Wrestling: Jumbo Tsuruta

Tomomi Tsuruta (1951-2000) was a Japanese Professional Wrestler who competed from 1973-1999 as Jumbo Tsuruta. He got his start in the Funk family's promotion in Amarillo, Texas, where he was the first Japanese wrestler to get over as a face in the U.S. He competed primarily for All Japan Pro Wrestling, though he made appearances in a variety of National Wrestling Alliance territories. Among his in-ring achievements, he was the inaugural and 3x All Japan Pro Wrestling Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion, a 7x All Japan Pro Wrestling World Tag Team Champion, and a 1x AWA World Heavyweight Champion. He was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in 1996.

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