BJW Tag Team Championship
FMW Six Man Street Fight Tag Team Championship (2x)
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (4x)
WAR International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
WAR World Six Man Tag Team Championship (5x)
UWA/UWF Intercontinental Tag Team Championship (2x)
WEW Hardcore Tag Team Championship
WEW Tag Team Championship
Major Tournaments Won
Super J Tag League (2010)
|Real Name: Shoji Akiyoshi
Birth: September 28th, 1968
Background: Trained in Takeshi Puroresu Gundan
Debut: March 19th, 1989
Retirement: June 24th, 2014
Other Identities: Coolie SZ, Masked CTU-M, Masked CTU-T, Punish, Shoji Akiyoshi, Akiyoshi, Boat People Jo
Promotion History: UWF (1990), W*ING (1991 to 1993), WAR (1994 to 1996), FMW (1997 to 2001), and New Japan (2001 to 2014)
Awards and Recognition
Tokyo Sports Grand Prix:
Best Tag Team with Gedo (2001)
Pro Wrestling Illustrated:
Highest Rank was #151 Wrestler in the World in 2001
December 18th, 1992 vs. Yukihiro Kanemura
December 22nd, 1997 with Gedo vs. Seiji Yamakawa and Yoshihiro Tajiri
July 14th, 2000 with Gedo vs. H and Tetsuhiro Kuroda
July 20th, 2001 with Gedo vs. Jushin Thunder Liger and El Samurai
July 8th, 2006 with Gedo vs. El Samurai and Ryusuke Taguchi
October 3rd, 2009 with Gedo vs. Kotaro Suzuki and Kanemaru
The Super Powerbomb
The Crossface of JADO
Jado applies a single leg crab hold
Jado and Gedo with the IJ Tag Team Championship
Jado in his FMW attire
||Reviewed Matches on Puroresu Central
Crossface of JADO
||April 30th, 1998 - Jado and Gedo vs. Ricky Fuji and John Kronus
May 1st, 1998 - Jado and Gedo vs. Wolf Hawkfield and Johnny Smith
October 24th, 2004 - Liger, Jado, Gedo, and Takemura vs. Taguchi, Goto, Nakajima, and Ishimori
November 13th, 2004 - Liger, Jado, and Gedo vs. Tiger Mask, Inoue, and Ishimori
December 11th, 2004 - Koji Kanemoto, Tiger Mask, and Wataru Inoue vs. Minoru Tanaka, Jado, and Gedo
January 26th, 2005 - Koji Kanemoto and Wataru Inoue vs. Jado and Gedo
January 4th, 2006 - Liger, Jado, and Gedo vs. Tanaka, Kanemura, and BADBOY Hido
January 4th, 2007 - Jado and Gedo vs. NOSAWA Rongai and MAZADA
April 27th, 2008 - Jado, Gedo, and Anderson vs. Yujiro, Hirasawa, and Okada
October 13th, 2008 - Jado, Gedo, and Low Ki vs. Jushin Thunder Liger, Koji Kanemoto, and Tiger Mask
January 4th, 2009 - Averno, Jado, and Gedo vs. Mistico, Taguchi, and Devitt
January 14th, 2014 - Jado and Gedo vs. Jushin Thunder Liger and Maximo
|Featured Signature Moves
|Crossface of JADO
Usually overshadowed by Gedo, Jado had a good deal of tag team success with his long time partner. They held the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships in 2005, and together they appeared on the first Tokyo Dome Show of the year. Jado did not share Gedo's success at the Best of the Super Jr. Tournament, however, coming in last place in his block. Jado was injured when he traveled in the fall to wrestle in Mexico, but it was not a serious injury and he was back in the ring by December.
Part of one of the most dominate tag teams in Japan with Gedo, Jado 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. On July 8th, he and Gedo defeated Taguchi and El Samurai for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. At the CTU show in July, Jado teamed with Gedo 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.
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. Jado did not participate in the Best of the Super Jr. Tournament, but he did appear in the G1 Tag League with Gedo. Even though they were out-sized, they still picked up wins over Yuji Nagata and Manabu Nakanishi, Takashi Iizuka and Naofumi Yamamoto, and Masahiro Chono and Akebono.
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, Jado mostly helped Makabe and his other faction team mates win matches.
As part of CHAOS, Jado continued teaming with his partner in crime Gedo in 2009. 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. In the Best of the Super Jr. Tournament, Jado did well as he scored a pinfall over Tiger Mask but he missed the Semi Finals. Jado participated in the Super J Cup, but he lost in the first round to Danshoku Dino.
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. Jado was injured in the early spring and missed a few months while he recovered. He returned in the summer, and 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.
On June 24th, 2014, Jado announced his retirement from wrestling due to injuries.