Masa Saito

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Saito in Tokyo, 1964

Masanori Saito (斎藤 昌典, Saitō Masanori, February 1, 1942 – July 14, 2018) was a Japanese professional wrestler better known as Mr. Saito or Masa Saito (マサ斎藤).[1] He wrestled for several years in many promotions owned by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). He was born in Tokyo.

He later joined the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), where he teamed with Mr. Fuji to hold the World Tag Team Championship twice. He also won the AWA World Heavyweight Championship in 1990. In Japan, Saito wrestled for both All Japan Pro Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling.

In 2000, Saito was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.[2] He died of complications from the disease in Tokyo at the age of 76.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Wrestler Profiles: Masa Saito". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  2. "パーキンソン病と闘うマサ斎藤「目標は東京五輪の聖火ランナー」". Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). November 7, 2015. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  3. マサ斎藤さんが死去 アントニオ猪木氏と巌流島で死闘 (Japanese)