Shinjiro Otani to be present at ZERO1's 3/26 show

Originally published at Shinjiro Otani to be present at ZERO1's 3/26 show

Otani’s first public appearance since his injury. 

For the first time since his cervical spinal cord injury in April 2022, Shinjiro Otani will be making a public appearance and it’ll be at Pro Wrestling ZERO1’s March 26th show in Tokyo, Japan at the Yasukuni Shrine. 

Otani sent out the following via Twitter about his appearance: 

About a year has passed since then.

I would like to thank all of you who have continued to send me ‘Go for it!’

I would like you to see Shinjiro Otani moving forward, even if it is only by small steps.

On March 26th at Yasukuni Shrine

I will return to the world of wrestling!

あれから約1年

どんな時も「頑張れ!」を送り続けてくれた皆さんに

小さなひと足ずつであっても

前進している大谷晋二郎を見ていただきたいと思います

3月26日靖国神社で

僕はプロレスの世界に帰ります!!
#押忍REMIUM #pwzero1 #GanPro #ホットジャパン #何度でも立ち上がれ

— 大谷 晋二郎『』 (@otani_shinjiro) March 5, 2023

【3/26押忍PREMIUM靖国大会、開始時間変更のお知らせ】 #押忍PREMIUM #pwzero1
★3/26押忍PREMIUM靖国大会
試合開始時間13時00分→12時00分
★3/5ZERO1後楽園大谷晋二郎オープニングビデオメッセージを、ZERO1公式YouTubeで公開!
ZERO1公式YouTubeチャンネル→https://t.co/OWVtFHlvqM pic.twitter.com/E2fpdC4xF3

— プロレスリングZERO1 (@ZERO1_Wrestling) March 6, 2023

Otani is paralyzed from the neck down and is still in rehabilitation. This year, New Japan Pro-Wrestling donated 3 million yen to Otani’s medical fund and earlier this month, a portion of the proceeds from the All Star Junior Festival were donated to Otani.