NJPW removes six performers for second consecutive show

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2022/01/22/njpw-removes-six-performers-for-second-consecutive-show/

For the second show in a row, six New Japan performers will miss an event due to COVID protocols.

Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, Taka Michinoku, Satoshi Kojima, Toru Yano & Tomoaki Honma are off Saturday’s card in Gunma.

All six missed Friday’s event at Korakuen Hall after one of the six contracted a fever.

Saturday’s show is not streaming on New Japan World and is part of the New Years Golden Series tour, which kicked off this past Thursday.

The company issued a statement on Friday evening to alert fans that the six would not be appearing on the show.

The new main event will be a six-man tag with Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Hiroyoshi Tenzan taking on Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & Shingo Takagi.

1.20後楽園に出場した選手に発熱症状が見られたため、1月22日(土)Gメッセ群馬大会の一部カードが変更へ https://t.co/0Z24EX2tPa#njgolden #新春黄金シリーズ pic.twitter.com/YNyHMz0CxE

— 新日本プロレスリング株式会社 (@njpw1972) January 22, 2022