The Great-O-Khan is being honored for having saved a girl from an assault.
On the evening of March 29, Khan reportedly subdued an inebriated 61-year-old man who had grabbed a 10-year-old girl by both shoulders. Khan had seen the man harassing the girl before stepping in to intervene. The incident took place outside JR Musashi Kosugi Station in Kawasaki City.
The Nakahara police honored Khan on Monday April, 4 with a letter of appreciation for his efforts. He told Tokyo Sports that the recognition was more valuable to him than a championship belt.
The 30-year-old member of the United Empire has a busy few weeks upcoming. He will be participating in the Hyper Battle 2022 tour in Japan leading up to the big event on April 9. Khan will team with Jeff Cobb on the show and challenge for the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships against Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI. He will then travel to the United States where he is scheduled for NJPW Mutiny in Los Angeles on April 10.