KENTA has been pulled from night three of Wrestle Kingdom 16 after he suffered several injuries in his night two match.
New Japan Pro Wrestling took to Twitter on Thursday night, announcing that KENTA suffered a dislocated left hip, a broken nose, tendon damage to his finger, and severe lacerations in his match against Hiroshi Tanahashi. Due to this, he will not compete at Saturday night’s event.
You can check out the official announcement below:
KENTA Injured, to Miss January 8 Event
After his match on January 5 in the Tokyo Dome, KENTA has sustained a dislocated left hip, a broken nose, tendon damage to his finger, and severe lacerations to his back.
As a result, he will not be cleared to participate at Wrestle Kingdom 16 in Yokohama Arena Saturday January 8. We apologise to fans who were looking forward to seeing KENTA wrestle, and appreciate your understanding.
KENTA was scheduled to team with Takashi Sugiura and Kazushi Sakuraba on the card. There will now be a mystery partner for Sugiura-Gun.
We join fans in wishing the best to KENTA for a speedy recovery.
After his Wrestle Kingdom match, KENTA sustained a dislocated left hip, broken nose, tendon damage in his finger and severe lacerations.
As a result, he can not compete January 8.
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) January 7, 2022