23 Jun 66-m to year of life in a hospital in Gunma during surgery from ischemic stroke died legendary wrestler Tetsuo Sekigawa, better known as «Mr. Pogo», reports the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
He has performed under the aliases «Mr. Pogo», «the Great Pogo,» «Pogo King», «Warrior Ninja», «Mr. Seki», «Seki the Great», «Judo Joe».
His name is linked to the popularization of the «death match» so-called hardcore wrestling (a more stringent form of professional wrestling). According to these rules, «Mr. Pogo» played in tournaments Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling, W*ING, and Big Japan Pro Wrestling.
Tetsuo Sekigawa was a champion of many organizations in the heavyweight division, including Big Japan Pro Wrestling, WWC, Central States Wrestling, Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling.
In 2003, the athlete participated in the parliamentary elections but was not elected.