My views on Pro Wrestling from the East and West

Monday, October 18, 2004

Hoshikawa in coma

After a steel cage match against Tatsuhito Takaiwa for the ZERO-ONE Jr. Title, Naohiro Hoshikawa had to be rushed to the hospital where a craniotomy (opening of the skull) was done to stop internal bleeding. At present, Hoshikawa is in a coma and his body in a paralyzed state.
It was said that Hoshikawa's head trauma was caused by repeated hard head-shots over the past few shows, which culminated with the cage match where he took a powerbomb off the cage before Takaiwa ended the match with a stiff, unprotected lariat, which resulted in his brain hemorage.
This whole scenario is pretty much like what happened to Yoshihiro Takayama, but Takayama was very lucky compared to what happened to Hoshikawa here.
I really hope Hoshikawa pulls through, not only because he's one of my favourites, but because no one deserves to be struck down like this.

Credit: PuroresuPower for the info.


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