New Japan Pro Wrestling returning

After being forced to shut down at the end of February due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Japan Pro Wrestling will be returning to holding live matches very soon.

NJPW Chairman Naoki Sugabayashi announced earlier on an online press conference that the company will begin holding events starting on Monday, June 15.

The first show will be a special called “Together Project” with a mystery card that will not be announced until the show airs on NJPWWorld.com. This will be their first show since February 26 when the company shut down operations due to the pandemic.

The New Japan Cup, which was originally supposed to be held in March, will instead start on June 16 to July 10. No fans will be in attendance for these events.

The finals will be held on July 11 and Dominion will take place on July 12. Both shows will see the return of fans in attendance at Osaka-jo Hall. Only a third of the hall’s full capacity will be allowed. A July tour scheduled for the Hokkaido region has been canceled.

NJPW previously stated that they would not hold shows until the state of emergency in Japan had been lifted. The state of emergency was lifted on May 25.