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Professor Tanaka

Name: - Professor Toru Tanaka
Height: - 5'11” (180cm)
Weight: - 275lb (125kg)
Born: - January 6, 1930
Debut: 1958
From: - Honolulu, HAWAII
Retired: - 1982
Died: - August 22, 2000 (heart failure)
Finisher: - Japanese sleeper hold

Toured Australia: - 1966, 1968, 1978

Was a professional boxer from 1952-55. In wrestling, was billed as from Osaka, Japan. Wrestled mainly in WWWF and Texas, finishing his career in Los Angeles. Appeared in many movies and TV shows, such as “PeeWee's Big Adventure”, “The Running Man”, “Shanghai Surprise” and “Dead Heat”.

Titles held: - IWA World Hwt (Australia) (2), American Hwt (2), Americas Hwt, Georgia Hwt, North American Hwt (Hawaii), Caribbean Hwt, Southeastern Hwt (2), British Empire Hwt (NZ) (2), NCW Hwt, CPW Hwt, NWA Brass Knuckles (Texas) (2), CPW Brass Knuckles, IWA World Tag (w/ Skull Murphy), WWWF World Tag (3, w/ Mr. Fuji), WWWF International Tag (w/ Mitsu Arakawa), Americas Tag (w/ Hiro Ota), American Tag (w/ Thunderbolt Patterson), Southern Tag (w/ Mr. Fuji), Florida Tag (w/ Dick Slater), Georgia Tag (2, w/ Assassin II, w/ Mr. Fuji), Southeastern Tag (w/ Mr. Fuji), ACCW Tag (2, w/ Peter Maivia Jr.)

Credit: Mark Dalgleish, Wikipedia, Libnan Ayoub's 100 Years of Australian Professional Wrestling, WrestlingX
Photo Credit: WrestlingX

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