Attitude Era Manager Reportedly ‘Fighting For His Life’ Following Stroke


Former WWE Star and Manager of the Attitude Era faction Kaientai, Yamaguchi San has been hospitalized following a stroke and is fighting for his life, as reported by The Mirror.

Yamaguchi’s Brother Shunsuke Yamaguchi, who currently works for WWE as one half of their Japanese announce team, posted the following update on his status on Facebook:

“Some of u might have heard but my brother Yusuke, aka Yamaguchi Wally or Yamaguchi San, had a stroke, This is a pic from 1am est. Don’t know how long he has. Some of his friends from school and Gong Magazine have visited him. Love you brother!!!”

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Kan’s managed faction Kaientai made their debut on Japanese wrestling promotion Michinoku Pro Wrestling back in 1994.

The group originally contested Shiryu, Dick Togo, and Mens Teioh, and was later joined by  Sho Funaki and Taka Michinoku.

However, Yamaguchi San only started managing them once the stable made their WWE debut in early 1998. The group also had a short stint with ECW prior to their run with the company then known as WWF.

No further details about his health are available at this point but we’ll keep you posted if anything comes to light.