​Pro Wrestling Game Creator Passes Away + Hero/EVOLVE


— The creature of an iconic wrestling video game franchise has passed away.
Polygon reports that Masato Masuda, who created the Fire
Pro Wrestling series, passed away at the age of forty-eight.

The news was revealed by Grasshopper Manufacture CEO Goichi “Suda51” Suda,
who posted the following on Twitlonger:

“The creator of Fire Pro-wrestling, Masato Masuda, has passed away.
He was 48 years old, still young. I genuinely pray for his happiness in the next
world. He was one of the greatest creators of video games and he was my direct
teacher. Thank you for giving us our favorite Fire Pro-wrestling. You are the
god of it.”

The Fire Pro Wrestling games were preceded by Pro Wrestling on the NES, which
Masuda also created. The Fire Pro series was incredibly popular in Japan and
crossed over to the US in a couple instances.

On behalf of everyone here on the website, we send our condolences to the
family, friends and fans of Mr. Masuda.

— WWNLive has announced that EVOLVE Champion Chris Hero will defend his
title at today’s 2014: A Wrestling Odyssey iPPV. He will face former champion AR
Fox in the first ever SPRINT match. The match is set for 20-minutes, and the man
with the most falls won will win the match. If there is a tie, they will go into
overtime. Here is the rest of the card for the show…

* CZW World Heavyweight Championship “British Rounds” Match: Champion Drew
Gulak defends vs. Timothy Thatcher
* FIP World Heavyweight Championship
Match: Champion Trent Baretta defends vs. FIP Florida Heritage Champion Lince
* SHINE Championship Match: Champion Ivelisse defends vs. Jazz
SHINE Tag Team Championship Match: Champions The Lucha Sisters of Mia Yim &
Leva defend vs. The S-N-S Express of Nevaeh & Sassy Stephie
Heavyweight Championship Match: Champion Mike Dell defends vs. Steve
* The Bravado Brothers vs. Joey Ryan & Candice LeRae (Special
Referee Maxwell Chicago)

You can order the show on iPPV at this link.

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