Jado - Professional Wrestling Career - New Japan Pro Wrestling (2001-present)

New Japan Pro Wrestling (2001-present)

Jado left FMW in 2001, along with Masato Tanaka, Gedo, Hideki Hosaka, and Kaori Nakayama. The group became freelancers and Jado and Gedo eventually returned to New Japan Pro Wrestling. They became IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions by defeating Jushin Liger and El Samurai on July 20, 2001. In the G1 Junior Tag League 2001, they reached the final before losing to Liger and Samurai. In the Teisen Hall Cup Tag Team Tournament, they teamed with Koji Kanemoto and lost to Liger, Osamu Nishimura and Tatsumi Fujinami. Liger once again got the better of Jado and Gedo when he and Minoru Tanaka beat them for the Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship.

Jado participated in the Best Of The Super Juniors IX with little success, winning only one match and therefore not progressing. He bounced back quicky by teaming with Gedo and Koji Kanemoto to win the Junior Triathlon Survivor tournament.

On October 13, 2003, Jado won an eleven-man battle royal for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship. During his time as champion, he and Gedo regained the Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship, on November 29. Jado soon lost the Junior Heavyweight Championship to Heat, and lost the Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship to American Dragon and Curry Man.

On June 5, 2004, Jado and Gedo won the tag title for a third time, and held it for over nine months and through five defenses. They lost the title to Kanemoto and Wataru Inoue on March 4, 2005. During their third reign, Jado and Gedo joined Jushin Liger's stable, CTU (Control Terrorism Unit). On July 8, 2006, they won the tag title for a fourth time by defeating El Samurai and Ryusuke Taguchi. They held the title for ten months, before losing it to Taka Michinoku and Dick Togo on May 2, 2007.

Following the championship loss, Jado and Gedo left CTU just before it broke up, and joined GBH (Great Bash Heel). In the next few years, Jado and Gedo named their team The World Class Tag Team. They joined GBH's splinter faction, CHAOS, in 2009. They then suffered several setbacks; Gedo spent most of 2009 out with injuries, and a few months after Gedo's return, Jado was injured in early 2010 and wouldn't return until September 3.

On November 13, 2010, Jado and Gedo returned to tag team contention by defeating CHAOS stablemates, Davey Richards and Rocky Romero, in the finals of a five day long tournament to win the 2010 Super J Tag League. As a result, they received a match for the Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship at a Dramatic Dream Team (DDT) event on December 26, where they were defeated by the defending champions, The Golden Lovers (Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi).

At the end of 2011, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter named Gedo and Jado the "Bookers of the Year".

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