Katsuya Kitamura & HIKULEO Have Both Suffered Injuries And Have Been Removed From The New Japan Cup Tour

Two up and coming talents in NJPW will unfortunately not be a part of the New Japan Cup tour.

NJPW announced via Twitter that two of their young stars will not be partaking in the New Japan Cup tour which starts on March 9th. Katsuya Kitamura, who was the winner of last year's Young Lion Cup suffered a concussion in his match on March 4th during the NJPW 'Anniversary Tour.' The other talent who will be missing the tour is HIKULEO, who is a member of 'Bullet Club' and the brother of Tama Tonga. Formerly known as Leo Tonga, HIKULEO did some damage to his right ACL which has sidelined the big man.

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As noted in the tweet above, the cousin of HIKULEO, Tanga Loa will be covering for both Kitamura and HIKULEO during the New Japan Cup tour.


To read more into what exactly the New Japan Cup is and when the dates for the tour are, click here.

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