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NJPW Announces Antonio Inoki Biopic At Wrestle Kingdom 17



Antonio Inoki, a former member of the House of Councilors of Japan and founder of NJPW, passed away from systemic transthyretin amyloidosis on October 1, 2022, at age 79.

During Wednesday’s Wrestle Kingdom 17 pay-per-view event, NJPW announced that a movie based on the life of Antonio Inoki is currently in the works. No other details about the film were provided at the Tokyo Dome show.

NJPW held the Antonio Inoki Memorial 6-Man Tag Match at Wrestle Kingdom 17, in honor of the late personality. Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata & Satoshi Kojima pinned the team of Tiger Mask, Minoru Suzuki & Tatsumi Fujinami to win the memorial match.

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