Mark Madden

Mark Madden

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He finished seventh in freestyle wrestling at the 1964 Olympics.

He was AWA world heavyweight champion.

He was WWE tag-team champion twice. (Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito were right in my early-'80s wrestling wheelhouse.)

He was IWGP (New Japan) tag-team champion twice.

He beat up a McDonald's in Waukesha, Wisc., and was sentenced to two years in prison.

He wrestled Antonio Inoki on a deserted island. The match lasted over two hours.

He invented the Saito suplex. High-angle impact.

In 1984, he was voted Best Technical Wrestler by readers of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

He's a legend in Japan and America.

Masa Saito was a legit bad-ass, and an extremely entertaining performer. He passed away Saturday. He was 76.

Masa Saito, RIP.

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