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Eight NJPW Stars Taken Off Event Due To COVID-19 Protocols

Posted By: Joe West on Aug 16, 2021

Eight NJPW Stars Taken Off Event Due To COVID-19 Protocols

New Japan Pro Wrestling has put out a press release announcing that, due to COVID-19 protocols, several of their stars will be unable to appear at today's event.

The stars being taken out are Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi, Gedo, Dick Togo, Shingo Takagi and BUSHI.

The press release can be read below.

Thank you for your support of New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

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.

The following changes have been made to tonight’s card.

1st Match

Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr, Minoru Suzuki & DOUKI

Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato

2nd Match

Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & BUSHI vs EVIL, Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi & Jado

Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr, Minoru Suzuki & DOUKI

3rd Match

Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato vs Gedo & Dick Togo

Kazuchika Okada & Toru Yano vs Chase Owens & Jado

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.

Source: 411Mania.com
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