In wrestling, sometimes tempers flare and although wrestling is expected to be a physical sport, sometimes wrestlers can complain about risks to their well-being and an overall unsafe work environment, and sometimes, those complaints are validated by promotions.
On February 3, Hirooki Goto attacked Jay White and Bullet Club. Following this attack, White lobbied a complaint and now, New Japan Pro Wrestling has released a statement saying that they have reprimanded Goto for his actions and will continue to act in the safety of all parties moving forward.
Hirooki Goto receives formal caution
On February 3 at Korakuen Hall while ringside on Samurai TV’s announce desk for the Road To The New Beginning event, Hirooki Goto came over the guardrail and attacked Jay White after his match with Yujiro Takahashi and EVIL against Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano. Complaints were lodged by White backstage.
After reviewing footage and first hand accounts, New Japan Pro-Wrestling has decided to uphold Jay White’s complaint, and has reprimanded Hirooki Goto. New Japan Pro-Wrestling will continue to act in the interests of safety for fans, staff and athletes going forward.
Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI and Tomohiro Ishii will defend the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships against Jay White, Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa Thursday at New Beginning in Hiroshima.
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