New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) star Kazuchika Okada recently spoke to NJPW.com to discuss several professional wrestling topics. During the show, Okada talked about missing wrestling amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
Here’s what he had to say:
Obviously, I miss it. I just want to wrestle! I don’t go down to the Dojo all that much, but I went the other day. It was weird getting in the ring there. I really strongly felt that. Maybe it’s a bit melodramatic to say ‘I can’t go on without this’ but it’s that kind of feeling. Yeah. It’s not just us, of course. It’s baseball, it’s soccer, it’s concerts.
In the situation we’re in, we have to cancel or postpone anything that has people gathering in large numbers, and there’s nothing we can do about that. We can’t just keep going because people seem healthy enough, because we could end up spreading this without knowing it. If one of our wrestlers gets it, they could carry it with them without even knowing. We kind of have to accept this for what it is, but we have to be ready for when we come back, to really show the power that professional wrestling has again.
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— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) March 21, 2020