New Japan Pro Wrestling issued the following press release announcing the cancellation of several events in March due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The promotion states that the Ministry of Health recommended that they discontinue all shows between March 1st and March 15th. This includes eight shows connected with their annual New Japan Cup tournament, as well their yearly Anniversary Tour in Ibaraki, Fukushima, and Tokyo. All fans will be refunded. Check out the details below.
In light of recommendations made on February 26 by the Japanese Ministry of Health connected to the new Coronavirus COVID-19, New Japan Pro-Wrestling has arrived at the decision to cancel all live events scheduled between Sunday March 1 and Sunday March 15.
Further announcements will be made at a later date. All ticket holders will be refunded. Please check njpw1972.com and social media in the coming days for details on the refund procedure.
NJPW has reached this difficult decision after careful consideration. Ultimately, the health and safety of our fans, staff and wrestlers is our highest concern. We remain deeply appreciative of your support of New Japan Pro-Wrestling.
The following events are affected by today's decision:
Sunday March 1: Mito Municipal Gymnasium, Ibaraki
Monday March 2: Big Palette Fukushima
Tuesday March 3: Ota City Gymnasium, Tokyo
New Japan Cup
Wednesday March 4: Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Saturday March 7: Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
Sunday March 8: Baycom Gymnasium, Hyogo
Monday March 9: Kochi Prefectural Gymnasium
Tuesday March 10: ZIP Arena Okayama
Thursday March 12: Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Friday March 13: Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Saturday March 14: Makuhari Messe, Chiba
NJPW isn't the only promotion that was forced to cancel shows. STARDOM tweeted out last week that they would also be canceling several events. You can see those below.
Due to the current Coronavirus situation in Japan, the following precautionary measures are being taken:— We Are Stardom (@we_are_stardom) February 18, 2020
2.19 Mayu Iwatani Birthday Fan Event - cancelled
2.20 Fan signing event - cancelled
2.20 Press conference - will be held, but no fans in attendance
1 of 3
2.22 Osaka show - cancelled— We Are Stardom (@we_are_stardom) February 18, 2020
2.23 Nagoya show - cancelled
2.29 Shinkiba show - cancelled
3.8 Korakuen Hall show - will be held, Empty Arena (no fans in attendance)
3.14 Osaka Day and Night shows - cancelled
2 of 3
Refunds to these shows are available. If you are from a foreign country and have tickets, please email [email protected] and we will help you resolve your case as efficiently as possible.— We Are Stardom (@we_are_stardom) February 18, 2020
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
3 of 3