Wrestling legend Mr. Fuji dies at 82 - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Wrestling legend Mr. Fuji dies at 82

(Source: WWE/Twitter) (Source: WWE/Twitter)
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Harry Fujiwara, better known to wrestling fans as Mr. Fuji, died at the age of 82.

Mr. Fuji spent more than 30 years in wrestling, becoming tag team champion five times. His career spanned from the 1960s all the way into the 90s.

He was perhaps best known, however, as a manager. He stood beside Yokozuna during his Royal Rumble victory and two WWF World Championship reigns, including a win over Bret Hart at WrestleMania IX. Yokozuna (real name Rodney Anoa'i) died in 2000 a age 34.

Mr. Fuji was also known for his antics, such as throwing salt in his opponents' faces.

He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007. He managed other WWE legends such as George "The Animal Steele", Bob Orton, Owen Hart, Demolition, and Davey Boy Smith--to name a few--over his lengthy career.

Fujiwara lived in Tennessee in the later parts of his life, after his retirement.

WWE announced the news Sunday afternoon:

Several wrestling legends offered their condolences on Twitter.

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