(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
, a 1x AWA World Heavyweight Champion
and he was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Hall of Fame in 1996.
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