Kamikaze Misawa

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Mitsuharu Misawa
Mitsuharu Misawa
Name Mitsuharu Misawa
Real name Mitsuharu Misawa
Nicknames
Name history Mitsuharu Misawa, Kamikaze Misawa (in Mexico), Tiger Mask II
Family
Maestro(s) Giant Baba, La Fiera, The Destroyer, Dory Funk Jr.
Birth date, location June 18, 1962-Koshigaya, Saitama Japan
Obituary date June 13, 2009
Debut, location August 21, 1981
Lost mask to As Tiger Mask II he commanded his partner Toshiaki Kawada to unmask him May 14 , 1990
Height 185cm/6'1"
Weight 116kg/243lbs
Signature moves Emerald Frosion, Running elbow smash, Tiger Driver, Tiger Suplex, German Suplex
Titles: AJPW All Asia Tag Team Championship (2) (1 w/Kenta Kobashi & 1 w/Yoshinari Ogawa), AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship (5), AJPW Unified World Tag Team Championship (6) (2 w/Toshiaki Kawada, 2 w/Kenta Kobashi, 1 w/Jun Akiyama & 1 w/Yoshinari Ogawa), NWA International Junior Heavyweight Championship, PWF World Tag Team Championship (w/Jumbo Tsuruta), GHC Heavyweight Championship (3), GHC Tag Team Championship (2) (w/Yoshinari Ogawa)
Wrestling Observer Hall Of Fame Member

Notes

Misawa, possibly the greatest professional wrestler of all time, spent most of his career in Japanese promotions AJPW and NOAH, which he founded. Misawa's time in Mexico was in CMLL as part of a learning excursion.

Misawa, teaming with fellow AJPA novato Samurai Shiro, started in Mexico from March 16, 1984 and was expected to say a year. Misawa was quickly brought back to Japan to redebut on July 31, 1984, as the new Tiger Mask after AJPW purchased the rights to use the character in wrestling.

During his short stint in CMLL, Misawa challenged Satanico for the NWA World Middleweight Championship, Misawa's first major championship match.

Misawa passed away in 13th June 2009, during a match, due to injuries suffered taking a backdrop driver from Akitoshi Saito in a match for the GHC Tag Team Championship, his partner was Go Shiozaki.

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as Tiger Mask II