|Ring Names||Masahiro Chono|
|Height||6 ft 1 in. (186 cm)|
|Weight||238 lbs. (108 kg)|
|Born||September 17, 1963|
|Seattle, Washington, USA|
|Resides||Mitaka City, Tokyo|
|Billed||Mitaka City, Tokyo|
|Trained by|| Antonio Inoki |
|Debut||October 5, 1984|
Masahiro Chōno (蝶野正洋 Chōno Masahiro) is a Japanese professional wrestler.
- Finishing and signature moves
- Cross leg STF
- FTS (Rotated step-over toe-hold sleeper)
- Shining Kenka Kick / Shining Yakuza Kick (Single leg running front dropkick to the head of a kneeling opponent)
- Kenka Kick / Yakuza Kick (Running arching big boot)
- Manhattan Drop (Inverted atomic drop)
- Butterfly lock
- Samoan drop
- Cradle piledriver
- Octopus hold
- Diving shoulder block
- With Hiroyoshi Tenzan
Championships and accomplishments
- Continental Wrestling Federation
- HCW Kamehameha Heritage Championship (1 time)
- NWA Central States Television Championship (1 time)
- IWGP World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- IWGP World Tag Team Championship (7 times) - with Keiji Mutoh (2) and Hiroyoshi Tenzan (5)
- G1 Climax (1991)
- G1 Climax (1992)
- G1 Climax (1994)
- G1 Climax (2002)
- G1 Climax (2005)
- Super Grade Tag League (1995) - with Hiroyoshi Tenzan
- G1 Climax Tag League (2006) - with Shinsuke Nakamura
- Young Lions Cup (1987)
- Other Titles
- AGPW North American Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Bob Brown
- WWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- PWI ranked him # 70 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003
- He is a member of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (inducted in 2004)
- 1995 Best Heel
On July 4, 2006, Masahiro Chono became a father, his wife Martina giving birth to a baby boy.
- Masahiro Chono is the owner of his own line of clothing stores, ArisTrisT. Hulk Hogan can be seen wearing Chono's Aristrist apparel on his TV show Hogan Knows Best.
- His wife Martina, whom he met during a tour in Germany, designs many of the jewelry and clothing sold on ArisTrisT.com
- In 1990, Chono became the last ever person to fight Lou Thesz (his former trainer) in a wrestling match. During the match, Thesz dislocated his artificial hip, which ended his career for good.
- Fan of Spanish fencing and fencing movies.
- Rumored to be cast in the lead role of a show which is described as the "Yakuza version" of the Sopranos. Similar stories and characters but with changes being obviously made with regards to the cultural differences. The show is reportedly still in the works.
- Very knowledgeable on European military history
- Fond of steak with wasabi.
- Is an ailurophile (cat lover)