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Photo: Vader reportedly collapses at show in Japan

According to Reddit user kamatacci, former WCW Champion Vader reportedly collapsed earlier today (Thurs. April 20, 2017) at a show in Japan:

“Not lost consciousness collapsed, but he fell to his back after the match, right when Inoki was coming out to give a speech. Muto and Akira were giving him water and trying to keep him cool. He eventually rolled out and walked to the back with minimal help, but he did somewhat stumble there too. Once in the match after he and Riki were exchanging blows, he very much legit fell to one knee. He was surprisingly active during the match, and even did a turnbuckle spot, but he’s in terrible shape and wasn’t looking too comfortable in the ring. He has two more events this tour.

“Let’s hope Vader Time hasn’t run out.”

A photo has surfaced of Muto and Akira giving the downed man water, as the Reddit user described, which you can check out here:

We’ll keep you updated as we learn more……


  • D2K

    Well, this is what happens. With his heart issues he has no business in the ring. I hope that he is okay.

  • Darrin Tyler

    The hell? I thought he retired 20 years ago….

  • Will Henderson

    well, he did revealed that he’s living on borrowed time recently and that he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure

  • Kayfabe_Is_Dead

    Interesting. I feel bad but not really, given his relative age and health. Wasn’t he given two years to live or something? Just sayin.