NJPW President Harold Meij Talks NJPW Choosing "Caution Over Profit" With Shows During Pandemic

NJPW is back doing wrestling events, but while other Japanese promotions attempted to hold events in the past few weeks, NJPW refrained from doing so.

Other promotions, such as Stardom and Dragon Gate have already done events closed off to the public before NJPW even announced its return. NJPW President Harold Meij spoke with The Indian Express and said the decision to not rush back into doing events will benefit the company in the long run.

“The responsibility we hold as an industry leader in Japan and worldwide weighs heavily on our shoulders; ultimately this was the only sensible decision we could have taken as a responsible corporate citizen. A business must be viewed as a long-term entity, and I believe our decision to side with caution over profit will in the long term be seen to have been the right one," Meij said.

Earlier in June, NJPW announced its return with the Project Together Special, which then led into the 2020 New Japan Cup. The winner of the New Japan Cup will then get to challenge Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental titles at the Dominion event taking place in July.

You can check out results of past NJPW events, including the New Japan Cup, on Fightful's results section.

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