Tetsuo Sekigawa who wrestled mostly by the name Mr. Pogo passed away at the age of 66 on June 23, 2017 at 12:21 PM in Saitama following a stroke after his blood pressure became dangerously low following a spinal surgery to fix the pain he had been dealing with for years in his back.
Tetsuo Sekigawa was born in Isezaki City, Gunma Prefecture on February 5, 1951. His father who looked much like Tetsuo would end up looking like as you can see from the picture above would work as a Gunma Government Official would end up suddenly pass away while Tetsuo was still young. Sekigawa is being held by his mother in the picture above.
Sekigawa joined Chuo University where he studied at Department of International Economics at the Faculty of Economic in 1969 where he joined the college wrestling team and was known as the best wrestler. Tomomi "Jumbo" Tsuruta was also on the same team. Sekigawa would begin getting offers from the Japan Wrestling Association promotion in 1971 to join them and even though he would end up dropping out of college that year he would end up joining the New Japan Pro-Wrestling Dojo instead he decided in February 1972 that professional wrestling would be the better option for him and he would make his pro-wrestling debut on March 20, 1972 just two weeks after the promotion had started at the Tokyo Adachi Gym where he would lose to Tatsumi Fujinami.
Sekigawa would not make it long in New Japan and decided to travel to the United States and Canada to continue working. He first started in Hawaii and then went NWA Hollywood in Los Angeles as Mr. Seki. He would then go to Georgia Championship Wrestling where he would feud with Mr. Wrestling where he would go by the name Judo Joe. He would then head over to Stu Hart's Calgary Stampede promotion in 1973 where he would keep the Judo Joe name as he would have his first match against Bill Cody on May 31, 1973 in Saskatchewan, Canada. He would end up heading to NWA All Star Wrestling in Vancouver where he would go under his real name Tetsuo Sekigawa as he would faces the likes Al Madril, Bill Francis, and Bob Remus. He would then begin working for NWA Central States Wrestling in Kansas City in 1975 and AWA in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1976 where he would return to the name Mr. Seki as he would lose to Larry Hennig.
Mr. Seki would then begin working for NWA St. Louis Wrestling at the Chase in St. Louis in 1978 where he would face the likes of Ted Dibasie, David Von Erich, Dory Funk, Jr., and Kevin Sullivan. He would would even work the Memphis promotion in 1978 before receiving the name Mr. Pogo in the NWA Western States promotion in Amarillo where he would come in under the name Mr. Togo but Terry Funk would keep calling him Mr. Pogo instead that the name would stick. He would end up winning their Brass Knuckles Title on June 15, 1978 against Terry Funk. Pogo would then team up with Mr. Saito and win the NWA Western States Tag Team Titles with Mr. Sato on November 30, 1978 against Blackjack Mulligan and Dick Murdoch in Amarillo, Texas before losing the titles to Ted Dibasie and Merced Solis but would end up winning them back a week later on February 15, 1979 before losing them for the final time on April 22, 1979 against Ricky Romero and Akihisa Takachiho who would be later known as The Great Kabuki.
Sekigawa would return back to Stu Hart's Calgary Stampede promotion in 1979 which would be his home for the next couple of years with J.R. Foley as his manager. He would defeat Bret Hart in his first match back in Calgary on September 7, 1979 as he would become one of the top heels of the promotion as he would win the North American Championship from Don Gagne on December 8, 1979 and then be entered into a one day Tag Team Tournament with The Dynamite Kid on December 21, 1979 where they would walk away with the titles after defeating Hubert Gallant and Leo Burke in the finals. He would end up losing his North American Title to Leo Burke on January 29, 1980. He would head over to Oklahoma for the NWA Tri-State promotion in the Summer of 1980 and would end up winning the NWA Tri-State Title for the promotion in November 1980 by defeating Terry Gibbs before losing it to Terry Orndorff on December 30, 1980. He would end up winning the title back in January 1981 from Tom Jones and then lose the title back to Jones in February 1981 before leaving the promotion
Sekigawa would return back to his Mr. Pogo name as he would head over the CWF in Florida promotion with Sir Oliver Humperdink as his manager and he would trade wins with Jack Brisco in St. Petersburg, Florida in March 1981 and would end up losing to Dusty Rhodes on April 14, 1981 in Tampa, Florida. He would begin feuding with Bugsy McGraw that would see Pogo defeat win the feud after defeating McGraw in a Cage Match on May 12, 1981 in Tampa, Florida. He would begin teaming up with fellow Japanese wrestlers Hiro Matsuda and Professor Sonoda who was All Japan's Magic Dragon while in Florida for 6 man and tag team matches mostly against the Brisco Brothers. He would go up against Jerry Lawler on June 23, 1981 in Orlando where he would end up taking the lost. He would take on Mike Graham the following week on June 30, 1981 in a Karate Match in Florida with Graham getting the win. Florida is also where he fell in love Florida State University and was a huge fan of their football team while there.
