Mr. Fuji, American professional wrestler and manager, Died at 82


Harry Fujiwara was born on May 4, 1934, and died on August 28, 2016.

He was an American professional wrestler and manager, best known by his ring name Mr. Fuji.

Harry was infamous for often throwing salt in the eyes of face wrestlers. Although he was billed as Japanese, he was a Japanese American born in Hawaii.

Mr. Fuji made his professional wrestling debut on December 15, 1965, in his native Hawaii under the ring name Mr. Fujiwara.

Mr. Fuji was the winner his first championship, the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Championship, with King Curtis Iaukea on January 7, 1966.

Then he shortened his ring name to Mr. Fuji and toured many territories, including Don Owen’s Portland, Oregon based NWA Pacific Northwest Wrestling where he won many championships.

When he left wrestling, Fujiwara retired to the city of Knoxville, Tennessee.

During 1997, Mr. Fuji sued the makers of the video game WCW vs. nWo World Tour, claiming that the character “Master Fuji” was based on him.

Mr. Fuji passed away at 82 years old.