PWI’s Mike Johnson has ROH’s statement on the Japanese legends shocking death over the weekend. They talked about his impact on the company, as a performer and as the head of NOAH, crediting him for the likes of KENTA and Takeshi Morishima becoming regulars in the company.
TNA also released a statement over the weekend. It’s strictly condolences, but that’s to expected since they never had a working relationship with NOAH.
ESPN.com picked up the story yesterday. Their item has a short recap of his career, covering his time as Tiger Mask and his ownership of NOAH. It also uses the Rock and Hulk Hogan as American points of reference for his popularity in Japan.
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