Inoki is one of the biggest names ever in pro wrestling history. He broke into the business in 1972 when he founded New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he remained the promotion owner until 2005 when he sold his controlling shares to Yuke's video game company.
He founded the Inoki Genome Federation in 2007. Inoki entered politics in 1989, where he was elected to the Japanese House of Councillors and served from 1989 until 1995 and again from 2013 until 2019.
Inoki trained several wrestlers, including Akira Maeda, Bad News Allen, the first Tiger Mask, Keiji Muto, Riki Choshu, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tatsumi Fujinami, Rocky Romero, and several other major names.
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