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Tetsuya Naito off NJPW Road to Castle Attack due to knee injury


Tetsuya Naito did not wrestle on this morning's NJPW Road to Castle Attack due to injury.

Naito came out at the start of tonight’s show and said that he would be unable to compete due to a knee injury that he suffered during his match last night. He apologized to the fans, but then turned his attention to Kota Ibushi, who he faces for the IWGP Intercontinental title on Febuary 28 at Castle Attack. He called him out on wanting to unify both the Intercontinental and Heavyweight titles, intending to still wrestle on the 28th..

Instead of the scheduled Kota Ibushi & Yuji Nagata vs. Tetsuya Naito & SANADA main event, SANADA faced Yuji Nagata in a singles match in the co-main event, with SANADA scoring the win following a moonsault. Kazuchika Okada and SHO faced EVIL and Dick Togo in the main event instead, with SHO submitting Togo.

Naito last wrestled on February 16, teaming with Shingo Takagi to defeat Yuji Nagata and Kota Ibushi.