IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Bout Off NJPW Wrestling Dontaku, Other Changes Made

Changes have been made to night two of NJPW Wrestling Dontaku.

NJPW announced that the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title bout between El Desperado and YOH has been removed from NJPW Wrestling Dontaku night two. Furthermore, two matches on the undercard have been changed.

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It was announced that wrestlers in question are currently undergoing thorough examination and PCR and antibody testing, but the wrestlers were not named in the announcement.

From NJPW:

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One wrestler who was scheduled to appear on today’s Wrestling Dontaku Day 2 card presented with a fever this morning. This individual is currently undergoing thorough examination and PCR and antibody testing.

In addition, another wrestler who has been a part of events since May 1 in Beppu is also undergoing evaluation.

In an abundance of caution, neither will be participating in today’s event.

After careful consultation with New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s medical committee, and in accordance with government rules and procedures, today’s event will proceed; however the following changes have been made to today’s card.

2nd Match

Original: Kazuchika Okada & SHO vs Minoru Suzuki & Yoshinobu Kanemaru

New Match: Master Wato & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs Taiji Ishimori & Yujiro Takahashi

4th Match

Original: Master Wato, Ryusuke taguchi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Toru Yano & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Dick Togo, Taiji Ishimori, Yujiro Takahashi, EVIL & Jay White

New Match: Ryusuke Taguchi, Toru Yano & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Dick Togo, EVIL & Jay White

5th Match

El Desperado vs YOH

This match has been removed from the card

Every wrestler and staff member involved in today’s event is in full health. We deeply apologise for any inconvenience or concern caused.

Fightful will have results from NJPW Wrestling Dontaku night two following the conclusion of the event.

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