Japanese wrestling might be pretty popular among diehard wrestling fans for its hard-hitting athleticism, but sadly, a spot didn’t go according to plan. That’s always expected in a match regardless of the promotion.

In a B block match for Pro Wrestling NOAH’s N-1 tournament. Katsuhiko Nakajima went one-on-one with Kinya Okada. The referee stopped the match after Nakajima connected with a kick directly to the face of Okada and appears the kick knocked out Okada.

Okada was stretchered away from the ring. NOAH did provide an update on Okada following the event and he will be out of action indefinitely after suffering a fractured jawbone.

Okada wasn’t even supposed to work the tournament. He was a backup for Timothy Thatcher, who had visa issues.

Ringside News wishes him a speedy recovery. Not easy dealing with a fractured jawbone. Hopefully, with time, Okada will be back in the ring.

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Andre Porter

Andre is a news writer at Ringside News and its sister site Thirsty For News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 1999. He has been to plenty of Raw and Smackdown television tapings and various WWE PPVs including Wrestlemania. Andre is a graduate of The University of Arts back in 2009 with a BFA in Multimedia. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, The Undertaker and Triple H. Outside of his writing for the two sites Andre is a fan of film, traveling, comics, and all Philadelphia sports. *** John Cena follow him on Twitter***

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