Last May it was reported here in SUPER STRUGGLES that Yoshihiro Takayama had suffered a heavy blow to the backbone product of a powerbomb executed by Yasu Uranus and that would bring with him a strong injury that could even take him to the retreat .
Unfortunately, recent reports indicate that the 50-year-old wrestler is currently paralyzed from the neck down.
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“A prayer for the fighting emperor, Yoshihiro Takayama. Shuukan Bunshun magazine reports that it ‘does not move from the neck down’, three months after its spinal cord injury. “
The magazine adds that Kazushi Sakuraba plans to make a profit function along with other figures from the UWFi era.
In the professional fight, Takayama has been champion of the big companies, like AJPW, NJPW and Pro Wrestling NOAH; And as already mentioned was currently working on various promotions, DDT, during his role in Osaka, the last one where he appeared and where he suffered the aforementioned injury.
Takayama was one of the main stars of the shoot style that preceded to mixed martial arts, discipline in which also it penetrated, obtaining a megasestrella status thanks to its classic combat with Don Frye the 23 of June of 2002.
That exchange of blows so brutal is unique in the history of the MMA, and became so famous that both repeated it for a film . In addition, wrestling has also been used, baptized as Takayama-Frye Spot by Dave Meltzer , and is with which greets Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn every time they are seen.From SUPER STRUGGLES , we wish you a speedy recovery.