Osamu Kido - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Osamu Kido, 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.

Osamu Kido (木戸 修) was born in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa, Japan on February 2, 1950.

He died on December 11, 2023 at the age of 73.

Kido participated in the foundation of New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) in 1972 and the foundation of Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF) in 1984. The legendary Karl Gotch called him "his son".

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Osamu Kido (木戸 修)
  • Ring Names
    • Osamu Kido ( February 21, 1969 - February 22, 2010)
  • Born February 2, 1950
  • Died December 11, 2023 (aged 73)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Kawasaki City, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Kawasaki City, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
  • Weight
    • 231 lbs (105 kg)
  • Nicknames Sapporo Man
  • Notes Kido participated in the foundation of New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) in 1972 and the foundation of Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF) in 1984. The legendary Karl Gotch called him "his son".

Career History

  • Roles
    • Part Time Wrestler ( September 11, 2005 - February 22, 2010)
    • Wrestler ( February 21, 1969 - November 2, 2001)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion INDY September 11, 2005 February 22, 2010
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight January 4, 1986 November 2, 2001
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight February 20, 1976 August 28, 1984
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight January 13, 1972 June 1, 1975
    Promotion Japanese Wrestling AssociationJWA March 5, 1969 November 24, 1971
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face September 11, 2005 February 22, 2010
    Face February 21, 1969 November 2, 2001
  • Images History
    Sep 2005
    Sep 2005
    Jan 1999
    Jan 1999
    Jan 1986
    Jan 1986
    Jan 1972
    Jan 1972

  • Finishers
    • Kido Clutch - Reverse side roll cradle ( February 21, 1969 - February 22, 2010)
    • Fujiwara Armbar ( February 21, 1969 - February 22, 2010)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Black Rider" by Shunichi Tokura - Single ( January 4, 1986 - November 2, 2001)
    • Theme Song "Black Impulse" by Tight Rope - Single ( February 21, 1969 - January 3, 1986)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • New Japan Pro Wrestling

  • Other Accomplishments
    • NJPW New Year Tag Tournament Winner (1991 - with Kengo Kimura)
    • UWF Three Tour Tournament Winner (1985)
    • Tokyo Sports Service Award (2001)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • Akira Maeda & Osamu Kido - Akira Maeda ( July 10, 1983 - November 19, 1987)

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