NJPW resuming live events on May 22

New Japan Pro-Wrestling is going to be resuming live events this weekend following a state of emergency in some areas of the country

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There was a state of emergency in some areas of Japan because of a rise of COVID-19 cases. Many companies and promotions either cancelled or postponed their forthcoming shows.

New Japan Pro-Wrestling announced that they are going to resume live events on Saturday, May 22nd. That first show back is scheduled to be held in Nagoya and the 5/24, 5/25 and 5/26 shows are taking place at Korakuen Hall.

On May 9th, New Japan released the information that there were seven positive COVID cases in addition to the two that were announced earlier that week. Those talents have shown minor or no symptoms and have been in quarantine.

The company was going to present their Wrestle Grand Slam show from Yokohama Stadium on May 15th. There was a Tokyo Dome show scheduled for May 29th as well but both of those events were postponed. Kazuchika Okada was set to challenge Will Ospreay for the IWGP World Heavyweight Title at the Tokyo Dome show.

As the match cards are pushed out for the forthcoming NJPW events, POST Wrestling will continue to update you on the matter.

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