Shinjiro Otani To Undergo Spinal Surgery, ‘Young Rock’ Preview, More


United Wrestling Network took to Twitter today, announcing that UWN Champion Chris Dickinson will defend his title against Davey Richards at Championship Wrestling TV on April 21st. The TV tapings will take place at Oxnard Levity Live in Oxnard, CA.

You can check out the official synopsis for tonight’s episode of ‘Young Rock’ on NBC below:

“Tampa, 1995: With his football dreams dashed, Dwayne asks Rocky to train him to become a wrestler; Rocky begrudgingly agrees, but when Dwayne feels he isn’t progressing, he secretly turns to outside help.”

Shinjiro Otani will be undergoing surgery after suffering a serious injury at a ZERO1 event over the weekend. Otani took a German suplex into the turnbuckle and was unable to move any of his limbs.

Pro Wrestling ZERO1 issued the following statement earlier today, announcing that Otani will need spinal surgery:

“April 10 Ossu PREMIUM Ryogoku Kokugikan ZERO1 ・ We are pleased to inform you that the name of Shinjiro Otani, who was injured at the main event of the 20th & 21st Anniversary Tournament, has been revealed.

“Disease name ‘cervical spinal cord injury.’

“After urgent transportation on the night of the 10th, we will be transferred to the ‘ICU (Intensive Care Unit)’ for the purpose of securing the airway, and on the 13th tomorrow, surgery will be performed to prevent future deterioration.

“Currently, in order to prevent the infection of the new coronavirus, the hospital is in the form of contacting the family from the attending physician and from the family to us, and although we have not been able to meet with the person, the person’s consciousness is stable. I heard that you can talk with your doctor and family.

“We apologize for any inconvenience, but we would appreciate it if you could warmly watch over Shinjiro Otani.

Thank you.”

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