Tetsuya Naito off 2/19 & 2/20 NJPW Road to Castle Attack shows due to injury

New Japan Pro-Wrestling made the announcement that Tetsuya Naito will not be competing on the 2/19 and 2/20 NJPW shows due to injury.

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At the start of today’s NJPW Road to Castle Attack show at Korakuen Hall, Tetsuya Naito addressed the crowd in attendance and stated that due to a knee injury, he would not be competing on the show. NJPW posted an update to their official website and noted that Naito is also off the 2/19 and 2/20 Road to Castle Attack shows because of that right knee injury.

Match cards for those respective shows were altered because of Naito not being able to compete and here are the changes:

Friday February 19

* ORIGINAL: BUSHI, Hiromu Takahashi & SANADA vs Yujiro Takahashi, El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori
– BUSHI & SANADA vs Yujiro Takahashi & Taiji Ishimori

* ORIGINAL: SHO, Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii & Kazuchika Okada vs EVIL, Jay White, Chase Owens & Dick Togo
– Tomoaki Honma & Kota Ibushi vs Hiromu Takahashi & Shingo Takagi

* ORIGINAL: Tomoaki Honma & Kota Ibushi vs Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi
– SHO, Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii & Kazuchika Okada vs EVIL, Jay White, Chase Owens & Dick Togo

 

Saturday February 20

* ORIGINAL: BUSHI, Hiromu Takahashi & Shingo Takagi vs Yujiro Takahashi, El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori
– Hiromu Takahashi & Shingo Takagi vs Yujiro Takahashi & El Phantasmo

* ORIGINAL: SHO, Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii & Kazuchika Okada vs EVIL, Jay White, Chase Owens & Gedo
– Tomoaki Honma & Kota Ibushi vs BUSHI & SANADA

* ORIGINAL: Tomoaki Honma & Kota Ibushi vs Tetsuya Naito & SANADA
– SHO, Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii & Kazuchika Okada vs EVIL, Jay White, Chase Owens & Gedo

Naito is scheduled to challenge Kota Ibushi for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship at the conclusion of the Castle Attack tour on 2/28.

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