When one looks at the career of Toshiaki Kawada, there’s a second name that comes up right away: Mitsuharu Misawa.
These two were more joined at the hip as wrestlers than any other duo in puroresu history. And that’s because they share such a lengthy and convoluted history together.
Kawada and Misawa went to the same high school, and both did amateur wrestling as seniors. Misawa was a year older and played a key role in Kawada’s future.