Tagged: Toru Tanaka

Mr. Fuji, perennial tag champ and star of ‘Fuji Vice,’ dies at 82

Many of us growing up in the Boston area during the 1970s and ’80s will best remember Mr. Fuji as a tag team champion wrestler who held the WWWF and WWF Tag Team Title five times with Professor Toru Tanaka and Mr. Saito.

For me, however, Fuji will stay forever in my mind for his slapstick comedy in skits with Magnificent Muraco, such as “Fuji Vice,” a parody of a hot TV show at the time called Miami Vice. If you’ve never seen “Fuji Vice,” then you must watch it right now below as an homage. I just did.

 

Fuji, whose real name was Harry Fujiwara, died on August 28 at the age of 82.

He had lengthy runs in the WWF as an active wrestler and then became the manager of stars such as Continue reading

Why was Orton at the Kowloon anyway?

The recent alleged charades of Randy Orton at the Kowloon restaurant in Saugus, MA, may have fans outside of the Boston area wondering why that eatery is mentioned in the Wrestling Observer and Chapter 1 of Mick Foley’s book, Foley is Good.

The Kowloon is a 1,000-seat establishment that serves greasy Chinese food and is open late by Massachusetts standards, so wrestlers Continue reading