After Thursday's show in Uwajima was canceled at the last minute, NJPW has confirmed that Sunday's Summer Struggle event in Shizuoka will go on as scheduled.
Thursday's house show was canceled after a wrestler who was scheduled to appear developed a fever. The wrestler immediately underwent COVID-19 testing. NJPW announced that, under their COVID-19 guidelines and acting in the best interests of health and safety for other wrestlers and fans in attendance, the decision was made to cancel the show as they were awaiting test results.
Today, NJPW announced that the wrestler's antigen and antibody tests came back negative and Sunday's show will still be happening:
Regarding the athlete who had a fever symptom confirmed on August 13, after performing an antigen test and an antibody test in the hospital, 'negative' was confirmed.
Based on this result, we will hold discussions with doctors and trainers and hold the Shizuoka Twin Messe Shizuoka Kitakan Tournament on Sunday, August 16 as scheduled.
We apologize for the concern to our fans.
Regarding the Shizuoka Games on August 16th (Sunday), some match cards may be changed. We will inform you as soon as it is decided.
Thank you for your understanding.
Sunday's Summer Struggle event is a non-televised house show. The Summer Struggle shows at Korakuen Hall on August 26 and August 27 will be live on NJPW World, leading into Summer Struggle in Jingu airing live on August 29.