NJPW house show to take place as scheduled

After yesterday’s New Japan Pro Wrestling event in Uwajima was canceled last minute, NJPW has confirmed that this Sunday’s Summer Struggle show in Shizuoka will go on as scheduled.

The house show was canceled after a wrestler who was scheduled to appear developed a fever. The wrestler immediately took a  COVID-19 test. NJPW announced that it was in the best interests of health and safety for other wrestlers and fans in attendance to cancel the show.

Earlier today, NJPW announced that the wrestler’s antigen and antibody tests came back negative, and therefor, Sunday’s show will now still go on as scheduled.

You can read the full announcement from NJPW below:

Regarding the athlete who had a fever symptom confirmed on August 13, after performing an antigen test and an antibody test in the hospital, ‘negative’ was confirmed.

Based on this result, we will hold discussions with doctors and trainers and hold the Shizuoka Twin Messe Shizuoka Kitakan Tournament on Sunday, August 16 as scheduled.

We apologize for the concern to our fans.

Regarding the Shizuoka Games on August 16th (Sunday), some match cards may be changed. We will inform you as soon as it is decided.

Thank you for your understanding.