Prominent champion of the United States’ professional wrestling, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Antonio Inoki has converted to Islam.
According to a report by the Pakistani daily The Express Tribune
, the retired champion, who is on a visit to Pakistan, has recently converted to Islam and has changed his name to Muhammad Hussein.
Inoki was born on February 20, 1943, in the Japanese city of Yokohama and is the founder of the New Japan Pro Wrestling.
He became a champion in the United States in 2010. On February 1, 2010, WWE announced that Inoki would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2010, making him the first ever Japanese person to receive the induction.