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Mr Fuji

 

Name: - Mr. Fuji
Height: - 5'10” (178cm)
Weight: - 270lb (120kg)
Born: - May 4, 1937
From: - Honolulu, Hawaii
Trained by: - Nick Bockwinkel
Debut: - 1964
Retired: - 1996
Finishers: - Cobra Clutch, Kamikaze clothesline
Also known as: - Mr Fujiwara, Shintaro Fuji

Toured Australia: - 1967, 1971, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1986

Billed from Osaka, Japan. Was called 'Shintaro Fuji' on his first Australian visit to cash in on the popularity of TV show 'The Samurai' (Shintaro was the lead character). Held tag titles all around the wrestling world with Prof. Tanaka. Retired from active wrestling in 1985 and became a manager in WWF, leading Yokozuna to two World title reigns. Managed Don Muraco on 1986 WWF tour to Australia. Was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007. 

Titles held: - WWC North American Hwt, (SF) NWA US Hwt, NWA Canadian Hwt, Pacific Northwest Hwt, British Commonwealth Hwt, IWA World Tag (w/ Tiger Jeet Singh), WWWF World Tag (5, w/ Prof Tanaka [3], w/ Mr. Saito [2]), AWA Southern Tag (w/ Prof Tanaka), Geogia Tag (w/ Prof Tanaka), Mid-Atlantic Tag (w/ Genichiro Tenryu), Pacific Northwest Tag (4, w/ Haru Sasaki [3], w/ Tony Borne), Hawaiian Tag (2, w/ King Curtis, w/ Karl von Steiger), Southeastern Tag (w/ Prof Tanaka), WWC North American Tag (w/ Pierre Martel)

Credit: Mark Dalgleish, Wikipedia, Libnan Ayoub's 100 Years of Australian Professional Wrestling
Photo credit: News.com.au

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Mr Fuji and Prof. Tanaka