The Great Sasuke - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of The Great Sasuke, 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 Murakawa (村川 政徳) was born in Morioka, Tōhoku, Japan on July 18, 1969, and he is currently 54 years old.

He is currently a Promoter and Wrestler, working for MICHINOKU, under the ring name of The Great Sasuke.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Masanori Murakawa (村川 政徳)
  • Ring Names
    • The Great Sasuke ( February 14, 1999 - Present)
    • SASUKE ( October 18, 1998 - February 13, 1999)
    • The Great Sasuke ( April 9, 1992 - October 17, 1998)
    • Super Nino ( March 7, 1992 - March 17, 1992)
    • Ninja Sasuke ( December 1, 1991 - July 8, 1992)
    • Masa Michinoku ( June 1, 1990 - April 19, 1992)
    • Masanori Murakawa ( March 1, 1990 - May 30, 1990)
  • Born July 18, 1969 (age 54)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Morioka, Tōhoku, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Morioka, Tōhoku, Japan ( March 1, 1990 - Present)
    • Japan ( February 14, 1997 - January 10, 1998)
  • Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
  • Weight
    • 181 lbs (82 kg)

Career History

  • Roles
    • Promoter ( August 31, 2009 - Present)
    • Wrestler ( March 1, 1990 - Present)
    • Politician ( April 13, 2011 - September 11, 2011)
    • Politician ( April 13, 2003 - April 13, 2007)
    • Promoter ( March 16, 1993 - April 12, 2003)
    • President ( March 16, 1993 - April 12, 2003)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion Michinoku Pro WrestlingMICHINOKU March 16, 1993Present
    Promotion DDT Pro-WrestlingDDT March 6, 2011 July 24, 2011
    Promotion BattlARTSBATTLARTS April 13, 2001 May 10, 2001
    Promotion BattlARTSBATTLARTS October 23, 1998 November 23, 1998
    Promotion Extreme Championship WrestlingECW February 14, 1997 January 10, 1998
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF July 6, 1997 July 7, 1997
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight April 29, 1996 August 5, 1996
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight October 9, 1994 January 4, 1995
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight April 16, 1994 April 16, 1994
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face February 11, 1998Present
    Heel October 18, 1998 February 10, 1999
    Face June 1, 1990 October 17, 1998
    Tweener March 1, 1990 May 30, 1990
  • Images History
    Jan 2014
    Jan 2014
    Apr 2003
    Apr 2003
    Feb 1997
    Feb 1997
    Dec 1991
    Dec 1991
    Mar 1990
    Mar 1990

  • Finishers
    • Michinoku Driver ( March 1, 1990 - Present)
    • Octopus Hold ( March 1, 1990 - Present)
    • Sasuke Special II - Cartwheel Over the top rope Suicide Corkscrew Senton ( April 9, 1992 - Present)
    • Sasuke Special X - Diving DDT ( April 9, 1992 - Present)
    • Senton Atomico - High-angled Senton Bomb ( April 9, 1992 - Present)
    • Thunder Fire Powerbomb ( March 1, 1990 - Present)
    • XPW - Diving Flip Neckbreaker ( March 1, 1990 - Present)
    • Sasuke Special X Version 10.2 Segway - Missile Dropkick to shoulder of fallen opponent ( January 1, 2004 - Present)
    • Ram Jam - Diving Headbutt (with theatrics) ( January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2010)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Integral Hard" by Naoto Shibata Project - Single ( January 1, 1995 - Present)
    • Theme Song “Metal On Metal”, by Anvil - Single ( October 11, 2010 - October 11, 2010)
    • Theme Song “Sweet Child O' Mine”, by Guns N' Roses - Single ( October 12, 2009 - October 12, 2009)
    • Theme Song “Theme of Michinoku Pro-Wrestling” (Alternate Version) - Single ( January 19, 2008 - December 31, 2008)
    • Theme Song "Jesus Built My Hotrod" by Ministry - Single ( February 14, 1997 - January 10, 1998)
    • Theme Song “Just A Hero”, by Yuzuru Oka - Single ( October 10, 1997 - December 31, 1997)
    • Theme Song “Radio★One”, by BORDER - Single ( March 1, 1997 - October 9, 1997)
    • Theme Song "Separados" by Luis Miguel - Single ( July 1, 1994 - July 31, 1994)
    • Theme Song “Just A Hero”, by Yuzuru Oka - Single ( March 16, 1993 - June 30, 1994)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • New Japan Pro Wrestling & Michinoku Pro Wrestling

    New Japan Pro Wrestling

  • New Japan Pro Wrestling

      1 IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (with Justin Thunder Liger)
    • 1 J-Crown
    • 1 NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NWA World Welterweight Championship
    • 1 UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 WWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 WAR International Junior Heavyweight Championship

    Michinoku Pro Wrestling

    • 2 British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight Championship
    • 3 Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Championship
    • 4 Tohoku Tag Team Championship (1 with Dick Togo, 1 with Yoshitsune, 1 with Brahman Kei, 1 with Jinsei Shinzaki)
    • 1 UWA World Tag Team Championship
    • 2 WWF Light Heavyweight Championship (reigns recognized only by MPW/UWA/NJPW)

    Action Advance Pro Wrestling

    • 1 Chiba Six Man Tag Team Championship (with Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei)

    DDT Pro-Wrestling

    • 1 Greater China Unified Zhongyuan Tag Team Championship (with Ricky Fuji)

    Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling

    • 1 FMW Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship

    Osaka Pro Wrestling

    • Osaka Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championship (with Asian Cooger)

    Universal Wrestling Association / Universal Wrestling Federation

    • 2 UWA/UWF Intercontinental Tag Team Championship (1 with Gran Hamada, 1 with Sasuke the Great)

    World Wrestling Association

    • 1 WWA World Middleweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • NJPW J-Crown Tournament Winner (1996)
    • NJPW One Night Eight Man Tag Team Tournament Winner (1994 - with Gran Hamada, Shinjiro Ohtano & El Samurai)
    • NJPW Junior Heavyweight Super Grade Tag League Winner (1996 - with Black Tiger II)
    • MPW Fukumen World League Winner (2012)
    • MPW Futaritabi Tag Team League Winner (1995 - with Kato Kung Lee; 1997 - with Super Delfin)
    • MPW Trios League Winner (2005 - with Jinsei Shinzaki & Kesen Numajiro)
    • Tokyo Sports Topic Award (1993)
    • Japan Indie Awards - Best Unit Award (2014 - with Brahman Kei & Brahman Shu)
    • Japan Indie Awards - MVP (2008)
    • WON Best Flying Wrestler (1994)
    • WON Best Maneuver (1994 - The Sasuke Special)
    • 23° in PWI 500 (1996, 1997)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • The Great Sasuke & Jinsei Shinzaki - Jinsei Shinzaki / Hakushi ( January 11, 2021 - March 19, 2022)
    • Mu no Taiyo - Brahman Kei, Brahman Shu ( January 11, 2014 - July 18, 2021)
    • Sasuke Group - Sasuke the Great, Masao Orihara ( September 16, 2001 - November 2, 2001)
    • Sasuke Group - CIMA , Sasuke the Great, Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fuji, JUN, MAKOTO, Stalker Ichikawa, SUWA, TARUcito, Chocoball KOBE ( October 18, 1998 - April 28, 1999)

The Great Sasuke Games Appearances (2)

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