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Yoshinobu Kanemaru off NJPW show due to knee injury


Yoshinobu Kanemaru is off this Thursday's NJPW Road to Power Struggle show due to injury.

NJPW has announced that Kanemaru will miss Thursday's Road to Power Struggle event in Kochi after suffering a right knee injury:

Yoshinobu Kanemaru has sustained an injury to his right knee, and will be unable to compete on November 5’s event in Kochi. Changes have been made to the card accordingly.

We apologise to fans who were looking forward to seeing Kanemaru wrestle. We appreciate your understanding and wish Kanemaru the best in his recovery.

Kanemaru was scheduled to team with his Suzuki-gun stablemates Minoru Suzuki & El Desperado in a six-man tag match against Shingo Takagi, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi at the show. With Kanemaru off the card, Suzuki & Desperado will now face Takagi & BUSHI. Takahashi will team with Tetsuya Naito & SANADA against EVIL, Dick Togo & Yujiro Takahashi.

Thursday's Road to Power Struggle show is a non-televised event. Power Struggle is taking place at the Edion Arena in Osaka, Japan this Saturday and will air live on New Japan World starting at 3 a.m. Eastern time.