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KUSHIDA to miss NJPW show due to suspected skin disease

KUSHIDA will miss Wednesday's Burning Spirit event in Kumamoto.
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KUSHIDA has been pulled from another event on NJPW's Burning Spirit tour.

NJPW has announced that, as a precaution due to health concerns, KUSHIDA will miss Wednesday's non-televised Burning Spirit show in Kumamoto. KUSHIDA has been diagnosed with a suspected skin disease.

KUSHIDA was scheduled to team with Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toru Yano, Tama Tonga & Jado in a 10-man tag match against Jay White, Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows, Taiji Ishimori & Gedo at Wednesday's show. That's been changed to an eight-man tag with Tanahashi, Yano, Tonga & Jado facing White, Anderson, Gallows & Ishimori.

KUSHIDA also missed last Saturday's Burning Spirit show due to a fever, though his COVID-19 test came back negative.

"KUSHIDA was removed from Saturday’s event in Kagoshima after presenting with a fever. After testing negative for COVID-19, he underwent consultation with doctors who diagnosed him with a suspected skin disease," NJPW wrote.

"We apologize to fans who were looking forward to seeing KUSHIDA wrestle, and appreciate your understanding."

After departing WWE this April, KUSHIDA made his return to NJPW in June.

The Burning Spirit tour will conclude with shows on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. KUSHIDA is scheduled for matches on the Friday and Sunday events.