Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!===All Japan Pro-Wrestling (1997–2006)=== After a brief hiatus, he made his return to pro wrestling in [[All Japan Pro Wrestling]] in January 1997. In All Japan, Hase did not contend for any top titles despite his name recognition, as he made politics his full-time job. In 2000, he founded the multi-promotional [[BATT|Bad Ass Translate Trading]] stable with Mutoh, [[Taiyō Kea]] and [[Jinsei Shinzaki]]; Hase and Mutoh reformed their team to battle [[Jun Akiyama]] and [[Yuji Nagata]] on October 8, the rising stars of their respective promotions (NOAH and NJPW), and were defeated in a ceremonial passing of the torch match that highlighted the advancement of professional wrestling in Japan. When Mutoh (along with [[Satoshi Kojima]] and [[Kendo Kashin|Kendo Ka Shin]]) jumped to All Japan the following year, Hase was seen as having influenced them (if not Mutoh at least) in their decision. [[Antonio Inoki]], who had once preceded Hase to the Japanese Diet, blasted Hase and suggested that he resign his position in the Diet, but nothing came out of this. Hase's final match occurred on August 27, 2006. He tagged with Katsuhiko Nakajima & [[Satoshi Kojima]] to face [[TARU]], Kohei Suwama, & "brother" YASSHI of the [[Voodoo Murderers]]. He pinned YASSHI with a Northern Light Suplex for the victory, ending his in-ring career after 20 years. A week later, he was elected into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Puroresu System Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://puroresusystem.fandom.com/wiki/Hiroshi_Hase"