Mitsu Arakawa

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Title History

 

  • NWA (Minneapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Kenji Shibuya defeating Karol & Ivan Kalmikoff (August 13, 1957);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Pacific Coast Tag Team titles w/Mr. Moto defeating Joe & Guy Brunetti (March 20, 1961);
  • AWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Kenji Shibuya defeating Joe & Guy Brunetti (November 11, 1961);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Kenji Shibuya defeating ???????? (????, 1963);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Kenji Shibuya defeating Mr. X & Gene Kiniski (March 11, 1963);
  • IWA (Australia) World Heavyweight title defeating Dominic DeNucci (January ??, 1965);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Heavyweight title defeating Dick the Bruiser (October 8, 1966);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Dr. Moto defeating Crusher & Dick the Bruiser (October 13, 1967);
  • AWA World Tag Team titles w/Dr. Moto defeating Wilbur Snyder & Pat O` Connor (December 2, 1967);
  • NWA (Buffalo) World Tag Team titles w/Mr. Moto defeating Crusher & Dick the Bruiser (October ??, 1968);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Dr. Moto defeating Wilbur Snyder & Pat O` Connor (October 26, 1968);
  • WWWF International Tag Team titles w/Toru Tanaka defeating ???????? (June ??, 1969);
  • NWF (Cleveland/Buffalo) World Tag Team titles w/Yoshino Sato defeating Dominic DeNucci & Tony Parisi [Tournament] (January 19, 1972);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • August 14, 1970 – AWA Comiskey Park: Wilbur Snyder defeated Mitsu Arakawa..
  • Mitsu Arakawa had a lot of success as a tag team with Kenji Shibuya..
  • Mitsu Arakawa is considered by many as the most hated foreign heel to ever work in AWA territory..
  • Mitsu Arakawa had a big hand in helping Yoshino Sato, Masa Saito, Toru Tanaka and Mr. Fuji get started in the business..
  • April 17, 1997: Mitsulazu M. Arakawa passed away..

    John Perin wrote: When he was wrestling, it was kayfabed that Arakawa hated America and Amercians because of the atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima, but in truth he joined the U.S. Army when he was exactly 18 1/2 years old on November 27, 1945.