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Kinji Shibuya (1921 - 2010)

Kinji Shibuya, one of the pioneers of the "Japanese" heels, passed away on 2010/05/10.

http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/201 ... 80381.html

RIP....
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Mr. Hito (1942 - 2010)

Katsuji Adachi, who is probably most known for his run in Calgary as Mr. Hito, passed away on 2010/04/21 at the age of 67 at a hospital in Osaka. He had been suffering diabetes for several years.

RIP...
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Gene Kiniski (1928 - 2010)

Former NWA & AWA world champion Gene Kiniski passed away this morning at the age of 81.

He had been battling cancer for years and was hospitalized due to heart failure earlier this year.

RIP...
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Jack Brisco (1941 - 2010)

Former world heavyweight champion Jack Brisco passed away on 2010/02/01 at the age of 68.

In Japan, he is most rememberd as the world champion whom Giant Baba defeated to become the first Asian to hold the prestigeous title.

RIP...
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RIP - Lester Welch

Lester Welch, a member of the famous Welch/Fuller dynasty, passed away around 2pm on 2009/09/18 in Pensacola, FL.

R.I.P.
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Takashi Matsunaga (1936 - 2009)

Takashi Matsunaga, the founder and former chairman of All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling, passed away on 2009/07/11 due to pneumonia at the age of 73.

He is one of those who should be included in any "hall of fame" of pro-wrestling.

RIP...
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RIP - Billy Red Lyons

Billy Red Lyons passed away on 2009/06/22 after a long battle with cancer in the area of Hamilton, ON. He was 77.

SLAM! article

RIP...
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Ted Tanabe (1962 - 2009)

Just the day after Mitsuharu Misawa died, Tetsuo "Ted" Tanabe passed out after an Osaka Pro card. He remained to be unconscious at hospital and passed away at 12:23pm on 2009/06/15.

Tanabe (no relation to me, by the way) debuted as a referee in 1987 with the old Japan Women's Pro Wrestling. When Gran Hamada and he Shinmas started the Universal Pro-Wrestling, the first "lucharesu" organization, in 1990, Tanabe joined them. Between 1992 and 2006, ...
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Mitsuharu Misawa (1962 - 2009)

Mitsuharu Misawa, who many believe is one of the greatest wrestlers in the history, passed away due to an injury caused during a match in Hiroshima on 2009/06/13.

He was teaming with Go Shiozaki to challenge the GHC Tag Team champions Akitoshi Saito & Bison Smith. Akitoshi hit a high-angled back suplex. The ref asked Misawa whether he could move, and Misawa responded by saying no.

The ref stopped the match at 27:03. There was ...
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