Hate, aka the wrestler formerly known as Nobukazu Hirai, is a 19-year veteran of wrestling. He competed in WAR and other various promotions before joining All-Japan. After a fairly decent mid-card run as a face he joined Voodoo Murders in late 2008 and became Hate, subsequently turning heel and falling intomainly jobber status. His ring name means “is disliked and from autonym means the person”. He frequently uses a fire extinguisher during matches and hates, well, pretty much everyone. Only in gimmick, I think.
Hate re-emerged at the start of 2011 with a new face-paint scheme and a new name, Super Hate.
Hirai suffered a stroke after his match on May 29, 2011 and as of 5/30/2011 remains hospitalized and reported to still be unconscious following successful emergency surgery.
Stats & Info:
Real name: Nobukazu Hirai
Weight: 242 pounds/110 kg
Experience: 19 years
Finishing move: Rock Bottom, WAR Special
Current affiliation: All-Japan
Ring entrance theme: Unknown
Alternate names/gimmicks: Hate
1-time WAR 6 Man Tag Team Champion
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