Yoshihiro Takayama Reportedly Paralyzed
Japanese wrestling star Yoshihiro Takayama has been paralyzed from the neck down according to a report from MiddleEasy.com. The MMA outlet says that the fifty year-old suffered the injury back in May working for DDT in Osaka. Takayama’s injury was known at the time, having occurred as a result of a DDT spot going wrong during the May 6th match. However, the seriousness of the condition was not reported until today.
Takayama has had a storied career in Japan, being one of two men (with Kensuke Sasaki) to hold all three of All Japan Triple Crown, the IWGP Heavyweight championship and the GHC Heavyweight championship. He has been a holder of multiple in each of those companies and in the past couple of years had been working primarily for DDT Pro.
It is also being reported that his family is having a difficult time with the financial burden of the treatments.
On behalf of 411, our best wishes to Takayama and his family during this time.