New Japan Pro-Wrestling Cancels 11 Events In March Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

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New Japan Pro-Wrestling‘s calendar looks a lot different today due to the company canceling eleven total events due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.

New Japan posted the following statement about canceling the events, originally scheduled to take place between March 1-15:

In light of recommendations made on February 26 by the Japanese Ministry of Health connected to the new Coronavirus COVID-19, New Japan Pro-Wrestling has arrived at the decision to cancel all live events scheduled between Sunday March 1 and Sunday March 15.

Further announcements will be made at a later date. All ticket holders will be refunded. Please check njpw1972.com and social media in the coming days for details on the refund procedure.

NJPW has reached this difficult decision after careful consideration. Ultimately, the health and safety of our fans, staff and wrestlers is our highest concern. We remain deeply appreciative of your support of New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

The following live events are affected by the cancellation:

Anniversary Tour

Sunday, March 1: Mito Municipal Gymnasium, Ibaraki

Monday, March 2: Big Palette Fukushima

Anniversary Event

Tuesday, March 3: Ota City Gymnasium, Tokyo

New Japan Cup

Wednesday, March 4: Korakuen Hall, Tokyo

Saturday, March 7: Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium

Sunday, March 8: Baycom Gymnasium, Hyogo

Monday, March 9: Kochi Prefectural Gymnasium

Tuesday, March 10: ZIP Arena Okayama

Thursday, March 12: Korakuen Hall, Tokyo

Friday, March 13: Korakuen Hall, Tokyo

Saturday, March 14: Makuhari Messe, Chiba

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