Masa Saito / Mr. Saito - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Masa Saito / Mr. Saito, 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.

Masanori Saito (斎藤 昌典) was born in Tokyo, Japan on February 1, 1942.

He died on July 14, 2018 at the age of 76.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Masanori Saito (斎藤 昌典)
  • Ring Names
    • The Unknown Soldier ( February 16, 1989 - February 16, 1989)
    • The Pirate ( February 20, 1988 - February 21, 1988)
    • Assassin #3 ( July 1, 1981 - October 14, 1981)
    • Masa Saito ( July 13, 1968 - December 31, 2014)
    • Mr. Saito ( April 24, 1968 - February 16, 1990)
    • Masanori Saito ( January 1, 1965 - April 23, 1968)
  • Born February 1, 1942
  • Died July 14, 2018 (aged 76)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Tokyo, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Tokyo, Japan ( January 1, 1965 - January 4, 1997)
  • Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
  • Weight
    • 265 lbs (120 kg)
  • Nicknames Chopstick Charlie; Mr. Torture

Career History

  • Roles
    • Producer ( February 14, 1999 - December 31, 2014)
    • Coach ( February 14, 1999 - December 31, 2014)
    • Ambassador ( February 14, 1999 - December 31, 2014)
    • Commentator ( December 18, 1991 - October 9, 2000)
    • Producer ( January 1, 1989 - January 1, 2000)
    • Part Time Wrestler ( February 14, 1999 - February 14, 1999)
    • Wrestler ( January 1, 1965 - January 4, 1997)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW February 14, 1999 January 1, 2003
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight March 26, 1987 January 4, 1997
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW January 27, 1995 January 27, 1995
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW March 21, 1991 March 21, 1991
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW December 16, 1990 December 16, 1990
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA December 26, 1986 April 19, 1987
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA May 22, 1983 May 28, 1984
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight January 1, 1983 April 21, 1983
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF September 21, 1981 December 28, 1982
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA March 5, 1980 November 26, 1981
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight April 27, 1979 February 8, 1980
    Promotion International Wrestling EnterpriseIWE April 9, 1979 April 24, 1979
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA January 8, 1969 February 10, 1979
    Promotion Japanese Wrestling AssociationJWA May 22, 1972 January 30, 1973
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA June 8, 1968 December 28, 1968
    Promotion International Wrestling EnterpriseIWE January 5, 1967 January 31, 1967
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face January 4, 1997 February 14, 1999
    Heel June 8, 1968 January 3, 1997
    Tweener January 1, 1965 June 7, 1968
  • Images History
    Jan 1997
    Jan 1997
    Mar 1987
    Mar 1987
    May 1983
    May 1983
    Sep 1981
    Sep 1981
    Apr 1979
    Apr 1979
    Oct 1977
    Oct 1977
    Oct 1974
    Oct 1974
    Jun 1968
    Jun 1968
    Jan 1965
    Jan 1965

  • Finishers
    • Kangokugatame / Prison Lock - Kneeling Figure-four Leglock ( January 1, 1965 - February 14, 1999)
    • Saito Suplex ( January 1, 1965 - February 14, 1999)
    • Dragon Screw ( January 1, 1965 - February 14, 1999)
    • Scorpion Death Lock ( January 1, 1965 - February 14, 1999)
    • Shinin-no-maki - Cobra Clutch ( September 25, 1981 - December 31, 1981)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song “The Fight” by Giorgio Moroder - Single ( March 26, 1987 - January 4, 1997)
    • Theme Song "Nip Hop" - Single ( December 16, 1990 - January 27, 1995)
    • Theme Song "Blue Flash" by Koji Makaino - Single ( April 27, 1979 - April 21, 1983)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • World Wrestling Entertainment

    New Japan Pro Wrestling

  • New Japan Pro Wrestling

      1 NWA North American Tag Team Championship (Los Angeles/Japan version) (with Hiro Matsuda)

    American Wrestling Association

    • 1 AWA World Heavyweight Championship

    Big Time Wrestling (San Francisco)

    • 2 NWA World Tag Team Championship (San Francisco version) (with Kenji Shibuya)

    Championship Wrestling from Florida

    • 2 NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship
    • 5 NWA Florida Tag Team Championship (3 with Ivan Koloff, 2 with Mr. Sato)

    NWA All-Star Wrestling

    • 2 NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (1 with Gene Kiniski, 1 with Dale Lewis)

    NWA Hollywood Wrestling

    • 3 NWA Americas Tag Team Championship (with Kenji Shibuya)
    • 2 NWA “Beat the Champ” Television Championship

    Southeastern Championship Wrestling

    • 2 NWA Alabama Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2008)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 2009)
    • Tokyo Sports Service Award (1999)
    • Tokyo Sports Special Grand Prize (1987)
    • WON Best Technical Wrestler (1984)
    • 89° in PWI Years Top 500 (2003)

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