Wally Yamaguchi Responsible for Bringing Kai en Tai to WWE Dies at 60

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Yusuke “Wally” Yamaguchi, the former WWF manager of Kai En Tai, died. He was 60 years old. A cause of death was not given, but he suffered a stroke in 2017. Yamaguchi also was bedridden due to heart issues.

Jimmy Suzuki, the President of Tokyo Championship Wrestling, broke the news by social media on March 9, 2019. He said that his best friend Wally Yamaguchi died. Suzuki was going to dedicate his March 13 show as TCW Wally Yamaguchi Memorial Show.

In the 80s and 90s Yamaguchi was considered in Japanese wrestling to be one of the most influential people in the business. At a time when wrestling magazines were of great importance, he was one of the main people at “Gong Magazine.” In Japan, wrestling magazines had an unusually large audience. He was also one of the founders of FMW.

Yamaguchi worked for the WWF as a Japanese liaison. He was responsible for bringing the Kai En Tai group to the WWF from 1998 through 2001. Kai En Tai was regularly seen in Michinoku Pro Wrestling.

Yamaguchi will be forever remembered for “choppy choppy pee pee.” In the storyline, he was going to chop off Val Venis genitals who was sleeping with Yamaguchi’s storyline wife.

Written by Barbara Sobel

Sources:

Ringside News: FORMER WWE MANAGER WALLY YAMAGUCHI DIES
Wrestling Observer: WALLY YAMAGUCHI PASSES AWAY AT 60 YEARS OLD
Wrestling News: Wally, manager of Kaientai in WWE, has passed away

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