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Tetsuya Naito returning from injury for NJPW World Tag League

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Tetsuya Naito is returning to action on November 14.

Naito appeared at a press conference held this morning and confirmed that he would be returning for the World Tag League that will start on the 14th. He announced that he would be teaming with SANADA. 

During the press conference, Naito said that he injured his knee during his first match in the G1 against Zack Sabre Jr. back in September. This caused him to miss the rest of the tournament, officially scoring a 0-9 record. Naito said that while he was mentally preparing for torn ligaments in his knees that would have required surgery, instead there was in fact no ligament damage and would be able to return to the ring quickly. He also assured people that he was not rushing back to the ring.

It was also confirmed during this morning’s press conference that Kazuchika Okada would challenge Shingo Takagi for the IWGP World Heavyweight title at Wrestle Kingdom 16 on January 4.