Sekigawa would then move on to Jim Crockett's Mid Atlantic Wrestling in November 1981 where he would become The Ninja where he would mostly just win squash matches in North Carolina before moving to Maple Leaf Wrestling based out of Toronto in 1982 keeping The Ninja name where he would feud with Jay Youngblood in Indian Strap matches across Ontario where Ninja would take the loss. He would become the Ninja Warrior going into 1983 as he would begin working for Southwest Championship Wrestling out of San Antonio, Texas where he would lose to Steve Regal several times before going back to NWA St. Louis in 1984 and teaming up with the likes of Gypsy Joe before defeating Harley Race for the NWA Central Heavyweight Title on January 1, 1985 in Kansas City, Missouri and would keep the title until losing it on September 22, 1985 in Kansas City, Missouri to Marty Jannetty.
Sekigawa would return back to New Japan after 13 years in North America on November 15, 1985 under the Mr. Pogo name as he and Kendo Nagasaki where they would become The Ninja Express as they would team up to defeat The Kelly Twins at Korakuen Hall before entering into into New Japan's IWGP Tag Team Tournament. They would face off against teams like Antonio Inoki and Seiji Sakaguchi, Bruiser Brody and Jimmy Snuka, Dick Murdoch and The Masked Superstar, and the eventual winners of the tournament Tatsumi Fujinami and Kengo Kimura who would become the first IWGP Tag Team Champions.
Pogo would return back to the United States for NWA Polynesia in Honolulu, Hawaii as he and Nagasaki would challenge Fujinami and Kimura on December 18, 1985 but would end up being defeated. They would challenge Fujinami and Kimura for the IWGP Tag Team Titles on July 25, 1986 in Akita but again would end up being defeated by them. They would enter into the Japan Cup Tag Team Tournament in 1986 but would lose all their matches in the tournament. They would then take on the team of Keiji Muto and Tatsumi Fujinami at the Tokyo Ryogoku Sumo Hall on December 11, 1986 but again would end up being defeated. Pogo would then make his Puerto Rico debut for the WWC promotion on September 20, 1987 as he would lose to TNT who would later be known as Savio Vega in Bayamon, Puerto Rico for WWC's 14th Anniversary show and although Pogo would return back to New Japan but both he and Nagasaki would begin working Puerto Rico in between tours before both he and Nagasaki would leave New Japan to live in Puerto Rico and work WWC full time in 1988.
The timing for the move could not worse for Pogo as Bruiser Brody would be murdered in July 1988 on the island creating an attendance collapse for wrestling. This would force Pogo to have to get a job working at a plant where he would make local plastic molding. He and Nagasaki would end up winning the WWC Tag Team Titles four times and one reign would be with TNT as he would feud with Mark and Chris Youngblood for over a year for the tag team titles. Nagasaki would end up leaving the island and going back to New Japan with Pogo forming a tag team with Kensuke Sasaki where they would would win the WWC Caribbean Tag Team Titles in 1989. He would end up getting a call from Atsushi Onita in 1990 about returning to Japan and working for his new FMW promotion as FMW had just lost its top heel Masanobu Kurisu who had left for New Japan so Pogo would be the main heel of the promotion to go up against Onita.
