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Harry Fujiwara

  • Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Birthday: May 04
Date of passing: 
August 28, 2016

Harry Fujiwara was a professional wrestler best known by his stage name, Mr. Fuji. A pioneer in his industry, he spent more than 30 years in the WWE organization, both as a performer and a manager.

Fujiwara started his career in Honolulu in 1965. He expanded his act to the West Coast, and was instrumental in expanding wrestling to the mainstream. Dressed in a tuxedo and bowler hat, the wrestler often played the villain, and was known for his signature move, throwing salt in the faces of his opponents.

He began performing in televised events in the mid-1980s, including Wrestlemania, Royal Rumble, King of the Ring, Survivor Series, Summerslam, WWE Raw, Spectrum Wrestling, WWF All-Star Wrestling, WWF Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation, Saturday Night’s Main Event, WWF Challenge, WWF Mania and WWF Superstars.

Harry Fujiwara was a professional wrestler best known by his stage name, Mr. Fuji. A pioneer in his industry, he spent more than 30 years in the WWE organization, both as a performer and a manager.

Fujiwara started his career in Honolulu in 1965. He expanded his act to the West Coast, and was instrumental in expanding wrestling to the mainstream. Dressed in a tuxedo and bowler hat, the wrestler often played the villain, and was known for his signature move, throwing salt in the faces of his opponents.

He began performing in televised events in the mid-1980s, including Wrestlemania, Royal Rumble, King of the Ring, Survivor Series, Summerslam, WWE Raw, Spectrum Wrestling, WWF All-Star Wrestling, WWF Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation, Saturday Night’s Main Event, WWF Challenge, WWF Mania and WWF Superstars.

Fujiwara later became a manager for other wrestlers, including Kamala, George “The Animal” Steele, Demolition, Killer Khan and “Magnificent” Don Muraco. Together with Muraco, he co-created a series of episodes for WWE programming that spoofed popular series of the time, such as “Fuji Vice” for Miami Vice.

In 2007, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Fujiwara died August 28, 2016, in Clarksville, Tennessee. He was 82.

 

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