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Japanese wrestling legend dies

Micky

Posted 5:59 am, 06/16/2009

I've never seen him wrestle but he's a big enough name that I know of him.

RIP.

AikaImmortal

Posted 6:15 pm, 06/15/2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlRVXaqUZMg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk7xfKZ0vxM

Here is a great match with Akiyama vs former Pancrase star Minoru Suzuki (Akiyama may very well be the star that leads the promotion into the future, though his health isnt the best, out with a hernia right now), and a match with Misawa vs up and comer Morishima from the same event.. May Misawa find peace, and may NOAH stay strong.. they were one of the best puroresu orgs out there.. with Misawa fighting his heart out as often as he could. It's a shame but honorable to see a warrior go out in battle, something he believed in so strongly.. you know?

Seikan

Posted 6:09 pm, 06/15/2009

T-Bone

I saw this yesterday. He died from a suplex - spinal cord injury. He left it all in the ring.
I've never heard of him but wiki said he was as popular as Hulk Hogan or The Rock.RIP



Yeah, I just read that too, the first reports said heart-attack but now the police have announced the COD as cervical spinal cord damage. Shame.

AikaImmortal

Posted 6:09 pm, 06/15/2009

What a shame, Misawa was a legend and carried NOAH even after they lost thier television deal, along with Jun Akiyama. He worked so hard to keep his promotion alive, it's a shame that he went out the way he did. I saw the video Zach had of the wrestlers trying to save his life to no avail and it was heartbreaking. :(

T-Bone

Posted 5:55 pm, 06/15/2009

I saw this yesterday. He died from a suplex - spinal cord injury. He left it all in the ring.

I've never heard of him but wiki said he was as popular as Hulk Hogan or The Rock.

RIP

Seikan

Posted 5:37 pm, 06/15/2009

http://image63.webshots.com/463/1/49/62/2075149620089075537RMLKts_ph.jpg

Wow, just read on Fightopinion that Mitsuharu Misawa died on Saturday at the age of 46. He had a heart-attack after being back-drop suplexed by Go Shiozaki. Misawa was one of the greatestJapanese pro-wrestlers of all time. He was the founder of NOAH and was one of NJAPīs biggest stars during the 90īs. RIP!

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/photo/20090614-244209-1-L.jpg

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