The Great Sasuke



Height: 5'8"

Weight: 180 lbs

Real Name: Masanori Murakawa

DOB: 7/07/1969

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

Other Names: Senator Sasuke

Wrestler Since: 1990

Finishing Maneuver: Thunder Fire Powerbomb

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #401(2007), #292(2006), #245(2005), #191(2004), #133(2003), #137(2002), #129(2001), #47(2000), #48(1999), #69(1998), #23(1997), #23(1996), #154(1995), #132(1994)

Other Related Websites:
The Great Sasuke - Cagematch Bio
The Great Sasuke - Online World of Wrestling Bio
The Great Sasuke - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (40 - 38, 1 Draw)
- FMW 4th Anniversary Show (May 5, '93) = The Great Sasuke, Kendo, & Battle Ranger defeated Super Delfin & Espantos IV & V.
- FMW Summer Spectacular '93 (August 22) = The Great Sasuke, TAKA Michinoku, & Battle Ranger won over Gran Naniwa, Ginsei Shinzaki, & Super Delfin.
- FMW Year End Spectacular '93 (December 8) = The Great Sasuke retained the Independent Junior Heavyweight Title, beating Damien.
- WAR Sumo Hall (March 2, '94) = The Great Sasuke & Sato fell to Masao Orihara & Ultimo Dragon.
- NJPW Super J Cup '94 (April 16) = The Great Sasuke took down El Samurai and Jushin Liger, then lost in the finals to Wild Pegasus.
- FMW 5th Anniversary Show (May 5, '94) = The Great Sasuke, Hanzo Nakajima, & Shiryu lost to Masato Tanaka, Koji Nakagawa, & Battle Ranger.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 15, '94) = The Great Sasuke, TAKA Michinoku, Sato, & Shiryu fell to Jushin Liger, Takeshi Ishizawa, Shinjiro Ohtani, & El Samurai.
- WAR 2nd Anniversary Show (July 17, '94) = The Great Sasuke lost to the UWA Middleweight Champ, Ultimo Dragon.
- FMW Summer Spectacular '94 (August 28) = The Great Sasuke & Damien fell to Dr. Hannibal & Dr. Luther.
- NJPW Junior Hvywt Super Grade Tag League '94 (October) = The Great Sasuke & Black Tiger defeated Dean Malenko & Tokimitsu Ishizawa in the semis, but lost to Shinjiro Ohtani & Wild Pegasus in the finals.
- AJW Big Egg Wrestling Universe (November 20, '94) = The Great Sasuke, Sato, & Shiryu won over Ginsei Shinzaki, Gran Naniwa, & Super Delfin.
- NJPW Battle Seven (January 4, '95) = The Great Sasuke lost to the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champ, Norio Honaga.
- Weekly Pro at Tokyo Dome (April 2, '95) = The Great Sasuke, Sato, & Shiryu fell to TAKA Michinoku, Gran Naniwa, & Super Delfin.
- Michinoku Masked Man League '95 (July/August) = The Great Sasuke lost in the finals to Dos Caras.
- Michinoku Futaritabi Tag Team League '95 (November) = The Great Sasuke & Kato Kung Lee beat Gran Naniwa & Super Delfin in the finals to win the league.
- NJPW Battle Formation '96 (April 29) = The Great Sasuke won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title from Jushin Liger.
- World Wrestling Peace Festival (June 1, '96) = The Great Sasuke lost to Jushin Liger.
- NJPW Skydiving J (June 17, '96) = The Great Sasuke retained the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title, beating Black Tiger.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 2, '96) = The Great Sasuke, as the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, won the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title from Masayoshi Motegi.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 4, '96) = The Great Sasuke, with the IWGP & NWA Junior Heavyweight Titles, won the WWF Light Heavyweight & WWA Junior Light Heavyweight Titles from El Samurai.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 5, '96) = The Great Sasuke united the IWGP Junior Heavyweight, NWA Junior Heavyweight, WWF Light Heavyweight & WWA Junior Heavyweight Titles with the WAR International Junior Heavyweight, UWA Junior Heavyweight, NWA Welterweight, & British Junior Heavyweight Titles by beating Ultimo Dragon. The titles came together as the J Crown.
- Michinoku 3rd Anniversary Show (October 10, '96) = The Great Sasuke, Tiger Mask III, & Mil Mascaras fell to Dos Caras, Kuniaki Kobayashi, & the Dynamite Kid.
- JWP Ryogaku Big Project (October 13, '96) = The Great Sasuke, Hikari Fukuoka, Hiroumi Yagi, & Tiger Mask IV defeated Super Delfin, Gran Naniwa, Candy Okutsu, & Commando Bolshoi.
- Michinoku Futaritabi Tag Team League '96 (October/November) = The Great Sasuke & Kato Kung Lee competed in the league, which was won by Mens Teioh & Dick Togo.
- FMW Year End Spectacular '96 (December 11) = The Great Sasuke was beaten by Hayabusa.
- NJPW Battle Formation '97 (April 12) = The Great Sasuke lost to the J Crown Champion, Jushin Liger.
- NJPW Strong Style Evolution (May 3, '97) = The Great Sasuke, Super Delfin, Gran Hamada, El Samurai, & Norio Honoga lost a "Three Falls" Match to Koji Kanemoto, Shinjiro Ohtani, Dick Togo, Mens Teoh, & Hanzo Nakajima.
- WWF Canadian Stampede (July 6, '97) = The Great Sasuke pinned TAKA Michinoku.
- Michinoku 4th Anniversary Show (October 10, '97) = The Great Sasuke won a "Street Fight" Match over TAKA Michinoku.
- Michinoku Futaritabi Tag Team League '97 (October/November) = The Great Sasuke & Super Delfin defeated Mens Teioh & TAKA Michinoku in the finals to win the league.
- NJPW Rising the Next Generation (August 8, '98) = The Great Sasuke pinned Jushin Liger.
- Michinoku Futaritabi Tag Team League '98 (October/November) = The Great Sasuke & Sasuke the Great competed in the league, which was won by Masato Yakushiji & Naohiro Hoshikawa.
- Battlarts B Cup Tournament '98 (October/November) = The Great Sasuke beat Viktor Krueger, then fell to Bob Backlund. Yuki Ishikawa won the tournament.
