"The bird that never dies"
Direct from the land of the rising sun comes one of the most influential wrestlers of the last decade. A masked legend, who - despite being wheelchair bound - could possibly rise up like the phoenix he portrayed in FMW during the 1990s. A star in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and America, where he wrestled on the ECW Heatwave '98 PPV. The high flying innovator of the Phoenix Splash and Falcon Arrow, and inspiration for many of the young high flyers in wrestling today. A career tragically cut short on October 22, 2001, when everything changed for this man after he was tragically paralyzed during a match. FMW Brass Knuckles Heavyweight, Brass Knuckles Tag Team, Independent Heavyweight, and 6 Man Street Fight Champion. WEW World Heavyweight, Tag Team, and 6 Man Tag Team Champion, and one time All Japan All Asian Tag Team Champion provides thishistorical and moving shoot interview. Wrestling fans, this is Hayabusa!
For the first time, learn about Hayabusa and his entire career from the man himself. Some people have called him the Japanese version of Sabu and we would agree with the simularity between the two. However, there is only one true Hayabusa. FMW fans, the franchise of the company finally talks and you must listen to his words. Any question that you had about FMW's glory days will be answered. Witness the topics we touched upon with this great man: Atsushi Onita, Sabu and his mentor The Sheik, the incredible feud with Mike Awesome, barbed wire matches, changes in FMW from the 1990s on, the legendary hardcore matches, the high flying action of the J-cup (94), wrestling in Mexico, Jushin Liger's influence, training with the legendary Tarzan Goto, the Hayabusa gimmick, wearing the mask and what it was like to put it on for the first time, influences, dealing with his small size, working opening matches, Mr. Ganasuke, FMW's rep for being a garbage company, Mr. Pogo, Kawasaki Stadium, Terry Funk, FMW after Onita, the classic W*ING vs. FMW feud, "Mr. Liar's" return, Real World Tag League, WEW, ECW, Rob Van Dam, The H, Darkside Hayabusa, WMF the deaths of Fuyuki and Arai, Kobashi, AJPW, Jinsei Shinzaki, and so much more. Every hardcore Japanese wrestling fan is going to want to get their hands on this scorching hot shoot!
Habayusa recalls behind the scenes stories of FMW, including the Yakuza taking the entire locker room hostage after Tiger Jeet Singh hit a member of the Japanese mob. Habayusa gives his thoughts on Onita returning to FMW, and the change when Koyo Fuyuki took over and changed FMW's style to resemble sports entertainment. Along the way, learn about the backstage politics behind the FMW promotion, political maneuvering by Victor Quenonies, and the evolution of his character thru the career.
Listen as Hayabusa recounts the most memorable moments of his career including the May 5, 1995 Exploding Ring Barbwire Cage Death match against Atsushi Onita in front 58,250 fans at the Kawasaki Stadium and May 5, 1996 with Masato Tanaka against Mr. Pogo & Terry Funk in a classic No-Rope Barbed Wire Electric Current Mine Explosion Double Hell Time Bo