Samson Kutsuwada
Samson Kutsuwada
Birth name Tomotsugu Kutsuwada
Born May 1, 1947
Ebetsu, Hokkaido, Japan
Died October 12, 2004(2004-10-12) (aged 57)
Cause of death Leukemia
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) The Great Tojo
Hiro Tojo
Samson Kutsuwada
Tiger Mask (South Korea)
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 121 kg (266 lbs.)
Trained By Karl Gotch
Debut August 1967
Retired 1977

  Tomotsugu Kutsuwada (轡田 友継, Kutsuwada Tomotsugu, May 1, 1947 – October 12, 2004) was a Japanese professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Samson Kutsuwada (サムソン・クツワダ, Samuson Kutsuwada).

He joined Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance in August 1967. He trained under Karl Gotch, and debuted in 1971. After becoming one of the original All Japan Pro Wrestling wrestlers, he won the All Asia Tag Team Championship with Akihisa Mera in October 1976. He retired in 1977.

All Japan Pro Wrestling held a ceremony in his honor during an event on 16 October 2004 in Iida, Nagano.

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