Bushiroad Planning To Restart Live Events, NJPW And Stardom Talent To Take Antibody Tests

Bushiroad, the parent company for NJPW and Stardom, issued a statement on Tuesday announcing the company is preparing to resume live events. 

NJPW and Stardom have canceled or postponed events during the pandemic and have not run empty arena shows. 

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The statement (translated via Google translate) reads:

Bushiroad Co., Ltd. has canceled and postponed many events from February in consideration of the situation of new coronavirus infection.
With the cancellation of the emergency declaration, we have decided to restart live events such as professional wrestling, stage performances, and live music performances, and have decided to carry out antibody tests for all athletes and performers for safety and security. I will inform you.

About carrying out antibody tests
For all live events such as New Japan Pro-wrestling performances, Stardom performances, theatrical group airship performances, and Bushiroad Music music live performances, a doctor will perform an antibody test in advance for all players and performers as well as staff members who are closely related.

It is unknown when NJPW and Stardom will resume live events. Japan recently lifted its state of emergency and will allow empty arena sports to begin on June 19. Both NJPW President Harold Meij and Bushiroad founder Takaaki Kidani have stated that running empty arena shows has been discussed, but no announcement has been made.

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