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Rare meets, fan on twitter

Post by Jason1980s » March 14th, 2019, 7:16 pm

This guy has an ultimate collection of kayfabe era greats with some extremely rare ones like Orginial Sheik (Feb post) and El Gigante (Dec post), Dory Funk, Dusty and Dustin Rhodes, Sheik, RVD and Bill Alfonso, Dynamite Kid, Killer Kahn, Freddie Blassie, Gordon Solie, Well Dunn, Dick Murdoch, Fritz Von Erich, Masa Saito, Referee Mark Curtis, Wahoo McDaniel and lots of common guys but in personal settings.
I couldn't find the pre-internet thread with similar posts but here's his link:

https://twitter.com/masanorihorie?lang=en
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Re: Rare meets, fan on twitter

Post by AJLe » March 14th, 2019, 7:27 pm

Masa is a LEGENDARY fan in Japan - he's met (literally) just about every star wrestler who's ever worked in Japan.

During my first trip to Japan in 2008 with the George Mayfield tour group, Masa hung out with our group and helped George arrange some of our meets. Really nice guy.

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Re: Rare meets, fan on twitter

Post by Jason1980s » March 14th, 2019, 7:34 pm

AJLe wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Masa is a LEGENDARY fan in Japan - he's met (literally) just about every star wrestler who's ever worked in Japan.

During my first trip to Japan in 2008 with the George Mayfield tour group, Masa hung out with our group and helped George arrange some of our meets. Really nice guy.
That is really cool. Seeing him so happy in the photos makes me happy and I'm sure he's not fighting or arguing with any other fans to get a good shot and they are all great photos.
There's also Eddie Guerrero, Stu Hart with Ross and Bruce, Giant Baba and lots with Chris Jericho and Abdullah the Butcher, Terry Funk and Mick Foley.
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Re: Rare meets, fan on twitter

Post by AJLe » March 14th, 2019, 7:40 pm

I don't know him personally, but from talking to him, he really came off not as a collector or "meeter" but legitimately just a huge, huge fan of professional wrestling. I think he looks so happy in all his pics because he likely doesn't care about crossing names off a list or finishing projects, he just genuinely likes being around the wrestlers he's enjoyed watching all these years.

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Re: Rare meets, fan on twitter

Post by class316 » March 15th, 2019, 6:10 am

Wow impressive stuff
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Re: Rare meets, fan on twitter

Post by ICW » March 15th, 2019, 8:21 am

Masa is the man. Pretty cool that you got to chat with him, AJLe. Any cool stories?
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Re: Rare meets, fan on twitter

Post by AJLe » March 15th, 2019, 9:31 am

No cool stories involving Masa come to mind. These days, wrestling fans who present themselves as "superfans" tend to be attention whores who want to be part of the show, and often think they're more important than they actually are, but Masa just hung out and talked like any other member of our group. He was just like an encyclopedia of wrestling knowledge though - if you were sitting with him at one of the shows, he could tell you where this wrestler worked in the past, what other gimmicks he used, how many Japanese tours he did, etc. Just a good guy to be around. If I had known more about him in 2008 going into that trip, I probably would have picked his mind more, since I'm sure he has an endless amount of awesome stories to tell.


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