champion
1-time British Commonwealth Jr. Heavyweight Champion
2-time UWA Trios Champion

Tournaments won:
2003 Rey de Parejas
2006 Aquamarine Cup Tag Tournament
2006 Treasure Hunters Tag Tournament
2008 Thanksgiving Day Tag Tournament
2008 Greatest Golden League
2009 Jr. Heavyweight League

Other accolades:
2005 Tokyo Sports Grand Prix Best Tag Team Award (With Suwama, TARU & “brother” YASSHI collectively as Voodoo Murders)
2008 Tokyo Sports Grand Prix Match Of The Year/Best Bout Award (11/3/2008 vs. All-Japan World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Naomichi Marufuji for the title)

Official Twitter (Japanese):
http://twitter.com/kondo_shuji

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