Minoru Suzuki won't be present at this weekend's NJPW events.
NJPW announced that Suzuki has developed a fever and as a result, will miss the New Japan Cup finals and the Dominion show on July 11 and July 12, respectively. This is done as a preventative measure and the promotion noted that his coronavirus testing has so far turned negative.
Suzuki was scheduled to compete in an eight-man tag team match at the New Japan Cup finals but has been replaced with Yoshinobu Kanemaru.
On July 10, Minoru Suzuki developed a fever, and as a cautionary measure, will not be present for the New Japan Cup or Dominion events on July 11 & 12.
Since wrestling on July 3, where Coronavirus antibody and antigen testing all showed negative, Suzuki has had no contact with any other wrestlers.
As a result of Suzuki’s absence, the following change has been made on tonight’s New Japan Cup final card:
Ryusuke Taguchi, Yuji Nagata, Kota Ibushi & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, Taichi & Zack Sabre Junior –> Ryusuke Taguchi, Yuji Nagata, Kota Ibushi & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desperado, Taichi & Zack Sabre Junior
We apologize to fans who were excited to see Minoru Suzuki wrestle, and appreciate your understanding.
Fightful will have live coverage of both the New Japan Cup finals and the Dominion show.