YOH pulled from the show as a precautionary measure.
Coming up this weekend for New Japan Pro-Wrestling is their New Beginning in Sapporo events and on February 5th, YOH is challenging Hiromu Takahashi for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship.
YOH was scheduled to be part of a 10-man tag match at the Road to New Beginning event on 1/31, but was pulled as he is dealing with a fever. NJPW noted that YOH tested negative in his antigen test and was pulled as a precautionary measure.
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He was scheduled to team with Togi Makabe, Shota Umino, Ryusuke Taguchi and IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada to face Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi, Shingo Takagi, SANADA & BUSHI).
YOH and BUSHI were removed from the lineup and it was converted into an eight-man tag.