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Minoru Suzuki to miss New Japan Cup finals & Dominion due to fever

As a precautionary measure, Minoru Suzuki will miss this weekend's NJPW events.

"On July 10,  Minoru Suzuki developed a fever, and as a cautionary measure, will not be present for the New Japan Cup or Dominion events on July 11 & 12," NJPW announced. "Since wrestling on July 3, where Coronavirus antibody and antigen testing all showed negative, Suzuki has had no contact with any other wrestlers."

Suzuki was scheduled to team with Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr. & El Desperado against Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Yuji Nagata & Ryusuke Taguchi at the New Japan Cup finals. With Suzuki off the show, Yoshinobu Kanemaru will take his place in the eight-man tag match.

The full card for Dominion has yet to be revealed.

Suzuki lost to Nagata in the first round of the New Japan Cup.

The New Japan Cup finals and Dominion are both taking place at Osaka-jo Hall in Osaka, Japan. They'll be the first NJPW events with fans in attendance since the promotion resumed running events last month, though the arena will be limited to one-third capacity each night.