In fact, the work this wrestler and his compatriots did in the 1990s had a direct impact on the wrestling style of the early 2000s independent wrestling scene.
Like many wrestlers, Mitsuharu Misawa was a wrestling fan growing up and knew he wanted to become one when he was a child.
Amateur wrestling was only a means for him to break into pro wrestling, which was encouraged to him by then-AJPW star Jumbo Tsuruta.
Mitsuharu Misawa wrestled mainly undercard matches from his debut in 1981 to early 1984, before being sent on a foreign excursion to Mexico.
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