Yoshinobu Kanemaru off remainder of NJPW Road to Destruction tour, Oleg Boltin cleared

Originally published at Yoshinobu Kanemaru off remainder of NJPW Road to Destruction tour, Oleg Boltin cleared

Talent updates from NJPW. 

At the September 9th NJPW Road to Destruction show, Yoshinobu Kanemaru suffered a knee injury. NJPW provided an update and noted that he is still not cleared to compete, so the six-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion is being pulled from the remainder of the Road to Destruction tour. He’s being replaced by TAKA Michinoku.

Oleg Boltin was scheduled to challenge Zack Sabre Jr. for the NJPW World TV Title at the 9/8 Road to Destruction event. He had an infection in his left wrist and was pulled from shows. Oleg is now cleared to compete and will be back in action on Thursday. Below is the full statement from NJPW: 

Thank you for supporting New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

After sustaining a knee injury September 9, Yoshinobu Kanemaru is still not currently cleared to compete, and will be absent for the remainder of the Road to Destruction tour. We apologize to fans who were looking forward to seeing Kanemaru wrestle, and appreciate your understanding.

Kanemaru will be replaced by TAKA Michinoku in matches for the remainder of the tour.

Boltin Oleg, who was removed from cards this past weekend due to an infection in his left wrist, is now cleared to return, and will be in action from Thursday’s non-televised live event in Shizuoka.

NJPW joins fans in continuing to wish Kanemaru a speedy, full recovery.

At the conclusion of the Destruction tour on October 9th, there are going to be multiple championship bouts and the latest announcement was that IMPACT Wrestling’s Josh Alexander, Chris Sabin and IMPACT World Champion Alex Shelley are going to challenge Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tomohiro Ishii for the NEVER 6-Man Tag Titles.