Japanese Legend Paralyzed, Foley Defends Joey Ryan D*ck Flip, RAW Preview

Yoshihiro Takayama paralyzed

Yoshihiro Takayama Paralyzed After Botched Move

The Japanese press are reporting that wrestler Yoshihiro Takayama is paralyzed from the neck down after following in-ring injury earlier this year.

The 50 year old legend was hospitalized in May after a botched sunset flip, but his recovery had been kept under wraps. It can now be confirmed that he is paralyzed from the neck down despite undergoing spinal surgery.

Takayama has wrestled for all of the major promotions in Japan and is one of the few to have held all of their heavyweight titles. He is also known for a PRIDE MMA fight against Don Frye in 2002, which was voted fight of the year due to its brutality.

Samoa Joe who wrestled Takayama in NOAH wrote the following on Twitter:

Foley Took ‘Silly’ Move For Smiles

After being criticized by Jim Cornette, Mick Foley used social media to explain why he took Joey Ryan’s controversial ‘d*ck flip’ move over the weekend:

So last night in Dublin, there was an incident involving a case of mistaken identity, and a leapfrog that turned an innocent attempt at a mandible claw into something far, FAR more sinister! I know Joey Ryan’s #DickFlip has divided the wrestling Community in a way we previously thought only John Cena or Roman Reigns could! It has become the #IWC equivalent of the Trump/Hillary election – ending friendships, even turning brother against brother…brother! Son against Daddy…daddy! It’s quite possible Jim Cornette will never speak to me again after seeing this photo – a solid 28 year friendship over in a matter of seconds! So why, you may ask, would I participate in such a potentially divisive penile palming? The answer is simple – look at the smiles. JUST LOOK AT THE SMILES! There is a smile, literally on EVERY face! In the end, isn’t that what it’s all about? If applying the mandible claw to Joey Ryan’s genitalia last night was wrong…I don’t want to be right! Please let me know how YOU feel about this gripping problem!

The #MickFoleyMemorabiliaAuction begins tomorrow at http://rainn.org with 100% of profits going to #RAINN”

On Tonight’s RAW

Tonight’s episode of RAW from Toronto, Canada, will be headlined by Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman in a Last Man Standing match. WWE.com are also hyping the following points:

– Bayley’s future to be determined.
– Does Rollins truly have Ambrose’s back?
– The Hardys’ fury has been “awoken”
– How will Wyatt respond to Bálor’s mind games?

Mojo Rawley Mocks Corbin’s Mic Skills

A Tweet from Mojo Rawley about entering Canada has resulted in the SmackDown Superstar mocking Baron Corbin’s mic skills: