The Great Kabuki

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Real Name - Akihisa Mera
Birthdate - 9/8/48
6' 240 lbs. - Miyazaki, Japan

Aliases - Yoshino Sato, Akihisa Takachiho, Takachiho, Professor Takachiho, Mr. Sato, Akio Moto, Kabuski

Athletic background - n/a

Teachers - n/a

Professional background - JWA(`64-`69), Los Angeles(`70), Australia(`73), All Japan(`74-`77), Florida(`78), Amarillo(`79), Central States(`80), WCCW(`81-`85), Mid-South(`81), Georgia(`81), Mid-Atlantic(`83), All Japan(`85-`90), CWA(`86), SWS(`90-`92), WAR(`92), New Japan(`93-`94), IWA(`95), Tokyo Pro(`96), IWA(`97-`98)

Groups - H&H Enterprises

Peak Years - `81-`85

Career Highlights - n/a

Finisher(s) -
- Mist

Favorites -
- Superkick
- Nerve Hold
- Karate Chop
- Spinning Back Kick
- Chop

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 4
science - 4
aerial - 0
power - ?
strikes - 6

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 7
selling - 5
bumping - 5
carrying - 5
heat - 8
legacy - 6

Outlook - The Great Kabuki was someone who's mediocre ability was covered up very well by an unbelievably successful gimmick that made him one of the most internationally famous Japanese workers. In Japan, he never caught on due to his size and was eventually sent over the States for seasoning and that's what surprisingly made his career. After years of being an undercarder who got knocked around, Akihisa Takachiho was given the gimmick by Gary Hart and it made him. After months of TV build and the World Class promotion struggling, the Great Kabuki had a lot on his shoulders and he did what he had to do. The business picked up and he became a very successful star in the early 80s. He was in high demand for years and so much so that Gary Hart began sending out the Magic Dragon in his place under the guise. After Dragon's marriage, Kabuki gave him the gift of doing a tour of South Africa for a big contract, sadly Dragon and his new bride were killed when their plane crashed. Kabuki's success was limited back in Japan and the Great Muta basically took over his role as a younger star and superior worker, but the Kabuki's tremendous success in the early 80s was enough to put him in the record books.