Yesterday would have been the 61st birthday of one of the leading names in Japanese professional wresting, Tomomi Tsuruta. Better known for his stage name, Jumbo Tsuruta.

Tomomi was the first ever AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion and collected titles including the PWF Heavyweight Championship, NWA United National Championship, and NWA International Heavyweight Championship, during his outstanding career.

Tomomi died in as a result of complications the National Hospital in the Philippines on Saturday May 13, 2000 as a result of complications after a kidney transplant. He was 49 years old.