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Masanori Murakawa , , is a Japanese professional wrestler and politician who is best known by his stage name The Great Sasuke, as well as a former Iwate Prefectural Assembly legislator. He has wrestled in Japan and in the United States in various professional wrestling promotions. He is said to have an incredible tolerance for pain, mainly in reference to the injuries he has had including a cracked skull on two occasions.

The Great Sasuke
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The Great Sasuke, at the Hustle event in Yokohama on May 4, 2009
Birth name Masanori Murakawa
Born (1969-07-18) July 18, 1969 (age 47)
Morioka, Tōhoku, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) The Great Sasuke
Masa Michinoku
Ninja Sasuke
Sasuke
Black Ninja
Sasuke The Ram
Billed height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Billed weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Trained by Kotetsu Yamamoto
Gran Hamada
Debut March 1, 1990

Masanori Murakawa (村川 政徳 Murakawa Masanori), (born July 18, 1969), is a Japanese professional wrestler and politician who is best known by his stage name The Great Sasuke, as well as a former Iwate Prefectural Assembly legislator. He has wrestled in Japan and in the United States in various professional wrestling promotions. He is said to have an incredible tolerance for pain, mainly in reference to the injuries he has had including a cracked skull on two occasions.