Gedo

Real Name: Keiji Takayama
Birthdate
:  February 20th, 1969
Height: 5'7''
Weight: 190 lbs.
Debut:  March 19th, 1989
Background:  Started in Takeshi Puroresu Gundan
Promotion History: UWF (1990), W*ING (1991 to 1993), WAR (1994 to 1996), FMW (1997 to 2001), and New Japan (2001 to present)
Alliances:  Chaos, Teams with Jado
Ring Attire:  Black trunks
Card Position:  Mid-Card
Major Tournaments Won: Michinoku Pro Tag League (2001)
Current Title Held:  None

Awards and Recognition:

- Tokyo Sports Grand Prix: Best Tag Team with Jado (2001)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated: Highest Rank was #121 Wrestler in the World in 2006
- Puroresu Central Awards: None
- Wrestling Observer: None

Championship History:

IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship with Jado (Held 4 Times):
- Defeated Jushin Liger and El Samurai on 7/20/01 and lost to Jushin Liger and Tanaka on 5/2/02
- Defeated Taguchi and Goto on 11/29/03 and lost to American Dragon and Curry Man on 3/12/04
- Defeated American Dragon and Curry Man on 6/5/04 and lost to Kanemoto and Inoue on 3/4/05
- Defeated El Samurai and Taguchi on 7/8/06 and lost to Togo and TAKA Michinoku on 5/2/07

WAR International Jr. Heavyweight Championship (Held 2 Times):
Defeated Lionheart on 3/26/95 and lost to Lionheart on 6/4/95
Defeated Ultimo Dragon on 8/29/95 and lost to Ultimo Dragon on 10/5/95

BJW Tag Team Championship with Jado:
- Defeated Yamakama and Tajiri on 12/22/97 and lost to Yamakama and Tajiri on 1/2/98

FMW World Street Fight 6 Man Tag Team Championship with Hiromichi Fuyuki and Jado:
- Defeated The Headhunters and Oya on 3/21/97 and Vacated on 7/97

UWA Trios Championship with Jado and Katsushi Takemura:
- Defeated Taiji Ishimori, Shu Sato and Kei Sato on 9/9/04 and Vacated in 2004

UWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship with Punish (Held 2 Times):
- Defeated Silver King and El Texano on 11/8/91 and lost to Scorpio Jr. and Shu El Guerrero on 6/15/92
- Defeated Scorpio Jr. and Shu El Guerrero on 6/21/92 and Vacated on 6/21/92

UWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship with Pat Tanaka:
- Defeated Kendo and Coolie SZ on 8/16/92 and lost to Gran Hamada and Great Sasuke on 11/20/92

UWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship with Dick Togo:
- Defeated Great Sasuke and Orihara on 11/2/01 and lost to Great Sasuke and Orihara on 12/22/01

WAR 6 Man Tag Team Championship with Hiromichi Fuyuki and Jado (Held 5 Times):
- Defeated Tenryu, Hamaguchi & Kitahara on 6/30/94 and lost to Backlund, Warlord & Putski on 8/26/94
- Defeated Backlund, Warlord & Putski on 9/1/94 and lost to Koshinaka, Goto & Ohara on 1/8/95
- Defeated Tenryu, Hamaguchi & Kitahara on 8/5/95 and lost to Arashi, Kitahara & Araya on 10/4/95
- Defeated Arashi, Kitahara & Araya on 3/22/96 and lost to Anjo, Takayama &Yamamoto on 6/7/96
- Defeated Anjo, Takayama, and Kenichi Yamamoto on 6/7/96 and Vacated on 6/19/96

WAR International Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship with Lionheart:
- Defeated Yasuraoka and Lance Storm on 2/23/96 and lost to Yasuraoka and Storm on 3/27/96

WAR International Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship with Jado:
- Defeated Mochizuki and Don Fujii on 1/7/07 and lost to Ryo Saito and Yokosuka on 7/1/07

WEW Tag Team Championship with Jado:
- Defeated H and Kuroda on 7/14/00 and lost to Masao Inoue and Yoshinobu Kanemaru on 7/28/00

WEW 6 Man Tag Team Championship with Koji Nakagawa and Jado (Held 2 Times):
- Defeated Fuji, Ichihara, and Mukai on 12/11/99 and lost to Fuyuki, Inoue, and Mukai on 4/25/00
- Defeated Fuyuki, Inoue and Mukai on 5/3/00 and lost to Fuyuki, Inoue, and Mukai on 5/28/00

