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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 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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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://www.cagematch.net/?id=2&nr=3193 Yasuhiro Kojima profile at CAGEMATCH.net]
 
*[http://www.cagematch.net/?id=2&nr=3193 Yasuhiro Kojima profile at CAGEMATCH.net]
 
 
[[Category:Japanese wrestlers]]
 
[[Category:Japanese wrestlers]]
 
[[Category:Managers and valets]]
 
[[Category:Managers and valets]]

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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.

Wrestling facts

  • Tag teams and stables
  • Wrestlers managed
  • Wrestlers trained

Championships and accomplishments

See also

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