Tarzan Goto who was feuding with Onita at the time would bring in a masked man to accompany him on June 2, 1990 at Korakuen Hall during his match against Ricky Fuji. The man would end up taking off his mask to reveal Mr. Pogo and he would begin feuding with Onita right away. Their first match against each other would be on June 4, 1990 in Iwate as Pogo and Ricky Fuji would defeat Atsushi Onita and Sambo Asako in a Street Fight. Their first No Ropes Barbed wire Street Fight Death Match would take place on June 8, 1990 in Hyogo as Pogo and The Shooter # 1 would lose to Onita and Lee Gak Soo after Onita would pin The Shooter. Mr. Pogo would face off against Atsushi Onita for the first time on August 25, 1990 at Korakuen Hall in a Street Fight with Onita picking up the win in the quick match. Their first big match would take place for FMW's 1st Year Anniversary show on November 5, 1990 in Tokyo as Onita would defend his WWA Brass Knuckles Title against Mr. Pogo by KO'ing him in a Texas Death Match.
Their next big match against each other would be on May 6, 1991 in Osaka in the first Exploding Double Hell Death Match with Onita managing to knock both Pogo and Pogo's manager Victor Quinones into the explosion before pinning Pogo once again. Pogo would form an alliance with foreign wrestlers The Gladiator and Horace Boulder to do battle in Street Fights against Onita before Pogo would end up leaving FMW in late May 1991. Kazuyoshi Osako and Mickey Ibaragi who were working for the FMW office would break away FMW and create their own promotion to rival FMW and would call it W*ING with Mr. Pogo being the star of the promotion with a raise as well as Victor Quinones would become the booker of the promotion.
Mr. Pogo would team up with friend TNT and Steve Collins for the first W*ING show on August 7, 1991 at Korakuen Hall against Akitoshi Saito, Koichiro Kimura, and Mitsuteru Tokuda with Tokuda pinning Collins. Pogo would enter a feud with his old partner Gypsy Joe as he would defeat Joe on February 16, 1992 at Korakuen Hall in a Texas Cage Match. He would then begin feuding with the top face of the promotion in Mitsuhiro Matsunaga on March 8, 1992 at Korakuen Hall in a Scramble Bunkhouse Barbed wire Baseball Bat Death Match with Pogo defeating Matsunaga. Their feud would continue and lead to August 2, 1992 at the Chiba Funabashi-shi Auto Race Parking Lot in a Fire Death Match with Matsunaga defeating Pogo and Victor Quinones turning on Pogo afterwards as Pogo would become a face and begin teaming up with the likes of Matsunaga, Yukihiro Kanemura, and Jason Terrible against Quinones's Headhunters.
Mr. Pogo would end up working his last match for W*ING on June 18, 1993 at Korakuen Hall as he would defeat Bart Sawyer in a Bunkhouse Death Match. Pogo would then get a call from Onita knowing that W*ING was having financial issues and would offer Pogo a $120,000 a year deal in order to jump back to FMW. Pogo would return to FMW on June 27, 1993 as he would end up appearing after a barbed wire match and begin wrapping the barbed wire around Onita. Pogo would reform his team with The Gladiator along with Ricky Fuji and Big Titan to feud with Onita.
Pogo would face off against Onita on July 24, 1993 at Kitakyushu Stadium in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed Double Hell Death Match with Onita again picking up the win. The second go around of the Onita vs. Pogo feud would become a huge financial success with FMW running the Osaka Hyogo Nishnomiya Stadium where they would draw over 36,000 for the first ever Exploding Cage Death Match with Onita once again getting the win over Pogo. Pogo would end up getting his first win over Onita on January 6, 1994 at Korakuen Hall for the FMW Brass Knuckles Title with help from a masked Goro Tsurumi who would attack Onita during the match. He would manage to defeat Onita again on March 17, 1994 at the Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center in a No Ropes Barbed wire Death Match to defend the FMW Brass Knuckles Title.
Mr. Pogo would work his first ever Kawasaki Stadium show on May 5, 1994 as he would team up with Hisakatsu Oya to defeat Tarzan Goto and his old W*ING rival Mitsuhiro Matsunaga when Oya would pin Matsunaga to defend their FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Titles. The rest of 1994 would see great business as Pogo would have his Pogo Army team consisting of The Gladiator, Hisakatsu Oya, and Hideki Hosaka to feud with Atsushi Onita and the rest of the FMW wrestlers to go along with Onita's Retirement tour. Mr. Pogo would end up defeating old W*ING rival Mitsuhiro Matsunaga on August 28, 1994 at the Osaka Castle Hall but shortly after that Yukihiro Kanemura would join the FMW promotion and side with Pogo's Army which would also cause Matsunaga to joint the group as well as Pogo's Army would turn into the W*ING Army.
