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WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji Passes at Age 82

In a post on this afternoon, it was announced that WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji (real name Harry Fujiwara) passed this morning at the age of 82.  No cause of death was announced.

Fujiwara spent over 30 years in professional wrestling, both in the ring and as a manager.  He was a successful tag team wrestler at one time, with five world tag team championships to his name.  Once he retired from in-ring competition, he became a manager to a number of WWE superstars.  He worked with Demolition, The Powers of Pain, Yokozuna, and Don Muraco among others.

His run with Muraco was particularly notable because of how they spoofed various Hollywood television shows with various skits.  We got to see Fuji Vice, Fuji Chan, and Fuji Bandito among others.

Our condolences to the Fujiwara family and friends and all of the fans of Mr. Fuji.

About Bill Wentz (1543 Articles)'s Senior Columnist, writing with the site since 2009 and a lifelong wrestling fan dating all the way back to the early Wrestlemania years. As a strongly opinionated fan, you can get my thoughts regularly on Ring Rap Audio and Around the Ring on Thursdays, as well as in "Wentz's Blog" in print. Look for my live show reports as well for MMA, WWE, ROH, and more. Outside of wrestling, I have a strong obsession with trucks, winning awards statewide with a truck dubbed the "Brahma Bull Edition." Interact with me on Twitter @Bill_SoonerFan or by email at

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