HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) Japanese professional wrestler Mitsuharu Misawa died Saturday night after receiving a blow to his head when he was backdropped by his opponent during a match in Hiroshima. He was 46.

Misawa was confirmed dead at a local hospital, where he was taken to in an ambulance after losing consciousness following the maneuver shortly after 8:30 p.m. in a tag team match at Hiroshima Green Arena, according to police and event organizers.

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