After having several wrestlers pulled from NJPW’s Summer Struggle show due to COVID-19, many changes have been made to the card. Due to COVID protocol-related withdrawals, Gedo and Dick Togo will no longer be facing Roppongi 3K, a match that is now a double forfeit since the former team is missing the event and Roppongi 3K fell apart on Monday.
Therefore, NJPW has released a full statement regarding the event and the updated card, which you can check out below:
Wrestlers absent due to COVID protocols; changes made to August 17 card
Thank you for your support of New Japan Pro-Wrestling.
On Sunday August 15, Shingo Takagi and BUSHI presented with a fever on arrival at a live event in Shizuoka. In accordance with NJPW’s COVID-19 protocols, both wrestlers did not compete on the card and have undertaken PCR tests. Both continue to be absent from live events while awaiting results, while contacts are also absent as a precautionary measure.
We apologise for any disappointment and concern caused, and appreciate your understanding.
The following changes have been made to tonight’s card.
Toru Yano, Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi & Jado
Tomoaki Honma vs Great-O-Khan
Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & BUSHI vs Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI
Toru Yano & Togi Makabe vs Chase Owens & Jado
SHO & YOH vs Dick Togo & Gedo
Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr, Minoru Suzuki & DOUKI
As a result of their absence, Gedo and Dick Togo forfeit their Super Jr. Tag League match. Far East Connection end the league at 0-5. Additionally, Roppongi 3K have dissolved as a team and therefore tonight’s planned Far East Connection vs Roppongi 3K match is a double forfeit, both teams finishing the league at zero points.