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Masao Orihara (折原昌夫, Orihara Masao)[1] (born June 16, 1969) is a Japanese professional wrestler.

Masao Orihara
Born (1969-06-16) June 16, 1969 (age 50)
Oura, Gunma
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Masao Orihara
Sasuke the Great
Secret Sasuke
Dragon the Great
Billed height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Billed weight88 kg (194 lb)
Billed fromOura, Gunma
Trained byGiant Baba
Genichiro Tenryu
DebutFebruary 22, 1990

Orihara is known by his career in numerous Japanese promotions such as Michinoku Pro Wrestling, Wrestle Association R, Battlarts and Dramatic Dream Team.

Professional wrestling careerEdit

Orihara was trained in the All Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo under Genichiro Tenryu's tutelage. When Tenryu left for Super World of Sports, Orihara and others followed him to the new promotion. In 1992, Orihara was sent to Mexico, where he learnt the high-flying lucha libre style and wrestled for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre as Iga, a masked ninja character. Upon his return to SWS, now named Wrestle Association R, Masao showed his new style and competed in memorable cruiserweight bouts with Ultimo Dragon, with whom he formed a long friendship. After the WAR demise, Orihara landed in Michinoku Pro Wrestling, where he became Sasuke the Great, a The Great Sasuke copycat. Orihara formed a tag team with Takeshi Ono (who competed as Masked Tiger) and feuded with Sasuke and Tiger Mask. Alongside their work in Michinoku Pro, Orihara and Ono became a mainstay team on Battlarts. In 1999, Orihara competed in New Japan Pro Wrestling and Dramatic Dream Team.

Currently, Orihara is a part of Satoru Sayama's Real Japan Pro Wrestling and Tenryu Project.

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

  • CMLL Japan Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Nosawa
  • Guts World
  • GWC Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Masked Mystery
  • GWC 6-Man Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Dick Togo and Ryan Upin
  • APEX OF TRIANGLE Six–Man Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Takeshi Ono & KAW*KAW
  • Futaritabi Tag Team League (2003) - with Dick Togo
  • Mobius
  • APEX OF TRIANGLE Six–Man Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Dick Togo & Kintaro Kanemura (1) and Dick Togo & Tomohiko Hashimoto
  • PWI ranked him # 47 of the best 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2000
  • RJPW Legends Championship (1 time)
  • Wrestling Entertainment Wrestling
  • APEX OF TRIANGLE Six–Man Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Dick Togo & Kintaro Kanemura


  1. ^ "Profile at Puroresu Central". Puroresu Central. Retrieved 2012-03-07.