Atsushi Onita would end up winning back his FMW Brass Knuckles Title from Pogo on September 7, 1994 at the Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center in a Barbed wire Double Hell Death Match and Pogo would then be a part of one of the more creative matches on September 25, 1994 at the Tokyo Jingu Pool Stadium as Pogo, The Gladiator, and Hideki Hosaka would taking on Atsushi Onita, Mr. Gannosuke, and Katsutoshi Niiyama in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Dynamite Pool Elimination Death Match with Mr. Gannosuke sacrificing himself and diving onto Pogo causing them both to fall outside in the pool creating an explosion leaving Onita along to pin Hosaka for the FMW win.
Onita and Pogo's feud would continue into 1995 as Pogo would win back the FMW Brass Knuckles Title from Onita on January 21, 1995 in Sendai. Onita would begin using an alter ego called The Great Nita where he would dress up in face paint and spit mist to one up Pogo so Pogo would counter by creating his own gimmick called King Pogo with Nita and Pogo trading wins leading up to Onita's retirement show. Pogo would compete in his one and only match at the Tokyo Dome for a 13 promotion show put on by Weekly Pro Magazine on April 2, 1995 with Pogo going as King Pogo against Onita's Great Nita gimmick for the FMW match on the show in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Death Match in a special ring on the side of the Tokyo Dome as Nita would end up once again defeating Pogo in front of over 50,000 fans.
An issue would occur that Tarzan Goto who was scheduled to be Onita's retirement opponent would end up walking out of the promotion. Mr. Pogo would be offered the spot to main event Kawasaki Stadium against Onita one last time for his retirement show but Pogo would turn it down since he was not the original choice. Pogo instead would face off against Onita on May 4, 1995 in Nagoya as Pogo would drop the FMW Brass Knuckles Title once again to Onita in a No Ropes Barbed wire Double Hell Death Match.
Mr. Pogo and Yukihiro Kanemura would defend their FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Titles on May 5, 1995 at Kawasaki Stadium against Hisakatsu Oya and Ricky Fuji but Pogo would accidentally end up hitting Kanemura with a barbed wire bat allowing Oya to pick up the win over Kanemura for the titles. Pogo upset over the lost would then spit a fireball at Kanemura's back leaving the W*ING group and joining up with The Gladiator and Horace Boulder to join Oya and Ricky's Lethal Weapon group.
FMW would change directions with Atsushi Onita's retirement as they would focus more putting on more of a strong style than the death matches that the promotion had been known for under Onita. The death matches would stay but mostly for Mr. Pogo as he feud with Matsunaga and Kanemura and the W*ING group that he had turned his back on. Pogo would defeat Matsunaga in a Light out Barbed wire Death Match on July 18, 1995 but Matsunaga would come back and defeat Pogo on August 29, 1995 in Shiga in a Fire Death Match. Pogo would continue to work with FMW for the rest of 1995 but after defeating Masato Tanaka on December 21, 1995 at the Yokohama Bunka Gym he would announce that he was leaving FMW as a full time wrestler due to what would have been a pay cut going into 1996.
Pogo would begin working Michinoku Pro, WAR, and Tokyo Pro in 1996 but would return to working with FMW on certain shows by February 1996. Pogo would end up once again defeating Mitsuhiro Matsunaga in a Barbed wire Double Hell Death Match on March 15, 1996 at the Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center but just days later he would also work for the Big Japan promotion for the first time on March 19, 1996 at the Yokohama Bunka Gym as he and Shoji Nakamaki would defeat Great Kojika and Pogo's old Ninja Express partner Kendo Nagasaki in a Street Fight Barbed wire Board Death Match. Pogo would also take on Genichiro Tenryu at WAR's Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center show on April 19, 1996 where Pogo would end up just walking out after a punch to the face by Tenryu as Pogo would get on the mic and scream Fuck You to Tenryu and leave and never come back to WAR for three years.
