After spending most of 2018 on the shelf, Satoshi Kojima will make his return to New Japan next month.
New Japan’s Instagram page announced this afternoon that Kojima will be making his return to the ring on September 9 during the Road to Destruction tour. It wasn’t said who he would be facing, though most Road to shows usually rely heavily on tag team matches.
Kojima had been out of action since late January when he suffered an ACL rupture in his left knee during the Fantastica Mania tour. It’s believed that Kojima suffered the injury on January 22 where he faced Rush in a losing effort. Recent videos on his Instagram account have shown him hitting and running the ropes in preperation for a return.
His normal tag team partner, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, has mostly worked six man tag team matches since Kojima’s injury. He hasn’t been used since the Kizuna Road tour back in June.