What happened to the wrestler Kendo Nagasaki?

What happened to the wrestler Kendo Nagasaki?

PWInsider is reporting that the cause of death was a pacemaker failure, which led to a cardiac arrest. Sakurada was the second man to perform the Kendo Nagasaki gimmick, following British wrestler Peter Thornley. Sakurada worked a different style as the character, and competed in face paint instead of a mask.

Who was King Kendo?

Dale Preston
King Kendo (Dale Preston) During the mid-1990s, this version of King Kendo was frequently in the main event of All Star shows pitted in reenactments of successful feuds in which Thornley’s Kendo had been involved, such as against Giant Haystacks.

Who was the Dragon Master in WCW?

Kazuo Sakurada
Kazuo Sakurada

Kazuo Sakurada 桜田一男
Born September 26, 1948 Abashiri, Hokkaido, Japan
Died January 12, 2020 (aged 71) Chiba, Chiba, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Black Ninja Chan Chung The Dragon Master Kendo Nagasaki Mr. Sakurada Kazuo Sakurada Rambo Sakurada Dream Machine Great Kendo White Ninja

Is Les Kellett the wrestler still alive?

Deceased (1915–2002)
Les Kellett/Living or Deceased

What happened Jim breaks?

Retired wrestling star Jim Breaks has been released from prison and admitted to a psychiatric hospital after being deemed unfit to stand trial over the death of his ex-girlfriend. Breaks was remanded in prison after his arrest in June 2017.

Is the Hart Dungeon still open?

It may have been sold by the Hart family all the way back in 2003, but the famed “Dungeon” – which existed in the basement of their Calgary home – remains a legendary site in the minds of wrestling fans around the world to this day.

Was Bert Royal and Vic Faulkner related?

Vic Faulkner, who lived in Harwood, was European Middleweight Wrestling Champion between 1966 and 1973 and British Welterweight Wrestling Champion between 1973 and 1977. He and brother Bert also fought together as ‘The Royal Brothers’, a famous – and undefeated – wrestling tag team.

Where is Giant Haystacks buried?

Agecroft Cemetery & Crematorium, Pendlebury, United Kingdom
Giant Haystacks/Place of burial

Where is Jimmy breaks now?

He has now been taken to an unidentified psychiatric institution where he will remain for the foreseeable future. State prosecutors had been demanding a 15-year jail sentence ahead of his trial, accusing him of punching Ms Cowley and smashing a cup over her head during the fatal argument.

What was the Jim breaks special?

There was the much anticipated finishing move of the Jim Breaks Special, in which he would squeeze every moment of drama as he distorted his opponents wrist and elbow before lifting him into the air.

Did Bret Hart train the edge?

Besides being Canadian, Edge also shares a Dungeon education with the Hitman. In fact, it’s Bret Hart who helped informally train Edge. The future world champion and Hall Of Famer sat under the learning tree of the Hitman for some of 1997 while Bret was rehabbing a knee injury.

Who is kenkendo Nagasaki?

Kendo Nagasaki is a professional wrestling stage name, used as a gimmick of that of a Japanese Samurai warrior with a mysterious past and even supernatural powers of hypnosis.

Was Kendo Nagasaki The Undertaker of British wrestling?

If Big Daddy was the Hulk Hogan of British Wrestling and Giant Haystack was the Andre the Giant of British Wrestling then Kendo Nagasaki was the Undertaker of British Wrestling.

Who are the two versions of Kendo Nagasaki?

For the individual wrestlers who portrayed the two chief versions of the character, see Peter Thornley and Kazuo Sakurada. Kendo Nagasaki is a professional wrestling stage name, used as a gimmick of that of a Japanese Samurai warrior with a mysterious past and even supernatural powers of hypnosis.

Is King Kendo based on Kendo Nagasaki?

Also in the late 1970s, wrestler Bill Clarke appeared on shows by UK independent promoter Sandor Kovaks as a version of Kendo Nagasaki modelled directly on Thornley’s character. Following considerable legal action by Thornley, Clarke was later renamed as King Kendo but retained the Kendo helmet, sword, cape and striped mask.