Mr. Pogo would main event Kawasaki Stadium for the first time for FMW's May 5, 1996 show as Pogo would team up with Terry Funk against Hayabusa and Masato Tanaka in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Double Hell Exploding Ring Death Match as Pogo would end up being picked up by Hayabusa and Tanaka and dropped on his stomach into the exploding barbed wire but he would get them back by cutting up Tanaka with a sickle and shooting a fireball at Hayabusa's back as Funk would end up pinning Hayabusa. Pogo would then be entered into the FMW Independent Heavyweight Title Tournament but would end up being defeated in the 1st Round on May 27, 1996 in Fukuoka by Masato Tanaka after Tanaka would hit him with a Rolling Elbow. This would upset his manager Victor Quinones who would begin shoving and slapping Pogo resulting in Pogo fighting back and attacking Quinones before The Headhunters would attack Pogo.
Pogo would end up turning face following this and joining up with a hesitant FMW locker room. Pogo would try to get his revenge on Quinones through Terry Funk as he would face him on August 1, 1996 in Shiodome in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Crush Glass Spidernet Double Hell Death Match but Pogo would end up falling into the explosive early and would end up suffering a broken neck as a result with Funk being awarded the win via DQ.
Mr. Pogo would come back and not miss any shows but his mobility would be even worse than what it had previously been. He would team with the FMW team against Victor Quinones' Funk Masters of Wrestling but Atsushi Onita would decide to come back from his retirement and make the decision that he would want his return match to be on the same show as Mr. Pogo's retirement. The problem was that Mr. Pogo did not want to retire. Onita would get FMW to pay Pogo a full time salary to take 6 months off following his retirement show as Onita and Pogo would team up for the first time on December 11, 1996 in Tokyo along with Masato Tanaka and Tetsuhiro Kuroda as they would defeat Terry Funk, Hisakatsu Oya, and The Headhunters.
Sekigawa would get married shortly after his retirement and then begin his 6 months off and and get paid to do it by FMW but FMW would also have him give his Mr. Pogo name to his tag team partner Gosaku Goshogawara. After the 6 months of getting paid by FMW to be retired, Pogo would decided that he was not going to go back to FMW and instead would begin working for just Big Japan as the Great Pogo as he could not use the Mr. Pogo name with FMW having a wrestler with it and he would go back to being the top heel of the promotion.
Pogo would return to Big Japan on July 23, 1997 defeating Great Kojika at Korakuen Hall. Pogo would end up defeating with former W*ING wrestler The Winger and Shadow WX as they would defeat all the young Big Japan wrestlers like Gennosuke Kobayashi, Yuichi Taniguchi, and Ryuji Yamakawa. Pogo would then continue his rival with Mitsuhiro Matsunaga in their third promotion as Pogo would defeat Matsunaga in Kawasaki on August 9, 1998 to become the first Big Japan Death Match Champion after defeating Matsunaga in a glass and fire coffin death match for the title. Matsunaga would come back and defeat Pogo in Osaka on August 23, 1998 in another glass and fire coffin death match in what would be their last match against one another.
The Great Pogo would leave Big Japan following the loss and return back to FMW where he would attack Onita on September 3, 1998 outside in a parking lot and join up with Team No Respect. Pogo would also shoot for his name back as he would defeat Gosaku Goshogawara going by the Mr. Pogo name on September 29, 1998 in Osaka to win back his Mr. Pogo name. Just one day before the day of the show it would be revealed that Mr. Pogo would face off against Atsushi Onita's final match in FMW on November 20, 1998 at the Yokohama Bunka Gym with Onita as usual getting the win over Pogo in what would turn out to be their last singles match against one another as well as both of their last FMW match.
Mr. Pogo would begin working for IWA Japan where he would feud with old rival Tarzan Goto before forming a tag team with him. Pogo would return to WAR to team up with Genichiro Tenryu and Shoji Nakamaki on September 7, 1999 as they would defeat Atsushi Onita, Mitsunobu Kikuzawa, and Nobutaka Araya as Onita and Pogo rivalry would continue once more. Pogo would begin working Barbed wire Tag Team Matches with the likes of Ichiro Yaguchi and Shoji Nakamaki against Atsushi Onita for his new Onita Pro for the next couple of years.
