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Kensuke Sasaki (August 4, 1966) is a Japanese retired professional wrestler who currently wrestles for various promotions through his own agency, Diamond Ring. He is the first of two men ever to hold all three of puroresu's major heavyweight titles (the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, the AJPW Triple Crown Championship, and the GHC Heavyweight Championship), the other being Yoshihiro Takayama.

Career

Wrestling facts

  • Entrance themes
    • "Hot Point" (1986–1987)
    • "Hurricanes Bam" (1987–1988)
    • "Power" (1990–1995)
    • "Hellraiser" by Ozzy Osbourne (1992–1995; used while a part of the Hell Raisers)
    • "Take The Dream – Senko" (1996–1998)
    • "Take The Dream – Infinity" (1998–2001)
    • "Take The Dream – The World" (2001–2014)
    • "Hellraiser"/"Iron Man" megamix by Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath (2007–2014; used while a part of the Hell Warriors)

Championships and accomplishments

  • Nikkan Sports
    • Match of the Year (2000) vs. Toshiaki Kawada on October 9
    • Match of the Year (2005) vs. Kenta Kobashi on July 18
    • Outstanding Performance Award (1997, 2004, 2008)
    • Fighting Spirit Award (2004)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him #10 of the best 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2000
    • PWI ranked him #27 of the 100 best tag teams during the PWI Years with Hiroshi Hase in 2003
    • PWI ranked him #103 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003
  • Tokyo Sports
    • Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)
    • Match of the Year (2000) vs. Toshiaki Kawada on October 9
    • Match of the Year (2005) vs. Kenta Kobashi on July 18
    • Outstanding Performance Award (2008)
    • Wrestler of the Year (2004)

See also

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