Hiroaki Hamada

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      • 1950-11-27

      Hiroaki Hamada (浜田 広秋 Hamada Hiroaki?), better known by his ring name Gran Hamada (グラン浜田 Guran Hamada?), (born November 27, 1950) is a Japanese professional wrestler, the first to adopt the high-flying Mexican lucha libre style. He has wrestled for New Japan Pro Wrestling, the Universal Wrestling Federation, Michinoku Pro, and All Japan Pro Wrestling, and was the founder of Universal Lucha Libre. He has also had stints with the World Wrestling Federation and Extreme Championship Wrestling in the United States. His daughters Xóchitl Hamada and Ayako Hamada are professional wrestlers.