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** To clarify, Tsuruta was 'not' OnlyInItForTheMoney, and had a genuine passion for professional wrestling. However, he was famously frugal, and was always frank about the fact that wrestling was his job, and on top of that was a career that he believed he wouldn't get much more than twenty-five years out of. Tsuruta wasn't the Japanese equivalent of Wrestling/KevinNash or anything; it was more that his way of life made him difficult for the core demographic, often salarymen themselves, to get into as an EscapistCharacter.

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** To clarify, Tsuruta was 'not' '''not''' OnlyInItForTheMoney, and had a genuine passion for professional wrestling. However, he was famously frugal, and was always frank about the fact that wrestling was his job, and on top of that was a career that he believed he wouldn't get much more than twenty-five years out of. Tsuruta wasn't the Japanese equivalent of Wrestling/KevinNash or anything; it was more that his way of life made him difficult for the core demographic, often salarymen themselves, to get into as an EscapistCharacter.


** To clarify, Tsuruta was [b]not[/b] OnlyInItForTheMoney, and had a genuine passion for professional wrestling. However, he was famously frugal, and was always frank about the fact that wrestling was his job, and on top of that was a career that he believed he wouldn't get much more than twenty-five years out of. Tsuruta wasn't the Japanese equivalent of Wrestling/KevinNash or anything; it was more that his way of life made him difficult for the core demographic, often salarymen themselves, to get into as an EscapistCharacter.

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** To clarify, Tsuruta was [b]not[/b] 'not' OnlyInItForTheMoney, and had a genuine passion for professional wrestling. However, he was famously frugal, and was always frank about the fact that wrestling was his job, and on top of that was a career that he believed he wouldn't get much more than twenty-five years out of. Tsuruta wasn't the Japanese equivalent of Wrestling/KevinNash or anything; it was more that his way of life made him difficult for the core demographic, often salarymen themselves, to get into as an EscapistCharacter.


** To clarify, Tsuruta was not OnlyInItForTheMoney, and had a genuine passion for professional wrestling. However, he was famously frugal, and was always frank about the fact that wrestling was his job, and on top of that was a career that he believed he wouldn't get much more than twenty-five years out of. Tsuruta wasn't the Japanese equivalent of Wrestling/KevinNash or anything; it was more that his way of life made him difficult for the core demographic, often salarymen themselves, to get into as an EscapistCharacter.

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** To clarify, Tsuruta was not [b]not[/b] OnlyInItForTheMoney, and had a genuine passion for professional wrestling. However, he was famously frugal, and was always frank about the fact that wrestling was his job, and on top of that was a career that he believed he wouldn't get much more than twenty-five years out of. Tsuruta wasn't the Japanese equivalent of Wrestling/KevinNash or anything; it was more that his way of life made him difficult for the core demographic, often salarymen themselves, to get into as an EscapistCharacter.


** To clarify, Tsuruta was not OnlyInItForTheMoney, and had a genuine passion for professional wrestling. However, he was famously frugal, and was always frank about the fact that wrestling was a career that he believed he wouldn't get much more than twenty-five years out of. Tsuruta wasn't the Japanese equivalent of Wrestling/KevinNash or anything; it was more that his way of life made him difficult for the core demographic, often salarymen themselves, to get into as an EscapistCharacter.

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** To clarify, Tsuruta was not OnlyInItForTheMoney, and had a genuine passion for professional wrestling. However, he was famously frugal, and was always frank about the fact that wrestling was his job, and on top of that was a career that he believed he wouldn't get much more than twenty-five years out of. Tsuruta wasn't the Japanese equivalent of Wrestling/KevinNash or anything; it was more that his way of life made him difficult for the core demographic, often salarymen themselves, to get into as an EscapistCharacter.


** To clarify, Tsuruta was not OnlyInItForTheMoney, and had a genuine passion for professional wrestling. However, he was famously frugal, and was always realistic about the fact that wrestling was a career that he believed he wouldn't get much more than twenty-five years out of. Tsuruta wasn't the Japanese equivalent of Wrestling/KevinNash or anything; it was more that his way of life made him difficult for the core demographic, often salarymen themselves, to get into as an EscapistCharacter.

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** To clarify, Tsuruta was not OnlyInItForTheMoney, and had a genuine passion for professional wrestling. However, he was famously frugal, and was always realistic frank about the fact that wrestling was a career that he believed he wouldn't get much more than twenty-five years out of. Tsuruta wasn't the Japanese equivalent of Wrestling/KevinNash or anything; it was more that his way of life made him difficult for the core demographic, often salarymen themselves, to get into as an EscapistCharacter.


