EVIL, unfortunately will not be casting his darkness over NJPW's anniversary show.
One-half of the current IWGP Tag-Team Champions, EVIL, has been removed from NJPW's 46th anniversary show next month. EVIL and Sanada were supposed to be going up against Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi in a non-title bout, but due to the announcement that EVIL has suffered a left orbital bone fracture, the "King Of Darkness" will miss the event on March 6th.
Instead, Sanada will be going one-on-one against Yoshi-Hashi. The injury to EVIL occurred during NJPW's 'Down Under' tour in Australia this past weekend.
Here's the updated lineup for the anniversary show, with the announcement of EVIL's injury:
* IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada vs. IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay - Non-title match
* Intercontinental Champion Minoru Suzuki vs. Togi Makabe
* Tetsuya Naito vs. Taichi
* Sanada vs. Yoshi-Hashi
* IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Sho & Yoh vs.Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado- Triple Threat For The Titles
* Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano vs. Juice Robinson & David Finlay
* Katsuya Kitamura vs. Manabu Nakanishi
* Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV, KUSHIDA, Ryusuke Taguchi & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Yuji Nagata, Toa Henare, Tomoyuki Oka, Shota Umino & Tetsuhiro Yagi