The New Japan Pro-Wrestling schedule has undergone some changes recently as Japan has declared a state of emergency and multiple wrestlers tested positive for COVID-19.
NJPW revealed that nine wrestlers have tested positive for COVID-19 coming out of Wrestling Dontaku, but did not reveal the talent in question.
Speaking on his Tama's Island podcast, Tama Tonga confirmed he was not one of the nine positive cases.
"Some of our guys got hit up [tested positive for COVID]. Luckily, I am not one of those guys. Who are those guys? I don't know, but I'm not one of them," said Tama. "It's a little chaotic on the foreigner side as far as the uncertainty because we don't know what's going to happen next. That's just something we're all trying to figure out. Once we found out about the guys who tested positive, we're just trying to figure out what to do. I was scheduled to go home after Grand Slam, but now, because of the situation, I have been prolonged and we changed the schedule. It's just not knowing that's causing people to go crazy. Props to New Japan. I've been quarantined since Wrestling Dontaku and they sent me a thermometer and tests. So far, so good."
Tama noted that he plans on getting the vaccine shot when he returns to America.
NJPW canceled its Wrestle Grand Slam events due to the state of emergency.
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