Kushida reveals positive COVID test.
Kushida was scheduled to defend his NXT Cruiserweight Championship on the August 17 episode of NXT against Roderick Strong. On the day of the show, it was announced that Kushida was not medically cleared to compete.
Taking to Instagram, Kushida revealed that he and his family tested positive for COVID-19.
"I hope everyone is okay. Three weeks ago, I was not available for my title match on NXT TV. I tested positive for COVID-19. My family also tested positive. Fortunately, everyone is okay. My wife and I are fully vaccinated, but we still got the virus. Fortunately, the vaccine has given us immunity, but we experienced some symptoms. We have very low energy and I lost my sense of smell and taste. We are recovering. Everyone is feeling better now. The pandemic isn't over. Please stay safe. I will see you in the ring soon," he said.
It is unknown when Kushida will return to the ring.
Fightful would like to send best wishes to Kushida and his family as they continue to recover.
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