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Atsushi Onita (October 25, 1957) is a Japanese former politician and active professional wrestler best known as the founder and one of the top stars of FMW. He is credited with importing to Japan, as well as innovating, the death match style of professional wrestling (which was largely popular and rooted in Puerto Rico).

In December 2016, Onita announced his plans to retire on October 25, 2017, his sixtieth birthday. He also wanted Masato Tanaka to lead the revived FMW after his retirement.

Career

In wrestling

  • Nicknames
    • "Padre del Deathmatch"
  • Entrance themes
    • "Superstar" by Don Ellis (AJPW, 1974–1985)
    • "Great Balls Of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis (Freelance, 1988–1989)
    • "Wild Thing" by The Troggs (ECW, 1999)
    • "Wild Thing (Great Nita Mix) (NJPW/WAR/WJ, 1994–1999, 2003) – as The Great Nita
    • "Wild Thing" by X (1989–present)

Championships and accomplishments

  • Tokyo Sports
    • Best Tag Team Award (2015)
    • Effort Prize (1979)
    • Fighting Spirit Award (2014)
    • Match of the Year (1990) vs. Tarzan Goto on August 4
    • Match of the Year (1994) with Tarzan Goto vs. Genichiro Tenryu and Ashura Hara on March 2
    • Outstanding Performance Prize (1991)
    • Special Prize (1989, 1991)
    • Wrestler of the Year (1990)

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