My views on Pro Wrestling from the East and West

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Sad day for Puroresu

It was a sad day for Puroresu yesterday as the shocking news was released that Shinya Hashimoto had passed away due to a blot clot in his brain. He was just 40yrs old. Many of the puroresu community in Japan were in shock at the news, many of them finding out when told of it during private appearances around the country.
I'll admit I wasn't a big fan of much of Hashimoto's work, but a guy who continues to work throughout a serious shoulder injury, even delaying much needed surgery for it, just so he could work house shows so attendance would be good definately deserves some respect in this business. Many of the puroresu stars, and even some gaijins who knew him or worked with him had nothing but praise for the big man, and original member of New Japan's Three Musketeers together with Keiji Mutoh & Masahiro Chono.

Rest in Peace.
1965 - 2005



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