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Incident involving AJPW's Nobukazu Hirai


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Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere but I havn't seen it. Thought this may be of interest to some.

 

 

As we have been reporting over the past few days, All Japan Pro Wrestling star, Nobukazu Hirai, who competed in AJPW as Super Hate was admitted to hospital following his May 29th, 2011 match against KENSO in Hyogo, Japan and was reported over the past few days to have suffered a brain hemorrage, which changed to a stroke and has since changed to an acute hematoma, however there now seems to be new reports that may add fuel to the fire as to what happened on the night.

 

According to a report from Tokyo Sports, All Japan Pro Wrestling star, TARU, has been suspended indefinetely. The report notes that TARU was involved in the attacking of Nobukazu Hirai before Hirai

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In what has to be one of the biggest turn of events of the Super Hate "Nobukzu Hirai" situation. All Japan has announced today in Japan [6/3] that Minoru, KONO & MAZADA have all be suspended and the Voodoo Murders are no more.

Accordingly, the World Junior Heavyweight Championship has been stripped from Minoru, as well as the World Tag Team Championship has been stripped from KONO (and from his partner Joe Doering).

 

All Japan has apologized to the fans for any and all inconvenience's that this has caused.

http://www.all-japan.co.jp/

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Why do so many Japanese wrestlers have their names IN CAPITALS? Is it to save on wear and tear on the Shift key?

 

It's a heel thing. Roman letters are seen as "foreign" and therefore "heelish", and writing them in capitals shows how loud and brash (like gaijin) they are.

 

Faces tend to have their names written in Japanese/Chinese characters.

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Why do so many Japanese wrestlers have their names IN CAPITALS? Is it to save on wear and tear on the Shift key?

 

It's a heel thing. Roman letters are seen as "foreign" and therefore "heelish", and writing them in capitals shows how loud and brash (like gaijin) they are.

 

Faces tend to have their names written in Japanese/Chinese characters.

 

I like it when they use English writing. I can tell who's who on DVD's if I've never seen the wrestlers before, it's fucking solid trying to listen to the ring announcers for the names...

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In a follow up to this incident:

 

Keiji Mutoh appeared at a press conference today and announced that he is stepping down as acting President and CEO for All Japan Pro Wrestling.

Mutoh has decided it upon himself to take responsibility for the Nobukazu Hirai situation. He apologized for everything that has transpired and hoped that Hirai gets well soon.

Masayuki Uchida will be known forward as the President for All Japan, while Mutoh will still be a leader in the promotion on the Board of Directors.

 

On a side note: This seems to come about because Mutoh had not known what was going on in his own promotion. For something like this to happen under his guidance and watch is why he is officially stepping down, it seems.

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