According to Weekly Pro Wrestling, former WWE Tag Team Champion Masa Saito has passed away at the age of 76. Saito had been suffering from Parkinson’s Disease since 2000.
【訃報】マサ斎藤さん逝去 https://t.co/0l4mHODu0n #週プロモバイル
— 週刊プロレス (@shupromobile) July 16, 2018
Rest in Peace the legendary Japanese wrestler Masa Saito #goforbroke pic.twitter.com/wxyI1GD82Y
— Shinsuke Nakamura (@ShinsukeN) July 16, 2018
Do yourself a favor and watch a few Masa Saito matches today. Man… he was awesome. Go For Broke. RIP. pic.twitter.com/pDHB5L78cN
— KASSIUS (KASH-US) (@KassiusOhno) July 16, 2018
Masa Saito got his start in the JWA and was part of the pioneering IWE. His work in America as a liaison and trainer forged a path for so many American stars in japan, including Hulk Hogan.
— chris charlton (@reasonjp) July 16, 2018
RIP Masa Saito.
One of the first wrestling matches I ever saw was Fuji/Saito vs The Strongbows…and from that day, I knew I wanted to be a tag team wrestler.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Ganbatte Kudasai 💪 pic.twitter.com/nqbW6UI5Vy
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