Two NJPW Wrestlers Held Off Sengoku Lord Due To COVID-19

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Tomoaki Honma and Yota Tsuji were pulled from New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Sengoku Lord show after filming a television show with another cast member who tested positive for COVID-19.

They filmed the show on July 17 and the cast member tested positive on July 24. Neither Honma nor Tsuji were in close contact with the infected party. However, they were pulled from Sengoku Lord out of an abundance of caution.

NJPW released the following statement:

“On July 17, Tomoaki Honma and Yota Tsuji recorded a television show with another cast member who tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, July 24.

Both are in good health and were not in close contact with the infected party. They will not be appearing on Sengoku Lord out of an abundance of caution.

We apologize to fans who were looking forward to seeing Tsuji and Honma wrestle, and appreciate your understanding. The following change has been made to tonight’s card:

2nd Match: Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, Satoshi Kojima, & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano, Yota Tsuji, & Gabriel Kidd

Togi Makabe, Satoshi Kojima, & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano, & Gabriel Kidd”

We’ll have Sengoku Lord results online shortly.