Acting under the latest recommendations laid out by the Japanese Ministry of Health, New Japan Pro-Wrestling has arrived at the decision to cancel Sakura Genesis, which was scheduled to take place Tuesday, March 31 in Ryogoku Sumo Hall, and the Road to Dontaku event that was scheduled to take place in Sagamihara on  Saturday, April 11.

We deeply apologise to fans who were looking forward to these events. Ultimately, the health and safety of our fans, wrestlers and staff, as well as society at large is our utmost concern, and we will make announcements about events scheduled after April 11 upon careful monitoring of this developing situation.

We will soon announce refund procedures for the affected events. Programs like the NJPW Together Project will continue to see wrestlers and staff come together to bring the best possible content to fans while we eagerly await the opportunity to entertain live crowds once more. 

As the world continues to grapple with the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the resulting disruption is still having an effect on wrestling events across the globe. Today, New Japan Pro Wrestling announced, as quoted above, the cancellation of their Sakura Genesis show, due to take place on 31st March in Tokyo.

Also cancelled is the first night of the Road to Wrestling Dontaku tour, which was due to take place on 11th April in Kanagawa. All affected fans will be issued a refund for purchased tickets.

In the meantime, NJPW are running a series of original programming under their ‘NJPW Together‘ banner, including a newly-announced documentary surrounding Hiromu Takahashi’s return from the severe neck injury he obtained in 2018.

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