Koji Kanemoto

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Koji Kanemoto
Koji Kanemoto
Name Koji Kanemoto
Real name Koji Kanemoto
Nicknames "The Junior Star"
Name history Koji Kanemoto (debut -), King Lee (1993), Tiger Mask III (1993 - 1994)
Family Hikaru Kanemoto (former wife)
Maestro(s) Hiroshi Hase, Kensuke Sasaki, Masanobu Kurisu
Birth date, location October 31, 1966 - Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Obituary date
Debut, location November 7, 1990 vs. Michiyoshi Ohara
Lost mask to Jushin Liger - January 4, 1994 - Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo
Height 180 cms/5'11"
Weight 90 kg/198 lbs
Signature moves Koji clutch, Dragon Suplex, Moonsault Press, Tiger Suplex, Falcon Arrow, Facewash
Titles: IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship (5), IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (4) (1 w/Minoru Tanaka, 1 w/ Jushin Liger, 1 w/Wataru Inoue and 1 w/El Samurai), UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship, UWA World Welterweight Championship, GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (w/Tiger Mask IV), NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Championships w/Minoru Tanaka

Lucha Connection

In 1993 he wrestled as King Lee while in UWA and CMLL until he went back to Japan. He incarnated the third version of Tiger Mask in New Japan Pro Wrestling. In 1994 he made had a stint with AAA as Tiger Mask. On May 24, 2015, Kanemoto went back to his Tiger Mask persona (in despite of his mask loss), in the Lucha World Cup representibg AJPW, alongside Kenzo Suzuki and Masamune. They were defeated in the first round by the MexLegends (Blue Demon Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr. and Solar).


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Luchas de apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
94/01/04 mask Jushin Liger Tiger Mask III Tokyo Dome - Bunkyo, Tokyo


as King Lee
as Tiger Mask III
As Tiger Mask III
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