Animal Hamaguchi - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Animal Hamaguchi, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Heigo Hamaguchi (濱口 平吾) was born in Hamada, Shimane, Japan on August 31, 1947, and he is currently 76 years old.

He is currently a Coach,.

Animal Hamaguchi was inducted in the NJPW Hall of Fame in 2010 as part of the NJPW Greatest Wrestlers wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Heigo Hamaguchi (濱口 平吾)
  • Ring Names
    • Animal Hamaguchi ( November 17, 1970 - Present)
    • Heigo Hamaguchi ( September 9, 1970 - November 16, 1970)
    • Higo Hamaguchi ( July 8, 1970 - September 8, 1970)
    • Heigo Hamaguchi ( September 20, 1969 - July 7, 1970)
  • Born August 31, 1947 (age 76)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Hamada, Shimane, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Hamada, Shimane, Japan ( September 20, 1969 - August 5, 1995)
    • Japan ( March 14, 1973 - February 11, 1977)
  • Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
  • Weight
    • 227 lbs (103 kg)
  • Nicknames Toushou

Career History

  • Roles
    • Coach ( January 1, 1990 - Present)
    • Wrestler ( May 6, 1990 - August 5, 1995)
    • Wrestler ( September 20, 1969 - March 12, 1987)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight May 6, 1990 March 21, 1991
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW December 12, 1984 March 12, 1987
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight October 8, 1981 September 20, 1984
    Promotion International Wrestling EnterpriseIWE September 20, 1969 March 25, 1981
    Promotion World Wrestling CouncilWWC October 1, 1977 December 31, 1977
    Promotion Stampede WrestlingSTAMPEDE July 9, 1976 February 11, 1977
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW April 23, 1974 May 9, 1974
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA March 14, 1972 October 7, 1972
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face May 6, 1990 August 5, 1995
    Heel November 8, 1981 March 12, 1987
    Tweener September 20, 1969 November 7, 1981
    Face March 14, 1972 October 7, 1972
  • Images History
    Dec 2005
    Dec 2005
    May 1990
    May 1990
    Oct 1981
    Oct 1981
    Jan 1972
    Jan 1972
    Sep 1969
    Sep 1969

  • Finishers
    • Airplane Spin/Samoan Drop combo ( September 20, 1969 - August 5, 1995)
    • Animal Elbow - Running Elbow Drop ( November 17, 1970 - August 5, 1995)
    • Diving Elbow Drop ( September 20, 1969 - March 12, 1987)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Matador" by Terumasa Hino - Single ( May 6, 1990 - March 21, 1991)
    • Theme Song "Zero-To-Sixty in Five" by Pablo Cruise - Single ( October 8, 1981 - September 20, 1984)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • NJPW Hall of Fame - Year 2010, NJPW Greatest Wrestlers
  • All Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 2 All Asia Tag Team Championship (1 with Mighty Inoue, 1 with Isamu Teranishi)

    International Wrestling Enterprise

    • 4 IWA World Tag Team Championship (2 with Great Kusatsu, 2 with Mighty Inoue)

    Stampede Wrestling

    • 1 Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship (with Mr. Hito)

    Wrestle and Romance/Wrestle Association R

    • 1 WAR World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (with Genichiro Tenryu & Koki Kitahara)

    World Wrestling Council

    • 1 WWC North American Tag Team Championship (with Gordon Nelson)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • Tokyo Sports Awards
      • Effort Award (1981)
      • Fighting Spirit Award (1980)
      • Outstanding Performance Award (1977)
      • Service Award (1987)
      • Special Award (1997)

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