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Kevin Blackwood out of NJPW Autumn Action tapings

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Kevin Blackwood is out of Sunday’s NJPW Strong Autumn Attack tapings.

The company announced on their website Saturday evening that Blackwood and Eddie Kingston are out. Blackwood is out due to personal reasons, while Kingston tested positive for COVID-19.

As a result of the absences, the card has been changed:

  • A six-man tag match that had Kingston team with Homicide and Wheeler Yuta against Jay White, Karl Anderson, and Doc Gallows now has Homicide and Yuta facing White and Anderson in a tag team match.
  • Kevin Blackwood’s match with Ariya Daiviari has been changed to Kevin Knight facing Daivari.
  • Che Cabrera was set to face Knight. Doc Gallows will now face Cabrera in a singles match.

Kingston announced earlier on Saturday that he had tested positive.

“So here we go, got covid won't be able to make Strong this weekend. It f****** sucks going to test again to see if I can make tv this week,” Kingston said, referring to AEW television.