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Michael Elgin out of NJPW Power Struggle main event due to injury


After fracturing his orbital bone at NJPW’s King of Pro Wrestling show earlier this week, Michael Elgin is officially out of his scheduled Power Struggle main event match next month.

Elgin was scheduled to challenge Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship on the November 5th show, but the eye injury has forced him out of action for the time being. Jay Lethal will replace Elgin and challenge Naito for the championship. The two met recently at Ring of Honor’s All Star Extravaganza VIII pay-per-view, where Lethal got the win over Naito.

Before he was officially pulled from the match, Elgin posted a video update on his condition and confirmed that he would be staying in Japan and undergoing surgery for the injury.

The current card for Power Struggle is:

  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. SANADA
  • NEVER Openweight Champion Katsuyori Shibata defending against EVIL
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion BUSHI defending against KUSHIDA
  • IWGP Tag Team Champions The Guerrillas of Destiny defending against YOSHI-HASHI & Tomohiro Ishii
  • The finals of the 2016 junior tag tournament