Great Sasuke

Nov 17, 2009 - by Steve Gerweck


Real name: Masanori Murakawa
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 180 lbs.
Date of birth: July 18, 1969
From: Tokyo, Japan
Pro debut: March 1, 1990
Trained by: Tiger Mask
Finishing move: Thunder Fire Powerbomb


– On November 20, 1992, the Great Sasuke and Gran Hamada defeated Villano IV and Bulldog K.T. in Osaka, Japan for the Michinoku Pro Wrestling Intercontinental Tag Team title.
– At FMW’s 4th Anniversary show on May 5, 1993 in Kawasaki, Japan, Great Sasuke, Kendo and Battle Ranger beat Super Delfin, Espantos IV and V.
– On September 25, 1995, the Great Saskue pinned Stevie J in Akita, Japan for the British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight title.
– In November 1995, the Great Sasuke and Kato Kung Lee won the Futaritabi Tag Team League.
– The Great Sasuke defeated Aero Flash on March 24, 1996 in Shirakawa, Japan to claim the WWF World Light Heavyweight title.
– On August 4, 1996, the Great Sasuke beat El Samurai to regain the WWF World Light Heavyweight title.
– The Great Sasuke defeated Ultimo Dragon on August 5, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan to win the NWA World Welterweight title.
– At ECW’s PPV debut Barely Legal on April 13, 1997, the Great Sasuke, Gran Hamada and Masato Yakushiji defeated Dick Togo, Terry Boy and Taka Michinoku.
– The Great Sasuke defeated Michinoku on October 10, 1997 in a “street fight” match.
– On October 18, 1997, the Great Sasuke defeated Al Snow in Philadelphia, PA.
– In the fall of 1997, the Great Sasuke and Super Delfin won the Futaritabi Tag Team League.
– On October 25, 1998, the Great Sasuke and Tiger Mask defeated the impostor team of Sasuke the Great & Masked Tiger in a “mask vs. mask” match.
– On February 7, 1999, the Great Sasuke won eight-man tournament to capture the NWA World Middleweight title in Yokohama, Japan.
– The Great Sasuke and Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Kendo Ka Shin and Dr. Wagner Jr. to win the IWGP (International Wrestling Grand Prix) Junior Heavyweight Tag Team title.
– The Great Sasuke and Masao Orihara defeated Gedo and Dick Togo on December 22, 2001 to win the MPW Intercontinental Tag Team title.
– On April 13, 2003, the Great Sasuke won election to the Japanese Diet.
– The Great Sasuke defeated Atlantis in Sendai, Japan for the Tohoku Junior Heavyweight title.

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