Mitsuharu Misawa - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Mitsuharu Misawa, 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.

Mitsuharu Misawa (三沢 光晴) was born in Yubari, Hokkaido, Japan on June 18, 1962.

He died on June 13, 2009 at the age of 46.

He was the founder of Pro Wrestling NOAH, and is known for being one of AJPW's Four Heavenly Pillars in the 1990s, which had tremendous influence on indie wrestlers abroad in the Anglosphere for years after.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Mitsuharu Misawa (三沢 光晴)
  • Ring Names
    • Mitsuharu Misawa ( May 15, 1990 - June 13, 2009)
    • Tiger Mask (II) ( July 31, 1984 - May 14, 1990)
    • Kamikaze Misawa ( March 23, 1984 - July 30, 1984)
    • Mitsuharu Misawa ( August 21, 1981 - March 22, 1984)
  • Born June 18, 1962
  • Died June 13, 2009 (aged 46)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Yubari, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Koshigaya, Saitama, Japan ( August 21, 1981 - June 13, 2009)
  • Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
  • Weight
    • 240 lbs (109 kg) ( May 15, 1990 - June 13, 2009)
    • 215 lbs (98 kg) ( August 21, 1981 - May 14, 1990)
  • Nicknames Glass Ace (as Tiger Mask II); Heir to the Royal Road; Leader of the Ark; Mr. Triple Crown; Nobleman of the Untouchable Elbow; Symbol of All Japan; The Emerald Warrior
  • Notes He was the founder of Pro Wrestling NOAH, and is known for being one of AJPW's Four Heavenly Pillars in the 1990s, which had tremendous influence on indie wrestlers abroad in the Anglosphere for years after.

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( August 21, 1981 - June 13, 2009)
    • Promoter ( August 5, 2000 - June 13, 2009)
    • Producer ( September 1, 1998 - June 13, 2009)
    • Coach ( January 1, 1998 - December 31, 2008)
    • President ( May 7, 1999 - May 28, 2000)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAH August 5, 2000 June 13, 2009
    Promotion Ring of HonorROH November 2, 2007 November 3, 2007
    Promotion Westside Xtreme WrestlingWXW March 20, 2005 March 20, 2005
    Promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1ZERO1 March 2, 2001 April 18, 2001
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPWBrand Heavyweight October 29, 1985 July 20, 2000
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight August 26, 1984 October 28, 1985
    Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha LibreCMLL March 23, 1984 July 13, 1984
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight August 21, 1981 March 1, 1984
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face July 31, 1984 June 13, 2009
    Tweener August 21, 1981 July 30, 1984
  • Images History
    Dec 2006
    Dec 2006
    Aug 2000
    Aug 2000
    Feb 1992
    Feb 1992
    May 1990
    May 1990
    Jul 1984
    Jul 1984
    Aug 1981
    Aug 1981

  • Finishers
    • Emerald Flowsion - Sitout Side Powerslam ( January 28, 1998 - June 13, 2009)
    • Tiger Driver '91 - Stout Double Underhook Powerbomb ( January 26, 1991 - June 13, 2009)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Spartan X" by Keith Morrison - Single ( January 1, 1991 - June 13, 2009)
    • Theme Song "Red Zone Fighter" - Single ( May 16, 1990 - December 31, 1990)
    • Theme Song "Omae wa Tora ni Nare" - Single ( July 31, 1984 - May 14, 1990)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • All Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 2 All Asia Tag Team Championship (1 with Kenta Kobashi, 1 with Yoshinari Ogawa)
    • 5 Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship
    • 6 World Tag Team Championship (2 with Toshiaki Kawada, 2 with Kenta Kobashi, 1 with Jun Akiyama, 1 with Yoshinari Ogawa)
    • 1 NWA International Junior Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 PWF World Tag Team Championship (with Jumbo Tsuruta)

    Pro Wrestling Noah

    • 3 GHC Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 GHC Tag Team Championship (with Yoshinari Ogawa)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • International Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2023)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)
    • 2° in PWI 500 (1997)
    • 6° in PWI Years Top 500 (2003)
    • 6° in PWI Years Tag Teams (2003 with Kenta Kobashi)
    • 11° in PWI Years Tag Teams (2003 with Toshiaki Kawada)
    • 37° in PWI Years Top 500 (2003 - as Tiger Mask (II))
    • AJPW Champion Carnival (1995, 1998)
    • 4 AJPW World's Strongest Tag Determination League (1992 with Toshiaki Kawada, 1993-1995 with Kenta Kobashi)
    • Noah Global Tag League (2009 - with Go Shiozaki)
    • Nikkan Sports Match of the Year (2007 with Jun Akiyama vs. Kenta Kobashi & Yoshihiro Takayama on December 2)
    • Nikkan Sports Wrestler of the Year (2007, 2009)
    • Tokyo Sports Fighting Sport Award (1985, 1990)
    • Tokyo Sports Lifetime Achievement Award (2009)
    • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year (1995 with Kenta Kobashi vs. Toshiaki Kawada and Akira Taue on June 9)
    • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year (1997 vs. Kenta Kobashi on October 21)
    • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year (1998 vs. Kenta Kobashi on October 31)
    • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year (2003 vs. Kenta Kobashi on March 1)
    • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year (2007 with Jun Akiyama vs. Kenta Kobashi and Yoshiro Takayama on October 21)
    • Tokyo Sports Outstanding Performance Award (1997)
    • Tokyo Sports Rookie of the Year (1982)
    • Tokyo Sports Special Grand Prize (1992)
    • Tokyo Sports Tag Team of the Year (1991 with Toshiaki Kawada, 1993 and 1994 with Kenta Kobashi)
    • Tokyo Sports Wrestle of the Year (2007)
    • WON Best Flying Wrestler (1985, 1986)
    • WON Best Wrestling Maneuver (1985 with Topé con Giro)
    • WON Feud of the Year (1990, 1991 vs.  Jumbo Tsuruta)
    • WON Match of the Year (1985 vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi on June 21)
    • WON Match of the Year (1996 with Jun Akiyama vs. Steve Williams and Johnny Ace on June 7)
    • WON Match of the Year (1998 vs. Kenta Kobashi on October 31)
    • WON Match of the Year (1999 vs. Kenta Kobashi on June 11)
    • WON Match of the Year (2003 vs. Kenta Kobashi on March 1)
    • WON Most Outstanding Wrestler (1997, 1999)
    • WON Most Underrated Wrestler (1988)
    • WON Tag Team of the Year (1991 with Toshiaki Kawada, 1995 with Kenta Kobashi, 1996 and 1997 with Jun Akiyama)
    • WON Wrestler of the Year (1995, 1997, 1999)

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