Super Delfin is the founder of Osaka Pro and a 20-year veteran of wrestling. Despite being an accomplished Jr. Heavyweight with many titles to his credit, he has always been more of a comedic character in the ring.
Delfin started out in the New Japan Dojo in the late 1980s. He was affiliated with the Takeshi Puroresu Gundan, a Japanese take on the “Rock ‘n Wrestling” concept espoused by the WWF at the time in the United States, using Takeshi Kitano (a very popular comedian and actor in Japan in the 1980s & 1990s) as the manager of Riki Chōshū and others who had returned from All Japan Pro Wrestling. Due to the fans’ non-acceptance of the angle, Kitano and New Japan parted ways, which left Delfin and his fellow dojo students, the future Jado and Gedo, without a home. The three men began training almost on their own, with Wally Yamaguchi as their trainer. Eventually, Delfin and the others debuted as professional wrestlers in Amsterdam in 1989. At first he wrestled without a mask under the name Monkey Magic Wakita. He began his career in Japan in Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling, and then continued on to Universal Lucha Libre, where he adopted the Super Delfin character after a tour to Mexico. On June 15, 1992 in Sōka, Japan Delfin lost to El Pantera in the 4-man tournament finals to determine the first ever UWF Super Welterweight Champion. Later Pantera vacated the championship by leaving the tour. Super Delfin defeated Coloso for vacated title on November 20, 1992 in Osaka, Japan. He held the title nearly 2 and a half years before losing it to SATO on March 3, 1995 in Osaka, Japan while wrestling for Michinoku Pro Wrestling.
In 1994 he competed in the Best of the Super Junior Tournament organized by New Japan Pro Wrestling. He finished second by losing to Jushin Liger in the finals. He attempted to play mind games on Liger by dressing as him for the match. After the torunament he returned to Michinoku Pro and competed for them until 1998, when he formed Osaka Pro. Along the way he also won the CMLL (Mexico) World Welterweight Championship in Japan, but this change was not recognized by CMLL because the man he beat for the title had jumped from CMLL to AAA (CMLL’s rival promotion in Mexico) before heading to Japan. Today Delfin still competes in Osaka Pro at times but primarily splits his time between various independents, namely his Okinawa Pro promotion-as well as semi-regular appearances in Dradition and Real Japan.
Stats & Info:
Real name: Hiroto Wakita
Weight: 180 pounds/82 kg
Experience: 20 years
Finishing move: Delfin Clutch, Swinging DDT
Current affiliation: Believed to be Okinawa Pro
Ring entrance theme: Unknown
4-time Osaka Pro Singles Champion
1-time CMLL World Welterweight Champion
1-time NWA Welterweight Champion
1-time NWA International Jr. Heavyweight Champion
1-time Michinoku Pro Tohoku Jr. Heavyweight Champion
2-time UWA World Welterweight Champion
1-time WWA Super Welterweight Champion
1994, 1997 Michinoku Pro Tag League
2002 Osaka Tag Festival
Ranked #75 In 2001 PWI 500