NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING

PROFILE

Gedo

UNIT

BULLET CLUB 

HEIGHT

172cm 

WEIGHT

86kg 

YEAR OF BIRTH

20 Feb 1969 

Gedo
HEIGHT
172cm 
WEIGHT
86kg 
YEAR OF BIRTH
20 Feb 1969 
PLACE OF BIRTH
Musashimurayama-shi, Tokyo, Japan 
BLOOD TYPE
DEBUT
19 Mar 1989 
FINISH HOLD

Superfly, Gedo clutch, Complete shot, Thrust kick

 
THEME SONG
Whassup Dawg? 

BIOGRAPHY

With his unmistakable yell and sideline antics, Gedo is a veteran of the business who has had success both in major and independent promotions. After debuting in 1989 and travelling the world with partner Jado at his side, the two finally settled in NJPW and cemented their legacy among the best tag teams of all time with four IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship reigns. 

Gedo was also a master politician, working his way to several key stables in New Japan, and frequently pulling strings from within each group. Brought into NJPW to join Masahiro Chono’s Team 2000, Gedo was later part of CTU, and then the rough bruisers in Togi Makabe’s Great Bash Heel. After defecting with most of that crew to join Shinsuke Nakamura and Toru Yano in CHAOS, Gedo became a money making mentor for the group, and found a cash cow in the young, brashly confident Kazuchika Okada. 

Gedo brought Okada into CHAOS on his return from excursion in 2012 and immediately took the young Rainmaker under his wing. Gedo guided Okada to success in February 2012, when he oversaw the Rainmaker SHock, Okada upsetting Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. 

From that point on, he was rarely away from Okada’s side, offering moral support during matches, and reminding fans after a Rainmaker victory that his charge was on a ‘whole other level’. Gedo was a father figure to Okada for over six years, but that relationship changed forever at Destruction in Kobe on September 23 2018. 

After Okada was defeated by Hiroshi Tanahashi that night, Jay White, who Okada had invited to CHAOS that January, viciously attacked the Rainmaker. Gedo looked to play peace maker, but instead assaulted Okada from behind with a steel chair. Gedo now saw new money in Jay White, and declared that a ‘new era’ was coming. 

That ‘new era’ was the Cut Throat Era of Bullet Club. Now in the corner of the Switchblade Jay White, Gedo is now just as likely to interject himself and his brass knux into a match as he is to pound the mat in encouragement. He seeks to make sure White sits at the top of the wrestling world; by any means necessary.  

With his unmistakable yell and sideline antics, Gedo is a veteran of the business who has had success both in major and independent promotions. After debuting in 1989 and travelling the world with partner Jado at his side, the two finally settled in NJPW and cemented their legacy among the best tag teams of all time with four IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship reigns. 

Gedo was also a master politician, working his way to several key stables in New Japan, and frequently pulling strings from within each group. Brought into NJPW to join Masahiro Chono’s Team 2000, Gedo was later part of CTU, and then the rough bruisers in Togi Makabe’s Great Bash Heel. After defecting with most of that crew to join Shinsuke Nakamura and Toru Yano in CHAOS, Gedo became a money making mentor for the group, and found a cash cow in the young, brashly confident Kazuchika Okada. 

Gedo brought Okada into CHAOS on his return from excursion in 2012 and immediately took the young Rainmaker under his wing. Gedo guided Okada to success in February 2012, when he oversaw the Rainmaker SHock, Okada upsetting Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. 

From that point on, he was rarely away from Okada’s side, offering moral support during matches, and reminding fans after a Rainmaker victory that his charge was on a ‘whole other level’. Gedo was a father figure to Okada for over six years, but that relationship changed forever at Destruction in Kobe on September 23 2018. 

After Okada was defeated by Hiroshi Tanahashi that night, Jay White, who Okada had invited to CHAOS that January, viciously attacked the Rainmaker. Gedo looked to play peace maker, but instead assaulted Okada from behind with a steel chair. Gedo now saw new money in Jay White, and declared that a ‘new era’ was coming. 

That ‘new era’ was the Cut Throat Era of Bullet Club. Now in the corner of the Switchblade Jay White, Gedo is now just as likely to interject himself and his brass knux into a match as he is to pound the mat in encouragement. He seeks to make sure White sits at the top of the wrestling world; by any means necessary.  

FINISH HOLD

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    Gedo clutch

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