Shinjiro Otani Hospitalized Following 4/10 Pro Wrestling ZERO1 Main Event Being Stopped Abruptly

An update on Shinjiro Otani following the April 10 Pro Wrestling ZERO1 event.

On April 10's Pro Wrestling ZERO1 event, Shinjiro Otani challenged Takashi Sugiura for the ZERO1 World Heavyweight Title. During the bout, Otani took a German Suplex into the turnbuckle. Following this, the bout was stopped due to Otani being unable to move.

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Otani was hospitalized following the bout and Tokyo Sports obtained comments from the match's referee, Katsumi Sasazaki, who said Otani couldn't feel his hands but was conscious.

"He was conscious. He could hear [his own] voice and he could clearly see where he was. However, he complained that he couldn't move his hands and that he couldn't move, and he said, 'I can't feel my hands.'"

Hochi News obtained comments from the ringside doctor, Dr. Hayashi, who said there is concern that there was a cervical spine injury.

We will continue to provide any and all updates on the matter.

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