Jado

profile_jadoA 20-year veteran of puroresu, Jado is half of what is considered one of the top tag teams in Japan of the last decade, especially among Jr. Heavyweight teams, with longtime partner Gedo.
Jado started out in UWA as “Punish” before moving on to WAR and FMW, where he experienced great success in tag team and 6-man action, racking up a number of titles. In FMW he began teaming with Gedo, and the rest as they say is history. They continued teaming when they moved to New Japan in the late 1990s, and to date they have held the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title 4 times, with only one reign being shorter than 4 months. Jado also has held the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title once. He’s still one of the top heels in New Japan but also finds time now & then to make appearances in other promotions, usually for special or independent events.
Jado missed most of 2010 due to injuries, but finally returned to action on September 3, 2010. Upon his return he & Gedo wasted little time re-establishing themselves as one of the top Jr. tag teams by winning the SUPER J Tag League in November 2010 as part of the 2nd annual J SPORTS CROWN series.

Stats & Info:
Real name: Shoji Akiyoshi
Age: 41
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 218 pounds/99 kg
Experience: 20 years
Finishing move: Crossface Of Jado
Current affiliation: New Japan

Titles won:
1-time IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion
4-time IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champion
1-time Big Japan Tag Team Champion
2-time FMW 6 Man Street Fight Tag Team Champion
2-time UWA Intercontinental Tag Team Champion
1-time UWA Trios Champion
1-time UWF Super Middleweight Champion
1-time WAR International Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champion
5-time WAR 6 Man Tag Team Champion
1-time WEW Tag Team Champion
4-time WEW 6 Man Tag Team Champion
1-time WEW Hardcore Tag Team Champion
1-time WWE Caribbean Heavyweight Champion

Tournaments won:
1991 UWA Intercontinental Tag Team Title Tournament
1994 WAR 6 Man Tag Team Title Tournament
2002 Jr. Triathlon Survivor
2003 IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title Match Entrance Tournament
2010 SUPER J Tag League

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