All Japan Pro Wrestling star and head trainer Atsushi Aoki has tragically passed away at just 41. The death has been confirmed by Livedoor, which says he was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident in Tokyo.
The talented grappler began an amateur wrestling career in high school and made his Pro Wrestling Noah debut back in 2005. In 2013, he jumped to All Japan Pro Wrestling and formed the Burning stable. He was currently the promotion’s junior heavyweight champion, which he won last month for the third time.
We send condolences to Aoki’s family and loved ones at this time.