New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that Minoru Suzuki will not be present at the New Japan Cup or Dominion events on July 11 and 12 due to developing a fever.
The press release states that Suzuki, who was last in action on July 3, was given a Coronavirus antibody and antigen test, both of which were negative. Since then he has had no contact with other wrestlers. It is being stressed that this is a cautionary measure.
Suzuki will be replaced by Yoshinobu Kanemaru in an 8-Man Tag Team Match set to take place at the New Japan Cup Finals on July 11.
You can view the full press release below:
On July 10, Minoru Suzuki developed a fever, and as a cautionary measure, will not be present for the New Japan Cup or Dominion events on July 11 & 12.
Since wrestling on July 3, where Coronavirus antibody and antigen testing all showed negative, Suzuki has had no contact with any other wrestlers.
As a result of Suzuki’s absence, the following change has been made on tonight’s New Japan Cup final card:
Ryusuke Taguchi, Yuji Nagata, Kota Ibushi & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, Taichi & Zack Sabre Junior –> Ryusuke Taguchi, Yuji Nagata, Kota Ibushi & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desperado, Taichi & Zack Sabre Junior
We apologize to fans who were excited to see Minoru Suzuki wrestle, and appreciate your understanding.