March 1974: Tokyo Joe had his career cut short when he lost his leg in a freak accident on an icey road in Alberta.
~~~Tokyo Joe was getting assistance from a tow truck when another car slid into him pinning his legs between two cars.
2005: Tokyo Joe still lives in Calgary where he trains young wrestlers and recruits talent for All Japan Pro Wrestling.
Dale Pierce wrote: Late in his career, Tokyo Joe was involved in a hotel fight and stabbing incident with his tag team partner, The Mighty Jumbo, where they got into it with each other, a la Sid Vicious & Arn Anderson many years later.
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