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.