Mr. Pogo would then join up with Mickey Ibaragi's new reboot of the W*ING promotion on April 22, 2001 at the Tokyo Differ Ariake as Mr. Pogo would team up with W*ING Kanemura, Mitsunobu Kikuzawa, and Freddy Krueger to defeat Mitsuhiro Matsunaga, Hideki Hosaka, Ryo Miyake, and The Winger in a Scramble Bunkhouse Light out Moonlight Darkness Death Match with Pogo getting the win over Miyake. Ibaragi would end up pulling away from the reboot after a couple of months and Mr. Pogo would end up being given the promotion as he would rebrand it WWS for W*ING World Spirit to run his own shows every couple of months for the next several years.
The nostalgia would only last so long as Onita would close the Onita FMW promotion and Mr. Pogo would begin working for Mr. Gannosuke's WMF promotion in 2003 as he would join up with Koji Nakagawa and Hisakatsu Oya's Brand Double Cross to feud with Mr. Gannosuke with Pogo ultimately putting over Gannosuke on May 11, 2003 in Tokyo in a Street Fight. Sekigawa would take a break from wrestling to run for Governor of Gunma in 2003 but he would end losing the election.
Pogo would continue promoting his WWS shows as well as Mr. Gannosuke promoted shows before Mickey Ibaragi would start up another W*ING promotion this time calling it Shin-W*ING with its first show on May 29, 2009 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring with Mr. Pogo teaming up with his lackey throughout the 1990's in Toryu as they would defeat W*ING Kanemura and Hido in an Original W*ING Scramble Bunkhouse Death Match with Pogo wrapping the chain around Kanemura's neck and choking him out for the KO win. The show would be a sell out but the next show on August 21, 2009 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring would draw less than half the first show with Mr. Pogo once again defeating W*ING Kanemura in a Super Extreme Dangerous Tornado Death Match. They would move the next show to Nagoya on December 20, 2009 with Pogo defeating Hido via KO in a Caribbean Bunkhouse Death Match.
Mr. Pogo would then begin working for Tarzan Goto's new FMW promotion called Shin-FMW with the first show taking place on December 24, 2009 at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring with Pogo teaming up with Ichiro Yaguchi under a Leatherface gimmick against Atsushi Onita and Tarzan Goto with Onita getting the win over Leatherface. Mr. Pogo would then team up with the original Super Leather from FMW and The Winger for the next Shin-FMW show on January 26, 2010 at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring as they would take on the Lethal Weapon team of Tarzan Goto, Hisakatsu Oya, and Ricky Fuji with Goto getting the win over Winger in a Street Fight.
Mr. Pogo and Tarzan Goto would form a regular tag team after Onita would end up retiring once again for a couple of months leaving the promotion. Pogo and Goto would team up first for what would be Shin-W*ING's last show on April 30, 2010 as they would defeat Hido and Hideki Hosaka in a Carribbean Bunkhouse Death Match after Pogo would TKO Hido. Shin-FMW would have a name change to Super FMW as Pogo would team up with Goto along with Masahiro Sase and Yuta Nakata on June 26, 2010 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring as they would defeat the Big Japan team of Jun Kasai, Shadow WX, The Winger, and Nobuhiro Tsurumaki when Goto would pin Winger in a Hardcore Rules Street Fight.
Mr. Pogo would team up with Tarzan Goto and Yuta Nakata in Super FMW as they would defeat the team of Kintaro Kanemura, Masayoshi Motegi, and Yusaku Obata when Goto would pin Obata in a Hardcore Rules Street Fight with Pogo and Goto deciding to split up their team afterwards. Pogo would then up on the next show on August 20, 2010 at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring along with Tomonobu Matsumoto, Basara, and Yuta Nakata as they would lose to Tarzan Goto, Shark Tsuchiya, Nobuhiro Tsurumaki, and Reina Ayukawa in a Barbed wire Board Thumbtacks Death Match when Goto would pin Nakata. By this point Super FMW was struggling hard to draw any fans for the show and Pogo would leave the promotion.
