Famous Japanese Wrestlers

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Hana Kimura
(Joshi puroresu professional wrestler)
Hana Kimura
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Birthdate: September 3, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Died: May 23, 2020
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Kairi Sane
(Japanese Professional Wrestler and Actress Known for Her Work With WWE)
Kairi Sane
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Birthdate: September 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hikari, Yamaguchi, Japan

WWE wrestler and actor Kaori Housako, better known as Kairi Sane, initially represented Japanese women’s wrestling promotion Stardom, as Kairi Hojo, and also won many honors, such as the Artist of Stardom. She is also skilled in yachting, holds a degree in Japanese literature, and has taught Japanese in Cambodia.

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Kazuchika Okada
(Wrestler)
Kazuchika Okada
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Birthdate: November 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Anjo, Aichi, Japan
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Hiroshi Tanahashi
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time)
Hiroshi Tanahashi
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Birthdate: November 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ogaki, Gifu, Japan

Hiroshi Tanahashi is a Japanese professional wrestler, widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. He is the current NEVER Openweight Champion at  New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). He is one of the most decorated wrestlers in New Japan's history with eight reigns as IWGP Heavyweight Champion and three reigns as IWGP Tag Team Champion. 

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Hakuhō Shō
(Retired Sumo Wrestler)
Hakuhō Shō
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Birthdate: March 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Tetsuya Naito
(Wrestler)
Tetsuya Naito
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Birthdate: June 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Adachi City, Tokyo, Japan
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Mitsuharu Misawa
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Birthdate: June 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Koshigaya, Japan
Died: June 13, 2009
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Kenta Kobayashi
(Wrestler)
Kenta Kobayashi
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Birthdate: March 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sōka, Saitama, Japan
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Giant Baba
(Wrestler)
Giant Baba
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Birthdate: January 23, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sanjo, Niigata, Japan
Died: January 31, 1999
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Jushin Thunder Liger
(One of the Greatest Junior Heavyweight Wrestlers of All Time)
Jushin Thunder Liger
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Birthdate: November 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan

Jushin Thunder Liger is a Japanese retired wrestler and mixed martial artist. He is best known for his association with New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) where he was an important wrestler from 1984 to 2020. He was also popular in America's WWE stable and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2020.

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Tomohiro Ishii
(Wrestler)
Tomohiro Ishii
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Birthdate: December 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
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Shoichi Funaki
(Professional wrestler)
Shoichi Funaki
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Birthdate: August 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Katsushika-ku
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Hirooki Goto
(Wrestler)
Hirooki Goto
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Birthdate: June 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kuwana, Mie, Japan
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Taka Michinoku
(Professional wrestler)
Taka Michinoku
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Birthdate: October 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Morioka, Iwate, Japan
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Taiji Ishimori
(Wrestler)
Taiji Ishimori
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Birthdate: February 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tagajō, Miyagi, Japan
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Yujiro Takahashi
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Birthdate: January 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niigata, Niigata, Japan
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Kakuryū Rikisaburō
(Retired sumo wrestler who was 71st yokozuna in history)
Kakuryū Rikisaburō
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Birthdate: August 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sükhbaatar, Mongolia
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Chiyonofuji
(Sumo Wrestler)
Chiyonofuji
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Birthdate: June 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fukushima, Hokkaido, Japan
Died: July 31, 2016
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Tatsumi Fujinami
(Professional wrestler)
Tatsumi Fujinami
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Birthdate: December 28, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kunisaki
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Gedo
(Wrestler)
Gedo
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Birthdate: February 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Musashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan
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Hiroyoshi Tenzan
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Birthdate: March 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kyoto, Japan
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Evil
(Professional wrestler)
Evil
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Birthdate: January 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan
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Toru Yano
(Wrestler)
Toru Yano
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Birthdate: May 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Arakawa City, Tokyo, Japan
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Shingo Takagi
(Wrestler)
Shingo Takagi
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Birthdate: November 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chuo, Yamanashi, Japan
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Killer Khan
(Rikishi, Singer, Professional wrestler)
Killer Khan
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Birthdate: March 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tsubame

Killer Khan is a Japanese former professional wrestler best known for appearing alongside wrestlers like André the Giant in several high-profile matches during the 1980s in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Khan also took part in Canada's Stampede Wrestling where he was the Stampede North American Heavyweight Champion for a couple of months.

