keepingthespiritalive: Kensuke Sasaki held a retirement party in Tokyo, Japan today as a final send-off to celebrate his 28 years in as a professional wrestler. Roughly 400 people came out for the occasion including many other wrestlers, most notably with Antonio Inoki (left picture) and Kenta Kobashi (right picture). Two people who were very influential to him throughout his career, as well as close friends. A 10 count gong was conducted to officially signal the end of his career. Sasaki was in tears as he finally closed this chapter of his life. Sasaki made a joke during the party that he still trains and eats like he was still competing, but he knew the time was right for him to make the decision to officially retire. Sasaki’s last match was against his protege Katsuhiko Nakajima on February 11th of this year.