Mr. Pogo would get Tarzan Goto to work his WWS promotion in his home town of Gunma on September 20, 2010 as he would team with Toryu and Naoya Takase as they would defeat Goto, Kintaro Kanemura, and Yuta Nakata when Pogo would TKO Nakata. Pogo would then another FMW reunion although this time put on by Miss Mongol as she would promote a show on November 22, 2010 at the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse as Pogo would team up with Ricky Fuji, The Winger, and Hideki Hosaka as they would lose to the team of Atsushi Onita, Masato Tanaka, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, and Miss Mongol in a No Ropes Barbed wire Street Fight Death Match when Mongol would pin Winger.
Mr. Pogo would promote his WWS show in Gunma on May 15, 2011 as he would team up with Kintaro Kanemura, Naoya Takase, and Black Dog as they would defeat the team of Atsushi Onita, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Masayoshi Motegi, and Masaru Toi when Pogo would TKO Toi in a Street Fight Tornado Death Match. His next show on October 16, 2011 in Gunma he would bring in Yoshiaki Fujiwara who would team up with Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Masayoshi Motegi, and Masaru Toi as they would defeat Pogo, Kintaro Kanemura, Naoya Takse, and Daisuke Kamata with Fujiwara getting the win over Kamata in a Street Fight. The Onita vs. Pogo rivalry would continue in Pogo's WWS promotion as well as Atsushi Onita's promoted shows up until 2014.
The final Atsushi Onita vs. Mr. Pogo match would take place in WWS on July on July 20, 2014 in Osaka as Mr. Pogo, Toryu, Diablo, and Takeshi Irei would defeat Atsushi Onita, Gran Hamada, Kintaro Kanemura, and Jason when Pogo would force referee stoppage on Jason in a Lumberjack Death Match to end the Onita vs. Pogo rivalry after 24 years. Mr. Pogo's last match on record would take place on December 27, 2014 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring for Miss Mongol's World Pro-Wrestling Association promotion with Pogo going to a No Contest with Kenchiro Arai in a Hardcore Match.
Mr. Pogo would promote his last WWS show April 30, 2017 in Gunma but would be unable to attend the last several because of how much pain he was in with his back. Mr. Pogo had an amazing 45 year career in professional wrestling where he worked all over the world. He wrestled everyone from Antonio Inoki, Dusty Rhodes, Bret Hart, Jerry Lawler, Jack Brisco, Wahoo McDaniel, Harley Race, Tatsumi Fujinami, Bruiser Brody, Jimmy Snuka, Ted Dibasie, Dick Murdoch, Terry Funk, Keiji Muto, Genichiro Tenryu, Hayabusa, and his greatest rival Atsushi Onita. Mr. Pogo and everything he brought to professional wrestling will be missed.
Masato Tanaka: Mr. Pogo passed away. My first main event at Korakuen Hall and my first exploding ring match was with Pogo-san. Fire was blown and I was stabbed with a sickle. Thank you for helping me grow both mentally and physically. I pray for your soul from the bottom of my heart.
Mr. Gannosuke: Mr. Pogo passed away. When I was a high school student, I often watched New Japan Pro-Wrestling on TV where I was introduced to him. I met him in FMW and I wrestled him across the country every day in no rope barbed wire matches. He also worked for my Kishindo Returns shows against Micro and Hikaru Sato. I appreciate your work for a long time. Prayers.
Mr. Gannosuke: I remember a match with Mr. Pogo that where I did a double suicide launch into the water of a exploding bomb. Mr. Pogo was too heavy with my force to push him into the pool itself so he fainted in agony and fell into the pool with me himself.
Atsushi Onita: My friend Mr. Pogo died. My long history of wrestling with Mr. Pogo ran around my head. Last night I received a call from Mr. Pogo but I regret that I could not answer it. I do not know what to say. I talked with his wife and staff members. I sincerely express my heartfelt condolences to the death of my friend and ally Mr. Pogo.
