Masahiro Chono - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Masahiro Chono, 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.

Masahiro Chono (蝶野正洋) was born in Seattle, Washington on September 17, 1963, and he is currently 60 years old.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Masahiro Chono (蝶野正洋)
  • Ring Names
    • Masahiro Chono ( October 5, 1984 - February 21, 2023)
    • Tokyo Chono ( July 16, 1988 - September 8, 1988)
    • Masa Chono ( December 25, 1987 - May 26, 1988)
  • Born September 17, 1963 (age 60)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan, Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Seattle, Washington
  • Billed From
    • Mitaka, Tokyo
  • Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
  • Weight
    • 238 lbs (108 kg)
  • Nicknames Black Charisma; Mr. G1; Mr. August

Career History

  • Roles
    • Part Time Wrestler ( February 21, 2023 - February 21, 2023)
    • Commentator ( February 22, 2010 - February 21, 2023)
    • Wrestler ( October 5, 1984 - April 13, 2014)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAH February 21, 2023 February 21, 2023
    Promotion INDY March 6, 2011 April 13, 2014
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW January 26, 2013 November 24, 2013
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight October 13, 1989 January 22, 2010
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW June 15, 1998 July 20, 1998
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW December 27, 1995 September 28, 1997
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW June 12, 1991 December 29, 1992
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight November 11, 1988 December 9, 1988
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Young Lions October 5, 1984 June 12, 1987
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel August 8, 1994 April 13, 2014
    Face October 5, 1984 August 7, 1994
  • Images History
    Oct 2020
    Oct 2020
    Mar 2011
    Mar 2011
    Oct 2005
    Oct 2005
    Oct 2003
    Oct 2003
    Jun 1998
    Jun 1998
    Dec 1996
    Dec 1996
    Aug 1992
    Aug 1992
    Jun 1990
    Jun 1990
    Feb 1987
    Feb 1987
    Oct 1984
    Oct 1984

  • Finishers
    • STF - Stepover Toehold Facelock ( October 15, 1989 - April 13, 2014)
    • FTS - Over Rotated Stepover Toehold into a Sleeper Hold ( October 15, 1989 - April 13, 2014)
    • Deathlock STF - Stepover Toehold into an Indian Deahlock Facelock ( October 15, 1989 - April 13, 2014)
    • Ganso STF - Stepover Toehold into an Inverted Facelock ( October 15, 1989 - April 13, 2014)
    • Kenka Kick / Yakuza Kick - Running Arched Big Boot ( October 5, 1984 - April 13, 2014)
    • Shining Kenka Kick / Shining Black - Single Leg Running Front Dropkick to the face of a kneeling opponent while using their knee for leverage ( October 5, 1984 - April 13, 2014)
    • Cho-Ten Torpedo - with Hiroyoshi Tenzan - Double Diving Shoulder Block ( February 19, 1995 - September 24, 2006)
    • CTC – Cho-Ten Crash - with Hiroyoshi Tenzan - High Knee + Running Back Elbow combination ( February 19, 1995 - September 24, 2006)
    • Shining Assault - with Hiroyoshi Tenzan - Shining Kenka Kick + Lariat combination ( February 19, 1995 - September 24, 2006)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Fight & Love" - Single ( April 20, 2012 - April 13, 2014)
    • Theme Song "Martial Arts" by Royal Hunt - Single ( January 4, 2008 - January 22, 2010)
    • Theme Song "Crash (DJ Remo-Con Remix)" - Single ( August 28, 2003 - January 3, 2008)
    • Theme Song "Hard Crush" - Single ( January 4, 2002 - August 27, 2003)
    • Theme Song "Kim Ga Yo (Club Mix)" - Single ( February 25, 1999 - January 3, 2002)
    • Theme Song "No Way Out" - Single ( August 8, 1998 - February 24, 1999)
    • Theme Song "nWo Crash" by Royal Hunt - Single ( January 4, 1998 - August 7, 1998)
    • Theme Song "Crash" by Royal Hunt - Single ( December 16, 1996 - January 3, 1998)
    • Theme Song "Tear It Up" by Josh Powell & Mark Williams - Single ( December 16, 1996 - September 28, 1997)
    • Theme Song "Martial Arts" by Royal Hunt - Single ( January 4, 1995 - December 15, 1996)
    • Theme Song "1,000 Suns" by David Hentschel - Single ( December 27, 1995 - June 15, 1996)
    • Theme Song "Black Rain" by Kinya Hurumoto - Single ( August 6, 1993 - January 3, 1995)
    • Theme Song "Main Eventer" by Osamu Suzuki - Single ( August 5, 1993 - August 5, 1993)
    • Theme Song "Fantastic City '92" by Osamu Suzuki - Single ( August 12, 1992 - August 4, 1993)
    • Theme Song "Pacific Zone" by Daniel Darras & Charles LeDoux - Single ( June 12, 1991 - December 29, 1992)
    • Theme Song "Fantastic City" by Osamu Suzuki - Single ( October 15, 1989 - August 11, 1992)
    • Theme Song "Soca & So On" by Paul Mauriat - Single ( October 5, 1984 - October 14, 1989)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • New Japan Pro Wrestling

    World Championship Wrestling & National Wrestling Alliance

  • New Japan Pro-Wrestling

      1 NWA World Heavyweight Championship

    Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling

    • 1 AGPW North American Tag Team Championship (with Bob Brown)

    Central States Wrestling / World Wrestling Alliance

    • 1 NWA Central States Television Championship
    • 1 WWA World Heavyweight Championship

    Continental Wrestling Federation

    • 1 CWF Tag Team Championship (with Mike Davis)

    Hawai'i Championship Wrestling

    • 1 HCW Kamehameha Heritage World Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • NJPW G1 Climax Winner (1991, 1992, 1994, 2002, 2005)
    • NJPW G1 Tag League/Super Grade Tag League Winner (1995 – with Hiroyoshi Tenzan; 1997 – with Keiji Mutoh; 2006 – with Shinsuke Nakamura)
    • NJPW Teisen Hall Six-Man Tournament Winner (2002 – with Giant Singh & Giant Silva)
    • NJPW IWGP Tag Team Title Tournament Winner (1998 - with Hiroyoshi Tenzan)
    • NJPW Japan/China Friendship Tournament Winner (1990)
    • NJPW New Year Tag Team Tournament Winner (1990 – with Shiro Koshinaka)
    • NJPW Young Lion Cup Winner (1987)
    • NJPW Heavyweight MVP Award (2005)
    • NJPW Singles Best Bout (2002 - vs. Yuji Nagata on 10/26; 2005 - vs. Kazuyuki Fujita on 08/14)
    • NJPW Tag Team Best Bout (2002 - with Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Manabu Nakanishi & Osamu Nishimura on 06/05; 2004 - with Katsuyori Shibata vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Shinsuke Nakamura on 10/24)
    • Tokyo Sports Wrestler of the Year (1997)
    • Tokyo Sports Fighting Spirit Award (1991, 2002)
    • Tokyo Sports Outstanding Performance Award (1992)
    • Tokyo Sports Tag Team of the Year (1990 - with Keiji Mutoh; 1995 - with Hiroyoshi Tenzan; 1996 - with Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Hiro Saito)
    • Nikkan Sports Wrestler of the Year (1997)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 2004)
    • WON Best Heel (1995)
    • WON Best Gimmick (1996 – with nWo)
    • WON Feud of the Year (1996 - nWo vs. WCW)

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