Masa Saito



Height: 5'11"

Weight: 265 lbs

Real Name: Masanori Saito

DOB: 2/01/1942

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

Other Names: Mr. Saito, Assassin #3

Wrestler Since: 1965

Finishing Maneuver: Saito Suplex, Kneeling Figure Four Leglock

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #395(1994), #272(1993), #82(1992), #42(1991)

Other Related Websites:
Mr. Saito - Online World of Wrestling Bio
Mr. Saito - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (28 - 42, 1 DDQ, 1 Draw)
- Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Spectacular (August 27, '71) = Mr. Saito & Kenji Shibuya lost the NWA Americas Tag-Team Titles to Black Gordman & Goliath.
- NJPW 1st Annual World League (April/May '74) = Masa Saito competed in the league, which was won by Antonio Inoki.
- NJPW 2nd Annual World League (April/May '75) = Saito competed in the league, which was won by Antonio Inoki.
- NJPW 3rd Annual World League (April/May '76) = Saito competed in the league, which was won by Seiji Sakaguchi.
- Florida Tag-Team Title Tournament (December 6, '77) = Mr. Saito & Ivan Koloff defeated Buddy Roberts & Keith Franks and the Masked Marauders to win the tournament.
- Florida Superbowl of Wrestling (January 25, '78) = Mr. Saito & Ivan Koloff lost to Jack & Jerry Brisco.
- Florida NWA/WWWF World Title Unification (February 23, '78) = Mr. Saito & Mr. Sato beat Rocky Johnson & Pedro Morales.
- Tokyo Sports All-Star Dream Card (August 26, '78) = Saito, Akihisa Takachiho, & Tiger Toguchi fell to Tatsumi Fujinami, Mil Mascaras, & Jumbo Tsuruta.
- Florida NWA/WWWF World Title Unification (October 29, '78) = Mr. Saito & Mr. Sato lost, via DQ, to Jimmy Garvin & Rocky Johnson.
- NJPW Pre-Japanese Championship (November/December '78) = Saito beat Ryuma Go, then lost to the eventual winner, Antonio Inoki.
- NJPW 2nd Annual MSG League (April/June '79) = Saito competed in the league, which was won by Antonio Inoki.
- Florida Last Tangle In Tampa (August 3, '80) = Mr. Saito fell to Jack Briscoe.
- NWA Southeastern Tag-Team Title Tournament (May 5, '81) = Mr. Saito & Stan Lane lost in the first round to the eventual winners, Brad Armstrong & the Shadow.
- Georgia Omni Thanksgiving Tag-Team Tournament '81 (November 26) = Mr. Saito & Mr. Fuji beat Jerry & Ted Oates and Ray Candy & Buzz Sawyer, then lost in the finals to Bob & Brad Armstrong.
- Georgia NWA/WWF World Title Unification (July 4, '82) = Mr. Saito was pinned by Kevin Sullivan.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (April 21, '83) = Saito lost a "Loser Leaves Town" Match to Antonio Inoki.
- NJPW IWGP League '84 (May/June) = Saito competed in the league, which was won by Antonio Inoki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (June 14, '84) = Saito, Riki Choshu, & Yoshiaki Yatsu defeated Adrian Adonis, Dick Murdoch, & Ken Patera.
- NWA/AWA Star Wars (February 24, '85) = Mr. Saito & the Masked Superstar fought to a Double Disqualification with Jim Brunzell & Greg Gagne. Later on, Mr. Saito & the Masked Superstar competed in a "Tag-Team Battle Royal", which was won by Sgt. Slaughter.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (April 18, '85) = Saito lost, via DQ, to Mike Miller.
- AWA StarCage '85 (April 21) = Saito & Nick Bockwinkel fell to Greg & Verne Gagne.
- AWA Brawl In St. Paul (December 25, '86) = Mr. Saito, Larry Zbyszko, & Super Ninja were beaten by Greg Gagne, Scott Hall, & Leon White.
- NJPW Inoki Toukan Live II (March 26, '87) = Saito lost, via DQ, to Antonio Inoki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (April 27, '87) = Saito was beaten by Antonio Inoki.
- NJPW IWGP League '87 (May/June) = Saito lost in the finals of the league to Antonio Inoki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 2, '87) = Saito, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, & Seiji Sakaguchi lost, via Countout, to Riki Choshu, Tatsumi Fujinami, & Kengo Kimura.
- NJPW Japan Cup Tag-Team League '87 (November/December) = Saito & Yoshiaki Fujiwara lost in the semi-finals to the eventual winners, Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (December 4, '87) = Saito & Yoshiaki Fujiwara fought to a 30-Minute Draw with Antonio Inoki & Dick Murdoch.
- NJPW Inoki Toukan Live III (December 27, '87) = Saito & Riki Choshu beat Kendo Kimura & Tatsumi Fujinami.
