Fukuda in December 2010
June 27, 1982 |
Koto, Tokyo, Japan
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Bear Fukuda
HUSTLE Kamen Yellow
Monster Kamen Yellow
|Billed height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Billed weight||110 kg (240 lb)|
|Billed from||HUSTLE Nebula (as HUSTLE Kamen Yellow)|
|Trained by||Último Dragón
Jorge "Skayde" Rivera
|Debut||February 22, 2003|
Professional wrestling career
A Último Dragón Gym graduate, Fukuda started his career in Mexico under his real name, being the only heavyweight in his school class term. Shortly after his debut, Fukuda turned heel and joined forces with Takeshi Minamino and Pineapple Hanai to form the Los Salseros Japoneses stable, changing his name to Mango Fukuda and his attire to a salsa music outfit. The trio moved to Toryumon X and gained a major success by feuding with Sailor Boys (Taiji Ishimori, Kei Sato and Shu Sato).
After the Toryumon X closing, his unit was transferred to Michinoku Pro Wrestling, where Mango and Pineapple won the Futaritabi Tag Team League 2004 after beating Kazuya Yuasa & Kesen Numajiro. The trio became the main heel stable in the promotion, and they captured the UWA World Trios Championship defeating Solar, Ultraman and Ultraman, Jr. in a Toryumon Mexico show. Their reign lasted until May 2006, when they lost the titles to STONED (Maguro Ooma, Kei Sato and Shu Sato) after a misaimed attack from Minamino. Thereafter, the stable was dissolved when Hanai turned on Minamino, and Fukuda left the promotion.
Fukuda worked in HUSTLE from 2004 to 2006 as HUSTLE Kamen Yellow, with a comedic face role. He was a part of HUSTLE Kamen Rangers along HUSTLE Kamen Red and HUSTLE Kamen Blue, and helped the team in their feud against the Monster Army. Yellow stood among his partners for his large size, and was known for his surprising agility. In 2006, he was brainwashed by the Monster Army and turned on his former fellows, becoming Monster Kamen Yellow, but he was brought back to the HUSTLE Army in HUSTLEMANIA 2006. Kamen Rangers disappeared from HUSTLE after the show.
In 2006, while working in Michinoku Pro, Mango had to petition to appear on the first El Dorado Wrestling show. After his departure from Michinoku Pro, he became full-time in El Dorado, changing his ring name to Bear Fukuda and adopting a street fighter gimmick. He become the man of choice when a big name outside wrestler came to El Dorado, wrestling Shinjiro Otani and Akira Taue, among others. In 2007, Fukuda joined Toru Owashi and his stable Animal Planets.
When El Dorado folded, Fukuda and others founded Secret Base.
All Japan Pro Wrestling
On April 23, 2014, during All Japan Pro Wrestling Champion Carnival tour Fukuda made his return to AJPW where he had appeared in 2006 and 2007. He joined the Dark Kingdom group along with Keni'chiro Arai, Mitsuya Nagai, Takeshi Minamino and Kengo Mashimo. The group's leader Kenso announced that this was the "true beginning" of DK.
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
Championships and accomplishments
- Futaritabi Tag Team League (2004) – with Pineapple Hanai
- Captain of the Secret Base (1 time)
- STYLE-E Pro Wrestling
- STYLE-E Tag Team Championship (1 Time, Last) – with Masato Shibata
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