NJPW Star Suffers An Injury At G1 Special Event Last Saturday
Monday, July 9, 2018
NJPW's recently concluded G1 Special Event was an amazing and spectacular event from top to bottom as we saw The IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega successfully defend his IWGP Heavyweight Title against Cody, Juice Robinson winning The IWGP United States Title from "Switchblade" Jay White and IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Hiromu Takahashi retain his IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title against Dragon Lee.
Unfortunately, Hiromu Takahashi wasn't able to celebrate his victory as he reportedly suffered an injury at the event. According to Dave Meltzer in a recent edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Hiromu Takahashi suffered a broken neck (preliminary report) in his IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match against Dragon Lee at last Saturday night's G1 Special in San Francisco. After finishing the match, he collapsed backstage and was taken to the local medical facility. The injury was said to most likely come from the move show in the video below as Takahashi was dropped on his head:
Takahashi was able to wrestle for another couple of minutes after taking that devastating move and he was even able to hit his finisher (Time Bomb) to pick up the pinfall victory and retain his title.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter