Hiroshi Hase

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Title History

  •  Stampede International Tag Team titles w/ Fumhiro Niikura defeating Owen Hart and Ben Bassarab (October 3, 1986);
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight title defeating Kuniaki Kobayashi (December 27, 1987);
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight title defeating Shiro Koshinaka (March 16, 1989);
  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/ Kensuke Sasaki defeating Masahiro Chono and Kenji Mutoh (November 1, 1990);
  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/ Kensuke Sasaki defeating Hiro Saito and Super Strong Machine (March 6, 1991);
  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/ Kenji Mutoh defeating Scott Norton and Rick Steiner for vacant titles (November 5, 1991);
  • WCW International World Heavyweight title defeating Rick Rude (March 16, 1994);
  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/ Kenji Mutoh defeating Power Warrior (aka Kensuke Sasaki) and Hawk (November 25, 1994);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • 1984: Hiroshi Hase represented Japan at the Los Angeles Olympic Games at Greco-Roman wrestling placing 9th.
  • Hiroshi Hase began his pro career wrestling in Calgary, teaming with Fumihiro Niikura under masks as the Viet Cong Express.

New Japan Pro Wrestling:

  • December 1987: Hiroshi Hase debuts in Japan defeating Kuniaki Kobayashi for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight title.
  • Hiroshi Hase was assistant booker to Riki Chosyu in New Japan Pro Wrestling for a while.
  • July 1995: Hiroshi Hase became a member of the government, being elected into the Upper House.
  • January 4, 1996: Hiroshi Hase defeated by Kensuki Sasaki in Hase’s ‘retirement’ match.

All Japan Pro Wrestling:

  • Hiroshi Hase shocked the wrestling world when he returned to wrestling, but with All Japan Pro Wrestling!
  • August 26, 1997: Hiroshi Hase was defeated by Kenta Kobashi.
  • May 1, 1998: Hiroshi Hase was defeated by Jun Akiyama.
  • May 9, 1999: Hiroshi Hase was defeated by Toshiaki Kawada.
  • August 30, 1999: Hiroshi Hase was defeated by Vader.
  • September 4, 1999: Hiroshi Hase was defeated by Akira Taue.
  • January 9, 2000: Hiroshi Hase was defeated by Mitsuharu Misawa.
  • June, 2000: Hiroshi Hase was re-elected.

New Japan Pro Wrestling:

  • March 7, 2001: Hiroshi Hase returned to New Japan Pro Wrestling.
  • Hiroshi Hase joined former tag team partner, Keiji Muto, in his Bad Ass Translate Trading faction.
  • June 6, 2001 – New Japan’s PPV: Hiroshi Hase wrestled a 40 minute exhibition mat wrestling against Keiji Muto.
  • October 8, 2001 – Tokyo Dome: Yuji Nagata and Jun Akiyama defeated Hiroshi Hase and Keiji Muto.

Semi-Retirement:

  • Hiroshi Hase is a member of the Japanese diet, their version of the Senate, and still wrestles on occasion.
  • Hiroshi Hase is known as one of the least selfish wrestlers in history of the industry.
  • October 27, 2002 – AJPW PPV: Satoshi Kojima defeated Hiroshi Hase with a lariat.