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The Great Sasuke
(Professional wrestler, Politician, Actor)
The Great Sasuke
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Birthdate: July 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Iwate Prefecture
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Manami Toyota
(Professional Wrestler)
Manami Toyota
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Birthdate: March 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Masuda, Shimane, Japan
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Yoshi-Hashi
(Wrestler)
Yoshi-Hashi
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Birthdate: May 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Togo, Aichi, Japan
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Seiko Yamamoto
(Wrestler)
Seiko Yamamoto
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Birthdate: August 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
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Manabu Nakanishi
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Birthdate: June 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kyoto, Japan
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Taihō Kōki
(Sumo Wrestler)
Taihō Kōki
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Birthdate: May 29, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sakhalin Island, Russia
Died: January 19, 2013
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Jado
(Wrestler)
Jado
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Birthdate: September 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Minato, Tokyo, Japan
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Riki Choshu
(Professional wrestler)
Riki Choshu
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Birthdate: December 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tokuyama, Yamaguchi, Japan
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Shota Umino
(Professional wrestler)
Shota Umino
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Birthdate: April 17, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
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Kōji Kitao
(Rikishi, Professional wrestler, Mixed martial artist)
Kōji Kitao
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Birthdate: August 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tsu
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Hiroshi Hase
(Japanese Politician, Governor of Ishikawa Prefecture and Semi-retired Professional Wrestler)
Hiroshi Hase
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Birthdate: May 5, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oyabe, Toyama, Japan

Retired wrestler Hiroshi Hase is also a former world champion. Initially a high-school teacher of Japanese literature, Hase later stepped into wrestling and even represented Japan at the 1984 Summer Olympics. He has also been a cabinet minister under Shinzō Abe and now represents Ishikawa in the National Diet.

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Hideki Suzuki
(Wrestler, Judoka)
Hideki Suzuki
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Birthdate: February 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kitahiroshima, Hokkaido, Japan
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Masa Saito
(Professional wrestler)
Masa Saito
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Birthdate: February 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: July 14, 2018
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Tomoaki Honma
(Wrestler)
Tomoaki Honma
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Birthdate: November 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Higashine, Yamagata, Japan
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Lioness Asuka
(Professional Wrestler)
Lioness Asuka
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Birthdate: July 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
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Yoshiaki Fujiwara
(Professional wrestler, Actor)
Yoshiaki Fujiwara
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Birthdate: April 27, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Iwate, Japan
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Sonny Onoo
(Actor, Wrestling Manager)
Sonny Onoo
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Birthdate: July 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Japan
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Sanada
(Japanese Professional Wrestler)
Sanada
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Birthdate: January 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Niigata, Japan
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Jumbo Tsuruta
(Professional wrestler)
Jumbo Tsuruta
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Birthdate: March 25, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Makioka, Yamanashi, Japan
Died: May 13, 2000
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Shobushi Kanji
(Sumo wrestler)
Shobushi Kanji
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Birthdate: November 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kōfu, Yamanashi Prefecture Yamanashi, Japan
Died: May 13, 2020
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Taichi
(Professional wrestler)
Taichi
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Birthdate: March 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ishikari, Hokkaido, Japan
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Kento Miyahara
(Professional wrestler, Judoka)
Kento Miyahara
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Birthdate: February 27, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
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Shinobu Kandori
(Japanese Retired Wrestler)
Shinobu Kandori
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Birthdate: October 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yokohama, Japan
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El Desperado
(Wrestler)
El Desperado
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Birthdate: December 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan
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Ren Narita
(Professional wrestler)
Ren Narita
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Birthdate: November 29, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aomori, Japan