Japanese wrestling legend Yoshihiro Takayama is apparently paralyzed from the neck down after suffering an injury back in May as a result of a botched sunset flip. He is able to communicate but has zero movement from his neck down.
Takayama has held an incredible number of titles throughout his career in Japan and is also remembered for his extremely brutal fight against Don Frye in PRIDE.
Samoa Joe even commented on the unfortunate turn of events:
Very saddened to learn of this news. A Warrior and a Gentlemen. My thought and best wishes to him during his recovery. https://t.co/upLgNk8tdh
— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) August 6, 2017