Jinsei Shinzaki

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Jinsei Shinzaki
Birth nameKensuke Shinzaki
Born (1966-12-02) December 2, 1966 (age 54)
Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Hakushi
Jinsei Shinzaki
Mongolian Yuga
Mr. Nihon Kamikaze
Billed height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1][2]
Billed fromJapan (as Hakushi)[1]
Trained byGran Hamada
DebutNovember 19, 1992

Kensuke Shinzaki (born December 2, 1966) is a Japanese professional wrestler. He is better known under the ring names, Jinsei Shinzaki and Hakushi.

Career[change | change source]

He started in Gran Hamada's Universal Lucha Libre promotion where he competed under the name Mongolian Yuga.

He competed in the World Wrestling Federation in 1995 where he portrayed a Japanese villain named Hakushi (White Messenger). e debuted in a match against a young Matt Hardy which Hakushi won.[3]

He gained victories over Aldo Montoya and 1-2-3 Kid.[3] He embarked on a short feud with Bret Hart and also competed in the 1996 Royal Rumble but was eliminated by Bret's brother, Owen Hart.

During a match against Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw, Bradshaw hit Hakushi with a branding iron after Bradshaw defeated him and Hakushi had been so humiliated by the branding that he (kayfabe) left the WWF.[3]

After he left the WWF, he competed in a tag team match at Extreme Championship Wrestling's 1998 ECW Heat Wave with Hayabusa for the ECW World Tag Team Championships against Rob Van Dam and Sabu.[4][3]

Shinzaki owned a restaurant in Japan but his restaurant along with his house were destroyed in the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and he was forced to live in his car.[5]

Championships[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Hakushi". WWE.com. WWE. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  2. Shields, Brian; Sullivan, Kevin (2009). WWE Encyclopedia. DK. p. 120. ISBN 978-0-7566-4190-0.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Hakushi bio". WWE. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  4. "Sabu and Rob Van Dam vs. Hayabusa and Jinsei Shinzaki: Heat Wave 1998 - ECW Tag Team Championship Match". WWE. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  5. "Luchador japonés necesita ayuda tras el terremoto en esa región". SuperLuchas Magazine. Retrieved 2013-07-22.

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