Good news ahead of G1 Supercard in April.
New Japan put out a statement regarding the visa status of Japanese wrestlers coming into the United States, confirming that Japanese talent have obtained their US visas.
An Update Regarding US Visas
New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Japanese wrestlers have obtained their visas for the United States.
We truly appreciate the understanding and support of our fans.
Fans may recall that visa issues kept Japanese talent from appearing on The New Beginning USA tour at the end of January and beginning of February. NJPW officials cited the United States government shutdown as the reason why they were unable to obtain visas for their Japanese talent.
EVIL ran into visa trouble ahead of a Pro Wrestling Force event in mid-February. EVIL was promoted as one of the top stars on the show, but was turned away at customs when trying to enter the country.
NJPW clearing up visa issues for talent is a good sign heading into the scheduled NJPW-ROH G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden on Apr. 6. Thus far, the only confirmed bouts are Jay White defending the IWGP Heavyweight Title against the winner of the New Japan Cup and an IWGP Tag Team Champion vs. ROH Tag Team Champion bout.