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{{Infobox Wrestler
 
{{Infobox Wrestler
| name = Yasuhiro Kojima
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| name = Yasuhiro Kojima<br>[[File:WWE HOF 2013.png|150px]]<br>Class of 2018
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| image = [[File:Yasuhiro-Kojima.jpg|200px]]
| names = Yasuhiro Kojima<br>Hiro Matsuda
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| names = Hiro Matsuda
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| height = 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
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| weight = 231 lbs (105 kg)
 
| birth_date = July 22, [[1937]]
 
| birth_date = July 22, [[1937]]
| birth_place = Yokohama
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| birth_place = [[Yokohama, Japan]]
| death_date = November 27, [[1999]]
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| death_date = {{Death date and age |1999|11|27|1937|7|22}}
 
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| trainer = [[Karl Gotch]]<br>[[Rikidozan]]
 
| trainer = [[Karl Gotch]]<br>[[Rikidozan]]
 
| debut = [[1957]]
 
| debut = [[1957]]
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'''Yasuhiro Kojima''' (July 22, [[1937]] - November 27, [[1999]]) was a [[Japanese]] [[professional wrestler]]. Kojima was the trainer of [[Hulk Hogan]], "Mr. Wonderful" [[Paul Orndorff]], [[Lex Luger]], [[Ron Simmons]], [[Keiji Mutoh]] and many other wrestlers. He was better known as '''Hiro Matsuda''', an identity he adopted while competing in the southern United States., 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.
   
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==Wrestling facts==
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*'''Tag teams and stables'''
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:*[[Ishin Gundan]]
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:*[[Yamasaki Corporation]]
   
'''Yasuhiro Kojima''' (July 22, 1937 &ndash; 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.
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*'''Wrestlers managed'''
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:*[[Barry Windham]] ('''[[WCW]]''') (''[[1989]]'')
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:*[[Butch Reed]] ('''[[WCW]]''') (''[[1989]]'')
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:*[[Kendall Windham]] ('''[[WCW]]''') (''[[1989]]'')
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:*[[Michael Seitz|Michael Hayes]] ('''[[WCW]]''') (''[[1989]]'')
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:*[[Ric Flair]] ('''[[WCW]]''') (''[[1989]]'')
   
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*'''Wrestlers trained'''
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:*[[B. Brian Blair]]
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:*[[Bob Orton Jr.]]
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:*[[Cuban Assassin]]
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:*[[Hulk Hogan]]
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:*[[Jeff Bradley]]
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:*[[Lex Luger]]
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:*[[Paul Orndorff]]
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:*[[Ron Simmons]]
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:*[[Sean Royal]]
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:*[[Steve Keirn]]
   
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==Championships and accomplishments==
   
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*'''[[Japanese Wrestling Association]]'''
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:*[[All Asia Tag Team Championship|All Asia Tag Team Champion]] (1 time) - with [[Michiaki Yoshimura]]
   
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*'''[[National Wrestling Alliance]]'''
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:*[[NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship|NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion]] (2 time)
   
==Championships and accomplishments==
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*'''[[World Wrestling Entertainment]]'''
'''[[All Japan Pro Wrestling]]'''
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:*[[WWE Hall of Fame]] (Class of 2018)
:*[[AJPW All Asia Tag Team Championship]] (1 time) - with Michiaki Yoshimura
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'''[[National Wrestling Alliance]]'''
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==See also==
*'''World'''
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*[[Yasuhiro Kojima/Event history|Yasuhiro Kojima's event history]]
:*[[NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship]] (4 times)
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*'''National'''
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==External links==
:*[[NWA North American Tag Team Championship]] (1 time) - with [[Masa Saito]]
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*[[File:Cm logo.jpg|50px]] [http://www.cagematch.net/?id=2&nr=3193 Yasuhiro Kojima profile at CAGEMATCH.net]
*'''Regional'''
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*[[File:Wrestling Data logo.png|50px]] [http://wrestlingdata.com/index.php?befehl=bios&wrestler=1175 Profile]
:*[[NWA Florida Southern Heavyweight Championship]] (3 times)
 
:*[[NWA Florida Tag Team Championship]] (4 times) - with Ciclon Negro (2), [[Tim Woods]] (1), and the Missouri Mauler (1)
 
:*[[NWA Florida World Tag Team Championship|NWA World Tag Team Championship ''(Florida Version)'']] (5 times) - with [[Hisao Tanaka|Duke Keomuka]] (4) and Dick Steinborn (1)
 
:*[[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:Professional wrestling trainers]]
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[[Category:Male wrestlers]]
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[[Category:WWE Hall of Fame Legacy Inductee]]

Latest revision as of 02:23, July 24, 2019

Yasuhiro Kojima (July 22, 1937 - November 27, 1999) was a Japanese professional wrestler. Kojima was the trainer of Hulk Hogan, "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff, Lex Luger, Ron Simmons, Keiji Mutoh and many other wrestlers. He was better known as Hiro Matsuda, an identity he adopted while competing in the southern United States., 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.

Wrestling factsEdit

  • Tag teams and stables
  • Wrestlers managed
  • Wrestlers trained

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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