The injury woes continue for New Japan Pro Wrestling after Hiromu Takahashi missed Saturday’s Road to Castle Attack event.
NJPW announced that Takahashi sustained a left shoulder injury and was removed from Saturday’s card in Yamagata. Takahashi was scheduled to team with Shingo Takagi against El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori. Instead, Takagi faced Yujiro, and ELP & Ishimori took on Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura.
It is unknown the extent of the injury of if Takahashi will miss any more dates.
This tour has also seen Tetsuya Naito removed from several shows due to a knee injury, and Yuto Nakashima is off the tour due to an elbow injury.
Due to damage to the building from the recent earthquake, Sunday’s NJPW show in Fukushima was canceled and the tour resumes on Monday at Korakuen Hall.
The card in Yamagata on Saturday drew an announced attendance of 754 with the following results:
*El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori over Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura in 7:17
*Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & Tiger Mask over Guerrilla of Destiny & Jado in 9:12
*Will Ospreay, The Great O-Khan & Jeff Cobb over Hiroshi Tanahashi, Satoshi Kojima & Gabriel Kidd in 11:43
*Shingo Takagi over Yujiro in 11:10
*Kota Ibushi & Tomoaki Honma over SANADA & BUSHI in 9:43
*Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, SHO & Toru Yano over EVIL, Jay White, Chase Owens & Gedo in 14:35