Rikidōzan, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death



Zainichi Korean professional wrestler

Date of Birth: 14-Nov-1924

Place of Birth: South Hamgyong Province, North Korea

Date of Death: 15-Dec-1963

Profession: actor, rikishi, professional wrestler, catch trainer

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Rikidōzan

  • Mitsuhiro Momota (Japanese: ?? ??) (born Kim Sin-rak; Korean: ???; November 14, 1924 – December 15, 1963), better known as Rikidozan (???), was a Korean Japanese professional wrestler known as The Father of Puroresu and one of the most influential men in professional wrestling history.
  • Initially, he had moved from his native country Korea to Japan to become a sumo wrestler.
  • He was credited with bringing the sport of professional wrestling to Japan at a time when the Japanese needed a local hero to emulate and was lauded as a national hero.
  • He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017, becoming the first Korean inductee and the third puroresu star to be inducted after Antonio Inoki and Tatsumi Fujinami.
  • He was murdered by a member of the Yakuza in 1963.

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