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Mitsuharu Misawa, (June 18, 1962 - June 13, 2009) was a Japanese wrestler. He became famous working for All Japan Pro Wrestling. He was Tiger Mask II, but unmasked himself in a match (In favor of Giant Baba to push him the superstardom). He owned, operated, and wrestled for Pro Wrestling NOAH. He also founded and served as the chairman of the Global Professional Wrestling Alliance. He did this until his death after an accident at a NOAH event on June 12, 2009. Misawa was 46.

Wrestling facts

  • Tag teams and stables
  • Theme music

Championships and accomplishments

  • All Japan Pro Wrestling
  • Nikkan Sports
    • Match of the Year (1997) vs. Kenta Kobashi on October 21
    • Match of the Year (1998) vs. Kenta Kobashi on October 31
    • Match of the Year (2003) vs. Kenta Kobashi on March 1
    • Match of the Year (2007) with Jun Akiyama vs. Kenta Kobashi and Yoshihiro Takayama on December 2
    • Wrestler of the Year (2007, 2009)
    • Technique Award (1996)
  • Pro Wrestling NOAH
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • Ranked #2 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1997
    • Ranked #6 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003
    • Ranked as Tiger Mask #37 of the top 500 greatest wrestlers in the "PWI Years" in 2003
    • Ranked #6 and #11 of the 100 tag teams of the "PWI Years" with Kenta Kobashi and Toshiaki Kawada, respectively, in 2003
  • Tokyo Sports
    • Fighting Spirit Award (1985, 1990)
    • Lifetime Achievement Award (2009)
    • Match of the Year Award (1995) with Kenta Kobashi vs. Toshiaki Kawada and Akira Taue on June 9, 1995
    • Match of the Year Award (1997) vs. Kenta Kobashi on October 21, 1997
    • Match of the Year Award (1998) vs. Kenta Kobashi on October 31, 1998
    • Match of the Year Award (2003) vs. Kenta Kobashi on March 1, 2003
    • Match of the Year Award (2007) with Jun Akiyama vs. Kenta Kobashi and Yoshihiro Takayama on December 2, 2007
    • Outstanding Performance Award (1997)
    • Rookie of the Year (1982)
    • Special Grand Prize (1992)
    • Tag Team of the Year (1991) with Toshiaki Kawada
    • Tag Team of the Year (1993, 1994) with Kenta Kobashi
    • Wrestler of the Year (2007)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter
    • 5 Star Match (1985) vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi on March 9
    • 5 Star Match (1990) vs. Jumbo Tsuruta on June 8
    • 5 Star Match (1990) with Toshiaki Kawada and Kenta Kobashi vs. Jumbo Tsuruta, Akira Taue and Masanobu Fuchion October 19
    • 5 Star Match (1991) with Toshiaki Kawada and Kenta Kobashi vs. Jumbo Tsuruta, Akira Taue and Masanobu Fuchi on April 20
    • 5 Star Match (1992) with Kenta Kobashi and Toshiaki Kawada vs. Jumbo Tsuruta, Akira Taue and Masanobu Fuchi on May 22
    • 5 Star Match (1993) with Kenta Kobashi and Jun Akiyama vs. Toshiaki Kawada, Akira Taue and Yoshinari Ogawa on July 2
    • 5 Star Match (1993) with Kenta Kobashi vs. Akira Taue and Toshiaki Kawada on December 3
    • 5 Star Match (1994) with Kenta Kobashi and Giant Baba vs. Masanobu Fuchi, Toshiaki Kawada and Akira Taue on January 29
    • 5 Star Match (1994) with Kenta Kobashi vs. Akira Taue and Toshiaki Kawada on May 21
    • 6 Star Match (1994) vs. Toshiaki Kawada on June 3
    • 5 Star Match (1995) with Kenta Kobashi vs. Akira Taue and Toshiaki Kawada on January 21
    • 5 Star Match (1995) with Kenta Kobashi vs. Steve Williams and Johnny Ace on March 4
    • 5 Star Match (1995) vs. Akira Taue on April 15
    • 5 Star Match (1995) with Kenta Kobashi vs. Akira Taue and Toshiaki Kawada on June 9
    • 5 Star Match (1995) with Kenta Kobashi and Satoru Asako vs. Toshiaki Kawada, Akira Taue and Tamon Honda on June 30
    • 5 Star Match (1996) with Jun Akiyama vs. Toshiaki Kawada and Akira Taue on May 23
    • 5 Star Match (1996) with Jun Akiyama vs. Steve Williams and Johnny Ace on June 7
    • 5 Star Match (1996) with Jun Akiyama vs. Toshiaki Kawada and Akira Taue on December 6
    • 5 Star Match (1997) vs. Toshiaki Kawada on June 6
    • 5 Star Match (1997) with Jun Akiyama vs. Toshiaki Kawada and Akira Taue on December 5
    • 5 Star Match (1998) vs. Kenta Kobashi on October 31
    • 5 Star Match (1999) vs. Kenta Kobashi on June 11
    • 5 Star Match (1999) with Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Kenta Kobashi and Jun Akiyama on October 23
    • 5 Star Match (2003) vs. Kenta Kobashi on March 1
    • Best Flying Wrestler (1985, 1986)
    • Best Wrestling Maneuver (1985) Topé con Giro
    • Feud of the Year (1990, 1991) vs. Jumbo Tsuruta
    • Match of the Year (1985) vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi on June 21, Tokyo, Japan
    • Match of the Year (1996) with Jun Akiyama vs. Steve Williams and Johnny Ace on June 7, Tokyo, Japan
    • Match of the Year (1998) vs. Kenta Kobashi on October 31, Tokyo, Japan
    • Match of the Year (1999) vs. Kenta Kobashi on June 11, Tokyo, Japan
    • Match of the Year (2003) vs. Kenta Kobashi on March 1, Tokyo, Japan
    • Most Outstanding Wrestler (1997, 1999)
    • Most Underrated Wrestler (1988)
    • Tag Team of the Year (1991) with Toshiaki Kawada
    • Tag Team of the Year (1995) with Kenta Kobashi
    • Tag Team of the Year (1996, 1997) with Jun Akiyama
    • Wrestler of the Year (1995, 1997, 1999)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 1996)
  • Total 5 * Matches
    • Holds the most 5 * matches in history at 24 5* matches as rated by Pro Wrestling Observer

See also

External links

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