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Tetsuhiro Yagi retiring from NJPW due to 'personal reasons'


Tetsuhiro Yagi will not be returning to New Japan Pro Wrestling.

NJPW posted on their Japanese website this morning that Tetsuhiro Yagi would not be coming back to New Japan and has decided to retire due to personal reasons. He had been out of action since April after fracturing his right ulna, or essentially injuring his right arm. His last match was teaming with Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Toa Henare in a losing effort against Manabu Nakanishi, Tiger Mask and Yuji Nagata on April 20.

Yagi, 26, had only been wrestling for a year. His first match was on May 9 of last year during a Lion’s Gate project show where he lost to Hirai Kawato. 

Yagi is among other young lion prospects this year who have either been out of action or left New Japan due to injuries. Hikuleo has been out of action since March with an injured ACL, while Katsuya Kitamura’s future in pro wrestling is unclear after a scooter accident crushed one of his legs.