WEW 6 Man Tag Team Championship with Jado and Kaori Nakayama:
- Defeated Fuyuki, Mr. Gannosuke, and Shinjuku Shark on 9/17/00 and Vacated in 9/00

WEW 6 Man Tag Team Championship with Masato Tanaka and Jado:
- Defeated Fuyuki, GOEMON, and Onryo on 2/11/01 and Vacated on 2/21/01

WEW Hardcore Tag Team Championship with Jado:
- Defeated Hosaka and Sasaki on 9/21/00 and lost to Supreme and Homeless Jimmy on 11/12/00

Biggest Matches:
- March 26th, 1995 vs. Lionheart (title win)
- December 22nd, 1997 with Jado vs. Seiji Yamakawa and Yoshihiro Tajiri (title win)
- July 14th, 2000 with Jado vs. H and Tetsuhiro Kuroda (title win)
- July 20th, 2001 with Jado vs. Jushin Thunder Liger and El Samurai (title win)
- July 8th, 2006 with Jado vs. El Samurai and Ryusuke Taguchi (title win)

Pictures:
- The Super Powerbomb
- Jado and Gedo with the IJ Tag Team Championship
- Gedo in his FMW attire

Featured Signature Moves:
- Gedo Clutch
- Super Powerbomb (with Jado)

Signature Moves:
- Complete Shot
- Superfly Splash

2005 Recap:
Gedo had a successful year, teaming with Jado for many victories, and together they were considered one of the strongest junior heavyweight tag teams in Japan.  Gedo proved that he was not just a tag wrestler, however, when he reached the finals of the Best of the Super Jr. Tournament.  He and Jado also traveled to Mexico in the fall, having success until Jado was injured and they returned home early. 

2006 Recap:
Part of one of the most dominate tag teams in Japan with Jado, Gedo continued to have success in 2006. For the first half of the year they were in a blood feud with Apache Army and even appeared on Apache Army shows to battle Kanemura, Kuroda, Sasaki, and others. At the Best of the Super Jr. Tournament, Gedo came in 4th place in his bracket but did manage a victory against Black Tiger. On July 8th, he and Jado defeated Taguchi and El Samurai for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. At the CTU show in July, Gedo teamed with Jado to defeat Kintaro Kanemura and Tetsuhiro Kuroda, continuing a string of successful matches against Apache Army. In the G1 Tag League, Gedo teamed with Jado, and the duo would pick up a key win over rivals Togi Makabe and Shiro Koshinaka when Gedo pinned Koshinaka.

2007 Recap:
Jado and Gedo continued to team together for all of 2007, first as part of CTU and then as part of GBH after CTU disbanded. Jado and Gedo entered the year as the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, but on May 2nd they would lose the titles to Dick Togo and TAKA Michinoku. In the Best of the Super Jr. Tournament, Gedo would pick up wins over Taguchi and El Samurai, but would fail to make the semi-finals. In the G1 Tag League Gedo teamed with Jado, and even though they didn't win they still picked up wins over Yuji Nagata and Manabu Nakanishi, Takashi Iizuka and Naofumi Yamamoto, and Masahiro Chono and Akebono.

2008 Recap:
In 2008, Jado and Gedo continued to anchor the Jr. Heavyweight tag team scene even though they did not win any championships. In the G1 Tag League, Jado and Gedo did well (including a big win over Manabu Nakanishi & Yutaka Yoshie), but they would miss the semi-finals. On December 7th they challenged NO LIMIT for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship, but they would come up short. For the rest of the year, Gedo mostly helped Makabe and his other faction team mates win matches.

2009 Recap:
As part of CHAOS, Gedo continued teaming with his partner in crime Jado for the year. Usually wrestling in mid-card matches, the pair kept a lower profile since they were in such a large faction but they did get involved in many of their faction mate's matches. Gedo did not take part in the Best of the Super Jr. Tournament, but did wrestle in the Super J Cup where he defeated Kota Ibushi in the first round but lost to YAMATO in the second round.

2010 Recap:
While both Gedo and Jado continued working backstage setting up the matches for New Japan, they also remained active in the ring as two of the troublemakers of CHAOS. Gedo participated in the Best of the Super Jr. Tournament but did not do very well, as he only picked up one win in the tournament which was a forfeit victory over Tiger Mask. On September 26th, Gedo and Jado challenged Apollo55 for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship, but the pair would come up short. In November, Gedo and Jado teamed together and won the Super J Tag League, defeating Davey Richards and Rocky Romero in the Finals.


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