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NJPW announces four additional July events


NJPW has announced four additional events that will be part of their July schedule.

The promotion will return to Korakuen Hall in Tokyo for a New Japan Road event on Monday, July 20. Sengoku Lord will then take place at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium in Nagoya on Saturday, July 25. NJPW will be back at Korakuen Hall on Monday, July 27 and Friday, July 31 for Summer Struggle 2020 shows.

Sengoku Lord took place for the first time last year and was headlined by then-champion Kota Ibushi defending the IWGP Intercontinental Championship against Zack Sabre Jr.

Fans will be allowed to attend the four shows, but the venues will be at a reduced capacity. "All events will take place with strict measures to counteract the spread of COVID-19. Thoroughly check our event policy," NJPW wrote.

NJPW noted that further events will be announced upon careful monitoring of the developing global situation with the coronavirus pandemic.

The New Japan Cup began this morning and has eight more events. All of those except for the finals will be held without fans in attendance. The New Japan Cup finals on July 11 and Dominion on July 12 are both taking place at Osaka-jo Hall. Fans will be able to attend those two shows with the arena limited to one-third capacity.

The winner of the New Japan Cup will challenge double champion Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and IWGP Intercontinental Championship in the main event of Dominion.