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    Posted: 29/August/2010 at 21:16
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A true legend of the Japanese scene and especially New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Kotetsu Yamamoto, has died at the age of 68. Yamamoto debuted for the old Japan Pro in 1963 and would go on to form a popular tag team with another New Japan mainstay and former boss of the Makai Club, Kantaro Hoshino, called the Yamaha Brothers.

After retiring from active service in April, 1980, Yamamoto began to focus on training young wrestlers in New Japan’s dojo, where he gained a reputation for his tough but effective training, which helped forge arguably pro wrestling’s finest dojo/training facility. Yamamoto trained some of New Japan’s greatest stars and even into the 2000s he was involved in the dojo.

Kotetsu also worked as a commentator for New Japan’s World Pro Wrestling on TV Asahi and in more recent years, SXW on J SPORTS ESPN, where there were often comedy features involving him.

Yamamoto was someone you couldn’t go long without seeing in some form on New Japan shows. Always present, often smiling, he was one of those faces you just become to associate with a company and never expect to disappear.

R.I.P. Kotetsu Yamamoto, you will be badly missed…

 
sad news. he will be missed by all. =(
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Damn.  I'll miss Yamamoto-san.  Even in his old age, he was one tough bastard.  I loved his interaction with Dansoku Dino earlier this year.  It was hilarious to see him get pissed at Dino's homosexual antics and look to even fight him.

NJPW lost a very valuable trainer for their next generation superstars.  He helped train guys like Nakamura and Tanahashi, so it'll be interesting to see who takes over as lead trainer.  I wouldn't doubt if they asked somone like Riki Choshu.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote badguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/August/2010 at 07:33
The name sounds familiar, did he wrestle in BJW? If so, I may have seen him wrestle, neverless RIP Kotetsu. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.


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