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:
Sunday, March 1: Mito Municipal Gymnasium, Ibaraki
Monday, March 2: Big Palette Fukushima
Tuesday, March 3: Ota City Gymnasium, Tokyo
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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