- NWA Middleweight Title Tournament (February 7, '99) = The Great Sasuke beat Gran Naniwa, then lost in the finals to Magnum Tokyo.
- NJPW St. Valentine's Day Massacre (February 14, '99) = The Great Sasuke, Jushin Liger, El Samurai, Masao Orihara, & Masaaki Mochizuki lost a "Three Falls" Match to Koji Kanemoto, Shinjiro Ohtani, Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Kendo Ka Shin, & Dr. Wagner Jr.
- NJPW Strong Style Symphony (April 10, '99) = The Great Sasuke & Jushin Liger won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Titles from Dr. Wagner Jr & Kendo Ka Shin.
- AJPW Giant Baba Memorial Show (May 2, '99) = The Great Sasuke, Hayabusa, & Tiger Mask IV fought to a Draw with Masahito Kakihara, Maneukea Mossman, & Yoshinori Ogawa.
- Michinoku Masked Man League '99 (July/August) = The Great Sasuke lost in the semi-finals to the eventual winner, Tiger Mask IV.
- Michinoku Futaritabi Tag Team League '99 (October/November) = The Great Sasuke & Maasaki Mochizuki competed in the league, which was won by Cima & Suwa.
- Michinoku Sumo Hall (April 9, '00) = The Great Sasuke was taken down by Naoki Sano in the quarter-finals of the Super J Cup Tournament. Jushin Liger won the tournament.
- Michinoku/Battlearts/Arsion P-MIX Tournament (May/June '00) = The Great Sasuke & Chaparita Asari defeated Fran & Mary Apache and Hiromi Yagi & Tiger Mask IV, before falling to Gran & Ayako Hamada, who went on to win the tournament.
- Michinoku Futaritabi Tag Team League '00 (October/November) = The Great Sasuke & Magnum Tokyo competed in the league, which was won by Gran Hamada & Tiger Mask IV.
- Inoki Bom-Ba-Ya '00 (December 31) = The Great Sasuke & Daijiro Matsui won over Akira Shoji & Kaoru Uno.
- FMW Korakuen Hall Show (February 23, '01) = The Great Sasuke & Kodo Fuyuki took down Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Mammoth Sasaki.
- FMW Korakuen Hall Show (March 5, '01) = The Great Sasuke was beaten by Tetsuhiro Kuroda.
- FMW Korakuen Hall Show (April 15, '01) = The Great Sasuke, Goemon, & Onryo lost to Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Mammoth Sasaki, & Mr. Gannosuke.
- FMW Kawasaki Legend '01 (May 5) = The Great Sasuke & Hayabusa won an "Octagon Cage Electric Bomb Death" Match over Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Mr. Gannosuke.
- Toryumon 3rd Anniversary Show (July 1, '01) = The Great Sasuke, Gran Hamada, & Tiger Mask IV lost to the UWA Six Man Tag Champs, Shiima Nobunaga, Judo Suwa, & Big Fuji.
- Michinoku Futaritabi Tag Team League '01 (October/November) = The Great Sasuke & Masao Orihara lost in the finals to Dick Togo & Gedo.
- FMW Korakuen Hall Show (November 5, '01) = The Great Sasuke & Goemon won over Kintaro Kanemura & Nosawa.
- FMW Bunka Gym Show (November 23, '01) = The Great Sasuke lost to the WEW Champion, Kintaro Kanemura.
- Inoki Bom-Ba-Ya '01 (December 31) = The Great Sasuke & Antonio Inoki defeated Giant Silva & Red/White Japanese Masked Spirit Man.
- NJPW Wrestling World '02 (January 4) = The Great Sasuke, Jushin Liger, & Tiger Mask IV beat Dick Togo, Gedo, & Jado.
- Toryumon 4th Anniversary Show (July 7, '02) = The Great Sasuke & Atlantis defeated Negro Casas & Sasuke the Great.
- Michinoku Tohuku Junior Heavyweight Title League '02 (July/August) = The Great Sasuke competed in the tournament, which was won by Dick Togo.
- Michinoku Futaritabi Tag Team League '02 (October) = The Great Sasuke & TAKA Michinoku fell in the finals to Curry Man & Hayashi Rice Man.
- Toryumon 5th Anniversary Show (June 29, '03) = The Great Sasuke defeated Stalker Ichikawa.
- Michinoku Masked Man League '03 (July/August) = The Great Sasuke competed in the league, which was won by Atlantis.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (September 6, '03) = The Great Sasuke lost to the AJPW Junior Heavyweight Champion, Kendo Ka Shin.
- Michinoku The Live (September 23, '03) = The Great Sasuke won a "No Rope Barbed Wire Explosive Mine Death Mask vs. Retirement" Match over Atsushi Onita.
- Michinoku 10th Anniversary Show (November 2, '03) = The Great Sasuke was beaten by Super Delfin.
- Michinoku Tohuku Tag Team Title Tournament (July '04) = The Great Sasuke & Hayate took down Nobutaka Moribe & Dick Togo, then lost in the finals to Jinsei Shinzaki & Ultimo Dragon.
- Zero-One Hustle V (September 20, '04) = The Great Sasuke was pinned by Giant Silva.
- HustleMania '07 (November 25, '07) = The Great Sasuke & Hitomi Kaikawa took down Yuji Shimada & Giant Voba.
- Hustle Matsuri '07 (December 31) = The Great Sasuke & Yukio Iketani beat Yoji Anjoh & Giant Voba.
- Hustle 29 (March 20, '08) = The Great Sasuke & Ginga Iketani defeated Yoji Anjoh & Giant Vabo.
- HustleAid '08 (May 25, '08) = The Great Sasuke, Nagao Galaxy, & Ginga Iketani won over Yoji Anjoh & Golden Cups #1 & #2.
- Dragon Gate Pro Wrestling Festival '08 (July 27) = The Great Sasuke was pinned by Stalker Ichikawa.
- CHIKARA King of Trios '11, Night One (April 15) = Team Michinoku Pro (The Great Sasuke, Jinsei Shinzaki, & Dick Togo) defeated Team Minnesota (Arik Cannon, Darin Corbin, & The 1-2-3 Kid) in the opening round of the King of Trios '11 Tournament.
- CHIKARA King of Trios '11, Night Two (April 16) = Team Michinoku Pro (The Great Sasuke, Jinsei Shinzaki, & Dick Togo) took down Mike Quackenbush, Manami Toyota, & Jigsaw in the quarter-finals of the King of Trios '11 Tournament.
- CHIKARA King of Trios '11, Night Three (April 17) = Team Michinoku Pro (The Great Sasuke, Jinsei Shinzaki, & Dick Togo) lost in the semi-finals of the King of Trios '11 Tournament to the eventual winners, The Colony (Fire Ant, Green Ant, & Soldier Ant).

