Great Kusatsu

Title History


  • AWA Midwest Tag Team titles w/Ox Baker defeating Johnny Valentine Jr. & Jerry Miller (????, 1971);
  • AWA Midwest Heavyweight title defeating Ramon Torres (September 11, 1971);


Career Highlights


  • Masatake Kusatsu was a member of the Japan national rugby team before joining the JWA in August 1965..
  • January 3, 1968: Masatake Kusatsu suffered a knockout loss to the legendary Lou Thesz..
  • June 21, 2008: Masatake Kusatsu passed away following a year-long battle with esophageal cancer..