Top New Japan Star Suffers Broken Neck At G1 Special

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The New Japan G1 Special in San Francisco was a long event headlined by Kenny Omega retaining his championship against Cody Rhodes. But one match earlier in the night had a pretty scary result as well.

Hiromu Takahashi defeated Dragon Lee to retain his IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, as Dave Meltzer pointed out on Wrestling Observer Radio

“Hiromu Takahashi suffered a broken neck, apparently broken neck. That’s the preliminary word we’re getting.”

“[He took a] Phoenix Plex but usually when [Ibushi] does it he like bridges into a cradle but Dragon Lee did it to Hiromu, Dragon Lee let go and Hiromu landed right on the top of his head. And he continued the match, did a Canadian Destroyer and won with a Timebomb.”

“But you could tell that was the plan, it’s not like they cut anything short you could see they went right to the — they didn’t rush to the finish. But so he finished the match, he retained the championship but I guess he collapsed backstage and they took him to the hospital and then we just got the preliminary work that they thought he got a broken neck so that’s pretty bad news.”

Hopefully, Takahashi will be okay. But a broken neck is nothing to take lightly.

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