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Chase Owens to miss rest of NJPW World Tag League tour

Owens is off the remainder of the tour due to a death in his family.

Chase Owens will miss the rest of the 2022 NJPW World Tag League tour due to a death in his family. 

NJPW has announced that Owens and Bad Luck Fale have been forced to withdraw from the tournament due to a death in Owens' family. Owens and Fale will forfeit the remainder of their World Tag League matches. 

Unspecified changes will be made to future cards to make up for one less match per show. 

NJPW wrote: 

Thank you for supporting New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

Chase Owens, who has been competing alongside Bad Luck Fale in the World Tag League, will be returning home for the remainder of the series following a death in the family, and will be absent from events starting tonight in Osaka.

We aplogise to fans who were looking forward to seeing Chase wrestle, and appreciate your understanding.

Tonight’s scheduled bout between Fale and Owens and Bishamon will be cancelled. For the remainder of the tour, Chase and Fale’s World Tag League matches will be forfeited, and two points awarded to their scheduled opponents. Forthcoming World and Super Junior Tag League dates will also see card changes; check for full information.

NJPW joins fans in wishing our condolences to Chase’s family. 

The current World Tag League standings: 

NJPW World Tag League 2022 standings --

  • Aussie Open (Mark Davis & Kyle Fletcher) (8 points, 4-0)
  • Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer (6 points, 3-1)
  • TMDK (Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls) (6 points, 3-1)
  • Tetsuya Naito & SANADA (4 points, 2-2)
  • Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI (4 points, 2-2)
  • Great-O-Khan & Aaron Henare (4 points, 2-2)
  • Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens (4 points, 2-2)
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toru Yano (4 points, 2-2)
  • EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi (0 points, 0-4)
  • Alex Coughlin & Gabriel Kidd (0 points, 0-4)