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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 24 August 1968Tokyo, Japan
Birth NameShoichi Funaki
Nickname SmackDown's #1 Announcer
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sho Funaki was born on August 24, 1968 in Tokyo, Japan as Shoichi Funaki. He is an actor, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), WWE Velocity (2002) and WWE Sunday Night Heat (1998).

Trade Mark (8)

Finishing move: The Rising Sun (Top-Rope Tornado DDT)
Finishing move: Modified Bulldog
Trademark move: Hurricanrana
Trademark move: Enzuigiri
Trademark move: Flying Crossbody
Trademark move: Dropkick
Trademark move: Camel Clutch
Frequently used as a jobber on Smackdown.

Trivia (12)

Professional wrestler.
Member of Kaientai.
Former WWF Hardcore Champion.
Former tag team partner with Taka Michinoku (aka Takao Yoshida).
Notable Title Wins Include: UWA (Universal Wrestling Alliance) Middleweight title; WWE Cruiserweight title; WWE Hardcore title; TWA (Texas Wrestling Alliance) title
In 1989, Funaki completed his training at Animal Hamaguchi's Training Gym in Japan.
When not touring on the road with World Wrestling Entertainment, makes his home in Texas. Was a constant travel partner and friend of WWE Superstar (and fellow Texan), Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion.
Avid golfer.
Former UWA World Middleweight Champion.
Despite having been in the WWE 10 years, has never competed in a Royal Rumble match.
Still competes on Velocity and Smackdown! feuding with the likes of Akio, Spike Dudley, Billy Kidman and Nunzio. [June 2005]

Personal Quotes (1)

This is Funaki!! Smackdown...#1 Announcer!!

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