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:
Weight: 226 pounds/103 kg
Experience: 9 years
Finishing move: King Kong Lariat
Current affiliation: All-Japan
Ring entrance theme: “Funky Shit” by Prodigy
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
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
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):
Ring entrance music: