ANOTHER MEMORY OF MR. FUJI

Posted August 28th, 2016 by Bill Apter

This morning I received a call from Wrestling’s legendary writer, photographer,and number one selling author, Mr. Bill Bill Apter. Usually our conversations and messages back and forth are fun, comical,and heartwarming,and sentimental, but today’s message was different. It was the information and personal condolence to me about MR. FUJI’s passing.
You see, Mr. FUJI introduced me to BILL in the early 70′s at Madison Square Garden,and we ALL HAVE BEEN FRIENDS EVER SINCE.

I first met Mr.Fuji in 1970 when I was 11 years old .He moved into the apartments behind my house in New Jersey. Soon to follow was Don “The Spoiler” Jardine ,Moondog Lonnie Mayne,Iron Mike McCord, Stan The Man Stasiak and Dean Ho!
From that life changing moment in time, Mr. Fuji has played many parts in my life.

He has taught, advised, disciplined, and guided me in, and thru many experiences. From washing his beautiful cherry red Eldorado Cadillac, to having a barbque on Sunday’s, and reminding me always that ” When the public pays, you have to deliver” he also often taught and told me, ” Chuck, a smart man can always play dumb, but a dumb man can never play Smart.”

His ribbs, gags, and tricks in the dressing room, on the road, in the hotel ,and in the RING are legendary ,funny, and helped build character for the “new boys”, as well as inspired,increased energy and upped the attitude for the veterans before going into the ring.

He always helped to provide for an extra enjoyable performance for the public.

To this day, I continue to practice this advice and motivational style every time I have the privilege to work/perform for the public, either alone, or in a group setting.
MR. FUJI is always with me!

Thank you “Mr.Fuji, “Uncle Harry”, “Fujj,” “Brudda”, and any other name that people who loved you may have used.
Also my deep hearted condolences to your family members, who I am privileged to have known for sharing you with Me, and the WORLD!

Lastly, thank you to the wonderful family of Professional Wrestling that I have been blessed to have in my life, Everyone of them, was because Mr. FUJI took me with him and gave me credit.

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND CONTINUE TO WATCH OVER ALL OF US, from the MAIN EVENT, AND THE DRESSING ROOM IN THE SKY!

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