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[Japanese Wrestler Gallery]
Wrestler: Mitsuharu Misawa
"Standard Bearer of Future Generations"
Real Name: Mitsuharu Misawa
Birthday: June 18, 1962
Hometown: Koshigaya, Saitama, Japan
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6' 1" - 242 lbs
Trained by:
Debut: August 21, 1981
Previous Gimmicks: Tiger Mask II (1985-1990)
Mitsuharu Misawa (1981-1985,1990-Present)
Finishing Move: Emerald Frosion
Tiger Driver
Favorite Moves: Roaring Elbow
Spinning Lariat
Elbow Suicida
Tiger Driver 91'
Tiger Driver 01'
Tiger Suplex
Tiger Suplex 85'
German Suplex
Tiger Body Press (Frog Splash)
Notable Feuds: Jumbo Tsuruta
Toshiaki Kawada
Kenta Kobashi
Vader
Jun Akiyama

  • NWA International Junior Heavyweight title (08/31/85);
  • Pacific Wrestling Federation World Tag Team titles w/Jumbo Tsuruta (07/03/87);
  • All Asia Tag Team title w/Kenta Kobashi (04/09/90);
  • All Japan World Tag Team titles w/Toshiaki Kawada (07/24/91);
  • Unified Triple Crown Heavyweight title (08/22/92);
  • All Japan World Tag Team titles w/Toshiaki Kawada (12/04/92);
  • All Japan World Tag Team titles w/Kenta Kobashi (12/03/93);
  • All Japan World Tag Team titles w/Kenta Kobashi (12/10/94);
  • Unified Triple Crown Heavyweight title (05/26/95);
  • All Japan World Tag Team title w/Jun Akiyama (5/23/96);
  • Unified Triple Crown Heavyweight title (01/20/97);
  • Unified Triple Crown Heavyweight title (10/31/98);
  • Unified Triple Crown Heavyweight title (05/02/99);
  • All Japan World Tag Team titles w/Yoshinari Ogawa (08/25/99);
  • G.H.C. Heavyweight title (04/15/01);
  • G.H.C. Tag Team title w/Yoshinari Ogawa (11/30/01);
  • G.H.C. Tag Team title w/Yoshinari Ogawa (01/10/04);
  • G.H.C. Heavyweight title defeating Naomichi Marufuji (December 10, 2006);


  • In The Beginning:
  • August 21, 1981: Mitsuharu Misawa debuted vs Shiro Koshinaka in Urawa, Japan..

    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Tiger Mask II - 1985-1990:
  • Mitsuharu Misawa wrestled under a mask as the second incarnation of the Tiger Mask..
  • April 20, 1986 - AWA WrestleRock: Tiger Mask (Mitsuharu Misawa) beat Buck Zumhoff..
  • 1990 - WWF/AJPW Show: Tiger Mask (Mitsuharu Misawa) wrestled Bret Hart to a 20-minute time limit draw!
  • May 17, 1990: Tiger Mask (Misawa) was unmasked by tag team partner and future enemy, Toshiaki Kawada..

    All Japan Pro Wrestling:
  • Mitsuharu Misawa took two of the most horrific bumps in wrestling history, the Ganso bomb and the Burning Hammer..
  • Mitsuharu Misawa was the booker for All Japan Pro-Wrestling..

    Pro Wrestling NOAH:
  • 2000: Mitsuharu Misawa left All Japan and created NOAH taking many of the native All Japan stars with him..
  • ~~~Mitsuharu Misawa was the first ever Global Honored Crown champion of NOAH..
  • January 10, 2004: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa beat Yuji Nagata & Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the GHC tag titles..

    Pro Wrestling Iron:
  • June 11, 2004--PWI: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa b Nigel McGuiness & Bart Blaxon to retain the GHC Tag titles..
  • June 12, 2004--PWI: Michael Modest & Donovan Morgan & Ryan Drago b Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Sal Thomaselli..

    MIscellaneous:
  • August 10, 2004--World League Wrestling: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa beat Ace Steel & Jason Bates in 27:31..
  • March 19, 2005--TWC: Doug Williams/Too Cold Scorpio/James Tighe beat Mitsuharu Misawa/Yoshinari Ogawa/Tiger Emperor..
  • May 14, 2005--NJPW: Mitsuharu Misawa & Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Jushin Liger & Masahiro Chono..

    Pro Wrestling NOAH:
  • May 29, 2005--NOAH: Jun Akiyama & Yoshinobu Kanemaru defeated Mitsuharu Misawa & Kotaro Suzuki..
  • May 31, 2005--NOAH: Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue & Takashi Sugiura beat Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Richard Slinger..
  • October 2, 2005--WRESTLE-1 GP: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa defeated Akebono & Scorpio..
  • November 5, 2005--NOAH: Mitsuharu Misawa defeated Genichiro Tenryu..
  • November 18 2005--NOAH: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa defeated Doug Williams & Ricky Marvin..
  • November 20, 2005--NOAH: Jun Akiyama/Yoshinobu Kanemaru/Shiro Koshinaka b Misawa/Yoshinari Ogawa/Kotaro Suzuki
  • November 21, 2005--NOAH: Mitsuharu Misawa & Mushiking Terry defeated Bison Smith & Low Ki..
  • November 22, 2005--NOAH: Mitsuharu Misawa/Yoshinari Ogawa/Kotaro Suzuki beat Kenta Kobashi/Kentaro Shiga/Go Shiosaki
  • November 23, 2005--NOAH: Takeshi Rikio/Takeshi Morishima/Naomichi Marufuji beat Misawa/Yoshinari Ogawa/Kotaro Suzuki
  • November 24, 2005--NOAH: Scorpio/Low Ki/Doug Williams beat Mitsuharu Misawa/Yoshinari Ogawa/Kotaro Suzuki
  • November 26, 2005--NOAH: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa defeated Minoru Suzuki & Daisuke Ikeda..
  • November 27, 2005--NOAH: Kenta Kobashi/Mitsuharu Misawa/Akira Taue beat KENTA/Naomichi Marufuji/Mushiking Terry ..
  • November 29, 2005--NOAH: Mitsuhari Misawa/Yoshinari Ogawa/Kotaro Suzuki beat Kenta Kobashi/Kentaro Shiga/KENTA..
  • December 4, 2005--NOAH: Katsuyori Shibata & KENTA defeated Mitsuharu Misawa & Go Shiosaki..
  • December 10, 2006--NOAH: Mitsuharu Misawa defeated Naomichi Marufuji to win the GHC Heavyweight title.
  • January 21, 2007--NOAH: Mitsuharu Misawa (suffered a mild concussion) defeated Takeshi Morishima in the main event.

    Career:
  • Mitsuharu Misawa has wrestled for the following promotions: AJPW (1981-2000), EMLL(1983-84?), NOAH(2000-Present)..