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
- AJPW All Asia Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Michiaki Yoshimura
- 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 World Tag Team Championship (Florida Version) (5 times) - with Duke Keomuka (4) and Dick Steinborn (1)
- NWA World Tag Team Championship (Mid-America Version) (1 time) - with Antonio Inoki