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Six NJPW wrestlers still sidelined due to COVID-19 protocols

For the third straight day, six wrestlers have been pulled from an NJPW show.

For the third consecutive day, NJPW has pulled six wrestlers off a show due to COVID-19 protocols. 

Toru Yano, Tomoaki Honma, Satoshi Kojima, Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, and TAKA Michinoku will miss their third consecutive New Year's Golden Series event on Sunday after one of the six presented with a fever prior to Friday's show. 

Sunday's untelevised event in Tochigi will proceed with six matches rather than the planned seven. 

The promotion has not announced which of the six wrestlers had the fever.

NJPW is four days into the 32-day, 20-event New Year's Golden Series, although the key matches on the tour do not take place until February 19 and February 20. 

The next broadcast show will be on Saturday, January 29, with that event at Korakuen Hall being available on demand the next day. 

The next live broadcast on NJPW World will be on Monday, February 7, again from Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.