Hiroshi Hase VIDEO 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.