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Chocoball KOBE
Chokoflake K-ICHI
Birth name Keiichi Kono
Born January 22 1974 (1974-01-22) (age 43)
Kobe, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Chocoball KOBE
Chocoflake K-ICHI
Keiichi Kono
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Trained By Koji Kitao
Toryumon Japan
Debut October 20, 1998
Retired August 25, 2007

  Keiichi Kono (河野圭一 born January 22, 1974 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan?), better known by his ring name Chocoball KOBE and Chokoflake K-ICHI, is a reitred Japanese professional wrestler best known for his work in Toryumon but he also worked for Wrestling Marvelous Future. He was previously in the Crazy MAX and M2K stables.

CareerEdit

Early yearsEdit

A graduate of Koji Kitao's Bukō Dōjō, Keiichi spent the early part of his career wrestling for various promotions across Japan, namely Capture International. Most notable was his matches against future veterans Tomohiro Ishii and Hiroyoshi Kotsubo (known as Tsubo Genjin).

ToryumonEdit

He joined Tōryūmon in 1999 as Chocoball KOBE he was a member of the legendary Crazy MAX stable. However, he did not progress well and eventually was kicked out of the stable in September of the same year turning face in the process.

He returned to Tōryūmon Seikigun but he would soon the joining heel stable M2K and rename to Chokoflake K-ICHI. During that time he help the M2K during thier matches but he would soon took hiatus from professional wrestling due to injury that he sufred in 2001.

Wrestling Marvelous FutureEdit

After six years of hiatus he would return to ring on January 20, 2006 losing to Mineo Fujita. He would even participate in the Marvelous Future Tag Team Tournament teaming with GOEMON but they lost to Kitten Kid and Mineo Fujita. He would not progress in the promotion he would soon retire in 2007 to fully fucus on his buissness stores.

FactionsEdit

  • Crazy MAX (1999–2000)
  • M2K (2000–2002)

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
    • KOBE Cluch
    • Choco Cutter (Jumping cutter)
  • Signature moves
    • Iron Claw
    • Lariat
    • Choco Clutch
  • Nicknames
    • "Brown Scalawag"

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