On April 6th, 2002, during the main event in Fukuoka, at the Hakata Star Lanes arena, with YAMAKAWA, I received an injury
to my pelvis/hip socket. The socket was broken and severely damaged. After visiting the hospital in Fukuoka, I
was flown home where the sports medicine orthopedic surgeons at the University of Kentucky Hospital performed a 5 hour surgery
to build a new hip socket, with steel, and repair the damage. Over three months later, on July 16th, I was told that
I could start learning to walk again. Now, I have healed completely and have returned to wrestling. The
X-ray shows the 2 srteel straps and the six long steel screws that are now embedded into the bones.