Former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Riki Choshu Retires From Professional Wrestling

Riki Choshu has had his final match in wrestling.

45-year veteran of the professional wrestling business, Riki Choshu had has final match today at Korakuen Hall as a part of the 'POWER HALL 2019-New Journey Begins' show. Riki ended his career with a loss when he, Shiro Koshinaka and Tomohiro Ishii took on Tatsumi Fujinami, Keiji Mutoh and Togi Makabe. Makabe pinned Choshu and after the match, the former 3-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion picked up a microphone and stated that it is time that he returns to his family after the years he has dedicated to wrestling.

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Choshu began his career in the 1970s and has wrestled for All Japan Pro Wrestling, New Japan and U.V.A. in a career that has stretched over 40 years and on June 26th, Choshu ended his career by leaving the victory with Togi Makabe who is still pushing forward as an in-ring competitor.

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