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WWE cancels Japan house show tour due to coronavirus pandemic

WWE's house show tour of Japan that was scheduled for this summer has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The three-day tour was set to take place in early July and was supposed to include a show in Osaka and two shows in Yokohama. "Unfortunately, we will not be holding the 'WWE Live Japan' scheduled for July 2nd (Thursday) Edion Arena Osaka and July 3rd (Friday) and 4th (Saturday) Yokohama Arena this year," WWE announced on their Japanese website.

"Tickets will be refunded from June 8th (Monday) 10:00 to July 12th (Sunday) 23:59."

These would have been WWE's first events in Japan since their two house shows in Tokyo last June. Those shows featured Triple H's most recent in-ring appearances. On night one, he teamed with AJ Styles, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson against Samoa Joe, Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley & Baron Corbin. Triple H & Shinsuke Nakamura then faced Joe & Robert Roode on night two.

NJPW, which hasn't held a show since February due to the pandemic, is holding a press conference on Monday night regarding future events.