Legendary Japanese Puroresu (professional wrestling) star in Japan who died in the ring in 2009 after taking a backdrop suplex in a tag team match. He died of a cracked spine. Misawa has the destinction of having more official five star matches from The Wrestling Observer than any wrestler in history (over 20). Misawa also was the second incarnation of the legendary Tiger Mask. He took the gimmick from Satoru Sayama. He was one of the founfers of Pro Wrestling NOAH, one of the big three wrestling promotions in Japan today.
Joe: Hey Scott, you going to watch Chavo Guerrero vs. Goldust tonight
Scott: No, I'm watching the classic five star match between Mitsuharu Misawa and Toshiaki Kawada from the AJPW Carnival of Champions 1994