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The fascinating history of the WWF light-heavyweight championship - Sportskeeda

The reigning champion, Aeroflash, lost the championship to The Great Sasuke on March 24th 1996. Sasuke would go on to lose the title to El Samurai on June 22nd 1996, making Samurai the last traditional winner of the championship due to the formation of ...

Daily Pro Wrestling History (08/05): Great Sasuke wins Unified J-Crown - Figure Four Online (blog)

1942. Des Moines, Iowa: - Iowa State Heavyweight Champion Gene Bowman beat Jay Steele in 2 consecutive falls - Emil Dusek beat Babe Zaharias 2 falls to 0 - Joe Dusek and Hans Schultz went to a draw. 1949. Atlanta, Georgia: - Don McIntyre won the ...

Retro Wrestle Respawn – ECW Barely Legal 1997 - Gaming Respawn

Sasuke and Terry Boy do a fabulous sequence, that ends with Sasuke getting a handspring cross body on his foe. The fans rightly applaud that. Everything they're doing here is so smooth and looks great. Hamada actually gets an awesome rana on Dick Togo ...

Ask 411 Wrestling: Is NXT a Success or a Failure? - 411mania.com

Because Michinoku Pro was more of a lucha-based promotion, this feud actually didn't result in any singles matches that I could find a record of, but there was a double mask match with Tiger Mask and the Great Sasuke facing Masked Tiger and Sasuke the ...

20 Best Matches Of The Month: April 2018 Edition - Last Word on Pro Wrestling (blog)

Not a mat classic by any means but this was a one-time-only privilege to watch as a fan, it doesn't matter how old The Great Sasuke is (48 years old) you will always get an unforgettable match. Both men had no regard for their bodies with Sasuke going ...

How Joey Janela's Spring Break Became Pro Wrestling's Biggest Viral Success Story - Deadspin

As good as his other work has been, though, Dittamo especially shone on the way to Spring Break 2. Everything, from the dialogue-free video announcing the Janela-Great Sasuke main event to the comedic pitch for Matt Riddle vs. James Ellsworth to David ...

Belt Collecting: The Legend of the J-Crown Championship - Last Word on Pro Wrestling (blog)

The title featured Jushin 'Thunder' Liger (Michinoku Pro British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight Champion), The Great Sasuke (IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion), Masayoshi Motegi (NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion), Negro Casas ...

Joey Janela's Spring Break 2 Results (4/6): Janela vs Sasuke, Riddle vs Ellsworth & More - Mandatory

Joey Janela's Spring Break 2 Results. April 6th, 2018. New Orleans, Louisiana. Results courtesy of PWInsider. Following the success of last year's event in Orlando, Joey Janela & GCW hosted the second edition of Spring Break in front of an electric New ...

4/6 Joey Janela's Spring Break 2 results: Joey Janela vs. The Great Sasuke, Clusterf— battle royal, WALTER vs ... - ProWrestling.net

By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet). We are looking for reports on all WrestleMania weekend events. If you attend a show, you are encouraged to send a report or even basic results to dotnetjason@gmail.com. Joey Janela's Spring ...

GCW Joey Janela's Spring Break 2 recap: PCO is a beast, the Invisible Man picks up a big win, and Sasuke's barrel ... - Cageside Seats (blog)

Just like last time and just like with Bloodsport on Thursday (Apr. 5), GCW Joey Janela's Spring Break 2 is wacky and wonderful and a traditional recap would not do it justice at all. So if you need full results including finishes you can check our ...

Joey Janela's Spring Break 2 results: Joey Janela vs. The Great Sasuke - Figure Four Online (blog)

Here's a recap of everything that went down at this morning's Joey Janela Spring Break 2 event in New Orleans. Things started off with a video, a parody of the film The Wrestler starring an older Joey Janela, Penelope Ford and an older Lio Rush. The ...

Csonka's GCW Joey Janela's Spring Break 2 Review - 411mania.com

Great Sasuke: They work some back and forth into a stand off. Sasuke grounds things, but Janela escapes. He lays the boots to Sasuke, but Sasuke keeps frustrating Janela, he then hypnotizes Janela, and makes Janela slam himself head first to the mat.

Exclusive: Joey Janela Says Gillberg Got Drunk And No-Showed Spring Break, Talks Negotiating With Dan Severn ... - Fightful

At Spring Break II, Janela faces Japanese wrestling legend The Great Sasuke. "I said The Great Sasuke and (Game Changer Wrestling) said 'We don't know if we can make that happen. That's kind of a crazy one.' I emailed Michinoku Pro numerous times and ...

Ellsworth-Riddle, Suzuki-Cobb, tag title match set for New Orleans - Figure Four Online (blog)

Lucha Underground were among the events that made announcements for Friday, April 6th. James Ellsworth vs. Matt Riddle became the last match to be confirmed for Spring Break, joining Janela vs. The Great Sasuke, David Starr vs. Mike Quackenbush ...

17 Masked Wrestlers & What They Look Like Today - TheSportster

Most if not all these photos are about masked wrestler that put the mask away. The Great Sasuke isn't one of them. We just had to include him after donning his “The Great Trump” mask last year. The Great Sasuke would make his wrestling debut in 1990 ...

The Story of the Swanton Bomb - GameTyrant (press release) (blog)

Though the Swanton Bomb has become a well-known finishing move among Smash players, many are unaware of the origins of the phrase. The original “Swanton Bomb” was a finishing move invented by legendary Japenese pro wrestler The Great Sasuke.

Monday Night Wrong: Vince McMahon presents the light heavyweights - Sporting News

Things started out OK, as Great Sasuke debuted in the WWF on the Canadian Stampede show in July 1997, facing some kid from Japan named Taka Michinoku who was only there to lose and then leave again. Sasuke was booked to win the match, and then ...

Joey Janela's Spring Break 2 gets its headline match - Cageside Seats (blog)

WWE is on the road to WrestleMania and that means it's time for the indies to start dropping announcements for their contributions to the biggest weekend on our calendar. And, since Joey Janela's Spring Break was the breakout show of last year's ...

15 Massive Superstars That Had Their Talents Wasted By WWE - TheSportster

The Great Sasuke was simply astonishing to watch, mixing high profile aerial moves with sublime submission skills. When he was on excursion for WWE from Michinoku Pro in 1997, he ended up being part of the WWE's Light Heavyweight Championship ...

Raw History: Episode 217 and Reliving Nitro: Episode 95 - 411mania.com

Sasuke nailed the Space Flying Tiger Drop, before finishing TAKA with the Thunder Fire Bomb in 5:47. That was a fun little sprint. It didn't reach the levels of their PPV outing, but had some strong offense for a Raw match. [***]. VIDEO PACKAGE ~ Clips ...

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
Great Sasuke 2.jpg
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.

Top 15 Moves Of The Great Sasuke

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The Great Sasuke vs. Taka Michinoku - WWF RAW 7/7/97 *RARE*

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THE GREAT SASUKE - Wrestler Spotlight

Twitter: @PhoenixSplashGo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Phoenix-Splash-250712391658610/?ref=bookmarks The very first wrestler spotlight! Great ...

The Great Sasuke vs. Ultimo Dragon (J-Crown Tournament Final, 05-08-1996)

clips from Joey Janela vs. The Great Sasuke at Joey Janela's Sprig Break 2

April 6th, 2018 - Joey Janela's Spring Break 2 Pontchartrain Convention Center - New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bruce Prichard Shoots on Taka Michinoku vs Great Sasuke

In this clip from Something to Wrestle, Bruce Prichard shoots on Taka Michinoku vs Great Sasuke, and how out shined the legendary Great Sasuke. Wake up ...