Koji Kanemoto



Height: 5'10"

Weight: 200 lbs

Real Name: Koji Kanemoto

DOB: 10/31/1966

Hometown: Kobe City, Hyogo

Other Names: Tiger Mask III(NJPW), The Great Koji(NJPW)

Wrestler Since: 1990

Finishing Maneuver: Tiger Suplex

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #261(2010), #156(2007), #146(2006), #131(2005), #139(2004), #24(2003), #38(2002), #259(2001), #104(2000), #28(1999), #32(1998), #88(1997), #48(1996), #40(1994)

History: (Under Construction)

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- NJPW 20th Anniversary Show (March 1, '92) = Tiger Mask III was pinned by El Samurai.
- NJPW Top of the Super Junior '92 (April 16) = Kanemoto competed in the league, which was won by Jushin Liger.
- NJPW Battlefield Yokohama (September 23, '93) = Tiger Mask III fell to Black Tiger.
- AAA TripleMania II-A (April 26, '94) = Tiger Mask III, Mascara Sagrada & Konnan beat La Parka, Blue Panther & Fishman.
- AAA TripleMania II-B (May 15, '94) = Tiger Mask III, Jushin Liger, El Hijo del Santo & Octagon won a "Three Falls" Match over Eddy Guerrero, La Parka, Psicosis & Blue Panther.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '95 (June/July) = Kanemoto competed in the league, which was won by Wild Pegasus.
- WCW Starrcade '95 (December 27) = Kanemoto, representing the NJPW, won over Alex Wright.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '96 (May/June) = Kanemoto competed in the league, which was won by Black Tiger.
- NJPW Strong Style Evolution (May 3, '97) = Kanemoto, Shinjiro Ohtani, Dick Togo, Mens Teoh & Hanzo Nakajima won a "Three Falls" Match over Super Delfin, Gran Hamada, Norio Honoga, The Great Sasuke & El Samurai.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '97 (May/June) = Kanemoto lost in the finals of the league to El Samurai.
- NJPW The Four Heaven (August 10, '97) = Kanemoto defeated Jushin Liger.
- Japan Ikki Kajiwara Memorial (October 12, '97) = Tiger Mask III & Tiger Mask II fell to Tiger Mask & Tiger Mask IV.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '98 (May/June) = Kanemoto took down Dr. Wagner Jr in the finals to win the league.
- NJPW Rising the Next Generation (August 8, '98) = Kanemoto & Dr Wagner Jr lost to Shinjiro Ohtani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa, who won the new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Titles.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '99 (May/June) = Kanemoto lost in the finals of the league to Kendo Ka Shin.
- NJPW Battle of Last Summer (August 28, '99) = Kanemoto lost the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title to Kendo Ka Shin.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '00 (May/June) = Kanemoto competed in the league, which was won by Tatsuhito Takiawa.
- NJPW Yokohama Arena (July 30, '00) = Kanemoto fell to Shiro Koshinaka.
- NJPW Furitsu Gym (December 14, '00) = Kanemoto was forced to submit to Tatsumi Fujinami.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 18, '01) = Kanemoto, Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Minoru Tanaka beat Silver King, Dr. Wagner Jr & El Samurai.
- NJPW Prefectural Gym (December 11, '01) = Kanemoto, Jado, Gedo & Gokudo lost to Jushin Liger, Kendo Ka Shin, Minoru Tanaka & Black Tiger.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 16, '02) = Kanemoto, Pat Tanaka, Jado & Gedo were beaten by Jushin Liger, Wataru Inoue, Masayuki Naruse & El Samurai.
- NJPW Fighting Spirit Memorial Day (May 28, '02) = Kanemoto pinned Jushin Liger.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '02 (May/June) = Kanemoto defeated Minoru Tanaka in the finals to win the league.
- NJPW Furitsu Gym (August 3, '02) = Kanemoto, Jado & Gedo won over Jushin Liger, Minoru Tanaka & El Samurai.
- NJPW International Center (October 26, '02) = Kanemoto stayed the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, forcing Bas Rutten to submit.
- NJPW Ultimate Crush (May 2, '03) = Kanemoto & Jushin Liger retained the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Titles, winning over Tiger Mask IV & Heat.
- AJW 35th Anniversary Show (May 11, '03) = Kanemoto & Michiko Omukai defeated Amazing Kong & Makai X.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '03 (May/June) = Kanemoto beat Takashi Sugiura, then lost in the finals of the league to Masahito Kakihara.
- NJPW Green Dome (July 21, '03) = Kanemoto lost to Minoru Suzuki.
- NJPW Osaka Dream Night (August 28, '03) = Kanemoto, Jushin Liger & Wataru Inoue fell to Masahito Kakihara, Tiger Mask IV & Heat.
- Michinoku Pro The Live (September 23, '03) = Kanemoto & Jushin Liger stayed the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Champs, taking down Minoru Fujita & Ikuto Hidaka.
- NJPW Yokohama Arena (November 3, '03) = Kanemoto was beaten by Kazunari Murakami.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 15, '04) = Kanemoto, Curry Man & American Dragon defeated Masayuki Naruse, Heat & Tiger Mask IV.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (March 28, '04) = Kanemoto fell to the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Heat.
- NJPW Nexess (May 3, '04) = Kanemoto, Ultimo Dragon & American Dragon won over Tiger Mask IV, Naomichi Marufuji & Heat.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '04 (May/June) = Kanemoto beat the Ultimo Dragon and the American Dragon, before losing to Tiger Mask IV in the finals of the tournament.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 13, '04) = Kanemoto was pinned by Hiroshi Tanahashi.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 14, '04) = Kanemoto defeated Manabu Nakanishi.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 15, '04) = Kanemoto & Yuji Nagata took down Manabu Nakanishi & Ultimo Dragon.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (October 9, '04) = Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka lost to the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Champs, Jado & Gedo.
