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EVIL off NJPW anniversary show due to injury


EVIL is off New Japan's anniversary show next month due to injury.

New Japan announced this evening that EVIL is out of action due to a left broken orbital bone, which likely happened during the New Japan tour that took place in Australia. As a result, he will miss the upcoming anniversary show on March 6th.

Originally scheduled to be IWGP Tag Team Champions EVIL & SANADA vs. Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI in a non-title match, SANADA will instead take on YOSHI-HASHI in a singles bout. Hirooki Goto has been moved down the card, now teaming with fellow CHAOS members Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano to take on Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Toa Henare in a six-man tag team match.

New Japan's 46th Anniversary show will air live on New Japan World and will feature English commentary. The show will be headlined by IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada battling IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay in a battle of weight class champions.