Masayuki Kono

Birthdate: April 12th, 1980
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 240 lbs.
Debut: March 28th, 2003 vs. Nobutaka Araya
Background: Basketball and the All Japan Dojo
Promotion History: All Japan (2003 to 2004), New Japan, MMA Division (2005 to 2008), All Japan (2009 to 2013), and WRESTLE-1 (2013 to present)
Alliances: None
Ring Attire:  Black trunks
Card Position: Mid-Card 
Major Tournaments Won: None
Current Title Held: None

Championship History:


Featured Signature Moves:
- Chokebomb
- Diving Knee Drop
- Jumping Knee

Signature Moves:
- Backdrop Suplex
- Running Dropkick

2008 Recap:
Kono is a Mixed Martial Arts fighter and as of yet has not appeared in a New Japan ring in a professional wrestling capacity.

2009 Recap:
After spending many years in MMA, Kono made his return to All Japan on May 17th and committed to full time wrestling again. He pinned Kojima in his debut match, showing that he was back with a vengeance and ready to take his rightful place on the card. Things slowed a bit for Kono after that and he was only on the third match on the card at the Sumo Hall event in August. When Funaki joined, Kono quickly got a singles match against the legend but Funaki came out victorious. Kono took part in the Real World Tag League, teaming with Suwama, and the pair did great as they reached the Finals before losing to Keiji Mutoh and Masakatsu Funaki.

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