Shingo Takagi, BUSHI, And Others Pulled From NJPW Live Event Due To COVID-19 Protocols

New Japan Pro Wrestling has been forced to make some changes to their August 16 Summer Struggle event.

According to the promotion, Shingo Takagi and BUSHI both arrived at the August 15 show in Shizuoka with fevers, forcing them to be sent home due to COVID-19 protocols. Both men have undergone testing and will be absent from live events until medically cleared. Furthermore, any performers who they came in contact with have been sent home as a precaution.

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On Sunday August 15, Shingo Takagi and BUSHI presented with a fever on arrival at a live event in Shizuoka. In accordance with NJPW’s COVID-19 protocols, both wrestlers did not compete on the card and have undertaken PCR tests. Both will be absent from live events while awaiting results, while contacts will also be absent as a precautionary measure.

We apologise for any disappointment and concern caused, and appreciate your understanding.


As a result of their absence, Gedo and Dick Togo forfeit their Super Jr. Tag League match, and Master Wato and Ryusuke Taguchi receive an automatic two points.

All the changes made to the card can be seen here.

You can find results from past NJPW events in Fightful's results section.

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