The Destroyer® in Japan
here for recent Japan photos!
|The Destroyer first gained popularity in Japan when he went there in 1963 as WWA (Worldwide Alliance) Champion and wrestled Rikidozan, the father of pro-wrestling in Japan. To this day, it was the highest TV rating in commercial television in Japan with 70 million people watching the match.|
The Destroyer was a star on the most watched comedy show in Japan's
|On Uwasa no Channel with Wada Akiko.||Tokyo Dome, Giant Baba's last match. Joe Higuchi, The Destroyer, Bruno Samartino, Gene Keniski, Lord James Blears, view the video of Giant Baba's last match in May 1999.||
Destroyer at Baba’s Memorial service.
|The Destroyer wrestling Stan Poloski, with Jerry Murdock refereeing.|
|The Destroyer wrestling Mil-Mascaras, with Jerry Murdock refereeing.||Yoshi Momoto, son of Rikidozan, announcing in the 1970's.||Buddy Austin and The Destroyer wrestling in Japan.||Destroyer Golf Open in Asahikawa, Japan. August 2003||Kita No Fuji and Destroyer Team may join each other in 2004!|
|Kita No Fugi - retired Sumo Grand Champion and Destroyer.||Destroyer with Golf Open Sponsor Seo-Son.||Destroyer with son of Mitsu Hirai, one of All Japan's Best.||Marty Kuehnert, Stanford University friend in Japan. He won!||Destroyer's Photo shoot in Japan!|
|Destroyer with a sample of his masks!||Cory Robinson at the All Japan Kids Tournament. Cory is a three time champion!||All Japan Kid's (ages 5-11 yrs) Tournament in Tokyo, Japan with 1100 wrestlers in 2003.||Cultural Exchange meet in Machida, Japan, July 2003.||Cultural Exchange participants at Kiguchi's school of wrestling's Dojo.|
|Noriaki Kiguchi, host of the Cultural Exchange program and former Olympic wrestler.||Cultural Exchange meet participants at a Tokyo Giant's game.||Mr. & Mrs. Eikuni, host family for the exchange program, provided home stays & BBQ's for the participants.||Figure Four Club President Koshu Tanimura with Destroyer.||Sponsors of the Figure Four Club.|
|Toshio Uehara interpreture at press conference introducing Figure Four Club. Toshio's company is "Trek" located in Medina, NY.||Introduction of Figure Fore Club in Japan. A non-profit organization to help bring Japanese and American kids back and forth for exchange competition.|