New Japan Pro-Wrestling has announced in the last hours the cancellation of two of his upcoming shows. The Japanese wrestling company has confirmed that Sakura Genesis, a show that was going to be held on March 31 at the Sumo Hall, and the first day of Road To Dontaku, a show that was going to be held on April 11, finally will not take place.
“We deeply apologize to the fans who were expecting these events. Ultimately, the health and safety of our fans, wrestlers, and staff, as well as society in general, is our greatest concern, and we will make announcements about the events scheduled afterward. April 11 after careful monitoring of this developing situation, “the company said in a press release.
The cancellation of Sakura Genesis is, to a greater extent, Due to the absence of the New Japan Cup, the tournament that gave rise to the show that was to be held at the end of the month. New Japan Pro-Wrestling had a build issue for Sakura Genesis, which has determined that the show will not take place. It should also be remembered that NJPW has a public attendance generally superior to other companies, which makes it more difficult to control the public in conditions.
The steps NJPW is taking are contrary to other companies in Japan that have resumed business with the public. Last weekend we reported STARDOM and DDT made their return to normal. In fact, today AJPW has performed a show in front of 1200 spectators. As a preventive measure, these companies announced that fans attending their events would be subject to temperature control and would have to wear masks, previously distributed.
Japan continues its battle against coronavirusBut it is one of the countries that has best tackled the problem in recent weeks. Currently, there are 1,101 confirmed cases of which 825 are still active. The virus has caused 41 deaths in the country and there are a total of 235 recovered.