Former All Japan Pro Wrestling President, Promoter and Owner, Motoko Baba, the wife of the late Shohei Baba (aka Giant Baba) passed away on Saturday aged 78, according to a report from Yahoo Japan.

After Giant Baba’s passing in 1999, Motoko continued to run All Japan Pro Wrestling before eventually selling the company in 2002, with Keiji Mutoh (aka The Great Muta) taking over as the head of the company.

On behalf of everyone associated with Wrestling-News.Net, we would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Motoko Baba.