Tarzan Goto

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Tarzan Goto was a Japanese professional wrestler who spent most of his career on the independent circuit. Tarzan Goto is best known for his exploding steel cage matches against Atsushi Onita in Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling (FMW).

Early Life and Childhood

Tarzan Goto was born on August 16, 1963, in Shimada, Shizuoka, Japan. His real birth name is Seiji Goto.

Talking about his parents, there is no information available on the internet about his parents’ names and professions. Similarly, there is also no information available about his siblings.

He was Japanese by nationality and belongs to the Christianity religion, and his zodiac sign is Leo.


Goto died on May 29, 2022, at the age of 58. He passed away from liver cancer.


Talking about his formal education, he grew up in Shimada, Shizuoka and he might have done his schooling at a local school in Shimada, Shizuoka.

Furthermore, his additional academic credentials are unavailable. He may have started to wrestle at an early age, and that’s why he might have skipped college.

Career and Professional Life

Moving on to his career, he joined the Kokonoe sumo stable in 1979, but he left the sport soon after. Later, he made his All Japan Pro Wrestling debut against Shiro Koshinaka. He was Jumbo Tsuruta’s student at AJPW.

Likewise, he was titled Rookie of the Year at the Tokyo Sports Pro Wrestling Awards in 1983. Similarly, he moved to Memphis in June 1986 to wrestle for the Continental Wrestling Association, where he managed to team with Akio Sato.

He wrestled for the World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico in 1988. He also wrestled for the Professional Wrestling Federation in Florida in 1989.

Atsushi Onita, who was the founder of the pioneering hardcore wrestling promotion Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling, invited him to return to Japan in 1989. Goto and Onita had their first match in August 1990.

In 1991, he and his partner Atsushi Onita became the first-ever FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Champions, defeating Gregory Veritchev and Koba Krutanize in the finals of a ten-team tournament.

Moreover, he co-founded Lethal Weapon with Hisakatsu Oya and Ricky Fuji in February 1995. However, he was upset about losing to Onita in his retirement match. Likewise, he also announced his departure from FMW in April 1995, which was just two days after failing to appear at an event in Korakuen Hall.

From 1995 to 1999, he was seen working for the International Wrestling Association of Japan. He founded Super FMW in 1995, which ran from 1995 to 1998 in its first run and from 2009 to 2018 in its second run.

However, his latest match was on December 9, 2018, where he defeated Taro Ramen and Sase in a Caribbean Barbed Wire Thumbtacks Death Match with his partner Reina Ayukawa.

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Caption: Tarzan Goto in the ring. Source: The News

Brand Endorsements

Goto has not endorsed any brand till now. Also, he has not promoted anything till now and has not been seen in any collaborations with brands. No information is available regarding the other brands he has cooperated with or not.

Awards and Nomination

Goto was given the title “Rookie of the Year” at the Tokyo Sports Pro Wrestling Awards in 1983. Similarly, on January 30, 1992, he won the FMW Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Championship.

Likewise, Goto and Onita’s fire death match against The Sheik and Sabu was canceled due to heavy wind. Later, he also won two tag team titles with Gregory Veritchev.

Tarzan Goto – Net Worth 2022

Goto has an estimated net worth of approximately around $3 million. Most of his income sources are from his wrestling career. Additionally, he has worked very hard since his childhood to achieve this fame.

Relationship Status

Goto was married to female wrestler Despina Montagas in the United States. The couple together has three sons but their names are not available. Moreover, he had since remarried in December 2016. Moreover, he doesn’t have any past relationships.

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Caption: Tarzan Goto with his wife. Source: Twitter


Goto hasn’t been associated with any sort of rumors or controversies that would hamper his career. Also, he avoids the media and avoids engaging in contentious behavior or situations that can damage his reputation.

Body Measurements

He stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 150 kilograms. But his exact body measurements are not available.

Similarly, he has beautiful black eyes and hair but his dress size and shoe size are not available.

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Caption: Tarzan Goto with his friend. Source: Slam Wrestling

Tarzan Goto – Social Media

Goto is not available on any other social media sites including Facebook. Moreover, he enjoys being present and keeping things private in his personal life. As a result, he doesn’t use any social media sites. There are, however, some fake Goto profiles, some of which have been suspended.