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NJPW cancels Thursday Uwajima event after wrestler develops fever

New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced their Summer Struggle event scheduled for Thursday in Uwajima has been canceled as one of the wrestlers slated to appear developed a fever.

From the statement: "Unfortunately, one of the wrestlers scheduled to appear had developed a fever. The wrestler immediately undertook additional COVID-19 testing, but New Japan Pro-Wrestling is still awaiting results. Under NJPW’s Coronavirus guidelines, and acting in the best interests of health and safety for other wrestlers and fans in attendance, the decision was made to cancel tonight’s event."

The non-televised Thursday show was to feature six multi-man tag team matches, headlined by IWGP Champion/Intercontinental Champion EVIL, Taiji Ishimori and Dick Togo vs. Naito, Hiromu Takahashi, and BUSHi.

As of now, New Japan is scheduled to run this Sunday in Shizuoka with another non-televised show. They aren't set to return to air until August 26th's kickoff to the King of Pro Wrestling tournament.