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Dean Higuchi Ring name(s) Dean Ho Born Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Resides Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Debut 1962[1] Retired c. 1983 Dean Higuchi is a retired American professional wrestler, known by his ring name Dean Ho, who competed in North American regional promotions including Pacific Northwest Wrestling, the World Wide Wrestling Federation and the National Wrestling Alliance, specifically the Hawaii-based Big Time Wrestling during the 1960s and 1970s. A longtime veteran of the Vancouver's NWA All-Star Wrestling, he feuded with Terry Adonis, The Brute and former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Gene Kiniski. Contents 1 Bodybuilding 2 Dean's Gym 3 Professional wrestling career 3.1 Early career 3.2 National Wrestling Alliance 3.3 World Wide Wrestling Federation 3.4 From San Francisco to Vancouver 3.5 Return to Portland 4 Personal life 5 Championships and accomplishments 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External links Bodybuilding After graduating from President Theodore Roosevelt High School, Higuchi was one of Hawaii's prominent bodybuilders during the 1950s winning the title "Mr. Hawaiian Islands" competition in 1956 and finishing sixth place in the "Mr. America" competition in Philadelphia.[1] Dean's Gym He opened his gym on Kalakaua Avenue in 1957, and it was a popular training center for both bodybuilders and professional wrestlers.[1][2] Many of the areas top bodybuilders such as Mike Brown [disambiguation needed][3] and professional wrestlers trained for decades including Don Muraco, Beauregarde,[4] Rene Goulet and Karl Gotch.[5] Professional wrestling career Early career Making his professional wrestling debut during the early 1960s, he lost one of his earliest matches to Rocky Columbo in Portland, Oregon on April 6, 1962.[6] During the mid-1960s, Higuchi began competing for promoter Ed Francis's Pacific Northwest Wrestling feuding with El Shereef and also teaming with Kazimoto and Al Torres during early 1965. Later, while in Francis's Big Time Wrestling, he appeared in televised matches against Fuji Fujiwara,[7] Bill Dromo,[8] Tosh Togo, Nick Kozak, Kongozan and the Mongolian Stomper at the Honolulu Civic Auditorium during 1966.[9] After losing to Hans Mortier and Johnny Barend in early 1967, Higuchi wrestled two matches in one night defeating Great Fuji although he lost a later tag team match with Karl Gotch against Curtis Iaukea and Ripper Collins on April 5, 1967,[10] before moving to the mainland by the end of the year. National Wrestling Alliance Feuding with then NWA World Heavyweight Champion Gene Kiniski in 1968, he lost two matches title matches to him on October 21 and again on December 16 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[11] The following year, he would avenge his loss teaming with Earl Maynard to defeat Kiniski and Bad Boy Shields in a tournament final for the NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship in Vancouver on May 12, 1969. Continuing his long-running feud with Kiniski, he and Steve Bolus fought to a time limit draw against Kiniski and Angelo Mosca on January 26 and, with Tex McKenzie, defeated Gene Kiniski and Moose Morowski on April 28, 1970.[12] Losing the title less than a month later to Dutch Savage and "Bulldog" Bob Brown on June 9, he and Steve Bolus defeated them on December 8 and held them until their defeat by Brown and John Quinn on February 9, 1970. He later won the tag team title with Steven Little Bear twice during 1971 and feuded with the Skull Brothers and Gene Kiniski amd Bob Brown before losing the title to Kiniski and Brown for the second and final time on October 11, 1971.[13] Staying in Vancouver in early 1973, he defeated Sailor White on January 22.[14] Feuding with The Brute, he and Sean Reagan lost a tag team match to The Brute and Mike Webster in Seattle on March 3. After defeating Tony Bourne, Butts Giraud and Bob Hames in a 6-man tag-team match with Larry Whistler and Eric Froelich on July 16, he left the promotion moving on to the northeastern United States. World Wide Wrestling Federation Wrestling for the World Wide Wrestling Federation during the mid-1970s, he and Tony Garea teamed to defeat Toru Tanaka and Mr. Fuji to win the WWWF World Tag Team Championship on November 14, 1973. Holding on to the title for four months, they eventually lost the belts to Jimmy and Johnny Valiant on May 8, 1974. They continued to team for a time defeating Jack Evens and Hans Schroeder on November 24 however, by late 1974, they had gone their separate ways.[15] While wrestling in Georgia Championship Wrestling, he held the NWA Georgia Tag Team title with Ken Mantell defeating Black Gordman and Goliath on July 2 before losing them to Jimmy and Johnny Valiant a little more than two weeks later on July 16, 1976. He also helped Rick "The Dragon" Steamboat, who was also wrestling in Georgia at the time, develop his martial arts and ring psychology during his early career.