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Jaianto Baba (1938–1999)

Deceased Japanese professional wrestler and promoter as Giant Baba who was best known for his long career as the top star for his own All Japan Pro Wrestling. He and Antonio Inoki were the two protégés of Rikidôzan. After Rikidôzan's death, Baba went on a tour of the U.S. and had a series of time-limit draws with major Champions before returning ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 61) in Tokyo, Japan

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Known For

AWA All-Star Wrestling
(1972)
The Assassin
The Assassin Nightclub bouncer
(1970)
SuperClash '85
SuperClash '85 Giant Baba
(1985)

Filmography

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 1986 Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup (Video)
Giant Baba
 1985 SuperClash '85 (Video)
Giant Baba
 1972 AWA All-Star Wrestling (TV Series)
Giant Baba
- All Star Wrestling (1972) ... Giant Baba
 1970 The Assassin
Nightclub bouncer
 1961 Marines, Let's Go
Fuji (uncredited)
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 1998 Konohito konomachi (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Episode #1.5 (1998) ... Himself
 1988 Tantei! Naito sukûpu (TV Series)
Himself - Advisor
 1963 Kigeki ekimae chagama
Himself
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Mitsubishi Minica

Alternate Names:

Giant Baba

Height:

6' 8" (2.03 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

In 1955, Shohei Baba joined the Yomiuri Giants baseball team after dropping out of High School as a pitcher. He was released from the team in 1959 due to injury and lackluster performances.

Trademark:

Abdominal stretch See more »

Nickname:

Touyou no Kyojin

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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