Motoshi Okuma - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Motoshi Okuma, 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.

Motoshi Okuma (大熊 元司) was born in Soka, Saitama, Japan on December 18, 1941.

He died on December 28, 1992 at the age of 51.

He was a sumo wrestler from May 1957 to May 1962, and was the last wrestler defeated by André the Giant before his death in 1992, who himself died one month later in 1993.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Motoshi Okuma (大熊 元司)
  • Born December 18, 1941
  • Died December 28, 1992 (aged 51)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Soka, Saitama, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Soka, Saitama, Japan
  • Height 5 ft 10 in (179 cm)
  • Weight
    • 286 lbs (130 kg)
  • Nicknames Big Bear; Steel Bear
  • Notes He was a sumo wrestler from May 1957 to May 1962, and was the last wrestler defeated by André the Giant before his death in 1992, who himself died one month later in 1993.

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( June 5, 1962 - December 4, 1992)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW February 21, 1975 December 27, 1992
    Promotion International Wrestling EnterpriseIWE November 11, 1978 November 30, 1978
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA October 13, 1974 February 13, 1975
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW October 21, 1972 April 14, 1974
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA March 22, 1971 September 25, 1972
    Promotion Japanese Wrestling AssociationJWA September 13, 1968 March 2, 1971
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA October 24, 1967 August 30, 1968
    Promotion Japanese Wrestling AssociationJWA June 5, 1962 August 14, 1967
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Tweener September 21, 1986 December 4, 1992
    Heel February 21, 1975 September 20, 1986
    Tweener June 5, 1962 February 20, 1975
  • Images History
    Jan 1987
    Jan 1987
    Jan 1981
    Jan 1981
    Oct 1972
    Oct 1972
    Oct 1967
    Oct 1967
    Jun 1962
    Jun 1962

  • Finishers
    • Running Splash ( June 5, 1962 - December 4, 1992)
    • Headbutt ( June 5, 1962 - December 4, 1992)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • All Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 4 All Asia Tag Team Championship (with Great Kojika)

    NWA Mid-America

    • 1 IWA World Tag Team Championship (Tennessee version) (with Shinja Kojika)

    NWA Western States Sports

    • 2 NWA Western States Tag Team Championship (with Masio Koma)

    Eastern Sports Association / Grand Prix Wrestling

    • 1 NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Maritime version)
    • 2 ESA International Tag Team Championship (Maritime version) (with Geeto Mongol)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • Gokudo Combi - Great Kojika ( February 21, 1975 - September 20, 1986)
    • Masio Koma & Motoshi Okuma - Masio Koma ( June 7, 1971 - February 15, 1973)
    • Rising Suns - Great Kojika ( October 24, 1967 - August 30, 1968)

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