Originally published at Dragon Gate's K-ness to retire from in-ring competition, final match in April
K-ness retiring from in-ring competition.
At Dragon Gate’s show in Kobe, Japan, Makoto Saitō, known as ‘K-ness’ appeared and made the announcement that he is retiring from in-ring competition. K-ness is in his late 40s and has been wrestling since the mid-1990s.
He’s been sidelined since July due to issues stemming from his neck. His retirement match is scheduled to take place on April 7th at Korakuen Hall. He will not be able to compete until the retirement match but plans to attend all Dragon Gate events and partake in autograph signings.
He wrote the following about his retirement:
Although I will not be able to compete, I would like to greet my fans all over Japan, so I plan to accompany them to all the until I retire.
Touring after a long time
My last tour
I’m really looking forward to it.
I’m also looking forward to meeting all my fans.
I’m looking forward to seeing all my fans in Japan at each venue.
Please come and meet K-ness!
— k-ness. (@kness0416) December 28, 2021
K-ness first began working with Dragon Gate in 2004. He is a former Open the Triangle Gate, Twin Gate and Brave Gate champion in the promotion.