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'''Yasuhiro Kojima''' (July 22, 1937 – November 27, 1999) was the trainer of [[Hulk Hogan]], "Mr. Wonderful" [[Paul Orndorff]], [[Lex Luger]], [[Ron Simmons]], [[Keiji Mutoh]] and many other [[professional wrestler]]s. He was better known as '''Hiro Matsuda''', an identity he adopted while competing in the southern U. S., inspired by earlier wrestlers [[Sorakichi Matsuda]] and [[Matty Matsuda]]. As a trainer, Matsuda was famous for being very [[stiff (professional wrestling)|stiff]] with his trainees to toughen them up and teach them to respect the business.
 
'''Yasuhiro Kojima''' (July 22, 1937 – November 27, 1999) was the trainer of [[Hulk Hogan]], "Mr. Wonderful" [[Paul Orndorff]], [[Lex Luger]], [[Ron Simmons]], [[Keiji Mutoh]] and many other [[professional wrestler]]s. He was better known as '''Hiro Matsuda''', an identity he adopted while competing in the southern U. S., inspired by earlier wrestlers [[Sorakichi Matsuda]] and [[Matty Matsuda]]. As a trainer, Matsuda was famous for being very [[stiff (professional wrestling)|stiff]] with his trainees to toughen them up and teach them to respect the business.
 
 
 
 
   
 
==Championships and accomplishments==
 
==Championships and accomplishments==
 
'''[[All Japan Pro Wrestling]]'''
 
'''[[All Japan Pro Wrestling]]'''
 
:*[[AJPW All Asia Tag Team Championship]] (1 time) - with Michiaki Yoshimura
 
:*[[AJPW All Asia Tag Team Championship]] (1 time) - with Michiaki Yoshimura
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'''[[National Wrestling Alliance]]'''
 
'''[[National Wrestling Alliance]]'''
 
*'''World'''
 
*'''World'''
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:*[[NWA Mid-America World Tag Team Championship|NWA World Tag Team Championship ''(Mid-America Version)'']] (1 time) - with [[Kanji Inoki|Antonio Inoki]]
 
:*[[NWA Mid-America World Tag Team Championship|NWA World Tag Team Championship ''(Mid-America Version)'']] (1 time) - with [[Kanji Inoki|Antonio Inoki]]
   
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[[Category:Japanese professional wrestlers|Kojima, Yasuhiro]]
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[[Category:World Championship Wrestling alumni|Kojima, Yasuhiro]]
 
[[Category:World Championship Wrestling alumni|Kojima, Yasuhiro]]

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Yasuhiro Kojima (July 22, 1937 – November 27, 1999) was the trainer of Hulk Hogan, "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff, Lex Luger, Ron Simmons, Keiji Mutoh and many other professional wrestlers. He was better known as Hiro Matsuda, an identity he adopted while competing in the southern U. S., inspired by earlier wrestlers Sorakichi Matsuda and Matty Matsuda. As a trainer, Matsuda was famous for being very stiff with his trainees to toughen them up and teach them to respect the business.

Championships and accomplishments

All Japan Pro Wrestling

National Wrestling Alliance

  • World
  • National
  • Regional
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