Mitsuo Momota

Birthdate: September 21st, 1948
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 203 lbs.
Debut:  November 17th, 1970
Background: Son of Rikidozan
Promotion History: JWA (1970 to 1972), All Japan (1972 to 2000) and NOAH (2000 to present)
Alliances: None
Ring Attire:  White or gray trunks
Card Position:  Opener
Major Tournaments Won: None
Championship History: All Japan World Jr. Heavyweight Championship
Current Title Held:  None

Biggest Matches:
- February 25th, 1989 vs. Mighty Inoue (title challenge)
- April 20th, 1989 vs. Shinichi Nakano (title win)
- December 11th, 2003 with Kikuchi vs. KENTA and Marufuji (title challenge)
- February 15th, 2004 vs. Jushin Thunder Liger (title challenge)
- July 16th, 2006 vs. SUWA

- A Backdrop Suplex by Momota to SUWA
- And also one to KENTA

Signature Moves:
- Backdrop Suplex

2005 Recap:
For most of 2005, Momota opened the NOAH shows with comedy matches. Frequently, he was wrestling fellow old-man wrestler Eigen either one on one or in tag team matches with young wrestlers. Since he mostly did comedy, he did not get any title shots during the year. Due to his long career, however, he is well respected and the NOAH crowd enjoys his antics.

2006 Recap:
Momota was having his typical year, but on May 19th he attacked KENTA after the show and declared that he would be in the Jr. Heavyweight Battle Royal on June 3rd. He did not win the Jr. Heavyweight Battle Royal, however, and afterwards he began feuding with SUWA. SUWA won in their singles match on July 16th via a lariat, and since then Momota has returned to wrestling mostly younger wrestlers in opening matches.

2007 Recap:
After his friend Eigen retired, Momota stayed towards the beginning of the card wrestling in tag matches against the latest class of graduates. Momota did not have any title challenges in 2007 and generally was not involved in any storylines as he enjoys the twilight of his career.

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