The Ultimo Dragon is one of 3 wrestlers to win both the WCW Cruiserweight and Television championships. The other guys to accomplish this are Chris Jericho and Alex Wright.
During the years 1990 and 1991, Asai traveled back and forth from Japan and Mexico, enjoying moderate success in the ring. During his stay in Mexico, he learned to wrestle in the lucha libre style.
Yoshihiro Asai made his wrestling debut on May 13th, 1987 in New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Running Ligerbomb Pin
The Cancun Tornado
Pro Wrestling Illustrated ranked the Ultimo Dragon #61 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI Years in 2003.
Wrestling Observer Newsletter ranked the Ultimo Dragon as the Most Underrated Wrestler in 2003.
A year later, they inducted him into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.
Ultimo Dragon has also won the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship. Unfortunately, the WWE does not recognise his title reign at all.
Ultimo Dragon had one notable feud throughout his career. That being the feud with Dean Malenko in WCW.
On some occasions, when he wrestled in WCW, he would spew green mist (or red mist) into the air before wrestling his opponents.
In WCW, he was called the Ultimate Dragon. Later on, someone discovered that it was a typo and called by his real persona: Ultimo Dragon.
Asai is often given credit for popularising the Asai Moonsault. The truth is, he did not invent the move.