[Japanese Wrestler Gallery]
Wrestler: Masa Saito
Real Name: Masanori Saito
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 5'11" - 265 lbs
Trained by:
Previous Gimmicks: Mr. Saito
Masa Saito
Finishing Move: "Saito" Suplex
Favorite Moves: German Suplex
Notable Fueds: Hulk Hogan
Larry Zbyszko
Antonio Inoki

  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles (2);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title;
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Tag Team titles (3);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Beat the Champ Television title (2);
  • (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles (2);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles (5);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles (2);
  • New Japan NWF/NWA North American Tag Team titles;
  • Florida Television title;
  • NWA Alabama Heavyweight title;
  • WWWF Tag Team titles w/Mr. Fuji (2);
  • New Japan IWGP World Tag Team titles w/Riki Choshu ();
  • New Japan IWGP World Tag Team titles w/Shinya Hashimoto ();
  • AWA World Heavyweight title defeating Larry Zbyszko;

  • Masa Saito competed as a super heavyweight at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games placing 7th in freestyle..
  • Masa Saito turned to pro wrestling following the Games and quickly became successful in Japan & North America..
  • December 22, 1969: Masa Saito (of Japan) defeated Dale Lewis for the Florida Heavyweight title..
  • Masa Saito formed a successful tag team with Mr. Fuji, together they won two WWWF Tag Team titles..
  • 1980s: Masa Saito spent two years in prison after he and Ken Patera threw a boulder through the window of a McDonalds in Wisconsin..
  • 1984: Masa Saito was also part of the exodus that left New Japan for All Japan..
  • 1987: Masa Saito returned to New Japan for the best years of his career..
  • 1987: Masa Saito had a famous feud with Antonio Inoki that did record business..
  • October 4, 1987: Antonio Inoki defeated Masa Saito (by TKO) in an "Island Death Match"..
  • ~~~They were dropped on Ganryujima Island and had a match all over the island without any audience that lasted two hours..
  • Masa Saito has held the IWGP World Tag Team titles with both Riki Choshu and Shinya Hashimoto..
  • 1990: Masa Saito was AWA World Heavyweight champion briefly, after beating Larry Zbyszko..
  • Masa Saito is known as the master of the suplex, using many variations, including one named after him, the Saito Suplex!