[16] From San Francisco to Vancouver Returning to Vancouver for a time, he and George Wells defeated Dale Lewis and Seigfried Steinke on January 12, 1976 before losing them to his longtime rival Gene Kiniski and Seigfried Steinke on February 9. In 1977, Higuchi began wrestling in the San Francisco-area defeating Alexis Smirnoff for the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship in Daly City, California on July 16 holding the title for two months before losing the title to Bob Roop on September 17. Higuchi later regained the title, which had been vacated after Roop left the company in December 1977, winning a tournament on January 14, 1978. During early 1978, he also teamed with Pepper Gomez and later Mando Guerrero against his old tag team partner Sir Earl Maynard and later teamed with Gomez and Guerrero in a 6-man tag team match against Texas Red, The Great Goliath and Don Muraco. Defending his NWA US Heavyweight title in a no disqualification match against Don Muraco, he lost the title to Muraco on April 1. After the death of then NWA US Heavyweight Champion "Moondog" Lonnie Mayne on August 13, he and "Playboy" Buddy Rose fought to a time limit draw for the vacant title six days later in San Francisco on August 19 (Rose would eventually defeat "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka in a tournament final to win the title the following month on September 16). Return to Portland Higuchi later returned to his home territory in All-Star Wrestling and, with Klondike Mike, defeated Al Tomko and Igor Volkoff on November 30, 1981.[17] Feuding with Terry Adonis, he teamed with Moondog Moretti to defeat Adonis and Timothy Flowers in a tag team match on January 24, 1983.[18] He retired later that year. Personal life In 1990, he sold his gym and retired to Canada where he runs a deli and involved as a social worker in Vancouver, British Columbia.[19] Championships and accomplishments Georgia Championship Wrestling NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Ken Mantell [20] NWA All-Star Wrestling NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version) (6 times) - with Earl Maynard (1), Steve Bolus (1), Steven Little Bear (2) George Wells (1) and Klondike Mike (1) [21] NWA International Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version) (2 times) - with Sonny Myers (1) and Moondog Moretti (1) [22] NWA Big Time Wrestling NWA American Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Fritz Von Erich [23] NWA San Francisco NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (San Francisco version) (2 times) [24] NWA World Tag Team Championship (San Francisco version) (2 times) - with Moondog Mayne (1) and Ron Starr (1)[25] Pacific Northwest Wrestling NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Johnny Kostas [26] World Wide Wrestling Federation WWWF World Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Tony Garea [27] References ^ a b c Johnson, Steven (April 19, 2010). ""Ho! Ho! Ho!" cries still ring out for Dean "Ho" Higuchi". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2010-04-19.  ^ "Gym founder, wrestler Dean ‘Ho’ Higuchi lives in Canada". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. 2000-10-04. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ Brown, Mike (2006-12-09). "Mike Brown’s 40 Years of Experience in Strength Training". Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ "Beauregarde - Glamor Boy of the mat is colorful: Beauregard's wrestling abilities". Wrestling Revue Magazine. September 1968. Retrieved 2007-10-09. [dead link] ^ Mooneyham, Mike (2007-08-05). "The Wrestling Gospel According to Mike Mooneyham: 'God Of Wrestling' Gotch Dead". Archived from the original on 2007-10-13. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ "WAWLI (Wrestling As We Liked It) Redux No. 61". April 2003. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ "The New WAWLI (Wrestling As We Liked It) Papers No. 161-2001". June 2003. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ Nevada, Vance (2004). "Bill Dromo (1958-1981)". Archived from the original on 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ Atkinson, Bill. "50th State Big Time Wrestling: Wrestling Results (1966)". Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ "The New WAWLI (Wrestling As We Liked It) Papers No. 053". August 2003. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ "Records of N.W.A. World Heavyweight Championship Matches: 1968-69". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ "Spotlight - Angelo Mosca". Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ "National Wrestling Alliance Encyclopedia: Canadian Tag Team Title". 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-19. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ Nevada, Vance (2005-06-30). "Wrestling Results Archive: Sailor White". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ "The WAWLI (Wrestling As We Liked It) Papers No. 702". April 2003. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ "The WAWLI (Wrestling As We Liked It) Papers No. 621". April 2003. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ Elder, Rob (2004). "Regional Territories: All-Star Wrestling, Page #2". Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ "The WAWLI (Wrestling As We Liked It) Papers No. 758". June 2003. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ Teal, Scott (October 2006). "What Are The Legends Doing Today ?". Archived from the original on 2007-07-06. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ "N.W.A. Georgia Tag Team Title". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ "N.W.A. Canadian Tag Team Title". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ "N.W.A. International Tag Team Title (Vancouver)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ "N.W.A. American Tag Team Title". