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Masahiro Chono (Seattle, 17 de setembro de 1963) é um lutador e escritor de wrestling profissional norte-americano, que construiu sua carreira no Japão. Entre seus principais títulos estão o IWGP Heavyweight Championship e o NWA World Heavyweight Championship.

Carreira

  • Primeiros anos (1984–1989)
  • Rise to superstardom (1989–1994)
  • Heel turn, nWo e Team 2000 (1994–2004)
  • Black New Japan e ChoTen (2004–2007)
  • Legend (2007–2010)

No wrestling

  • Finishing moves
  • Kenka Kick (Running arched big boot)
    • Múltiplas variações de STF
    • FTS (Over rotated stepover toehold into a sleeper hold) – Inovação
    • Into a facelock, por vezes um Cross-legged STF
    • Into a sleeper hold – Inovou
    • Into an inverted facelock - Inovou
    • Single arm straight jacket - Inovou
  • Shining Kenka Kick (Single leg running front dropkick no rosto de um oponente de joelhos using their knee for leverage)
  • Signature moves
  • Apelidos
  • "Mr. Black Jack"
  • "Mr. G1"
  • "Mr. August"
  • Managers
  • Bill Dundee
  • Sonny Onoo
  • Música de entrada
  • All Japan Pro Wrestling
    • "Team 2000 Crash" (2013–presente)
  • Catch Wrestling Association
    • "Thunderstruck" por AC/DC (1994)
  • New Japan Pro-Wrestling
    • "Soca & So On" por Paul Mauriat (1984–1989)
    • "Fantastic City" (1989–1992)
    • "Fantastic City '92" (1992–1994)
    • "Main Eventer" (5 de agosto de 1993)
    • "Crash" (1994–1996)
    • "nWo Crash" (1996–1999)
    • "Team 2000 Crash" (1999–2010)
  • Pro Wrestling Noah
    • "Hard Crush" (2003)
  • World Championship Wrestling
    • "Pacific Zone" (1991–1992)
    • "1,000 Suns" (1995–1996, 2000)
    • "Tear It Up" por J.Hart e H.Helm (1996–1997)

Campeonatos e prêmios

  • Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling
  • AGPW North American Tag Team Championship (1 vez) – com Bob Brown
  • Central States Wrestling / World Wrestling Alliance
  • NWA Central States Television Championship (1 vez)
  • WWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 vez)
  • Continental Wrestling Federation
  • CWF Tag Team Championship (1 vez) – com Mike Davis
  • Hawai'i Championship Wrestling
  • HCW Kamehameha Heritage Championship (1 vez)
  • PWI o classificou na posição 28 entre os 500 melhores lutadores do PWI 500 em 1997.
  • PWI o classificou na posição 70 entre os 500 melhores lutadores do "PWI Years" em 2003.
  • Tokyo Sports
  • Fighting Spirit Award (1991, 2002)
  • Performance Award (1992)
  • Tag Team of the Year (1990)- com Keiji Mutoh
  • Tag Team of the Year (1995)- com Hiroyoshi Tenzan
  • Tag Team of the Year (1996)- com Hiroyoshi Tenzan e Hiro Saito
  • Wrestler of the Year (1997)
  • Best Heel (1995)
  • Worst Worked Match of the Year (1992) vs. Rick Rude no Halloween Havoc
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 2004)

Ligações externas

IWGP Heavyweight Championship (Campeões)

Antonio Inoki  • Tatsumi Fujinami  • Big Van Vader  • Salman Hashimikov  • Riki Choshu  • The Great Muta/Keiji Mutoh  • Shinya Hashimoto  • Nobuhiko Takada  • Kensuke Sasaki/Power Warrior  • Masahiro Chono  • Scott Norton  • Genichiro Tenryu  • Kazuyuki Fujita  • Tadao Yasuda  • Yuji Nagata  • Yoshihiro Takayama  • Hiroyoshi Tenzan  • Shinsuke Nakamura  • Bob Sapp  • Satoshi Kojima  • Brock Lesnar  • Hiroshi Tanahashi  • Manabu Nakanishi  • Togi Makabe  • Kazuchika Okada  • A.J. Styles  • Tetsuya Naito  • Kenny Omega  • Jay White  • Evil  • Kota Ibushi

