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NJPW to resume shows starting on May 22


NJPW announced that they will return to running shows starting on May 22.

The company released a statement saying that they will resume their Road to Wrestle Grand Slam tour starting this Saturday in Nagoya. They also announced dates for May 24, 25, and 26 at Korakuen Hall.

NJPW made the move to cancel their events as 9 people tested positive for COVID-19 following the second night of Wrestling Dontaku. Today’s statement said that these wrestlers have continued to display minor symptoms and have received medical treatment. The company said further that wrestlers and staff will only be allowed to participate after diligent screening.

The two scheduled dome events in Yokohama and Tokyo have been delayed due to the state of emergency being extended in Japan to the end of month.

The second night of Wrestling Dontaku had to be rearranged due to wrestlers being taken off due to safety precautions. A scheduled match between El Desperado and YOH for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight title had to be removed from the card altogether.