The former "Tiger Mask III" arrested on charges of assault.
Former 5-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Koji Kanemoto was arrested on Friday on assault charges according to Yahoo! Japan. The report notes that officers arrested the 52-year old Kanemoto because he got into a physical altercation with his wife.
The police further investigated the situation and discovered that Kanemoto's wife went through and his phone and suspected that he was cheating which led to their altercation. Tokyo Sports added to the report that Kanemoto hit his wife in the head with a flat hand and she did not suffer any injuries. The Ikuta police spoke with Koji and he explained the following about the physical altercation:
"I am certain that I had violence against my wife. I was suspected of cheating because she went through my cell phone without permission. It was a flat-[handed] and one-shot hit." He said.
Koji Kanemoto last wrestled on February 23rd for Big Japan Pro Wrestling at the promotion's 'A Thousand Years Rut 2019' show in a six-man tag match. Throughout his career he has captured multiple championships such as the IWGP Junior Heavyweight and Junior Heavyweight Tag Titles. He's held the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Titles as well and as more information about his arrest comes to the forefront, we'll update you here on Fightful.