Who are the best Japanese wrestlers of all time?

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  1. Joliet Jake Kung Fu fightin, those cats were fast as lightnin

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    Wrestling in N.A. is not a requirement. Who are the G.o.a.T.s?
     
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    Jimmy Wang Yang. Although I think he may be Korean so nvm


    Jushin Liger is my serious pick.
     
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    Jushin Liger than Ultimo Dragon for me
     
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    Okada is the goat
     
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    I like Kobashi best. Plenty of guys up there like Misawa, Muta, Tanahashi, Yano, Kawada, Okada, Liger and so on. I don't really care for the most of the big Japanese names before the 90s (Choshu or even Inoki before that) but I like Tsuruta.
     
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  8. KingHollywood Brooke Shields ain't got nothin'

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    I honestly never explored Japan as much as I should. I know the big names but as for someone I've seen a lot, I'm a big fan of KENTA.
     
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    Its Taka Michinoku. The man wn the first lightheavyweight wwf belt so youd best put respect on his name.

    Oh yeah Okada is cool too.
     
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    Much like @HandsomeHollywood I haven't explored Japanese wrestling enough. A few guys I like though:

    Kota Ibushi: Seems the perfect Japanese face. Just has that look and is fantastic in the ring.
    Tajiri: Loved him back in the day.
    Muta: Loved him back in the WCW days.
     
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    Jushin Liger for me. Great Muta gets a HM as well.
     
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    Some guy named Daniel Bryan once said he felt Yuji Nagata was the best wrestler in the world.

    Minoru Suzuki. Has had at least half a dozen matches this year at 52 years old that blow away any in WWE and as good as just about anything from AEW.
     
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    Did you know it's arguable that the greatest worker of all time is in fact a women's wrestler? Manami Toyota.

    Here is her in a match that won WON Match of the Year in 1995:
     
  14. CHGoalie27 Don't blame the goalie!

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    How to appeal to the cretinous mob of recalcitrant reprobates?

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  16. CHGoalie27 Don't blame the goalie!

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    They're the truth. And they were great in ring too, not just the blood and gore stuff.
     
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    Hokuto
    Misawa
    Kawada
    Kobashi
     
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    ANTONIO INOKI and RIKIDOZAN.
     
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    Number 1!
     
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    Tazawa. At the end of his career, he'll have held more total championships than all the others combined. :sarcasm:
     

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