NJPW Clears Another Talent Following COVID-19 Concerns

Hiroshi Tanahashi is the latest New Japan Pro Wrestling talent to have a scare with COVID-19.

The promotion announced he is officially cleared for this week’s Summer Struggle shows after he came in contact with someone who had tested positive for COVID-19.

“On August 1, Hiroshi Tanahashi made a television appearance with another cast member who has since tested positive for COVID-19.

Adequate countermeasures were put in place during production of the program, and Tanahashi did not come into close contact with the infected party.

As a precaution, Tanahashi has since undertaken antigen, antibody and PCR testing, with all tests returning negative.

Tanahashi is in good health and will be able to compete on this week’s Summer Struggle events in Korakuen Hall.”

NJPW has shows on 8/6, 8/7, 8/8 and 8/9, all from Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.