The coronavirus pandemic has hit Japan hard as promotions are unable to run events at this time. That has left Big Japan Pro Wrestling asking fans for help, revealing that they are crowdfunding to survive. The promotion had to postpone or cancel its tournament in May.
BJW's official Twitter account posted the following messages:
Dainippon Professional Wrestling has decided to postpone or cancel the tournament in May. In the midst of not being able to perform at the show, we will be crowdfunding soon to survive dainippon professional wrestling. In a difficult situation for all of you, it would be great if you can just look at the site when it is published.
On the donation page, fans learn a bit more as BJW states there is no prospect of resumption during the pandemic.
Dainippon Pro Wrestling, which has celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, is currently in danger of survival due to a request for refraining from the new coronavirus. After the emergency declaration in April, the number of performances will be 0 and there is no prospect of resumption. To the best of my mercy, we would appreciate your support in order to deliver Dainippon Pro-Wrestling to everyone around the country after the situation has settled again.
Fans can donate to help BJW survive by clicking here.
BJW was founded in 1995 and is famous for its deathmatch style. Former competitors include Homicide, Necro Butcher, Tajiri, Abdullah the Butcher, and more.