TAKA Michinoku Dismissed As K-DOJO Director Following Cheating Scandal

Cheating doesn't pay. 

On Monday, news broke (via Yahoo Japan) that TAKA Michinoku had been having an affair on his wife. This is a much bigger deal in Japan than it is America due to the cultural differences. In Japan, family honor is more valued. As punishment for his infidelity, Kaientai Dojo (K-DOJO) announced that TAKA has been removed as K-DOJO director and board member. He will remain as the owner, but his pay has been suspended until October 2019.

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TAKA is currently part of the NJPW roster where he serves as a member of the Suzuki-gun stable and advocate for Zack Sabre Jr. He is not currently booked for the World Tag League tour, which runs from Nov. 17 to Dec. 9. Michinoku is a former WWF/WWE Light Heavyweight and IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion.

In 2014, former NEVER Openweight Champion Taichi was caught having an affair. As a result, he was suspended for two months and had his wages cut substantially during the time.

NJPW and TAKA have yet to issue a statement on the matter.

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