New Japan Pro-Wrestling Cancels Additional Events Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

New Japan Pro-Wrestling has cancelled additional events due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The company released the following statement Tuesday.

“After NJPW events between March 1 and 15 were cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, and acting under the recommendations laid out by a specialist government task force meeting on Tuesday March 10, New Japan Pro-Wrestling has arrived at the decision to cancel the five events remaining in the New Japan Cup tour between March 16 and 21.

We apologize to fans who were looking forward to the remainder of the New Japan Cup. Ultimately, the health and safety of our fans, wrestlers and staff, as well as society at large is our utmost concern and we will make announcements about events scheduled after March 22 upon careful monitoring of this developing situation.”

The following events have been canceled.

  • Tuesday March 10, Okayama
  • Thursday March 12, Korakuen Hall
  • Friday March 13, Korakuen Hall
  • Saturday March 14, Chiba
  • Monday March 16, Toyama
  • Tuesday March 17, Saitama
  • Wednesday March 18, Shizuoka
  • Friday March 20, Niigata
  • Saturday March 21, Niigata

The only scheduled event that remains on the NJPW calendar is Sakura Genesis on 3/31.

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