- NJPW Japan Cup Six-Man Elimination Tag-Team League '87 (November/December) = Saito, Tatsutoshi Goto, & Seiji Sakaguchi competed in the league, which was won by Riki Choshu, Kantaro Hoshino, & Antonio Inoki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 22, '89) = Saito & Seiji Sakaguchi defeated Bob Orton Jr & Ron Starr.
- NJPW Super Powers Clash (April 24, '89) = Saito was forced to submit to Wahka Eveleov.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (July 13, '89) = Saito pinned Kokina the Samoan.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 10, '89) = Saito & Kengo Kimura took down Manny Fernandez & Buzz Sawyer.
- NJPW Super Fight (February 10, '90) = Saito won the AWA World Heavyweight Title, beating Larry Zbyszko.
- AWA SuperClash IV (April 8, '90) = Saito lost the AWA World Heavyweight Title to Larry Zbyszko.
- AJPW Egg Dome (April 13, '90) = Saito & Shinya Hashimoto retained the IWGP Tag Titles, winning over Masa Chono & Riki Choshu.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (June 26, '90) = Saito & Shinya Hashimoto fell to the IWGP Tag Champs, Masa Chono & Keiji Mutoh.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 19, '90) = Saito & Shinya Hashimoto defeated Bam Bam Bigelow & the Soultaker.
- NJPW Inoki's 30th Wrestling Anniversary (September 30, '90) = Saito & Riki Choshu won over Hiro Hase & Kensuke Sasaki.
- NJPW In Iraq (December 3, '90) = Saito & Riki Choshu beat Hiro Hase & Kensuke Sasaki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (December 13, '90) = Saito was pinned by Demolition Ax.
- NWA Starrcade '90 (December 16) = Team Japan (Mr. Saito & the Great Muta) beat Team New Zealand (Rip Morgan & Jack Victory) and Team USSR (Salman Hashimikov & Victor Zangiev), before falling in the finals of the Pat O'Conner Memorial International Tag-Team Tournament to Team USA (the Steiner Brothers).
- NJPW Legends Show (December 26, '90) = Saito defeated Nick Bockwinkel.
- WCW/NJPW Supershow (March 21, '91) = Saito & Masa Chono lost to Arn Anderson & Barry Windham.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (April 30, '91) = Saito & Masa Chono took down Kokina & Samu.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 9, '91) = Saito & El Gigante defeated Kim Duk & Masanobu Kurisu.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, '91) = Saito & El Gigante won a "Handicap" Match over Kantaro Hoshino, Kuniaki Kobayashi, & Black Cat.
- NJPW Super Grade Tag League (October '91) = Saito & Riki Choshu lost in the finals to Tatsumi Fujinami & Big Van Vader.
- WCW/NJPW Supershow II (January 4, '92) = Saito & Kim Duk fell to Dusty & Dustin Rhodes.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 10, '92) = Saito & Riki Choshu lost to the Steiner Brothers.
- NJPW Fantastic Story (January 4, '93) = Saito & Shinya Hashimoto took down Scott Norton & Dustin Rhodes.
- NWA Grand Slam (April 17, '93) = Saito & Charlie Norris won over Nailz & the Hater.
- NJPW Wrestling Dontaku '93 (May 3) = Saito was pinned by Brutus Beefcake.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 6, '93) = Saito & Manabu Nakanishi lost to Hercules Hernandez & Scott Norton.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 7, '93) = Saito & Akira Nogami were beaten by the Nasty Boys.
- NJPW Super Grade Tag League III (October/November '93) = Saito & the Barbarian competed in the league, which was won by Hiro Hase & Keiji Mutoh.
- NJPW Pyongyang Sports Festival (April 28, '95) = Saito fell to Kensuke Sasaki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 14, '95) = Saito & Junji Hirata defeated Michiyoshi Ohara & Akitoshi Saito.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 15, '95) = Saito & Scott Norton won over Kensuke Sasaki & Tadao Yasuda.
- NJPW Super Grade Tag League V (October '95) = Saito (subbing for an injured Riki Choshu) & Kensuke Sasaki competed in the league, which was won by Masa Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW WCW World In Japan (November 13, '95) = Saito & Riki Choshu beat the Nasty Boys.
- WCW Starrcade '95 (December 27) = Saito lost, via DQ, to Johnny B. Badd.
- World Wrestling Peace Festival (June 1, '96) = Saito was beaten by Lex Luger.
- NJPW Wrestling World in Tokyo Dome '97 (January 4) = Saito forced the Great Kojika to submit.
- NJPW St Valentine's Day Massacre (February 14, '99) = Saito was pinned by Scott Norton.

