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352. Duke Keomuka
Born in Los Angeles, Duke Keomuka was one of many American born wrestlers of Asian descent who played an evil Japanese foreigner. 

Keomuka wrestled in the “traditional” Japanese style of kicks and thrusts but did so in such a convincing way that he was one of the top heels in Texas for years.  Keomuka, the father of later WWF wrestler, Pat Tanaka, would later ply his trade in Florida in a successful tag team with Hiro Matsuda.

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  • Other Aliases: Hisao Tanaka (Real Name)
  • Billed From: Japan
  • Key Championships Held: NWA Hawaii
    NWA Texas Tag Team (14) 5w/Danny Savich, 1w/Ivan Kalmikoff, 2w/Mr. Moto, 1w/Don Evans, 1w/Tiny Mills, 1w/Kinji Shibuya, 1w/Tony Martin, 1w/Tokyo Joe & 1w/John Tolos
    NWA Brass Knuckles
    NWA Texas Heavyweight (6)
    NWA Mid Atlantic Southern Tag Team w/Mr. Moto (2)
    NWA Ohio Tag Team w/Sato Keomuka (2)
    NWA Florida Tag Team (4) w/Hiro Matsuda
  • Why they will get in: His overall resume is decent
  • Why they won't get in: None of which took place in New York.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments:
    1. Defeats Ray Gunkel for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title (4/10/93)
    2. Won the Texas Heavyweight Title again by beating Pepper Gomez (12/??/55)
    3. Again one the Texas Heavyweight Title by beating Torbellino Blanco (6/22/60)
    4. With Hiro Matsuda, won his first of four Florida Tag Team Titles (6/6/63)
    5. Defeated The Destroyer (1967)

Should Duke Keomuka be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 66.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 16.7%

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