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Former WWE Wrestler Passes Away At Age 48

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• Former WWE Wrestler Passes Away At Age 48

We are saddened to report that former WWE wrestler Ryan Sakoda has passed away at the age of 48.

No information is available regarding the cause of his death yet.

Sakoda signed with WWE in 2003 and made his official debut at the No Mercy 2003 PPV.

He teamed up with Akio (Jimmy Wang Yang) to form the tag team Kyo Dai. They were Yakuza-style henchmen of Tajiri.

If you’ve never seen Sakoda, he’s the one on the right (on Tajiri’s left) in the photo below:

Tajiri WWE Cruiserweight Champion Akio Jimmy Wang Yang Ryan Sakoda Kyo Dai SmackDown WrestleFeed App

He was released from the company in 2004.

Later on, he became a part of a class action lawsuit against WWE, which alleged that he suffered brain injuries while wrestling for the WWE and that the company tried to conceal this information. This lawsuit was dismissed in 2016.

RIP Ryan Sakoda

December 31, 1972 – September 2, 2021

• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (September 27, 1986) – NWA World Wide Wrestling

On this day in 1986, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Wide Wrestling’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to ‘Starrcade 1986’.

The card can be found below:

Jimmy Garvin vs. Vernon Deaton

Nikita Koloff interview

Paul Jones & Baron Von Raschke interview

Shaska Whatley & The Barbarian vs. The Mulkeys

America’s Team interview

Hector Guerrero & Manny Fernandez vs. The Golden Terror & Tony Zane

Paul Jones invites Fernandez to join his army

Nikita Koloff vs. Bill Tabb

Dick Murdock interview

Jimmy Valliant vs. Brodie Chase

Valliant post match interview

The Midnight Express vs. Art Pritts & Paul Garner

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