NJPW releases COVID protocols for Wrestle Grand Slam at Tokyo Dome

The "infection prevention measures" have been put out for New Japan Pro-Wrestling's Wrestle Grand Slam show at Tokyo Dome

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New Japan Pro-Wrestling had to cancel their May 8th, 10th and 11th shows at Korakuen Hall due to the state of emergency in areas of Japan. There was a rise in COVID-19 cases. Those show dates were a part of the Road to Wrestle Grand Slam tour which leads to the Wrestle Grand Slam events on May 15th at Yokohama Stadium and May 29th at the Tokyo Dome.

For the Tokyo Dome show, NJPW put out a list of protocols that they are putting in place for the event.

  • Tokyo Dome has a structure with extremely high ventilation performance because it constantly takes in and discharges a large amount of fresh outside air. Furthermore, we are currently strengthening countermeasures by ventilating 1.5 times as much as usual.
  • Avoiding crowds after the event. We recommend using the next station on your way home to avoid congestion at the nearest stations. There are many stations around Tokyo Dome that can be used within a 10 to 15 minute walk. In addition to walking, there are other means of transportation such as Toei Bus (near Kasuga Station, bound for Ueno Station, etc.) and share cycle (charged).
  • If you do not cooperate with our box office management in accordance with the “New Coronavirus Infectious Disease Control Policy at Boxing”, we will refuse admission.


Already scheduled for the 5/29 Wrestle Grand Slam event is Kazuchika Okada challenging for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. The current champion Will Ospreay has a title defense against Shingo Takagi at Wrestling Dontaku on the road to Tokyo Dome.

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