Royal Quest II card changes after JONAH cannot travel due to Hurricane Ian

New Japan Pro Wrestling has stated that the Australian-born wrestler is off the UK event

Photo Courtesy: New Japan Pro-Wrestling

New Japan Pro Wrestling announced on Saturday morning that JONAH will not appear at Royal Quest II in London due to travel issues related to Hurricane Ian.

The 34-year-old was scheduled to take part in a tag match, teaming with Bad Dude Tito against the team of Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii on night 1 of the two-day event tonight.

The Australian-born wrestler, formerly known as Bronson Reed in NXT, was then set to face Ishii again in a singles match tomorrow night.

JONAH took to Twitter to comment:

Sorry to all the fans attending. Everyone knows the UK is special for me and I love to wrestle there. It was out of my hands. Blame IAN! I was looking forward to stomping Mr potato head in front of you all! I’ll make sure I’m back in LONDON soon enough!

On its official website, NJPW apologized to fans and announced that JONAH’s place in tonight’s tag match would be taken by Zak Knight. Ishii will face an unnamed mystery opponent tomorrow.

Updated card:

Night 1

  • IWGP Tag Team Championship: FTR vs. Aussie Open
  • Will Ospreay vs. Shota Umino
  • Hikuleo, Jado, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Tama Tonga vs. Gedo, Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson, and Jay White
  • Tomohiro Ishii and Kazuchika Okada vs. Zak Knight and Bad Dude Tito
  • Hiromu Takahashi, SANADA, and Tetsuya Naito vs. DOUKI, El Desperado, and Zack Sabre Jr.
  • Gideon Grey and The Great-O-Khan vs. Ricky Knight Jr. and Michael Oku
  • Kanji and Jazzy Gabert vs. Alex Windsor and Ava White
  • Gabriel Kidd vs. Dan Moloney

Night 2

  • Tetsuya Natio vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
  • Hikuelo,Tama Tonga, and Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson, and Jay White
  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Bad Dude Tito
  • Tomohiro Ishii vs. X
  • Gabriel Kidd, Shota Umino, Ricky Knight Jr., and FTR vs. Gideon Grey, Great-O-Khan, Will Ospreay, and Aussie Open
  • IWGP Women’s Championship tournament: Jazzy Gabert vs. Ava White
  • Hiromu Takahashi and SANADA vs. Ethan Allen and Luke Jacobs
  • DOUKI and El Desperado vs. Michael Oku and Robbie X
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