Saturday, July 13, 2024
The Great Sasuke

The Great Sasuke

Morioka, Tōhoku, Japan
Masanori Murakawa
Height & Weight:
181 Ib

Titles Won:

  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship – with Jushin Thunder Liger
  • J-Crown
  • NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship

He is a Japanese professional wrestler who is best known by his stage name The Great Sasuke, as well as a former Iwate Prefectural Assembly legislator. He has wrestled in Japan and in the United States in various professional wrestling promotions. He is said to have an incredible tolerance for pain, mainly in reference to the injuries he has had including a cracked skull on two occasions.

Notable Feuds

w/ Tiger Mask vs. Masked Tiger & Sasuke The Great

vs .Ultimo Dragon

Other Notable Achievements

Big China Nakahara Unified Tag Team Championship  – with Ricky Fuji

FMW Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship

Japan Indie Awards: Best Unit Award (2014) with Brahman Kei and Brahman Shu

British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Championship (3 times)

Tohoku Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Dick Togo (1), Yoshitsune (1) and Brahman Kei (1)

Fukumen World League (2012)

Futaritabi Tag Team League (1995) – with Kato Kung Lee

Futaritabi Tag Team League (1997) – with Super Delfin

Michinoku Trios League (2005) – with Jinsei Shinzaki and Kesen Numajiro

NWA World Middleweight Championship

NWA World Welterweight Championship

UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship

WWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship

WAR International Junior Heavyweight Championship

One Night Eight Man Tag Team Tournament (1994) – with Gran Hamada, Shinjiro Otani and El Samurai

Junior Heavyweight Super Grade Tag League (1996) – with Black Tiger II

Osaka Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championship – with Asian Cooger

UWA/UWF Intercontinental Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Gran Hamada (1) and Sasuke the Great (1)

WWF Light Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

WWA World Middleweight Championship

Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards: 5 Star Match (1994) vs. Wild Pegasus at Super J Cup

5 Star Match (1994) vs. Jushin Thunder Liger on July 8

Best Flying Wrestler (1994)

Best Wrestling Maneuver (1994) The Sasuke Special