- NJPW Masa Chono's 20th Anniversary (November 3, '04) = Kanemoto & Wataru Inoue beat Minoru Tanaka & Katsushi Takemura.
- NJPW Toukon Festival (November 13, '04) = Kanemoto lost to the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Heat.
- NJPW Prefectural Gym (December 11, '04) = Kanemoto, Wataru Inoue, & Tiger Mask IV defeated Minoru Tanaka, Jado & Gedo.
- NJPW Wrestling World '05 (January 4) = Kanemoto was beaten by Jushin Liger.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 20, '05) = Kanemoto, Wataru Inoue, Katsushi Takemura, & Taiji Ishimori fell to Minoru Tanaka, James Gibson, Jado, & Gedo.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (March 26, '05) = Kanemoto & Wataru Inoue took down Katsuhiko Nakajima & Taiji Ishimori.
- NJPW New Japan Cup '05 (April) = Kanemoto defeated Ryushi Yanagisawa, then fell to the eventual winner, Hiroshi Tanahashi.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (May 14, '05) = Kanemoto & Wataru Inoue lost the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Titles to Minoru Tanaka & Hirooki Goto.
- NJPW Best of the Super Juniors '05 (May/June) = Kanemoto lost to Gedo in the semi-finals. Tiger Mask IV won the league.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 14, '05) = Kanemoto, Tiger Mask IV, Masahito Kakihara, & El Samurai fell to Jushin Liger, Minoru, Gedo, & Jado.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (October 8, '05) = Kanemoto & Wataru Inoue were beaten by Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Yoshihito Sasaki.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (January 4, '06) = Kanemoto lost to Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 19, '06) = Kanemoto forced Gentaro to submit.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (March 19, '06) = Kanemoto & Wataru Inoue lost to the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Champs, Ryusuke Taguchi & El Samurai.
- NJPW G1 Climax '06 (August) = Kanemoto lost in the semi-finals to Satoshi Kojima. Hiroyoshi Tenzan won the league.
- NJPW G1 Climax Tag-Team League '06 (November/December) = Kanemoto & Hiroshi Tanahashi beat Takashi Iizuka & Yuji Nagata, then lost in the finals of the league to Masahiro Chono & Shinsuke Nakamura.
- NJPW Wrestle Kingdom in Tokyo Dome (January 4, '07) = Kanemoto, Kaz Hayashi, Wataru Inoue, Taka Michinoku, & Tiger Mask IV defeated Shuji Kondo, Jushin Liger, Milano Collection AT, Minoru, & Brother Yasshi.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 18, '07) = Kanemoto lost to the IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Hiroshi Tanahashi.
- NJPW Best of the Super Juniors '07 (June) = Kanemoto competed in the league, which was won by Milano Collection AT.
- Dragon Gate Pro Wrestling Festival '07 (July 1) = Kanemoto beat Masaaki Mochizuki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, '07) = Kanemoto, Ryusuke Taguchi, El Samurai, & Tiger Mask IV fell to Jushin Liger, Gedo, Jado, & Minoru.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 12, '07) = Kanemoto & Tiger Mask IV lost to Milano Collection AT & Minoru.
- NJPW Explosion '07 (October 8) = Kanemoto forced Tetsuya Naito to submit.
- NJPW Destruction '07 (November 11) = Kanemoto & Wataru Inoue defeated Ryusuke Taguchi & Yujiro.
- NJPW Wrestle Kingdom in Tokyo Dome II (January 4, '08) = Kanemoto, Takashi Iizuka, Ryusuke Taguchi, & Tiger Mask fell to Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Katsushi Takemura, Masato Tanaka, & Yutaka Yoshie.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 17, '08) = Kanemoto, Takashi Iizuka, Manabu Nakanishi, & Tiger Mask IV won over Taichi Ishikari, Tetsuya Naito, Ryusuke Taguchi, & Yujiro.
- NJPW New Japan Cup '08 (March) = Kanemoto beat Karl Anderson, then fell to Giant Bernard. Hiroshi Tanahashi won the tournament.
- Zero One Miracle Rocket - 2nd Impact (April 6, '08) = Kanemoto pinned Ikuto Hidaka.
- NJPW Best of the Super Juniors '08 (May/June) = Kanemoto beat Ryusuke Taguchi, then lost in the finals of the league to Wataru Inoue.
- NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Tournament (July '08) = Kanemoto beat Jimmy Rave, then fell to Prince Devitt. Tiger Mask IV won the tournament.
- NJPW Destruction '08 (October 13) = Kanemoto, Jushin Liger, & Tiger Mask IV fell to Gedo, Jado, & Low Ki.
- NJPW Wrestle Kingdom III (January 4, '09) = Kanemoto & Wataru Inoue were beaten by Jushin Liger & Takuma Sano.

Title Summary:
- NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion (2/19/1995 - 5/03/1995)
- UWA Welterweight Champion (4/16/1995 - 9/22/1995)
- NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion(2) (6/14/1995 - 1/04/1996)
- UWA Junior Light Heavyweight Champion (3/17/1996 - 5/1996)
- NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion(3) (3/17/1999 - 8/28/1999)
- NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Champion w/ Minoru Tanaka (6/25/2000 - 3/06/2001)
- NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion(4) (7/19/2002 - 4/23/2003)
- NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Jushin Liger (1/26/2003 - 11/04/2003)
- NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Wataru Inoue (3/04/2005 - 5/14/2005)
- NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion(5) (5/03/2006 - 12/24/2006)
- NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Champion(4) w/ Koji Kanemoto (5/08/2010 - 7/19/2010)
- NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Champion w/ Tiger Mask (8/22/2010 - Current)

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