Masato Yoshino's career is coming to an end as he announced he will retire at some point in 2020. Yoshino did not give an exact date, but noted he is stepping away from the sport due to lingering effects of a neck injury suffered in 2017.
Yoshino, 39, made his debut in 2000 and is a former four-time Open The Dream Gate Champion. He is also a former six-time Open The Brave Gate Champion and eleven-time Open The Triangle Gate Champion.
Known for his blazing speed, Yoshino has wrestled all over the world, including stops in TNA/IMPACT, Wrestling Society X, Lucha Libre AAA, Ring of Honor, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, and more.
【Breaking news from Kobe】— Dragon Gate English (@DragonGateEN) December 26, 2019
Masato Yoshino has announced that he will retire sometime during 2020 due to the lingering effects of the neck injury he suffered in 2017.
The exact time in 2020 is not yet decided.
More details to come. #dragongate#DragonGateNetwork
This isn't sped up.— Rob Naylor (@NINaylor) December 23, 2019
Yoshino's had such an awesome career. Consistently great. pic.twitter.com/QGqJKXHUwD
Fightful will have an update on Yoshino's final match when it is announced.