NJPW has announced that the upcoming Wrestle Grand Slam events that were set for later this month in Tokyo have been postponed due a state of emergency as a result in a surge of COVID-19.
The events were set to take place in the Yokohama Stadium and the Tokyo Dome on May 15 and 29.
This announcement also comes as earlier this week, NJPW announced that two of its wrestlers had tested positive for COVID-19.
You can read the full announcement from NJPW below:
Wrestle Grand Slam in Yokohama Stadium, Tokyo Dome postponed
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On Friday May 7, the Japanese government announced an extension to the state of emergency currently in place in Tokyo and other prefectures. In light of this announcement, as well as current COVID-19 infection status, and in order to prevent any potential further spread of the virus, New Japan Pro-Wrestling has arrived at the decision to postpone the Wrestle Grand Slam events in Yokohama Stadium and the Tokyo Dome previously scheduled for May 15 and 29 respectively.
NJPW deeply apologizes to all fans looking forward to these events for the inconvenience and disappointment caused.
New dates for both events are currently being finalized. More information will follow as soon as it becomes available.
All tickets for both events will be valid. Please retain your ticket. Any ticket holder who cannot attend at the rescheduled dates will be eligible for a refund.
At present, we ask for your understanding and patience until rescheduled dates are confirmed. Keep checking back on njpw1972.com for further information on Wrestle Grand Slam as well as other events on the NJPW schedule going forward.