Kantaro Hoshino - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Kantaro Hoshino, 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.

Kantaro Hoshino (星野 勘太郎) (born Yeo Geon-bu (여건부)) was born in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan on October 9, 1943.

He died on November 25, 2010 at the age of 67.

Kantaro Hoshino was inducted in the NJPW Hall of Fame in 2007 as part of the NJPW Greatest Wrestlers wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Kantaro Hoshino (星野 勘太郎) (born Yeo Geon-bu (여건부))
  • Ring Names
    • Kantaro Hoshino ( September 12, 2004 - November 25, 2010)
    • President Hoshino ( August 1, 2002 - May 1, 2007)
    • Kantaro Hoshino ( September 22, 1967 - July 31, 2002)
    • Great Yamaha ( May 16, 1967 - September 21, 1967)
    • Kantaro Hoshino ( July 2, 1962 - May 15, 1967)
    • Mr. Hoshino ( January 11, 1967 - February 12, 1967)
    • Tatsuo Hoshino ( December 22, 1961 - July 1, 1962)
  • Born October 9, 1943
  • Died November 25, 2010 (aged 67)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Kobe, Hyogo, Japan ( December 22, 1961 - December 22, 2008)
    • Japan ( May 16, 1967 - July 27, 1972)
  • Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
  • Weight
    • 209 lbs (95 kg)

Career History

  • Roles
    • Part Time Wrestler ( May 1, 2007 - December 22, 2008)
    • Manager ( August 1, 2002 - September 11, 2004)
    • Promoter ( February 20, 1995 - September 11, 2004)
    • Part Time Wrestler ( September 26, 1994 - February 19, 1995)
    • Wrestler ( December 22, 1961 - December 14, 1992)
  • Companies / Promotions
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight May 1, 2007 December 22, 2008
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW February 20, 1995 September 11, 2004
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight January 20, 1974 February 19, 1995
    Promotion JWA May 22, 1972 December 2, 1972
    Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha LibreCMLL February 25, 1972 July 27, 1972
    Promotion JWA December 22, 1961 December 12, 1971
    Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha LibreCMLL February 27, 1970 April 24, 1970
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA May 16, 1967 August 9, 1967
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face May 1, 2007 December 22, 2008
    Heel August 1, 2002 September 11, 2004
    Face December 22, 1961 February 19, 1995
  • Images
    Aug 2002
    Aug 2002
    Dec 1992
    Dec 1992
    Sep 1986
    Sep 1986
    Aug 1979
    Aug 1979
    May 1967
    May 1967
    Dec 1961
    Dec 1961

  • Finishers
    • Flying Body Press ( December 22, 1961 - December 22, 2008)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Battle Without Honor or Humanity" by Tomoyasu Hotei - with Makai Club - Team ( August 1, 2002 - September 11, 2004)
    • Theme Song "Urban Sunrise" by Ueda Power & Power Station - Single ( September 26, 1994 - February 19, 1995)
    • Theme Song "Flying Body Press" by Fighting Spirits Orchestra - Single ( April 5, 1980 - December 14, 1992)
    • Theme Song "Alone in the Night" by Keith Morrison - Single ( January 20, 1974 - April 4, 1980)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • NJPW Hall of Fame - Year 2007, NJPW Greatest Wrestlers
  • Titles Won

    International Wrestling Enterprise

    • 1 IWA World Tag Team Championship (with Kotetsu Yamamoto)

    NWA Mid-America

    • 1 NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (with Kotetsu Yamamoto)
    • 1 NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • JWA 1st Annual Tag League Winner (1970 - with Antonio Inoki)
    • NJPW Alumnus Battle Royal Winner (2003 - with Kotetsu Yamamoto)
    • NJPW Six Man Tag Team Cup League Winner (1988 - Antonio Inoki & Riki Choshu)
    • Tokyo Sports Lifetime Achievement Award (2010)
    • Tokyo Sports Service Award (1995)
    • Tokyo Sports Technique Award (1977)

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