Title Summary:
- NWA (San Francisco) World Tag-Team Champion w/ Kinji Shibuya (7/13/68 - 10/69)
- NWA Florida Heavyweight Champion (12/22/69 - 2/10/70)
- NWA Americas Tag-Team Champion w/ Kinji Shibuya (5/21/71 - 8/27/71)
- NWA Americas Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Kinji Shibuya (11/19/71 - 1/28/72)
- NWA (Los Angeles) Beat The Champ Television Champion (3/11/72 - 72)
- NWA Americas Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Kinji Shibuya (6/30/72 - 8/30/72)
- NWA (Los Angeles) Beat The Champ Television Champion(2) (9/16/72 - 72)
- NWA (San Francisco) World Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Kinji Shibuya (9/73 - 11/73)
- NWA Canadian Tag-Team Champion w/ Gene Kiniski (11/11/74 - 3/03/75)
- NWA Canadian Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Dale Lewis (8/10/75 - 9/08/75)
- NWA Florida Tag-Team Champion w/ Ivan Koloff (77)
- NWA Florida Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Ivan Koloff (77)
- NWA Florida Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Ivan Koloff (12/06/77 - 1/25/78)
- NWA Florida Tag-Team Champion(4) w/ Mr. Sato (3/78 - 6/13/78)
- NWA Florida United States Tag-Team Champion w/ Mr. Sato (78)
- NWA Florida Tag-Team Champion(5) w/ Mr. Sato (78 - 9/23/78)
- NWA Florida United States Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Mr. Sato (1/79 - 2/79)
- NWA North American Tag-Team Champion w/ Hiro Matsuda (4/05/79 - 6/15/79)
- NWA Alabama Heavyweight Champion (3/81 - 81)
- NWA Alabama Heavyweight Champion(2) (81)
- WWF World Tag-Team Champion w/ Mr. Fuji (10/13/81 - 6/28/82)
- WWF World Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Mr. Fuji (7/13/82 - 10/26/82)
- NJPW IWGP Tag-Team Champion w/ Riki Choshu (6/10/88 - 3/16/89)
- NJPW IWGP Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Shinya Hashimoto (9/20/89 - 4/27/90)
- AWA World Heavyeight Champion (2/10/90 - 4/08/90)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 1 1st RU, 1 2nd RU, 0 3rd RUs)
- 1981 Tag-Team of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Mr. Saito & Mr. Fuji)
- 1982 Tag-Team of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (Mr. Saito & Mr. Fuji)