NJPW’s Alex Coughlin & Yuto Nakashima injured, DOUKI & YOH sidelined due to COVID protocols

New Japan Pro-Wrestling provides an update on four of their talents and how their absences changes the upcoming New Japan Road cards

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Changes made to upcoming New Japan Road shows.

As New Japan Pro-Wrestling is inching closer to the start of the G1 Climax 32 tournament, they are wrapping up the New Japan Road tour.

Match cards for the remainder of the tour have been altered as Alex Coughlin and Yuto Nakashima are injured and DOUKI and YOH are out via COVID protocols. Coughlin is dealing with a left calf muscle injury and Nakashima has a left elbow injury.

YOH did test positive for COVID, but he has been self isolating and is going to be cleared for the July 5th show during which he’ll be teaming with Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI to challenge for the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships.

DOUKI came into contact with a COVID infected party and is self isolating. The following changes have been made to the July 3rd-5th shows:

SUNDAY July 3rd

Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs Ryohei Oiwa & Yuto Nakashima -> Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs Ryohei Oiwa & X

Alex Coughlin, Clark Connors & The DKC vs Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & Shingo Takagi -> Yuji Nagata, Clark Connors & The DKC vs Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & Shingo Takagi

YOH, Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & Toru Yano vs EVIL, Dick Togo, Yujiro Takahashi & SHO -> Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & Toru Yano vs EVIL, Dick Togo & Yujiro Takahashi

Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii vs Taichi & DOUKI ->Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii vs Taichi & TAKA Michinoku

MONDAY JULY 4

Yuto Nakashima vs Yoshinobu Kanemaru ->X vs TAKA Michinoku

Alex Coughlin, Clark Connors & The DKC vs Taichi, El Desperado & DOUKI ->Yuji Nagata, Clark Connors & The DKC vs Taichi, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru

YOH, Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & Toru Yano vs EVIL,Dick Togo, Yujiro Takahashi & SHO ->Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & Toru Yano vs EVIL, Dick Togo & Yujiro Takahashi

TUESDAY JULY 5

Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Yuto Nakashima ->Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs Hiroyoshi Tenzan & X

Alex Coughlin, Clark Connors & The DKC vs Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii & Alex Zayne ->Yuji Nagata, Clark Connors & The DKC vs Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii & Alex Zayne

Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, SANADA, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI vs Taichi, Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & DOUKI ->Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, SANADA, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI vs Taichi, Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & TAKA Michinoku

On July 3rd, both KUSHIDA and KENTA are making their in-ring returns.

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