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| names = Hiro Matsuda
 
| names = Hiro Matsuda
| height = 185 cm
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| height = 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
| weight = 105 kg
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| weight = 231 lbs (105 kg)
 
| birth_date = July 22, [[1937]]
 
| birth_date = July 22, [[1937]]
 
| birth_place = [[Yokohama, Japan]]
 
| birth_place = [[Yokohama, Japan]]
| death_date = November [[1999]]
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| death_date = {{Death date and age |1999|11|27|1937|7|22}}
 
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| retired = [[1988]]
 
| retired = [[1988]]
 
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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 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.
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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 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.
   
 
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==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[/Event history|Yasuhiro Kojima’s event history]]
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*[[Yasuhiro Kojima/Event history|Yasuhiro Kojima’s event history]]
   
 
==External links and references==
 
==External links and references==

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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 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.

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