1924 - 1963


Mitsuhiro Momota (Japanese: 百田 光浩) (born Kim Sin-rak; Korean: 김신락; November 14, 1924 – December 15, 1963), better known as Rikidōzan (力道山), was a Korean Japanese professional wrestler known as The Father of Puroresu and one of the most influential men in professional wrestling history. Initially, he had moved from his native country Korea to Japan to become a sumo wrestler. He was credited with bringing the sport of professional wrestling to Japan at a time when the Japanese needed a local hero to emulate and was lauded as a national hero. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rikidōzan has received more than 447,027 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 14th most popular wrestler.

Memorability Metrics

  • 450k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 53.81

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.48

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.47

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Rikidōzans by language


Among wrestlers, Rikidōzan ranks 14 out of 562Before him are John Cena, Bayram Şit, Dave Bautista, The Undertaker, Ric Flair, and El Santo. After him are Aleksandr Karelin, Bruno Sammartino, Ivan Poddubny, Aleksandr Medved, Triple H, and The Miz.

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Among people born in 1924, Rikidōzan ranks 123Before him are Alexander Haig, Ottmar Walter, Jean Girault, Marina Berti, Pat Hingle, and Alice Babs. After him are Dinah Washington, Lefter Küçükandonyadis, Daniel Inouye, Geraldine Page, Hidemaro Watanabe, and Mohammed Rafi. Among people deceased in 1963, Rikidōzan ranks 58Before him are Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, Elmore James, Ferenc Fricsay, Seth Barnes Nicholson, Alexander Marinesko, and Adrian Carton de Wiart. After him are Dinah Washington, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Ernesto Lecuona, Georg Lindemann, Ngô Đình Nhu, and Jacques Villon.

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