Michael Elgin won’t be competing at Wrestle Kingdom 13. New Japan Pro-Wrestling announced that he will be out of their biggest yearly event on their official website earlier today. He’ll be replaced in the pre-show gauntlet match for NEVER openweight 6-man tag team championship by Yuji Nagata (who will join David Finlay and Jeff Cobb). Nagata is a two time IWGP Heavyweight Champion and is a living legend.
The reason for the removal is because Elgin suffered a left knee injury that will require surgery. He’s expected to have the procedure soon, but will miss the card as a result.
We here at WrestleZone wish Elgin a speedy recovery.