With the news of Japan’s extension of its state of emergency, NJPW has postponed its Wrestle Grand Slam events that were scheduled for later this month.
The company was scheduled for two stadium cards beginning with a card at Yokohama Stadium on May 15th followed by a return to the Tokyo Dome on May 29th. The latter card was scheduled to be headlined by a Wrestle Kingdom rematch between Will Ospreay and Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.
On Friday May 7, the Japanese government announced an extension to the state of emergency currently in place in Tokyo and other prefectures. In light of this announcement, as well as current COVID-19 infection status, and in order to prevent any potential further spread of the virus, New Japan Pro-Wrestling has arrived at the decision to postpone the Wrestle Grand Slam events in Yokohama Stadium and the Tokyo Dome previously scheduled for May 15 and 29 respectively. NJPW is finalizing new dates for the shows.
NJPW deeply apologizes to all fans looking forward to these events for the inconvenience and disappointment caused.
New dates for both events are currently being finalized. More information will follow as soon as it becomes available.
All tickets for both events will be valid. Please retain your ticket. Any ticket holder who cannot attend at the rescheduled dates will be eligible for a refund.
At present, we ask for your understanding and patience until rescheduled dates are confirmed. Keep checking back on njpw1972.com for further information on Wrestle Grand Slam as well as other events on the NJPW schedule going forward.
The ongoing state of emergency affecting Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo has been extended until May 31st with Aichi and Fukuoka added to the list of affected areas.
Earlier this week, NJPW revealed that two performers tested positive for COVID-19.