WWE Thrown into Mourning As Former Wrestling Superstar Dies At Aged 48

WWE Thrown into Mourning As Former Wrestling Superstar Dies At Aged 48

Babajide Orevba, Akan Anwankwo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:43 PM
  • Ryan Sakoda is best remembered for his role in the Kyo Dai tag team that also included Jimmy Wang Yang
  • Sakoda was also one of Tajiri’s Yakuza-style henchmen and enjoyed an illustrious WWE career before he was released in 2004
  • Until recently, the 46-year-old former professional wrestler was working for Disney at their Grand California Hotel
  • While the cause of his death remains unclear, Chris Masters, a former WWE star claimed it occurred earlier in September

Curtains have fallen on former WWE superstar, Ryan Sakoda who made himself popular during the Attitude Era.

Ryan Sakoda during his WWE days. Photo: Twitter/@411wrestling.
Ryan Sakoda was also one of Tajiri’s Yakuza-style henchmen. Photo: Twitter/@411wrestling.
Source: Twitter

Sakoda was one of the most loved wrestlers during his days with the WWE and was a key part of the Ruthless Aggression era in the early 2000s.

SunSport citing Frightful.com reports the cause of Sakoda's death is yet to be established.

According to the publication, the former SmackDown star was working for Disney at their Grand California Hotel before his unfortunate death.

The 46-year-old signed for WWE as a young prospect in 2003 before the American entertainment company handed him a contract.

He later formed a tag group with Kyo Dai and wrestled a number of household names including The Dudley Boyz, Rikishi and the FBI.

Upon his release in 2004, Sakoda went on to be part of MTV's Wrestling Society X series.

His death has since prompted countless tributes, with ex-star Chris Masters among those who have mourned him.

"This one really hits hard," Chris said.
"Shocked to find out Ryan Sakoda passed away on Sep 2nd. How are we just finding this out now?" He posed.

WWE superstar welcomes first child

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that WWE superstar Ronda Rousey is officially a mother. The wrestler announced the arrival of her daughter via a social media post on Monday, September 27.

The former Mixed Martial Arts fighter shared a photo of the newborn hand resting on her chest and revealed her unique name.

"La'akea Makalapuaokalanipō Browne," she wrote.

Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins welcome baby girl Roux

Legit.ng had also reported that Becky Lynch in May 2020, announced that she is pregnant nearly ten months after getting engaged to Seth Rollins.

Lynch who has held the RAW Women's title for 400 days relinquished her title with Money in the Bank winner Asuka announced as the new champion after she conceived.

Seven months later, Lynch and Rollins happily announced the birth of their baby daughter, Roux, on social media.

Becky dropped photos revealing her baby bump with her due date getting close and the baby finally arrived on Monday, December 7, 2020.

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