Mr. Fuji

WWE Hall of Famer, Mr. Fuji, recently passed away. He was 82 years old.

The cause of death had not been disclosed at press time.

The wrestler/manager (born Harry Fujiwara) was a native of Honolulu, HI., but played up his Japanese heritage for his Mr. Fuji character while competing in the WWWF and as a manager for WWF, both the predecessors of WWE, during the 1980s.

He is best remembered for sporting a black suit and bowtie, as well as a black derby hat, which was completed with a mustache and trimmed beard.

During his wrestling career, he won five tag team championships as a WWF performer, before retiring in 1985. During his wrestling days, he was known for throwing salt in opponent’s eyes, which he would keep in small bag hidden under his tights during matches.

After retiring, Mr. Fuji managed other wrestling superstars including George “The Animal” Steele, Kamala, Killer Khan, Demolition, The Powers of Pain, Yokozuna and “Magnificent” Don Muraco.

He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on Mar. 31, 2007.