Hideki Hosaka has passed away due to cancer. He was diagnosed with Stage-IV colon and liver cancer.
Hideki Hosaka was born on August 5, 1971, in Itoigawa, Niigata, Japan. Hideki Hosaka was a professional wrestler from Japan who wrestled in Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling, All Japan Pro Wrestling, and Pro Wrestling Zero-One.
In May 1990, he enrolled in Submission Arts Wrestling after being an amateur wrestler during his school years. In August 1991, he joined Wrestling International New Generations (W*ING) after more than a year of training.
He trained with wrestlers such as The Great Wojo, TNT, and Mr. Pogo in W*ING. He left W*ING in 1992 to join the Takano Brothers’ Pro Wrestling Crusaders, where he was known as Benkei. He went to Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling (FMW) a year later since PWC did not run regular programs.
Hosaka announced his candidacy for the City Council of Chiba’s Sodeguara District on October 16, 2016. On October 21, 2019, Hosaka disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Stage-IV colon and liver cancer a month before.
Hosaka “was conscious until the day before his death, but after that, his condition suddenly changed. […] The funeral will be held only by relatives.”
Hideki Hosaka was diagnosed with cancer in 2019. He was 49 years old. https://t.co/0ztgIdeALa
— Eastern Lariat (@EasternLariat) August 2, 2021
R.I.P to Hideki Hosaka, forever consistent in the ring, a W*ING original & FMW regular during the 90’s. Only 49, way too young…
— PITR (@purointherough) August 2, 2021