The New Japan Pro Wrestling calendar has just been hit with a major blow, as the promotion has been forced to cancel all remaining shows scheduled for January.
The following three Golden Series live events have been scrapped outright:-
- Tuesday, January 25 Fukushima - Toyota Crown Arena
- Saturday, January 29 - Korakuen Hall
- Sunday, January 30 Ibaraki - Kamisu Bousai Arena
The following, meanwhile, has been rescheduled for Friday, April 18:-
- Friday, January 28 - Aichi - Nagoya Congress Center Event Hall
New Japan's official statement on the matter reads as follows:-
Thank you for your support of New Japan Pro-Wrestling. With a number of wrestlers presenting elevated temperatures or being in close contact with same, and in accordance with event protocols, New Japan Pro-Wrestling has arrived at the difficult decision to cancel or postpone remaining live events on the schedule for January. We deeply apologise to fans for the inconvenience, disappointment and concern caused by this decision, and appreciate your understanding.
The market-leading puroresu promotion will resume live touring on Sunday, February 6.
This round of cancellations comes following a wave of wrestlers pulling out of three shows on the Golden Series tour, including Minoru Suzuki and Toru Yano.