The wrestling industry reacts to the death of wrestling legend Antonio Inoki

As previously noted, NJPW founder and wrestling legend Antonio Inoki passed away at the age of 79. Numerous wrestling personalities reacted to the news and here are some of the comments…

Triple H: One of the most important figures in the history of our business, and a man who embodied the term “fighting spirit.” The legacy of WWE Hall of Famer Antonio Inoki will live on forever.

Tony Khan: RIP Antonio Inoki, a pioneer in the pro wrestling industry. Inoki’s influence and his achievements will live on forever in the wrestling world; he’s an inspiration to all of the dreamers. Thank you sir.

Eric Bischoff: Some of the moments in my career that I am most grateful for are a result of the friendship that evolved from our business together. Inoki san was a visionary. In some ways-too ahead of his time. 安らかに眠る

Adam Cole: RIP Antonio Inoki…a legend in every sense of the word. 🙏

Taz: Very sad to hear the passing of a true icon of Professional Wrestling worldwide. Antonio Inoki inspired so many wrestlers for so many decades including me in my in ring days. I had the opportunity to wrestle on several tours for Inoki in NJPW – he truly changed the game. RIP 🙏

Frankie Kazarian: RIP Antonio Inoki. I would listen to Kowalski tell Inoki stories for hours on end. Thank you for your immense contributions to our sport and the unrivaled legacy you leave behind. Honored to have met you. Godspeed sir.

Samoa Joe: I found my road… Thank you for everything Inoki-sama Rest in Power.