Little Tokyo aka Shigeri Akabane who was inspired to quit homeland and join Lord Littlebrook and his troupe after they visited Japan in the s. He dropped out of West Texas State College in to take up the fight game. He toured across America with fellow wrestlers and held several championship titles. He retired in and moved to Las Vegas where he became a blackjack dealer. He died aged 75 on June 24, in Amarillo, Texas.
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A midget professional wrestler is a dwarf or person of short stature who competes in professional wrestling. Midget is also a designation given to the year old age division in the U. Wrestling Association. Despite the acclaim of some midget wrestlers, midget wrestling is rarely taken as seriously as other forms of professional wrestling, and is thought to be a holdover from earlier wrestling's vaudeville origins, where comedy was as important as athletics, as well as from wrestling's carny origins, where a premium was placed on the visually unusual. Some folklore has surrounded midget wrestling's heyday in the s and s. Competitive midget wrestling declined sharply in the United States in the s, though it remains popular in Mexican wrestling.