15 Wrestlers That Died Prematurely

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Rikidozan

Rikidozan was, at one point, Japan’s most famous wrestler. However, he was stabbed and killed in a nightclub by a Japanese gangster in 1963, an attack the people believe may have been planned out and paid for by Masahiko Kimura, Rikidozan’s longtime rival in the ring.

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