Typhoon Hagabis is currently tearing through Japan. As rescue efforts begin and many continue bracing for floods and fleeing for safety, it appears the New Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo has already suffered flooding.
Shared on Twitter by Tsuji & Jushin Thunder Liger, the crew carried some items to the second floor although the water has not stopped:
‘The Dojo is flooding. We carried stuff up to the second floor but the water isn’t stopping’ https://t.co/WppLZ7m4JQ— chris charlton (@reasonjp) October 12, 2019
Waist high level water in the first floor of the dojo. https://t.co/enw7wjiOMe— chris charlton (@reasonjp) October 12, 2019
Hopefully, the damage to the dojo is not too severe and everybody was able to maintain their safety. Chris Charlton shared the news of the storms passing shortly after translating the above tweets.
Seems like the worst of the storm has passed. Everybody here is ok. Thoughts with everyone in Tokyo and whatever else is in its path. Look after yourselves, we’ll all reassess and think of the material damage tomorrow.— chris charlton (@reasonjp) October 12, 2019
We at Fightful extend our well wishes to everybody currently dealing with Typhoon Hagabis.
UPDATE: New Japan Pro-Wrestling has provided the following statement confirming King Of Pro Wrestling will take place as scheduled on Monday:
In the wake of Typhoon Hagibis, thoughts of everyone at New Japan Pro-Wrestling are with those affected.— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) October 13, 2019
We hope everyone remains safe, and can recover as soon as possible.
King of Pro Wrestling on October 14 in Ryogoku Sumo Hall will proceed as planned. #njkopw #njpw pic.twitter.com/zQw8TZsdcG