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Pacific Rim Podcast: The life and wrestling times of Mr. Saito


In 2018, the wrestling world lost legendary wrestler Masa Saito, better known to wrestling fans as Mr. Saito.

On a special edition of the Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling podcast on F4W, co-host Fumi Saito (no relation) and I remember the man he calls his godfather in the business.

Fumi talks about what Mr. Saito taught him, his career in San Francisco, Florida, the WWF and the AWA, the Midwest incident at McDonald's with Ken Patera, Saito's arrest, what it was like visiting Mr. Saito in prison, the AWA title win over Larry Zbyskzo, and the famous jungle match with Antonio Inoki.

As a matter of fact, Mr. Saito was so popular that he even had a drink named after him in bars in Minnesota, so listen to the show to learn the recipe!

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