Title Summary:
- UWA/UWF Intercontinental Tag-Team Champion w/ Gran Hamada (11/20/1992 - 1993)
- UWA World Welterweight Champion (5/17/1993 - 6/02/1993)
- UWA World Welterweight Champion(2) (7/24/1993 - 8/24/1993)
- FMW Independent World Junior Heavyweight Champion (10/28/1993 - 12/20/1994)
- British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight Champion (9/25/1995 - 5/05/1996)
- WWF World Light Heavyweight Champion (3/24/1996 - 6/22/1996)
- NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion (4/29/1996 - 10/11/1996)
- WWA World Middleweight Champion (7/27/1996 - 8/16/1996)
- NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion (8/02/1996 - 10/11/1996)
- WWF World Light Heavyweight Champion(2) (8/04/1996 - 10/11/1996)
- WWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion (8/04/1996 - 10/11/1996)
- UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Champion (8/05/1996 - 10/11/1996)
- NWA World Welterweight Champion (8/05/1996 - 10/11/1996)
- WAR International Junior Heavyweight Champion (8/05/1996 - 10/11/1996)
- British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight Champion(2) (8/05/1996 - 10/11/1996)
- NWA Middleweight Champion (2/07/1999 - 5/05/2003)
- NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Champion w/ Jushin Liger (4/10/1999 - 7/13/1999)
- UWA/UWF Intercontinental Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Masao Orihara (12/22/2001 - 6/23/2002)
- Michinoku Pro Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Champion (3/28/2004 - 2/19/2005)
- Michinoku Pro Tohoku Tag-Team Champion w/ Dick Togo (7/09/2005 - 4/23/2006)
- Michinoku Pro Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Champion(2) (10/08/2006 - 11/19/2006)
- Michinoku Pro Tohoku Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Yoshitsune (1/14/2008 - 1/18/2009)
- OPW Tag-Team Champion w/ Asian Cougar (2/15/2009 - 5/20/2009)
- Michinoku Pro Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Champion(3) (11/07/2010 - 5/08/2011)

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