NJPW has disclosed that Clark Connors has contracted COVID-19 and will be unable to appear at the LA Comic-Con this weekend.
In the statement, the promotion stated that Connors is experiencing mild symptoms and has not had close contact with any wrestlers.
Gabriel Kidd will be appearing in place of Connor this Friday through Sunday at the Comic-Con.
They added that Connors’ status for the NJPW Strong ‘Nemesis’ event on December 9th is contingent on Connors testing negative. Connors is advertised for the card next Thursday in a tag match with Jordan Clearwater against Hikuleo & Chris Bey.
Below is the full statement:
Thank you for supporting New Japan Pro-Wrestling.
Clark Connors has contracted COVID-19 and, as a result, will not be able to make his scheduled appearance at LA Comic Con this weekend.
Clark is experiencing mild symptoms, and has not had close contact with other wrestlers. We apologise to fans who were looking forward to Clark’s appearance, and appreciate your understanding.
Gabriel Kidd will be attending the event in Clark’s place, with the schedule as follows:
Friday December 3 6PM-8PM Gabriel Kidd meet and greet
Saturday December 4 10:30am NJPW panel with Gabriel Kidd, Jay White and Fred Rosser
Saturday December 4 1PM-3PM Jay White meet and greet
Sunday December 5 1PM-3PM Fred Rosser meet and greet
Clark’s condition is being monitored, and his attendance at Nemesis on December 9 at Vermont Hollywood will be subject to a negative test. Further updates will be provided.