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ "N.W.A. United States Heavyweight Title (San Francisco)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ "N.W.A. World Tag Team Title (San Francisco)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ "N.W.A. Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  ^ "W.W.W.F./W.W.F./W.W.E. World Tag Team Title". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  Further reading WWF's Star Dean Ho. Wrestling Revue Magazine. Sept. 1975 External links SLAM! Wrestling Canadian Hall of Fame: Dean Higuchi Profile at Online World of Wrestling v · d · eWorld Tag Team Champions 1970s Luke Graham and Tarzan Tyler · Karl Gotch and Rene Goulet · Mikel Scicluna and King Curtis Iaukea · Chief Jay Strongbow and Sonny King · Mr. Fuji and Professor Tanaka · Haystacks Calhoun and Tony Garea · Dean Ho and Tony Garea · Jimmy Valiant and Johnny Valiant · Dominic DeNucci and Pat Barrett/Victor Rivera · The Blackjacks (Blackjack Lanza and Blackjack Mulligan) · Louis Cerdan and Tony Parisi · The Executioners (Executioner #1 and Executioner #2) · Chief Jay Strongbow and Billy White Wolf · Dino Bravo and Dominic DeNucci · The Yukon Lumberjacks (Eric and Pierre) · Tony Garea and Larry Zbyszko · Jerry and Johnny Valiant · Ivan Putski and Tito Santana 1980s The Wild Samoans (Afa and Sika) · Bob Backlund and Pedro Morales · Tony Garea and Rick Martel · The Moondogs (Rex and King/Spot) · Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito · Chief Jay Strongbow and Jules Strongbow · Tony Atlas and Rocky Johnson · Adrian Adonis and Dick Murdoch · U.S. Express (Mike Rotundo and Barry Windham) · The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff · The Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine) · British Bulldogs (Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith) · The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) · Strike Force (Rick Martel and Tito Santana) · Demolition (Demolition Ax and Demolition Smash) · Brain Busters (Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard) · Colossal Connection (André the Giant and Haku) 1990s Demolition (Demolition Ax, Demolition Smash, and Demolition Crush) · The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) · The Legion of Doom (Road Warrior Animal and Road Warrior Hawk) · Money Inc. (Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Schyster) · The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) · The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) · The Quebecers (Pierre and Jacques) · The 1-2-3 Kid and Marty Jannetty · Men on a Mission (Mabel and Mo) · The Headshrinkers (Fatu and Samu) · Diesel and Shawn Michaels · The 1-2-3 Kid and Bob Holly · The Smoking Gunns (Billy Gunn and Bart Gunn) · Camp Cornette (Owen Hart and Yokozuna) · The Bodydonnas (Skip and Zip) · The Godwinns (Henry and Phineas) · The British Bulldog and Owen Hart · Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels · Steve Austin and Dude Love · The Headbangers (Mosh and Thrasher) · The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Road Dogg) · Cactus Jack and Chainsaw Charlie · Kane and Mankind · Steve Austin and The Undertaker · The Big Boss Man and Ken Shamrock · Jeff Jarrett and Owen Hart · Kane and X-Pac · The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Faarooq) · The Hardy Boyz (Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy) · The Unholy Alliance (The Big Show and The Undertaker) · The Rock 'n' Sock Connection (The Rock and Mankind) · The Holly Cousins (Crash Holly and Hardcore Holly) · Mankind and Al Snow 2000s The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) · Edge and Christian · Too Cool (Grand Master Sexay and Scotty 2 Hotty) · Right to Censor (Bull Buchanan and The Goodfather) · The Rock and The Undertaker · The Brothers of Destruction (Kane and The Undertaker) · The Two-Man Power Trip (Steve Austin and Triple H) · Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho · Diamond Dallas Page and Chris Kanyon · Chris Jericho and The Rock · Booker T and Test · Spike Dudley and Tazz · Billy and Chuck · Rico and Rikishi · Edge and Hulk Hogan · The Un-Americans (Lance Storm and Christian) · The Hurricane and Kane · Christian and Chris Jericho · Booker T and Goldust · William Regal and Lance Storm · Chief Morley and Lance Storm · Kane and Rob Van Dam · La Résistance (René Dupree and Sylvan Grenier) · Evolution (Batista and Ric Flair) · Booker T and Rob Van Dam · Chris Benoit and Edge · La Résistance (Rob Conway and Sylvain Grenier) · Eugene and William Regal · William Regal and Tajiri · Rosey and The Hurricane · Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch · The Big Show and Kane · The Spirit Squad (Kenny, Mikey, Nicky, Johnny and Mitch) · Ric Flair and Roddy Piper · Rated-RKO (Edge and Randy Orton) · John Cena and Shawn Michaels · Paul London and Brian Kendrick · Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes · Ted DiBiase, Jr. and Cody Rhodes · Batista and John Cena · CM Punk and Kofi Kingston · John Morrison and The Miz · The Colóns (Carlito and Primo) · Edge and Chris Jericho · Chris Jericho and The Big Show · D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) 2010s ShoMiz (Big Show and The Miz) · The Hart Dynasty (Tyson Kidd and David Hart Smith) Persondata Name Higuchi, Dean Alternative names Short description Date of birth Place of birth Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Date of death Place of death