** To clarify, Tsuruta was not OnlyInItForTheMoney, and had a genuine passion for professional wrestling. However, he was famously frugal, and was always realistic about the fact that wrestling was a career that he believed he wouldn't get much more than twenty-five years out of. Tsuruta wasn't the puroresu equivalent of Wrestling/LexLuger or anything; it was more that his way of life made him difficult for the core demographic, often salarymen themselves, to get into as an EscapistCharacter.

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** To clarify, Tsuruta was not OnlyInItForTheMoney, and had a genuine passion for professional wrestling. However, he was famously frugal, and was always realistic about the fact that wrestling was a career that he believed he wouldn't get much more than twenty-five years out of. Tsuruta wasn't the puroresu Japanese equivalent of Wrestling/LexLuger Wrestling/KevinNash or anything; it was more that his way of life made him difficult for the core demographic, often salarymen themselves, to get into as an EscapistCharacter.


** To clarify, Tsuruta was not OnlyInItForTheMoney, and had a genuine passion for professional wrestling. However, he was famously frugal, and was always realistic about the fact that wrestling was a career that he believed he would get twenty-five years out of. Tsuruta wasn't the puroresu equivalent of Wrestling/LexLuger or anything; it was more that his way of life made him difficult for the core demographic, often salarymen themselves, to get into as an EscapistCharacter.

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** To clarify, Tsuruta was not OnlyInItForTheMoney, and had a genuine passion for professional wrestling. However, he was famously frugal, and was always realistic about the fact that wrestling was a career that he believed he would wouldn't get much more than twenty-five years out of. Tsuruta wasn't the puroresu equivalent of Wrestling/LexLuger or anything; it was more that his way of life made him difficult for the core demographic, often salarymen themselves, to get into as an EscapistCharacter.


** To clarify, Tsuruta was not OnlyInItForTheMoney, and had a genuine passion for professional wrestling. However, he was famously frugal, and was always realistic about the fact that wrestling was a career that he believed he would get twenty-five years out of. Tsuruta wasn't the puroresu equivalent of Wrestling/LexLuger or anything; it was more that his way of life made him difficult for the core demographic to get into as an EscapistCharacter.

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** To clarify, Tsuruta was not OnlyInItForTheMoney, and had a genuine passion for professional wrestling. However, he was famously frugal, and was always realistic about the fact that wrestling was a career that he believed he would get twenty-five years out of. Tsuruta wasn't the puroresu equivalent of Wrestling/LexLuger or anything; it was more that his way of life made him difficult for the core demographic demographic, often salarymen themselves, to get into as an EscapistCharacter.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: While this had long since ceased even before his death, Tsuruta actually was this for a while. Tsuruta's public image averted a lot of the tropes associated with professional wrestlers in his day, even saying in the 1970s that he "didn't want to become a professional wrestling idiot". A commonly cited reason that he alienated the core demographic was that, when he announced his signing, he was the first professional wrestler to say that he had found employment, as opposed to having passed initiation or taken an apprenticeship. In subsequent years, as his public image continued to avert the trends of the common Japanese wrestler, this built to the point where Tsuruta was considered the first "salaryman wrestler".
** To clarify, Tsuruta was not OnlyInItForTheMoney, and had a genuine passion for professional wrestling. However, he was famously frugal, and was always realistic about the fact that wrestling was a career that he believed he would get twenty-five years out of. Tsuruta wasn't the puroresu equivalent of Wrestling/LexLuger or anything; it was more that his way of life made him difficult for the core demographic to get into as an EscapistCharacter.


** The second was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TESXKk7Tivk "Rolling Dreamer"]], used from 1980 through mid-1983. Jumbo would record a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-APO9JsAHQ vocal version]].

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** The second was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TESXKk7Tivk "Rolling Dreamer"]], used from 1980 through mid-1983. Jumbo would record recorded a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-APO9JsAHQ vocal version]].version]] in 1979, for which he himself had written the lyrics.


** The first was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JxneTIbo5M "Chinese Kung Fu"]], a 1975 French "Kung Fu Fighting" cash-in which AJPW revived two years later for Jumbo. He would keep this for the rest of the decade.

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** The first was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JxneTIbo5M "Chinese Kung Fu"]], a 1975 French "Kung Fu Fighting" cash-in which AJPW revived two years later record. It was actually the first individual entrance theme in puroresu, having first been used for Jumbo. He would keep this for Jumbo that same year, but it wouldn't catch on until early 1977, shortly after Mil Mascaras had a resurgence in popularity due to the rest use of the decade."Sky High".


