AEW requested Yuka Sakazaki for next week, Tokyo Joshi Pro pulls her from 5/5 show

Yuka Sakazaki is coming back to AEW on short notice. She has been pulled from Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling's upcoming show on May 5th

Photo Courtesy: All Elite Wrestling

Yuka Sakazaki returning to AEW.

Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling made the announcement that Yuka Sakazaki has been pulled from May 5th show.

Earlier this week, All Elite Wrestling reached out and asked if Sakazaki could be at an event next week. They informed Yuka that she had been requested by AEW and the decision to make the trip to the U.S. was made on short notice.

Below is the official announcement which reads that Sakazaki will still be able to defend the Princess Tag Titles with Mizuki on May 3rd:

Thank you for your continued support of Tokyo Women’s Pro Wrestling.

Yuka Sakazaki will not be able to attend the May 3 event at Ryogoku KFC Hall and the May 5 event at EDION Arena Osaka.

Earlier this week, AEW requested Sakazaki to participate in a match next week. After informing her of her domestic schedule and discussing the timing of his trip to the U.S., the decision to participate in AEW was made on short notice.

We deeply apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to the fans who were looking forward to Sakazaki’s sales event and the match in Osaka. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Fans who purchased tickets for May 3 and 5 in advance will receive a cash refund on the day of the event.

In the event that Sakazaki successfully defends her Princess Tag Team Title on May 3, another wrestler will take her place in the announced 8-woman tag team match.

We apologize again for Sakazaki’s sudden absence and ask for your understanding.

Sakazaki wrestled seven times for AEW in 2021 with her most recent match taking place on Dark: Elevation in July. AEW matches featuring DDT and Tokyo Joshi Pro talents are going to be added to the WRESTLE UNIVERSE streaming service.

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