NJPW is bringing back cheering starting in the fall.
During this morning’s NJPW press conference, it was announced that the company will hold special events on September 5 and 6 at Korakuen Hall as part of their Burning Spirit tour. These shows will be at half capacity to allow a cheering section. The company said that more details on these events will follow soon.
Cheering has been discouraged at live events in Japan due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Since NJPW resumed shows in June of 2020, fans have been encouraged to clap instead of cheer during the shows.
DDT has also announced a show that will allow cheering taking place on July 7. The card will be headlined with Kazusada Higuchi & Naomi Yoshimura taking on Yuki Ueno and Toi Kojima.
NJPW’s next tour will be their G1 Climax tournament starting on July 16, running through August 18 in Budokan Hall.