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14 Facts About Kazuo Sakurada
Kazuo Sakurada was best known for his work in Stampede Wrestling, National Wrestling Alliance, and World Championship Wrestling.
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Kazuo Sakurada was born on September 26,1948, in Abashiri, Hokkaido.
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Kazuo Sakurada made his sumo debut in January 1964 under his last name.
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Kazuo Sakurada debuted on June 21,1971, in the old Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance against Kim Duk.
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On March 8,1973, he became involved in a shoot when his mid-card match against rookie Tsutomu Oshiro went horribly wrong and Kazuo Sakurada began beating Oshiro severely, knocking him out of the ring.
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Now as Mr Kazuo Sakurada, he found his earliest success in Stampede Wrestling.
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Kazuo Sakurada then became highly regarded in Stampede's tag team division, defeating Keith and Bret Hart in early 1979 to win his first Stampede International Tag Team Championship with Mr Hito.
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Kazuo Sakurada first joined Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling, but later joined Super World of Sports.
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At the time, Kazuo Sakurada had the reputation by pro wrestling insiders as being one of the toughest wrestlers in a street fight, as well as a shooter.
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