Kendo Nagasaki

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Title History

 

  • Stampede North American Heavyweight title defeating Leo Burke (May ??, 1978);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Mr Hito defeating Bret & Keith Hart (February ??, 1979);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Mr Hito defeating Larry Lane & Dory Funk Jr. (July 7, 1979);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Mr. Hito defeating Steve Keirn & Jim Garvin (August 25, 1979);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Kasavudu defeating Bret & Keith Hart (????, 1980);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Mr Hito defeating El Halcon & Jose Lothario (January 11, 1980);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Mr Hito defeating Tiger Conway Jr. & Jose Lothario (June 23, 1980);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Mr Hito defeating Kevin & Kerry Von Erich for vacant titles (July 1, 1980);
  • AWA Southern Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lawler (May ??, 1982);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Mike Rotundo (January 22, 1984);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Col Debeers defeating Don Running Bear & Billy Two Eagles (April 13, 1985);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) World Tag Team titles w/Mr Pogo defeating Mark & Chris Youngblood (October 17, 1987);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) World Tag Team titles w/Mr Pogo defeating Invaders I & III (January 16, 1988);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) World Tag Team titles w/Mr Pogo defeating Mark & Chris Youngblood (April 12, 1988);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) World Tag Team titles w/Mr Pogo defeating Mark & Chris Youngblood (July 23, 1988);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Mr. Sakurada helped train the legendary former WWF Champion and current WWE Hall of Famer Bret “Hitman” Hart..
  • Kendo Nagasaki wrestled in the NWA on WCW Television as The Dragonmaster in the J-Tex Corporation..

    Jay Ambler wrote: Long before Kendo Nagasaki became affiliated with WCW he cut his teeth like so many other great wrestlers in Eddie Graham’s Florida territory. Between 1983-84 Nagasaki engaged in a series of battles with the top competition. At around Nagasaki’s entrance into Championship Wrestling from Florida (CWF), Billy Jack Haynes received a big push with the help of Dusty Rhodes. Haynes had just come out of the Pacific Northwest with steam and a reputation behind him. Nagasaki would capture the CWF Heavyweight Belt from Mike Rotundo, winning the belt in January 1984. A series of attacks and non-title matchess between Haynes and Nagasaki began. Nagasaki had a reputation as being a samurai and would often employ the use of a ‘kendo stick’ on his unlucky opponents. Haynes would defeat Nagasaki March 1984 to win the Florida belt. Additionally Nagasaki would often be paired as a tag team partner with The White Ninja (Great Muta)Following his departure from CWF Nagasaki left and briefly wrestled in the Von Erich’s World Class Championship Wrestling.