Mr. Pogo's Title History
NWA Brass Knuckles Championship
Defeated: Terry Funk 6/15/78
Vacated in 1979
NWA Western States Tag Team Championship w/ Mr. Sato
Defeated: Blackjack Mulligan & Dick Murdoch 11/2/78
Lost to: Merced Solis & Ted Dibasie 1979
NWA Western States Tag Team Championship w/ Mr. Sato
Defeated: Merced Solis & Ted Dibasie 2/15/78
Lost to: Ricky Romero & Akihisa Takachiho 4/79
Calgary Stampede North American Championship
Defeated: Don Gagne 12/8/79
Lost to: Leo Burke 1/29/80
Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship w/ Dynamite Kid
Defeated: Leo Burke and Hubert Gallant 12/21/79
Lost to: Bret Hart & Keith Hart 1/26/80
Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship w/ Kasavudu
Defeated: Bret Hart & Keith Hart 6/26/80
Lost to: Jim Neidhart & Hercules Ayala 9/27/80
NWA Tri-State Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Terry Gibbs 11/80
Lost to: Terry Orndorff 12/30/80
NWA Tri-State Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Tom Jones 1/81
Lost to: Tom Jones 2/81
NWA Central States Tag Team Championship w/ Gypsy Joe
Defeated: Marty Jannetty & Tommy Rogers 10/11/84
Lost to: Marty Jannetty & Bob Brown 12/9/84
NWA Central Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Harley Race 10/25/84
Lost to: Marty Jannetty 9/22/85
WWC Tag Team Championship w/ TNT
Defeated: Chris Youngblood & Mark Youngblood 7/11/87
Lost to: Chris Youngblood & Mark Youngblood 7/30/87
WWC Tag Team Team Championship w/ Kendo Nagasaki
Defeated: Chris Youngblood & Mark Youngblood 10/17/87
Lost to: Invader # 1 & Invader # 3 1/6/88
WWC Tag Team Championship w/ Kendo Nagasaki
Defeated: Invader # 1 & Invader # 3 1/16/88
Vacated on 3/19/88
WWC Tag Team Championship w/ Kendo Nagasaki
Defeated: Chris Youngblood & Mark Youngblood 4/12/88
Lost to: Chris Youngblood & Mark Youngblood 5/14/88
WWC Tag Team Championship w/ Kendo Nagasaki
Defeated: Chris Youngblood & Mark Youngblood 7/23/88
Lost to: Bart Batten & Brad Batten 8/6/88
WWC Caribbean Tag Team Championship w/ Kensuke Sasaki
Defeated: Miguel Perez & Jesus Castillo 1/14/89
Lost to: Chris Youngblood & Mark Youngblood 3/4/89
WWC Caribbean Tag Team Championship w/ Kensuke Sasaki
Defeated: Miguel Perez & Jesus Castillo 4/1/89
Lost to: Brad Batten & Bart Batten 4/2/89
WWC Jr. Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Huracan Castillo Jr. 2/9/91
Vacated on 4/9/91
W*ING Tag Team Championship w/ Crash the Terminator
Defeatd: The Headhunters 11/6/92
Vacated on 3/23/93
FMW Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Atsushi Onita 1/6/94
Lost to: Atsushi Onita 9/7/94
FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championship w/ Hisakatsu Oya
Defeated: Big Titan & The Gladiator 4/21/94
Lost to: Atsushi Onita & Mitsuhiro Matsunaga 7/31/94
FMW Brass Knuckles Team Titles Championship w/ The Gladiator
Defeated: Atsushi Onita & Mr. Gannosuke 10/28/94
Lost to: Atsushi Onita & Mr. Gannosuke 2/24/95
FMW Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Atsushi Onita 1/21/95
Lost to: Atsushi Onita 5/4/95
FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championship w/ Yukihiro Kanemura
Defeated: Atsushi Onita & Mr. Gannosuke 3/7/95
Lost to: Hisakatsu Oya & Ricky Fuji 5/5/95
BJPW Death Match Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Mitsuhiro Matsunaga 8/9/98
Lost to: Mitsuhiro Matsunaga 8/23/98
Barbed wire Street Fight 6 Man Tag Team Championship w/ Shoji Nakamaki & Ichiro Yaguchi
Defeated: Atsushi Onita & Shigeo Okumura & Mitsunobu Kikuzawa 12/26/99
Vacated on 1/15/00