<![CDATA[UNIVERSE OF WRESTLING - LITTLE TOKYO]]>Mon, 29 May 2017 16:26:43 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[little tokyo]]>Tue, 12 Nov 2013 05:12:50 GMThttp://universeofwrestling.org/little-tokyo/little-tokyoBORN SHIGERI AKABANE IN TOKYO JAPAN ON JULY 5, 1941 WAS BEST KNOWN AS A JAPANESE MIDGET WRESTLER WHO COMPETED IN THE NORTH AMERICAN PROMOTIONS IN THE 1970'S AND 1980'S INCLUDING HERB ADAMS UNIVERSAL WRESTLING FEDERATION IN CALIFORNIA, WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT AND AMERICAN WRESTLING ASSOCIATION WHICH WAS IN THE WWE AT WRESTLEMANIA III WHERE LITTLE TOKYO MADE HIMSELF LEGENDARY AS HE TEAMED UP WITH FELLOW VETERAN MIDGET WRESTLER FROM ENGLAND IN THE FORM OF LORD LITTLE BROOK AND WWE LEGEND KING KONG BUNDY AS THEY TEAMED UP TO FACE HILLBILLY JIM, THE LATE LITTLE BEAVER AND THE HAITI KID LOSING THE MATCH VIA DISQUALIFICATION IN 1987


HE WOULD LATER WRESTLE FOR FRITZ VON ERICH'S WORLD CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING IN DALLAS TEXAS AS WELL AS INDY PROMOTION WINDY CITY WRESTLING IN THE 1990'S 


 AT THE AGE OF 69 YEARS OLD SHIGERI WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BASE TONGUE CANCER DOCTORS SAID IT WAS CURABLE AS HE WAS AROUND HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO GATHERED AROUND HIM FOR SUPPORT WHILE HE LIVED IN ST JOSEPH MISSOURI


SADLY HE SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK ON SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 AT THE AGE OF 71


CHAMPIONSHIPS
3 TIME N.W.A WORLD'S MIDGET CHAMPION
DEFEATED LITTLE BEAVER ON AUGUST OF 1974
LOST TITLE TO COWBOY LANG IN CALGARY ALBERTA CANADA ON APRIL 25, 1980


DEFEATED COWBOY LANG IN DECEMBER OF 1981
LOST THE TITLE TO TINY TOM IN DALLAS TEXAS ON DECEMBER 25, 1981


DEFEATED COWBOY LANG IN VANCOUVER B.C ON MAY 30 1983
VACATED THE TITLE AS HE LEFT THE NWA PROMOTION


2 TIME WCPW MIDGET CHAMPION 
DEF COWBOY CATTRELL IN ST JOSEPH MISSOURI ON JANUARY 1 1988 (FIRST CHAMPION IN PROMOTION)


DROP TITLE TO CHRIS CRUZ IN MT VERNON ILLINOIS ON OCTOBER 24 1992


DEFEATED THE KARATE KID IN ST JOSEPH MISSOURI ON FEBUARY 10, 1996
DROP TITLE TO BOBBY DEAN IN SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS ON AUGUST 17, 1996

UWF MIDGET WORLD CHAMPION
DEFEATED THE KARATED KID IN LAS VEGAS NEVADA AND SEPTEMBER 23, 1994 (FIRST AND ONLY CHAMPION

PROMOTION CLOSED



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