Toyonobori - Pro Wrestler Profile

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

Michiharu Sadano (定野 道春) was born in Kanada, Fukuoka, Japan on March 21, 1931.

He died on July 1, 1998 at the age of 67.

He was a sumo wrestler from June 1947 to September 1954.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Michiharu Sadano (定野 道春)
  • Ring Names
    • Toyonobori ( December 12, 1954 - February 20, 1973)
    • Mr. Zero ( January 28, 1968 - January 28, 1968)
    • Michiharu Toyonobori ( June 1, 1947 - September 30, 1954)
  • Born March 21, 1931
  • Died July 1, 1998 (aged 67)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Kanada, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Kanada, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Height 5 ft 9 in (174 cm)
  • Weight
    • 251 lbs (114 kg) ( December 12, 1954 - February 20, 1973)
    • 231 lbs (105 kg) ( June 1, 1947 - September 30, 1954)
  • Notes He was a sumo wrestler from June 1947 to September 1954.

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( January 13, 1972 - February 20, 1973)
    • Wrestler ( December 12, 1954 - December 6, 1969)
    • Promoter ( October 12, 1966 - April 6, 1967)
    • Coach ( January 1, 1960 - December 31, 1966)
    • President ( January 10, 1964 - January 5, 1966)
  • Companies / Promotions
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW January 13, 1972 February 20, 1973
    Promotion JWA December 12, 1954 March 21, 1966
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA September 16, 1959 February 3, 1960
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA February 17, 1957 September 24, 1958
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face January 10, 1964 February 20, 1973
    Tweener December 12, 1954 January 9, 1964
  • Images
    Jan 1964
    Jan 1964
    Jan 1960
    Jan 1960
    Dec 1954
    Dec 1954
    Jun 1947
    Jun 1947

  • Finishers
    • Bearhug ( December 12, 1954 - February 20, 1973)
    • Boston Crab ( December 12, 1954 - February 20, 1973)
    • Argentine Backbreaker ( December 12, 1954 - February 20, 1973)
    • Canadian Backbreaker ( December 12, 1954 - February 20, 1973)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Titles Won

    Japanese Wrestling Association

    • 7 All Asia Tag Team Championship (4 with Rikidozan, 1 with Michiaki Yoshimura, 2 with Giant Baba)
    • 1 JWA World Tag Team Championship (with Rikidozan)

    International Wrestling Enterprise

    • 1 TWWA World Tag Team Championship (with Koji Sugiyama)
    • 1 IWA World Tag Team Championship (with Shozo Kobayashi)

    Worldwide Wrestling Associates

    • 1 WWA World Heavyweight Championship (disputed by the WWA, recognized by the JWA)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • JWA World Big League Winner (1964, 1965)
    • Tokyo Sports Achievement Award (1998)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • Rikidozan and Toyonobori - Rikidōzan ( May 22, 1959 - December 15, 1963)

Toyonobori Game Appearances

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