Former NJPW Star Arrested Following Altercation With His Wife

Mar 3, 2019 - by James Walsh

Yahoo! Japan reports that former NJPW star and former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Koji Kanemoto was arrested on Friday and charged with assault following an altercation with his wife. According to the report, Kanemoto’s wife went through his phone and suspected he was cheating on her which sparked their altercation.

Tokyo Sports (via Fightful) reports that the Ikuta police spoke with Kanemoto and he explained the altercation to them (the translation is obviously not perfect).

“I am certain that I had violence against my wife. I was suspected of cheating because she went through my cell phone without permission. It was a flat-[handed] and one-shot hit,” he reportedly said.

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