17. Genichiro Tenyru

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17. Genichiro Tenyru

His WWE exposure was limited to a tag team match at Wrestlemania VII and a pair of Royal Rumble appearances but in Japan, there are few held in higher regard than Genichiro Tenyru.  Through cross promotions with the WWE, he had chances to face many of their stars in Japan with his formation of the SWS promotion.  Tenyru would later form another promotion (WAR) but on either chronological side of his own promotions, he was a huge star and multi time champion for All Japan.  Generally, Japanese stars should struggle to get into the Hall but few have the resume and WWE tie in that Tenyru has had.

 

Should Genichiro Tenyru be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 99.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0.2%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0.1%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: Hustle General
  • Billed From: Japan
  • Key Championships Held: NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team w/Mr. Fuji
    NWA United National Heavyweight (2)
    NWA Pacific International Tag Team (2) w/Jumbo Tsuruta
    PWF World Tag Team w/Ashura Hara
    PWF World Heavyweight
    All Japan Unified World Tag Team (5) 3w/Stan Hansen, 1w/Ashura Hara, 1w/Yoji Anjoh
    NWA World Six Man w/The Road Warriors
    All Japan Triple Crown World Heavyweight 
    IWGP World Tag Team
    IWGP World Heavyweight
    World’s Strongest Tag League Winner (3) 2w/Jumbo Tsuruta (1984 & 1986)
    1w/Stan Hansen (1989)
    Champions Carnival (2001)
  • Why they will get in: He might make sense to the WWE as a the next Japanese Hall of Fame entry.
  • Why they won't get in: Who says there has to be a more entries from Japan?
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Gets a major rub winning the All Japan Strongest Tag Team League with Jumbo Tsuruta (1984) 
    2.  Beats Tsuruta to become the first ever All Japan Triple Crown World Heavyweight Champion (6/5/89)
    3.  Forms his own promotion, SWS, and would later try again with the WAR promotion (1990 & 1992)
    4.  Wins the IWGP World Heavyweight Title over Keiji Mutoh (12/10/99)
    5.  Wins the All Japan Champion’s Carnival (2001)

Should Genichiro Tenyru be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 99.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0.2%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0.1%

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+2 #2 Erik 2017-03-29 11:58
Genichiro Tenryu is definitely deserving of a future induction into the WWE Hall of Fame. Not only that, he actually has some memorable moments in WWE by wrestling in a tag-team match versus Demolition at WrestleMania VII and for also competing at the Royal Rumble in 1993 and 1994. I'm certain that he will be getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at some point in the future, it's just a matter of time when that actually occurs. One last thing, his last name is spelled Tenryu, not Tenyru.
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0 #1 NJRob68 -0001-11-30 00:00
His given name is Alfred Frederick, not Paul Frederick.
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