* PeripheryDemographic: Wakadaisho-era Jumbo was actually more popular with women and children than the men that made up the bulk of the 1970s puro audience. This paralleled his [[Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling NJPW]] counterpart Wrestling/TatsumiFujinami, who garnered a large female following during his junior ace run in the latter part of the decade.
* ValuesDissonance: One of the AJPW television skits mentioned above, namely the adaptation of ''The Rose of Versailles'' starring Jumbo as Lady Oscar, is unfortunately blighted by a brief RuleOfFunny cutaway to a group of AJPW wrestlers doing the [[MichaelJacksonsThrillerParody "Thriller" dance]]. It would be absolutely ''hilarious'', were it not for the fact that Jumbo is portraying Music/MichaelJackson...with [[{{Blackface}} brownface]].

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* PeripheryDemographic: Wakadaisho-era Jumbo was actually more popular with women and children than the men that made up the bulk of the 1970s puro audience. This paralleled his [[Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling NJPW]] counterpart Wrestling/TatsumiFujinami, who garnered a large female following during his junior ace run in the latter part of the decade.
* ValuesDissonance: One of the AJPW television skits mentioned above, namely the adaptation of ''The Rose of Versailles'' starring Jumbo as Lady Oscar, is unfortunately blighted by a brief RuleOfFunny cutaway to a group of AJPW wrestlers doing the [[MichaelJacksonsThrillerParody "Thriller" dance]]. It would be absolutely ''hilarious'', were it not for the fact that Jumbo is portraying Music/MichaelJackson...with [[{{Blackface}} brownface]].
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* CreatorsPet: Averted for the most part, but the fact that Jumbo was instantly made a main-eventer upon his return to Japan from Amarillo did irk some people backstage, who believed that he hadn't paid his dues. Kintaro Oki, who had been the JWA's third biggest star under Baba and [[Wrestling/AntonioInoki Inoki]] but felt slighted when Jumbo was given preferential treatment, even left AJPW over it in 1974, as did Umanosuke Ueda.

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* CreatorsPet: Averted for the most part, but the fact that Jumbo was instantly made a main-eventer upon his return to Japan from Amarillo did irk some people backstage, who believed that he hadn't paid his dues. particularly when the JWA folded into AJPW and its biggest remaining stars had expected to take top positions in company booking. Kintaro Oki, who had been the JWA's third biggest star under Baba and [[Wrestling/AntonioInoki Inoki]] but felt slighted Inoki]], and had been the world champion when Jumbo was given preferential treatment, even the promotion went under, left AJPW over it this treatment in 1974, as did 1974. Umanosuke Ueda.Ueda did the same.


* CreatorsPet: Averted for the most part, but the fact that Jumbo was instantly made a main-eventer upon his return to Japan from Amarillo did irk some people backstage, who believed that he hadn't paid his dues. Kintaro Oki, who had been the JWA's third biggest star under Baba and [[Wrestling/AntonioInoki Inoki]] but felt slighted when Jumbo was given preferential treatment, even left AJPW over it in 1974.

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* CreatorsPet: Averted for the most part, but the fact that Jumbo was instantly made a main-eventer upon his return to Japan from Amarillo did irk some people backstage, who believed that he hadn't paid his dues. Kintaro Oki, who had been the JWA's third biggest star under Baba and [[Wrestling/AntonioInoki Inoki]] but felt slighted when Jumbo was given preferential treatment, even left AJPW over it in 1974.1974, as did Umanosuke Ueda.


* ValuesDissonance: One of the AJPW television skits mentioned above, namely the adaptation of ''The Rose of Versailles'' starring Jumbo as Lady Oscar, is unfortunately blighted by a brief RuleOfFunny cutaway to a group of AJPW wrestlers doing the [[Music/{{Thriller}} "Thriller"]] dance. It would be absolutely ''hilarious'', were it not for the fact that Jumbo is portraying Music/MichaelJackson...with [[{{Blackface}} brownface]].

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* ValuesDissonance: One of the AJPW television skits mentioned above, namely the adaptation of ''The Rose of Versailles'' starring Jumbo as Lady Oscar, is unfortunately blighted by a brief RuleOfFunny cutaway to a group of AJPW wrestlers doing the [[Music/{{Thriller}} "Thriller"]] dance.[[MichaelJacksonsThrillerParody "Thriller" dance]]. It would be absolutely ''hilarious'', were it not for the fact that Jumbo is portraying Music/MichaelJackson...with [[{{Blackface}} brownface]].

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