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NJPW cancels all events until May 4

This is the fourth round of event closures announced by the company.

NJPW has announced the cancellation of all live events from now until May 4, including Wrestling Dontaku 2020. This is the fourth round of cancellations the company has announced since the global COVID-19 pandemic began.

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“In response to the continuing Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, and in light of state of emergency measures across Japan announced on April 7, New Japan Pro-Wrestling has arrived at the decision to cancel all events that were scheduled up to and including Wrestling Dontaku 2020 on May 3 & 4,” said NJPW in an announcement.

The company also shared in their statement that they are exploring the possibility of holding matches without fans in attendance; much like WWE and AEW are actively doing with their weekly television shows Raw, SmackDown, NXT, and Dynamite.

Below is a full list of the events that are covered by today’s cancellations:

(Sakura Genesis 2020 Tuesday March 31 refund procedure) 

Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2020

Saturday April 11 Sagamihara City Gymnasium (Sagamihara Gion Arena), Kanagawa (Refund procedure)

Sunday April 12 Act city Hamamatsu, Shizuoka

Monday April 13 Aimesse Yamanashi

Wednesday April 15 Fukui Prefecture Industrial Hall・ #1 Hall

Thursday April 16 Ishikawa Prefecture Industrial Pavilion Hall 3 (Refund procedure April 12-16)

Saturday April 18 Tokkei Security Hiratsuka General Gymnasium, Kanagawa (Refund procedure)

Sunday April 19 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo

Monday April 20 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo

Tuesday April 21 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo

Thursday April 23 Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium #2 (EDION Arena Osaka)

Friday April 24 Kobe Sanbo Hall, Hyogo

Saturday April 25 Uwajima City Overall Gymnasium, Ehime

Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2020 Aki no Kuni Sengoku Emaki

Monday April 27 Uwajima City Overall Gymnasium, Hiroshima

Wrestling Satsuma no Kuni

Wednesday April 29, Kagoshima Arena

Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2020

Thursday April 30 Grand Messe Kumamoto

Friday May 1 Beppu B-Con Plaza, Oita

Wrestling Dontaku 2020

Sunday May 3 Fukuoka Convention Center

Monday May 4 Fukuoka Convention Center


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