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Will Ospreay, Tatsumi Fujinami off NJPW Wrestling Dontaku due to COVID-19

Ospreay and Fujinami are both off this weekend's show after testing positive.
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Will Ospreay and Tatsumi Fujinami are both off this weekend’s NJPW Wrestling Dontaku event due to COVID-19.

The company confirmed this morning that as a result of PCR testing, both are off the card that will take place May 1 at the Fukuoka Dome. As a result, a mystery opponent will replace Fujinami in the opening tag match, and Tomohiro Ishii will now challenge Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP United States Championship.

“As a result of PCR testing, it has been determined that Tatsumi Fujinami and Will Ospreay are both positive for COVID-19, and will not be able to wrestle on Sunday May 1 at Wrestling Dontaku," NJPW wrote on their website. "New Japan Pro-Wrestling deeply apologizes to fans who were looking forward to seeing Fujinami and Ospreay wrestle. We appreciate your understanding, and join fans in wishing a speedy recovery and return.”

Here is the updated lineup for Wrestling Dontaku:

  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP World Heavyweight title
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tomohiro Ishii for the vacant IWGP United States title
  • El Desperado vs. Taiji Ishimori for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight title
  • EVIL vs. Tama Tonga for the NEVER Openweight title
  • Great-O-Khan and Jeff Cobb vs. Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI vs. Bad Luck Fale and Chase Owens for the IWGP Tag Team titles
  • Ryusuke Taguchi and Master Wato vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru and DOUKI for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team titles
  • Hiromu Takahashi vs. YOH
  • Shingo Takagi, BUSHI, and ? vs. Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr., and Taka Michinoku