Legendary WWE wrestler and manager Harry Fujiwara, known in the squared circle as Mr. Fuji, passed away on Sunday. He was 82.
Fujiwara was one of WWE”s great villains. During his 30-year career, he was a five-time World Tag Team Champion and later a manager to such well-known pro grapplers as George “The Animal” Steele, Demolition and “Magnificent” Don Muraco. Typically donning a tuxedo and bowler hat during his managerial days, he looked like another famous bad guy – Oddjob from the James Bond film Goldfinger.
Paul Levesque (a.k.a. “Triple H”) mourned Fujiwara on Twitter as he wrote, “An unforgettable character in front of the camera and an even better one behind it. Rest in Peace, Mr. Fuji.”
Fujiwara retired from the WWE in 1996 and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.
In a remembrance of Fujiwara, the WWE posted their introductory video for his HoF induction on Twitter. Check it out…
– WWE (@WWE) August 29, 2016