Hiroshi Tanahashi Injured, Removed from Road to Wrestling Dontaku Tour

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New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) has announced that Hiroshi Tanahashi is injured and will not be featured on the Road to Wrestling Dontaku Tour, or Wrestling Dontaku itself. NJPW notes that a left elbow injury is the blame for the move.

Also missing those dates will be Hiroyoshi Tenzan, who is recovering from a knee injury. Both are set for rehabilitation and evaluations, with no return dates issued as of this writing. NJPW also revealed the matches for their next tour, which begins on April 13.

Check them out here:

4/20 in Nagoya on Sengoku Lord


  • Juice Robinson vs. Bad Luck Fale for the US Championship
  • Kota Ibushi vs. Zack Sabre Jr. for the IC Championship

4/22 in Tokyo Korakuen Hall – Road to Wrestling Donkatu


  • Ryusuke Taguchi, Toru Yano and Togi Makabe vs. Hikuleo and Guerillas of Destiny for the Never Openweight 6 Man Titles

4/24 in Tokyo Korakuen Hall – Road to Wrestling Donkatu

  • Jushin Thunder Liger 30th Anniversary Match:
  • Taguchi, Tiger Mask and Liger vs. El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Minoru Suzuki

4/26 in Hiroshima – Road to Wrestling Donkatu 

  • Sho and Yo vs. Shingo Takagi and BUSHI for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championships

4/29 in Kumamoto 


  • Juice Robinson vs. Chase Owens in a non title match
  • Guerillas of Destiny vs. Yano and Makabe for the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships.
  • Jay White vs. Hiroko Goto in a special match

5/3 in Fukuoka – Wrestling Dontaku 


  • Tomohiro Ishii and Kazuchika Okada vs. EVIL and Sanada in a Special Tag Match
  • Jeff Cobb vs. Taichi for the NEVER Openweight Championship
  • Dragon Lee vs. Taiji Ishimori for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship

5/4 in Fukuoka – Wrestling Dontaku 

  • Will Ospreay and Dragon Lee vs. Taiji Ishimori and Mystery partner
  • Ishii vs. EVIL in a special match
  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Sanada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship

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