|Date of Birth
||4Â May 1937,Â Hawaii, USA
5â€²Â 10â€³Â (1.78Â m)
Japanese-American professional wrestler, manager and trainer as
Mr. Fuji. He debuted on December 15, 1964 as Mr. Fujiwara in
He won his first title when he and Curtis Iaukea defeated Lord
James Blears and Neff Maivia for the NWA Hawaii Tag Team
Championship. He would go on to compete for WWE, World Championship
Wrestling in Australia, the Continental Wrestling Association
(Memphis) and several NWA territories.
He moved into the role of manager in the 1980s in WWE, finding
his greatest successes with Don Muraco, Demolition (Ax (Bill Eadie)
and Smash (Barry Darsow)) and Yokozuna (Rodney Anoai). He retired
from wrestling in 1996. He worked for a time at a movie theater in
Knoxville, TN. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in
Bowler hat and cane (often used as a
- Former professional wrestler.
- Former WWF Tag Team Champion.
- Retired from the ring to work for the WWF as a
- Creator of the Fujiwara arm bar
In one of the WWFs most infamous moments,
George Steele & Mr. Fuji teamed up against Hulk Hogan &
â€œMeanâ€ Gene Okerlund.
Notable Title Wins Include:
NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles (4); NWA Pacific Northwest
Heavyweight title; IWA Tag Team titles; WWWF Tag Team titles w/Toru
Tanaka (3); NWA San Francisco United States title; NWA Georgia Tag
Team titles; NWA Hawaii Tag Team titles; NWA Southeastern Tag Team
titles; AWA Southern Tag Team titles; NWA New Zealand British
Empire/Commonwealth title; WWC North American title; WWC North
American Tag Team titles; NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles; NWA
Canadian Heavyweight title; WWF Tag Team titles w/Mr. Saito
Wrestlers who he has managed include George
Steele, Magnificent Muraco, The Moondogs, Killer Kahn, Jim
Neidhart, Sika Jim Harris., Demolition, Powers of Pain, Berzerker,
Orient Express, Crush, Yokozuna and Owen Hart.
Former World Tag Team Champion.
He began his professional wrestling career in
1965. He based his wrestling character â€œMr.
Fujiâ€ (originally â€œMr.
Fujiwaraâ€) on Harold Sakataâ€™s
character â€œOdd Jobâ€ in the recent
highly popular film â€œGoldfingerâ€
(1964). Harold Sakata was also a Japanese-American professional
wrestler from Hawaii.
When doing his â€œMr.
Fujiâ€ character, he would exaggerate his Japanese
accent. Mr. Fuji â€œhails from Osaka,
Japan.â€ Harry Fujiwara was actually born and raised in
A bit of chicanery he learned from fellow
Hawaiian wrestler Harold Sakataâ€™s repertoire of
villainy was the throwing of salt into his opponents eyes.
Mr. Fuji is remembered by the public as one
of the great heels in professional wrestling. Harry Fujiwara is
remembered by his colleagues for his overwhelming sense of humor.
He was known to go to great lengths to pull off a prank or
Well aware of his sense of humor, the WWF
(now the WWE), had his Mr. Fuji character perform in a recurring
series of comedy skits on their weekly â€œTuesday
Night Titansâ€ (1984) program, itself a spoof of talk
shows featuring their roster of profession wrestlers. These series
of skits included â€œFuji Generalâ€ (a
spoof of hospital soap operas), â€œFuji
Viceâ€ (a spoof of the then popular series
â€œMiami Viceâ€ (1984)),
â€œFuji Chanâ€ (a spoof of oriental
detectives) and â€œFuji Bandito.â€ Mr.
Fujiâ€™s flubbing of lines were as much a part of
the entertainment value as the thread bare scripts.
CREDIT:Â â€“ IMDb Mini
Biography By: JasonIK75