Tetsuya Naito revealed in an interview with NJPW1972.com that for about six months he went through a crisis and thought he couldn’t wrestle anymore.
Here is what he had to say:
“No, not really. I don’t want to go into specifics, but for a while, I thought I couldn’t wrestle anymore,” Naito revealed. “Truth is for about six months, maybe since May, I had this kind of crisis of confidence. From about May, I’d felt something was up, and I couldn’t put my finger on it. I thought I could cover it up, but I think the result was that it did come through. I was constantly wrestling in that state of unease. I hate going to the hospital, but I really wasn’t myself for a time.”