Will Ospreay, Tatsumi Fujinami test positive for COVID-19, off NJPW Wrestling Dontaku

Due to a positive COVID test, both Will Ospreay and Tatsumi Fujinami are off NJPW's Wrestling Dontaku show

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Fujinami to miss two events due to COVID.

68-year-old Tatsumi Fujinami wrestled several matches for New Japan Pro-Wrestling over the past two years; three of which took place in 2022. He was going to be in the opener of Wrestling Dontaku on May 1st as a part of a team with Shingo Takagi and BUSHI and they were set to take on Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi and TAKA Michinoku. A mystery partner for Shingo and BUSHI is now listed on the bill for Wrestling Dontaku.

Fujinami tested positive for COVID and is off the show. The news was broken via the Twitter account of Fujinami’s Dradition Pro-Wrestling promotion. In addition to the New Japan show, Fujinami was scheduled for a ‘HEAT UP’ event on May 2nd but is no longer competing at that event.

Important Notice】Tatsumi Fujinami tested positive for Coronavirus.

Fujinami will not participate in the New Japan Pro-Wrestling Fukuoka event on May 1 and the Heat Up Korakuen event on May 2. We are very sorry to all those who were looking forward to Fujinami’s matches.

Will Ospreay tested positive for COVID as well. He was scheduled to compete against Hiroshi Tanahashi at Wrestling Dontaku for the vacant IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Championship. Filling in for Ospreay in the match is Tomohiro Ishii.

Fujinami was last in action at ZERO1’s 4/10 event where he teamed with his son LEONA. Those two were supposed to team up again at the HEAT UP show.

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