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TAKA Michinoku Removed from NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Tournament

Posted By: Caylon Knox on May 27, 2019

TAKA Michinoku Removed from NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Tournament

New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced that the legendary TAKA Michinoku will be forced to miss out on the remainder of the Bets of the Super Juniors tournament due to a foot injury.

The 45-year-old former WWE Light Heavyweight Champion was scheduled to compete in two more matches in the tournament on May 29th and May 31st.

The following comes from NJPW1972.com:

On Friday’s Best of the Super Juniors event in Korakuen Hall, TAKA Michinoku sustained an injury to his right foot that led to him forfeiting his match against Dragon Lee Sunday in Chiba.

After evaluation, it has been determined that Michinoku will miss the remainder of the Best of the Super Juniors tour. His tournament matches will be forfeited, and his opponents on May 29 in Nagoya and May 31 in Ehime will receive an automatic two points.

In addition, changes have been made to the following undercard tag matches on May 30 in Osaka and June 3 in Okayama:

May 30 Match 2

Yuya Uemura, Shota Umino & Tomohiro Ishii vs TAKA Michinoku, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi

Shota Umino & Tomohiro Ishii vs Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi

June 3 Match 1

Yota Tsuji, Jonathan Gresham & Tiger Mask vs Jado, Gedo & Taiji Ishimori

Jonathan Gresham, Tiger Mask & SHO vs Jado, Gedo & Taiji Ishimori

Match 3

Shota Umino, SHO & Tomohiro Ishii vs TAKA Michinoku, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi

Shota Umino & Tomohiro Ishii vs Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi

Check the schedule page for updated lineups.

We apologize to fans who were looking forward to seeing TAKA Michinoku compete and appreciate your understanding.

Source: www.NJPW1972.com Tags: #puroresu #njpw #njbosj #taka michinoku
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