List of famous male sumo wrestlers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male sumo wrestlers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being sumo wrestlers. There are thousand of males working as sumo wrestlers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic sumo wrestlers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a sumo wrestler then the people below should give you inspiration.
List people include Tamarikidō Hideki, Kiyoshi Myobudani and many additional people as well. Featuring the biggest names in sumo wrestling and more, this list has it all.While this isn't a list of all male sumo wrestlers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male sumo wrestlers?" and "Who are the best male sumo wrestlers?"
John Anthony Tenta Jr. was a Canadian professional wrestler and sumōtori best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation as Earthquake. After a promising start to his sumo career, using the name Kototenzan, Tenta switched to professional wrestling and became a high-profile star for the ...more
Age: Died at 43 (1963-2006)
Birthplace: Surrey, Canada
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Genichiro Tenryu, real name Genichiro Shimada, is a Japanese professional wrestler. At age 13, he entered sumo wrestling and stayed there for 13 years, after which he turned to Western-style professional wrestling. "Tenryu" was his shikona. ...more
Birthplace: Katsuyama, Japansee more on Genichiro Tenryu
Mitsuhiro Momota, better known as Rikidōzan, was a Korean-Japanese professional wrestler, known as the "Father of Puroresu" and one of the most influential men in wrestling history. Initially, he had moved from his native country Korea to mainland Japan to become a sumo wrestler. He was credited ...more
Age: Died at 39 (1924-1963)
Birthplace: Hongwon Countysee more on Rikidōzan
Akebono Tarō is an American-born professional wrestler and former sumo wrestler from Waimānalo, Hawaii. Joining the professional sport in Japan in 1988, he was trained by pioneering Hawaiian sumo wrestler Takamiyama and rose swiftly up the rankings, reaching the top division in 1990. After two ...more
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