Plans have changed for Marty Scurll and NJPW.
Super J-Cast reports Marty Scurll will not be featured on an upcoming episode of NJPW Strong and any plans for him to appear on a New Japan broadcast have been scrapped. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer confirmed the news.
On February 24, Fightful reported Marty Scurll was backstage at a recent NJPW Strong taping in Los Angeles and had expressed interest in rejoining the company. Further details regarding his involvement at the tapings were not known.
Fightful Select has since reported that NJPW responded to the online response to the news of his involvement, but there were several members of the roster who weren't thrilled with his involvement either. Fightful heard from numerous people who worked the tapings that said if they would have been made aware of Scrull's involvement ahead of time, they would have made it clear that they didn't want to work at the tapings. Everything at the actual tapings was said to have been fine, and without incident.
Scurll last worked for NJPW in the Best of Super Juniors Tournament in 2019. He did appear at NJPW The New Beginning USA on January 27, 2020. He last wrestled at ROH Gateway To Honor 2020 on February 29, 2020.
He was named as part of the Speaking Out movement in June 2020, accused of sexual assault in 2015. He issued two separate statements on the accusations. After a lengthy investigation, ROH announced in January 2021 that the company and Scurll had mutually agreed to part ways.