Killer Khan


Real Name - Masashi Ozawa
Birthdate - 3/6/47
6'5" 270 lbs. - Niigata, Japan

Aliases - Masashi Ozawa

Athletic background - Sumo (Makuuchi)

Teachers - Seiji Sakaguchi

Professional background - JWA(`73), New Japan(`73-`??), Europe(`76), Mexico(`79), Florida, WWF(`82,`87), Japan Pro(`84-`87), All Japan(`84-`87)

Groups - Ishin Gundan, Calgary Hurricanes

Peak Years - 75-`84

Career Highlights - n/a

Finisher(s) -
- Flying Kneedrop
- Asian Spike

Favorites -
- Sidekick
- Bodyslam
- Kneedrop
- Mongolian Chop
- Chop

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 4
science - 0
aerial - 2
power - 8
strikes - 4

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 4
selling - 5
bumping - 5
carrying - 4
heat - 6
legacy - 6

Serious Injuries - Phelbitis

Place in History - Killer Khan established himself very well on both sides of the Pacific, despite never being an exceptional worker or anything. A legit sumo with good credentials who was lucky enough to follow his mentor Seiji Sakaguchi right into a solid spot in New Japan. Given a Mongolian gimmick, Khan became an undercard brawler and enjoyed several trips to various countries and is one of the few workers to hit Japan, US, Mexico and Europe. But it wasn't until a freak accident made his career that Khan began getting pushed strongly. During his feud with Andre the Giant in the WWF, the aging giant broke his ankle while getting out of bed. The break was credited to a match with Killer Khan and the international fame of Andre was rubbed onto him. He returned to Japan and enjoyed success as part of Riki Choshu's Ishin Gundan comprised of several successful amateurs. His attachment to the unit gave him a top spot in All Japan and established him as an uppercard guy despite his mediocre ability. Health problems forced Killer Khan to return somewhat young and he opened a restaurant. Though never a top guy persay, Killer Khan had some exceptional luck and has managed to become a noteworthy character in wrestling history.