KUSHIDA will not take part in Sunday's NJPW Burning Spirit tour finale as he continues to recover from Hand, foot, and mouth disease.
NJPW announced Friday that KUSHIDA will not take part in Sunday's show in Kobe World Hall as scheduled as he continues to recover from Hand, foot, and mouth disease.
The promotion first announced earlier this week that KUSHIDA had "a suspected skin disease," then announced the official Hand, foot, and mouth diagnosis on Wednesday.
KUSHIDA, Tama Tonga, and Jado had been scheduled to face Jay White, Taiji Ishimori, and Gedo in a trios match on Sunday's event. That match has now been changed to Tama Tonga & Jado vs. Jay White & Taiji Ishimori in a tag.
NJPW wrote Friday:
Thank you for supporting New Japan Pro-Wrestling.
KUSHIDA, who was scheduled to compete Sunday at Burning Spirit in Kobe, is still recovering from a bout of hand, foot and mouth disease, and will not be cleared to wrestle his scheduled match.
We apologise to fans who were looking forward to seeing KUSHIDA wrestle and appreciate your understanding.
The following change has been made to tomorrow’s card.
KUSHIDA, Jado & Tama Tonga vs Gedo, Jay White & Taiji Ishimori ->
Jado & Tama Tonga vs Jay White & Taiji Ishimori
NJPW joins fans in wishing KUSHIDA a full and speedy recovery.
Sunday's Burning Spirit event airs at 3 a.m. Eastern time on NJPW World, and wil lbe headlined by Will Ospreay defending the IWGP United States Championship against David Finlay, Karl Anderson defending the NEVER Openweight Championship against Hiroshi Tanahashi, plus an IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship match, with TJP and Francesco Akira defending against Ryusuke Taguchi and Master Wato.