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Rikidôzan (1924–1963)

Korean-born, Japanese-raised professional wrestler who was the first Japanese wrestling star. He debuted in 1951 after abandoning sumo wrestling a year earlier. His first match was a ten-minute draw against Bobby Bruns. He became a star by defeating every American wrestler that promoters could throw at him. He defeated Lou Thesz for the NWA ... See full bio »


(age 39) in Tokyo, Japan

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 1955 Yagate aozora
Himself (as Rikidozan)
 1954 Otsukisama ni wa warui kedo
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 2013 The Roth Show (TV Series)
- The Ballad of Rikidozan (2013) ... Himself (as Rikidozan)

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Mitsuhiro Momota | Rikidozan

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Two of his matches are among the top ten most highest rated TV programs in Japanese history. His 60-minute draw with NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz on October 6, 1957 drew an 87 rating. His 60-minute 2 out of 3 falls match draw with the Destroyer (Dick Beyer) on May 24, 1963 drew a 67 rating, but a larger TV audience (the largest in Japanese history), because more people had TV sets by ... See more »


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