Naoya Nomura tests positive for COVID-19, pulled from AJPW Royal Road tournament semifinal

Nomura was scheduled to face Jake Lee in the semifinals of the Royal Road tournament, but was pulled due to testing positive for COVID

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Changes made to the AJPW Royal Road semifinals.

All Japan Pro Wrestling is nearing the conclusion of their 2022 Royal Road tournament. In the semifinals rounds, Jake Lee was supposed to face Naoya Nomura and on the other side of the bracket, Kento Miyahara is scheduled to take on Yuji Nagata.

It has been announced that Naoya Nomura tested positive for COVID-19 and as a result, he has been pulled from his semifinal match on August 20th against Lee. In his place, Takao Omori, who lost to Nomura in the second round is taking the vacant slot in the semifinals.

The winners of those two respective matches will meet on the same day to determine the tournament winner. Korakuen Hall is hosting that show.

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