Huge turnout to bid farewell to Manabu Nakanishi before his retirement Fberuary 22.
A huge crowd of fans greeted Manabu Nakanishi in Suidobashi this weekend, as the Yajin had his last autograph signing event before his retirement in Korakuen Hall this weekend.
Fans from as far afield as Tochigi and Nakanishi’s home of Kyoto all flocked to Tokyo to congratulate Nakanishi. The big man got a little too carried away with home town talk before getting down to the business of shaking hands, signing autographs and having a lot of fun.
Nakanishi spent time with every single fan who attended, including his workout buddies of the Third Generation Club, who showed up toward the end of the event. In closing, Nakanishi would state ‘I’ve seen some familiar faces and some new ones here. Pro wrestling is something we pass down from one person to the next. I’m so happy it’s in everybody’s hearts.’