IWGP Tag Team Championship (Campeões)

Kengo Kimura e Tatsumi Fujinami  • Akira Maeda e Osamu Kido  • Keiji Mutoh e Shiro Koshinaka  • Akira Maeda e Nobuhiko Takada  • Kazuo Yamazaki e Yoshiaki Fujiwara  • Masa Saito e Riki Choshu  • George Takano e Super Strong Machine  • Riki Choshu e Takayuki Iizuka  • Masa Saito e Shinya Hashimoto  • Keiji Mutoh e Masahiro Chono  • Hiroshi Hase e Kensuke Sasaki  • Hiro Saito e Super Strong Machine  • The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner e Scott Steiner)  • Hiroshi Hase e Keiji Mutoh  • Big, Bad, and Dangerous (Big Van Vader e Crusher Bam Bam Bigelow)  • Scott Norton e Tony Halme  • The Hell Raisers (Hawk Warrior e Power Warrior)  • The Jurassic Powers (Hercules Herneez e Scott Norton)  • Cho-Ten (Hiroyoshi Tenzan e Masahiro Chono)  • Junji Hirata e Shinya Hashimoto  • Kazuo Yamazaki e Takashi Iizuka  • Kensuke Sasaki e Riki Choshu  • The Bull Powers (Manabu Nakanishi e Satoshi Kojima)  • Kazuo Yamazaki e Kensuke Sasaki  • Genichiro Tenryu e Shiro Koshinaka  • Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan e Satoshi Kojima)  • Kensuke Sasaki e Shiro Koshinaka  • The Mad Dogs (Michiyoshi Ohara e Tatsutoshi Goto)  • Manabu Nakanishi e Yuji Nagata  • Osamu Nishimura e Tatsumi Fujinami  • BATT (Keiji Mutoh e Taiyō Kea)  • Hiroshi Tanahashi e Yutaka Yoshie  • Hiroyoshi Tenzan e Osamu Nishimura  • Minoru Suzuki e Yoshihiro Takayama  • Hiroshi Tanahashi e Shinsuke Nakamura  • Wild Child (Manabu Nakanishi e Takao Omori)  • RISE (Giant Bernard e Travis Tomko)  • The Most Violent Players (Togi Makabe e Toru Yano)  • Team 3D (Brother Devon e Brother Ray)  • The British Invasion (Brutus Magnus e Doug Williams)  • No Limit/Chaos (Tetsuya Naito e Yujiro Takahashi)  • Seigigun (Wataru Inoue e Yuji Nagata)  • Bad Intentions (Giant Bernard e Karl Anderson)  • Chaos (Takashi Iizuka e Toru Yano)  • K.E.S./Suzuki-gun (Davey Boy Smith Jr. e Lance Archer)  • Bullet Club (The Good Brothers (Karl Anderson e Doc Gallows)  • Meiyu Tag (Hirooki Goto e Katsuyori Shibata)  • The Kingdom (Matt Taven e Michael Bennett)  • Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe e Tomoaki Honma)  • Guerrillas of Destiny/Bullet Club (Tama Tonga e Tanga Loa)  • The Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe e Mark Briscoe)  • Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii e Toru Yano)  • War Machine (Hanson e Raymond Rowe)  • Los Ingobernables de Japon (Evil e Sanada)  • The Young Bucks/Bullet Club (Matt Jackson e Nick Jackson)  • FinJuice (David Finlay e Juice Robinson)  • Golden☆Ace (Hiroshi Tanahashi e Kota Ibushi)  • Dangerous Tekkers/Suzuki-gun (Taichi e Zack Sabre Jr.)