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Details On NJPW’s Decision To Cancel Show, Wrestler Tests Negative For COVID-19 Despite Fever


NJPW was forced to cancel night eleven of their Summer Struggle series at the last minute when one of the wrestlers felt sick and had a fever. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that the decision to cancel was made immediately after the news and everyone who paid to attend was sent home with refunds. The wrestler was taken from the arena in Uwajima by two staff members, who drove him to Tokyo. A plastic sheet was placed in the car as he was transported to a COVID-19 testing site for several tests.

When the show was announced as cancelled, the fans were said to be ‘very, very supportive’. Company officials expected them to be upset or disappointed and were surprised by the support. The fans appreciated the company sticking to their decision to put the safety of everyone first.

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