Ryan Sakoda passes away.
The wrestling world lost another one of its Brethren today as Ryan Sakoda passed away at the age of 46 years old
A part of WWE ruthless aggression era, Ryan Sakoda is best known for being one of Tajiri’s Yakuza-style henchmen. This pairing was known as Kyo Dai, and he was paired with Jimmy Wang Yang who at the time was known as Akio.
Ultimately, the pairing would be short-lived but they would live on through action figure releases and more before Sakoda would make his way to Wrestling Society X, a wrestling show on MTV in the late 2000’s.
Sakoda was also part of Jimmy Hart's XWF in 2001, working their TV tapings under the ring name Vapor. Sakoda would also take part and NWA Zero-One Wrestling in Japan. while wrestling there, he was a Tag Team Champion with Samoa Joe. He also wrestled for the Empire Wrestling Federation, where he was a World Champion there one time.
Fightful sent its condolences to Ryan's family, friends, and fans.