Mitsuharu Misawa 

the emperor

of KING'S ROAD

He’s a man so revered and admired that CM Punk got a tattoo of the man’s wrestling boots. This is Mitsuharu Misawa.

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Trailblazer

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.

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Early Years

Like many wrestlers, Mitsuharu Misawa was a wrestling fan growing up  and knew he wanted to become one when he was a child. 

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Amateur wrestling was only a means for him to break into pro  wrestling, which was encouraged to him by then-AJPW star Jumbo Tsuruta.  

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Fierce

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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