John Tenta passed away this morning at the age of 42.
Tenta entered the world of professional sumo as probably the first caucasian pro rikishi ever. However, he had a hard time adopting the culture of sumo and eventually quit. Then, he joined All Japan Pro-Wrestling, where he was trained by the legends such as Giant Baba, Jumbo Tsuruta, and the Great Kabuki, to become a pro-wrestler.
Later, he joined WWF, where he had the biggest success in his career under the name of "Earthquake".
He had been battling with the cancer for past few years.
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