TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… MAY 4th: The Birth of “The Devious One”

DATELINE: May 4, 1934 – Honolulu, Hawaii

Mr. Fuji Ring Gear
WWE Fan Axxess – Classic Memorabilia-Ring Gear – 31 March 2012
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Harry Masayoshi Fujiwara – better known to many fans as Mr. Fuji – is born.

Fuji would go on to have a legendary career both as a wrestler and as a manager. His most notable partner was Prof. Toru Tanaka, with whom Fuji won the WWWF Tag Team Championships three times. Fuji would also hold those titles twice with Mr. Saito.

Once his in-ring career came to a close, Mr. Fuji managed the likes of Don Muraco, Demolition and former WWF Champion Yokozuna.

Muraco would be the one to induct Mr. Fuji into the WWE Hall of Fame on March 31, 2007. Fuji would pass on August 28, 2016.

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