Shinjiro Otani to be present at ZERO1’s 3/26 show

It'll be Shinjiro Otani's first public appearance since suffering his cervical spinal cord injury in April of 2022

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Otani’s first public appearance since his injury. 

For the first time since his cervical spinal cord injury in April 2022, Shinjiro Otani will be making a public appearance and it’ll be at Pro Wrestling ZERO1’s March 26th show in Tokyo, Japan at the Yasukuni Shrine. 

Otani sent out the following via Twitter about his appearance: 

About a year has passed since then.

I would like to thank all of you who have continued to send me ‘Go for it!’

I would like you to see Shinjiro Otani moving forward, even if it is only by small steps.

On March 26th at Yasukuni Shrine

I will return to the world of wrestling!

Otani is paralyzed from the neck down and is still in rehabilitation. This year, New Japan Pro-Wrestling donated 3 million yen to Otani’s medical fund and earlier this month, a portion of the proceeds from the All Star Junior Festival were donated to Otani.

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