WWE Hall Of Famer Mr. Fuji Dies At 82
Harry “Mr. Fuji” Fujiwara, a WWE Hall of Famer who had been both an entertainer and a manager, has died. He was 82.
Mr. Fuji Dies
Mr. Fuji died on Sunday morning, according to the WWE. As of yet, a cause of death has not been revealed.
“WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Harry Fujiwara, known to WWE fans as Mr. Fuji, passed away this morning at the age of 82,” WWE said in a statement posted on its website. “His career will be remembered by different generations for different reasons but Mr. Fuji, whether as a Superstar or manager, is one of the most entertaining performers in the history of WWE.”
Mr. Fuji kicked off his wrestling career in 1965. During his rise to fame, he adopted a costume of a black tuxedo and matching bowler hat. His signature move was retreiving a bag of salt from his tights and throwing it into his opponents’ faces in an effort to blind them.
When Mr. Fuji took his leave of the ring, he stayed on with the WWE as a manger. Among the talent he managed were “Magnificent” Don Muraco, Killer Khan, Demolition, Kamala, George “The Animal” Steele and Powers of Pain.
In 1997, Mr. Fuji left the WWE to run training dojos. Ten years later, in 2007, Mr. Fuji was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.