Jado - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Jado, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Shoji Akiyoshi (秋吉 昭二) was born in Minato, Tokyo, Japan on September 28, 1968, and he is currently 55 years old.

He is currently a Wrestler, Producer and Coach, working for NJPW on the Junior Heavyweight division, under the ring name of Jado.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Shoji Akiyoshi (秋吉 昭二)
  • Ring Names
    • Jado ( February 19, 1993 - Present)
    • Captain NOAH ( March 15, 2015 - November 22, 2016)
    • Masked C.T.U-J ( July 6, 2004 - August 26, 2007)
    • Coolie S.Z. ( June 1, 1990 - November 27, 1992)
    • Punish ( November 11, 1991 - June 14, 1992)
    • Akiyoshi ( April 4, 1991 - September 29, 1991)
    • Shoji Akiyoshi ( March 19, 1989 - May 31, 1990)
  • Born September 28, 1968 (age 55)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Minato, Tokyo, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Tokyo, Japan
  • Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
  • Weight
    • 218 lbs (99 kg)
  • Nicknames Wrestling Master; Master Heater

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( March 19, 1989 - Present)
    • Producer ( January 1, 2011 - Present)
    • Coach ( December 17, 2019 - Present)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight June 28, 2001 Present
    Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAH March 15, 2015 December 24, 2016
    Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha LibreCMLL October 21, 2005 November 6, 2005
    Promotion BattlARTSBATTLARTS May 10, 2001 August 26, 2001
    Promotion Big Japan Pro WrestlingBJW March 26, 2001 June 25, 2001
    Promotion Frontier Martial-Arts WrestlingFMW February 19, 1997 February 18, 2001
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW February 14, 1998 October 31, 1998
    Promotion Big Japan Pro WrestlingBJW June 3, 1997 January 12, 1998
    Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha LibreCMLL February 19, 1993 July 6, 1993
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face March 13, 2022 Present
    Heel October 8, 2018 March 12, 2022
    Face April 23, 2009 October 7, 2018
    Heel March 19, 1989 April 22, 2009
  • Images History
    Oct 2018
    Oct 2018
    Jun 2001
    Jun 2001
    Dec 1994
    Dec 1994
    Nov 1991
    Nov 1991
    Mar 1989
    Mar 1989

  • Finishers
    • Crossface of Jado - Crossface ( February 19, 1993 - Present)
    • Green Killer - Rope-hung DDT ( November 1, 2013 - Present)
    • Backdrop Suplex ( March 19, 1989 - Present)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Whassup Dawg?" by Yonosuke Kitamura - with Gedo - Team ( November 1, 2013 - Present)
    • Theme Song "Caboose" by Sugar Ray - with Gedo - Team ( June 28, 2001 - October 31, 2013)
    • Theme Song "Sharp Dressed Man" by ZZ Top - with Gedo - Team ( January 1, 1992 - December 31, 2000)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • New Japan Pro Wrestling

  • New Japan Pro-Wrestling

      4 IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (with Gedo)

    Big Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 1 BJW Tag Team Championship (with Gedo)

    Pro Wrestling NOAH

    • 1 GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (with Gedo)

    Dragon Gate

    • 1 Dragon Gate I-J Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (with Gedo)

    Dramatic Dream Team

    • 1 Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship

    Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling / World Entertainment Wrestling

    • 1 WEW World Tag Team Championship (with Gedo)
    • 1 FMW World Street Fight 6-Man Tag Team Championship (with Gedo & Kodo Fuyuki)
    • 1 WEW Hardcore Tag Team Championship (with Gedo)
    • 4 WEW 6-Man Tag Team Championship (2 with Gedo & Koji Nakagawa, 1 with Gedo & Kaori Nakayama, 1 with Gedo & Masato Tanaka)

    Toryumon X

    • 1 UWA World Trios Championship (with Gedo & Katsushi Takemura)

    Universal Wrestling Association

    • 2 UWA/UWF Intercontinental Tag Team Championship (with Crush)

    Wrestle Association "R"

    • 5 WAR World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (with Gedo & Hiromichi Fuyuki)

    Wrestling International New Generations

    • 1 WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • NJPW New Japan Rumble Winner (2016)
    • NJPW Super J Tag League Winner (2010 – with Gedo)
    • NJPW IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title Match Entrance Tournament Winner (2003 – with Gedo)
    • NJPW Jr. Triathlon Survivor Winner (2002 - with Gedo & Koji Kanemoto)
    • WAR World Six-Man Tag Team Championship Tournament Winner (1994 - with Gedo & Hiromichi Fuyuki)
    • WEW 6-Man Tag Team Championship Tournament Winner (1999 - with Gedo & Kodo Fuyuki)
    • W*ING Most Dangerous Tag Wars '93 Tournament Winner (1993 - with Gedo)
    • UWA/UWF Intercontinental Tag Team Titles Tournament Winner (1991 - with Crush)
    • Tokyo Sports Best Tag Team Award (2001 – with Gedo)
    • WON Best Booker (2011–2014 – with Gedo)

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