61-year-old WWE legend Big Van Vader collapses during show in Japan

first_imgWWE legend Vader, also known as Big Van Vader in WCW, reportedly collapsed at a show commemorating the 45th anniversary of Japanese icon Tatsumi Fujinami’s in-ring debut.The 61-year-old has recently opened up about his serious health issues where he has been diagnosed with congestive heart disease but despite the warning of the doctors, Vader has continued to occasionally step in the wrestling ring.According to the first-hand account of Reddit user, with the handle ‘kamatacci’, “(Keiji) Muto and Akira (Maeda) 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.”Reportedly, Vader has two more matches remaining in his ongoing Japanese tour but it’s yet to be confirmed if he will be participating in them.last_img

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