Oleg Boltin pulled from 9/8 NJPW Road to Destruction due to injury, Ryohei Oiwa replacing him in TV Title bout

Originally published at Oleg Boltin pulled from 9/8 NJPW Road to Destruction due to injury, Ryohei Oiwa replacing him in TV Title bout

He is not cleared to compete. 

New Japan Pro-Wrestling kicked off their Destruction tour on 9/8 and the show is underway as of this writing. Scheduled for the semi-main event was Zack Sabre Jr. defending his World TV Championship against Oleg Boltin. 

It has been announced that Boltin will not be able to compete due to a left wrist injury. Per Oleg’s request, Ryohei Oiwa, who is on excursion, will fill in for him in the title bout. 

【お知らせ】
ボルチン・オレッグ選手が負傷のため、本日の後楽園ホール大会を緊急欠場。

ボルチン選手の希望により、大岩陵平選手が代打出場。
ザック・セイバーJr.選手のNJPW WORLD TV 王座に挑戦へhttps://t.co/lvGKcgmFWL#njdest #njpw pic.twitter.com/0Zh1ulCoQ8

— 新日本プロレスリング株式会社 (@njpw1972) September 8, 2023

Oiwa went on excursion to Pro Wrestling NOAH after being invited there by two-time GHC Heavyweight Champion Kaito Kiyomiya. 

Since winning the World TV Title at Wrestle Kingdom 17, Sabre Jr. has had 12 successful defenses of the belt.